Offering Blackboard NG Workshops

The Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center at Northern Illinois University offered a wide range of training programs and resources to assist faculty and teaching assistants with the change.

New workshops for the spring and summer included the following:

  • Preview sessions prior to upgrade (online and F2F)
  • Hands-on workshops for new users
  • “Tune-up” workshops for experienced users
  • “Blackboard Boot Camp” days of in-depth advanced sessions
  • Open lab sessions every day of the first week of summer and fall semesters for individual assistance

A full list of scheduled workshops along with their short descriptions and links to online archives can be found here:

Workshop and Consultation Statistics for Summer 2011:

comparison chart of attendance

Blackboard Training Environment

In each of the workshops, participants had a chance to work in a sample training course which had a number of interactive training activities using the new features and tools of Blackboard NG.

sample blackboard training course structure


Last Updated: 4/11/2016