Blackboard Learn and Instructional Technology Workshops RSVP
Please indicate which Blackboard Learn or Instructional Technology workshop sessions in August or September 2017 that you will be attending. A workshop may be cancelled if less than three people sign up for it. Faculty should attend a Introduction to Blackboard Learn workshop (or be familiar with Blackboard Learn) before signing up for any other Blackboard Learn workshops.
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Introduction to Blackboard Learn
In this hands-on, introductory workshop, faculty will learn the basics of navigating and customizing their course shell, with the goal of being comfortable in the latest version of Blackboard Learn. Faculty will also explore how to create, configure, modify, and organize content in a meaningful way. At the completion of this workshop, faculty will be able to properly configure their course shell, home page, and menu as well as be able to upload files, organize content into folders, create links, add text, and embed multimedia.
Blackboard Learn: Grade Center and Grading
This workshop will explore ways to monitor student progress in Blackboard Learn through the Grade Center. In this hands-on workshop, faculty will learn how to configure the Grade Center especially as it relates to creating a weighted total grade column, create manual grade columns, review student submissions, enter and edit grades, create feedback for students, and download the grade data. Tips and tricks for using the Grade Center will also be presented.
Smart Classroom Trainings
Come with your questions and concerns! These sessions will be focused on YOU and your teaching in your particular classroom at the College. You’ll learn about Smart Classroom essentials too. If possible, we will try to go to your particular classroom or a classroom that has similar features to yours at the end of the session.
Blackboard Learn Interaction Tools: Discussion Boards
This workshop will present one of the different avenues for interaction and collaboration in Blackboard Learn. By the end of this hands-on workshop, faculty will be able to create, configure, deploy, and grade discussions boards.
Blackboard Learn: Using Interactive Grading Rubrics
This workshop will allow faculty the opportunity to explore the use of rubrics as a grading and feedback tool in Blackboard Learn. By the end of this hands-on workshop, faculty will be able to create, configure, and deploy grading rubrics as well as use them in the grading process. It is recommended that you attend the Discussion Boards or Assignments workshops (or be familiar with the tools) prior to this one for a maximum learning experience.
Assessments in Blackboard Learn: Assignments and SafeAssign
This workshop will review one of the assessment techniques made possible through Blackboard Learn. During this hands-on workshop, faculty will learn how to create, configure, and deploy assignments to students. Faculty will also explore grading assignments and providing feedback to students using the inline grading feature in addition to setting up SafeAssign assignments.
Assessments in Blackboard Learn: Tests and Surveys
This workshop will review one of the assessment techniques made possible through Blackboard Learn. During this hands-on workshop, faculty will learn how to create, configure, and deploy tests and surveys to students. Faculty will also explore viewing results from tests and surveys as well as providing feedback to students.
[Cancelled] Blackboard Learn: Mobile Apps and Mobile Course Design
This workshop will allow faculty the opportunity to explore the new Blackboard Learn mobile apps from both the faculty and student perspective, especially as it relates to what features and functionality are available (or not available) through the apps. By the end of this hands-on workshop, faculty will also be able to design Blackboard Learn course sites that are more mobile-friendly.
Blackboard Collaborate: Virtual Classrooms
This workshop will allow faculty the opportunity to explore our new Blackboard product, Collaborate. Collaborate is a virtual classroom tool that allows faculty to have synchronous, real-time conversations with their students that can include audio and video interaction with students, an interactive whiteboard, application and desktop sharing, and breakout rooms for student groups.
Using Google Documents for Communication and Collaboration
Looking for a way to promote student collaboration on a project? Need a simple way for students to share documents or give presentations? Want to collect information from your students quickly? Then Google Documents is for you. This workshop will present the benefits of using NSCC’s Google Documents application in the classroom to easily create, edit, and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations. The focus of the session will be on how Google Documents can be used as a tool to promote student collaboration and communication on group projects.
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