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Training Resources for Instructors

Blackboard instructions are now just a click away. Use the buttons on the left to access our instructor resources.  You will find a variety of resources, including videos, PDF handouts and links to more advanced topics at Blackboard’s help site.

If you need additional support, feel free to contact one of the Blackboard Support educational technologists directly.

To further your education with the new upgrades and make the transition smoother, visit the KU Technology Training Workshops website to check out a schedule of our new and improved workshops.

Faculty who are interested in moving towards hybrid and online learning can find instructional design support from the KU Center for Online and Distance Learning.

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Blackboard Workshops include:

Blackboard 101

Learning a new computer application can be frustrating. This workshop is designed for faculty, teaching assistants and other support staff who have no experience with Blackboard. We will cover the basic tools and features that will assist you in designing and creating your virtual learning environment. Join us as we share the pedagogical approaches and technology tools that will make it easier for you to create a learning space that will enhance your face-to-face, hybrid or online class.

Register for Blackboard 101: Learning with Blackboard workshop

Blackboard: Collaborative Tools

An introduction to collaborative tools found in Blackboard.

  • Groups
  • Discussion Boards
  • Blogs
  • Wikis
  • Journals

Register for Blackboard: Collaborative Tools workshop

Blackboard: Grade Center

Review tools in the Blackboard Learn Grade Center and set up columns using the new features. Create new column: numeric, calculated Use Smart Views to filter the grade columns Enter and edit grades Download and upload the grade data Create feedback for students Enter Manual overrides to grades Blackboard: Moving Content Utilize various tools and means of moving content. Course Copy Move quizzes Move Folders Download Student Data Copy Features

Register for Blackboard: Grade Center workshop

Blackboard: Assessments and Assignments

This Workshop allows hands-on experience in setting up assessments and assignments in Blackboard Learn. Activities will include: Creating a quiz and working with assessment options Working with types of questions Reviewing options for quizzes with the grade center Creating and presenting assignments Using student view to take quizzes or test assignments Respondus 4.0 (Exam Creator) Respondus LockDown Browser Grading Assignments Setting up SafeAssign assignments

Register for Blackboard: Assessments and Assignments Workshop

Blackboard: Moving Content

Utilize various tools and means of moving content.

  • Course Copy

  • Move quizzes

  • Move Folders

  • Download Student Data

  • Copy Features

Register for Blackboard: Moving Content workshop

Please visit the Blackboard Workshops page to view additional descriptions and register for upcoming events.

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