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9.1 Training Tracks

There's so much training available! Where do I begin?

There are seven online courses available to faculty. While we believe that each of these courses has something to offer almost everyone, we've defined several tracks to help you get started. Read the track descriptions and decide which best describes your individual needs. As you move through the recommended courses and lessons in your selected track, you will likely find other content that interests you. Once you have completed your selected track, we'd encourage you to select other courses or lessons to complete for continued professional development. Still have questions about training? Contact the Office of Distance Education for more information or further guidance.

New to Blackboard:

This track is best for an instructor who may have previously taught online using another course management system but has never used Blackboard Learn (or may have used a prior version of Blackboard many years ago).

  • Getting Started with Blackboard Learn (Bb_OTS_01) course
  • Building Courses (Bb_OTS_02) course - Lessons 2, 3, & 4
  • Enhancing Communication (Bb_OTS_03) course - Lessons 2, 3, & 4
  • Assessing Learners (Bb_OTS_04) course

Teaching Online for the First Time:

This track is best for an instructor who may have been teaching face-to-face courses for many years but has never taught online.

  • Getting Started with Blackboard Learn (Bb_OTS_01) course
  • Building Courses (Bb_OTS_02) course
  • Enhancing Communication (Bb_OTS_03) course - Lessons 1 & 2
  • Assessing Learners (Bb_OTS_04) course - Lessons 1-5
  • Building Online Communities (Bb_OTS_06) course - Lesson 1
  • Monitoring Student Performance (Bb_OTS_07) course - Lessons 1, 2, 3, & 5

Designing a New Online Course or Program:

This track is best for an experienced online instructor who may be developing a new online course or program from scratch and desires to take course development to the next level with exemplary design strategies and best practices.

  • Designing Engaging Content (Bb_OTS_05) course
  • Building Online Communities (Bb_OTS_06) course
  • Monitoring Student Performance (Bb_OTS_07) - Lessons 6 & 8
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