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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Blackboard: Publish Online Tests with Respondus
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Tuesday September 25, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Prerequisite: Getting Started with Blackboard or equivalent experience in Blackboard.

    Description:  Several features in Blackboard are available to streamline your assessment processes.  Online assignment submission; online testing; automatic grading options; grading with rubrics; color-coding the grade center; providing feedback quickly using text, audio, or video; anonymous grading; and university-licensed software packages are a few of the features that can help you manage assessment.  

  • In this session, we will focus on using Respondus to help you manage online tests.  

    If you are looking for an easier way to load your exams and questions into your Blackboard course site? Respondus is university licensed tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard.  You can also use Respondus to download the results of a Blackboard exam 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.

    • Download and install Respondus 4.0 onto a Windows-based computer
    • Format an exam in Plain Text or Word format, 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

    If you have a Windows-based laptop, feel free to have it with you at the workshop 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:

    • Identify options for streamlining the assessment process
    • Utilize features in the learning management system to help make assessment more efficient and timely
  • Outcomes

    Faculty will adopt more built-in features to improve efficiency in assessment.

Blackboard: Using Groups with VoiceThread
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Wednesday September 26, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Student engagement is critical for effective learning.  You may engage your students through your presentations, through their interaction with your presentations or learning activities, or through their collaboration and interaction with others. Each session in this series will focus on one or more methods of engagement.

  • This session will focus on using VoiceThread in Groups. 
    Prerequisite: Prior experience with VoiceThread

    VoiceThread is a collaboration tool available in Blackboard that allows faculty and students to share and discuss content with text, images, audio and video. VoiceThread combines a media player with interactive tools to facilitate online discussions and media-based feedback.  During this session, you will 

    • Discuss ways to leverage VoiceThread tools to enhance collaboration and to engage students in groups
  • Objectives

    Participants will be able to:

    • categorize their current methods of engagement
    • discover additional methods for engagement
    • identify opportunities and technologies that will engage students in order to meet course goals and objectives
  • Outcomes

    Those who use multiple forms of enagement should find that their student satisfaction and performance increase over time.

Bb: Making Assessment Easier w/ Built-in Features
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Thursday September 27, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • 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..

Adobe Connect Basics Online Workshop
Blackboard - My Professional Learning
Monday October 1, 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.

  • Begins 10/1, Ends 10/7: 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.

WordPress: Creating Your Faculty Website
Gornto Hall Room 101
Tuesday October 2, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • 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.

Accessibility for Instructional Materials
Gornto Hall Room 101
Wednesday October 3, 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.

Instr Technology Open House: Bring Your Questions!
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Thursday October 4, 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.

Bb: Engaging Students with Video
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Wednesday October 10, 2018
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Student engagement is critical for effective learning.  You may engage your students through your presentations, through their interaction with your presentations or learning activities, or through their collaboration and interaction with others. Each session in this series will focus on one or more methods of engagement.

  • This session will focus on engaging your students with VIDEO.  

    Explore options for creating video, for embedding video from other sources without breaking copyright restrictions, and explore using YouTube, Kaltura, or other "mashup" tools to integrate video into your Blackboard course sites.  

  • Objectives

    Participants will be able to:

    • categorize their current methods of engagement
    • discover additional methods for engagement
    • identify opportunities and technologies that will engage students in order to meet course goals and objectives
  • Outcomes

    Those who use multiple forms of enagement should find that their student satisfaction and performance increase over time.

