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

Register Online

Bb: Online Getting Started
GORNTO 101 or WebEx
Monday August 26, 2019
  • 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 best practices and common customizations to course sites

  • Begins 8/26, Ends 09/01: 1-week ONLINE Web-based, Self-paced

     

  • Objectives

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

    • Accomplish basic tasks for setting up Blackboard course sites

    • 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

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Participants 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

Zoom: Web Conferencing Basics
Gornto Hall Room 101
Tuesday August 27, 2019
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Zoom 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.

  • Objectives

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

    • Identify common uses of Zoom

    • Configure a meeting space

    • Practice commonly used tool features

    • Identify student preparation requirements for using Zoom meeting

    Additional skills may include:

    • Sharing applications for collaborative activities

    • Utilizing the record features

    • Utilizing polling

    • Utilizing breakout meetings

    • Managing pods and layouts

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Participants will utilize a variety of available tools in the meeting space to facilitate interactive and collaborative activities

    • To provide resources that allow you to continue expanding your skills afterward and find support as needed

Bb: Engaging Students with VoiceThread
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Wednesday August 28, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • VoiceThread is a collaboration tool available in Blackboard that allows faculty and students to share and discuss content using text, images, audio and video. VoiceThread combines a media player with interactive tools to facilitate online discussions and media-based feedback.  This session will focus on using VoiceThread in Groups.

  • Objectives

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

    • Create VoiceThread content and share it with their students in their Blackboard courses

    • Leverage VoiceThread tools to enhance collaboration and engage students

    • Use VoiceThread for student assignments and assessment

    • Configure VoiceThread with the Blackboard Grade Center for student assessment

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Participants will understand how to use VoiceThread to engage students and leverage its features’ integration with Blackboard.

    • To provide resources that allow you to continue expanding your skills afterward and find support as needed.

Dynamic Presentations: New Tools & Techniques
GORNTO 101 or WebEx
Thursday August 29, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Tired of using PowerPoint to lecture? Learn about other presentation software and storytelling tools for effectively presenting your ideas and/or engaging students. In this hands-on workshop at the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT), you’ll explore how to create a dynamic and interactive presentation.

  • Objectives

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

    • Discuss the benefit of using presentations that are designed to engage students

    • Identify several critical elements involved in making dynamic, engaging presentations

    • Compare and contrast various presentation tools

    • Create presentations

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Participants will utilize nonlinear presentation styles:

      • To present their course materials online

      • To increase or enhance student engagement

Bb: Copying/Preparing your Course Site
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Tuesday September 3, 2019
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • If you already have course content in Blackboard, 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 already have course content in Blackboard, you can benefit from this workshop by knowing what to expect in the future.  This will help you plan ahead as you put together your first course site. You can also consider taking one of the Bb: Getting Started or Bb: Online Getting Started workshops to learn more about basic Blackboard editing features.

     

  • Objectives

    By the end of the 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

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

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

    • To provide resources that allow you to continue expanding your skills afterward and find support as needed.

Webex/Bb Collaborate: Meetings and Office Hours
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Wednesday September 4, 2019
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • 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

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

    • Determine which tool, WebEx or Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, will best meet their needs for small-group activities and/or for office hours

    • Conduct online meetings for small group meetings and/or for office hours

    • Record meetings/sessions

    • Make links to recorded meetings/sessions available to others

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Ability to provide more options and flexibility in scheduling meetings with colleagues and/or students whether they are within their immediate vicinity or not

    • To provide resources that allow you to continue expanding your skills afterward and find support as needed
Bb: Using the Kaltura My Media Tool
GORNTO 101 or WebEx
Thursday September 5, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Explore options for creating and embedding video using the Kaltura Media application in Blackboard. Explore using Kaltura’s Media Upload, Webcam, Desktop Capture and Video Quiz features within your Blackboard course sites.

