Resources for Getting started With Blackboard

For instructors who are new to Blackboard or who just want a refresher, there are a number of ways to learn.

  1. See the recently-launched CTL resource, “Teaching with Blackboard.”
  2. For general one-on-one help setting up your course and getting to know Bb, you may wish to visit our walk-in support hours.
  3. Keep an eye on our events calendar, as we periodically offer Blackboard intro courses, which cover such topics as:
    • Introduction to Bb (the what’s and the where’s)
    • Grade Center set up
    • Communication tools
    • Grading with rubrics
    • Delivering tests and assessments
  4. There are many help files and documentation articles available on our site, as well as on Lynda.com, (to which UVM subscribes – see how to log in and access Lynda materials).
  5. For a deeper dive into teaching fully online, the CTL offers a four-week, cohort-based, 100% online course known as “Teaching Effectively Online (TEO).” Find out more about this program, including application details and upcoming session start dates, on the TEO webpage.
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