Foundational Strategies for Effective Online Teaching
Online, 6 weeks
Monday October 15, 2018
  • This six-weeks Web-based workshop introduces faculty to a number of strategies foundational to effective online teaching. Based on the assumption that online teaching dynamics require different competencies and facilitation skills than those required in face-to-face teaching, this session will guide participants through the steps of planning, organizing, and facilitating online courses. Using the best practices from the field, attendees will find themselves actively engaged in using a systematic approach to the planning, organizing, facilitating, and evaluating of online courses. More specifically, the workshop will focus on:

    1. Planning online courses:
      • designing a learner-centered syllabus
      • organizing course content and layout
      • evaluating course effectiveness
    2. Preparing the learning environment:
      • understanding students’ and instructors’ roles and responsibilities
      • getting to know the students
      • empowering students to successfully manage their online learning experience
      • creating an online learning community
    3. Establishing, communicating, and managing student expectations
    4. Identifying effective strategies to reduce faculty workload
    5. Monitoring and managing student performance
    6. Engaging students using:
      • effective communication
      • interaction (student/faculty, student/content & student/student)
      • collaboration
      • timely feedback
    7. Evaluating course effectiveness:
      • analyzing feedback
      • establishing quality assurance processes
      • revising and maintaining the course
    8. Understanding online teaching and learning dynamics (misconceptions, pitfalls, myths)
  • Begins 10/15, Ends 11/30: 6-week ONLINE Web-based, Instructor-Led Workshop

  • Objectives

    The overall goal of this workshop is to provide opportunities for participants to explore and discuss online teaching strategies for best practices in delivering, interacting, engaging, facilitating, and collaborating with students while providing content in an asynchronous or synchronous environment.

    At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will use skills or concepts identified or practiced in the workshop to:

    • Recognize online teaching and learning dynamics (misperceptions, pitfalls, myths)
       
    • Plan online courses:
      • design a learner-centered syllabus
      • organize course content and layout
      • evaluate course effectiveness
    • Prepare the learning environment: 
      • define students’ and instructors’ roles and responsibilities
      • get to know the students
      • empower students to successfully manage their online learning experiences
      • create an online learning community
         
    • Establish, communicate, and manage student expectations
       
    • Identify effective strategies to reduce faculty workload
       
    • Monitor and manage student performance
       
    • Engage students:
      • effective communication
      • interaction (student/faculty, student/content, and student/student)
      • collaboration
      • timely feedback
    • Evaluate course effectiveness:
      • analyze feedback,
      • establish quality assurance processes,
      • revise and maintain the course
  • Outcomes

    Online teaching dynamics require different competencies and facilitation skills than those required in face-to-face teaching, this online workshop will guide participants through the steps of planning, organizing, and facilitating online courses. Using the best practices from the field, attendees will find themselves actively engaged in using a systematic approach when planning, organizing, facilitating, and evaluating online courses.

Instr Technology Open House: Bring Your Questions!
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Tuesday October 16, 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.

Creating Dynamic Presentations
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Wednesday October 17, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Student engagement is critical for effective learning.  You may engage your students through your presentations, through their interaction with your presentations or learning activities, or through their collaboration and interaction with others. Each session in this series will focus on one or more methods of engagement.

  • This session will focus on visual presentation using cloud-based platforms.

    Learn about new ways to make your visual presentation more compelling and dynamic. This session 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 Canva – will be showcased.

    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 Canva
    • Apply content using various presentation tools
    • Reuse presentation design templates within multiple cloud-based platforms

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

  • Objectives

    Participants will be able to:

    • categorize their current methods of engagement
    • discover additional methods for engagement
    • identify opportunities and technologies that will engage students in order to meet course goals and objectives
  • Outcomes

    Those who use multiple forms of enagement should find that their student satisfaction and performance increase over time.

WordPress: Creating Your Faculty Website
Gornto Hall Room 101
Thursday October 18, 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.

Bb: Online Organization Leader Training
Blackboard - My Professional Learning
Monday October 22, 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 10/22-10/28: 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.

