Online Learning Workshops - Blackboard Training at SUNY Orange!

Are you a faculty member interested in using Blackboard for an online, hybrid or web-enhanced course?

Blackboard Training Workshops

The full series of Blackboard Training Workshops for teaching online are offered on both campuses each semester.
There are six 2-hour training workshops.
To complete the training for online teaching, you must register for and attend all 6 sessions in the series.

Workshops are 2 hours each and will focus on the following topics:

If you would like to develop and deliver an online course, start by meeting with your Department Chair, filling out the DL Form (PDF) and
have the form forwarded to your AVP for approval. Register for all six workshops via the links on the Professional Development web page
(link is below). You will be provided a practice course and build your course content as you work through the training series.

More information will be provided in Workshop #1.

Please visit the Professional Development Events web page to register for all workshops.

Web-Enhancement Training for Faculty

If you are interested in using Blackboard as a supplement to your on-campus course, online training is available in the form of short tutorial videos.

Blackboard Training for Faculty: Building Your Course

If you have any questions, please contact Maureen Ann Larsen, Director of Academic Technology at (845) 341-4484 or email

Advanced Topics Workshops - Look for Short, "Just the Facts" Workshops on these and other topics throughout the semester:

The workshops are concise, 1 hour mini-courses on a single topic.

Announcements for these workshops will be made via the Grapevine.


If you have technical questions or need additional help with navigating Blackboard,

you can call the Open SUNY HelpDesk, at 1-844-673-6786 (844-OPENSUNY), or

send an email to:


Other questions? Please contact:

Maureen Ann Larsen - SUNY Orange Director of Academic Technology
845-341-4484 (Middletown)
845-341-9039 (Newburgh)