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Getting Started

UC's upgraded eLearning ecosystem brings possibility to the realm of teaching and learning. The upgrade integrates the Blackboard learning management system with new systems in order to create connection and innovative opportunities for students and faculty.   

The resources and training opportunities provided below are intended to help you, as an instructor, get the most out of the new system. If there are resources that you would like to have added, please contact helpdesk@uc.edu.

Faculty Trainings

Friday, Oct. 31

Constructing Your Blackboard Grade Center and Inline Grading

  • 8:30 - 10 a.m.

Multimedia in Blackboard

  • 10:15 - 11 a.m.

Wikis, Blogs and Journals in Bb

  • 1 - 2 p.m.

Student Retention Center and Analyzing Reports

  • 2 - 3 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 6

Trends in eLearning Pedagogy - The eLearning ecosystem at UC keeps expanding. This workshop focuses on best practices associated with our learning management system (Blackboard), lecture capture for distance or supplemental learning, and tools that increase the quality of course presentations. 

  • Daylong seminar, lunch included, seating limited.

Wednesday, Nov. 12

Constructing Your Blackboard Grade Center and Inline Grading

  • 8:30 - 10 a.m.

Multimedia in Blackboard

  • 10:15 - 11 a.m.

Wikis, Blogs and Journals in Bb

  • 1 - 2 p.m.

Student Retention Center and Analyzing Reports

  • 2 - 3 p.m.

Visit Faculty OneStop to sign up for training sessions.

Panel Discussions

In addition, faculty seeking to take eLearning to the next level may be interested in attending panel discussions highlighting the work of their colleagues. They include:

Thursday, Nov. 13

Exemplary Blackboard Courses

  • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., lunch included, seating limited.

Wednesday, Nov. 19

How Teaching Online Improved My F2F Class

  • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., lunch included, seating limited.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Flipping the Classroom (with eLearning Tools) Panel

  • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Visit Faculty OneStop to sign up for panel discussions.

Customized Training

Associate deans are invited to request customized college-level training throughout the spring and summer. These trainings can be requested by emailing melinda.rhodes@uc.edu.

Self-Paced Blackboard Course

This course is being collaboratively developed by the Blackboard training team and CET&L. All teaching faculty is enrolled in the course, and a certificate of completion will be issued once all assignments and tasks are complete. The course itself will undergo informal Quality Matters review.

All components of the face-to-face training is presented using a variety of teaching and learning approaches and media. Faculty resources (links to additional training, how-to documents for faculty and students, etc.) will be housed in the course, and faculty will be encouraged to use certain resources in their courses to assist users.

Quick and easy way to find the course on your Bb Home Page

  1. Log into Bb
  2. From your home page (My UC), click on Cntrl F (Windows users) Cmd F (Mac users)
  3. At the bottom left of your window, you will have a space to type in any part of the name of the course you are trying to find. Type in Canopy Training Resources.
  4. The course will then be highlighted green.
  5. Click on the course link
  6. Get started

Videos on Demand

You can access Blackboard Learn videos here.

Training Documentation

The following are step-by-step directions on a variety of topics. There is documentation available for students on the Student Resource tab. We encourage you to refer to those resources in your course.

Individual Consultations

A team of consultants will be available to assist faculty in building courses. Faculty who would like to schedule a consultation should contact Melinda Rhodes-DiSalvo, melinda.rhodes@uc.edu, and she will match the faculty member's needs with a consultant/trainer.