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Introduction to Blackboard (00:00 - 00:00, Monday, 07/24/2017)


Date: 07/24/2017 Day: MondayTime: 00:00 - 00:00 Delivery Mode: Web; Category: Blackboard
Presenter:
CLT Host: Dan Greenwood
Location: Web Based or Gornto 101 (Check the Delivery Mode for your session) Status: 4 of 16 slots available
Description:

Prerequisite: None

You will learn the critical skills for using Blackboard, particularly if you are using it for the first time and need to get your course ready quickly. Topics will include: course management, content organization, basic communication, and using the Grade Center.


Available 07/24/08/13/2017: 2-week ONLINE (Web-Based) Self-Paced Workshop

Objectives:

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Configure a basic course site
  • Launch their course sites
  • Identify additional professional development opportunities
Outcomes:

First-time users of Blackboard will launch their courses with the basic configurations they identify as critical for their students' experience.


WordPress: Creating your Faculty Website (13:30 - 15:30, Thursday, 07/27/2017)


Date: 07/27/2017 Day: ThursdayTime: 13:30 - 15:30 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter:
CLT Host: Arthur Beltran
Location: Gornto 101 Status: 9 of 15 slots available
Description:

The creation and deployment of a Faculty Website can create a one-stop location for faculty members to document teaching, research, and service for the university and for students to ‘meet’ their instructors as well as to receive immediate information on course, instructor, and student expectations.


Objectives:

Participants will have the opportunity to explore University resources for developing and maintaining their professional websites.

Outcomes:

Participants will become more informed about gathering and organizing material and content relative to their teaching, research, and services at ODU and will learn about options for posting them on a faculty website using university resources.


Blackboard Organization Leader Online Training (00:00 - 00:00, Monday, 08/07/2017)


Date: 08/07/2017 Day: MondayTime: 00:00 - 00:00 Delivery Mode: Web; Category: Blackboard
Presenter:
CLT Host: CLT Staff
Location: Online, once a month Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

This workshop is designed for staff who will be facilitating an organization in Blackboard. Organizations are NON-CREDIT sites in Blackboard that allow for administrative departments and other non-credit units to provide training to the university community. Examples of training include, but are not limited to: network security training and sexual harassment awareness.

 


~~Begins 8/7; Ends 8/13 Web-based, Self-paced
 

Objectives:

At the conclusion of the workshop, the Blackboard Organization Leader will be able to request an organization, manage enrollment in an organization, and will know a variety of media types that can be utilized in a non-credit training or information site in Blackboard.

Outcomes:

Organization leaders will be able to manage and facilitate their online training and information sites.


Instructional Technology - Bring Your Questions (12:30 - 13:30, Wednesday, 08/09/2017)


Date: 08/09/2017 Day: WednesdayTime: 12:30 - 13:30 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter:
CLT Host: Faisal Mahmud
Location: GORNTO 101 Status: 13 of 15 slots available
Description:

During these open house format sessions, CLT staff will be available to help you answer the questions you have about the university's instructional technologies such as the Blackboard learning management system, Adobe Connect online meetings, WebEx web conferencing, Google Apps (Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms, etc.), WordPress, Respondus and Respondus LockDown Browser, etc.

You may have questions about how to incorporate them into your courses; the appropriate time to use them; strategies to implement them; or tips and tricks for efficiency while using them.

Bring your questions!

   


Objectives:

After attending the session, participants will be able to:

  • address the unique questions they presented at the session
  • locate additional resources, if needed
Outcomes:

After this open house, just-in-time type of session, participants will be more informed about the tools that they use and will have the opportunity to interact with other participants, learning from each other as well as learning from the staff on call.


WebEx for Small Groups and Virtual Office Hours (13:30 - 15:30, Wednesday, 08/09/2017)


Date: 08/09/2017 Day: WednesdayTime: 13:30 - 15:30 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter:
CLT Host: CLT Staff
Location: GORNTO 101 Status: 15 of 15 slots available
Description:

The purpose of this workshop is to increase participants' knowledge about and comfort level using WebEx as a communication and collaboration tool.  All faculty and staff can benefit from this session by learning how to use WebEx for small groups and online (virtual) office hours.


Objectives:

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • create meetings
  • process invitations to meetings
  • record meetings
  • share resources during meetings
  • communicate with attendees during meetings
  • provide links to recordings
Outcomes:

Online meetings provide more options for flexible scheduling regardless of location, and meetings can be documented easily through recordings.


WordPress: Creating Your Faculty Website (10:00 - 12:00, Thursday, 08/10/2017)


Date: 08/10/2017 Day: ThursdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter:
CLT Host: CLT Staff
Location: Gornto 101 Status: 15 of 15 slots available
Description:

The creation and deployment of a Faculty Website can create a one-stop location for faculty members to document teaching, research, and service for the university and for students to ‘meet’ their instructors as well as to receive immediate information on course, instructor, and student expectations.


