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Blackboard, training


Purdue University’s faculty members have been using the same course management system, Blackboard Vista™, for more than 5 years. With the operational lifespan of Blackboard Vista coming to an end, Purdue implemented Blackboard Learn™ as its new course management system. Purdue’s Teaching and Learning Technologies team was faced with helping faculty not only move their existing content from Blackboard Vista to Blackboard Learn, but also to train them on the new system. In this session, learn how Purdue’s Educational Technologists assisted faculty with the transition by developing a variety of classroom-based training modules from demonstration style to hands-on and self-paced. Based on training session feedback, our educational technologists modified training material and session format to meet the various learning styles of session attendees. Different learning modalities, combined with additional supplemental materials such as instructional videos, proved to be a powerful combination.