  • Objectives

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

    • Add Kaltura My Media to a Bb Course site

    • Share video content using My Media

    • Create video content with My Media

    • Create a Video Quiz 

    • Make videos accessible

  • Outcomes

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

    • Add Kaltura My Media to a Bb Course site

    • Share video content using My Media

    • Create video content with My Media

    • Create a Video Quiz 

    • Make videos accessible

Bb: Online Getting Started
GORNTO 101 or WebEx
Monday September 9, 2019
  • 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 best practices and common customizations to course sites

  • Begins 09/09, Ends 09/22: 1-week ONLINE Web-Based, Self-paced

  • Objectives

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

    • Accomplish basic tasks for setting up Blackboard course sites

    • 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

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Participants 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

Using SmarterProctoring: Online Course Options
GORNTO 101 or WebEx
Monday September 9, 2019
10:00am to 11:00am
  • During this workshop, you will learn more about SmarterProctoring™, an umbrella system over proctoring solutions.  This proctoring management system organizes and manages all proctoring modalities including:

    • Live online proctoring (ProctorU Live +)

    • In-person proctoring at testing centers

    • In-person proctoring with third-party individual proctors

    • Automated proctoring (ProctorU Auto)

    The software is delivered inside Blackboard, centralizing the proctoring process.  The faculty member has the flexibility to select what proctoring modalities best meet their students’ needs.

  • Objectives

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

    • Identify when SmarterProctoring could be utilized in their courses

    • Recognize requirements of faculty and students for using SmarterProctoring

    • Format an exam for use with SmarterProctoring

    • Review and configure the exam for delivery

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • To introduce SmarterProctoring and its features and functionality

    • To provide resources that allow you to continue expanding your skills afterward and find support as needed

WordPress: Creating your Faculty Website
GORNTO 101 or WebEx
Tuesday September 10, 2019
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • WordPress is a popular online tool for building websites—no experience with coding is needed. It offers flexible, customizable features, templates and designs. Use it to create a faculty website to document your professional activities and expertise—your teaching, research, publications or service at ODU, for example. Also, it’s an efficient way to provide contact information and course information to students and colleagues.

  • Objectives

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

    • Use basic features in WordPress

    • Create a WordPress website

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • To showcase various basic features in WordPress

    • To create a customizable website

Bb: Assignments, Tests, and Grading
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Wednesday September 11, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Participants will explore strategies and effective practices for online assessments including assignments, tests and grading.  The workshop will consist of active discussion and hands-on practice in creating a variety of assessment techniques.

  • Objectives

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

    • Select from a variety of appropriate assessment options that are available

    • Utilize Bb features to make grading easier

    • Locate resources

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Participants will increase their use of online assessment as it applies to their teaching strategies and subject matter.

    • Participants will diversify the types of online assessments they are comfortable utilizing in their courses.

Entering Exams Walkthrough for ProctorU Users
GORNTO 101 or WebEx
Wednesday September 11, 2019
1:30pm to 2:30pm
  • During this workshop, you will learn about ProctorU, a proctoring service for online exams available through Blackboard. This is a convenient option for students who do not want to travel to a testing center to take a proctored exam. 

    With ProctorU, students can take your exam from any location where they have a computer with a webcam, microphone, speakers or headset, and high-speed internet service.

  • Objectives

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

    • Identify when ProctorU could be utilized in their courses

    • Recognize requirements of faculty and students for using ProctorU

    • Format and upload an exam for use with ProctorU

    • Run activity reports for ProctorU sessions

    • Differentiate between the different levels of incident reporting

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • To introduce ProctorU and its features and functionality

    • To provide resources that allow you to continue expanding your skills afterward and find support as needed

Leveraging Mobile Apps for Teaching
Gornto Hall Room 101
Thursday September 12, 2019
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • In this hands-on workshop, you will review several apps that will allow you and your students to actively participate and engage in your face-to-face course materials and activities. Participants will build quizzes, load presentations, create video slideshows, develop a sample classroom community, and learn how to annotate still images to illustrate their narrative. CLT will provide iPads with the following apps during the workshop: BaiBoard 3, Spark Video, Ideament, HP Reveal, and Socrative.

