Upcoming Blackboard Workshops – February 2018

Bb FQAS Credit

All faculty are invited to attend a one-hour Blackboard workshop to earn 1 CEU hour that counts towards FQAS!

For questions about workshops, please contact the workshop’s leader directly.

Workshop Date Location Presenter
Qwickly Jot Assignment Tool
We will be reviewing a new tool available within Blackboard called Qwickly Jot Assignment.,This will also be an open session to ask questions about Blackboard.
Thursday February 15th, 1-2 PM Oak Creek Campus,Room A-214 Doni Bartley
Tips for Better Gradebook Management
We will be reviewing several tips to help you manage student grades in your course’s Grade Center.
Tuesday February 27th, 12:30 – 1:30 PM Milwaukee Campus, M201A Danica Olson
Blackboard Tips and Tricks
We will be reviewing several tips and tricks to support your teaching practice in Blackboard.
Wednesday February 28th, 12-1 PM West Allis Campus,Room 350 Erin Dischler

Upcoming Blackboard Workshops

All faculty are invited to attend the following workshops to learn how to use Blackboard tools to make instruction more efficient and student learning experiences more effective. No registration is required, simply attend the sessions of your choice.

For questions about workshops, please contact the workshop’s leader directly.

In-Line Grading in Blackboard: Crocodoc!

During this one hour information session, faculty will review how to use Blackboard’s inline grading tool called Crocodoc. This tool allows you to grade and annotate documents that students submit as assignments right in the course’s Grade Center!

Date & Time Location Leader
Thurs. March 9th. 1-2PM South Campus, room A-120 Doni Bartley


Quick Start Guide for New Hires

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Newly hired faculty may review the self-paced lessons provided here for a rudimentary orientation to using Blackboard to provide their syllabi and course content to students. Please be advised that the lessons provided here are NOT a substitute for completing the three (3) Blackboard training courses

To get started, Blackboard Quick Start Training for New Hires.

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Blackboard ‘End of the Semester Tasks’ Workshop Coming Soon!


At the end of each semester, instructors teaching within Blackboard must perform a series of tasks called the End of the Semester Process. This process is necessary for preserving a full record of an instructor’s Blackboard course content, Grade Center, and student work for future reference. It is the instructor’s responsibility to perform these steps in each course they have taught so that content and grade information can be accessed at a later date!

Faculty are encouraged to attend a one-hour workshop this December to review performing these essential tasks. To reserve your seat in these workshop events, please complete the session’s RSVP form.

Date & Time Location Leader RSVP
Tues. December 8th
11 AM – 12 PM
Milwaukee Campus
Room M458
Mernathan Sykes  FULL
Thurs. December 10th
11 AM – 12 PM
Milwaukee Campus
Room M458
Mernathan Sykes Reserve Your Seat
Tues. December 8th
1 PM – 2 PM
Oak Creek Campus
Room A110
Doni Bartley Reserve Your Seat

Blackboard Grade Center Management Workshop – Recorded Webinar

Faculty who could not attend the Grade Center Management Basics workshop that was offered on October 7th may view a recording of the session here:

Webinar Description: Faculty provide grade feedback to students throughout the semester by using a Blackboard course’s Grade Center. In this one hour session, you will review how to:

  1. Identify the basic features of a course’s Grade Center
  2. Create a column and enter a student’s grade data and feedback
  3. Identify how Total or Weighted Total columns differ and function
  4. Adjust column settings and their column organization
  5. Use the My Grades tool displays grades to students
  6. Apply best practices for managing the grading process

Download the handout here: Grade-Center-Management-Basics-2014

March Blackboard Workshops

Faculty who need an overview of using Blackboard (Bb) to organize course content and communicate with their students are encouraged to attend these free 1 hour workshop sessions at their local campus.   No registration is required. 

For more comprehensive training, we recommend enrolling in our free 1-credit Blackboard professional development courses.


Using the Bb Message Board
Mar. 12th – 11:00AM-12:00PM
Location:  Mequon Campus, B220
Leader: Stephanie McKennie
Ask the Trainer: Bb/Google Apps
Mar. 19th – 2:00PM-3:00 PM
Location:  Oak Creek Campus, A110
Leader: Doni Bartley
Orientation to Blackboard
Mar. 20th – 10:30AM-11:30AM
Location: Milwaukee Campus, M201A
Leader: Mernathan Sykes

Mar. 25th – 12:00PM-1:00PM
Location:  West Campus, 350
Leader: Erin Dischler