Blackboard LMS-Professional Development

Black­board Open Courses
Open Edu­ca­tion pow­ered by Black­board helps learn­ers share knowl­edge while con­nect­ing with a com­mu­nity that have sim­i­lar pro­fes­sional and research inter­ests.  Blackboard’s Mas­sive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) or open courses serve as a free of charge train­ing and pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment ini­tia­tive.  Camp­bell pro­fes­sors that aspire to improve their online or hybrid course can enroll in the Black­board Exem­plary Course Pro­gram.  The course is self-paced and free.  There is also an option to receive a badge for com­plet­ing the course.  Enroll today!

The Black­board Exem­plary Course Pro­gram

The Black­board Exem­plary Course Pro­gram (ECP) began in 2000 with the goal of iden­ti­fy­ing and dis­sem­i­nat­ing best prac­tices for design­ing high qual­ity courses. The core of the pro­gram is the ECP Rubric, which defines key char­ac­ter­is­tics of high qual­ity courses within the frame­work of Course Design, Inter­ac­tion and Col­lab­o­ra­tion, Assess­ment, and Learner Sup­port.

Thou­sands of instruc­tors, teach­ers, and design­ers have used the Exem­plary Course Pro­gram to eval­u­ate and improve their courses with rec­og­nized best prac­tices.  The Exem­plary Course Pro­gram is con­tin­u­ously avail­able, with exten­sive oppor­tu­ni­ties for course reviews and col­lab­o­ra­tion. There is no charge for par­tic­i­pa­tion. The ECP Rubric is offered under a Cre­ative Com­mons license, and we encour­age you to reuse and remix it as part of your own dis­cus­sions on qual­ity course design. Exem­plary Course achieve­ments are announced on a rolling basis.”

The Black­board Com­mu­nity

The “Black­board Com­mu­nity” is a use­ful learn­ing man­age­ment sys­tem resource to join.  The com­mu­nity offers var­i­ous com­mu­nity resources for Edu­ca­tors and Instruc­tional Design­ers.  For exam­ple, reg­is­tered users can view live Black­board webi­nars and stay informed about upcom­ing webi­nars.  The Black­board com­mu­nity also ben­e­fits from the com­mu­nity help forum and Black­board news.  Join the com­mu­nity today!

Aca­d­e­mic Com­put­ing Black­board Train­ing Offer­ing:

1. Black­board 101 Train­ing

Black­board 101 is an infor­mal self-guided course/resource for Camp­bell fac­ulty and staff mem­bers that are inter­ested in learn­ing more about Black­board.  This infor­mal course will help guide best prac­tices for design­ing your hybrid or online courses.  It is rec­om­mended that you com­plete all the mod­ules in this course to max­i­mize your expe­ri­ence within Black­board Learn.  If you would like to have access to the Black­board 101 course/resource con­tact Aca­d­e­mic Com­put­ing.


Atomic Learn­ing Black­board Train­ing Offer­ings:

1.  Black­board Learn 9.1 — Octo­ber 2014 Instruc­tor Train­ing

The Octo­ber 2014 release of Black­board 9.1 con­tin­ues to offer advanced func­tion­al­ity to sup­port instruc­tor devel­op­ment of mean­ing­ful online courses. With the addi­tion of a sin­gle-click Stu­dent Pre­view, instruc­tors can now expe­ri­ence the course from the stu­dent per­spec­tive, includ­ing sub­mit­ting assign­ments that can be viewed in the Grade Cen­ter. In this online train­ing series, we will build out courses that include con­tent, assess­ments, dis­cus­sion boards and learn to align goals and objec­tives with stu­dent learn­ing. We will also explore best prac­tices for orga­niz­ing a course to max­i­mize stu­dent expe­ri­ence.”

2.  Black­board Learn 9.1 Ser­vice Pack 14 — Grade Cen­ter Train­ing

Black­board 9.1 Ser­vice Pack 14 Grad­ing Cen­ter is a grade book mod­ule incor­po­rated into Black­board. It is set up much like Excel® or any other spread­sheet pro­gram. Like a reg­u­lar grade book, the Grad­ing Cen­ter allows you to track stu­dent progress, pro­vide feed­back to stu­dents, down­load grades to your com­puter, and cre­ate reports. This online train­ing series helps you become famil­iar with Grad­ing Center’s flex­i­bil­ity and the many fea­tures that will make grad­ing easy for edu­ca­tors.”

To view Atomic Learn­ing train­ing offer­ings:  Nav­i­gate and log into the Camp­bell Black­board page.  Click on “Launch Atomic Learn­ing” in the Atomic Learn­ing mod­ule in the “My Camp­bell” page.  Click on “search” in Atomic Learn­ing.  Type the name of the train­ing series in the search bar: Black­board Learn 9.1-October 2014 Instruc­tor Train­ing (2 hour and 20 min­utes) and/or Black­board Learn 9.1-Grade Cen­ter Train­ing (1 hour and 20 min­utes).