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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.

Fall 2016 Schedule:

  • Location: CELT 345 Lab, 3rd Floor

  • August 2016: Special workshops on behalf of the Provost Office:
    • Establishing a Minimum Presence in Blackboard Learn - 14 Workshops during Aug 3 to Aug 20, 2016
      These workshops are oriented to meeting the objectives of the General Announcement to Faculty of July 15, 2016

Lead Instructors: Dr. Fabio Chacon (Academic Computing), Dr. Yolanda Gayol (Academic Computing)

These workshops are aimed to implement the recommendations of the General Announcement to Faculty posted by Provost Dr. Weldon Jackson on July 15, 2016.

Download Dr. Jackson's announcement

Download the workshop program for Minimum Presence in Bb Learn

  • "LOTTO 1: Teaching Online" and "LOTTO 2:Course Development" training for January 2017 will be published in September.
    - Instructors: Dr. Katrina Kardiasmenos, Dr. Jennifer Johnson, Dr. Sumanth Reddy, Dr. Fabio Chacon

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

Workshop Enrollment Form

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

Walk-in Clinics

On specific days of the semester, faculty are invited to walk-in at any time to seek help for their online/hybrid course development, course redesign, using Blackboard Learn, Bb Collaborate and other teaching & learning applications, or related instructional technology questions.

Fall 2016 Availability:

  • Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4:30 PM in LIB 254 (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