Getting started with Blackboard: Training Dates announced

As we look to the start of the new academic year, and now that the new 1213 course shells have been created on Blackboard, we are pleased to announce some workshops for staff who want to get started with Blackboard at NUI Galway. A full schedule of training is planned for the period August – December 2012, and all CELT events (courses, workshops and seminars) are listed on our events web page.

Drop-in sessions

If you just need a little bit of hands-on help with your Blackboard courses, we have  drop-in sessions planned for Thursday August 30th, at 10:30am, and Thursday September 6th, at 10:30am and 2:30pm, in room AM112 in the Arts Millennium building. Drop in any time during these sessions, there is no need to call in advance.

Introduction to Blackboard

Our popular Introduction to Blackboard workshop is targeted at users who are new to Blackboard and is aimed at getting participants up and running with the system. Workshops have been scheduled for the following dates:

  • Thursday, 30th August, 2:30pm
  • Friday, 31st August, 2:30pm
  • Wednesday, 5th September, 2:30pm
  • Friday, 7th September, 2:30pm

All attendees are provided with their own Blackboard training course shell, which they
populate with a variety of content during this hands‐on workshop session. The
Blackboard course shell is available to all participants beyond the face2face session until
the end of the current academic year and serves as a private space for practice,
investigation, and evaluation.

Full details about the workshop are available on our resource site. To sign up for one of the workshops, please complete the online form.

Making more use of Blackboard

We are also planning some further training workshops for staff around the use of Blackboard, for later in the semester. These will include our popular Podcasting and Web 2.0 workshops, and some new workshops around Assessment and using the GradeCentre. Watch out for further updates.

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