Events and Workshops

The Center for Learning and Teaching provides online tutorials, workshops, seminars, brown-bag discussions, and demonstrations on a variety of subjects each semester in its support of the ODU faculty. We provide faculty with a comprehensive view of opportunities at CLT, a convenient tool for registration as well as tracking individual attendance of CLT events, and the opportunity to interact and share with colleagues.

Our Upcoming Events

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Bb: Preparing your Course for Next Semester
OnlineFace to face and Web Conference workshops are delivered from Gornto Hall Room 222; Online workshops are in Blackboard.
Thursday July 19, 2018
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • In this workshop, is to become familiar with the Blackboard workspace and how to utilize the basic course menu and control panel tools. Participants will discuss their expectations for using Blackboard and time will be dedicated to exploring common practices in the default configuration and options for customization.

  • Objectives

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

    • accomplish basic tasks by utilizing the Blackboard workspace
    • demonstrate the basic principles of course organization and editing
    • make informed decisions about how to organize the course menu and tools to meet their and their students' needs
WordPress: Creating your Faculty Website
Gornto Hall Room 222
Wednesday July 25, 2018
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • 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

    Faculty members will gather and organize material and content relative to their teaching, research, and services at ODU and and make them available on a faculty website using university resources.

Instructional Technology - Bring Your Questions
Gornto Hall Room 222
Thursday July 26, 2018
12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • 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.

Blackboard Organization Leader Training
Online, 1 week long
Monday August 6, 2018
  • 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.

     

  • Available 8/6-8/12 - 1-day ONLINE (Web-Based) Self-Paced Workshop
     

  • 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.

Accessibility for Instructional Materials
Gornto Hall Room 222
Tuesday August 7, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Web Accessibility for Instructional Materials

    Do your instructional materials meet Web accessibility standards? Are the course materials you create (your videos and PowerPoint presentations, e.g.) ADA-compliant?

    This workshop will introduce the standards and best practices that instructors should follow when designing online instructional materials or other course content. Topics range from creating accessible text, graphics, and video/audio to how to implement Universal Design for Learning. The instructor’s role in meeting ODU students’ accessibility needs will be discussed throughout. Activities include reformatting content in Blackboard for accessibility. Bring Word docs, PPTs, videos, etc. to be workshopped, if you wish.

    This workshop is offered in Gornto Hall or via Web conference. Please notify us at least *24 hours* in advance if you wish to attend using WebEx--we must send you the workshop link.

Blackboard: Preparing your Course for Next Semest
OnlineFace to face and Web Conference workshops are delivered from Gornto Hall Room 222; Online workshops are in Blackboard.
Wednesday August 8, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • In this workshop, is to become familiar with the Blackboard workspace and how to utilize the basic course menu and control panel tools. Participants will discuss their expectations for using Blackboard and time will be dedicated to exploring common practices in the default configuration and options for customization.

  • Objectives

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

    • accomplish basic tasks by utilizing the Blackboard workspace
    • demonstrate the basic principles of course organization and editing
    • make informed decisions about how to organize the course menu and tools to meet their and their students' needs
Creating Dynamic Presentations:
Gornto Hall Room 222
Thursday August 9, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Learn about new ways to make your visual presentation more compelling and dynamic. This workshop will highlight tools and techniques for adding nonlinear elements that can enhance your presentation design. Software tools – such as Adobe Spark, Microsoft Sway, Prezi, and Canvas – will be showcased.

  • Strategies, Tools and Techniques

  • Objectives

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

    • Create nonlinear presentations from multiple cloud-based platforms
    • Format and design presentation templates from Prezi, Microsoft Sway, Adobe Stark, and Canvas
    • Apply content using various presentation tools
    • Reuse presentation design templates within multiple cloud-based platforms
  • Outcomes

    Participants will understand how to use various design concepts from cloud based presentation software to utilize for their presentations.

     

Adobe Connect Online Training
Face to face and Web Conference workshops are delivered from Gornto Hall Room 222; Online workshops are in Blackboard.
Monday August 13, 2018
  • 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. 

    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 8/13-8/19 1-week ONLINE (Web-Based) Self-Paced Workshop
     

  • Objectives

    At the conclusion of the 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

    Additional skills may include:

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

    A greater number of participants will utilize a variety of available tools in the meeting space to facilitate interactive and collaborative activities.

Bb: Preparing your Course for Next Semester
OnlineFace to face and Web Conference workshops are delivered from Gornto Hall Room 222; Online workshops are in Blackboard.
Tuesday August 14, 2018
  • In this workshop, is to become familiar with the Blackboard workspace and how to utilize the basic course menu and control panel tools. Participants will discuss their expectations for using Blackboard and time will be dedicated to exploring common practices in the default configuration and options for customization.

  • -----ALERT----- 

    This session has been RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 21, 10AM-12NOON.

  • Objectives

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

    • accomplish basic tasks by utilizing the Blackboard workspace
    • demonstrate the basic principles of course organization and editing
    • make informed decisions about how to organize the course menu and tools to meet their and their students' needs
Blackboard: Publish Online Tests with Respondus
Gornto Hall Room 222
Wednesday August 15, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Prerequisite: Getting Started with Blackboard or equivalent experience in Blackboard.

    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 save in a document for print or for your records.

    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.

    It is  recommended that you bring in a Windows-based laptop so you can install the Respondus application onto your own system to take back home or to your office.  However, CLT will have lab computers that you can use to experience the installation process.

  • Objectives

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

    • 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

    Participants will be comfortable using Respondus 4.0  for exams and test questions with their Blackboard course sites.

Bb: Preparing your Course for Next Semester
OnlineFace to face and Web Conference workshops are delivered from Gornto Hall Room 222; Online workshops are in Blackboard.
Thursday August 16, 2018
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • In this workshop, is to become familiar with the Blackboard workspace and how to utilize the basic course menu and control panel tools. Participants will discuss their expectations for using Blackboard and time will be dedicated to exploring common practices in the default configuration and options for customization.

  • Objectives

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

    • accomplish basic tasks by utilizing the Blackboard workspace
    • demonstrate the basic principles of course organization and editing
    • make informed decisions about how to organize the course menu and tools to meet their and their students' needs
Bb: Making Assessment by Using Features
Gornto Hall Room 222
Wednesday August 22, 2018
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Prerequisite: Getting Started with Blackboard or equivalent experience.

    Blackboard offers many features that can be used by students to submit their work in your courses such as assignment links, blogs, journals, wikis, discussion board, and tests and surveys.  Similarly, Blackboard offers many features that you use to grade and provide feedback for those features quickly and efficiently.  

  • Objectives

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

    • Discuss briefly their current methods of assessment and grading
    • Explore built-in tools to reduce workload for the teacher using Blackboard
    • Provide current, accurate feedback to students quickly and efficiently
  • Outcomes

    The overall goal of the workshop is to provide opportunities for participants to explore and practice grading options for course assignments, projects, assessments, etc. Teachers using Blackboard will be able to identify Blackboard tools that will help them to reduce time spent grading and providing feedback..

Last updated October 27, 2017.