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Blackboard Support is virtual!

Given the current situation with dealing with the COVID-19 Coronavirus, CTL's LMS Team members and CoOp students are available with virtual help, in the BB Cafe Organization site Virtual Classroom (link works only when logged in) or if that link doesn't work, use the guest link
Hours and updates are posted on our COVID-19 Preparedness Workshops page.
If you require something customized that can't be addressed in the virtual classroom, please submit a ticket at uwindsor.ca/bbhelp and specify what you would like to discuss. We will try to arrange a mutual time to virtually discuss your topic. Please note - the volume for requests is high at this time so we will do our very best to support you based on availability. We appreciate your patience!

We have many options to support you!

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Hands-on workshops
Instructors and their assistants can join virtual classes which include some pedagogical best practices along with hands-on exercises detailing parts of Blackboard to prepare for online course delivery in 2-3 hour segments.

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Sprint sessions
On a tight schedule but still want to see how to use the important assessment and grading tools in Blackboard, or other featured topics? Join in a Sprint Session, geared to demonstrating the essentials in under an hour.

Are you Decaf or Espresso?

Some of the hands-on sessions have been designed with activities and pace geared to your technological comfort level. Please choose the session that is right for you!
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Decaf Level
This option will offer a relaxed, and slower-paced workshop by placing an emphasis on step-by-step learning. This category is suitable for the emerging technical explorer or the learner who is new to using learning management systems.

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Espresso Level
This option will offer a fast-paced more technically driven workshop. This category is suitable for the learner who is confident using learning management system tools, or other online systems, who possess a high comfort-level in learning and adopting new technology.

Online Self-Paced Courses

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Blackboard & Microsoft 365 (incl. Teams) - Features and Limits

Registration closes October 14, 2020.
Schedule: Thursday, October 15, 2020, 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Online
Instructors: Tim Au-Yeung, Bodek Frak, Stephen Karamatos, Mark Lubrick, Lorna Stolarchuk
This workshop will introduce instructors and their assistants to Blackboard Learn features that can partner with Microsoft 365 Apps including Streams and Teams. Topics include:
  • How the Blackboard / Teams integration works and what that does/does not include
  • An overview of Teams, chats, meetings, channels, and notifications
  • An overview of Stream and sharing videos, access control, limitations on sharing, transcriptions and captions
  • Comparison of the two synchronous tools - Bb Collab and Teams
  • Activating the team that maps to your Bb Course
  • Q & A

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Blackboard & Microsoft 365 (incl. Teams) - Features and Limits

Registration closes November 11, 2020.
Schedule: Thursday, November 12, 2020, 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Online
Instructors: Craig Brown, Bodek Frak, Stephen Karamatos, Mark Lubrick, Lorna Stolarchuk
This workshop will introduce instructors and their assistants to Blackboard Learn features that can partner with Microsoft 365 Apps including Streams and Teams. Topics include:
  • How the Blackboard / Teams integration works and what that does/does not include
  • An overview of Teams, chats, meetings, channels, and notifications
  • An overview of Stream and sharing videos, access control, limitations on sharing, transcriptions and captions
  • Comparison of the two synchronous tools - Bb Collab and Teams
  • Activating the team that maps to your Bb Course
  • Q & A

Monday, November 30, 2020

Grading Student Work and Reconciling the Grade Centre (Decaf Level)

Registration closes November 27, 2020.
Schedule: Monday, November 30, 2020, 01:00 PM – 03:30 PM
Location: Online
Decaf session icon Hands-on session icon In this workshop, participants will learn how to navigate and organize the Grade Center, create columns to manage and calculate grades, and how to access the Needs Grading page to increase instructor efficiency. Finally, participants will learn how to add and manage grades, including grading Blackboard's Test and Assignment submissions.

Participants are recommended to have experience using Blackboard's Tests and Assignments to get the most out of this session. Priority will be given to those with teaching assignments in the current or upcoming semester. Attendees will need to become familiar with using Blackboard Collaborate in advance. Please review the confirmation email for instructions and links regarding preparing and accessing the session.

Bb Decaf Level:
This option will offer a relaxed, and slower-paced workshop by placing an emphasis on step-by-step learning. This category is suitable for the emerging technical explorer or the learner who is new to using learning management systems.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Blackboard & Microsoft 365 (incl. Teams) - Features and Limits

Registration closes December 02, 2020.
Schedule: Thursday, December 03, 2020, 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Online Meeting
Instructors: Tim Au-Yeung, Craig Brown, Stephen Karamatos, Mark Lubrick, Lorna Stolarchuk
This workshop will introduce instructors and their assistants to Blackboard Learn features that can partner with Microsoft 365 Apps including Streams and Teams. Topics include:
  • How the Blackboard / Teams integration works and what that does/does not include
  • An overview of Teams, chats, meetings, channels, and notifications
  • An overview of Stream and sharing videos, access control, limitations on sharing, transcriptions and captions
  • Comparison of the two synchronous tools - Bb Collab and Teams
  • Activating the team that maps to your Bb Course
  • Q & A

Monday, December 7, 2020

Grading Student Work and Reconciling the Grade Centre (Espresso Level)

Registration closes December 04, 2020.
Schedule: Monday, December 07, 2020, 01:00 PM – 03:30 PM
Location: Online
Espresso session icon Hands-on session icon In this workshop, participants will learn how to navigate and organize the Grade Center, create columns to manage and calculate grades, and how to access the Needs Grading page to increase instructor efficiency. Finally, participants will learn how to add and manage grades, including grading Blackboard's Test and Assignment submissions.

Participants are recommended to have experience using Blackboard's Tests and Assignments to get the most out of this session. Priority will be given to those with teaching assignments in the current or upcoming semester. Attendees will need to become familiar with using Blackboard Collaborate in advance. Please review the confirmation email for instructions and links regarding preparing and accessing the session.

Bb Espresso Level:
This option will offer a fast-paced more technically driven workshop. This category is suitable for the learner who is confident using learning management system tools, or other online systems, who possess a high comfort level in learning and adopting new technology.