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Faculty Training

The Center for Instructional Design and Technology provides three main sources of Faculty Blackboard (Bb) Training and Support.

Blackboard and GoToMeeting Web Conferencing are tools that can help you with student success by engaging learners, streamlining processes, and managing day-to-day tasks. View the weekly training schedule (PDF) to find out how you can leverage technology to impact the learning process.

The training sessions listed below are offered for faculty interested in learning and integrating Blackboard and multimedia in their courses. No registration is required, and faculty members can select the sessions they would like to attend.

In addition, Blackboard Open Lab Workshops are available most Friday afternoons from 12:30pm to 2:00pm for faculty who would like assistance in applying the skills from the basic Blackboard training sessions. This is the best opportunity for workshop style assistance in customizing your site to optimize Blackboard's potential with your content. Faculty may also wish to view the Blackboard Guidelines (PDF).

For one-on-one help, please contact the Blackboard Help Desk at 734-477-8734 or . Sessions offered by the Center for Instructional Design and Technology
  • Welcome to Blackboard 9
    New and experienced Blackboard users will explore Blackboard 9's interface. Topics will include course design, navigation, and the new notification page. Highly recommended to all users, particularly before attending other workshops.

  • Grade Center Fundamentals and Improvements
    This workshop provides a tutorial on setting up and managing grades in a Blackboard course. Experienced users will learn about recommended practices as well as Blackboard 9's time-saving improvements.
  • Advanced Communication: Gradable Blogs, Journals, and Wikis
    Blackboard 9 offers three powerful new Web 2.0 communication tools. Learn how to use these to enhance both face to face and online courses.

  • Tests, Assignments, and Plagiarism Checking
    Learn the basics of setting up online tests, assignments that can be turned in through Blackboard, and the SafeAssign anti-plagiarism tool.

  • Enhancing Your Grade Center with Rubrics
    Learn how to implement rubrics into your Blackboard courses to help improve the quality, consistency, and efficiency of your grading and feedback. Creating and applying rubrics as well as grading with rubrics will be explained. Rubrics can be applied to new or existing Blogs, Journals, Wikis, Discussion Boards, Assignments, and essay-style test questions.

  • GoToMeeting Web-Conferencing - Online Only
    The GoToMeeting web-conferencing tool allows you meet with individuals or groups online. All WCC staff and faculty are welcome to learn how to use this tool for hosting web meetings. This training will take place online using GoToMeeting. Attendees will need to access the internet and be ready to join using a telephone or computer microphone (headphones required).

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