Blackboard Spring Training Schedule

SPRING BLACKBOARD PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

Boot Camp - Using Blackboard to Support Your F2F Classes: Basic

User Support Services (USS) and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) will be offering a "Blackboard Boot Camp" - an all day workshop (9-3pm). This workshop is designed to help faculty use Blackboard to support their face-to-face class. This workshop will cover all of the topics found in the Blackboard Basics, Organizing and Building Your Course, Managing the Course Files and Communicating with Students workshops. Throughout the workshop, you will be given time to apply what you've learned into your own Blackboard course and start to develop your own course. Participants will learn the how and why to use specific Blackboard tools and best practices on how to organize your Course Menu and content. Lunch will be provided! If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.


  • January 14th 9-3pm in Horace Mann 140

Prior to this workshop:

Please request that Blackboard be activated for your course. Allow at least two days for Information Services to process your request. Instructions can be found here:

http://faculty2.ric.edu/sbadger/bb9_course_material/how_to_request_a_course_for_blackboard.pdf

Please bring: A paper and electronic copy of your syllabus.


Boot Camp - Using Blackboard to Support Your F2F Class: Advanced

This full-day workshop will begin with a review of the basic features of Blackboard. A pedagogical approach to course design will be used as a basis for the refresher on menu design, learning modules and folders. Faculty will then be introduced to assignments and rubrics and methods of giving students feedback on their work. Using tests and surveys will be followed by setting up and using the grade center. The workshop runs from 9:00-3:00, with plenty of hands-on opportunities for you to work in your own course. Lunch is included! If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.


  • January 16th 9-3pm in Horace Mann 140

Note: It is recommended that you have some experience with Blackboard or that you have taken some introductory Blackboard courses.

Please bring: A paper and electronic copy of your syllabus.


Blackboard Help Sessions

Are you looking to get some help in developing your Spring Blackboard courses or migrate your Fall Blackboard course over to your Spring course? If so, then you should plan on coming to one of the Blackboard Help session. We will be providing this support Deli Counter style --first come; first served. Below are the dates this session is being offered. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.


  • January 10th and 17th 9-3pm in Horace Mann 140

Respondus (The Quick and Easy Way to Get Your Tests into Blackboard) Demonstration

While a quiz can be created in Blackboard, odds are you have already created your test in Microsoft Word. Learn how to use Respondus to import your test into your Blackboard course, instead of re-typing the test within blackboard, saving yourself a ton of time and energy.


  • April 24th 12:30-1:30PM in Horace Mann 140