Blackboard Manager & Simple Course Design

About this Event


New Blackboard course shells are automatically created for all courses each semester, but NDSU instructors will NOT see these new courses in their Blackboard course lists until they have activated the course using the NDSU-specific Blackboard Manager utility each semester. Workshop participants will learn how to use Blackboard Manager to activate their courses, and optionally, merge multiple course sections into a combined course shell, or copy content from a previous course into the new course shell. 

“One of the most important tools instructors have to help establish a productive …learning experience is … the learning management system (LMS)”. Learn how to create a simple course navigational structure to improve student access and productivity.


Intended Audience 

Faculty, Lecturers, Instructors and, Graduate Teaching Assistants 


Learning Objectives: 

  • Blackboard Manager
    • Activate a single course section so it appears in the instructor’s Blackboard course list 
    • Activate and merge multiple course sections into a combined “parent/child” course 
    • Copy content from a previous Blackboard course shell to the new course shell for the current semester 
    • View the activated courses in the Blackboard course lists 
    • Understand how to work with combined parent/child courses 
  • Simple Course Design
    • Describe simple course design
    • Identify key design components
    • Compare several design structures
    • Create an organization plan

Tuesday, August 10th 11:00 am and 2:30 pm (Zoom Only)
Wednesday, August 11th 9:00 am and 1:00 pm (Zoom and In Lab)
Thursday, August 12th 11:00 am (Zoom Only)
Friday, August 13th 10:00 am (Zoom Only)
Monday, August 23rd 9:00 am (Zoom Only)
Tuesday, August 24th 2:30 pm (Zoom Only)

Virtual Zoom Link:
Lab Room: QBB 132

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Keywords:workshops   Doc ID:112718
Owner:Sharley K.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2021-07-29 11:21 CDTUpdated:2021-08-11 15:14 CDT
Sites:IT Knowledge Base
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