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Blackboard Faculty Drop-In Support Sessions – January 2020
All sections of all courses automatically have shells created for them on Blackboard. These shells can be used for fully online and blended courses, and can also be used to organize face-to-face courses: distributing handouts, collecting assignments, communicating with students, and making grades available to students. See these video tutorials for assistance, or come to one of the weekly Drop-In Support sessions or via Zoom Conference, where a staff member from Technology-Based Learning Systems (TBLS) is available to assist you with Blackboard questions. See schedule below for specific date(s) and time(s):
|In-Person Support Sessions|
|March 3||Green Lodge, Room 109, Long Island||9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.|
|March 5||33 West 60th Street, Room 335, New York City||9 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|March 10||Green Lodge, Room 109, Long Island||9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.|
|March 12||33 West 60th Street, Room 335, New York City||9 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|March 24||Green Lodge, Room 109, Long Island||9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.|
|March 26||33 West 60th Street, Room 335, New York City||9 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|March 31||Green Lodge, Room 109, Long Island||9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.|
|March 2||Online||9 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|March 4||Online||9 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|March 6||Online||9 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|March 9||Online||9 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|March 11||Online||9 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|March 16||Online||9 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|March 17||Online||9 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|March 18||Online||9 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|March 23||Online||9 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|March 25||Online||9 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|March 27||Online||9 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|March 30||Online||9 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|Mon–Fri||Please call the Helpdesk at 1.800.462.9041||9 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
For Blackboard support sessions via Zoom, please feel free to contact Mr. Elpidio Dela Cruz, Jr. via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Technology Based Learning Systems department, which can be reached at 631.348.3317 extension 3098, to make an appointment.
Note: In order to join the online sessions, you must have an Internet connection, a headset, and a webcam.
Support for Faculty
Academic Computing Services is available to assist you with basic Blackboard functions such as:
- logging in
- uploading documents
- enabling student tracking
- copying course content from a previous semester
Please call 516.686.1400, or email email@example.com to make an appointment.
Technology-Based Learning Systems is available to assist you in using Blackboard's more advanced features such as:
- navigating within the course shell
- building course content
- using specific tools such as the Grade Center, journals, blogs, wikis, and discussion boards
- generating reports of student activity
- creating tests and quizzes
- creating assignments—with or without automatic plagiarism checks
- development of rich media
- keeping your course running in the event of an emergency closing
You can consult with TBLS through scheduled workshops, webinars, and calls or emails to the help desk. Call 800.462.9041 or 631.348.3317 and leave a message with your name, email address or phone number, and the best time to reach you, plus a short description of the problem you'd like help with.
If you need more information, or if there are specific Bb features you are interested in exploring, please contact Elpidio Dela Cruz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for Teaching and Learning is available to assist you in designing or redesigning your courses to:
- include more interaction and active learning
- increase student engagement with the content
- increase the time students spend 'on task'
- rethink the ways in which you assess student learning
You can schedule a consultation at your convenience by sending an email to email@example.com.