All faculty interested in web-enhancing a face-to-face course, or faculty needing to teach a hybrid or fully online course are required to attend training on the use of the Blackboard Learn. In addition, faculty developing fully online courses are expected to meet with an Instructional Designer at least 3 times during the development process.
Training for Blackboard Learn will be availabile (in an online format) beginning in the Fall 2014 semester. This online training will meet the needs of faculty wanting to web enhance a face-to-face course, or who want to be certified to teach a hybrid and/or a fully online course
For Web Enhancing a face-to-face course: Level 1 (Non-interactive)
Session 1: Introduction to Blackboard Learn: Navigating and Creating Content - Addresses the basics of navigating and customizing your course shell and explores how to create, configure, modify and organize course content in a meaningful way. The course will be presented using the MCC Migration Template.
For Hybrid: Level 1 and Level 2 (Interactive)
Session 2: Interaction and Assessment - Reviews the different avenues for interaction in Blackboard Learn, and the various assessment techniques made available. Participants will be able to create, configure and deploy discussions, tests, and assignments to students.
For Fully Online Courses: Level 1, 2 and 3
Session 3:Teaching and Managing your Course with Grade Center – Focuses on using Blackboard Learn as a management tool and will cover how to configure the Grade Center to meet your needs, collect students’ submissions, and monitor student progress.
Faculty Support: Faculty Innovation Centers
Faculty Innovation Centers are located at both Brighton Campus and Damon City Campus. Faculty are welcome to use the computers for course work and development between the hours of 8:45 am and 4:45 pm.
Brighton Campus: The Brighton Faculty Innovation Center is located in room 3-153A, which you'll find by entering the 3-150 Instructional Technologies office area, and turning left immediately after you pass our Front Desk. This map shows you where the 3-150 office area is located on the Brighton Campus.
Damon City Campus: To go to the Damon Faculty Innovation Center, come to the Damon Library on the 4th floor, go straight through the Library into the Damon Electronic Learning Center, and follow the hanging signs to the Damon Faculty Innovation Center in room 4088. See where the Electronic Learning Center and Faculty Innovation Center are located on the Damon City Campus
Faculty Mentors will be staffed within the centers to help wtih Blackboard questions and course development.
DCC FIC Support: (Fall 2014 schedule to follow)
There are many Blackboard Learn Migration Resources for your use that will help to reinforce the training you take at MCC.
Blackboard Training for Faculty New to MCC and/or New to Online Teaching
Building 3, Room 150
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Phone: (585) 292-3440
Fax: (585) 292-3855