  • Objectives

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

    • Identify and evaluate apps based on Bloom’s Taxonomy and technical considerations

    • Initiate collaborative events

    • Build an engaging classroom community

    • Create engaging quizzes and games

    • Create a video slideshow

    • Use mind-mapping software

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Participants will gain experience:

      • Using software application features on the iPad

      • Downloading and implementing apps for instructional/engagement purposes

Bb: Online Organization Leader Training
Blackboard - My Professional Learning
Monday September 16, 2019
  • 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 best practices and common customizations to course sites.

     

  • Begins 09/16, Ends 09/22: 1-day ONLINE Web-based, Self-paced.

  • Objectives

    By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
    ● Accomplish basic tasks for setting up Blackboard course sites
    ● 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

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:
    ● Participants 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.

Bb: Getting Started
GORNTO 101 or WebEx
Tuesday September 17, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • 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 best practices and common customizations to course sites

  • Objectives

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

    • Accomplish basic tasks for setting up Blackboard course sites

    • 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

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Participants 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

Zoom: Web Conferencing Basics
Gornto Hall Room 101
Wednesday September 18, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Zoom 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.

  • Objectives

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

    • Identify common uses of Zoom

    • Configure a meeting space

    • Practice commonly used tool features

    • Identify student preparation requirements for using Zoom meeting

    Additional skills may include:

    • Sharing applications for collaborative activities

    • Utilizing the record features

    • Utilizing polling

    • Utilizing breakout meetings

    • Managing pods and layouts

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Participants will utilize a variety of available tools in the meeting space to facilitate interactive and collaborative activities

    • To provide resources that allow you to continue expanding your skills afterward and find support as needed

Bb: Engaging Students with VoiceThread
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Thursday September 19, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • VoiceThread is a collaboration tool available in Blackboard that allows faculty and students to share and discuss content using text, images, audio and video. VoiceThread combines a media player with interactive tools to facilitate online discussions and media-based feedback.  This session will focus on using VoiceThread in Groups.

  • Objectives

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

    • Create VoiceThread content and share it with their students in their Blackboard courses

    • Leverage VoiceThread tools to enhance collaboration and engage students

    • Use VoiceThread for student assignments and assessment

    • Configure VoiceThread with the Blackboard Grade Center for student assessment

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Participants will understand how to use VoiceThread to engage students and leverage its features’ integration with Blackboard.

    • To provide resources that allow you to continue expanding your skills afterward and find support as needed.

Teaching with Technology: Getting Started
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Tuesday September 24, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • During this participant-driven session, ask questions, suggest solutions, experiment, and learn how to find out additional information on leveraging technology in your face-to-face or online courses.

    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

    By the end of the 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

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Investigate, locate resources and evaluate educational technology

    • Share ideas on the use of educational technology

Dynamic Presentations: PowerPoint Beyond Bullets
GORNTO 101 or WebEx
Wednesday September 25, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • This workshop will discuss various design strategies, best practices for content creation, and additional features that can make your PowerPoint presentations more dynamic and engaging for your students.

  • Objectives

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

    • Identify different strategies for designing an effective presentation

    • Recognize best practices for organizing/creating presentation contents

    • Discover or recall underused PowerPoint features

    • Use new techniques to exploit various features within PowerPoint

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Participants will be able to redesign their PowerPoint presentations to increase effectiveness and interactivity by applying:

      • Best practices

      • Different design strategies

      • Various features

Bb: Publish Online Tests with Respondus
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Thursday September 26, 2019
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard. As ODU faculty or staff, you already have access to the latest version of Respondus to create, 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.

  • Objectives

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

    • Download and install the latest version of Respondus onto a Windows-based system

    • Format an exam, using a variety of question types, for use with Respondus

    • Publish an exam to 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

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • To introduce Respondus’s basic features, installation, and functionality.

    • To provide resources that allow you to continue expanding your skills afterward and find support as needed.

Bb: Using the Kaltura My Media Tool
GORNTO 101 or WebEx
Tuesday October 1, 2019
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Explore options for creating and embedding video using the Kaltura Media application in Blackboard. Explore using Kaltura’s Media Upload, Webcam, Desktop Capture and Video Quiz features within your Blackboard course sites.