Teaching with Technology: Getting Started
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Tuesday October 23, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Have you ever wondered:

    • What tools are available to create instructional materials or activities for my courses?
    • Are there tools that can help me save time on daily tasks related to teaching, like communication and grading, so that I have more time to spend with my students?
    • How to get my students collaborating and excited about working together?
    • Are there any applications that would make my course management and grading easier and less time-consuming?
    • How do I identify and implement available instructional technologies to facilitate my goals and strategies
  • Objectives

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

    • Recognize different areas of teaching where technology supports learning
    • Investigate potential technologies used for teaching
    • Analyze educational technologies and their effects on student engagement

     

  • Outcomes

    Those participating in the workshop will evaluate and integrate relevant online tools into their teaching practices.  They will also share their experiences with colleagues.

Bb: Making Assessment Easier w/ Built-in Features
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Wednesday October 24, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • 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..

Blackboard: Using Groups with VoiceThread
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Thursday October 25, 2018
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Student engagement is critical for effective learning.  You may engage your students through your presentations, through their interaction with your presentations or learning activities, or through their collaboration and interaction with others. Each session in this series will focus on one or more methods of engagement.

  • This session will focus on using groups in VoiceThread.
    Prerequisite: Prior experience with VoiceThread

    VoiceThread is a collaboration tool available in Blackboard that allows faculty and students to share and discuss content with text, images, audio and video. VoiceThread combines a media player with interactive tools to facilitate online discussions and media-based feedback.  During this session, you will 

    • Discuss ways to leverage VoiceThread tools to enhance collaboration and to engage students in groups.
  • Objectives

    Participants will be able to:

    • categorize their current methods of engagement
    • discover additional methods for engagement
    • identify opportunities and technologies that will engage students in order to meet course goals and objectives
  • Outcomes

    Those who use multiple forms of enagement should find that their student satisfaction and performance increase over time.

Instr Technology Open House: Bring Your Questions!
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Thursday November 1, 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: Online Getting Started
Online workshops are in Blackboard.
Monday November 5, 2018
  • In this workshop, participants will become familiar with the Blackboard workspace and how to utilize the basic course menu and control panel tools. Participants will consider their expectations for using Blackboard and time will be dedicated to exploring common practices in the default configuration and options for customization.

  • This session is ONLINE in Blackboard and will be available November 5 through November 11.
     

  • 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
  • Outcomes

    Faculty members who have a basic understanding of the learning management system are able to get started on their own and also feel comfortable exploring other options as they become increasingly familiar with the environment.  Students will benefit from engaging with a well-informed, technology-ready instructor.

WordPress: Creating Your Faculty Website
Gornto Hall Room 101
Tuesday November 6, 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.

Teaching with Technology: Getting Started
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Wednesday November 7, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Have you ever wondered:

    • What tools are available to create instructional materials or activities for my courses?
    • Are there tools that can help me save time on daily tasks related to teaching, like communication and grading, so that I have more time to spend with my students?
    • How to get my students collaborating and excited about working together?
    • Are there any applications that would make my course management and grading easier and less time-consuming?
    • How do I identify and implement available instructional technologies to facilitate my goals and strategies
  • Objectives

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

    • Recognize different areas of teaching where technology supports learning
    • Investigate potential technologies used for teaching
    • Analyze educational technologies and their effects on student engagement

     

  • Outcomes

    Those participating in the workshop will evaluate and integrate relevant online tools into their teaching practices.  They will also share their experiences with colleagues.

Bb: Engaging Students with Video
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Thursday November 8, 2018
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Student engagement is critical for effective learning.  You may engage your students through your presentations, through their interaction with your presentations or learning activities, or through their collaboration and interaction with others. Each session in this series will focus on one or more methods of engagement.

  • This session will focus on engaging your students with VIDEO
    Explore options for creating video, for embedding video from other sources without breaking copyright restrictions, and explore using YouTube, Kaltura, or other "mashup" tools to integrate video into your Blackboard course sites. 

  • Objectives

    Participants will be able to:

    • categorize their current methods of engagement
    • discover additional methods for engagement
    • identify opportunities and technologies that will engage students in order to meet course goals and objectives
  • Outcomes

    Those who use multiple forms of enagement should find that their student satisfaction and performance increase over time.

