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16 June 2006

Sign Up Now for Blackboard Level II Workshop

Sign up now--Blackboard Level II Workshop (Advanced Content) on Wednesday June 21st.

The Office of Distance Education is offering our Blackboard Level II - Advanced Content workshop for faculty, staff, and administrators at JSU. This 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 Blackboard Workshop or its equivalent.

Topics for this workshop include:
  • Mastering advanced content addition (Learning Units, media files, & offline content) & item tracking

  • Tool management

  • Synchronous communication tools (Virtual Classroom & Chat)

  • Gradebook setup, including automated and manual entry of Assignments & Tests

  • Adaptive Release

  • Asynchronous communication/file exchange tools (Assignment Management System, Discussion Boards)
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.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 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, send an e-mail with a message to "Enroll in Bb Advanced Content" to Mark Camp ( Please submit your request no later than Tuesday, June 20th, 2006 at noon.

If you have any questions or need further information on Blackboard workshops provided, please contact Mark Camp at or 256-782-8127.

Thank you for your interest in Distance Education at JSU!

**************    IMPORTANT NOTE    **************

The Office of distance Education has restructured its Blackboard Workshop series. There are now 4 levels of workshops, Level I - Basic Content & Navigation, Level II - Advanced Content, Level III - Communication & Student Management Tools, and Level IV - Assessment. The new structure reflects our efforts to better serve our faculty and staff.

*****Blackboard Instructors! Check out the NEW Bb faculty training webpage for tutorials, handouts, a Demo Course, and more: Faculty Resources.

***Need information on Instructional Design, Copyright, Student Advisement, Software Training, and more? Review the new Faculty Teaching Resources website at: Faculty Teaching Resources.

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