  • Objectives

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

    • Add Kaltura My Media to a Bb Course site

    • Share video content using My Media

    • Create video content with My Media

    • Create a Video Quiz 

    • Make videos accessible

  • Outcomes

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

    • Add Kaltura My Media to a Bb Course site

    • Share video content using My Media

    • Create video content with My Media

    • Create a Video Quiz 

    • Make videos accessible

Fostering Learning with Social Media
Gornto 101 or WebEx
Wednesday October 2, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Participants will explore and discover how various social media tools can be used to increase student engagement, improve learning, and foster community.

  • Objectives
    1. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

    2. Recognize professional relevance of social media

    3. Identify best practices for engaging assignments

    4. Identify strategies for creating social media assignments

    5. Contrast social media assignments to existing assessments

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Describe the basic function and use of various social media tools

    • Adopt social media practices that increase student engagement and performance

Bb: Using Groups with VoiceThread
Gornto 101 or WebEx
Thursday October 3, 2019
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • VoiceThread is a collaboration tool available in Blackboard that allows faculty and students to share and discuss content using text, images, audio and video. It brings multi-sensory collaboration to the online classroom. This workshop will highlight the different methods and strategies for student group engagement.

  • Objectives

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

    • Create VoiceThread content for group collaboration 

    • Leverage VoiceThread tools to enhance collaboration and engage students

    • Use VoiceThread for group assignments and assessment

    • Configure VoiceThread with the Blackboard Grade Center for student assessment

    • Discuss best practices for using VoiceThread

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Participants will understand how to use VoiceThread to encourage 

      • Group collaboration and engagement

      • Pedagogical integration

Bb: Online Organization Leader Training
Blackboard - My Professional Learning
Monday October 7, 2019
  • 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 best practices and common customizations to course sites.

     

  • Begins 10/07, Ends 10/13: 1-day ONLINE Web-Based, Self-paced

  • Objectives

    By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
    ● Accomplish basic tasks for setting up Blackboard course sites
    ● 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

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:
    ● Participants 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.

Webex/Bb Collaborate: Meetings and Office Hours
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Tuesday October 8, 2019
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

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

    • Determine which tool, WebEx or Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, will best meet their needs for small-group activities and/or for office hours

    • Conduct online meetings for small group meetings and/or for office hours

    • Record meetings/sessions

    • Make links to recorded meetings/sessions available to others

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Ability to provide more options and flexibility in scheduling meetings with colleagues and/or students whether they are within their immediate vicinity or not

    • To provide resources that allow you to continue expanding your skills afterward and find support as needed
Accessibility for Instructional Materials
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Wednesday October 9, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • 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.

    Web Accessibility for Instructional Materials

    This workshop is offered in Gornto Hall, Room 101 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 meeting link.

  • Objectives

    By the end of the workshop, the participant will be able to:

    • Recognize why accessibility matters

    • Recognize inaccessible content/material

    • Recognize the importance of section 508, ADA, W3C, and WebAIM

    • Apply accessible content types: legible/readable/scannable text, high-contrast colors, descriptive links

    • Format documents/attachments for use with assistive technology (Word, PPT, PDF)

    • Provide descriptive ALT Text to images

    • Locate videos with captions and/or transcripts

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Participants will be able to receive, use, and manipulate content with functionality, especially for people with disabilities. 

    • Participants will recognize that most instructional materials are now digital and delivered to students via the Web, so instructors are responsible for creating learning materials that meet students’ Web accessibility needs.  Therefore, online content must be designed, and correctly formatted, to be easy to use.

Bb: Assignments, Tests and Grading
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Thursday October 10, 2019
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Participants will explore strategies and effective practices for online assessments including assignments, tests and grading.  The workshop will consist of active discussion and hands-on practice in creating a variety of assessment techniques.

  • Objectives

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

    • Select from a variety of appropriate assessment options that are available

    • Utilize Bb features to make grading easier

    • Locate resources

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Participants will increase their use of online assessment as it applies to their teaching strategies and subject matter.

    • Participants will diversify the types of online assessments they are comfortable utilizing in their courses.

