What Is Blackboard?
Blackboard is a Web-based learning management system (LMS) designed to support fully online courses or provide a space for face-to-face course supplementation. Blackboard provides many types of tools and features for enriching the learning experience.
How Does It Work?
Blackboard integrates with MyMav to provide a space for each course taught each semester. Student enrollments and faculty assignments are handled automatically by the system. A fully functional course space, called a “shell,” provides tools for displaying content, interacting with students, and assessing students’ work. Blackboard supports various media types for creating engaging content, such as the following:
- Audio and video, for example Youtube videos and Echo360 Lecture Capture for more engrossing lectures
- Discussion and journaling tools for interacting with students and encouraging them to engage with the content
- A powerful, interactive grade center and assessment tools enable instructors to record and assess students’ work in a variety of ways
How Do I Use It?
Simply log in and get started! CDE Training provides face-to-face classes, Webinars, and other online training materials to help you build your course.
One-day, basic sessions and four-day, comprehensive sessions are held every week. Check the Training Workshops for sessions and sign-up information.
Instructional materials are available for learning on your own, such as On Demand videos and help manuals.