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Training Schedule

Academic Computing offers several modes of training and support for faculty and course developers:


Scheduled throughout the semester, these sessions focus on specific topics such as the Blackboard gradebook, creating discussion forums, using rubrics, and managing content.

Spring 2017 - Summer 2017 Schedule:

  • Location: Proctor Building, Lab# 345, 3rd Floor

  • Workshop Content: Minimum Presence in Blackboard Learn, other topics can be included at participant's  request

Lead Instructors: Dr. Fabio Chacon (Academic Computing)

Download Dr. Jackson's announcement about minimum presence in Bb


  • "LOTTO 1: Teaching Online" and "LOTTO 2:Course Development" training for June 2017; program distributed by CELT.
    - Instructors: Dr. Katrina Kardiasmenos, Dr. Jennifer Johnson, Dr. Erica Hernandez, Dr. Fabio Chacon

Registration is required for all workshops; please click on the link to access the form.

Workshop Enrollment Form

Contact Academic Computing staff for individualized or department training during the Spring Semester.

Individual Tutoring

On specific days of the semester, faculty are invited to walk-in at any time to seek individual tutoring for developing skills on Blackboard Learn, Bb Collaborate and other teaching & learning applications; similarly, they can seek for orientation and troubleshooting on online/hybrid course development, course redesign, or related instructional technology questions. The Academic Computing offices are equipped with dual-screen computers and desks, allowing the trainee to work on a laptop on their own courses and materials.

Spring 2017 Availability:

  • Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4:30 PM at MLK 233 (Dr. Chacon)

No registration required, but appointments recommended through Typically a support session may take 30 to 60 minutes depending on the issue. Upon previous appointment, meetings can be attended in remote using Blackboard Collaborate. 

BRLRN100-Teaching Online with Bb Learn 9.1 (Online Self-Administered Course)

BBLRN100 is intended for anyone who is currently teaching or will teach online or hybrid courses through BSU Online. It is a self-paced course; therefore each participant is her or his own master in the selection of course modules and schedule of learning. It covers basic to intermediate aspects of content creation, course communications, collaboration teams, assessment, grade center and performance dashboard. Materials from the Blackboard Training Center have been organized in instructional sequences with instructions for hands-on-activities. It accessed via Blackboard, please communicate with Academic Computing if you need an account. Please, request enrollment through