Blackboard: Strategies and Tools

Blackboard is a course management system available to all KU instructors, enabling them to post learning materials, communicate with students, create online quizzes and assignments, and manage course data.

The Blackboard Strategies and Tools workshop provides an overview of tools and features in Blackboard. Participants will explore the system from a technical viewpoint (i.e., what buttons to push) as well as discuss several instructional ideas and tips for using Blackboard to improve student learning (i.e., why you'd want to push the buttons in the first place). KU policies and procedures related to Blackboard accounts, copyright, and intellectual property will also be reviewed. Handouts and materials are provided.


If this session date does not work out for your schedule, we would be happy to set up a one-on-one deskside consulting session, or even a customized departmental workshop.  Details on how to request these are found on



Blackboard is a Web-based instructional tool. Therefore a basic understanding of the Internet, e-mail, Web browsers, and other productivity software (e.g. word processing) is helpful.

This is the introductory Blackboard workshop.

In addition, you should have basic computing skills