Blackboard Faculty Success

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Stay in touch with Blackboard as we release new faculty-focused tools and resources, and connect with other Bb faculty.

Learn How To Build A Better Course
Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series

Use these webinars to train your faculty on pedagogy that promotes both educator efficiency and improved learning outcomes in an online or blended delivery. Watch recorded webinars or sign up for future ones.


See examples of Rubrics created by your peers that can be imported into Blackboard Learn.

Exemplary Course Tours

See a showcase course tours from the 2012 Blackboard Exemplary Course Winners.

Exemplary Course Program

Submit your course to be reviewed by your peers and gain insight on how to improve your course based on the Exemplary Course Program Rubric. This free program runs once a year starting in December.

Get Answers To Specific Questions
Digital Content Center

Quickly and easily integrate rich digital content—all from directly within the Blackboard Learn platform.

On Demand Learning Center

Home to dozens of video tutorials, getting started guides and other resources to help faculty and students acclimate to the latest features in Blackboard Learn.

Ask Dr C

Learn about effective practices and get insightful product know-how from a distinguished and experienced group of Blackboard clients available to answer your product questions 24/7. Visit the Ask Dr. C forums to search for answers or ask a new question.

Blackboard Help for Instructors

A single resource for all documentation available for Blackboard Learn.

What’s New in Service Pack 8 Webinar

A webinar highlighting the new features in the latest SP and how they benefit educators.

What’s New in Service Pack 8 (PDF)

A document outlining what's new in SP8 for Higher Ed institutions.

9.1 Feature Showcase

See highlights and client testimonials of some of the top features and workflows in Blackboard Learn. Select the “What’s New” tab to see all the latest features.

SP8 Cohort Program

Enroll in the SP Cohort for Educators, a free, four week series of virtual meetings designed to better prepare you for your move to SP8. It will give you an opportunity to network with others who are moving along a similar path and get advice on the latest best practices from Blackboard and your peers.

Video Demonstrations

The series of video demos below review the new user interface and some of the top features designed to enhance your experience with the platform, make you more efficient and increase insight into educational effectiveness.

On Demand Learning Center

Use this collection of free video tutorials and Getting Started guides new with Service Pack 8 to help train faculty on the latest features in Blackboard Learn.

Getting Started Guides

Also available for a fee from Blackboard Training, the What's New in SP8 – Course Delivery (PDF) and What's New in SP8 – Academic Collaboration (PDF) workshops. These workshops provide hands-on instruction covering the GUI-based administrative and teaching and learning functions introduced in Blackboard Learn™ between your previous version and SP8.

More Professional Development
Faculty Course Design Services

Blackboard provides training services that ensure effective best practices in faculty training, course design and professional development. – educate what services are available, and allow faculty to create and send a template email to academic leaders or administrators.


A free, hosted online course creation and facilitation service that empowers individual K–12 teachers, college and university instructors and community educators to add a web–based component to their courses, or even host an entire course on the Internet.

SP8 Resources

A collection of free resources to help inform and train you on the latest features in Blackboard Learn, Service Pack 8

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