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Distance Learning Workshops

Blackboard Assessment Tools

Participants will be introduced to SafeAssign, Turnitin, Test tool, blogs, wikis, and journals.

Blackboard Course Management

This workshop introduces some techniques that may help instructors manage and make best use of their time using simple tools within Blackboard Learn.  Communications and time saving techniques will be covered.

Blackboard Grade Center

Participants will learn to set up and customize the Grade Center, create categories, add grades, calculate extra credits, edit columns, create filters and smart views.

Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a real-time video conferencing tool which allows instructors to share whiteboard, files, and software applications and interact with students via chat, webcam or microphone. Instructors can offer virtual office hours, invite guest speakers, deliver and record lectures, provide online panel presentations and discussions, check students’ understanding of the topic by giving polls, and record sessions for later playback. Participants will be introduced to best practices for providing a synchronous interactive online learning experience to students.

Creating Media Rich Power Point Presentations

This workshop will introduce instructors to including different media files within Power Point Presentations to enhance the impact of their presentations. This will include use of audio and video content. Participants should have basic knowledge of Power Point applications.

Ensemble Video

Ensemble is a video streaming system that allows instructors to upload video content for use in Blackboard Learn. Since Blackboard is not designed to handle video streaming, Ensemble will allow faculty to have video available for students and offer the capability to create video “dropboxes” for student video presentations.

First Look at Creating Power Point Presentations

This workshop will introduce instructors to Microsoft Power Point and help them get started with simple creation and use of the presentation software.

Introduction to Blackboard

This workshop is an introduction to the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) and its basic functionalities.

Mobile Apps for Blackboard Learn

This workshop is a complete overview of the Blackboard Mobile Learn app that can be used on any Apple, Android, Windows and even Blackberry!  This app helps instructors and students move through courses to access rich content and information from their courses on the go!

Panopto

In this workshop, participants will learn how to create and edit high quality videos and screen captures.

VoiceThread

Participants will learn how to upload, share and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files and videos using VoiceThread.

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