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Bb: Online Getting Started (00:00 - 00:00, Monday, 08/26/2019)


Date: 08/26/2019 Day: MondayTime: 00:00 - 00:00 Delivery Mode: Web; Category: Blackboard
Presenter: Kristin White
CLT Host:
Location: GORNTO 101 or WebEx Status: 8 of 16 slots available
Description:

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


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Zoom: Web Conferencing Basics (13:30 - 15:30, Tuesday, 08/27/2019)


Date: 08/27/2019 Day: TuesdayTime: 13:30 - 15:30 Delivery Mode: F2F; Category: Special Topics
Presenter: Kristin White
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto Hall Room 101 Status: 8 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (10:00 - 12:00, Wednesday, 08/28/2019)


Date: 08/28/2019 Day: WednesdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter: Dan Greenwood
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx Status: 14 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (10:00 - 12:00, Thursday, 08/29/2019)


Date: 08/29/2019 Day: ThursdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter: Faisal Mahmud
CLT Host:
Location: GORNTO 101 or WebEx Status: 11 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (13:30 - 15:30, Tuesday, 09/03/2019)


Date: 09/03/2019 Day: TuesdayTime: 13:30 - 15:30 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Blackboard
Presenter: Faisal Mahmud
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx Status: 15 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (13:30 - 15:30, Wednesday, 09/04/2019)


Date: 09/04/2019 Day: WednesdayTime: 13:30 - 15:30 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter: Kristin White
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (10:00 - 12:00, Thursday, 09/05/2019)


Date: 09/05/2019 Day: ThursdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter: Dan Greenwood
CLT Host:
Location: GORNTO 101 or WebEx Status: 15 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (00:00 - 00:00, Monday, 09/09/2019)


Date: 09/09/2019 Day: MondayTime: 00:00 - 00:00 Delivery Mode: Web; Category: Blackboard
Presenter: CLT Staff
CLT Host:
Location: GORNTO 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (10:00 - 11:00, Monday, 09/09/2019)


Date: 09/09/2019 Day: MondayTime: 10:00 - 11:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Testing
Presenter: CLT Staff
CLT Host:
Location: GORNTO 101 or WebEx Status: 8 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (13:30 - 15:30, Tuesday, 09/10/2019)


Date: 09/10/2019 Day: TuesdayTime: 13:30 - 15:30 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter: Faisal Mahmud
CLT Host:
Location: GORNTO 101 or WebEx Status: 14 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (10:00 - 12:00, Wednesday, 09/11/2019)


Date: 09/11/2019 Day: WednesdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Blackboard
Presenter: Dan Greenwood
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx Status: 15 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (13:30 - 14:30, Wednesday, 09/11/2019)


Date: 09/11/2019 Day: WednesdayTime: 13:30 - 14:30 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Special Topics
Presenter: CLT Staff
CLT Host:
Location: GORNTO 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (13:30 - 15:30, Thursday, 09/12/2019)


Date: 09/12/2019 Day: ThursdayTime: 13:30 - 15:30 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter: Dan Greenwood
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto Hall Room 101 Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (00:00 - 00:00, Monday, 09/16/2019)


Date: 09/16/2019 Day: MondayTime: 00:00 - 00:00 Delivery Mode: Web; Category: Blackboard
Presenter: Dan Greenwood
CLT Host:
Location: Blackboard - My Professional Learning Status: 13 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (10:00 - 12:00, Tuesday, 09/17/2019)


Date: 09/17/2019 Day: TuesdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Blackboard
Presenter: Dan Greenwood
CLT Host:
Location: GORNTO 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (10:00 - 12:00, Wednesday, 09/18/2019)


Date: 09/18/2019 Day: WednesdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; Category: Special Topics
Presenter: CLT Staff
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto Hall Room 101 Status: 15 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (10:00 - 12:00, Thursday, 09/19/2019)


Date: 09/19/2019 Day: ThursdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter: Kristin White
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (10:00 - 12:00, Tuesday, 09/24/2019)


Date: 09/24/2019 Day: TuesdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Teaching and Learning
Presenter: Dan Greenwood
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (10:00 - 12:00, Wednesday, 09/25/2019)


Date: 09/25/2019 Day: WednesdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter: Faisal Mahmud
CLT Host:
Location: GORNTO 101 or WebEx Status: 15 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (13:30 - 15:30, Thursday, 09/26/2019)


Date: 09/26/2019 Day: ThursdayTime: 13:30 - 15:30 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Blackboard
Presenter: Dan Greenwood
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (13:30 - 15:30, Tuesday, 10/01/2019)


Date: 10/01/2019 Day: TuesdayTime: 13:30 - 15:30 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter: Dan Greenwood
CLT Host:
Location: GORNTO 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (10:00 - 12:00, Wednesday, 10/02/2019)


Date: 10/02/2019 Day: WednesdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter: Spring Brennan
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (13:30 - 15:30, Thursday, 10/03/2019)


Date: 10/03/2019 Day: ThursdayTime: 13:30 - 15:30 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Blackboard
Presenter: Dan Greenwood
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (00:00 - 00:00, Monday, 10/07/2019)


Date: 10/07/2019 Day: MondayTime: 00:00 - 00:00 Delivery Mode: Web; Category: Blackboard
Presenter: Dan Greenwood
CLT Host:
Location: Blackboard - My Professional Learning Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (10:00 - 12:00, Tuesday, 10/08/2019)


