Blackboard training, 2015/16

The EPS eLearning Team offer a range of Blackboard training sessions for academic and teaching support staff. Our suite of course cover aspects of Blackboard tools, Turnitin assignment setup and online marking.  All the sessions are an hour long and are usually held over lunchtimes.  To sign up for one of these sessions please go to the Staff Learning & Development’s online training catalogue and search for courses beginning with EPSELT. For information on non-Blackboard training opportunities, please make and enquiry to elearning@manchester.ac.uk.

We also have bespoke 1-to-1 training slots that can be booked via our website, giving you an hour of focussed training with a member of the eLearning Team. When booking these slots please outline your requirements so we can ensure we provide the best experience.

EPSELT002: Blackboard basics: content management

A short hands-on session in where you will learn about the following aspects of Blackboard:

  • Creating, editing and deleting menu items
  • The different types of content you can put into Blackboard
  • How to add, edit and move content items
  • Establishing a content structure in the content collection
  • Applying adaptive release rules to hide and reveal content
  • Previewing your Blackboard page – from a students perspective
  • Using deep links to navigate to content material

EPSELT003: Blackboard basics: communication and collaboration tools

  • Communication tools available in Blackboard
  • Collaboration tools available in Blackboard
  • How these tools can be used to support teaching and learning
  • The benefit of using these tools for you and your students
  • Best practice when using these tools
  • Where you can find further help and support

EPSELT004: Blackboard Basics – assignments & quizzes

  • Assignment basics
  • Introduction to Turnitin and Blackboard assignments
  • Overview of multiple choice quizzes (MCQs) in Blackboard (For more detailed training on quiz set up and options, we recommend EPSELT011)
  • Key points to consider

EPSELT006: Setting up assignments using Turnitin

  • The benefits of online assignment submission
  • The settings you need to be aware of
  • University policy on marking turnaround, anonymity and plagiarism checking
  • Features of Turnitin (and what you can’t do with it)
  • Please watch our Online Assignments Introduction video to decide if this session is right for you

EPSELT007: Marking assignments using Turnitin/Grademark

  • Online marking
  • Offline marking using an iPad app
  • Rubrics, quickmarks and grading forms
  • Release of marks and feedback

EPSELT008: Setting up Blackboard assignments

  • The benefits of online assignment submission
  • The settings you need to be aware of
  • Setting group assignments
  • University policy on marking turnaround, anonymity and plagiarism checking
  • Features of Blackboard assignment tool (and what you can’t do with it)
  • Please watch our Online Assignments Introduction video to decide if this session is right for you

EPSELT009: Marking assignments using Blackboard

  • Online marking
  • Anonymous and delegated marking
  • Rubrics
  • Release of marks and feedback

EPSELT010: Discussion Boards & Wikis Workshop

  • Introduction to Discussion Boards & Wikis
  • Settings to be aware of and time to create your own Discussion Boards & Wikis
  • Best practice tips to help maximise the impact
  • Advice to keep students engaged

EPSELT011: Blackboard quizzes

  • How to use automatically marked multiple choice questions to save time, engage your students, reinforce their learning and allow you (and them) to evaluate their progress.

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