As of June 1, 2021, Blackboard for Saint Mary’s will be fading into the sunset. With courses and organizations migrated to Canvas, we bid a fond farewell to the learning management system that many of our instructors have taught in for years. Click “read more” for instructions on final preparations for moving away from Blackboard.
We are very proud of all of our faculty who have gone through our Online Instructor Certification courses so far. We have had over 250 badged certification course completions so far and that number will swell as we certify even more people in April and May. Having room in those intermediate and advanced courses for the months of April and May meant that we had to pause new introductory enrollments for April. But, we are resuming the introductory course in May, and will continue the additional courses through the summer.
You can sign up on the Online Instructor Certification page, though please know that in order to go through the sequence of courses we are asking that you get your dean’s permission first. Before we register new recruits for the course, I will run the list of those signed up by the deans to make sure those permissions are in place.
Recordings of the first two professional Canvas training sessions are now available.
Saint Mary’s is offering two days of training on the new LMS from professional Canvas trainers Wednesday, September 30 and Friday, October 2.