Date: 10/08/2019 Day: TuesdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter: CLT Staff
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (10:00 - 12:00, Wednesday, 10/09/2019)


Date: 10/09/2019 Day: WednesdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Teaching and Learning
Presenter: Spring Brennan
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (13:30 - 15:30, Thursday, 10/10/2019)


Date: 10/10/2019 Day: ThursdayTime: 13:30 - 15:30 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Blackboard
Presenter: Kristin White
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (13:30 - 15:30, Wednesday, 10/16/2019)


Date: 10/16/2019 Day: WednesdayTime: 13:30 - 15:30 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Teaching and Learning
Presenter: Dan Greenwood
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (13:30 - 15:30, Thursday, 10/17/2019)


Date: 10/17/2019 Day: ThursdayTime: 13:30 - 15:30 Delivery Mode: F2F; Category: Special Topics
Presenter: Kristin White
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto Hall Room 101 Status: 15 of 16 slots available
Description:

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: Online Getting Started (00:00 - 00:00, Monday, 10/21/2019)


Date: 10/21/2019 Day: MondayTime: 00:00 - 00:00 Delivery Mode: Web; Category: Blackboard
Presenter: CLT Staff
CLT Host:
Location: GORNTO 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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


Foundational Strategies for Effective Online Teaching (00:00 - 00:00, Monday, 10/21/2019)


Date: 10/21/2019 Day: MondayTime: 00:00 - 00:00 Delivery Mode: Web; Category: Teaching and Learning
Presenter: CLT Staff
CLT Host:
Location: Online, 6 weeks Status: 29 of 30 slots available
Description:

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.


Dynamic Presentations: New Tools & Techniques (10:00 - 12:00, Tuesday, 10/22/2019)


Date: 10/22/2019 Day: TuesdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter: Faisal Mahmud
CLT Host:
Location: GORNTO 101 or WebEx Status: 15 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (10:00 - 12:00, Wednesday, 10/23/2019)


Date: 10/23/2019 Day: WednesdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter: Spring Brennan
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto Hall Room 101 Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (10:00 - 12:00, Thursday, 10/24/2019)


Date: 10/24/2019 Day: ThursdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter: CLT Staff
CLT Host:
Location: GORNTO 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (13:30 - 15:30, Tuesday, 11/05/2019)


Date: 11/05/2019 Day: TuesdayTime: 13:30 - 15:30 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Blackboard
Presenter: Dan Greenwood
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (10:00 - 12:00, Wednesday, 11/06/2019)


Date: 11/06/2019 Day: WednesdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Blackboard
Presenter: CLT Staff
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (10:00 - 12:00, Thursday, 11/07/2019)


Date: 11/07/2019 Day: ThursdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Blackboard
Presenter: CLT Staff
CLT Host:
Location: GORNTO 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (00:00 - 00:00, Monday, 11/11/2019)


Date: 11/11/2019 Day: MondayTime: 00:00 - 00:00 Delivery Mode: Web; Category: Blackboard
Presenter: CLT Staff
CLT Host:
Location: Blackboard - My Professional Learning Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (10:00 - 12:00, Tuesday, 11/12/2019)


Date: 11/12/2019 Day: TuesdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Blackboard
Presenter: Dan Greenwood
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (13:30 - 15:30, Wednesday, 11/13/2019)


Date: 11/13/2019 Day: WednesdayTime: 13:30 - 15:30 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter: CLT Staff
CLT Host:
Location: GORNTO 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (10:00 - 12:00, Thursday, 11/14/2019)


Date: 11/14/2019 Day: ThursdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Teaching and Learning
Presenter: Kristin White
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (00:00 - 00:00, Monday, 11/18/2019)


Date: 11/18/2019 Day: MondayTime: 00:00 - 00:00 Delivery Mode: Web; Category: Blackboard
Presenter: CLT Staff
CLT Host:
Location: GORNTO 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (10:00 - 12:00, Tuesday, 11/19/2019)


Date: 11/19/2019 Day: TuesdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; Category: Special Topics
Presenter: CLT Staff
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto Hall Room 101 Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (13:30 - 15:30, Tuesday, 11/19/2019)


Date: 11/19/2019 Day: TuesdayTime: 13:30 - 15:30 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Blackboard
Presenter: CLT Staff
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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.


Bb: Copying/Preparing your Course Site (10:00 - 12:00, Wednesday, 11/20/2019)


Date: 11/20/2019 Day: WednesdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Blackboard
Presenter: CLT Staff
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (13:30 - 15:30, Wednesday, 11/20/2019)


Date: 11/20/2019 Day: WednesdayTime: 13:30 - 15:30 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter: CLT Staff
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (13:30 - 15:30, Thursday, 11/21/2019)


Date: 11/21/2019 Day: ThursdayTime: 13:30 - 15:30 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Educational Technologies
Presenter: CLT Staff
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (13:30 - 14:30, Tuesday, 12/03/2019)


Date: 12/03/2019 Day: TuesdayTime: 13:30 - 14:30 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Teaching and Learning
Presenter: CLT Staff
CLT Host:
Location: GORNTO 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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 (10:00 - 12:00, Wednesday, 12/04/2019)


Date: 12/04/2019 Day: WednesdayTime: 10:00 - 12:00 Delivery Mode: F2F; WebEx; Category: Blackboard
Presenter: CLT Staff
CLT Host:
Location: Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx Status: 16 of 16 slots available
Description:

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.