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Enroll in Bb: Online Getting Started

Bb: Online Getting Started

June 01, 2020 12:00 AM - June 07, 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 6 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Preparing Your Online Students for Success

Preparing Your Online Students for Success

June 01, 2020 12:00 AM - September 01, 2020 12:00 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Preparing Your Online Students for Success

Workshop by CLT Personnel.

Keep Teaching: Preparing Your Online Students for Success (self-paced workshop) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=som2JXvaWZU&list 

In this video workshop, we focus on tips and tools that can be used to welcome your students to the online environment. Topics include: 

Creating a welcome message 

Addressing special needs and limitations 

Creating an introductory video 

Establishing logistics 

Using Blackboard tools for communication 

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Web Conference
  • Objectives

    The statement of the objective is not applicable at this time.

  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 15 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Establishing Presence in Your Online Course

Establishing Presence in Your Online Course

June 01, 2020 12:00 AM - September 01, 2020 12:00 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Online in Blackboard

Establishing Presence in Your Online Course

Workshop by CLT Personnel.

Keep Teaching: Establishing Presence in Your Online Course (self-paced workshop)  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HukqOpSdVzc 

In this video workshop, we introduce effective strategies and practical tips to establish and maintain your teaching presence in an online course. Topics include: 

 Design and organization 

Facilitating discourse 

Direct instruction 

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

    The statement of the objective is not applicable at this time.

  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 14 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Developing a Well-organized Course

Developing a Well-organized Course

June 01, 2020 12:00 AM - September 02, 2020 12:00 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Developing a Well-organized Course

Workshop by CLT Personnel.

Keep Teaching: Developing a Well-organized Course (self-paced workshop) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_yiLYdFGvA 

In this video workshop, we introduce basic, yet essential, approaches to organizing your online course. Topics include: 

Creating a basic course menu 

Creating a module template for organization 

Creating an assignment, a topic, and a resource folder for organization 

Organizing pages using the item feature 

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Web Conference
  • Objectives

    The statement of the objective is not applicable at this time.

  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 15 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Recording Effective Mini-lectures

Recording Effective Mini-lectures

June 01, 2020 12:00 AM - September 01, 2020 12:00 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Recording Effective Mini-lectures

Workshop by CLT Personnel.

 Keep Teaching: Recording Effective Mini-lectures (self-paced workshop) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_1OIUdB3qw 

In this video workshop, we present strategies and tips for recording mini-lectures. Topics include: 

How to organize your lectures into chunks that will keep students’ attention 

How to prepare a script that is easy for you to read when recording 

How to create a recording environment so that you have good video and audio quality 

Where to find information and advice on options for recording your lectures 

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Web Conference
  • Objectives

    The statement of the objective is not applicable at this time.

  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 15 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Promoting Effective Reading Strategies

Promoting Effective Reading Strategies

June 01, 2020 12:00 AM - September 01, 2020 12:00 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Promoting Effective Reading Strategies

Workshop by CLT Personnel.

Keep Teaching: Promoting Effective Reading Strategies (self-paced workshop) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm6FND11dS4  

In this video workshop, we introduce best practices and tips for engaging students in readings. Topics include: 

Identifying steps to improve reading comprehension 

Demonstrating critical-thinking skills 

Creating a library of resources related to the topic 

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Web Conference
  • Objectives

    The statement of the objective is not applicable at this time.

  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 16 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Planning & Facilitating Quality Online Discussion

Planning & Facilitating Quality Online Discussion

June 01, 2020 12:00 AM - September 01, 2020 12:00 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Planning & Facilitating Quality Online Discussion

Workshop by CLT Personnel.

 Keep Teaching: Planning and Facilitating Quality Online Discussions (self-paced workshop) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U43kaZQOMHE 

In this video workshop, we discuss tips and strategies for creating or transferring your face-to-face “in class” discussions online using a Blackboard discussion forum. Topics include: 

Constructing prompts for online discussion 

Discussion requirements and expectations 

Facilitation plan 

Creating online discussion forums in Blackboard 

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Web Conference
  • Objectives

    The statement of the objective is not applicable at this time.

  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 15 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Providing Timely Feedback to Your Students

Providing Timely Feedback to Your Students

June 01, 2020 12:00 AM - September 01, 2020 12:00 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Providing Timely Feedback to Your Students

Workshop by CLT Personnel.

