Carteret Community College Title III Grant

June 5, 2007

Blackboard Boot Camp Update

Filed under: Distance Learning - P. Keough — Don Staub @ 10:42 am

We had a very successful (and well attended) Blackboard Boot Camp on May 18th with 25 staff and faculty attending at least 2 modules and 15 receiving BlackBoard certifications. I was very pleased with the overall positive feedback from the workshop evaluations so we will continue to incorporate “hands-on” activities in each training module.Skip Kemp Editing a Podcast
Johnny Underwood did a great job assisting me with the instructional design/teaching methodology module and shared some great teaching tips with the participants based on his many years of online teaching experience. Bob Malone learns how to produce a podcast

Our next BlackBoard workshop is Thursday, June 14th. We have 23 staff and faculty signed up and 23 computers in the computer lab so this next session is also a full one. We have schedule another on on July 12th with people already signing up for that as well. Buddy Miller learns how to edit audio in Audacity

Our goal is to get EVERYONE who teaches for CCC (full time and adjuncts) through at least the first 2 modules by August Convocation. The Title III Grant has been invaluable this past year in getting our faculty (and many staff members) trained (upgraded) in all aspects of distance learning including both the technical aspects of the blackboard, instructional design and teaching methodology and creating, producing and adding rich media content into our online courses at CCC. We have been able to offer a variety of in-house professional development activities, in addition to sending a cross section of online faculty to distance learning conferences and workshops. Once we get all our CCC faculty upgraded in their skills our next goal is to begin moving forward evaluating (assessing and certifying) actual online courses



  1. This was a great day of teaching and learning together. I continue to be impressed with the lengths our folks are going to see that our online students are getting the best! I enjoyed working with Patrick and each of you!

    Comment by Johnny Underwood — June 5, 2007 @ 12:20 pm | Reply

  2. I am proud and glad to say that I am now blackboard certified. I am looking forward to teaching online again in the fall. I only wish I had more time to apply and practice all that I have learned. Heather

    Comment by Heather Hebert — June 5, 2007 @ 12:35 pm | Reply

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