Teaching with Technology: Getting Started
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Wednesday October 16, 2019
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • During this participant-driven session, ask questions, suggest solutions, experiment, and learn how to find out additional information on leveraging technology in your face-to-face or online courses.

    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

    By the end of the 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

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Investigate, locate resources and evaluate educational technology

    • Share ideas on the use of educational technology

Zoom: Web Conferencing Basics
Gornto Hall Room 101
Thursday October 17, 2019
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Zoom 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.

  • Objectives

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

    • Identify common uses of Zoom

    • Configure a meeting space

    • Practice commonly used tool features

    • Identify student preparation requirements for using Zoom meeting

    Additional skills may include:

    • Sharing applications for collaborative activities

    • Utilizing the record features

    • Utilizing polling

    • Utilizing breakout meetings

    • Managing pods and layouts

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Participants will utilize a variety of available tools in the meeting space to facilitate interactive and collaborative activities

    • To provide resources that allow you to continue expanding your skills afterward and find support as needed

Foundational Strategies for Effective Online Teaching
Online, 6 weeks
Monday October 21, 2019
  • This six-week 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 from those required in face-to-face teaching, this session will guide participants through the steps of planning, organizing, and facilitating online courses. The workshop will focus on:

    1. Planning online courses:

      1. designing a learner-centered syllabus

      2. organizing course content and layout

      3. evaluating course effectiveness

    2. Preparing the learning environment:

      1. understanding students’ and instructors’ roles and responsibilities

      2. getting to know the students

      3. empowering students to successfully manage their online learning experience

      4. 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:

      1. effective communication

      2. interaction (student/faculty, student/content & student/student)

      3. collaboration

      4. timely feedback

    7. Evaluating course effectiveness:

      1. analyzing feedback

      2. establishing quality assurance processes

      3. revising and maintaining the course

    8. Understanding online teaching and learning dynamics (misconceptions, pitfalls, myths)

  • Begins 10/21, Ends 10/27: 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 best practices for engaging and collaborating with students while providing content in an asynchronous or synchronous environment.

    By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to 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

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Online teaching dynamics require different competencies and facilitation skills from those required in face-to-face teaching, and 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 employ a systematic approach when planning, organizing, facilitating, and evaluating online courses.

Bb: Online Getting Started
GORNTO 101 or WebEx
Monday October 21, 2019
  • 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 best practices and common customizations to course sites

  • Begins10/21, Ends10/27: 1-week ONLINE Web-based, Self-paced

  • Objectives

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

    • Accomplish basic tasks for setting up Blackboard course sites

    • 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

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Participants 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

Dynamic Presentations: New Tools & Techniques
GORNTO 101 or WebEx
Tuesday October 22, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Tired of using PowerPoint to lecture? Learn about other presentation software and storytelling tools for effectively presenting your ideas and/or engaging students. In this hands-on workshop at the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT), you’ll explore how to create a dynamic and interactive presentation.

  • Objectives

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

    • Discuss the benefit of using presentations that are designed to engage students

    • Identify several critical elements involved in making dynamic, engaging presentations

    • Compare and contrast various presentation tools

    • Create presentations

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Participants will utilize nonlinear presentation styles:

      • To present their course materials online

      • To increase or enhance student engagement

Leveraging Mobile Apps for Teaching
Gornto Hall Room 101
Wednesday October 23, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • In this hands-on workshop, you will review several apps that will allow you and your students to actively participate and engage in your face-to-face course materials and activities. Participants will build quizzes, load presentations, create video slideshows, develop a sample classroom community, and learn how to annotate still images to illustrate their narrative. CLT will provide iPads with the following apps during the workshop: BaiBoard 3, Spark Video, Ideament, HP Reveal, and Socrative.

  • Objectives

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

    • Identify and evaluate apps based on Bloom’s Taxonomy and technical considerations

    • Initiate collaborative events

    • Build an engaging classroom community

    • Create engaging quizzes and games

    • Create a video slideshow

    • Use mind-mapping software

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Participants will gain experience:

      • Using software application features on the iPad

      • Downloading and implementing apps for instructional/engagement purposes

WordPress: Creating your Faculty Website
GORNTO 101 or WebEx
Thursday October 24, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • WordPress is a popular online tool for building websites—no experience with coding is needed. It offers flexible, customizable features, templates and designs. Use it to create a faculty website to document your professional activities and expertise—your teaching, research, publications or service at ODU, for example. Also, it’s an efficient way to provide contact information and course information to students and colleagues.

