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 Blackboard Learn.
The courses use an open, self-paced fully-online design to target several different audiences.
* Those who have taught online but not using Blackboard Learn 9
* Those who have taught in Blackboard but not with Monroe Community College
* Those who are already MCC certified but would like a refresher.
We will have 3 main courses. They are designed to be taken in sequence and build on each other. Select the pedagogy method you wish to use in your course and take the number of courses necessary to be certified at that level. Blackboard has many features and tools available to you. The tool sets we feature in training have been carefully selected to provide a comprehensive cross section appropriate for each pedagogical method currently identified here at Monroe Community College. You are not limited to the tool sets featured, however completion of training is required for the pedagogical methods MCC has defined: Web Enhanced, Hybrid, Fully On-Line.
Available NOW! Email your registration request for this Level 1 online course to: Ann Gilbert
For Web Enhancing a face-to-face course: Level 1 (Non-Interactive)
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.
Hybrid Level 2 (Interactive) - November 2014
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.
Pre-requisite: MCC Web Enhanced/Level 1 Certification
Fully Online Courses: Level 3 - December 2014
Teaching and Managing Your Course using Advanced Tools and Practices:
Focuses on using Blackboard Learn as a management tool. This course will cover how to configure the Grade Center to meet your needs, collect students’ submissions, and monitor student progress. Course Evaluation Methods using the Performance Dashboard, Course Reports, and Retention Center will be presented.
Pre-requisite: Hybrid/Level 2 Certification
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.
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.
Hours:: Monday-Friday 8:45 am - 4:45 pm (open for Faculty Use).
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
Hours (open for Faculty Use):
Mon – Thurs: 8am – 6pm
Fridays: 8am – 4pm
Saturdays: 9am – 2pm
For the Fall, 2014 semester, a member of the ID Team will be in the DCC: FIC every Wednesday beginning October 1, 2014 between the hours of 9:15 am and 4:15 pm). Feel free to stop in with your Blackboard questions.
There are many Blackboard Learn Migration Resources for your use that will help to reinforce the training you take at MCC.