CSCC Digital Education & Instructional Services

Training


Blackboard Help: Individual Live Online Consultation with the Faculty Assistance Center

Do you need help with Blackboard? Would you like assistance setting up your course shell for next semester?

Instructors with questions or in need of Blackboard training — Please email your request for a personalized consultation session to teaching@cscc.edu.

Days and hours available: 9 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday.
Other hours considered upon request: Please give us at least 1 business day notice, if possible.
Blackboard Knowledgebase: How-to documents for Blackboard, Collaborate, Kaltura, and more — click here.


Faculty Professional Development Initiative (FPDi) Sessions

To see additional training opportunities offered through FPDi, please go to the FPDi Workshops page.


Live Online Training by Topic

Updated Sept. 22, 2020

An asterisk (*) after a topic name below means that new training dates have been added recently.

  1. Log into Cornerstone.

  2. Sign in with your CSCC username and password.

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  3. In the top menu bar of Cornerstone, hover over “Learning.”

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  4. In the drop-down menu, click “Events Calendar.”

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  5. On the Events Calendar, find the training you want to attend, then click its title. In the Session Details panel that appears, click the "Request" button in the lower-right corner to register for that training.

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There is a tool you may use to grade written assignments in Blackboard called Blackboard Annotate. Annotate replaces the New Box View and offers a more robust feature set for instructors to provide customizable feedback to students. Features include:

  • A sidebar summary view
  • Freehand drawing tools
  • Various color selections
  • Search
  • Content library
  • And more!

There is no monetary compensation for this workshop, but you will receive credit and a certificate upon completion.

All sessions below are live online using Collaborate. You can register by signing up on Cornerstone. Watch this 1-minute tutorial video on how to register.


Date
Time
None Currently Scheduled

Are you tired of using so much paper and grading by hand? In this training you will learn how to use Blackboard for assignment submissions and grading. We will show you how to create and deploy tests and quizzes — from simple multiple choice to math formulas — and how to use Blackboard surveys.

There is no monetary compensation for this workshop, but you will receive credit and a certificate upon completion.

All sessions below are live online using Collaborate. You can register by signing up on Cornerstone. Watch this 1-minute tutorial video on how to register.


Date
Time
Thursday, Oct. 1
9 - 9:30 AM
Friday, Oct. 16
11 - 11:30 AM

Now that all your tests are in Blackboard, this workshop will cover methods intended to make you feel more secure about students taking them at home.

There is no monetary compensation for this workshop, but you will receive credit and a certificate upon completion.

All sessions below are live online using Collaborate. You can register by signing up on Cornerstone. Watch this 1-minute tutorial video on how to register.


Date
Time
Monday, Oct. 5
11 AM - Noon
Thursday, Oct. 8
3 - 4 PM

Learn how to use features and tools within Blackboard to enhance your online classes: communication tools, timesavers, assessments, and evaluations.

There is no monetary compensation for this workshop, but you will receive credit and a certificate upon completion.

All sessions below are live online using Collaborate. You can register by signing up on Cornerstone. Watch this 1-minute tutorial video on how to register.


Date
Time
None Currently Scheduled

Are you new to using Blackboard? Do you have questions about your online courses? Let us address your concerns and show you the basics. Better understand college policies and processes for online course design and course copying.

There is no monetary compensation for this workshop, but you will receive credit and a certificate upon completion.

All sessions below are live online using Collaborate. You can register by signing up on Cornerstone. Watch this 1-minute tutorial video on how to register.


Date
Time
Wednesday, Sept. 23
3 - 3:30 PM

Need to brush up on your Grade Center skills? This workshop will introduce you to the main Grade Center features. Participants can also schedule additional one-on-one help with the Faculty Assistance Center following the workshop. All College faculty are required to use the Grade Center in Blackboard. According to a resolution approved by Academic Council: In order to increase student success, the OAA Digital Learning Committee recommends that all Columbus State faculty employ the Blackboard Grade Center for students in a manner which allows students to determine, at any point during the term, their current grade in the course (e.g. a running average; running total, weighted or unweighted; other up-to-date benchmark that allows a student to compare their performance to that course’s overall standards of assessment).

There is no monetary compensation for this workshop, but you will receive credit and a certificate upon completion.

All sessions below are live online using Collaborate. You can register by signing up on Cornerstone. Watch this 1-minute tutorial video on how to register.


Date
Time
Tuesday, Oct. 13
3 - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, Nov. 4
11 - 11:30 AM
Monday, Nov. 16
2 - 2:30 PM

Learn some Blackboard tips and techniques to enhance your online classes: communication tools, timesavers, assessments, and evaluations; and more! We will help you organize and use your Grade Center, Announcements, due dates and more. Bring your questions!

There is no monetary compensation for this workshop, but you will receive credit and a certificate upon completion.

All sessions below are live online using Collaborate. You can register by signing up on Cornerstone. Watch this 1-minute tutorial video on how to register.


