Teaching with Blackboard

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    Blackboard™ is a learning management system (LMS) used campus-wide at Morton College. The system allows faculty to post course materials, deliver online tests and surveys , hold online discussion and many other course-related functions. Many courses are conducted exclusively online through the Blackboard at Morton.

    All currently-enrolled students and teaching faculty have access to the Blackboard system. Users who are new to teaching with Morton College Blackboard system may wish to examine the checklist below to get started.

    You may also find various resources available throughout this site and consider attending an upcoming face-to-face Blackboard workshop for  faculty & staff. 


    Blackboard Checklist for Instructor 


    • obtain a Morton College network account if you do not have one
    • log into the Panther Portal
    • reach out MIS Helpdesk helpdesk@morton.edu to get account information if step two failed
    • click the blackboard access image on your portal homepage and review for your blackboard courses listed for current semester
    • if any class section is not listed, you want to verify your class assignments. Contact your department chair or deans to make sure the assignment has been entered into Morton College information system. For details, refer to the course setup section.
    • after verification, email helpdesk@morton.edu for missing courses in blackboard. It will take up to 24 hours to get this added to the system providing the information is correctly entered.
    • fill out the online form of merging multiple course sections if needed, or contact Blackboard LMS administrator Xiaoling Gan for questions.
    • import course cartridge from publisher or copy course content from previous courses you taught in the Blackboard
    • consult with LMS administrator or instructional technologist for course development or Blackboard course design features.
    • find Blackboard workshop, best practices and content management training information , and Blackboard tutorial videos for instructors
    • when a new semester is approaching, check course properties to make sure your course has been made available to view by your students.
    • compare your Panther Portal class roster with enrolled student users in your blackboard classes, contact MIS helpdesk for any missing students
    • contact Blackboard LMS administrator to obtain additional access for teaching assistant, department chairs, deans, advisors etc.
    • notify your students the availability of your course in the Blackboard. (let you students know as well if you do not plan to use the Blackboard at all)
    • enjoy teaching with the Blackboard