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2014 Upgrade - Blackboard 9.1 SP14

 
 
 

Blackboard Learn 9.1 Service Pack 12/14 (SP14) Workshops

The Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center will offer training programs introducing faculty, staff, and teaching assistants to the new features in Blackboard 9.1 SP14.

New workshops for the spring and summer will include the following:

  • Preview sessions prior to upgrade (online and hands-on)
  • Hands-on workshops for new users

Schedule of Sessions:

The following preview workshops are scheduled to be offered during spring 2014 prior to the upgrade to Blackboard 9.1 SP14, with follow-up hands-on workshops following the upgrade schedule for summer 2014.

Descriptions for each of the available workshops are available here. To register for a workshop, click the "Register here" link provided and log in to register online.

April 2014

  • Fri, 4/18, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Preview of New Features Coming to Blackboard [online] ** Register here

May 2014

  • TBA - Preview of New Features Coming to Blackboard [hands-on] **
  • TBA - Preview of New Blackboard Inline Assignment Grading Feature [online] ** 

June 2014

  • TBA - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard *
  • TBA - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course *
  • TBA - Blackboard Tune-up: Introducing New Features in Blackboard ** 

July 2014

  • TBA - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard *
  • TBA - Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course [online] *

August 2014

  • TBA - Blackboard Tune-up: Introducing New Features in Blackboard **
  • TBA - Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard

  * = workshop designed for new users
** = workshop designed for experienced users
Note - All workshops following the Blackboard upgrade June 8th will be hands-on, with the exception of online workshops

Workshop Descriptions:

The following workshops are currently being developed and will be offered during Spring and Summer 2013:

Preview of New Features in Blackboard [Online]
This year's Blackboard update to Blackboard Learn 9.1 Service Pack 14 delivers helpful enhancements to existing tools and a few exciting new tools. For example, the new test exception feature makes it easier to adjust test settings for individual students, group management is quicker, and the inline grading side-bar is added to additional tools like blogs and discussions. The new Quick Links button makes it easier to navigate Blackboard with a screen reader, the new Achievements tool adds the ability to recognize students with badges and certificates, and the new Date Management feature helps update availability and due dates after performing a course copy. To prepare for the anticipated update, join us for this preview to learn more about these (and more!) enhancements and features. Advance registration is required.

Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard [Hands-on]
Learn the basics of creating and developing a course in Blackboard, NIU's Web Course Management System. Participants will get an overview of Blackboard's layout and navigation. In addition, participants will add materials to a sample Blackboard course, use classroom collaboration tools, and request their own Blackboard courses. Prerequisites: knowledge of Web browsing and basic computing skills. Advance registration is required.

Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course [Hands-on]
This hands-on workshop is a follow-up to the Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard workshop. We will cover the specifics of building a course in Blackboard, including personalizing course navigation, setting up a materials-delivery structure and creating discussion areas. Participants will work in their own Blackboard courses and should bring to the session any course materials they want to upload or work with during the workshop. Files need to be on a flash drive (readable in a USB port) or on a CD. Prerequisites: basic computer skills and attendance at the Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard workshop or previous experience using Blackboard. Advance registration is required.

Blackboard Tune-up: Introducing New Features in Blackboard [Hands-on]
Blackboard Learn Release 9.1 Service Pack 12/14 delivershelpful enhancements to existing tools and a few exciting new tools, including: test exceptions, group management, inline grading side-bar, Quick Links, Achievements, and Date management. Join us to see the updates and new features first-hand. Advance registration is required.

Last Updated: 3/24/2014