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Adjunct Online Orientation to Blackboard

Get your Bb course ready for Day 1 of the term



Date & Time

July 26, 2022, 6:00 pm7:30 pm


For adjunct faculty, getting started with Blackboard may feel overwhelming at times. During this 90-minute orientation, Instructional Technology staff will review the basics of getting started with Blackboard Ultra to ensure that your course is ready on the first day of the semester. Topics covered during this orientation include: 

  • Converting your Blackboard course shell to Blackboard Ultra
  • Content
    • Creating folders and modules
    • Uploading content 
    • Externally linking to cloud storage
  • Communication
    • Adding instructor contact information and communication expectations
    • Posting announcements and sending student emails
    • Creating discussion boards (including student introductions)
  • Gradebook
    • Creating assignments
    • Setting up a gradebook to match your grading schema

Additionally, adjunct faculty who are more familiar with Blackboard and want to learn about UMBC technologies will be enrolled in a self-paced, asynchronous course.  

To RSVP for the event, please click “Going” below and be sure to add the event to your calendar!

*Note that this session will only proceed with 10 or more participants. 

Prior to the event: 
This webinar will take place in a Blackboard Collaborate virtual conference room. Enter the webinar up to 15 minutes before the start time. Use the "Join Online Event" link above to join the session.
Prior to the event
  1. For the best viewing experience, we recommend using Chrome or Firefox, preferably the most recent updates to those browsers. Closing any unnecessary browser tabs will help conserve your bandwidth.   
  2. If this is your first time joining one of our webinars, please review the Bb Getting Started Guide or our Quick Start Guide for All Users. You will also find additional helpful information for using Blackboard Collaborate at our extensive FAQs.
  3. After joining the session, please configure your audio. Having trouble accessing Collaborate? Please see our Troubleshooting Audio Problems or Networking Issues for Collaborate guide.

For instructors that have not yet received their myUMBC account and would like to attend this training, please email Collin Sullivan at: collinsullivan@umbc.edu