Faculty Training


Blackboard training & faculty mentor support.

Getting Started: Teaching With Blackboard 9.1
Good learning and success for students begins with great teaching.  Distance Education wants to do everything possible to ensure your online teaching experience is the best it can be.  That starts with training on the use of RCCD’s Learning Management System for all online-based learning, Blackboard (Bb) 9.1.  Faculty who are new to online-based teaching must complete the Bb Academy.  The Academy consists of practical and essential information to get you started in the online environment.  For RCCD faculty, this is an opportunity to not only learn the new tools and features for online instruction, but also to be updated on the latest distance education State and Federal regulations.
Please note: Blackboard training is for full-time or associate instructors only.
To reserve your spot, please fill out the Online Blackboard Academy enrollment form.
Please do not sign up unless you are sure you can participate and complete your training.

If you are offering a web-enhanced course and do not plan on using Blackboard through Open Campus, you do not have to attend the Online Blackboard Academy. For instance, if you only wish to post a syllabus online you can contact Mark Knight for assistance with setting up an academic web site.

Open Campus Blackboard training & support for faculty:
Vincent Alonzo (vincent.alonzo@rccd.edu)
Derek Moore (derek.moore@rccd.edu)

Spring 2017 Distance Education Training & Workshops:

February 16, 1:00 PM  “Getting the Most Out of the Bb Grade Center" - Riverside DL 206
February 22, 10:30 AM: "Working with Bb Assignment tool" - Norco LIB 108
February 28, 11:30 AM: "Creating Tests & Availability Exceptions (for DSPS students) in Bb" - Moreno Valley HM 333

March 3, 2:00 PM: "Getting the Most Out of the Bb Discussion Board" - Moreno Valley HM 335 & Riverside DL 206
March 6, 12:00 PM: "Using Bb Grading Rubrics" - Moreno Valley SAS 101
March 15, 2:00 PM: "Effectively Using Respondus in Bb" - Norco LIB 108
March 21, 11:00 AM:"Using Turnitin with Bb" - CAADO 324A
March 30, 10:30 AM:"Creating Mashups & Using Video/Audio in Bb" - Moreno Valley HM 335

April 4, 1:00 PM: "Copying Content Using Course-to-Course Navigation in Bb"- CAADO 324A
April 10, 12:00 PM: "BYOQ (Bring Your Own Bb Questions)" - CAADO TBA
April 19, 10:00 AM: "Creating Tests & Availability Exceptions (for DSPS students) in Bb" - Norco ATEC 118
April 27, 11:00 AM: "Using Turnitin with Bb" - CAADO 325A

May 1 2:30 PM: "Getting the Most Out of the Bb Grade Center" - Moreno Valley SAS 101
May 9, 2:00 PM: "BYOQ(Bring Your Own Bb Questions"- Norco LIB 108
May 17, 11:30 AM:"Working with Bb Assignment tool"- Riverside TBA
May 23, 10:00 AM:"Using Turnitin with Bb" - CAADO 209
May 30, 2:00 PM: "BYOQ(Bring Your Own Bb Questions" - CAADO 209


Please note: these sessions will be offered face-to-face at the locations listed and can be attended "live" through the internet via mobile device or computer using RCCD’s Adobe Connect.

For more information or to request Bb Training / Bb Workshop contact Distance Education at http://www.opencampus.com/faculty/forms/faculty_forms_faculty_assistance.html.

You can also contact a mentor to assist via email:
Anya-Kristina Marquis - Moreno Valley(anya-kristina.marquis@mvc.edu)
Jose Duran - Moreno Valley (jose.duran@mvc.edu)
Cathy Brotherton - Norco (cathy.brotherton@norcocollege.edu)
Dorothy Gaylor – Riverside (dorothy.gaylor@rcc.edu)

Oliver Thompson – Riverside (oliver.thompson@rcc.edu)

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