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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Upcoming Blackboard Workshops

Faculty who need an overview of using Blackboard 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.

Workshop Schedule 

Orientation to Blackboard
Feb. 25th – 10:30AM-11:30AM
Location: Milwaukee Campus, M201A
Leader: Mernathan Sykes
Whats New in Blackboard
Mar. 5th – 2:00PM-3:00 PM
Location:  Oak Creek Campus, A110
Leader: Doni Bartley
Using the Message Board in Blackboard
Mar. 12th – 11:00AM-12:00PM
Location:  Mequon Campus, B220
Leader: Stephanie McKennie
Ask the Trainer: Blackboard/Google Apps
Mar. 19th – 2:00PM-3:00 PM
Location:  Oak Creek Campus, A110
Leader: Doni Bartley
Mar. 25th – 12:00PM-1:00PM
Location:  West Campus, 350
Leader: Erin Dischler
Creating a Blog in Blackboard
Apr. 15th – 11:00AM-12:00PM
Location:  Mequon Campus, B220
Leader: Stephanie McKennie
Blackboard End of Semester Process
May 6th – 11:00AM-12:00PM
Location:  Mequon Campus, B220
Leader: Stephanie McKennie
May 8th – 11:30AM-12:30PM
Location:  West Campus, 350
Leader: Erin Dischler

Attend a Blackboard Workshop at South Campus in March

Blackboard: The Latest and GreatestFaculty working at the Oak Creek campus who have questions about the new Blackboard tools or Google Apps are highly encouraged to attend these workshops in March, provided by your faculty peer support representative Doni Bartley!

What’s new in Blackboard Workshop

Come learn about the new features of the latest Blackboard Update

  • Date/Time:  Wednesday March 5th, 2014    2 pm – 3 pm
  • Room:  A-110

Ask the Trainer Workshop

This is an open session in which you can ask Doni Bartley questions about Blackboard and/or Google Apps

  • Date/Time:  Wednesday March 19th, 2014    2 pm – 3 pm
  • Room:  A-110
For more information about these sessions, please contact:

Doni Bartley
Email: bartledw@matc.edu
Phone ext:  54511