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Training with Blackboard experts to get you started.

Blackboard Training Sessions are intended for those administering courses in Blackboard, including faculty, support staff, and teaching assistants.

A two-hour block is reserved for each session, although the sessions are about an hour and a half in length. The sessions are hands-on; feel free to bring some of your own materials to get started building your course.

Help Sheets & Videos

Please visit the Help Sheets & Videos page for self-help resources in PDF and video formats.

 

OAK Training Sessions are intended for those administering courses in OAK, including faculty, support staff, and teaching assistants.

A two-hour block is reserved for each session, although the sessions are about an hour and a half in length. The sessions are hands-on; feel free to bring some of your own materials to get started building your course.

Training Sessions

 

Introduction to Blackboard and Blackboard Services


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Advanced Tools

There are no sessions currently scheduled. Advanced training is available by appointment.

Session Descriptions

Introduction to Blackboard and Blackboard Services

This session provides an overview of Blackboard, navigating the Blackboard website, finding information on your own, getting started, and best practices in course creation. By the end of the session, you should be able to create a basic course in Blackboard.

Advanced Sessions

These sessions are designed for instructors who would like to take the next step in building their course in Blackboard. Sessions are divided into topics.

Grade Center - Learn the best practices in setting up and managing your Grade Center, using "smart views," and working off-line.

Assessment - Learn the ins and outs of working with tests, surveys, and pools, including performing item analysis on tests.

Collaboration - Go beyond instant messaging to interact with your students. OAK has several collaboration tools including blogs, wikis, discussion boards, and messaging.

Advanced Tools - Over the years, the tools available to instructors have changed. Learn more about uploading multiple files quickly, grading assignments in the browser, and the new calendar tool. Topics covered in this session will change as the tools change.

Specialty Sessions

Specialty sessions are held on a case-by-case basis. Please contact your local support provider if you need help with a topic not covered in the sessions listed above.


Guides from Blackboard

Blackboard Learn 9.1 User Guides
The Blackboard User Guides are provided for Vanderbilt facutly and students to use as a quick reference.Vanderbilt does not have all the features described in the Guides. If you need more help, please contact your local support provider.

» View Bb 9.1 Instructor Guide (link)
» View Bb 9.1 Student Guide (link)