Objectives:

Participants will have the opportunity to explore University resources for developing and maintaining their professional websites.

Outcomes:

Participants will become more informed about gathering and organizing material and content relative to their teaching, research, and services at ODU and will learn about options for posting them on a faculty website using university resources.


Introduction to Blackboard Online Workshop (00:00 - 00:00, Monday, 08/14/2017)


Date: 08/14/2017 Day: MondayTime: 00:00 - 00:00 Delivery Mode: Web; Category: Blackboard
Presenter:
CLT Host: CLT Staff
Location: Web Based or Gornto 101 (Check the Delivery Mode for your session) Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

Prerequisite: None

You will learn the critical skills for using Blackboard, particularly if you are using it for the first time and need to get your course ready quickly. Topics will include: course management, content organization, basic communication, and using the Grade Center.


~~Begins 8/14; Ends 8/20 Web-based, Self-paced
 

Objectives:

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Configure a basic course site
  • Launch their course sites
  • Identify additional professional development opportunities
Outcomes:

First-time users of Blackboard will launch their courses with the basic configurations they identify as critical for their students' experience.


Adobe Connect Online Workshop (00:00 - 00:00, Monday, 08/14/2017)


Date: 08/14/2017 Day: MondayTime: 00:00 - 00:00 Delivery Mode: Web; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter:
CLT Host: Dan Greenwood
Location: Face to face and Web Conference workshops are delivered from Gornto 101; Online workshops are in Blackboard. Status: 14 of 16 slots available
Description:

Adobe Connect is an online meeting tool where faculty and students can engage in synchronous collaboration using text, audio, and video. Participants in online meetings can also share applications and a whiteboard during the meeting. This is a two part series at ODU’s Center for Learning and Teaching that must be taken in sequence.

(1) In the "Basics Workshop" participants will learn the "basics" of using the online meeting interface.

(2) In the "Beyond the Basics Workshop" participants will explore and practice using the many "beyond basics" features and tools as they relate to content presentation, student presentation, collaboration, document sharing, small group work, recordings, and more. PLEASE NOTE: Part I (BASICS) is a prerequisite for Part II (BEYOND THE BASICS).

Because the online workshop is self-paced, some participants will prefer to and be able to allocate time to finish very quickly and others may need to work at a slower pace. There are no deadlines except to finish within 7 days. The estimated time to complete the workshop in one session is 2 hours.


Available 08/14/08/20/2017: 1-week ONLINE (Web-Based) Self-Paced Wordshop

Objectives:

At the conclusion of the BASICS workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common uses of Adobe Connect
  • Configure a meeting space
  • Practice commonly used tool features
  • Identify student preparation requirements for using Adobe Connect prior to first class meeting

At the conclusion of the BEYOND THE BASICS workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Share applications for collaborative activities
  • Utilize the record features
  • Utilize polling
  • Utilize breakout meetings
  • Manage pods and layouts
Outcomes:

Participants will be comfortable utilizing a variety of tools in the meeting space to facilitate interactive and collaborative activities.


WebEx for DL Synchronous Courses: Logistics (10:00 - 12:00, Tuesday, 08/15/2017)


Date: 08/15/2017 Day: TuesdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: TELETECHNET Series
Presenter:
CLT Host: CLT Staff
Location: GORNTO 217 Status: 18 of 18 slots available
Description:

This workshop is designed to offer you suggestions for managing your Distance Learning course and the accompanying web conferencing tools. We will review the physical locations from which you can teach, identify Web resources, review bookstore services, explain the process for materials distribution, briefly discuss testing and student assessment, grade distribution and course evaluation, provide an orientation to site directors and their roles, review the extended syllabus design, and briefly discuss copyright and fair use.


Objectives:

The goal of this workshop is to provide opportunities for faculty to become more informed about how best to manage a Distance Learning course. At the end of this session, participants will be able to locate and use administrative resources available to broadcast faculty.

Outcomes:

Participants will feel confident in locating helpful resources and in managing the logistics or mechanics of delivering a Distance Learning course.


Blackboard: Jumpstart for First-Time Users (13:30 - 15:30, Tuesday, 08/15/2017)


Date: 08/15/2017 Day: TuesdayTime: 13:30 - 15:30 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Blackboard
Presenter:
CLT Host: CLT Staff
Location: Web Based or Gornto 101 (Check the Delivery Mode for your session) Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

Prerequisite: None

You will learn the critical skills for using Blackboard, particularly if you are using it for the first time and need to get your course ready quickly. Topics will include: course management, content organization, basic communication, and using the Grade Center.


Objectives:

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Configure a basic course site
  • Launch their course sites
  • Identify additional professional development opportunities
Outcomes:

First-time users of Blackboard will launch their courses with the basic configurations they identify as critical for their students' experience.


