Blackboard Training

Blackboard Training classes for October are available per the schedule below.  To reserve a seat, please email Al Labonis at

Course Description Date & Time Place
Blackboard 9.1 Getting Started Provides overview of Bb 9.1

Covers :

  • Student View
  • Building course navigation
  • Uploading Content
  • Control Panel features
Tuesday, October 11


Merion Hall 275
Blackboard 9.1 Grade Center Use this valuable tool to record data, monitor student progress and communicate information to students. Tuesday, Oct 4         11:30-1:00

Thursday, Oct 6       4:30-6:00

Merion Hall 275
Blackboard 9.1

Bb Wimba

Wimba can be utilized by those instructors that need to communicate with their students online in real time.


  • How to communicate with students online using tools in Wimba.
  • How to synchronously share content and web sites with students online.
Wednesday, Oct 5      4:00-5:30 Merion Hall 275
Blackboard 9.1 Campus Pack, Blogs and Wiki Learn how to create wiki, blogs, and journals for your students, and the appropriate application of each of these tools. Monday, Oct 10     8:00-9:30 Merion Hall 275
Blackboard 9.1 Bb Assessment Focus on creating and grading tests. Learn how to create, deploy, and grade assessments.

Discuss best practices in online assessment, and explore how statistics can help evaluate the effectiveness of assessments.

Wednesday, Oct 5       11:30-1:00

Monday, Oct 10           11:00-12:30

Merion Hall 275
Blackboard 9.1 Bb Self and Peer Assessment Enable students to review and evaluate work submitted by themselves or their peers.

Using criteria specified by the instructor and optional sample responses, students can assign points and provide feedback on submitted assignments.

Tuesday, Oct 25        11:30-1:00 Merion Hall 275
Blackboard 9.1 Bb Safe Assign SafeAssign is a valuable tool for encouraging original writing and proper citation practices within your course. Learn how to use this tool most effectively to prevent plagiarism and support best practices for student research. Tuesday, Oct 25      2:00-3:30

Wednesday, Oct 26       3:00-4:30

Merion Hall 275
Blackboard 9.1 Bb Rubrics The Bb Rubrics tool allows you to specify criteria and performance levels for grading, providing clear guidelines for students, instructors, and teach assistants. Wednesday, Oct 26       8:00-9:30 Merion Hall 275

AOL Alive and Well!

Be sure to check out the Assurance of Learning (AOL) Blackboard site.  It is packed with AOL Assessment Schedules by Department and Program, Learning Objectives by Program, Sample Rubrics and more.  Assurance of Learning is an important part of the HSB strategic Plan and the continuous improvement process in teaching and learning.

To access the site:

  • Login to MySJU
  • Click  My Courses Tab
  • Click  Assurance of Learning link

All faculty should be enrolled.  If you need to be enrolled, please contact Peggy Allen.

HSB Scholarship Blog

A Reminder – HSB has a searchable blog for business scholarship postings.  Included in the postings are links from the Drexel Library to the College Blue Book, the latest edition of Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans for students seeking fellowships and scholarships, and the 2010 and 2011 print editions of the Annual Register of Grant Support.  The blog is currently searchable by the following keywords :

Decision & System Sciences
Food Marketing
Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing

The link to the blog is : .  Please feel free to share with your students.