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Get the Most Out of Your Blackboard Engage Website and Classroom Tools With Our Extensive Training Offerings

Now with more options, our online private, hands-on workshops are tailored to meet the needs of any customer who wants to become an Edline LCMS, xpLor, design or GradeQuick power-user. In just 2 hours, you and up to 14 people from your district or school will be trained by one of our experts to realize all the benefits of the industry’s leading K-12 communications solution.

Design Training

Basic Web Design

Great For Webmasters at district and school level
Level Basic
Prerequisite Learn about basic design capabilities with Blackboard Engage's Site Designer
Goals Learn about basic design capabilities with Edline’s Site Designer.
Course Description Edline’s Site Designer provides simple yet powerful tools to craft the layout and design of your website. This workshop will demonstrate the basic functionality of creating and rearranging boxes, main navigation menus and overall page properties.
Topics Covered
  • Tour of Site Designer panel
  • Modifying Page Properties
  • Modifying Column Properties
  • Adding/Editing Home Page Boxes
  • Adding Slideshows to Home Page
  • Footer Management
  • Creating Main Navigation
Price $400

Advanced Web Design

Great For Webmasters at district and school level
Level Advanced
Prerequisite Basic Web Design
Goals Learn more, in-depth capabilities of Edline’s Site Designer tool.
Course Description Once Webmasters have mastered the basics of Edline design, this course will do a deeper dive into the Site Designer tool. Edline’s Site Designer provides simple yet powerful tools to craft the layout and design of your website. This workshop delves more deeply into these capabilities for those users who have taken a beginning course on Edline design and are competent in adding content to their sites.
Topics Covered
  • Develop default designs
  • Clickable buttons
  • Widgets
  • Background Images
  • Add and edit navigation
Price $500

Best Practices

Intro to Edline Workshop

Great For Webmasters at district and school level
Level Basic
Prerequisite None
Goals Learn the basic functionality to get an Edline site up and running.
Course Description Launch feet first into Edline with this workshop in which attendees will learn best practices for mapping out content and adding news, events, pages and files during this online working session.
Topics Covered
  • Public/Private Edline Overview
  • Navigating the Site
  • Account Activation
  • District and School Information Modification
  • Content Organization
  • Mobile vs. Browser View
  • Add and edit:
    • News Items
    • Calendar Events
    • Links
    • Content
    • Folders
Price $400

Engaging Your Community

Great For Webmasters at district and school level
Level Intermediate
Prerequisite Intro to Edline Basic
Goals Apply Web 2.0 tools to engage your community.
Course Description This workshop is for users who have moved beyond the basics of Edline. It will review user types, and how to manage accounts. We’ll incorporate Blogs, Discussions, videos and staff info to encourage community involvement and parental engagement.
Topics Covered
  • Designing School Login Screen
  • Printing Activation Codes
  • Managing User Accounts
  • Group Management
  • Staff Directory Management
  • File Lockers
  • On-Screen Alerts
  • Embedding Images and Videos
  • Add and edit:
    • Blogs
    • Discussions
    • Slideshows
Price $400

Owning Your Web Presence

Great For Webmasters at district and school level
Level Advanced
Prerequisite Intro to Edline Basic and Engaging Your Community
Goals Gain a better understanding of visibility settings, policies, school-level permissions and email communications.
Course Description This workshop serves as a deeper dive into Edline for those who have mastered the basic and intermediate functionality. It will focus on data upload management, visibility and setting school policies.
Topics Covered
  • Understanding Upload History
  • Managing Classes
  • Deleting Students/Classes Not in Previous Upload
  • School Policy Management
  • Workflow Permissions
  • Email Communications
  • Hall Pass SSO
Price $500

5 Steps to a Successful Classroom Site

Great For Classroom teachers
Level Basic
Prerequisite None
Goals Teachers will be able to navigate their class site and add/edit basic content.
Course Description A 5-step guide to creating a successful classroom site. In order not to overwhelm teachers when they are first introduced to their Edline classpages, this workshop will focus on five essential areas: news, calendar, home page, links and content.
Topics Covered
  • Overview of Edline
  • What do Parents/Students See?
  • Activating Account (Teacher accounts should be activated before session begins)
  • Home Page: Change class name, picture, description
  • Add and edit:
    • News Items
    • Calendar Events
    • Links
    • Content
    • Pages
  • Using the Edline Education Center
Price $400