  • Objectives

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

    • Use basic features in WordPress

    • Create a WordPress website

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • To showcase various basic features in WordPress

    • To create a customizable website

Bb: Assignments, Tests and Gradebook
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Tuesday November 5, 2019
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Participants will explore strategies and effective practices for online assessments including assignments, tests and grading.  The workshop will consist of active discussion and hands-on practice in creating a variety of assessment techniques.

  • Objectives

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

    • Select from a variety of appropriate assessment options that are available

    • Utilize Bb features to make grading easier

    • Locate resources

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Participants will increase their use of online assessment as it applies to their teaching strategies and subject matter.

    • Participants will diversify the types of online assessments they are comfortable utilizing in their courses.

Bb: Using Groups with VoiceThread
Gornto 101 or WebEx
Wednesday November 6, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • VoiceThread is a collaboration tool available in Blackboard that allows faculty and students to share and discuss content using text, images, audio and video. It brings multi-sensory collaboration to the online classroom. This workshop will highlight the different methods and strategies for student group engagement.

  • Objectives

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

    • Create VoiceThread content for group collaboration 

    • Leverage VoiceThread tools to enhance collaboration and engage students

    • Use VoiceThread for group assignments and assessment

    • Configure VoiceThread with the Blackboard Grade Center for student assessment

    • Discuss best practices for using VoiceThread

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Participants will understand how to use VoiceThread to encourage 

      • Group collaboration and engagement

      • Pedagogical integration

Bb: Getting Started
GORNTO 101 or WebEx
Thursday November 7, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • 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 best practices and common customizations to course sites

  • Objectives

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

    • Accomplish basic tasks for setting up Blackboard course sites

    • 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

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Participants 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

Bb: Online Organization Leader Training
Blackboard - My Professional Learning
Monday November 11, 2019
  • 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 best practices and common customizations to course sites.

     

  • Begins 11/11, Ends 11/17: 1-day ONLINE Web-based, Self-paced.

  • Objectives

    By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
    ● Accomplish basic tasks for setting up Blackboard course sites
    ● 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

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:
    ● Participants 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.

Bb: Publish Online Tests with Respondus
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Tuesday November 12, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard. As ODU faculty or staff, you already have access to the latest version of Respondus to create, 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.

  • Objectives

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

    • Download and install the latest version of Respondus onto a Windows-based system

    • Format an exam, using a variety of question types, for use with Respondus

    • Publish an exam to 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

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • To introduce Respondus’s basic features, installation, and functionality.

    • To provide resources that allow you to continue expanding your skills afterward and find support as needed.

WordPress: Creating your Faculty Website
GORNTO 101 or WebEx
Wednesday November 13, 2019
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • WordPress is a popular online tool for building websites—no experience with coding is needed. It offers flexible, customizable features, templates and designs. Use it to create a faculty website to document your professional activities and expertise—your teaching, research, publications or service at ODU, for example. Also, it’s an efficient way to provide contact information and course information to students and colleagues.

  • Objectives

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

    • Use basic features in WordPress

    • Create a WordPress website

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • To showcase various basic features in WordPress

    • To create a customizable website

Teaching with Technology: Getting Started
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Thursday November 14, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • During this participant-driven session, ask questions, suggest solutions, experiment, and learn how to find out additional information on leveraging technology in your face-to-face or online courses.

    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

    By the end of the 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

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Investigate, locate resources and evaluate educational technology

    • Share ideas on the use of educational technology

Bb: Online Getting Started
GORNTO 101 or WebEx
Monday November 18, 2019
  • 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 best practices and common customizations to course sites

  •  Begins 11/18, Ends 11/24: 1-week ONLINE Web-based, Self-paced

  • Objectives

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

    • Accomplish basic tasks for setting up Blackboard course sites

    • 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

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Participants 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

Zoom: Web Conferencing Basics
Gornto Hall Room 101
Tuesday November 19, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Zoom 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.

