Save Blackboard: An LMS Training Game

Tuesday, March 19 | 2:45PM–4:15PM ET | West Prefunction- Poster12
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
Faculty often attend unengaging LMS trainings and are then unable to remember and apply the information presented. To address this, the eLearning Support & Training team turned the traditional Intro to Blackboard workshop into a game. Faculty are encouraged to work together to complete the series of tasks by teaching themselves how to use and navigate the LMS, as well as discovering and using existing resources, including each other. In this session, we will review the different versions of the game and the advantages and weakness of each version, as well as the overall strategy.

Outcomes: Explore the structure of a game-based LMS training * Discuss the pros and cons of a game-based LMS training * Evaluate when this type of strategy might be appropriate


  • Kris McElroy

    Director of Academic Technology, Lesley University