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20 January 2006

Introductory Blackboard Training Workshop Jan. 26

The Office of Distance Education is offering the first Introductory Blackboard Training Workshop of the semester 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:
  • 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 functionalities related to our recent upgrade to Blackboard 7.***

  • Familiarization with the navigation and basic course design in Blackboard.

  • Practice adding course documents such as PowerPoints and Word files to your course through multiple methods.

  • Use of the WYSIWYG Text Editor Toolbar that allows instructors and students to copy/paste content into Bb without losing any formatting, or having to know HTML.
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.

The workshop will be held on Thursday, January 26, 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 reply to this e-mail ( with "Enroll in Introductory Bb Workshop", and include a your first and last name in the body of your e-mail.

Please submit your request no later than Wednesday, January 25, 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: DLBbWorkshops or you may contact me directly at Distance Education, Ext. 8127. Thank you for your interest in Distance Education!

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