Introduction to webcourses


This workshop is an introduction to the DIT elearning platform webcourses.

Webcourses runs in the Blackboard 9.1 environment

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this hands-on workshop participants will know how to:

  • Log into webcourses
  • Navigate within webcourses
  • Add content (e.g. Powerpoint slides; PDF documents; Word/Excel documents) to your webcourses module
  • Easily use content from Flickr, YouTube and Slideshare
  • Structure content in an appropriate manner
  • Add students to a webcourses module and view student lists

A brief overview of more advanced features of webcourses such as wikis, chat/whiteboard, gradebook, SafeAssign and more will also be provided

DIT Institutional Objectives

This workshop is considered to support the following DIT institutional objectives:

  • Develop the curriculum
  • Develop and support teaching excellence
  • Develop key skills & competencies in students
  • Promote diversity of learning opportunities
Who is this workshop suitable for?

All academic staff, all staff involved in student support.


Participants should have basic computer skills (i.e. ability to use a mouse and computer keyboard).

Facilitated by?

This workshop is facilitated by Niall Dixon (DIT IT Trainer) and/or LTTC staff involved in eLearning support and development.