Bb: Online Organization Leader Training
Blackboard - My Professional Learning
Monday November 12, 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 11/12-11/18: 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.

Instr Technology Open House: Bring Your Questions!
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Tuesday November 13, 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.

Bb: Reusing your Previous Course for Spring
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Wednesday November 14, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm
  •  If you have course content in Blackboard already, you have probably wished you could leverage it and not have to "start over" each semester.  You CAN!   In this workshop, learn how to reuse and update existing course content and course design to save time between semesters.

    If you do NOT have course content in Blackboard already, you can benefit from this workshop in that you will get a glimpse into the future and know what to expect.  This will help you plan ahead as you put together your first course site.  You can also consider taking one of the Blackboard Jumpstart or Getting Started workshops to learn about the basic editing features.

     

  • Objectives

    After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

    • Identify key strategies for designing your course structure
    • Identify common practices for reusing content
    • Use course copy, export, and import for whole course sites
    • Copy selected, individual items from one course site to another
    • Identify and update areas of the Grade Center to prepare it for the next semester
    • Customize the Tools page for each of your courses
  • Outcomes

    Participants will discover ways to save time and feel more comfortable reusing course content and structure semester to semester.

Blackboard: Publish Online Tests with Respondus
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Thursday November 15, 2018
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Prerequisite: Getting Started with Blackboard or equivalent experience in Blackboard.

    Description:  Several features in Blackboard are available to streamline your assessment processes.  Online assignment submission; online testing; automatic grading options; grading with rubrics; color-coding the grade center; providing feedback quickly using text, audio, or video; anonymous grading; and university-licensed software packages are a few of the features that can help you manage assessment.  

  • In this session, we will focus on using Respondus to help you manage online tests. 

    If you are looking for an easier way to load your exams and questions into your Blackboard course site? Respondus is university licensed tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard.  You can also use Respondus to download the results of a Blackboard exam 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.
    •Download and install Respondus 4.0 onto a Windows-based computer
    •Format an exam in Plain Text or Word format, 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

    If you have a Windows-based laptop, feel free to have it with you at the workshop 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:

    • Identify options for streamlining the assessment process
    • Utilize features in the learning management system to help make assessment more efficient and timely
  • Outcomes

    Faculty will adopt more built-in features to improve efficiency in assessment.

Adobe Connect: Online Basics Workshop
Blackboard - My Professional Learning
Monday November 26, 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.

  • Begins 11/26-12/2: 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: Reusing your Previous Course for Spring
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Tuesday November 27, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm
  •  If you have course content in Blackboard already, you have probably wished you could leverage it and not have to "start over" each semester.  You CAN!   In this workshop, learn how to reuse and update existing course content and course design to save time between semesters.

    If you do NOT have course content in Blackboard already, you can benefit from this workshop in that you will get a glimpse into the future and know what to expect.  This will help you plan ahead as you put together your first course site.  You can also consider taking one of the Blackboard Jumpstart or Getting Started workshops to learn about the basic editing features.

     

  • Objectives

    After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

    • Identify key strategies for designing your course structure
    • Identify common practices for reusing content
    • Use course copy, export, and import for whole course sites
    • Copy selected, individual items from one course site to another
    • Identify and update areas of the Grade Center to prepare it for the next semester
    • Customize the Tools page for each of your courses
  • Outcomes

    Participants will discover ways to save time and feel more comfortable reusing course content and structure semester to semester.

Logistics for DL WebEx Courses
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Tuesday November 27, 2018
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • This series of workshops is designed to offer you suggestions for managing your Distance Learning course and the accompanying web conferencing tools.

    • In the Logistics session, 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.
    • In the Exam Proctoring session, we will discuss the options for proctoring for distance learning courses.
  • Objectives

    The goal of these sessions is to provide opportunities for faculty to become more informed about how best to manage a Distance Learning course. At the end of these sessions, 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.

