BlackBoard Learn

Blackboard Workshops 
Blackboard on computer

There are two versions of the required Blackboard training for any use of Blackboard at the College:

Web-enhanced, Blended or Fully Online. Either workshop allows the use of Blackboard in Web-enhanced classes and one or the other is also a pre-requisite for Blended and Virtual Certification. Faculty can choose either workshop; however if someone is new to online learning, BBL30000 - Blackboard Introduction is recommended.

Finding Blackboard Workshops

Workshop links are listed below. The links will take you to the MDConnect login page, then directly to the workshop listing to enroll.  (On Campus or VPN only)  You can also logon and search for other listings including advanced topics.

  1. Log on to (from on-campus)
  2. Click the Learning Dashboard Tab
  3. Click Find Learning (left side of screen under Quick Links)
  4. Type Blackboard in the Key Word field
  5. To enroll in any of the current workshops, click the Enroll button

BBL3001 - Blackboard Learn Essentials

The fully online Blackboard Essentials will cover the basics of using Blackboard as an instructor and is a pre-requisite for other workshops such as Blended Strategies and Virtual College Certification. It will be open entry/open exit and will be available for the full semester. Although the workshop is self-paced, there will be a Question and Answer Discussion board that will be monitored for anyone needing assistance.  

BBL3001-85   Blackboard Essentials - Online/Self-paced version runs all semester.  
Registration open from 1/16/2018 - 4/20/2018

Blackboard Essentials Blended (2 Hours In-Classroom, 1 Hour Online):

 Code Title Type Start Date Location
BBL3001- 86 Blackboard Essentials Blended 1/18/2018 Hialeah Campus
BBL3001- 87 Blackboard Essentials Blended 2/15/2018 North Campus
BBL3001- 88 Blackboard Essentials Blended 3/13/2018 InterAmerican Campus
BBL3001- 89 Blackboard Essentials Blended 4/13/2018 Kendall Campus

BBL3000 - Blackboard Learn: Introduction for Instructors

This 15-hour workshop will provide a comprehensive introduction to Blackboard Learn. Modules include: Navigation; Building Content; Communication and Collaboration; Assessment and Gradebook. This workshop also provides instructors practice using the LMS as a student. Modules and discussions are facilitated and sessions are scheduled monthly.

Blackboar Learn Introduction Scheduled Sessions:

Class  Code Title Type Start Date
BBL3000- 26 Blackboard Introduction Fully Online 1/16/2018
BBL3000- 27 Blackboard Introduction Fully Online 2/2/2018
BBL3000- 28 Blackboard Introduction Fully Online 3/5/2018
BBL3000- 29 Blackboard Introduction Fully Online 4/5/2018

Blackboard Learn Intermediate/Advanced Topics

(BBL3000 or BBL3001 are pre-requisites)

Grade Center and Advanced Assessment Sessions can be located by following the Find Blackboard Workshop instructions listed at the top of this page.

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Open Lab hours and locations

This page is maintained by It was last updated 1/10/2018

Blackboard HELP

Getting help with Blackboard Learn is as easy as 1,  2,  3 
  1. Attend a  Intro, Essentials or Topic Workshop
  2. Visit a CIOL Lab on any Campus or make an appointment with an Instructional Designer 
  3. See MDC Handouts as well as  Resources below

CIOL provides a variety of face-to-face Orientation sessions, Workshops,  and one-on-one Consultations to support the faculty using Blackboard.  See links below for more information

Instructional Designers:

Victor Nwankwo - Wolfson/Medical -
Chris Cruz - North/West -
Bertha Sanchez - Kendall/Homestead -
Denise Eaton - InterAmerican/Hialeah- 

Blackboard Learn - Handouts, Links and Videos

Blackboard YouTube Playlists

Blackboard Help by Topic - Start Here - Videos, Screenshots and more

Recorded Bb Webinars for MDC


Blackboard Learn Ondemand Learning Center  -   This website is full of short videos and handouts for Blackboard Learn.     
Feature Showcase - Easy to read interactive display of top features
Mobile Features - Discussions, Email, Content and more.   See features
Latest Features - New release 8/14
Innovative Teaching Series -The program consists of free weekly faculty training webinars that are taught by faculty and supported by Blackboard experts. Webinars are also recorded.    Tracks include Getting Started, Collaboration and Assessing Learners
Faculty Success Center   Up-to-date information from Blackboard  including FAQs, and quick videos, training programs and more. 
Cohort Programs -  Programs run from 4 to 6 weeks and consist of virtual sychronous and asychronus collaboration. 

Resources from other Colleges and Universities

USC Bb Help - Good Resource for Faculty Using Blackboard - 


Parker Badges - example (Chrome or Firefox required) 



Techical Links 

Voice Authoring