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Division of Information Technology

Blackboard Training and Assistance for Faculty

The Division of Information Technology will offer drop-in sessions for new faculty who need assistance setting up their courses in Blackboard. Fifteen separate sessions will be offered to meet the needs of new faculty. In order to participate, instructors must verify beforehand that they are able to see and access their fall courses in Blackboard; we will not be able to facilitate access unless the hiring process is fully complete, the academic unit has assigned course sections through the Registrar’s Office, and the instructor-course pairings are present in Blackboard. No appointment is necessary and faculty will be assisted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Dates for the sessions include:

Center for Teaching Excellence, Room 137, Thomas Cooper Library
Wednesday, Aug. 21 – 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 22 – 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 23 - 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 26 - 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 27 - 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 28 - 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 29 - 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 30 - 1:30-4:30 p.m. 

eLearning Services Training Room 217, 1430 Senate Street
Thursday, Aug. 22 – 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 23 - 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Monday Aug. 26 - 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 27 - 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 28 - 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 29 - 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 30 - 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

In addition, training for a variety of tools in the Blackboard package is available for faculty and teaching assistants on August 19-21. Sessions will be held at several areas across the Columbia campus. Sessions include topics such as Blackboard assignments and SafeAssign, self and peer assessment tools, tests and surveys and more.

To register for training, visit the professional development calendar.

For information on any of the above sessions, contact the Service Desk at 803-777-1800.

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