  • Objectives

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

    • Identify common uses of Zoom

    • Configure a meeting space

    • Practice commonly used tool features

    • Identify student preparation requirements for using Zoom meeting

    Additional skills may include:

    • Sharing applications for collaborative activities

    • Utilizing the record features

    • Utilizing polling

    • Utilizing breakout meetings

    • Managing pods and layouts

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Participants will utilize a variety of available tools in the meeting space to facilitate interactive and collaborative activities

    • To provide resources that allow you to continue expanding your skills afterward and find support as needed

Bb: Copying/Preparing your Course Site
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Tuesday November 19, 2019
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • If you already have course content in Blackboard, 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 already have course content in Blackboard, you can benefit from this workshop by knowing what to expect in the future.  This will help you plan ahead as you put together your first course site. You can also consider taking one of the Bb: Getting Started or Bb: Online Getting Started workshops to learn more about basic Blackboard editing features.

     

  • Objectives

    By the end of the 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

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

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

    • To provide resources that allow you to continue expanding your skills afterward and find support as needed.

Student Engagement
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Wednesday November 20, 2019
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • VoiceThread is a collaboration tool available in Blackboard that allows faculty and students to share and discuss content using text, images, audio and video. VoiceThread combines a media player with interactive tools to facilitate online discussions and media-based feedback.  This session will focus on using VoiceThread in Groups.

  • Objectives

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

    • Create VoiceThread content and share it with their students in their Blackboard courses

    • Leverage VoiceThread tools to enhance collaboration and engage students

    • Use VoiceThread for student assignments and assessment

    • Configure VoiceThread with the Blackboard Grade Center for student assessment

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Participants will understand how to use VoiceThread to engage students and leverage its features’ integration with Blackboard.

    • To provide resources that allow you to continue expanding your skills afterward and find support as needed.

Logistics for DL Webex Courses
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Thursday November 21, 2019
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • This workshop is designed to offer you suggestions for managing your Distance Learning course and the accompanying web conferencing tools.

    • Learn 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.

    • Academic Technology Services staff will be available to explain and answer questions on DL Webex classrooms.

    Note: To learn more about online assessment options, register for:

    • Online Assessment Strategies & Proctoring Options

    • Using SmarterProctoring: Online Course Options

    • Entering Exams Walkthrough for ProctorU Users

  • Objectives

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

    • Manage a Distance Learning course

    • Locate and use administrative resources available to broadcast faculty

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • Participants will feel confident in:

      • Locating helpful resources

      • Managing the logistics or mechanics of delivering a Distance Learning course

Online Assessment Strategies & Proctoring Options
GORNTO 101 or WebEx
Tuesday December 3, 2019
1:30pm to 2:30pm
  • In this workshop participants will become familiar with methods for assessing students’ knowledge in your course. First, we will examine alternative assessments that do not require proctoring and tend to assess higher-level thinking. Then we will look at the proctoring opportunities available.

  • Objectives

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

    • Discuss reasons for considering a variety of assessment methods

    • Identify several assessment strategies other than traditional testing

    • Identify resources for further exploration of assessment strategies

    • Recall how the smart proctoring process works

  • Outcomes

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

    • After considering a variety of assessment methods:

      • Assessment of student knowledge, skills, and abilities will shift away from solely or heavily depending on traditional test instruments

      • A reduction in the need for individual student proctoring may occur in many courses

      • Instructors who continue to use proctoring will better understand the process

Bb: Copying/Preparing your Course Site
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Wednesday December 4, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • If you already have course content in Blackboard, 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 already have course content in Blackboard, you can benefit from this workshop by knowing what to expect in the future.  This will help you plan ahead as you put together your first course site. You can also consider taking one of the Bb: Getting Started or Bb: Online Getting Started workshops to learn more about basic Blackboard editing features.

     

  • Objectives

    By the end of the 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

    Anticipated workshop outcomes:

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

    • To provide resources that allow you to continue expanding your skills afterward and find support as needed.

Last updated October 27, 2017.