Upcoming Blackboard Workshops

New Features in Blackboard (Bb 9.1 Service Pack 9)
This Spring we will be upgrading Bb to Service Pack 9. In this workshop you will learn about all of the new features in Bb9.1 Service Pack 9
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
*Thursday Dec. 13, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM (Online)
*Tuesday Dec. 18, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM (Online)

Creating Rich Media for Online Use
This workshop will provide an overview of various tools useful in the creation of audio and video elements for use in your Blackboard courses. Topics will include web-based creation tools, desktop applications, and mobile applications, along with best practices and recommended equipment for various types of media creation.
Thursday, Dec. 6, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Quality Matters (QM) On-line Courses
Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized program that promotes the use of research-based best practices in the design and development of online courses. The Quality Matters Rubric, based on scholarly research, is a must-have for any online course developer’s toolbox. The QM rubric focuses on 8 key components of online course development, and includes 41 specific guidelines to achieve maximum effectiveness in your online classroom. In this workshop, you will learn how incorporating the QM Rubric into your online course development can enhance your students’ learning outcomes and increase the overall effectiveness of your course.
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
*Wednesday, Dec. 12, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Online)

Blackboard Collaborate
This workshop will demonstrate how Blackboard Collaborate can be used to create an engaging learning experience in both the online and traditional classroom. Attendees will learn how to initiate a Collaborate session, use the audio and visual conferencing tool, experiment with the interactive whiteboard, share a desktop, and more!
Wednesday, Dec. 5,  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
*Wednesday, Dec. 19, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Online)

Blackboard 9.1 Grade Center
The Blackboard Grade Center is more than just a way to record students’ grades; it is a dynamic and interactive tool. The Grade Center can record data, monitor student progress and communicate information to students. Use this valuable tool to help understand student progress and make informed decisions on how to improve educational performance.
*Wednesday, Dec. 12, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM (Online)

To register for these workshops:

  • Log into MySJU (https://my.sju.edu/cp/home/loginf ).
  • Click on the “School Services” tab.
  • In the “Employee Training” section, locate the “ATDL Workshops” heading.
  • Click on the plus sign next toBlackboardto view the available workshops.
  • Click “Register”