Keep Teaching: Providing Timely Feedback to Your Students (self-paced workshop) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKJ_25rhlx0 

In this video workshop, we discuss effective feedback strategies for online courses. Topics include: 

How to give effective feedback 

What options are available 

Where to find information and advice on those options  

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Web Conference
  • Objectives

    The statement of the objective is not applicable at this time.

  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 15 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Assessing Your Students’ Learning, and Proctoring

Assessing Your Students’ Learning, and Proctoring

June 01, 2020 12:00 AM - September 01, 2020 12:00 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Assessing Your Students’ Learning, and Proctoring

Workshop by CLT Personnel.

Keep Teaching: Assessing Your Students’ Learning, and Proctoring Exams (self-paced workshop) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HyKfpB6sSc 

In this video workshop, we evaluate assessment options and discuss how assessments affect student learning and performance in the online environment. Topics include: 

Assessment strategies 

Types of assessment  

Assessment tools 

Alternative assessments  

Where to find resources to assist you with assessing and proctoring exams 

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Web Conference
  • Objectives

    The statement of the objective is not applicable at this time.

  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 15 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Document Accessibility - SEES Training

Document Accessibility - SEES Training

June 01, 2020 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Document Accessibility - SEES Training

Workshop by Elisabeth Dickie, Spring Brennan, Tracie Ortiz, and Karthik Navuluri.

Online Accessibility Training – Part 1

Learn how to improve your PDFs, Word documents, and even YouTube videos in this 1-hour workshop from SEES, CLT, and ITS. We will discuss requirements for creating accessible, ADA-compliant online content and introduce the basic tenants of:

  • document accessibility
  • text formatting for assistive technology
  • alternative text for graphics
  • video captioning (YouTube, Zoom)

Links to additional resources and tutorials will also be provided for your use.

All Student Engagement & Enrollment Services (SEES) staff, administrators, and content creators are invited to attend.

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Web Conference
  • Objectives

    TBD

  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 17 of 70 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Providing Timely Feedback to Your Students

Providing Timely Feedback to Your Students

June 02, 2020 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Providing Timely Feedback to Your Students

Workshop by Melissa Ferguson.

In this video tutorial, we will discuss:

  • How to give effective feedback
  • Feedback options

And finally, where to find information and advice on the options for providing timely feedback

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Web Conference
  • Objectives

    The statement regarding objective at this time is not applicable.

  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 10 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Web & Social Media Accessibility - SEES Training

Web & Social Media Accessibility - SEES Training

June 02, 2020 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Web & Social Media Accessibility - SEES Training

Workshop by Elisabeth Dickie, Karthik Navuluri, Spring Brennan, and Tracie Ortiz.

Online Accessibility Training – Part 2

Learn how to improve your webpages and social media posts in this 1-hour workshop from SEES, ITS, and CLT. We will discuss the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and how to apply them to:

  • ODU webpages in AEM
  • colors (high contrast)
  • text formatting for navigation
  • graphics (legibility)
  • social media (Facebook, Instagram)

Links to additional resources and tutorials will also be provided for your use.

All Student Engagement & Enrollment Services (SEES) staff, administrators, and content creators are invited to attend.

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Web Conference
  • Objectives

    TBD

  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 22 of 70 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Zoom: Web Conferencing Basics

Zoom: Web Conferencing Basics

June 03, 2020 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Zoom: Web Conferencing Basics

Webinar by Mark Altamero and Rachel Jones.

This workshop introduces Zoom, an 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
    Web Conference
  • 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 (provided if attending F2F)
  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 0 of 16 seats available with 1 person/people on the wait list.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Bb: Zoom Integration

Bb: Zoom Integration

June 04, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Bb: Zoom Integration

Workshop by Kristin White.

This workshop focuses on how to use Zoom within Blackboard.

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.

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Web Conference
  • 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
    • 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 0 of 16 seats available with 3 person/people on the wait list.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Foundational Strategies for Effective Online Teaching

Foundational Strategies for Effective Online Teach...

June 08, 2020 12:00 AM - July 20, 2020 11:59 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Online in Blackboard

Foundational Strategies for Effective Online Teaching

Workshop by Ana Redstone.

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 0 of 16 seats available with 4 person/people on the wait list.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Accessibility for Instructional Materials

Accessibility for Instructional Materials

June 09, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Accessibility for Instructional Materials

Workshop by Elisabeth Dickie, Spring Brennan, and Tracie Ortiz.

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.

Workshop site: Accessibility for Instructional Materials

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Web Conference
  • 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, WCAG, 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
  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 18 of 30 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
  • Supplemental Material
    Accessibility for Instructional Materials
Enroll in Bb: VoiceThread Basics

Bb: VoiceThread Basics

June 10, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Bb: VoiceThread Basics

Workshop by Kristin White.

