Learners sometimes need to complete courses that are difficult to facilitate through a traditional Student Information System (SIS). These courses include non-degree or non-credit courses such as orientations, community enrichment sessions, and professional development for staff or faculty. Training and Development Manager v2 (TDM) is a Blackboard Learn extension that can exist alongside a Blackboard Learn institution’s SIS to streamline these non-traditional courses, enhance the Blackboard Learn experience, and extend education to unregistered learners.

TDM is a SaaS product that allows institutions to set up a course catalog, configure course registration (including an optional payment gateway), and provide certificates for courses and programs without the need for additional integrations, expensive customizations, or third-party providers. TDM functions are easy to configure, so institutions can be confident that learners will have high-quality experiences. TDM v2 delivers a brand-new functional user interface and premium features with a superior catalog experience on both the front and back ends.

TDM has several significant features:

  • Course Catalog with Self-Enrollment—facilitates learner access to Blackboard Learn offerings by allowing learners to browse a catalog of available offerings and self-enroll in those offerings
  • Learner Account Self-Creation—enables prospective learners to create TDM accounts, allowing institutions to extend their offerings to broad populations
  • Learner Dashboard—allows learners to view their past, current, and upcoming offerings and see certificates they have already obtained and those still available for them to earn
  • Payment Gateway—provides institutions with the ability to link to payment service providers such as PayPal and require payment for registration

This help documentation applies to TDM v2. If you need assistance with TDM v1, please submit a help ticket to Behind the Blackboard. Please note that TDM v1 will be retired before the end of 2024. Don't know which version of TDM you have? See the difference between TDM v1 and TDM v2.