Blackboard Collaborate Workshops

Web Conference: Blackboard Collaborate - Marianne Kalinoski, Blackboard Inc.

August 31, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Online Workshop

Facilitator: Marianne Kalinoski, Blackboard Inc.

A walk through to access Collaborate through Learn as an instructor, how to create rooms and make rooms accessible to students inside Learn. Participants should be on their own computer to log in with microphone so they are able to participate in all the hands on activities.

Recommend logging in 15-30 minutes early to ensure we are able to start on time.

For past recordings using Blackboard Collaborate and to register, please contact to register.

Limited to 20 people per workshop

Blackboard Collaborate

September 15, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

September 24, 10:00 am - 11:00 am 

Facilitator: Michelle Johnson

Participants in this workshop will get a solid foundation, enabling them to successfully deliver live, interactive Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing sessions. Participants will learn how to effectively manage the session communication tools, display PowerPoint content and record sessions for later playback.

Participant Requirements:

This workshop is held online on Blackboard Collaborate. If you have not logged into Collaborate previously we recommend logging in 15-30 minutes early to ensure we are able to start on time.  We also recommend everyone have their own computer to log in with and microphone if possible so you are able to participate in all the hands on activities.

Space is limited and register is required for this workshop. Email to register.

Blackboard Workshops

Blackboard Learn Introductory Workshop & Lab

This workshop will provide you with an overview of Blackboard Learn.  Topics include: how to navigate Blackboard, how to personalize your course, and how to use Blackboard tools to add and organize course content. We will discuss design issues and best practices for online courses.

Lab: The last hour of this workshop is an optional hands-on lab for course development. ETS/Online staff will be available to answer questions and assist you with your individual Blackboard course shells.

Note: You may wish to bring a digital photo or avatar of yourself to create a welcome message during the workshop. You may also wish to bring a course syllabus, or other course content to upload.

Abbotsford G180:

Workshop dates TBA

Blackboard Learn Full Grade Centre - Gordon Jang

This is an advanced workshop. First hour we will provide an overview of the Full Grade Centre. We will review the basics for faculty who want to manually create columns to provide grades and feedback. We will then look at other tools to help you to manage the grade centre, such as Column Organization, Catagories and Smartviews. We'll go over Weighted Grades vrs. Total column. Second hour, we'll have open lab time to discuss use case scenerio or a time to address any other areas of Blackboard.

Workshop dates TBA

Blackboard Kaltura Building Block - Gordon Jang

Are you creating video assignments in your course? create video Introductions? I’ll be demonstrating the Kaltura building block in Blackboard Learn. You will learn how to:

  • access the tool in Blackboard
  • capture from your Webcam,
  • upload audio/video,
  • guideline for student Assignment

Workshop dates TBA

User/Group Tools - Gordon Jang

A demonstration in creating groups.

Workshop dates TBA

If interested in any of these workshops, please send an email for the desired workshop to

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