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ITS Tutorials: Blackboard: New Users

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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!

NEW! Faculty Learn at Lunch
Register today for a FREE Faculty Learn at Lunch to take an 90 minute in-depth focus on our newer academic technologies: Collaborate, Turnitin, Mediasite and Mobile Device Apps.

NEW! Student Quickstart 30 minute trainings in Serra 205
Check out the latest whiteboard schedule in Serra 205 for quick tips & tricks sessions including a tour of Blackboard, Excel basics, and a comparison of Presentation tools you can use to make your semester start off successfully.

Training Calendar for Workshops
View the calendar or sign-up for one of the topics below to get started. These instructor-led workshops taught in a classroom lab of less than 15 participants gives you the chance to learn software and applications hands-on.

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

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USD has partnered with to provide on-demand software training to all campus users. Lynda training offers nearly 110,000 video tutorials on leading software topics like Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, 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 online training:Microsoft Office EndNote | Qualtrics | Turnitin | MATLAB and Simulink

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.

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

Blackboard Training

Blackboard: New Users

Introductory Blackboard Training

Whether you are the instructor for a course or the leader for an organization, this workshop will give you an overview of Blackboard navigation basics and will teach how to upload documents, leverage system tools and communicate with your students (course) or participants (organization).

Learning Objectives

In this workshop, you will be introduced to:

a) New Interface, Navigation, Control Panel
b) Viewing Courses/Organizations as a Student/Participant: Edit Mode and Add Test Student
c) Personalizing Courses/Organizations and Blackboard Experience
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 seven courses coming up for “Blackboard: New Users”:

  • Wednesday, May 14th

    Taught by Allison Czapracki. 15 seats available.

    1. Wednesday, May 14th 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Serra 156B)
  • Thursday, May 29th

    Taught by Allison Czapracki. 15 seats available.

    1. Thursday, May 29th 12:15 p.m. - 02:15 p.m. (Serra 134)
  • Tuesday, June 17th

    Taught by Allison Czapracki. 15 seats available.

    1. Tuesday, June 17th 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Serra 156B)
  • Tuesday, July 8th

    Taught by Allison Czapracki. 15 seats available.

    1. Tuesday, July 8th 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Serra 156B)
  • Wednesday, July 30th

    Taught by Allison Czapracki. 15 seats available.

    1. Wednesday, July 30th 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Serra 156B)
  • Tuesday, August 19th

    Taught by Allison Czapracki. 15 seats available.

    1. Tuesday, August 19th 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Serra 156B)
  • Friday, August 29th

    Taught by Amber Stokes. 14 seats available.

    1. Friday, August 29th 01:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m. (Serra 155)

Past courses this semester

We’ve offered Blackboard: New Users four earlier times this semester.

  • Wednesday, April 9 with Allison Czapracki
  • Wednesday, March 19 with Allison Czapracki
  • Tuesday, February 25 with Allison Czapracki
  • Wednesday, February 12 with Allison Czapracki


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