January 2019 Blackboard Training Sessions

Scheduled group training sessions for January 2019 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. Please click on the training session link(s), which are posted in the calendar below, to register.

  • Getting Started with Blackboard:  introduction and overview of Blackboard's capabilities
  • Communication and Collaboration: survey of tools available to enhance course communication and collaboration
  • Assessing Student Knowledge and Managing Grades: review of online tests, surveys, assignments, and the grade center

January 2019 Blackboard Training Sessions

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

January 2019
Mon. Tue. Wed. Thur. Fri.

Jan 14

Getting Started
9:30 am


Jan 15

Getting Started
9:30 am


Jan 16

Communication and Collaboration
9:30 am

Jan 17

Assessment and Grades
9:30 am

Jan 18


Jan 21

Martin Luther King holiday

Jan 22

Getting Started
9:30 am

Jan 23

Communication and Collaboration
9:30 am

Jan 24

Assessment and Grades
9:30 am

Jan 25


First Day of Classes

Jan 29


Jan 30


Jan 31


Feb 1

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.