Training Opportunities

You don't have to go it alone!! Let us help! Training in the use of Blackboard 9 and its new features, as well as the assistance in the transition of materials from Blackboard 8 to Blackboard 9 is offered in a variety of formats:

Workshops

Please check the workshop schedule calendar below! Click the link for the session you would like to attend and fill out the registration form!  All sessions for the week of January 9-13, 2012 will be held in the computer lab in Goodpaster Rm. 81.

Current Workshop Titles:

Blackboard 9: Five Essential Skills
A one hour "quick and dirty" approach to the essential tools for creating and modifying a Blackboard 9 course site.
Blackboard 9: Explore New Features
A one hour workshop focusing on the new tools in Blackboard 9: course blogs/wikis/journals, new Group tools and Grade Center features.  Come and learn how you can do more, and be more efficient in what you already do!
Blackboard9: From Syllabus to Grade Center
A one hour workshop focusing on how to turn the information on grading in your syllabus into a functional Grade Center that shares your grade information with your students, organizes your approach to sharing grades, and keeps your students updated throughout the semester.
Blackboard 9: Building a Course Site from Scratch
Designed for those new to Blackboard, or those who would like training "from the ground up", this two-hour workshop helps you build a course site step by step.  Using your syllabus as a guide to set up your course site, a systematic approach will help you create an organized, appealing site that reflects the way you teach and your students learn.

Blackboard Training


Want to register for a workshop? Just fill out this form to hold your seat!

Instructional Documents


The easiest way is to work through this wiki, starting with The Transition Process (or use the menu on the left panel of this page to go right to the topic you need). Created specifically for St. Mary's College by the Learning Technology Office, these documents will walk you through the transition process from Blackboard 8 to Blackboard 9:


Exporting a Course in Blackboard 8


Blackboard OnDemand Training Videos and Documents



Go to the web site http://ondemand.blackboard.com. Type keywords into the search bar to find task-specific help (adding content pages, creating assignments, etc.) in the form of videos and documents.
Blackboard 9 On Demand help search page

Individual Appointments

Please email Jennifer Wright at jcwright@smcm.edu to schedule one-on-one or small group sessions to address additional topics specific to your course.