Blackboard Training

Training Resources for Students


Quick Start Guides:
          - How to Login to Blackboard pdf (for Dual Enrollment Students)
          - How to Login to Blackboard (tutorial for Dual Enrollment)
          - How to Enter a Blackboard Course pdf (for Dual Enrollment Students)
          - How to Enter a Blackboard Course (tutorial for Dual Enrollment)
          - Announcements pdf
          - Access Course Syllabus pdf
          - Access Discussions pdf
          - Access Global Navigation Tool pdf
          - Access My Grades pdf
          - Create a Discussion Thread pdf
          - Identify Course Menu pdf
          - Locate a Course pdf
          - Reply to a Discussion Post pdf
          - Send Email pdf
          - Submitting Assignments pdf

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Training Resources for Faculty

Learning Management System Services (LMSS) offers TCC faculty several options for Blackboard training.


Personalized Blackboard Training

Whether you prefer one-on-one or group training, in-person or online, self-paced or facilitated - LMSS offers personalized Blackboard support, consultations, and training opportunities for faculty. See more details about our personalized, non-credit Blackboard training program. Request personalized, non-credit Blackboard training here.


Programmatic Blackboard Training

You can receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from our programmatic Blackboard training. View the April/May 2018 Faculty Blackboard Training Schedule.

Blackboard Training for TOP-ELITE Enrollment

LMSS offers Blackboard training for enrollment in TOP-ELITE. To request Blackboard training, click here.


Any Feedback and Suggestions on TCC Blackboard Training for Faculty? Contact Iris Wang, Coordinator of LMS Services, at iwang@tcc.edu.


April/May 2018 Blackboard Training Schedule

Blackboard Workshops


Blackboard Basics

The Blackboard Basics workshop is intended to cover all the basic features of Blackboard that an instructor could use. The instructor, in consultation with the trainer, will determine the specific features covered during the workshop. Following is a list of Blackboard features that can be part of the workshop: Manage My Blackboard Courses Box, Announcements, Course Content, Discussion Boards, Assessments, Grade Book, and Course Copying. 

​Date
​Time
​Location 
​Facilitator
​4/4
​12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
​Portsmouth BCTE
​Dave Hodge
​4/20
​1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
​Virginia Beach BCTE
​Dave Hodge

 

Topics In: Blackboard 

This 1-hour workshop followed by an optional 30-minute stay-and-play session to try things you learned explores any topic that is of interest to the faculty in attendance. We can cover anything from assignments, tests, due dates, learning tools, grade center, course management—the list is as limitless as your challenges.

​Date
​Time
​Location 
​Facilitator
​4/5
​4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
​Chesapeake BCTE
​Tom Feist
​4/17
​1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
​Norfolk BCTE
​Tom Feist

 

Blackboard Walk-ins

Do you prefer individually customized Blackboard support service?  Do you have specific Blackboard questions? Do you want to learn new or advanced Blackboard features? Come meet one-on-one with the Coordinator of LMS Services during a walk-in session. No registration is necessary. First come, first served.

Workshop

Date

Time

Location

Facilitator

Blackboard Walk-in Service

4/11

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Virginia Beach BCTE

Iris Wang

Blackboard Walk-in Service

4/23

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Portsmouth BCTE

Iris Wang

Blackboard Walk-in Service

5/1

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Norfolk BCTE

Iris Wang

Blackboard Walk-in Service

5/4

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Chesapeake BCTE

Iris Wang

 

March 2018 Blackboard Training Schedule

Blackboard Workshops

  • Workshop: Respondus
    In this workshop, participants will learn how to use Respondus to create tests, and to convert existing tests, into Blackboard’s test format. The test upload to Blackboard process will also be covered.

    Date, Time & Location: 3/7/2018, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Portsmouth BCTE
    Facilitator: Dave Hodge

  • Workshop: Blackboard Assignments
    In this workshop, participants will learn about the types of assignments in Blackboard, what the various configuration options mean, due dates, and how and why to use SafeAssign. Participants will also explore how grading options change what a student sees, and where and how those options display in My Grades.

    Date, Time & Location: 3/13/2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Chesapeake BCTE
    Facilitator: Tom Feist

  • Workshop: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
    This workshop will provide an introduction to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Participants will learn how to use the many features available in a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra session for web conferencing, including Whiteboard, Chat, Application Sharing, and File Sharing.