Blackboard: Jumpstart for First-Time Users (10:00 - 12:00, Wednesday, 08/16/2017)


Date: 08/16/2017 Day: WednesdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Blackboard
Presenter:
CLT Host: CLT Staff
Location: Web Based or Gornto 101 (Check the Delivery Mode for your session) Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

Prerequisite: None

You will learn the critical skills for using Blackboard, particularly if you are using it for the first time and need to get your course ready quickly. Topics will include: course management, content organization, basic communication, and using the Grade Center.


Objectives:

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Configure a basic course site
  • Launch their course sites
  • Identify additional professional development opportunities
Outcomes:

First-time users of Blackboard will launch their courses with the basic configurations they identify as critical for their students' experience.


WebEx for Small Groups and Virtual (13:30 - 15:30, Wednesday, 08/16/2017)


Date: 08/16/2017 Day: WednesdayTime: 13:30 - 15:30 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter:
CLT Host: CLT Staff
Location: GORNTO 101 Status: 15 of 15 slots available
Description:

The purpose of this workshop is to increase participants' knowledge about and comfort level using WebEx as a communication and collaboration tool.  All faculty and staff can benefit from this session by learning how to use WebEx for small groups and online (virtual) office hours.


Objectives:

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • create meetings
  • process invitations to meetings
  • record meetings
  • share resources during meetings
  • communicate with attendees during meetings
  • provide links to recordings
Outcomes:

Online meetings provide more options for flexible scheduling regardless of location, and meetings can be documented easily through recordings.


WebEx for Small Groups and Virtual (10:00 - 12:00, Thursday, 08/17/2017)


Date: 08/17/2017 Day: ThursdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter:
CLT Host: CLT Staff
Location: GORNTO 101 Status: 15 of 15 slots available
Description:

The purpose of this workshop is to increase participants' knowledge about and comfort level using WebEx as a communication and collaboration tool.  All faculty and staff can benefit from this session by learning how to use WebEx for small groups and online (virtual) office hours.


Objectives:

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • create meetings
  • process invitations to meetings
  • record meetings
  • share resources during meetings
  • communicate with attendees during meetings
  • provide links to recordings
Outcomes:

Online meetings provide more options for flexible scheduling regardless of location, and meetings can be documented easily through recordings.


Adobe Connect Online Workshop (00:00 - 00:00, Monday, 08/21/2017)


Date: 08/21/2017 Day: MondayTime: 00:00 - 00:00 Delivery Mode: Web; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter:
CLT Host: CLT Staff
Location: Face to face and Web Conference workshops are delivered from Gornto 101; Online workshops are in Blackboard. Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

Adobe Connect is an online meeting tool where faculty and students can engage in synchronous collaboration using text, audio, and video. Participants in online meetings can also share applications and a whiteboard during the meeting. This is a two part series at ODU’s Center for Learning and Teaching that must be taken in sequence.

(1) In the "Basics Workshop" participants will learn the "basics" of using the online meeting interface.

(2) In the "Beyond the Basics Workshop" participants will explore and practice using the many "beyond basics" features and tools as they relate to content presentation, student presentation, collaboration, document sharing, small group work, recordings, and more. PLEASE NOTE: Part I (BASICS) is a prerequisite for Part II (BEYOND THE BASICS).

Because the online workshop is self-paced, some participants will prefer to and be able to allocate time to finish very quickly and others may need to work at a slower pace. There are no deadlines except to finish within 7 days. The estimated time to complete the workshop in one session is 2 hours.


~~Begins 8/21; Ends 8/27 Web-based, Self-paced
 

Objectives:

At the conclusion of the BASICS workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common uses of Adobe Connect
  • Configure a meeting space
  • Practice commonly used tool features
  • Identify student preparation requirements for using Adobe Connect prior to first class meeting

At the conclusion of the BEYOND THE BASICS workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Share applications for collaborative activities
  • Utilize the record features
  • Utilize polling
  • Utilize breakout meetings
  • Manage pods and layouts
Outcomes:

Participants will be comfortable utilizing a variety of tools in the meeting space to facilitate interactive and collaborative activities.


Instr Technology Bring Your Questions (12:30 - 13:45, Tuesday, 08/22/2017)


Date: 08/22/2017 Day: TuesdayTime: 12:30 - 13:45 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter:
CLT Host: CLT Staff
Location: GORNTO 101 Status: 15 of 15 slots available
Description:

During these open house format sessions, CLT staff will be available to help you answer the questions you have about the university's instructional technologies such as the Blackboard learning management system, Adobe Connect online meetings, WebEx web conferencing, Google Apps (Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms, etc.), WordPress, Respondus and Respondus LockDown Browser, etc.

