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ITS Tutorials: Blackboard Fast Track (Webinar)

Welcome to the USD Information Technologies Tutorials site.

All workshops continue to be offered at no charge to students, faculty, and staff at USD. So take advantage and register for the training you want today.

Thirty (30) minute Blackboard Bit training is designed to provide Faculty with quick valuable information to apply the same day! Check the calendar and register for Blackboard Bit courses. You'll be glad you did!

Request a Customized Departmental Training
Tell us about your specific departmental needs for a group training. You handle booking the campus location and we identify and provide a qualified trainer for your chosen training topic. Perfect for 8 or more that need a tailored solution.

Request an Individual On-Demand Training
Best for a specific consult on a task or workflow you, as an individual need to accomplish. Choose from our limited list of topics offered and we will pair you with a training solution that fits your needs. (Request a 2 Week Trial Account)
USD has partnered with to provide on-demand software training to faculty and staff. The training library offers nearly 110,000 tutorials on leading software topics like Microsoft Office, SPSS, Adobe Creative Suite, Blackboard, audio and video editing applications, and many more. These high-quality tutorials are taught by industry experts and available 24/7 for convenient, self-paced learning.

Featured self-paced training: Adobe |  Microsoft Office EndNote | Qualtrics | Turnitin | MATLAB and Simulink

Faculty Events: Visit the Instructional Technology site for information about other technology events.

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We are planning for 2015 already and want to know what you think about our workshop offerings. Please take time to share your feedback with us.

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend a workshop for which you have registered, we do appreciate you taking the time to cancel. Frequently, instructors will prepare hand-outs and cancelling will help save valuable energy and resources.


Blackboard Training

Blackboard Fast Track (Webinar)

Introductory Blackboard Training

Join us for our new Blackboard Fast Track (Webinar). This session includes 45 minutes of instruction on how to get started building an online presence for your course. Participants will join via a Adobe Connect session.

If you have never put anything onto Blackboard this session is a perfect starting point.

At the end of this workshop you will have:
1. Reviewed the USD course template
2. Understand the edit mode feature
3. Choose your course entry point
4. Upload a banner image
5. Uploaded your Syllabus
6. Upload your photo to your avatar
7. Create a content area with lecture materials in a folder structure
8. Upload files needed for next class session
8. Created an announcement for your students to read

If you are looking to use more features of Blackboard then please see our Blackboard New Essentials workshop.

* Bring your current course syllabus (.DOC or .PDF) and a minimum size 150 x 150 picture (.JPG or .PNG) of yourself to upload during the session.

Tutorial documents:

We are not offering “Blackboard Fast Track (Webinar)” this semester. It was last offered on December 16th, 2014.


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