Blackboard Basics and Beyond: Making your Teaching Life Easier

Are you looking for more efficient ways to use Blackboard Course Management System? Are you interested in making your teaching easier with the use of tools in Blackboard? Are you open to new ways of accepting, presenting and grading assignments in your course? Do you want to give quizzes or tests online in your course?

In this session, Blackboard Support Specialists Linda Leake and Mike Homan will describe how to use the resources in Blackboard can assist you with many tasks during the term of your course. Blackboard can also help with organization of materials, assignments, community building and grades.

As a result of attending this session, you will be able to:

  • Generate ideas and approaches to incorporate the use of Blackboard tools for your course;
  • Identify ways you can use Blackboard as an enhancement to your class; and
  • Utilize the grade center to help with calculating and tracking of grades for various assignments.

Session Date

  • 9/22/2016

    Thursday, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    Delphi Center Lab, Room 244
    Ekstrom Library

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Presenter Bios

Linda Leake, M.Ed., serves as a computer specialist, UofL Blackboard technical support and trainer, as well as instructional designer for the Delphi Center. She assists UofL faculty in developing and using computer presentations and technologies for instructional use in the classroom. Linda specializes in computer presentations, project consulting, and web-course development. She was a recipient of the 2004 Outstanding Performance Award and continues to provide excellent service to the university community.

Mike Homan is a Blackboard systems administrator at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning, and he enjoys teaching about technology tools and applications to faculty and students of all ages and abilities. As a Japanese-English bilingual who is both an instructor and a linguistics graduate student, Mike regularly applies his skills at bridging cultural and language differences to help instructors maneuver between face-to-face and online classroom technologies.

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