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Enroll in Bb: Online Organization Leader Training

Bb: Online Organization Leader Training

February 24, 2020 12:00 AM - March 01, 2020 11:59 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Online in Blackboard.

Bb: Online Organization Leader Training

Workshop by Daniel Greenwood.

In this self-paced, online workshop, participants become familiar with the Blackboard workspace and how to facilitate NON-CREDIT organization sites. Topics include how to utilize the basic Blackboard menus, Control Panel, and tools. Time will be dedicated to exploring best practices and common customizations to organization sites.

Registrants receive an email on the start date explaining how to locate the workshop in Blackboard.

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Online in Blackboard
  • Objectives

    After completing the workshop, participants will be able to:

    • Accomplish basic tasks for setting up Blackboard organization 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

    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.
  • Prerequisites
    • MIDAS login to Blackboard
  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 15 of 15 seats available.

    You are currently not registered. (Register for this workshop)
Enroll in Online Discussions: Design Strategies & Essentials

Online Discussions: Design Strategies & Essentials

February 25, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Gornto 101)

Online Discussions: Design Strategies & Essentials

Workshop by Christine Nickel and Kristin White.

Are your discussion boards lacking in engagement? Discussion boards are commonly used tools to “enhance” engagement but frequently miss the mark. Join us to explore design strategies to help take your discussion boards to the next level and promote higher order thinking rather than basic recall.

This workshop does NOT focus on the setup of your discussion boards but the strategy behind using them.

*This workshop is a precursor to the 2020 Faculty Summer Conference, Transforming the Online Student Learning Experience. Participants will be entered in a special prize drawing at the conference if they attend 3 or more.

  • Location
    Gornto 101
  • Delivery Style
    Face to Face, Web Conference
  • Objectives

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

    • Discuss common issues associated discussion boards
    • Identify at least 2 strategies to improve their discussion board engagement
  • Prerequisites
    • MIDAS login to Blackboard
    • Blackboard: Getting Started or equivalent
  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 9 of 15 seats available.

    You are currently not registered. (Register for this workshop)
  • Series
    This workshop is part of the 2020 Faculty Summer Conference
Enroll in Bb: Engaging Students with VoiceThread

Bb: Engaging Students with VoiceThread

February 25, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM (Gornto 101)

Bb: Engaging Students with VoiceThread

Workshop by Daniel Greenwood.

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 Blackboard.

  • Location
    Gornto 101
  • Delivery Style
    Face to Face, Web Conference
  • 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
  • Prerequisites
    • Blackboard: Getting Started or equivalent
    • MIDAS login to Blackboard
  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 12 of 15 seats available.

    You are currently not registered. (Register for this workshop)
Enroll in Bb: Assignments, Tests, and Grading

Bb: Assignments, Tests, and Grading

February 26, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Gornto 101)

Bb: Assignments, Tests, and Grading

Workshop by Deborah Norris and Daniel Greenwood.

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.

  • Location
    Gornto 101
  • Delivery Style
    Face to Face, Web Conference
  • Objectives

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

    • Select appropriate assessment options in Blackboard
    • Utilize Blackboard features to make grading easier
    • Add and edit assignments and online exams
  • Prerequisites
    • Blackboard: Getting Started or equivalent
    • MIDAS login to Blackboard
  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 15 of 15 seats available.

    You are currently not registered. (Register for this workshop)
Enroll in Effective Recording Strategies

Effective Recording Strategies

February 26, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Gornto 101)

Effective Recording Strategies

Workshop by Rachel Jones and Spring Brennan.

This 1-hour workshop explores strategies for improving your instructional videos—from planning to production. Learn from CLT’s multimedia experts the tips and tricks for creating high-quality recordings and how to prevent problems during recording. Discussion will cover the importance of  

  • Rehearsal for speaking or narration
  • Location or background choice
  • Wardrobe or appearance
  • Slide or presentation design

*This workshop is a precursor to the 2020 Faculty Summer Conference, Transforming the Online Student Learning Experience. Participants will be entered in a special prize drawing at the conference if they attend 3 or more.

  • Location
    Gornto 101
  • Delivery Style
    Face to Face, Web Conference
  • Objectives

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

    • Recognize high-quality video and audio
    • Plan for a recording session
    • Incorporate strategies for improving the recording process (preparation)
    • Identify strategies for effective video design (visual consistency, engaging content)
  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 12 of 15 seats available.

