Our training options teach you how to use the Blackboard Open LMS and Moodle platforms to their fullest potential. These successes will greatly increase both user adoption and the effectiveness of your institution's courses. Our offerings provide in-depth training on the core capabilities and uses of Blackboard Open LMS and Moodle.

Online Courses

Our online courses allow you to learn at your own pace through online resources that reveal the power of Blackboard Open LMS and Moodle. Our courses are currently available in English only.

Participants enrolled in facilitated courses will submit assignments for grading and will receive feedback, tailored to the kind of course they will be building. Facilitated courses also include forums for further one-on-one feedback between participants and facilitator.

Registration

You will need to register on this site in order to enroll in any of our online courses, even if your organization has already purchased seats in a course. Creating an account is free and takes only a few moments. 

Once logged in, enroll in a course by selecting its link from the list below. If your organization has already purchased seats in the course, then enter the provided enrollment key into the field next to your organization's name; OR purchase a seat by contacting the Blackboard training team.

Unlimited Training

Did you know that you can license our training materials to provide your organization with unlimited seats and usage of our training materials? Our TRAIN solutions include our most popular online courses, workshops, webinars, games, and job aids.

As a TRAIN customer, you can use and customize our materials to train your instructors, course builders, students, and administrators. We can host the materials for you, or you can host them on your own site. Download our Open LMS TRAIN Product Guide and reach out to the Blackboard training team at OpenLMStraining@blackboard.com to learn more.


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    facilitatedGet started in Blackboard Open LMS by learning how to navigate in the system and use its basic functionality to build courses. This course focuses on topics such as building resources and activities, configuring the gradebook, managing files, tracking completion, restricting access, adding videos, communicating with students, and using course management tools. You will also learn best practices to follow as you build your online courses and how to grade using the activity graders and the Open Grader. This course is facilitated by an instructor.

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    facilitatedTake your courses to the next level by learning the advanced features of Moodle/Blackboard Open LMS. This course focuses on creating activities that add collaboration, increase interactivity, and gain student feedback. It also covers the Personalized Learning Designer, Open Reports, ways to monitor progress, gamification features such as badges and H5P, groups and groupings, activity grading, outcomes, competencies, select third-party plug-ins, and course building best practices. This course is facilitated by an instructor.

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    facilitatedThis remote-facilitated course trains you not only to configure your site but also how to be an effective and efficient site administrator in the long term. With topics aligning to each area of the Open LMS Site Administration area, you will learn about managing users and courses, configuring your site to be secure, and more!

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    facilitatorThe goal of this course is to help teachers get started with online course design. While teachers know how to design a course for the face-to-face environment, they don't always have the knowledge required to design an online one. Designing online courses requires a paradigm shift in thinking about what a course is and how it is delivered. It can be more challenging than most expect. For this reason, we've created this course to aid in easing the transition and in creating an online course that meets the needs of both students and teachers.

    Participants will learn about delivery approaches, course structure and flow, and design strategies. This course also introduces participants to best practices for online course design, and it provides an Online Course Planning Document to use while planning and designing online courses. A course facilitator will review submitted design documents and provide feedback to course participants.

    This course focuses on course design and is not platform-specific; therefore, it is relevant to all users, no matter the system participants plan to use for delivering courses.

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    facilitatedThis remote-facilitated course trains you not only to configure your site but also how to be an effective and efficient site administrator in the long term. With topics aligning to each area of the Open LMS Site Administration area, you will learn about managing users and courses, configuring your site to be secure, and more!

    CrsDesc_SA_Essentials.pdfCrsDesc_SA_Essentials.pdf

    facilitatedGet started in Blackboard Open LMS by learning how to navigate in the system and use its basic functionality to build courses. This course focuses on topics such as building resources and activities, configuring the gradebook, managing files, tracking completion, restricting access, adding videos, communicating with students, and using course management tools. You will also learn best practices to follow as you build your online courses and how to grade using the activity graders and the Open Grader. This course is facilitated by an instructor.

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