Blackboard Summer Training Schedule

SUMMER BLACKBOARD TRAINING

Blackboard SP 12 New Features Demo

Information Services will be upgrading the Blackboard Learning Management System from the current 9.1 system to Service Pack 12 from June 27th at 10pm to June 28th at 10pm. During this time Bb will be unavailable to all users.

SP 12 new feature demonstrations

  • August 20th 12:30-1pm and 5-5:30pm in Horace Mann 140

What are the new features in SP 12?

http://www.ric.edu/toolbox/BB9/information/sp%2012%20one%20pager.pdf

Will this affect my current course?

No, the upgrade to Service Pack 12 will not affect any of your previous courses or your current courses. The upgrade will also not affect any previous courses you plan on copying over to Summer Session II.

Will Blackboard look the same?

Yes, the look and functionality will stay the same with the exception of some new features, which you can learn more about by clicking on the links to the right of this page.

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

Instructors: USS and FCTL staff

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.

  • August 25th 9-3pm in Henry Barnard School 212

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.

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

Instructors: USS and FCTL staff

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.

  • August 26th 9-3pm in Henry Barnard School 212

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.

  • August 28th 9-3pm in Horace Mann 140
  • August 29th 9-3pm in Horace Mann 140

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