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ITS Tutorials: Blackboard: Essentials

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Blackboard Training

Blackboard: Essentials

Introductory Blackboard Training

This course is designed to give faculty, staff, and teaching assistants the foundation to build a Blackboard course or organization. It is a prerequisite before having a course activated in Blackboard.

Introductory Learning Objectives

a) Interface, Navigation, Control Panel
b) Viewing Courses/Organizations as a Student/Participant: Edit Mode and Add Test Student
c) Add content (documents, syllabus, hyperlinks, video)
d) Communication & Collaborative tools
e) Assignments and Grade Center
f) Group and User Management


  • Basic Computer Skills
  • MySanDiego Account and Password

Tutorial documents:

We have one course coming up for “Blackboard: Essentials”:

  • Thursday, December 17th

    Taught by Emily Booth and Allison Czapracki. 14 seats available.

    1. Thursday, December 17th 01:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m. (Serra 156B)

Past courses this semester

We’ve offered Blackboard: Essentials seven earlier times this semester.

  • Tuesday, November 17 with Allison Czapracki
  • Tuesday, October 27 with Emily Booth and Allison Czapracki
  • Wednesday, October 14 with Allison Czapracki
  • Wednesday, September 23 with Emily Booth and Allison Czapracki
  • Thursday, September 10 with Emily Booth and Allison Czapracki
  • Tuesday, September 8 with Emily Booth and Allison Czapracki
  • Monday, August 31 with Emily Booth and Allison Czapracki


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