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.

Please note: ODU has announced that it has discontinue Webex personal accounts. Zoom and Blackboard Collaborate are now the University’s web recommended conferencing tools. For training in Zoom, register for CLT’s workshop Zoom: Web Conferencing Basics.

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Web Conference
  • Objectives

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

    • Create VoiceThread content for students
    • Leverage VoiceThread tools to enhance collaboration and engage students
    • Discuss best practices for using VoiceThread
  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 5 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Bb: VoiceThread Assignments

Bb: VoiceThread Assignments

June 11, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Bb: VoiceThread Assignments

Workshop by Daniel Greenwood.

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.

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

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Web Conference
  • Objectives

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

    • Use VoiceThread for student assignments and assessment
    • Configure VoiceThread with the Blackboard Grade Center for student assessment
  • Prerequisites

    Completion of one of the following Workshops:

    • Bb: VoiceThread Basics
    • Bb: Engaging Students with VoiceThread
  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 9 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
  • Supplemental Material
    VoiceThread Workshop Handouts
Enroll in Bb: Organizing Your Online Course

Bb: Organizing Your Online Course

June 16, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Bb: Organizing Your Online Course

Workshop by CLT Personnel.

In this Workshop we will introduce basic, yet essential, approaches to organizing your online course. Key points we will cover in this workshop are:

  • Create basic course menu
  • Create a module template for organization
  • Create an assignment, a topic, and a resource folder for organization
  • Organize pages using the item feature
  • Organize headings on the page
  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Web Conference
  • Objectives

    Not applicable

  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 7 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Zoom: Web Conferencing Basics

Zoom: Web Conferencing Basics

June 17, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Zoom: Web Conferencing Basics

Workshop by Rachel Jones.

This workshop introduces Zoom, an 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
    Web Conference
  • 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 (provided if attending F2F)
  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 13 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in WordPress: Creating Your Faculty Website

WordPress: Creating Your Faculty Website

June 18, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

WordPress: Creating Your Faculty Website

Workshop by Spring Brennan.

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 test their MIDAS login to ODU WordPress before the workshop. Request access to WordPress from the ITS Help Desk, if you can’t log in.

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Web Conference
  • 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

    Before the workshop, log into ODU WordPress. Request MIDAS access from the ITS Help Desk, if you can’t log in.

  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 10 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Dynamic Presentations: Narrated PowerPoint

Dynamic Presentations: Narrated PowerPoint

June 18, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Dynamic Presentations: Narrated PowerPoint

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
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    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

  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 3 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Bb: Kaltura Share Media

Bb: Kaltura Share Media

June 18, 2020 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Bb: Kaltura Share Media

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 features within your Blackboard course sites.

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    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
    • Make videos accessible
  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 9 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
  • Supplemental Material
    Bb: Using the Kaltura My Media Tool
Enroll in Bb: Online Organization Leader Training

Bb: Online Organization Leader Training

June 22, 2020 12:00 AM - June 28, 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 14 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Online Discussions: Design Strategies & Essentials

Online Discussions: Design Strategies & Essentials

June 23, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Online Discussions: Design Strategies & Essentials

Workshop by 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

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    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 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Bb: Assignments/Tests

Bb: Assignments/Tests

June 24, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Bb: Assignments/Tests

Workshop by Spring Brennan and Deborah Norris.

This workshop explores the assessment tools within a Blackboard course. In this workshop we introduce the different Question types available in blackboard tests, feedback options, the different test options and tips on how to utilize these to promote academic integrity. 

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Web Conference
  • Objectives

    By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to create and deploy online tests in Blackboard. Select the most appropriate Options for their tests/exams. Set automated and manual feedback. Grade tests online. Communicate grades with students via the Grade center in Blackboard.

  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 9 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Bb: Kaltura Assignments & Capture

Bb: Kaltura Assignments & Capture

June 25, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Bb: Kaltura Assignments & Capture

Workshop by Daniel Greenwood.

Explore using Kaltura Screen Capture and Video Quiz features within your Blackboard course sites.

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Web Conference
  • Objectives

    Objectives:

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

    • Create video content with Kaltura Screen Capture
    • Create a Video Quiz
  • Prerequisites

    Prerequsite: You must have completed either the Bb: Using the Kaltura My Media Tool or Bb: Kaltura Share Media workshop.

