Blackboard Training Information

Existing Users - Instructors who h​ave completed training previously:

  • If you completed the training prior to 2016, you completed the Blended/Online Training. You are not required to go through the training again. Resources are available in the Online Instructional Resources course in Blackboard.
  • From 2016-April 2020, you had the choice of the Web Enhanced or Blended/Online training.
    • If you previously completed only the Web Enhanced Training, you will need to sign up below for the Blended/Online Training in order to teach Blended or Online classes.

If you are unsure which training you completed, please contact one of the Instructional Designers in Distance Learning.


​​​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 the Blended/Online Training session below. 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. You can complete it any time prior to the deadline. Our Instructional Designers are available 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.

Blended/Online​ Training Sign-Up

  • This course covers basic necessities, such as the DMACC Template, Announcements, Syllabus, Your Instructor contact information, and the Grade Center​ (i.e., setting up your gradebook).
  • ​You are required to develop 3 weeks of​ a fully onli​ne course, which includes adding content and graded tools (e.g., Discussion Board, Journal, Assignment, Test).
  • After successfully completing the Blended/Online Training, you will be paid a $300 stipend if you are assigned to teach a course.​ You will be able to teach Web Enhanced, Real-time Virtual, Web Blended, and/or Online courses.

Fall 2020 Session​ - Sign up by filling out the Blended/Online Training Sign-Up form.

  1. Start: August 17 End: December 8 (or ASAP if needed to teach at the start of Fall Semester

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

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​NOTICE: The Blackboard Web Enhanced Training is no longer an option (as of April 17, 2020).