Blackboard Training Series
(New Faculty Orientation)

This specific Blackboard Training Series is designed for new faculty.  If you are not a beginning instructor but are interested in Blackboard Training, click here to submit an online training request.  CTEL has an online training series via that you should be utilizing instead.  Once we receive your request, we will send you your login information for training.  If you are a new faculty, continue on this page and complete all training and testing modules below.

NOTE to ALL New Faculty:
Do NOT attempt this training until you have completed Step 1 of New Faculty Orientation.  Click here if you have not completed that step.  

Blackboard Requirements
(All Faculty Need to Review these Requirements)

100% of all courses taught at Lawson State are supported by Blackboard (the colleges course management system).   Blackboard is designed to support and augment student learning.  Faculty (at a minimum) should use the following features of Blackboard in each course they teach at Lawson State:         
  • Specialized Menu Bar (expected in all LSCC classes)
  • Announcements (expected in all LSCC classes)
  • Calendars (optional but encouraged) 
  • Uploading of Course Handouts and Presentations (expected in all LSCC classes)
  • Posting of Homework (expected in all LSCC classes)
  • Posting of Weekly Assignments (Details)--(expected in all LSCC classes)
  • Discussion Board (optional unless you teach online)
  • Quizzes and Tests (optional unless you teach online)
  • Blogs and Wikis (optional unless you teach online)

NOTE:  Online courses have broader and more defined requirements.  Faculty must be eCertified in order to teach online.

Getting Started:  Step 1:  Log in Your Blackboard Account 

Skip this video if you have already completed this step.

Setting Up Your Blackboard Account (as a New Employee) & Logging In


Step 2:  Begin Your Blackboard Training Series (REQUIRED).

Directions:  Click on the "Blackboard Basics" icon below and watch each video in the Blackboard training series unless you have already seen the videos.  Once done, move to Step 3, your application test below.


 Need More Training?  Here are 55 More  Videos--Learn how to create tests and more (Optional)


Step 3:  Take Your Blackboard Application Test!

After you complete your Blackboard Basics Course, Take Your Blackboard Application Test and then click on the "Contact Us" button below (to alert us once you are done):

Now that you have finished reviewing all of the Blackboard Basic lessons, it is now time to update all of your classes to align with Lawson State's requirements:  Please update your Blackboard courses and add complete the following:

Assignment #1:  Change your menu bar color and theme to reflect your specific course
Assignment #2:  Change your menu bar names to reflect your class assignments and organization
Assignment #3:  Post your upcoming assignments (at least for the next two to three weeks).
Assignment #4:  Post an Announcement or Announcements
Assignment #5:  Post Homework Assignments
Assignment #6:  Post at least one YouTube video using the Mashup button
Assignment #7:  Click on the "Contact Us" button to alert us once you are done updating your Blackboard course.  Just click the button below.

Need Additional Blackboard Training?

To learn more advanced operations of Blackboard, Lawson State offers its own training via, a professional training online service.  This service offers over 5,000 online videos on an array of topics, including advanced Blackboard operations (24/7).  It is also offers beginning Blackboard lessons on an even more detailed level than what is being offered via this YouTube channel.   To register for more training, click on the "Blackboard Training" button above and put in a request to CTEL.