Bb Learn Workshops

Blackboard Learn Workshops

Intro to Bb Learn (60 minutes)

The purpose of this workshop is to provide an overview of basic elements within Blackboard Learn. A portion of this workshop is lecture-based, and there are hands-on activities where participants will create content in a practice space.

This workshop is designed for those new to the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS), or for individuals who need a quick refresher. It is the recommended prerequisite for several of the more advanced Blackboard Learn tutorials. The following list of course objectives should help you identify whether this is an appropriate course for your level of expertise in using the Blackboard Learn environment.  

Objectives

  • Access Bb Learn from the portal and from the direct link
  • Identify common Bb Learn components
  • Add items to the course menu (left side of course page)
  • Differentiate between email and messages within Blackboard & select preferred method
  • Add content to the course
  • Identify differences between the three templates provided (unit-based, tool-based, default?)
  • Locate additional resources and workshops (self service, unit and tool based, course copy)

Bb Learn Tests (90 minutes)

The purpose of this workshop is to provide an introduction to tests within Blackboard Learn. A portion of this workshop is lecture-based, and there are hands-on activities where participants will create content in a practice space.

This workshop is designed for those new to online tests and quizzes in Learn or for individuals who need a quick refresher. The following list of course objectives should help you identify whether this is an appropriate course for your level of expertise in using the Blackboard Learn environment.  Refer to the course schedule for specific tasks included in this workshop.

Objectives

  • create a sample test and apply this skill to future courses.
  • create and add questions to a test.
  • understand test options and to apply them.
  • grade a sample test through the Grade Center.
  • consider alternate methods to create tests through Respondus.
Recommended Prerequisites:
  • Intro to Bb Learn
  • Bb Learn Content

Bb Learn Assignments (90 minutes)

This workshop provides hands-on experience creating, presenting and grading assignments in Blackboard Learn. 

Objectives

  • Create and edit Blackboard Learn assignments.
  • Create a Bb Learn rubric and associate it with a Bb Learn assignment.  
  • Submit to an assignment using Student Preview.
  • Enter a score and provide feedback for student submissions using Needs Grading or the Grade Center.
  • Use the Inline Grading feature to mark up PDF and MS Word assignment submissions.
  • Download assignments for viewing offline.
  • Differentiate between a Bb Learn assignment and a Turnitin assignment. 
Recommended Prerequisites:
  • Intro to Bb Learn

Bb Learn Content (60 Minutes)

This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to planning, organizing, and presenting content in the Blackboard Learn. You will learn the skills needed to integrate content and activities in your Blackboard Learn course.

Objectives

  • Upload files to your course.
  • Add a page to your course.
  • Add an item to your course.
  • Differentiate between a folder, learning module, and lesson plan.
  • Create a folder and organize content within the folder.
Recommended Prerequisites:
  • Intro to Bb Learn
  • Bb Learn Content

Bb Learn Discussions (90 minutes)

This workshop will provides an overview and introduction to the discussion tool in Blackboard Learn. 

Objectives

  • Differentiate between discussions and other Blackboard Learn tools (Journals, Blogs, Wikis).
  • Post to a discussion board from a student's perspective.
  • Differentiate between a discussion board, forum, thread and post.
  • Create discussion forums and select a grading option for those forums.
  • Add a link to the discussion board or forum within your course. 
  • Use the Search and Collect functions to assist in locating student posts.
  • Grade discussions at the forum and thread levels.
  • Create a group and provide access to the default group discussion board.

Bb Learn Wiki, Blogs and Journals (90 minutes)

This workshop will provides an overview and introduction to the journal, blog, & wiki tools in Blackboard Learn. 

Objectives

  1. Differentiate between journals, blogs, wikis, and discussions.
  2. Post to a journal, blog and wiki from a student's perspective.
  3. Create a journal where individual students can post entries.
  4. Create both an individual and course blog.
  5. Create a wiki space where students can post pages.
  6. Enter a score and provide feedback for student submissions using Needs Grading or the Grade Center.

Bb Collaborate (90 minutes)

Blackboard Collaborate is CSU Chico's virtual meeting space where participants can communicate in real-time using audio, video, and text chat. Bb Collaborate enables you to view slides, conduct polls, administer quizzes, tour web sites, and share desktop applications.You can also record your session for playback at a later time.

Objectives

  • After completing this workshop, you should be able to:
  • Describe the purpose of Blackboard Collaborate.
  • Contrast Bb Collaborate to its predecessor, Wimba.
  • Join a Bb Collaborate session.
  • Collaborate within a session using the Whiteboard, Application Sharing and Web Tour
  • Create a Bb Collaborate session from Bb Learn.
  • Refer to workshop resources for best practices moderating Bb Collaborate sessions.

Bb Learn Grade Center (90 minutes)

This scenario-based, hands-on workshop provides experience working in a live gradebook that contains enrolled students, activities, and grades. The materials were created so that a faculty member can enter the gradebook and edit freely without fear of disrupting an actual live CSU Chico section. Each faculty member has access to his or her own private section and may edit, remove or add data in order to experiment with the gradebook feature of Bb Learn.

Objectives

  • The participants will be able to examine the full Grade Center and its tools.
  • The participants will be able to experiment with a sample Grade Center, sample data and the associated tools.
  • The participants will be able to take gained knowledge and apply it to their own class grade centers
Recommended Prerequisites:
  • Intro to Bb Learn
  • Bb Learn Content

Bb Learn Groups (60 minutes)

This workshop provides hands-on practice creating, editing, and using groups in Bb Learn. 

Objectives

  • Create a group using manual, self, or random enrollment
  • Access groups from a content area or the My Groups shortcut. 
  • Differentiate between group and group set
  • Create a group set using self or random enrollment.
  • Edit group membership and properties
  • Grade group work submitted using the group tools.
  • Create and grade group assignments.

Custom Department Workshops

If your department or other campus group would like to request a personalized TLP workshop in our lab or yours, contact Laura Sederberg to request one. TLP is happy to do workshops in your computer lab or ours, and to tailor one of our existing workshops to your specific audience and questions.

Upcoming Workshops

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