Training Sessions


NOTE: All training session are in room 245.

Basics - Startlingly Easy!

Blackboard is the courseware management system that the UMSON uses for Web-enhanced and Web-based courses. Here are a few essential steps you will need to successfully manage a course.

  • Thursday - February 26 at 1:30 PM

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What's New in Blackboard

Discover the latest information on new features and updates to Blackboard

  • Wednesday - March 4 at 10:30 AM
  • Thursday - March 12 at 1:30 PM

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Collaborate – Essentials

Blackboard Collaborate creates a collaborative, interactive, and mobile experience used for virtual classrooms, offices and meeting spaces giving more possibilities to more students, wherever they are.

  • Thursday - March 26 at 1:30 PM
  • Wednesday - April 1 at 10:30 AM

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Assignments / Assessments

Assignments/Assessments in Blackboard are not only a great way to assess mastery of course content and objectives, but also help ease the burden of collecting and grading student submissions into one centralized location.   Assignments are commonly used for items such as case studies, problem-based learning exercises, essays/research papers and group projects, while assessments primarily include quizzes, exams and surveys.

  • Thursday - April 9 at 1:30 PM
  • Wednesday - April 15 at 10:30 AM

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Grade Center - Uncovered!

Blackboard’s Grade Center resembles a spreadsheet where each row is populated by a user in your course and each column includes information for an assignment, test, graded blog entry, or survey. The Grade Center lets you create grading schemas, grading periods, categories, and columns to gather the information you need.

  • Thursday - April 23 at 1:30 PM
  • Wednesday - April 29 at 10:30 AM

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