Training and Workshops
Blackboard Training on Demand
ITS' Blackboard-certified trainers are available to provide customized, face-to-face Blackboard training workshops for groups of five or more. Workshops can cover single or multiple topics. To request a customized Blackboard training workshop for your department, send an email to email@example.com.
Popular training topics include:
• Blackboard 101: an introduction to using Blackboard.
• Assessment: creating tests and surveys.
• Assignments: creating, grading, and returning assignments to students.
• Blackboard Basics: setting up and organizing a course, making it available, getting help.
• Grade Center: setting up and using Blackboard's Gradebook.
• Turnitin and GradeMark: checking for originality, providing student feedback, grading work.
• Using Multimedia: uploading, embedding, and using multimedia content in a course.
One-on-one consultation and general assistance requests may also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blackboard Self-Help Resources
As a USC faculty member, you have full access to lynda.com, a comprehensive online training provider offering more than 1,200 video-based courses on a broad range of computing topics, including many step-by-step tutorial videos on how to use Blackboard. Lynda.com can be accessed either from Blackboard by clicking the Login button at the bottom of the home page or by visiting the USC lynda.com website at www.usc.edu/its/lynda/. Most videos at lynda.com are less than five minutes in length.
Group & Customized Training
The Center for Scholarly Technology (CST) schedules group and customized training sessions for USC faculty and staff to learn how to use the evolving set of technologies offered by CST to support teaching and learning.
Current training topics include:
Customized training sessions are tailored to meet the needs of a specific school or department. Please contact email@example.com to request a customized training session, and go to Events Calendar for event dates and times.
CST offers workshops to help faculty, staff, and administrators learn the best ways to use learning technologies through hands-on, personalized instruction. Workshop topics vary, but center around the following themes:
- Instructional design
- Technology-enhanced assessment
- Learning technologies