Training Opportunities Spring 2011

LTAD3282 Blackboard Essentials:

Valencia Moving to Bb WordPress BlogDuring the spring semester, there will be training opportunities starting each month.  Each training class takes about 4 weeks to complete, and will require weekly participation in a 2-hour lab.  This facilitated training opportunity has two main goals.  1) To help you transition your course content from WebCT over to the new system and 2) provides an opportunity for you to learn the tools available in the new system.  This course provides faculty members with 10 hours of professional development credit.  The course, which is broken into specific themes, takes users from navigating the new environment to monitoring student performance using Blackboard 9.1. Please review the schedule for training below and choose the CRN you would like to participate in training:

Hybrid, Synchronous, Multi-Week Courses (required lab meetings – on campus):

  • Jan 18- Feb 14 2011, CRN 2248 (meets every Mon 1-3pm WEC 2-112)
  • Jan 18- Feb 15 2011, CRN 2242 (meets every Tues 1-3pm EAC 8-213)
  • Jan 19- Feb 16 2011, CRN 2247 (meets every Wed 1-3pm OSC 2-116)
  • Feb 14- Mar 21 2011, CRN 2261 (meets every Mon 1-3pm WEC 2-112)
  • Feb 15- Mar 22 2011, CRN 2262 (meets every Tues 1-3pm EAC 8-213)
  • Feb 16- Mar 23 2011, CRN 2264 (meets every Wed 1-3pm OSC 2-116)
  • Mar 21- Apr 18 2011, CRN 2265 (meets every Mon 1-3pm WEC 2-112)
  • Mar 22- Apr 19 2011, CRN 2266 (meets every Tues 1-3pm EAC 8-213)
  • Mar 23- Apr 20 2011, CRN 2268 (meets every Wed 1-3pm OSC 2-116)

Online, Synchronous, Multi-Week Courses (required virtual meeting):

  • Jan 20- Feb 17 2011, CRN 2249 (meets every Thurs 3-4pm Virtually)
  • Feb 16- Mar 23 2011, CRN 2263 (meets every Wed 5-6pm Virtually)
  • Mar 23- Apr 20 2011, CRN 2267 (meets every Wed 5-6pm Virtually)

Please note the start date is when the course becomes available in Blackboard to review the orientation video and other important resources prior to attending the first facilitated session the following week.

LTAD2280 Selected Topics in Blackboard Essentials:

This is a quick, face-to-face, 2 credit hour session designed to help faculty master one single concept or skill in the Blackboard 9.1 Course Management Environment at a time. The following sessions have been scheduled for our Spring 2011 semester:

o    Topic – Navigating Blackboard 9.1:

  • Jan 21, 2011, CRN 2246, 9-11am WEC 2-112
  • Mar 25, 2011, CRN 2256, 9-11am WEC 2-112

o    Topic: Adding Content to your BB9.1 Course:

  • Jan 28, 2011, CRN 2250, 9-11am WEC 2-112
  • Mar 18, 2011, CRN (TBA), 10am-noon WPK 105
  • Apr 1, 2011, CRN 2257, 9-11am WEC 2-112

o    Topic: Communication Tools in BB9.1:

  • Feb 4, 2011, CRN 2251, 9-11am WEC 2-112
  • Mar 25, 2011, CRN (TBA), 10am-noon WPK 105
  • Apr 8, 2011, CRN 2258, 9-11am WEC 2-112

o    Topic: Assignments & Assessments in BB9.1:

  • Feb 18, 2011, CRN 2252, 9-11am WEC 2-112
  • Apr 1, 2011, CRN (TBA), 10am-noon WPK 105
  • Apr 15, 2011, CRN 2259, 9-11am WEC 2-112

o    Topic: Using the BB9.1 Grade Center:

  • Feb 25, 2011, CRN 2253, 9-11am WEC 2-112
  • Apr 22, 2011, CRN (TBA), 10am-noon WPK 105
  • Apr 22, 2011, CRN 2260, 9-11am WEC 2-112

o    Topic: Monitoring Student Performance in BB9.1:

  • Mar 4, 2011, CRN 2254, 9-11am WEC 2-112

o    Topic: Maximizing Groupwork in BB9.1:

  • Mar 18, 2011, CRN 2255, 9-11am WEC 2-112

How to Register for Professional Development Courses:

  • Write down the CRN(s) of the workshops you wish to attend
  • Login to ATLAS using your User Name and PIN
  • Click on the Registration tab
  • Click on Register for classes in the Registration Box
  • Click on Step 3: Register for Classes/Withdraw.
  • Click on the arrow on the drop down box to select Professional Development and then click on the Submit button
  • Enter CRN(s) in the boxes at the bottom of the screen
  • Click on Submit Changes button
  • Click on Detail Schedule at the bottom of the screen to view your registration

Visit Faculty Development for more information

Not interested in PD credit?

If you are not interested in obtaining professional development credit, please note that you already have access to self-paced course called Blackboard Essentials Self-Paced Course.  To access this course full of tutorials designed to help you learn the various tools available in the new system, you simply have to login with your atlas credentials.  Every faculty and staff member at the college currently has access to this growing repository of resources and training documentation, videos and guides.

Login button for Blackboard Essentials Self-Paced Course

If you want to teach in the new system WITHOUT attending the training, you will need to speak with your dean prior to coding your courses in banner as “Blackboard Learn” courses instead of WebCT.  We encourage you contact WebCThelp@valenciacc.edu if you are interested in taking this step.  This is a great choice for independent learners who don’t want to attend the facilitated training opportunities scheduled above or feel more comfortable learning at your own pace.

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