31 May 2006
Blackboard Introductory Workshop
Sign up now for Blackboard Introductory Workshop (Basic Content & Navigation) on Thursday,
The Office of Distance Education is offering an Introductory Blackboard Training Workshop for faculty, staff, and administrators. This
workshop is intended to familiarize you with the Blackboard e-learning software platform that delivers a powerful, user-friendly
environment for online or supplemental online teaching and learning.
Goals of this workshop include:
There is no fee for this workshop, and it is open to faculty, staff, and administrators who may be interested in using the Blackboard
platform, who need a refresher with any of the topics described above, or who would like to learn about the many valuable features
available in Blackboard.
- Provide an overview of online learning policies such as copyright and instructional design, as well as online student characteristics.
**We will also be including some NEW functionality related to our recent upgrade to Blackboard 7.1.**
- Familiarization with the navigation and basic course design in Blackboard.
- Practice adding course documents such as PowerPoint and Word files to your course through multiple methods.
- Use of the Visual Text Box Editor (formerly WYSIWYG) Toolbar that allows instructors & students to copy/paste content into Bb
without losing any formatting, or having to know HTML.
The workshop will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2006 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Further information about this workshop will be provided
upon registration. To register for this workshop, please send replies to this e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with
"Enroll in Introductory Bb Workshop," and include your first and last name in the body of your email.
Please submit your request no later than Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at noon. You will receive a confirmation e-mail that you have been
enrolled into the workshop with additional information prior to the day of the training.
If you have any questions or need further information on workshops provided, please refer to the Blackboard Workshop for Instructors
webpage at distance.jsu.edu/DLBbWorkshops or you may contact Mark Camp directly
at Ext. 8127 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
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