Blackboard Training Information

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​NOTICE: If you have already completed Blackboard training in the past, you do NOT need to sign up again to use the Gradebook. Instead, please see the Blackboard Gradebook Expectations​ ​​​​​​​​​​​page.

​​​New Users - Instructors who h​ave not completed training previously:

You must complete Blackboard training prior to using Blackboard. DMACC policy reads: All online instructors must be trained and certified on using the Blackboard Learning Management Sy​stem (LMS) by the Distance Learning department.

How the Training W​or​ks

  • Sign up for ONE of the training options below (do NOT sign up for both) using the appropriate form. You will NOT receive a confirmation email from the form.​
  • You will receive login instructions in your DMACC email when we are ready for you to begin or on the session start date.
  • The entire Blackboard training course is completed online and is self-paced. Our Instructional Designers are available by email, telephone, or in-person if you would like additional assistance.
  • In order to successfully complete the training, all required work must be completed by the end date listed for yo​ur session.

​Option 1: Web Enhanced Training

If you plan to teach only face-to-face courses and use Blackboard for the gradebook or Web Enhance your course with other components, sign up for this ​Web Enhanced training.

  • Covers basic necessities, such as the DMACC Template, Announcements, Syllabus, Your Instructor contact information, and the Grade Center​
  • Requires you to start setting up your gradebook
  • Spring 2020 Session​ - Sign up by filling out the Web Enhanced Training Sign-Up Form.​
    • Open all semester long; sign up at any time and work at your own pace
    • Complete the training no later than May 8th, 2020
    • Note - If you need to use Blackboard starting Spring 2020, please complete ASAP.

Option 2: Blended/Online​ Training

If you plan to teach Web Blended and/or fully Online courses soon, sign up for this Blended/Online training.

  • Covers everything in the Web Enhanced Training with additional requirements for tools, such as Tests, Discussion Boards, and Journals
  • ​Requires you to develop 3 weeks of​ a fully onli​ne course
  • You can also teach Web Enhanced courses
  • After successfully completing the Blended/Online Training, you will be paid a $300 stipend if you are assigned to teach a course.​
  • Spring 2020 Sessions​ - Sign up by filling out the Blended/Online Training Sign-Up Form.
    1. ​​​Session 1:
      Start: Tuesday, January 21st
      End: Tuesday, February 11th at 10AM​ Central​​
    2. Session 2:​
      Start: Tuesday, February 18th
      End:​ Tuesday, March 10th at 10AM Central
    3. Session 3:
      Start: Tuesday, March 17th
      End: Tuesday,​ April 7th at 10AM Central​
    4. Session 4:
      Start: Tuesday, April 14th
      End: Tuesday,​ May 5th at 10AM Central

If you have any questions about the Training, please ​contact one of the Instructional Designers in Distance Learning.