IRT announces Blackboard training


Registration is requested! To register for a session, please send an email IRT's Faculty Center for eLearning at , and include the courses you would like to attend.

Blackboard Essentials Class
This is the class to attend if you are new to Blackboard, or if you are a current Blackboard instructor, leader or site builder.  Using practice courses, participants will explore these basic course-building skills:

  • Course Design Issues and Strategies
  • Building a Course Menu
  • Adding Course Materials
  • Using the Control Panel 

Date/Time:   Tuesday, Jan. 15     10:00 AM - Noon
Location:      St. Paul  - LIB 208

Grade Center and Rubrics Class
In this hands-on lab session, faculty will learn how to use the Blackboard Grade Center to enter, manage and calculate student grades.  You will also utilize the new Blackboard Rubrics tool to create a grid containing evaluation criteria for student assignment submissions.  

Date/Time:   Wednesday, Jan. 23     10:00 AM. - Noon  
Location:      Minneapolis   - TMH 442

SafeAssign Plagiarism Detection Tool Demonstration

In this demonstration, learn how Blackboard’s “SafeAssignments” tool can help you review your students’ papers.  Even if you don’t have concerns about plagiarism, you can learn the power of “off-label uses” for SafeAssign in your courses. This session is also available as a web presentation, please register to receive instructions.

Date/Time:   Thursday, Jan. 24     10:00  - 11:00 AM
Location:      St. Paul  - LIB 208 or available as a web presentation

Blackboard Open Lab Sessions

Blackboard Open Labs provide the opportunity for any faculty member to drop in for assistance with Blackboard functionality. IRT’s Academic Technology Consultants will be on hand to work with you individually at your pace.   Whether you are confused about how a tool works, wish to adopt a new feature, or need advice, this is a chance to advance your skills with online course management.  No registration is required for open labs.

Date/Time:   Thursday, December 6   Noon – 1:30 PM}
Location:      St. Paul  - LIB 208

Date/Time:   Tuesday, January 15     1:00 – 3:00 PM
Location:      St. Paul  - LIB 208

Date/Time:   Wednesday, January 23     1:00 – 3:00 PM 
Location:      Minneapolis   - TMH 442

Date/Time:   Tuesday, January 29     10:00 AM - Noon
Location:      St. Paul  - LIB 208

Date/Time:   Thursday, February 7    Noon – 1:30 PM
Location:      Minneapolis   - TMH 442

Not able to attend?

If you are unable to attend, remember you can contact your Academic Technology Consultant for help.  Blackboard tutorials are also available online, visit our IRT help and support webpage.

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