Date
Time
Friday, Oct. 2
10 - 10:30 AM
Monday, Oct. 19
Noon - 12:30 PM
Friday, Nov. 13
9 - 9:30 AM

Learn how to put multimedia into your course materials for online use. Best practices will be covered as well as an overview of how the different tools commonly available can be used to create and deploy inclusive media.

There is no monetary compensation for this workshop, but you will receive credit and a certificate upon completion.

All sessions below are live online using Collaborate. You can register by signing up on Cornerstone. Watch this 1-minute tutorial video on how to register.


Date
Time
None Currently Scheduled

Discover the basics of using your Course Room in Blackboard Collaborate (a real-time, two-way web conferencing platform), including how to set up the room, how to connect to your room, how to allow your students to access the room, and how to manage basic interactions.

There is no monetary compensation for this workshop, but you will receive credit and a certificate upon completion.

All sessions below are live online using Livestream. You can register by signing up on Cornerstone. Watch this 1-minute tutorial video on how to register.


Date
Time
Friday, Sept. 25
9 - 10 AM
Tuesday, Sept. 29
5 - 6 PM

(Note: You should already have a good working knowledge of Collaborate when you attend this training.) Learn more sophisticated features of Blackboard Collaborate, including how to set up custom meetings/sessions (that can even be used across multiple courses or course sections), how to retrieve session recordings and share them with your students, how to use the interactive whiteboard, and the best way to share certain file types in your session.

There is no monetary compensation for this workshop, but you will receive credit and a certificate upon completion.

All sessions below are live online using Livestream. You can register by signing up on Cornerstone. Watch this 1-minute tutorial video on how to register.


Date
Time
Wednesday, Sept. 23
1:30 - 2:30 PM
Friday, Sept. 25
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Wednesday, Sept. 30
1:30 - 2:30 PM

(Note: You should already have a good working knowledge of Collaborate when you attend this training.) Review strategies and options for facilitating student group work in Blackboard Collaborate, both in your own class sessions and through the creation of custom sessions for your students on their own.

There is no monetary compensation for this workshop, but you will receive credit and a certificate upon completion.

All sessions below are live online using Livestream. You can register by signing up on Cornerstone. Watch this 1-minute tutorial video on how to register.


Date
Time
Friday, Sept. 25
Noon - 1 PM
Tuesday, Sept. 29
8 - 9 PM

Discover the basics of using Kaltura Capture — a desktop/webcam screen recording application you can use for free — including how to download and install it, how to set up your recording environment, how to make a simple screen recording of your desktop, and how to easily put that recording into your Blackboard course.

There is no monetary compensation for this workshop, but you will receive credit and a certificate upon completion.

All sessions below are live online using Livestream. You can register by signing up on Cornerstone. Watch this 1-minute tutorial video on how to register.


Date
Time
Wednesday, Sept. 23
9 - 10 AM
Monday, Sept. 28
1:30 - 2:30 PM
Wednesday, Sept. 30
9 - 10 AM

(Note: You should already have a good working knowledge of Kaltura Capture when you attend this training.) Learn more sophisticated features of Kaltura Capture, including how to create a dual-video recording and understand how it displays in Blackboard, how to take advantage of "special effects" while recording, and how to use live screen annotation tools.

There is no monetary compensation for this workshop, but you will receive credit and a certificate upon completion.

All sessions below are live online using Livestream. You can register by signing up on Cornerstone. Watch this 1-minute tutorial video on how to register.


Date
Time
Wednesday, Sept. 30
10:30 - 11:30 AM

Discover the basics of using My Media — an online video system like YouTube that is part of Blackboard — including how to upload and download videos within Blackboard, how to update and replace videos inside Blackboard, how to embed video content into your courses, and how to give students video-based feedback.

There is no monetary compensation for this workshop, but you will receive credit and a certificate upon completion.

All sessions below are live online using Livestream. You can register by signing up on Cornerstone. Watch this 1-minute tutorial video on how to register.


Date
Time
Wednesday, Sept. 23
5 - 6 PM
Tuesday, Sept. 29
9 - 10 AM

(Note: You should already have a good working knowledge of My Media when you attend this training.) Learn more sophisticated features of My Media, including how to share access to your videos both inside of Blackboard and outside of Blackboard (with anyone in the world), how to use a course video gallery (like making a Netflix or Hulu page for your course), and how to access video viewing analytics (understand how your students are or aren't watching your videos).

There is no monetary compensation for this workshop, but you will receive credit and a certificate upon completion.

All sessions below are live online using Livestream. You can register by signing up on Cornerstone. Watch this 1-minute tutorial video on how to register.


Date
Time
Tuesday, Sept. 29
10:30 - 11:30 AM

(Note: You should already have a good working knowledge of My Media when you attend this training.) Explore the web browser-based options for basic video editing, closed captioning, and even making interactive video quizzes — all inside the Blackboard system, using My Media.

There is no monetary compensation for this workshop, but you will receive credit and a certificate upon completion.

All sessions below are live online using Livestream. You can register by signing up on Cornerstone. Watch this 1-minute tutorial video on how to register.


Date
Time
Wednesday, Sept. 23
8 - 9 PM
Tuesday, Sept. 29
Noon - 1 PM

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