Bb: Making Assessment Easier w/ Built-in Features
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Wednesday November 28, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • 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..

Blackboard: Getting Started
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Wednesday November 28, 2018
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Prerequisite: None

    In this fast paced, focused session you will learn the critical skills necessary when using Blackboard, particularly if you are using it for the first time and need to get your course ready quickly. It’s also a great opportunity for those who have been using Blackboard for a while to refresh their view and see how Blackboard has changed over the past several years. 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 or Bb: Collaborate for Groups & Office Hours
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Thursday November 29, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • The purpose of this workshop is to increase participants' knowledge about and comfort level using either WebEx or Blackboard Ultra Collaborate as a communication and collaboration tool. All faculty and staff have access to WebEx. Faculty and staff with access to Blackboard can use Blackboard Ultra Collaborate. Participants will benefit from this session by learning how to use either of these products for small groups and online (virtual) office hours.

  • Objectives

    After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

    • determine which tool, WebEx or Blackboard Collaborate Ultra will best meet their needs for small group activities or for office hours
    • conduct online meetings for small group meetings or for office hours
    • record sessions
    • make links to recorded sessions available to others
  • Outcomes

    Faculty and staff provide more options and flexibility in scheduling meetings for colleagues or students who are in their immediate vicinity and those who are not.  

Leveraging Mobile Apps for Teaching
Gornto Hall Room 101
Thursday November 29, 2018
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Learn how to incorporate your favorite apps into your pedagogical strategy! This workshop will explore choosing apps to fit your instructional needs and will discuss using apps to engage your students and enrich their learning. It will also provide examples of how to create interactive activities with select iPad apps.

  • In this session, you will explore how to create interactive activities with different iPad apps such as HP Reveal, BaiBoard 3, Adobe Spark Video, Ideament, TED, Socrative, Blackboard Learn, or Spark Page, as time permits. By the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Initiate collaborative events
    • Brainstorm using mind-mapping software
    • Create engaging quizzes and games
    • Create a video slideshow
    • Build an augmented-reality assignment
  • Objectives

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

    • identify ways to engage students in creative ways with apps
    • integrate selected apps into their teaching strategies and student activities
  • Outcomes

    Participants will integrate mobile apps as supplemental tools and resources for their instructional materials, as well as utilize them to create engaging environments for their students.

Distance Learning Proctoring
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Monday December 3, 2018
  • This series of workshops is designed to offer you suggestions for managing your Distance Learning course and the accompanying web conferencing tools.

    • In the Logistics session, 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.
    • In the Exam Proctoring session, we will discuss the options for proctoring for distance learning courses.
  • Begins 12/3, Ends 12/9: 1-week ONLINE Web-based, Self-Paced Workshop

    This session will focus on Distance Learning (DL) Proctoring.

    Become familiar with what’s new in DL proctoring for Spring 2019.
     

  • Objectives

    The goal of these sessions is to provide opportunities for faculty to become more informed about how best to manage a Distance Learning course. At the end of these sessions, 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.

Instr Technology Open House: Bring Your Questions!
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Tuesday December 4, 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.

Distance Learning Proctoring
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Wednesday December 5, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • This series of workshops is designed to offer you suggestions for managing your Distance Learning course and the accompanying web conferencing tools.

    • In the Logistics session, 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.
    • In the Exam Proctoring session, we will discuss the options for proctoring for distance learning courses.
  • This session will focus on Distance Learning (DL) Proctoring.

    Become familiar with what’s new in DL proctoring for Spring 2019.
     

  • Objectives

    The goal of these sessions is to provide opportunities for faculty to become more informed about how best to manage a Distance Learning course. At the end of these sessions, 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.

Instr Technology Open House: Bring Your Questions!
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Thursday December 6, 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.

Last updated October 27, 2017.