  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 10 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
  • Supplemental Material
    Bb: Using the Kaltura My Media Tool
Enroll in Zoom: Online Web Conferencing Basics

Zoom: Online Web Conferencing Basics

July 13, 2020 12:00 AM - July 19, 2020 11:59 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Online in Blackboard

Zoom: Online Web Conferencing Basics

Workshop by Spring Brennan.

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 (provided if attending F2F)
  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 16 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Bb: VoiceThread Basics

Bb: VoiceThread Basics

July 14, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Bb: VoiceThread Basics

Webinar by Chrystal Trapani.

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.

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Web Conference
  • Objectives

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

    • Create VoiceThread content  for students
    • Leverage VoiceThread tools to enhance collaboration and engage students
    • Discuss best practices for using VoiceThread

     

  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 14 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in WordPress: Creating Your Faculty Website

WordPress: Creating Your Faculty Website

July 15, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

WordPress: Creating Your Faculty Website

Workshop by Chrystal Trapani and Spring Brennan.

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
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Web Conference
  • 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

    https://clt.odu.edu/events/admin/

  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 16 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Bb: VoiceThread Assignments

Bb: VoiceThread Assignments

July 16, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Bb: VoiceThread Assignments

Workshop by Kristin White.

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.

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Web Conference
  • Objectives

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

    • Use VoiceThread for student assignments and assessment
    • Configure VoiceThread with the Blackboard Grade Center for student assessment
  • Prerequisites

    Completion of one of the following Workshops:

    • Bb: VoiceThread Basics
    • Bb: Engaging Students with VoiceThread
  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 14 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Bb: Online Getting Started

Bb: Online Getting Started

July 20, 2020 12:00 AM - July 26, 2020 11:59 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Online in Blackboard

Bb: Online Getting Started

Workshop by Daniel Greenwood.

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 16 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Providing Timely Feedback to Your Students

Providing Timely Feedback to Your Students

July 21, 2020 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Providing Timely Feedback to Your Students

Workshop by CLT Personnel.

In this video tutorial, we will discuss:

  • How to give effective feedback
  • Feedback options

And finally, where to find information and advice on the options for providing timely feedback

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Web Conference
  • Objectives

    The statement regarding objective at this time is not applicable.

  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 16 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Bb: Assignments/Tests

Bb: Assignments/Tests

July 22, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Bb: Assignments/Tests

Workshop by Chrystal Trapani.

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
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Web Conference
  • 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

  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 16 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Preventing Student Plagiarism

Preventing Student Plagiarism

July 23, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Preventing Student Plagiarism

Workshop by Kristin White.

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.

 

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    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 14 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Bb: Online Organization Leader Training

Bb: Online Organization Leader Training

July 27, 2020 12:00 AM - August 02, 2020 11:59 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Online in Blackboard

Bb: Online Organization Leader Training

Workshop by Daniel Greenwood.

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 07/27, Ends 08/02: 1-day ONLINE Web-Based, Self-paced

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Online in Blackboard
  • 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

  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 16 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Online Discussions: Design Strategies & Essentials

Online Discussions: Design Strategies & Essentials

July 28, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Online Discussions: Design Strategies & Essentials

Workshop by Chrystal Trapani.

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.

  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    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 15 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Recording Effective Mini-lectures

Recording Effective Mini-lectures

July 29, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

Recording Effective Mini-lectures

Workshop by Kristyn Rose.

In this workshop, we will discuss strategies and tips to record mini-lectures. Key points we will cover in this workshop are:

  • How to organize your lectures into chunks that will keep students’ attention
  • How to prepare a script that is easy for you to read when recording
  • How to create a recording environment so that you have good video and audio quality
  • And finally, where to find information and advice on the options for recording your lectures.
  • Location
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Web Conference
  • Objectives

    The statement of the objective is not applicable at this time.

  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 8 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in Bb: Online Getting Started

Bb: Online Getting Started

August 03, 2020 12:00 AM - August 09, 2020 11:59 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Online in Blackboard

Bb: Online Getting Started

Workshop by CLT Personnel.

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 16 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
Enroll in WordPress: Creating Your Faculty Website

WordPress: Creating Your Faculty Website

August 06, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM (Online Only)

Delivered via Web Conference

WordPress: Creating Your Faculty Website

Workshop by Spring Brennan.

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
    Online Only
  • Delivery Style
    Web Conference
  • 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

    MIDAS login to ODU WordPress

  • Enrollment

    Enrollment is currently open. There are 16 of 16 seats available.

    You are currently not registered.
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