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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 2016 Schedule:

  • Feb 2 to June 10, 2016 
    [no training during Holidays]
  • Schedule Thursdays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    — Instructors: Dr. Fabio Chacon (FC)

  • Location: CELT 345 Lab, 3rd Floor

  • Special workshop on behalf of the Provost Office:
    • Teaching with Blackboard for Engagement and Success (4h), Saturday April 23, 9:00AM-1:00PM - Two groups, 20 participants each
    • Teaching with Blackboard for Engagement and Success (4h), Saturday April 30, 9:00AM-1:00PM - Two groups, 20 participants each

Lead Instructors: Dr. Fabio Chacon (Academic Computing), Ms. Veena Radhakrishnan (JHU)

  • "LOTTO 1: Teaching Online" and "LOTTO 2:Course Development" training for June 2016 are included in the schedule.
    - Instructors: Dr. Katrina Kardiasmenos, Dr. Jennifer Johnson, 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 summer.

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.

Spring 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