Faculty & Staff

Upcoming Blackboard Training Series

In late July / early August, Teaching & Learning Center staff will again offer three series of Blackboard Training designed for both full-time and adjunct faculty. Both novice and experienced users can benefit from the series.

The recommended full Blackboard training series runs 12 hours, broken up into four, three-hour sessions. Attendees are welcome to spend time between sessions working in the TLC on the skills learned during each session. Feel free to sign up for whichever topics interest you or to mix and match series sessions if you are unable to attend all four from the same series.

View the full schedule at Summer 2018 Blackboard Training.

  • Option A (Mornings) – Tuesdays & Thursdays (9 am to noon), East Peoria Campus (TC218)
  • Option B (Evenings) – Tuesdays & Thursdays (5:30 to 8:30 pm), East Peoria Campus (TC218)
  • Option C (Saturdays) – Saturdays (8:15 am to 11:15 am & 12:15 pm to 3:15 pm), Peoria Campus (Hickory 127)

Part I will introduce participants to TLC & Blackboard resources and will focus on customizing your Blackboard course navigation menu and learning how to effectively use the instructor Control Panel.

Part 2 tackles adding, organizing, and managing content within your Blackboard courses – with a particular emphasis on Assignment, SafeAssign, and Inline Grading – as well as using collaborative tools like the discussion forum.

Part 3 takes an in-depth look into assessment and evaluation tools available within Blackboard, as well as options for customizing and managing the Blackboard Grade Center.

Part 4 will wrap-up with discussion and application of additional Blackboard tools and features and will include a walk-though of how to best manage courses as part of the Blackboard/PeopleSoft integration process, along with an overview of upgrades from late May 2018.

RSVP to the Teaching & Learning Center: Room 240A, [email protected], or Ext. 8908.