    Date, Time & Location: 3/22/2018, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Virginia Beach BCTE
    Facilitator: Dave Hodge

  • Workshop: Tips & Tricks for Easy Course Management
    In this workshop, participants will learn the Blackboard tips and tricks for course management. Upon completion of the workshop participants will be able to use Date Management, Course Copy, and other tools for managing courses in Blackboard effectively.

  • Date, Time & Location: 3/26/2018, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Norfolk BCTE
    Facilitator: Tom Feist

Blackboard Walk-ins

Do you prefer individually customized Blackboard support service?  Do you have specific Blackboard questions? Do you want to learn new or advanced Blackboard features? Come meet one-on-one with the Coordinator of LMS Services during a walk-in session. No registration is necessary. First come, first served.

Workshop

Date

Time

Location

Facilitator

Blackboard Walk-in Service

3/9

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Virginia Beach BCTE

Iris Wang

Blackboard Walk-in Service

3/19

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Chesapeake BCTE

Iris Wang

 

February 2018 Blackboard Training Schedule

Blackboard Workshops

  • Workshop: Blackboard Tests
    In this workshop, participants will learn how to create a syllabus test, import a test, export a test, and how to build a dynamic test from a pool and a random block. Participants will also learn about question types, options for automating test question importation, deployment of a test, and some common troubleshooting tips.

    Date, Time & Location: 2/19/2018, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Portsmouth BCTE
    Facilitator: Dave Hodge

  • Workshop: Utilizing Blackboard Grade Center Effectively
    In this workshop participants will learn how to use the features and functions of the Blackboard Grade Center to manage, calculate, and communicate grades with students in an easy and effective way. 

    Date, Time & Location: 2/23/2018, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Virginia Beach BCTE 
    Facilitator: Dave Hodge

Blackboard Walk-ins

Do you prefer individually customized Blackboard support service?  Do you have specific Blackboard questions? Do you want to learn new or advanced Blackboard features? Come meet one-on-one with the Coordinator of LMS Services during a walk-in session. No registration is necessary. First come, first served.

Workshop

Date

Time

Location

Facilitator

Blackboard Walk-in Service

2/15

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Norfolk BCTE

Iris Wang

Blackboard Walk-in Service

2/28

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Portsmouth BCTE

Iris Wang

 

January 2018 Blackboard Training Schedule

Blackboard Workshops

  • Workshop: Introducing TCC Learning Management System (LMS)
    Participants of this workshop will learn what's new about TCC's Learning Management System, what the LMS can do to deliver and enhance teaching and learning, and how to effectively use the features and tools available in the LMS. This workshop is hosted by the TCC Coordinator of LMS Services.

    Date, Time & Location: 1/24/2018, 3:00-4:00 pm, Norfolk BCTE and via Blackboard Collaborate 
    Facilitator: Iris Wang

  • Workshop: Utilizing Blackboard Grade Center Effectively
    In this workshop participants will learn how to use the features and functions of the Blackboard Grade Center to manage, calculate, and communicate grades with students in an easy and effective way. 

    Date, Time & Location: 1/29/2018, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, Portsmouth BCTE 
    Facilitator: Iris Wang 

Blackboard Walk-ins

Do you prefer individually customized Blackboard support service?  Do you have specific Blackboard questions? Do you want to learn new or advanced Blackboard features? Come meet one-on-one with the Coordinator of LMS Services during a walk-in session. No registration is necessary. First come, first served.

Date

Time

Location

Facilitator

1/5/2018

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Virginia Beach BCTE

Iris Wang

1/9/2018

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Norfolk BCTE

Iris Wang

1/11/2018

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Chesapeake BCTE

Iris Wang

1/17/2018

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Portsmouth BCTE

Iris Wang

 

