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Course Name: Blackboard Course Design and Implementation
Provided By: Academic Technology and User Services

The introductory QuickStart workshop is most appropriate for:

  • faculty who are new to BlackBoard
  • faculty who will use BlackBoard as a means to post static information in support of their face-to-face classes
  • staff who want to use BlackBoard for publication of static non-academic information

Focus is solely on the publishing of non-interactive content, and will cover basic BlackBoard functions:

  1. how to request a course
  2. configuring your course using the Control Panel
  3. creating Announcements
  4. uploading, or linking to, a Syllabus
  5. uploading, or linking to, content in a variety of formats (text, graphics)
  6. using Folders to organize related content and activities
  7. overview of the Gradebook functions
  8. brief overview of more advanced BlackBoard functions

Course Objectives:
  • understanding how to request technical support from the Help Desk and Web Services
  • understanding how to work with the ATUS instructional designer to design online teaching and learning strategies to match your objectives
  • understanding how to access COURSE CREATE and COURSE COPY requests on the ATUS web site
  • proficiency in configuring a course using EDIT VIEW and CONTROL PANEL options
  • hands-on experience with the functioning of 6 basic BlackBoard components
  • a preliminary understanding of online course design and how personal teaching philosphy and instructional style determines design choices in use of BlackBoard functions
  • Each participant should confirm that they have a login name and password for BlackBoard prior to the workshop (this information should be the same as the Novell login). If there are difficulties, please call the Help Desk at x3333 or Web Services at 3096. Go to http://courses.wwu.edu/ and select Login to verify you have access. BlackBoard login information is automatically generated when faculty and staff first activate their Universal Account. User name and password will be the same as your Universal Account.
Session Days: 1
Course Hours: 2
WWU Fee: $0.00
Non-WWU Fee: $0.00
# of Requests Received: 9
Minimum # of Requests Needed: 2
Maximum Course Size: 8
Delivery Method(s):
Classroom - Instructor Led Training
David Hamiter david.hamiter@wwu.edu
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