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
  • Fall 2017 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 December 12th​

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 have Web Enhanced courses
  • Fall 2017 Sessions - There are no more sessions for Fall 2017. Spring Sessions will be posted in December.
    1. Session 1: (no longer available)
      Start: Tuesday, August 29
      End: Tuesday, September 19 at 10AM CST
    2. Session 2:​​ (no longer available)​
      Start: Tuesday, September 26
      End: Tuesday, October 17 at 10AM CST
    3. Session 3: (no longer available)
      Start: Tuesday, October 24
      End: Tuesday, November 14 at 10AM CST
    4. Session 4: (no longer available)
      Start: Tuesday, November 21
      End: Tuesday, December 12 at 10AM CST​​

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