Well, Bored Teacher, it's time to take your Blackboard game up a level!
|From the darkness of a summer without students comes the light |
of having time to learn to better utilize tools like Blackboard.
The real trick to Blackboard, the staggering point that holds many teachers back from adopting the
tool, is the initial learning curve. Like anything that is powerful and new, getting started is the overwhelming part. However, there are some resources that SDW teachers can utilize to jumpstart their Blackboard learning and get them on track to be a Blackboard Master by fall.
Stages of Learning Blackboard
With that said, we typically encourage teachers to go through this progression as they learn to utilize Blackboard for instructional purposes:
- Course Design
- Course Building
- Course/Class Management in Blackboard
- Communication and Collaboration Tools
- Assessment and Survey Tools
Resources for Learning to Use Blackboard
Blackboard Course in Blackboard
Blackboard Tutorials Playlist on YouTubeAnother resource available directly from the School District of Waukesha is our Blackboard Tutorials playlist on YouTube. We have curated this playlist to provide some of the most informative, personalized, direct tutorial videos we could find (or could make) to deliver relevant information as you learn to utilize Blackboard. Many of these videos are also embedded within the Blackboard in SDW course mentioned above.
Check it out. We are constantly adding new tutorials and videos to this playlist.
The link to the playlist is here:
Blackboard Learn Videos Direct from Blackboard
Blackboard has made an increasing commitment to establishing better tutorials and guides for end users (students, teachers, and system administrators) over the past few years. One result of that has been the Blackboard Learn Video centers. We recommend you check back here regularly to answer questions that you have about what Blackboard can do, how to do things within Blackboard, and to find resources to teach your students and parents about Blackboard.
The primary link (I'd bookmark this) is here:
Throughout that page there are subsequent links that may appeal to just students and just instructors.
All considered, there are SO many resources available to begin your journey to learning to utilize Blackboard well that you may just fill up your idle time becoming a Blackboard Master as you eagerly wait for your students to return.