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.  (Log into Blackboard with your MATC network login)

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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