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27 October 2006


Register for Blackboard Level 3

The Jacksonville State University Office of Distance Education will hold the COMMUNICATION & STUDENT MANAGEMENT TOOLS workshop for faculty, staff, and administrators at JSU. The workshop will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2006 from 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Further information about this workshop will be provided upon registration. The workshop is intended to provide you with additional skills in the Blackboard e-learning software for your online, supplemental, or workshop course, and is intended for individuals who have already completed the Introductory or its equivalent.

Topics for this workshop include:

--Asynchronous communication--basic (Email, Discussion Board)
--Discussion Board
--Advanced (Sorting, Filtering, Archiving, and Grading)
--Synchronous communication tools (Virtual Classroom & Chat)
--Groups (includes managing multiple course sections)

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 or who need a refresher with any of the topics described above.

To register for this workshop, send an email with a message to "Enroll in Bb Level III Workshop" to Dr. Sherri Restauri ( Please submit your request no later than Wednesday, November 1. If you have any questions or need further information on Blackboard workshops provided, please contact us at or 256-782-8172.

Surplus Action Planned; Items Can Be Viewed Oct. 30 - Nov. 3

Don Richardson, manager of inventory control, announced that Jacksonville State University will hold a surplus goods auction. Items can be viewed Oct. 30 - Nov. 3. For more information, call Mr. Richardson at 782-5448.


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