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Events

12/4/19: Fall Semester Wrap-Up

Staff from the Center for Active Engagement & Scholarship will be available in the “Cube” to answer your one-on-one questions about wrapping up your Spring semester courses.

Location: TBA
Time: TBA

Registration link will become available once a room and time have been determined.

12/3/19: VoiceThread for Nursing Educators

In this workshop, Nursing educators will learn how to create dynamic lessons and assessments with VoiceThread. Guest facilitator Jaime Hannans, RN, PhD, from CSU Channel Islands will showcase examples from her courses and discuss VoiceThread lesson design for Nursing students.

Location: Vendor Webinar
Time: 6:00PM CDT

Click here to register for VoiceThread for Nursing Educators

11/27/19: Assessing Learning Outcomes with Rubrics

This workshop will explore how to use the Blackboard rubric tool, using rubrics for evaluation efficiency, and improving student performance.

*Please bring your existing hard copy rubric so that we can create it in Blackboard*

Location: TBA
Time: TBA

Registration link will become available once a room and time have been determined.

11/26/19: Assessing Learning Outcomes with Rubrics

This workshop will explore how to use the Blackboard rubric tool, using rubrics for evaluation efficiency, and improving student performance.

*Please bring your existing hard copy rubric so that we can create it in Blackboard*

Location: TBA
Time: TBA

Registration link will become available once a room and time have been determined.

11/19/19: VoiceThread Basics 4 - VoiceThread and Your LMS

Participants will work on integrating VoiceThread into a learning management system. With LMS integration educators can create and share VoiceThreads and grade student work. Participants will learn how to use the assignment builder feature to assess student work during a hands-on segment.

Location: Vendor Webinar
Time: 12:00PM CDT

Click here to register for VoiceThread Basics 4

TBA: What is a Master Course?

This workshop will discuss the pros/cons of having a master course for your department. We will also go over the elements of a quality online course.

This session will also discuss the pedagogy for transitioning your F2F instructional strategies to an effective online or hybrid course.

Location: TBA
Time: TBA

Registration link will become available once a room and time have been determined.

TBA: What is a Master Course?

This workshop will discuss the pros/cons of having a master course for your department. We will also go over the elements of a quality online course.

This session will also discuss the pedagogy for transitioning your F2F instructional strategies to an effective online or hybrid course.

Location: TBA
Time: TBA

Registration link will become available once a room and time have been determined.

TBA: Google Drive & Apps for Education Part 3: Google Slides

Google Slides is a cloud-based presentation application similar to PowerPoint. You can add text, images, and YouTube videos to your slides, and you could have several students co-author a Slides presentation, or have the entire class contributing to a single project!

Location: TBA
Time: TBA

Registration link will become available once a room and time have been determined.

TBA: Promoting Academic Integrity in the Online Learning Environment

This session will discuss copyright, plagiarism, privacy and ownership. We will explain how to share articles/text and images in your course without violating copyright laws.

The use of Safe Assign to check students work for plagiarism will also be discussed.

Location: TBA
Time: TBA

Registration link will become available once a room and time have been determined.

TBA: Google Drive & Apps for Education Part 3: Google Slides

Google Slides is a cloud-based presentation application similar to PowerPoint. You can add text, images, and YouTube videos to your slides, and you could have several students co-author a Slides presentation, or have the entire class contributing to a single project!

Location: TBA
Time: TBA

Registration link will become available once a room and time have been determined.

10/31/19: Google Drive & Apps for Education Part 2: Google Sheets

Google Sheets is a basic spreadsheet, similar to Excel. As with all Google Apps, the spreadsheets are cloud-based and can be shared, making it easy for students to fill in their own data on a class sheet simultaneously or asynchronously!

Location: D2430D - CUBE
Time: 1:00PM - 2:00PM CDT

This event is no longer available.

10/31/19: Blackboard: Accessibility Solutions for Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities

October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month. Join the conversation on ways to support students with learning disabilities both in the classroom and online. Attendees will hear from Dr. Trish Trifilo, Director of WBUOnline at Wayland Baptist University, who will share her experience with designing courses to accommodate the different learning needs of her students. She will also provide insights on incorporating accessibility tools like Blackboard Ally and ReadSpeaker into the LMS to develop a more inclusive learning environment for all students.

You’ll also hear from Blackboard Ally and ReadSpeaker product experts who will speak to the benefits and common use cases for these critical accessibility solutions.

This webinar will cover:
-Challenges of addressing the needs of LD students
-Best practices for creating an accessible online learning environment
-Overview of Blackboard Ally and ReadSpeaker accessibility tools

Location: Vendor Webinar
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM CDT

This event is no longer available.

10/30/19: Google Drive & Apps for Education Part 2: Google Sheets

Google Sheets is a basic spreadsheet, similar to Excel. As with all Google Apps, the spreadsheets are cloud-based and can be shared, making it easy for students to fill in their own data on a class sheet simultaneously or asynchronously!

