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Skill Builder Boot Camp

Everything you need to know about Blackboard in 2 days!

Wednesday, June 14 through
Thursday, June 15
On Campus : ENGR 102

New to UMBC or teaching with Blackboard? Need to refresh your skills? Interested in an existing technology or resource?

The Skill Builder Boot Camp is a comprehensive 2-day workshop to provide hands-on training in core components of Blackboard and supporting technologies (Bb Collaborate, TechSmith Relay, etc.) available to faculty at UMBC. 

Our SU2017 schedule (tentative) includes:

Times are approximate

Day One - June 14

Day Two - June 15

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Getting Started in Blackboard (M)

Communication Tools (M)

10:00 - 10:45

Building Course Content (H)

Bb Collaborate (M)

10:45 - 11 AM

Coffee break

Coffee break

11:00 - 11:45

Hands-on: Challenge Activity

Bb Assignments & Tests (H)

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch: Best Practice Discussion

Lunch: Challenge Activity

1:00 - 1:45

Screencasting Fundamentals (T)

Grading & the Grade Center (T)

2:00 - 2:45

Course Management (H)

Learning Analytics (T)

3:00 - 3:30

Coffee / Flex-Time

Coffee / Flex-Time

Space is limited to 16 participants for personalized support and hands-on opportunities to practice. Each day begins at 9 AM and ends at 4 PM. Lunch is provided.

Upon completion of the Skill Builder Boot Camp, faculty will receive a Certificate.


  • The Skill Builder Boot Camp will take place in ENGR 102. The room occasionally gets a little chilly so we recommend sweaters and jackets.
  • This workshop is BYOD - Bring Your Own Device - for an optimal experience. We do have Chromebooks available for web-based activities. 
  • The first session begins at 9 AM, but the room will be open at least 15 minutes before.
  • If you are no longer able to attend this workshop, please click on “I Cannot Attend” no later than Monday, June 12.

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