We are excited to provide training opportunities for Palm Beach State faculty and staff. Our faculty trainers will instruct and provide guidance during each workshop. All dates and times are provided below as well as registration instructions.
eLearning Faculty Tutorials
These Online Tutorials are for our current Bb version Learn 9.1.
Before you attend the workshops, learn the features of Blackboard at your own pace! View the tutorials in sequential order, or jump to a particular topic using the clickable menu.
Whether you are just getting started with Blackboard or a veteran at online teaching in need of a review, these tutorials are here for you.
Each workshop must have a minimum of
or the workshop will be cancelled.
Instructions for Registering
for a workshop:
It is critical that you register for any Workshop at least one day in advance
(not the day-of) to provide enough time for a workshop site be created for you.
Without this 24 hour lead time, you will be unable to participate in the activities.
Note* All online workshops:
A link will be sent in email to all registered participants the day before this online course.
Summer 2013 (2013-2) - student registration begins 4/02/2013
... College Closed: March 4 - 8 and March 29
FINAL submission deadline: Wednesday, March 13 by 4PM
Faculty Certifications updated in Panthernet: 3/25/13
Campuses will update Panthernet schedules by: 3/28/13
Fall 2013 (2014-1) - student registration begins 7/08/2013
2013 - Summer schedule college closed Fridays May 13 - August 9
Independence Day: July 4, 2013
FINAL submission deadline: Monday, June 10 by 4PM
Faculty Certifications updated in Panthernet: 6/27/13
Campuses will update Panthernet schedules by: 7/02/13
Future Blackboard Learn 9.1 Workshops
(subject to change based on identified needs)
Using the Grade Center (Gradebook)
Setting up the grade center: creating calculated columns, setting up color codes, using weighted columns, etc.
Enhancing Course Interaction
Available tools and best practices for enhancing collaboration.
Using the Assignment Tool
Creating, assessing and grading assignments.
Using and Managing Assessments
Creating quizzes/tests and choosing settings, using Respondus to create/upload questions, deploying and grading assessments.
Using and Managing Rubrics
How rubrics can be used inside of Blackboard to grade students' subjective performance in wikis, blogs, and discussion boards.
Journals, Blogs and Wikis
Each tool is demonstrated and best practices in using the social media tools is discussed.
Creating with Lesson Builder's Learn Building Block
How to build and publish interactive activities directly into Blackboard.
Managing Discussion Board
An overview of adding, editing and copying forums. Also, filtering posts and thread tagging will be covered.
An overview of the Mashup tools - how to add, preview, change and edit the tools. Best Practices will also be covered.
Using Additional Plug-ins
This workshop will provide information on additional tools within Blackboard to include: Starfish, Direct Submit Turnitin and others.
Creating, editing, enabling, monitoring and best practices.