Location: D2430D - CUBE
Time: 1:00PM - 2:00PM CDT

This event is no longer available.

10/24/19: Powerful, Quick & Accessible Videos using YouTube

YouTube hosts a diverse collection of videos that are accessible and contain closed captioning. Why not incorporate them into your courses? This workshop will demonstrate how to search for videos in your discipline and seamlessly embed them into Blackboard. Learning activities/assignments to engage students with the YouTube content will also be highlighted.

Location: D2430D - CUBE
Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM CDT

This event is no longer available.

10/23/19: Quickly Create Online Exams: Respondus 4 and the Test Bank Network

Find out how Respondus 4 allows you to create and manage exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to your LMS, and how the Test Bank Network enables instructors to create online tests from official publisher test banks.

Location: Vendor Webinar
Time: 1:00PM - 2:00PM CDT

This event is no longer available.

10/23/19: Best Practices for Using the Discussion Board

Discussion posts give students the opportunity to engage with each other while thinking critically about key course topics or concepts. You will leave with new ideas for Types of Posts, Tips for Discussions and a list of resources to use this tool in your online course. If you have not seen the discussion board enhancement with NewLearn.

Location: D2430D - CUBE
Time: 1:00PM - 2:00PM CDT

This event is no longer available.

10/15/19: VoiceThread Basics 1- upload, comment and share

In this workshop, participants will learn how to upload media, comment and annotate on that media, and share it with others. This will be a slow paced, step-by-step, hands-on workshop. It is open to both VoiceThread license holders and free members.

Location: Vendor Webinar
Time: 6:00PM - 7:00PM CDT

This event is no longer available.

10/9/19: The “Ultra” Experience: Connecting with Students Remotely

If you haven’t used Collaborate for conferencing with your students online, you will want to come to this session to learn how to set up a session and use web conferencing to enhance your course.

Blackboard’s newest version, Collaborate “Ultra, will be featured.

Location: D2430D - CUBE
Time: 11:00AM-12:30PM CDT

This event is no longer available.

10/8/19: The “Ultra” Experience: Connecting with Students Remotely

If you haven’t used Collaborate for conferencing with your students online, you will want to come to this session to learn how to set up a session and use web conferencing to enhance your course.

Blackboard’s newest version, Collaborate “Ultra, will be featured.

Location: D2430D - CUBE
Time: 11:00AM-12:30PM CDT

This event is no longer available.

9/26/19: Google Drive & Apps for Education Part 1: Google Docs

Google Drive is essentially a hard drive in the cloud that allows you to share live files and folders with others. Similar to Word documents, Google Docs are cloud-based, allowing them to be accessed from anywhere and collaborated on with others. With the sharing capabilities of Google Docs, the collaborative possibilities are limitless! An overview of the Google Series Parts 1, 2 and 3 will be highlighted.
**Faculty must have an active Gmail account in order to participate in this workshop**

Location: D2430D - CUBE
Time: 1:00PM - 2:30PM (Central Standard Time)

This event is no longer available.

9/26/19: Respondus 4 - Quickly Create Online Exams

One of the Respondus representatives will show you how to create and manage exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to your LMS, and how the Test Bank Network enables instructors to create online tests from official publisher test banks.

Location: Vendor Webinar
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM (Central Standard Time)

This event is no longer available.

9/25/19: Google Drive & Apps for Education Part 1: Google Docs

Google Drive is essentially a hard drive in the cloud that allows you to share live files and folders with others. Similar to Word documents, Google Docs are cloud-based, allowing them to be accessed from anywhere and collaborated on with others. With the sharing capabilities of Google Docs, the collaborative possibilities are limitless! An overview of the Google Series Parts 1, 2 and 3 will be highlighted.
**Faculty must have an active Gmail account in order to participate in this workshop**

Location: D2430D - CUBE
Time: 1:00PM - 2:30PM (Central Standard Time)

This event is no longer available.

9/24/19: Using VoiceThread for Assessments

Are you looking for new ways to assess your student work? If you use written exams and quizzes, this workshop can show you alternative ways to evaluate student learning using VoiceThread. We will discuss strategies for improving student presentations, using comment moderation, and designing portfolios that can replace written exams.

Location: Vendor Webinar
Time: 6:00PM - 7:00PM (Central Standard Time)

This event is no longer available.

9/20/19: Blackboard Open Session: Tips and Techniques for Stress-free Online Course

Are your Fall semester courses off to a great start? Are you seeking strategies for managing your online courses? Please stop by the Cube with your questions and receive on-demand assistance from our staff. We will also discuss the student preview user, which eliminates the need to add a demo student to your courses. The student preview user allows you to view and troubleshoot your course from the student perspective.

Location: D2430D - CUBE
Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM (Central Standard Time)

This event is no longer available.

9/13/19: Creating Rubrics with Blackboard for Grading

In this workshop, users will learn how to retrieve rubrics from LiveText and then use them as a guide to create grading rubrics in Blackboard.

