The following sessions are available to Instructors and GA/TAs.
Sprint Sessions in the Bb Café Virtual Classroom
Stop by for a half-hour (or slightly more) sprint sessions in the Bb Café Virtual Café to see demonstrations of various Blackboard tools or dive deeper into a hot topic. Quick informal sessions to help get you back into your day with a little more insight.
View the schedule for these sessions.
Teaching in a Blackboard Learning Environment Self-paced course (TBLEUTC-O-S19-01)
Teaching in a Blackboard Learning Environment – TBLE (Online) will introduce current or future instructors to the essential components of a well-designed and implemented Blackboard course site experience for their students. This is an online course with lessons and activities that provide you with the experience of being both an instructor and a student in an online environment.
Schedule: Self-paced, online. Register, or find out more.
Other Blackboard Online Courses Available Self-paced
If you like to work at your own pace online and want to learn more about using Blackboard, register for one or more free online courses. If you are interested in using Blackboard to provide basic communications, some online assessments, and grading components, we encourage you to register for the following sequence of courses:
- Getting Started
- Assessing Learners
- Monitoring Student Performance
We thought we would share with you a few tips and tricks for using Blackboard and teaching online at this time of year.
Can your students find your course?
Once you have prepared your site with materials and you are ready to open the site to your students, click the red lock icon in the top right corner to set your site to be available to students.
Reach out to your students!
Some students are having difficulty finding their courses and submitting tickets for support. Help your students by sending a welcoming announcement to your class and invite them to your course with any special details they need to know about. Quick steps to do so:
- Go to Course Menu.
- Click on Announcements -> Create Announcement.
- Enter Subject and Message.
- To send an email with your announcement, select under Duration - the Not Date Restricted option. Then check the Send copy of this announcement immediately option.
- Click Submit to complete.
Avoid uploading large files
Please don't upload video files or large graphic/multi-media files to Blackboard! Instead, stream them and add the link or embed the video. Tips on how to do that are in the Adding Embedding Videos in MS Stream to Blackboard article. Also, some tips about using large files in Blackboard are found in the Sharing Large Files article.
Breakout rooms in Blackboard Collaborate (Virtual Classroom)
Want to use break out rooms for office hours in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra? Check out this Blackboard Collaborate video which tells you how to do that.
Having trouble with Blackboard?
If you are experiencing a problem with Blackboard or want to find out more about a particular tool or way of accomplishing a task, reach out with a Service Request at http://www.uwindsor.ca/bbhelp and one of the team will respond.