Blackboard Institute

Robert Harris


The Bb institute provides a hands-on immersion workshop designed to help faculty prepare a Blackboard course site to be used to teach an Internet course or supplement a traditional course. Faculty can expect an exchange of information and ideas on Blackboard course design as well as use of the Internet for instructional purposes and incorporation of both electronic presentations as well as original and scanned images and digital photography into a course site, copyright and fair use policies, and long-term maintenance of electronic instructional materials.


You can expect a hands-on Blackboard experience from student and instructor perspectives. Foundational training in using Blackboard and the Internet for effective, efficient and appealing instruction. Training and time to produce working materials to be used in an online class or for Web-enhanced instruction.

Text and materials

Participants will be required to bring curriculum materials including, but not limited to, lecture notes, presentations, course outlines, handouts and worksheets in any format.


Participants will not earn grades for the workshop. However, the workshop will be evaluated via pre and post-surveys with opportunities to provide less formal feedback throughout the week. There will be a number of required assignments throughout the week. No work outside of the regular daily session will be required.

With IRT staff members, you and your Blackboard Institute cohort storm the heights of Blackboard and create wonderful online learning communities for our students and ourselves.

Registration contact information:

Workshops are free and a continental breakfast and lunch are provided. Pre-registration is required -- to register contact Junko Nagano: or 973.720.2659

Upcoming Blackboard Institute Dates:

Summer 2015: August 11 & 12

Jae Kim

Blackboard Refresher for previous attendees:

In response to faculty demand, we are now proudly offering a one-day Blackboard Refresher, which will go more deeply into a few selected functions of the Blackboard system.

Upcoming Bb Refresher Dates:

Fall 2015:    September 25

Click here for the day's full agenda.

Faculty should also feel free to just drop in the CTLT (Library 120k) during business hours for help with immediate issues. One-on-one workshops can also be arranged by contacting Ms. Giummarra (see above).