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Getting Started: Building Your Portal Course (Feb 23)

February 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


February 23, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Facilitator: Melvin Chien, Faculty Liaison, Technology

The University of Toronto’s Learning Portal uses the Blackboard learning management system to provide online access to course materials and a variety of tools to enhance teaching and learning activities.

This two-hour hands-on session has been developed for instructors, teaching assistants and course administrators who are new to Blackboard and are looking to get an overview of the system and tools available.

This session will cover the following:

  • Understanding the lifecycle of a U of T Blackboard course
  • Organizing and managing a Blackboard course
  • Managing enrolments, posting files,
  • Using the Discussion Board
  • Sending announcements and emails through Blackboard
  • Exploring additional features such as  Export & Archive and the Grade Center



CTSI Computer Lab
130 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5 Canada
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Melvin Chien