You may have questions about how to incorporate them into your courses; the appropriate time to use them; strategies to implement them; or tips and tricks for efficiency while using them.

Bring your questions!

   


Objectives:

After attending the session, participants will be able to:

  • address the unique questions they presented at the session
  • locate additional resources, if needed
Outcomes:

After this open house, just-in-time type of session, participants will be more informed about the tools that they use and will have the opportunity to interact with other participants, learning from each other as well as learning from the staff on call.


Creating Dynamic Presentations (10:00 - 12:00, Wednesday, 08/23/2017)


Date: 08/23/2017 Day: WednesdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter:
CLT Host: CLT Staff
Location: Gornto 101 Status: 15 of 15 slots available
Description:

Tired of PowerPoint?  Prezi is a presentation software and storytelling tool for presenting your ideas on a virtual canvas.  In this two-part hands-on workshop, you will have a chance to learn how to create a dynamic and interactive presentation.

The Prezi workshop allows you to gain experience using and navigating Prezi, a presentation software that is customizable with zooming features. You will have a chance to use Prezi, hands-on, as you learn its basic tools and functionalities.  As you leave the workshop, you should have a strong grasp of Prezi’s features and comfort with using the tool.
 


Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able:

  • Identify different ways Prezi can be utilized
  • Create a Prezi as a group to learn how to use this tool
  • Utilize the basic features Prezi has to offer
Outcomes:

Publish Tests with Respondus (10:00 - 12:00, Wednesday, 08/23/2017)


Date: 08/23/2017 Day: WednesdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter:
CLT Host: CLT Staff
Location: Gornto 101 Status: 14 of 14 slots available
Description:

Looking for an easier way to load your exams and questions into your Blackboard course site? Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard.  As an ODU faculty or staff, you already have access to Respondus 4.0  to prepare, print, and upload exams  into Blackboard.

Respondus also allows you to download a Blackboard exam and to save it as a document for print or for your records or use by Educational Accessibility.

During this workshop you will learn the steps to download and install your copy of Respondus onto your Windows system. The formatting of exams, questions, and answer selections will be explained and practiced during this hands on session.  Finally, you will learn the steps needed to upload an exam directly into your BlackBoard course site where you students can take the exam online.

[OPTIONAL] If you bring in a Windows-based laptop, you can install the Respondus application onto your own system to take back home or to your office.  If you don't bring one, you can practice installation on one of the lab computers.


Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able:

  • Download and install Respondus 4.0 onto a Windows-based system
  • Format an exam, using  a variety of question types, for use with Respondus
  • Upload the exam into a Blackboard course site as either a Blackboard test or Question Pool
  • Review and configure the exam for delivery
  • Download an existing exam from Blackboard onto your computer
Outcomes:

More participants will utilize Respondus for managing test questions and exams.


Instr Technology Bring Your Questions (12:30 - 13:45, Thursday, 08/24/2017)


Date: 08/24/2017 Day: ThursdayTime: 12:30 - 13:45 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter:
CLT Host: CLT Staff
Location: GORNTO 101 Status: 15 of 15 slots available
Description:

During these open house format sessions, CLT staff will be available to help you answer the questions you have about the university's instructional technologies such as the Blackboard learning management system, Adobe Connect online meetings, WebEx web conferencing, Google Apps (Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms, etc.), WordPress, Respondus and Respondus LockDown Browser, etc.

You may have questions about how to incorporate them into your courses; the appropriate time to use them; strategies to implement them; or tips and tricks for efficiency while using them.

Bring your questions!

   


Objectives:

After attending the session, participants will be able to:

  • address the unique questions they presented at the session
  • locate additional resources, if needed
Outcomes:

After this open house, just-in-time type of session, participants will be more informed about the tools that they use and will have the opportunity to interact with other participants, learning from each other as well as learning from the staff on call.


TurningPoint: Using Clickers in the Classroom (13:30 - 15:30, Thursday, 08/24/2017)


Date: 08/24/2017 Day: ThursdayTime: 13:30 - 15:30 Delivery Mode: F2F; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter:
CLT Host: CLT Staff
Location: GORNTO 101 Status: 13 of 16 slots available
Description:

A personal response system uses hand-held devices (also known as "clickers") that can be used in the technology classrooms to receive immediate feedback from an entire class during live lectures. In this workshop, faculty become familiar with the software and explore best practices for optimum results.

NOTE:  Faculty members who are interested in using "clickers" in technology classrooms need to coordinate with Classroom Central in advance of the semester to assure the technology will be available.


Objectives:

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • locate resources for help for themselves and their students
  • create PowerPoint slides with a sampling of questions
  • poll students from PowerPoint
  • integrate rosters and results with Blackboard
Outcomes:

Faculty members who teach on campus and want to utilize fast feedback during the class to measure the level of understanding in real time can take advantage of the "clicker" system and related software supported by the university.