Fall 2017 Blackboard Training Schedule

Workshop

Date

Time

Location

Facilitator

Blackboard Walk-in

8/22

12:00 - 2:00 PM

Virginia Beach

Iris Wang

Blackboard Walk-in

8/23

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Norfolk

Iris Wang

Blackboard Walk-in

8/30

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Chesapeake

Iris Wang

Blackboard Walk-in

8/31

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Portsmouth

Iris Wang

Introduction to Blackboard Learn

9/12

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Chesapeake

Dave Hodge

Blackboard Walk-in

9/20

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Portsmouth

Iris Wang

Introduction to Blackboard Learn

9/21

2:30 - 4:30 PM

Norfolk

Dave Hodge

Blackboard Walk-in

9/28

12:00 - 2:00 PM

Virginia Beach

Iris Wang

Blackboard Assignments

10/3

12:30 - 2:00 PM

Chesapeake

Tom Feist

Blackboard Tests

10/3

2:30 - 4:00 PM

Chesapeake

Tom Feist

Blackboard Walk-in

10/4

3:00 - 5:00 PM

Chesapeake

Iris Wang

Blackboard Walk-in

10/11

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Norfolk

Iris Wang

Blackboard Tests

10/12

12:30 - 2:00 PM

Portsmouth

Dave Hodge

Respondus

10/12

2:30 - 4:00 PM

Portsmouth

Dave Hodge

Blackboard Tests

10/24

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Virginia Beach

Dave Hodge

Blackboard Assignments

10/24

12:30 - 2:00 PM

Virginia Beach

Dave Hodge

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

11/2

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Portsmouth

Tom Feist

Blackboard VoiceThread

11/2

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Portsmouth

Tom Feist

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

11/6

9:00 - 11:00 AM

Virginia Beach

Dave Hodge

Blackboard Grade Center

11/6

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Virginia Beach

Dave Hodge

Blackboard Walk-in

11/6

3:00 - 5:00 PM

Virginia Beach

Iris Wang

Blackboard Walk-in

11/14

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Portsmouth

Iris Wang

Blackboard Grade Center

11/14

12:00 - 2:00 PM

Norfolk

Tom Feist

Blackboard VoiceThread

11/14

2:30 - 4:30 PM

Norfolk

Tom Feist

Blackboard Tips & Tricks

12/5

12:30 - 2:00 PM

Virginia Beach

Tom Feist

Blackboard Tips & Tricks

12/6

5:30 - 7:00 PM

Norfolk

Tom Feist

Blackboard Walk-in

12/7

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Chesapeake

Iris Wang

Blackboard Walk-in

12/12

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Norfolk

Iris Wang

 

Blackboard Workshop Descriptions

 

Introduction to Blackboard Learn

This workshop will provide an introduction to the Blackboard Learn environment and the basic steps in setting up a Blackboard course. Participants will learn how to login to Blackboard, navigate through Blackboard tabs and content on the landing page, identify main course menu items, manipulate Grade Center, set course availability, and prepare courses for future use.

Blackboard Assignments

In this workshop, participants will learn about the types of assignments in Blackboard, what the various configuration options mean, due dates, and how and why to use SafeAssign. Participants will also explore how grading options change what a student sees, and where and how those options display in My Grades.

Blackboard Tests

In this workshop, participants will learn how to create a syllabus test, import a test, export a test, and how to build a dynamic test from a pool and a random block. Participants will also learn about question types, options for automating test question importation, deployment of a test, and some common troubleshooting tips.

Blackboard Tips & Tricks for Easy Course Management

In this workshop, participants will learn the Blackboard tips and tricks for course management. Upon completion of the workshop participants will be able to use Date Management, Course Copy, and other tools for managing courses in Blackboard effectively.

Blackboard Grade Center

In this workshop, participants will learn how to use the advanced features and functions of Grade Center to manage and calculate grades in Blackboard. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to manage columns, create point-based and weighted grading systems, create a grading scheme, grade assessments and calculate grades.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

This workshop will provide an introduction to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Participants will learn how to use the many features available in a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra session for web conferencing, including Whiteboard, Chat, Application Sharing, and File Sharing.

Respondus

In this workshop, participants will learn how to use Respondus to create tests, and to convert existing tests, into Blackboard’s test format. The test upload to Blackboard process will also be covered.

VoiceThread

In this workshop, participants will learn how to use the new course tool, VoiceThread. VoiceThread enables students to participate in discussions in an organized and interactive online environment. Upon completion of the VoiceThread workshop, participants will be able to create a VoiceThread, comment on a VoiceThread, and share a VoiceThread with a group.

Blackboard Walk-in

Do you prefer individually customized Blackboard service?  Do you have specific Blackboard questions?  Do you want to learn new or advanced Blackboard features? Come meet one-on-one with the Coordinator of LMS Services during this walk-in session. No registration is necessary.  First come, first served.


 

Additional Training Resources:

Blackboard Learn Help Site for Instructors

Blackboard Learn Video Tutorials for Instructors

Blackboard Collaborate

Quick Start Guides:
          - Atomic Learning with Blackboard pdf
          - Course Availability pdf
          - Copy a Course pdf
          - Export a Course pdf
          - Export (Download) Grade Center pdf
          - Create a Rubric pdf
          - Grade Center Basics pdf
          - Grade Center Advanced pdf
          - Retention Center pdf
          - Test Availability Exceptions pdf
          - Access a Course Menu on a Smartphone pdf