    You are currently not registered. (Register for this workshop)
  • Series
    This workshop is part of the 2020 Faculty Summer Conference
Enroll in Bb: Zoom Integration

Bb: Zoom Integration

February 27, 2020 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM (Gornto 101)

Delivered via Face to Face.

Bb: Zoom Integration

Workshop by Daniel Greenwood.

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, and even record the meeting. 

This workshop focuses on how to use Zoom within Blackboard.

*This workshop is a precursor to the 2020 Faculty Summer Conference, Transforming the Online Student Learning Experience. Participants will be entered in a special prize drawing at the conference if they attend 3 or more.

  • Location
    Gornto 101
  • Delivery Style
    Face to Face
  • Objectives

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

    • Add Zoom and Media Gallery tool links to Blackboard course site
    • Schedule meetings from Blackboard course site
    • Practice commonly used tool features (i.e., sharing and recording)
    • Identify student preparation requirements for using Zoom meeting
    • Publish Zoom recordings to Blackboard course site
  • Prerequisites
    • MIDAS login to Blackboard
    • MIDAS login to https://odu.zoom.us/
    • Webcam and Microphone for Zoom participation (provided during F2F meeting)
  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 12 of 15 seats available.

    You are currently not registered. (Register for this workshop)
  • Series
    This workshop is part of the 2020 Faculty Summer Conference
Enroll in Zoom: Online Web Conferencing Basics

Zoom: Online Web Conferencing Basics

March 02, 2020 12:00 PM - March 08, 2020 11:59 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Online in Blackboard.

Zoom: Online Web Conferencing Basics

Workshop by Kristin White.

This self-paced, online workshop introduces Zoom, an online meeting tool where faculty, staff, and students can engage in synchronous collaboration using text, audio, and video. Participants in Zoom meetings can also share applications and a whiteboard, and even record the meeting.  

This workshop focuses on how to both participate in and create Zoom meetings, as well as exploring its tools, features, and settings.

Registrants receive an email on the start date explaining how to locate the workshop in Blackboard.

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Online in Blackboard
  • Objectives

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

    • Identify common uses of Zoom
    • Join a meeting
    • 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
  • Prerequisites
    • MIDAS login to Blackboard
    • MIDAS login to https://odu.zoom.us/
    • Webcam and Microphone for Zoom participation
  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 11 of 15 seats available.

    You are currently not registered. (Register for this workshop)
Enroll in Going Pro with Your Videos

Going Pro with Your Videos

March 03, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Gornto 101)

Delivered via Face to Face.

Going Pro with Your Videos

Workshop by Clt Personnel.

During this 1-hour workshop, we will explore audio and video options available for your courses and how to request such services if you choose to collaborate with CLT and ATS.

*This workshop is a precursor to the 2020 Faculty Summer Conference, Transforming the Online Student Learning Experience. Participants will be entered in a special prize drawing at the conference if they attend 3 or more.

  • Location
    Gornto 101
  • Delivery Style
    Face to Face
  • Objectives

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

    • Identify what audio and video options are available for courses when collaborating with CLT and ATS
    • Identify how to request audio and video services and/or training
    • Locate the audio booth and video studio
  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 10 of 15 seats available.

    You are currently not registered. (Register for this workshop)
  • Series
    This workshop is part of the 2020 Faculty Summer Conference
Enroll in Preventing Student Plagiarism

Preventing Student Plagiarism

March 04, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Gornto 101)

Preventing Student Plagiarism

Workshop by Spring Brennan.

Plagiarism can be discouraged by designing assessments that emphasize writing mechanics, revision processes, and real-world relevance. Join us to discuss the causes of student plagiarism at ODU and strategies for redesigning essay, research paper, and discussion post assignments.

The workshop also addresses plagiarism as a symptom of learning disabilities—and how to create accessible writing assignments.

*This workshop is a precursor to the 2020 Faculty Summer Conference, Transforming the Online Student Learning Experience. Participants will be entered in a special prize drawing at the conference if they attend 3 or more.

 

  • Location
    Gornto 101
  • Delivery Style
    Face to Face, Web Conference
  • Objectives

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

    • List the causes of students plagiarism
    • Locate resources for teaching APA citations and formatting
    • Incorporate strategies for making student-centered assignments
    • Recognize inaccessible writing assignments
  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 13 of 15 seats available.

    You are currently not registered. (Register for this workshop)
  • Series
    This workshop is part of the 2020 Faculty Summer Conference
Enroll in Bb: Using the Kaltura My Media Tool

Bb: Using the Kaltura My Media Tool

March 05, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM (Gornto 101)

Bb: Using the Kaltura My Media Tool

Workshop by Daniel Greenwood.

