Instructional Technology Workshops

Using the Blackboard Dashboard and Retention Center to Enhance Student Success

Level: Intermediate

Requirements: Have experience using Blackboard Learn 9 with a course or have attended the Getting Started with Blackboard Learn 9 workshop. During this workshop you will learn how to create and modify a Dashboard for your Blackboard course. Learn about the different modules you can add to your Dashboard and how they are used. Learn how to change the Course Entry Point to maximize student use of the Dashboard. Learn what the Retention Center is and how to use it to easily identify students at risk in your course. Learn how to modify the preconfigured rules in the Retention Center and communicate with struggling students to help them take immediate action for improvement. Finally, you will learn how to use due dates in your course to more effectively utilize both the Dashboard and the Retention Center.