Teaching with Blackboard

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    Blackboard™ is a learning management system (LMS) used campus-wide at Morton College. The system allows faculty to post course materials, deliver online tests and surveys , hold online discussion and many other course-related functions. Many courses are conducted exclusively online through the Blackboard at Morton.

    All currently-enrolled students and teaching faculty have access to the Blackboard system. Users who are new to teaching with Morton College Blackboard system may wish to examine the checklist below to get started.

    You may also find various resources available throughout this site and consider attending an upcoming face-to-face Blackboard workshop for  faculty & staff. 

     

    New Semester Checklist

     

    • obtain a Morton College network account
    • try to log into both Panther Portal and the Blackboard directly
    • reach out MIS Helpdesk to get account created for Blackboard if step two failed
    • log into the Blackboard and check for your blackboard courses listed
    • contact your department chair or deans to verify your class assignment and make sure it has been entered into Morton College information system
    • contact MIS Helpdesk for missing courses
    • contact Xiaoling Gan for merging multiple course sections of a course
    • import course cartridge or copy course content from previous courses you taught in the Blackboard
    • consult with Blackboard administrator or instructional technologist for course development or Blackboard course design features.
    • take Blackboard training tutorials and workshops
    • when the new semester is approaching, check course properties to make sure your course has been made available to view by your students.
    • compare your Panther Portal class roster with enrolled student users in your blackboard classes, contact MIS helpdesk for any missing students
    • contact Xiaoling Gan to add additional access for teaching assistant, department chairs, deans, advisors etc.
    • notify your students the availability of your course in the Blackboard. (let you students know as well if you do not plan to use the Blackboard at all)
    • enjoy teaching with the Blackboard