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 (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” 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).