If you do not have time to attend our in-person training, or come in to meet with the Blackboard techs, you can still get excellent beginning Blackboard training by checking out a lynda.com training DVD “Blackboard 9.x Essential Training for Instructors” from the library.
Academic Technology has placed 2 copies of the DVD for faculty/staff only checkout behind the circulation desk on the 2nd floor of the San Marcos campus library. The DVD contains 6.5 hours of video instruction, produced in an easy-to-follow, screen video format. Copies circulate for 1 week with a 1 week renewal.
Here is the lynda.com course description: “In this course, Dr. Patrick Crispen teaches the ins and outs of Blackboard 9 (versions 9.0 and 9.1) so that educators and trainers can get up-to-speed in the system quickly—even if they’ve never used Blackboard before. The course covers customizing a course site, managing users, and adding and organizing content, including multimedia. It also shows how to perform student assessments in the Grade Center, as well as how to communicate with students and encourage participation and collaboration. Exercise files are included in the course.”
To arrange PD credit, adjust your PD contract via the PD web site.