Spring 2013 Blackboard Training Courses Available

Spring Blackboard Training Courses Now Available in INFOnline

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Spring 2013 Blackboard Training Courses Available

Teaching and Learning Technology will be offering a series of Blackboard professional development courses at the Milwaukee Campus this spring semester. These classes are one (1) credit and are free to MATC faculty (no fee).  Click here to see our schedule.  You may register for these classes online at INFOnline. Please see our quick-guide “How to Register for Classes Online” or watch our tutorial video learn how this is done.

COMPSW 197 INTRODUCTION TO BLACKBOARD 9.x (1 credit)

The basics of the Blackboard learning management system are covered. Topics include both the student and instructor views, creating and editing pages, user management, assessment options, creating assessments, using the online grade book, discussion boards, virtual chat, the digital drop box, tracking student activities, and site management and security. The project in this course is to begin using some of the Blackboard features for one or more of your online or face-to-face courses.

Prerequisite: Basic word processing skills are recommended prior to taking a Blackboard course or module.

COMPSW 198 INTERMEDIATE BLACKBOARD 9.x (1 credit)

This course focuses on intermediate features of the Blackboard Learning Management System. Topics include using the assignment feature, creating and using test pools, creating an effective assessment, making changes in the online grade center, using the adaptive release feature to individualize the course for students, customizing a course through use of the course settings and images, creating and deploying a survey. The course also covers basic use of the plagiarism prevention solution adopted by the college. The project in this course is to begin using some of the intermediate Blackboard features for one or more of your online or face-to-face courses and a teaching project on an instructor approved topic.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Blackboard (COMPSW 197 or the old 195, 193, or 190) and word processing skills.

COMPSW 199 ADVANCED BLACKBOARD 9.x (1 credit)

This course focuses on advanced features of the Blackboard Learning Management System. Topics include using the assignment feature, creating and using test pools, using the new question types to create an effective assessment, making changes in the online grade book, using the adaptive release feature to individualize the course for students, using the virtual classroom, customizing a course through use of the course settings and images, creating and deploying a survey and finding sources of learning objects and other materials to enhance a Blackboard course. The course also covers basic use of the plagiarism prevention solution adopted by the college. The project in this course is to begin using some of the advanced Blackboard features for one or more of your online or face-to-face courses.

Prerequisite: Basic Blackboard and word processing skills.