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.

  • Location
    Gornto 101
  • Delivery Style
    Face to Face, Web Conference
  • 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
  • Prerequisites
    • Blackboard: Getting Started or equivalent
    • MIDAS login to Blackboard
  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 14 of 15 seats available.

    You are currently not registered. (Register for this workshop)
Enroll in Foundational Strategies for Effective Online Teaching

Foundational Strategies for Effective Online Teach...

March 16, 2020 12:00 AM - April 26, 2020 11:59 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Online in Blackboard.

Foundational Strategies for Effective Online Teaching

Workshop by CHRISTY LOW.

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:
    • 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)

Registrants receive an email on the start date explaining how to locate the workshop in Blackboard.

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Online in Blackboard
  • 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
  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 8 of 15 seats available.

    You are currently not registered. (Register for this workshop)
Enroll in Bb: Engaging Students with VoiceThread

Bb: Engaging Students with VoiceThread

March 17, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Gornto 101)

Bb: Engaging Students with VoiceThread

Workshop by Kristin White and Melissa Ferguson.

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 Blackboard.

  • Location
    Gornto 101
  • Delivery Style
    Face to Face, Web Conference
  • 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
  • Prerequisites
    • Blackboard: Getting Started or equivalent
    • MIDAS login to Blackboard
  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 14 of 15 seats available.

    You are currently not registered. (Register for this workshop)
Enroll in WordPress: Creating Your Faculty Website

WordPress: Creating Your Faculty Website

March 18, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Gornto 101)

Delivered via Face to Face.

WordPress: Creating Your Faculty Website

Workshop by Faisal Mahmud.

WordPress is a popular online tool for building websites—no experience with coding is needed. It offers flexible, customizable features, templates, and sharing options. Use it to create a faculty website to document your professional activities and expertise, such as your teaching, research, publications, or service at ODU. E-portfolios, collaborative projects, and learning communities can also be built within WordPress. Workshop topics include:

  • WordPress features, including menus and tools
  • Introduction to web design
  • Online accessibility

Participants must confirm their MIDAS login to ODU WordPress in advance. Request access from the ITS Help Desk, if you can’t log in.

  • Location
    Gornto 101
  • Delivery Style
    Face to Face
  • Objectives

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

    • Activate their ODU WordPress account
    • Configure basic site settings
    • Choose a theme or template
    • Publish and edit pages with text, images, videos, or files
    • Organize menus and pages
    • Add users or share the site
  • Prerequisites
  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 11 of 15 seats available.

    You are currently not registered. (Register for this workshop)
Enroll in Dynamic Presentations: PowerPoint Beyond Bullets

Dynamic Presentations: PowerPoint Beyond Bullets

March 19, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM (Gornto 101)

Dynamic Presentations: PowerPoint Beyond Bullets

Workshop by Clt Personnel.

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.

  • Location
    Gornto 101
  • Delivery Style
    Face to Face, Web Conference
  • 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
  • Prerequisites
    • Basic PowerPoint editing experience
  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 11 of 15 seats available.

    You are currently not registered. (Register for this workshop)
Enroll in Bb: Online Getting Started

Bb: Online Getting Started

March 23, 2020 12:00 AM - March 29, 2020 11:59 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Online in Blackboard.

Bb: Online Getting Started

Workshop by Kristin White.

This self-paced, online workshop introduces Blackboard and its common features and tools. It covers the basic tasks for setting up a new course site, plus content organization and course management strategies. Topics include:

  • Blackboard access at ODU
  • Blackboard’s features, including menus and Control Panel
  • Adding and editing content and assignments
  • Managing and maintaining a course site

Registrants receive an email on the start date explaining how to locate the workshop in Blackboard.

Blackboard: Online Getting Started is suitable for first-time users and for new faculty. It serves as a prerequisite for CLT’s other Blackboard workshops. 

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Online in Blackboard
  • Objectives

    After completing the workshop, participants will be able to:

    • Accomplish basic tasks for setting up Blackboard course sites
      • Edit and organize the content menu
      • Add and edit pages and files
      • Add and configure assignments
      • Set site and content availability
    • Plan how to manage and maintain their course site
  • Prerequisites
    • MIDAS login to Blackboard
    • Instructor or TA access to a course site
  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 15 of 15 seats available.

    You are currently not registered. (Register for this workshop)
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