Location: D2430D
Time: 11:00AM - 1:00PM (Central Standard Time)

This event is no longer available.

9/10/19: VoiceThread - Advanced Skills

In this workshop, participants will learn about more advanced VoiceThread features. We will demonstrate how to integrate Google Drive content via our Media Sources, how to change language displays, adjust playback settings, and more. Portions of the workshop will be hands-on.

Location: Vendor Webinar
Time: 6:00PM - 7:00PM (Central Standard Time)

This event is no longer available.

9/6/19: Rubrics in Blackboard for Grading & Via for Assessment

In this workshop, users will obtain copies of their LiveText rubrics, create new assignments with rubrics in Blackboard, create rubrics in Via, and learn how to access the Via rubric score in the Blackboard Gradebook.

Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM (Central Standard Time)

This event is no longer available.

9/6/19: Blackboard Basics for Course Shell Development

In this workshop, users will complete some basic Blackboard tasks, such as creating Instructor contact information, announcements, learning modules, and more.

Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM (Central Standard Time)

This event is no longer available.

9/3/19: VoiceThread Basics 4 - VoiceThread and Your LMS

Participants will work on integrating VoiceThread into a learning management system. With LMS integration educators can create and share VoiceThreads and grade student work. Participants will learn how to use the assignment builder feature to assess student work during a hands-on segment.

Location: Vendor Webinar
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM (Central Standard Time)

This event is no longer available.

8/30/19: Rubrics in Blackboard for Grading & Via for Assessment

In this workshop, users will obtain copies of their LiveText rubrics, create new assignments with rubrics in Blackboard, create rubrics in Via, and learn how to access the Via rubric score in the Blackboard Gradebook.

Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM (Central Standard Time)

This event is no longer available.

8/30/19: Blackboard Basics for Course Shell Development

In this workshop, users will complete some basic Blackboard tasks, such as creating Instructor contact information, announcements, learning modules, and more.

Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM (Central Standard Time)

This event is no longer available.

8/27/19: VoiceThread Basics 3 - Moderating Comments, Private and Threaded Replies, and Copying

In our third workshop in the series, participants will learn how to give private feedback, use threaded commenting, copy VoiceThreads for use with multiple groups, and use comment moderation to formatively assess student work.

This event is no longer available.

8/21/19: Student - Transfer Student Orientation

Confused about how to use Blackboard to complete course work? Have questions about the Discussion Board? Not sure how to submit an assignment? This orientation will give a better understanding of how to use Blackboard and whom to contact if you have questions.

Location: B1240
Time: 3:00PM - 3:30PM (Central Standard Time)

This event is no longer available.

8/16/19: Student - Transfer Student Orientation

Confused about how to use Blackboard to complete course work? Have questions about the Discussion Board? Not sure how to submit an assignment? This orientation will give a better understanding of how to use Blackboard and whom to contact if you have questions.

Location: B1241
Time: 3:00PM - 3:30PM (Central Standard Time)

This event is no longer available.

8/15/19: Faculty - Back to the Basics - Novice Blackboard Users

This workshop discussed Blackboard basics for the novice instructor, or serve as a refresher for those who have experience using Blackboard. We will provide an overview of setting up your course for the first day of class, and answer any general questions you may have. We will also highlight the new features of Blackboard NewLearn.

Location: D2430D
Time: 11:30AM - 1:00PM (Central Standard Time)

This event is no longer available.

8/14/19: Faculty - Back to the Basics - Novice Blackboard Users

This workshop discussed Blackboard basics for the novice instructor, or serve as a refresher for those who have experience using Blackboard. We will provide an overview of setting up your course for the first day of class, and answer any general questions you may have. We will also highlight the new features of Blackboard NewLearn.

Location: D2430D
Time: 11:30AM - 1:00PM (Central Standard Time)

This event is no longer available.

8/14/19: Student - Transfer Student Orientation

Confused about how to use Blackboard to complete course work? Have questions about the Discussion Board? Not sure how to submit an assignment? This orientation will give a better understanding of how to use Blackboard and whom to contact if you have questions.

Location: B2201
Time: 11:00AM - 11:30PM (Central Standard Time)

This event is no longer available.

8/13/19: VoiceThread Basics 2 - Groups and Secure Sharing

We will begin to explore the features available to VoiceThreaders with a full license. Participants will learn how to create groups and subgroups, set sharing permissions within those groups, and privately share VoiceThreads with individuals.

Location: Vendor Webinar
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM (Central Standard Time)

This event is no longer available.

8/6/19: VoiceThread Basics 1 - Upload, Comment, and Share

Participants will learn how to upload media, comment and annotate on that media, and share it with others. This will be a slow paced, step-by-step, hands-on workshop. It is open to both VoiceThread license holders and free members.

Location: Vendor Webinar
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM (Central Standard Time)

This event is no longer available.

For a list of previously offered workshops, please visit the Workshop Archives page.

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