Engaging 21st Century Learners

Great For Classroom teachers
Level Advanced
Prerequisite 5 Steps to Creating a Successful Classroom Website
Goals Teachers will create and manage advanced content features and incorporate Web 2.0 tools.
Course Description Once teachers have mastered the basics of Edline, they’ll want to incorporate Web 2.0 tools into their classroom site. This workshop will focus on advanced webpage and calendar features, blogs and discussions, as well as review best practices for attracting the ‘digital native’ students.
Topics Covered
  • Parent/Student Features
  • Advanced Webpage Features:
    • Embedding Images/Video
    • Hyperlinks
    • Image Cropping
    • Webpage Commenting
  • Reusing Content Year-to-year
  • Advanced Calendar Features
  • Email Communication
  • Blogs/Discussions
  • Slideshows
  • Content Visibility
  • Edit Profile
Price $500

Refresh for Webmasters

Great For Webmasters at district and school level
Duration 2 hours
Level Intermediate
Prerequisite None
Goals Revisit and relearn the best Edline tools for Webmasters.
Course Description Learn how to better connect with your community of students, parents and staff with a review of Edline’s most engaging tools, newest feature releases and best practices for creating a district communication hub.
Topics Covered
  • Content Organization & Archiving
  • Advanced Document Features:
    • Clickable images
    • Embed video
    • Cropping tool
    • Document commenting
  • Groups
    • Create a staff intranet
    • Assign members & permissions
    • Decentralize and share the work
  • Manage user accounts
    • How to best manage staff deletions
    • Visit “students not in previous upload”
    • Review special permission users
  • Staff Directory
  • School Login Screen
  • Recent feature releases
  • Activity Feeds
Price $500

Refresh for Teachers

Great For Teachers, coaches and advisors
Duration 2 hours
Level Intermediate
Prerequisite None
Goals Revisit and relearn the best Edline tools for teachers.
Course Description Improve teacher’s knowledge of Edline with this course—a review of important Edline tools, new enhancements and features, and best practices for classroom websites.
Topics Covered
  • Content Organization & Optimizing Class Information
  • Advanced Document Features:
    • Clickable images
    • Embed video
    • Cropping tool
    • Document commenting
  • Calendar
    • Rollover events
    • Recurring events
    • Combined calendar
  • Staff Directory Profile
  • Blogs & Discussions
  • Reinvigorating old class materials
  • New feature releases
  • Activity Feeds
Price $500

Online Classroom Tools Training

Introduction to Interactive Classroom

Great For Webmasters at district and school level, classroom teachers
Level Intermediate
Prerequisite None
Goals Learn how to create self-graded quizzes and homework drop boxes.
Course Description Learn how to use cutting edge tools such as online quizzes, homework drop boxes and interactive assignments, and incorporate them quickly and easily into your Edline class pages. Create reports and export data based on the results.
Topics Covered
  • Overview of Interactive Classroom
  • Add/Edit Homework Hand-Ins
  • Add/Edit Quizzes
  • Add/Edit Interactive Assignments
  • Create Reports
  • Export Data
Price $500

xpLor with Edline: Discovering Rich Content

Great For Webmasters at district and school level, classroom teachers, curriculum specialists
Level Basic
Prerequisite None
Goals Learn the basic functionality of xpLor integration within Edline.
Course Description You don’t have to go far to xpLor! Learn about the power of xpLor and how best to use it in Edline. In this workshop you will discover learning objects in xpLor, as well as how to supplement your online learning efforts by integrating them into your Edline class pages.
Topics Covered
  • Overview of xpLor as Edline Class Content
  • Accessing xpLor via Edline
  • xpLor Account Creation
  • Editing xpLor Profile
    • Copyright
    • Standards
  • Navigating xpLor
  • Search (Best Practices)
  • Add Existing xpLor Resources to Edline Class Page
    • Configure Activity Settings
    • Control Discussion Feature
  • Modifying xpLor Resources on Edline Class Pages
Price $400

