About Instructional Technology
What is Instructional Technology?
The department of Instructional Technology's goal is to support Belmont's mission by implementing, managing and maintaining Blackboard and its associated software tools. Blackboard support and training needs are facilitated by this department. Belmont's Instructional Technology Coordinator provides assistance and training to faculty members, staff and students that use Blackboard and its associated software tools.
This website contains resources for both faculty and students to find answers to common Blackboard issues, tips and tools for getting started with Blackboard, news about Blackboard upgrades, and Blackboard support and training offerings. Please use the links on the right to navigate this site.
What is Blackboard?
Blackboard is the online course management system used at Belmont University. A Blackboard course shell is automatically generated for each course to provide an online environment for document distribution, communication, and other related course activities. All students and the instructor are automatically enrolled in each course shell. Faculty can teach a course completely online using Blackboard or supplement traditional face-to-face courses by:
- posting handouts (syllabi, PowerPoint slideshows, etc.) and multimedia content
- holding asynchronous and synchronous discussions via the Discussion Board and Chat tools
- posting student grades via the Gradebook
- organizing group space for collaborative projects
- receiving assignments from students via the Assignment dropbox
- administering online assessments
All currently-enrolled students and faculty have access to Blackboard through MyBelmont. Belmont University is currently running Blackboard Learning System - Enterprise License (Release Learn 9.1.9)