Training Offered By Blackboard


Instructor Blackboard Learn Ultra Tutorials VIEW NOW!

Get familiar with features in minutes. Watch short, engaging Blackboard Help videos on their YouTube channel.


Instructor Webinar Series Register Now!

Choose from a variety of Blackboard Ultra session times and topics, including:

  • Blackboard Learn Ultra Basics
  • Grading and Managing the Gradebook in Learn Ultra
  • Creating Assessments in Learn Ultra
  • Improving Student Engagement in Learn Ultra
  • Using Groups in Learn Ultra
  • Ultra-Advantage - Converting a Course from Learn Original to Learn Ultra
  • Blackboard Learn Ultra Best Practices





Blackboard Ultra Training COurse

This asynchronous course is designed for those experienced in Blackboard Learn who are moving to Blackboard Ultra. During this course, we will cover building content and assessment items as well as using communication tools. You will have the opportunity to communicate with your peers and practice what you’ve learned in an Ultra shell course. Participants will gain a basic understanding of effective course design and development in the Ultra platform. Course activities include weekly reflective discussions, practical assignments, and optional webinars. The course will be facilitated by an instructional designer.

Duration: 4 weeks
Dedication: 4 hours per week


Preparing to Teach Online at YSU Register Now!

Preparing to Teach Online at YSU is a self-paced training taught in Blackboard Ultra. The course is designed to help YSU faculty prepare to develop and teach online courses. Successful completion means that you meet the training requirements for developing and teaching an online course at YSU. Enrollment is not limited to those who are new to the online experience or those who haven't met the training requirement. You are encouraged to sign up as a refresher or as an opportunity to engage in discussions about best practices in the online environment. The estimated time to complete is 8 hours.

Cyberlearning Community Meeting

None scheduled at this time.
If you would like to be added to our CL Community communication list to receive reminders for upcoming meetings, please contact Joe Alberti or Stephanie Adams.

Online Accessibility Course

This course is currently available for those utilizing Blackboard. Please contact the Instructional Design and Development Center in the Department of Cyberlearning for more information.


previously recorded Cyberlearning TRAINING

Blackboard Ultra Basics

In this session, you will learn how to access and navigate a Blackboard Ultra course, add a syllabus and other files, and create an assignment. This webinar is geared towards new users of Blackboard or users looking to upgrade from Blackboard Original. Blackboard Ultra is Blackboard’s newest course view which provides improved workflows and an updated interface to better support teaching and learning.
Watch Recording, Password: Blackboard2020

Blackboard Ultra Exceptional Course Showcase

In this one-hour workshop, we will explore a course developed by a YSU faculty member and discuss online teaching and learning best practices.
Watch Recording, Password: tPr329BM

Blackboard Tests

In this session, you will learn to create a test, create different question types, administer the test, and grade the student responses in Blackboard.
Watch Ultra Recording, Password: Penguins22

Improving Online Discussions

Discussion boards in an online learning environment can lead to improved learning outcomes and increased student motivation. This session will explore strategies for using discussion boards to enhance student interaction. We will introduce ideas and examples for discussion board prompts questions, and usage outside of the typical “post once, reply twice” model.
Watch Recording, Password: Discussion2020

Other Training

Blackboard's Exemplary Course Program

The Exemplary Course Program recognizes the excellence in course design demonstrated by faculty and designers. The core of the program is the Exemplary Course Rubric, which defines key characteristics of high-quality courses within the framework of Course Design, Interaction and Collaboration, Assessment, and Learner Support.

Along with the rubric and a webinar series to help you learn more about the exemplary principles, Anthology celebrates the winners who developed and designed these exemplary courses. These educators and instructional designers are improving the quality of online learning at their institutions for their students. Visit the Exemplary Course Program page to learn more.