xpLor with Edline: Creating Rich Content

Great For Webmasters at district and school level, classroom teachers, curriculum specialists
Level Intermediate
Prerequisite xpLor with Edline: Discovering Rich Content
Goals Learn more in-depth capabilities of xpLor integration within Edline.
Course Description Once you've learned the basic functionality of xpLor integration within Edline, this workshop will do a deeper dive into authoring your xpLor content. Create rich learning objects such as assessments, assignments and discussions. Align your content to varying levels of standards. Learn best practices for versioning or even retiring your content.
Topics Covered
  • Overview of xpLor Resources
  • Configuring Common Settings
  • Creating Resources to use with Edline Class Pages
    • Page
    • File
    • Link
    • Assignment
    • Discussion
    • Quiz
  • Adding and Modifying Published Resources to Edline Class Pages
  • Editing Existing xpLor Content
    • Creating New Versions
    • Updating Resources on Class Pages
    • Deleting and Retiring Resources
Price $400

xpLor with Edline: Cloud Mastery

Great For Webmasters at district and school level, classroom teachers, curriculum specialists
Level Advanced
Prerequisite xpLor with Edline: Creating Rich Content
Goals Perfect your use of xpLor integration within Edline.
Course Description Once you've cultivated the power of xpLor, this workshop will show you how to organize it into collections that can represent everything from a learning unit to a complete course. Publish your content into Channels so others can find and use it within the conditions you define. Apply easy-to-use Creative Commons copyrights.
Topics Covered
  • Homework and Quizzes on the Edline Class Page
    • Student View
    • Adding to your Edline Class Calendar
  • Homework and Quiz Responses
    • Viewing
    • Grading
    • Edline Private Reports
  • Collections
    • Add/Edit a Collection
    • Adding Resources
    • Adding collection resources to Edline Class Pages
  • Channels
    • Create
    • Subscribe
    • Manage
Price $500

GradeQuick Training

GQWeb Basic

Great For District and school administrators, classroom teachers
Level Basic
Prerequisite None
Goals Utilize basic GradeQuick Web tools to enter data and post reports.
Course Description This workshop will help new and current users learn and practice using the simple yet powerful tools for entering scores, calculating grades and keeping students and parents informed of class progress by printing and/or posting reports.
Topics Covered
  • Overview
  • Account Activation
  • Student/class data
  • Attendance
  • Scores
  • Grade Weighting
  • Posting Reports to Edline
  • End of Marking Period
Price $400

GQWeb Advanced

Great For District and school administrators, gradebook managers, classroom teachers
Level Intermediate
Prerequisite GQWeb Basic
Goals Utilize advanced GradeQuick Web tools to enter data.
Course Description Once teachers have mastered the basics of adding data to Edline gradebooks, this workshop will help examine additional features such as customization of gradebook settings, adjustments to grade calculations, creating and using the Quick Notes Library, working with seating charts and more.
Topics Covered
  • Multiple GradeScales
  • Student Data Fields
  • Attendance codes
  • Score Footnotes
  • Grade Weighting
  • Symbols
  • Seating Chart
  • Dropping Low Scores
  • Global Changes
  • Student Memos
  • Standards/Skills
  • Reports
Price $500

SiteReporter

Great For Webmasters at district and school level
Level Basic
Prerequisite GQWeb Basic
Goals Learn the basic functionality of SiteReporter tools.
Course Description This workshop will demonstrate how to set up SiteReporter; generate report cards/progress reports, honor rolls, eligibility lists, attendance and run queries based on almost any set of criteria.
Topics Covered
  • Installation
  • Customizing the Template Gradebook
  • Preparing Teacher Gradebooks
  • Navigating SiteReporter
  • Using QuickLists/Queries for Data-mining
  • Using Student/Class Reports
Price $500

StandardsBuilder

Great For Classroom teachers
Level Basic
Prerequisite GQWeb Basic
Goals Learn the basic functionality of StandardsBuilder tools.
Course Description This workshop will demonstrate how to set up StandardsBuilder; create and modify standards and skills for uploading to GradeQuick gradebooks.
Topics Covered
  • Overview
  • Configuring Import Options
  • Building and Maintaining Courses
  • Building and Updating Standards and Skills
  • Using Standards Reports
  • Building Lesson Plans
  • Sending Standards to GradeQuick
Price $500

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