Spring 2017 Blackboard Training Sessions

Scheduled group training sessions for Spring 2017 are posted below. Training sessions are available to all faculty and grad students in the full-time programs of the Krieger and Whiting Schools.


Blackboard course sites are provided for all KSAS and WSE courses. Course sites are automatically created each semester by IT@JH and students are added to the sites by the registrar.

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Blackboard Documentation & Reference

Getting Started Tip Sheet

How-To Documentation (from Hopkins)

On Demand Learning Center (from Blackboard)

FAQ - General Blackboard

Support Contacts

Please note that the CER provides Blackboard support for courses that are part of the full-time KSAS and WSE programs. If you are teaching for the part-time programs (AAP or EP), please contact the appropriate instructional technology support center.

  • For course design, “how-to” questions, and general feedback, please send an email to

Training Sessions:

All trainings will take place in the CER conference room in the MSE Library. Directions to the CER. Scheduled trainings will be posted below. Instructors in KSAS/WSE may schedule individual trainings at any time:

Getting Started with Blackboard: This session will provide you with an introduction and overview of Blackboard's capabilities. We will cover basic navigation in the Blackboard interface as well as how to add, organize, and modify course content.

Communication and Collaboration: Blackboard offers several tools to enhance course communication and collaboration. Learn how to manage course discussions, email students, TAs, and instructors through Blackboard, create groups for team assignments, and set up a course blog. We will also review some of the other tools available, including Blackboard’s notification system which automatically notifies course members of any changes to the course site.

Assessing Student Knowledge and Managing Grades: Learn how to create and manage online tests and surveys in Blackboard, as well as create assignments that students can submit online. We will also explore the grade center, including how to add items to the gradebook, calculate and weight grades, release grades to students, and download/upload grades.

Grade Center Open Hours: This is a chance for you to stop in and ask any questions you may have about creating columns, calculating final grades, and exporting grades to Excel in Blackboard. No registration required.

Spring 2017 Blackboard Training Sessions

Faculty in Arts & Sciences/Engineering may request individual training at any time.

Blackboard postings on JHU Calendar

Click on title for more information and to register. Note: January 2017 trainings are closed. Additional Blackboard training sessions will be offered in August 2017.

January 2017
Mon. Tue. Wed. Thur. Fri.

Jan 16


Jan 17

Getting Started

Getting Started
3:00 pm

Jan 18

Comm. and Collab.
9:30 am

Jan 19

Jan 20

Assessment and Grades
9:30 am

Jan 23

Getting Started
9:30 am

Jan 24

Getting Started
9:30 am

Jan 25

Comm. and Collab.
9:30 am

Jan 26

Assessment and Grades
9:30 am

Jan 27

Jan 30

First Day of Classes

Jan 31

Feb 1

Feb 2

Feb 3

Blackboard 9 Sandbox Sites

Sandbox sites allow faculty to try the new features and interface of Blackboard in a test environment. Content added to sandbox sites is not saved or migrated to any production courses. Sandbox instructions in PDF format.