Attend workshops from members of the CTL staff on pedagogy and how to's about specific online learning software. Also provided are workshops from our vendors, such as Blackboard, Respondus, and VoiceThread.

Upcoming workshops

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    Faculty: CTL @NiTe

    Drop in to ask the CTL staff any questions (big or small!) you have regarding online instruction, course development, and Blackboard. This session will run every Wednesday from 6:00PM to 7:00PM for the entire 2024SP semester.

    Location: CTL @ NiTe
    Time: 6:00PM CDT

    Access the CTL @NiTe session

    Additional Sessions:
    03/06/2024 | 03/20/2024 | 03/27/2024


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    Faculty: Open Sessions

    Drop in to ask the CTL staff any questions (big or small!) you have regarding online instruction, course development, Blackboard, Class Collaborate, Respondus, VoiceThread and more.

    Location: CTL Virtual Session
    Time: 3:00PM CST

    This session is no longer available

    Additional Sessions:
    03/07/2024 | 03/20/2024 | 03/29/2024

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    Faculty: An Overview of UDL & Accessibility

    Faculty will be introduced to the definition and legalities of accessibility and suggested UDL Guidelines for developing habits of utilizing best practices in course design to meet accommodations and learning preferences for students.

    Location: CTL Virtual Session
    Time: 4:00PM CST

    This session is no longer available

    Additional Sessions:
    03/06/2024

  • Panopto

    Faculty: Interactive Assessments with Panopto

    Using Panopto, you will learn how to enhance your video content by adding interactive elements such as quizzes and polls. These interactive features can help engage viewers and assess their understanding of the material.

    Location: CTL Virtual Session
    Time: 10:00AM CST

    This session is no longer available

    Additional Sessions:
    03/28/2024 @ 2:00PM | 03/28/2024 @ 6:00PM

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    Faculty: Strategies for Inclusive Teaching

    This workshop will explore the key components that impact inclusive classrooms. We will share and discuss inclusive teaching strategies and resources that promote inclusive teaching practices.

    Location: CTL Virtual Session
    Time: 1:00PM CST

    This session is no longer available

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    Faculty: Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TiLT)

    Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TiLT) focuses on reducing inequities in higher education by gathering, sharing, and using data about students’ learning, to identify ways to adjust teaching that will aid in improving learning outcomes. This workshop will discuss transparent assignments across disciplines and provide resources for designing transparent assignments and rubrics.

    Location: CTL Virtual Session
    Time: 1:00PM CST

    Access the Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TiLT) session

    Additional Sessions:
    02/29/2024 @ 6:00PM

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    Faculty: Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TiLT)

    Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TiLT) focuses on reducing inequities in higher education by gathering, sharing, and using data about students’ learning, to identify ways to adjust teaching that will aid in improving learning outcomes. This workshop will discuss transparent assignments across disciplines and provide resources for designing transparent assignments and rubrics.

    Location: CTL Virtual Session
    Time: 6:00PM CST

    Access the Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TiLT) session


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    Faculty: A Preview of Blackboard Ultra

    Please join the workshop to learn about the features and functions of Blackboard Ultra! In the future, the University will be transitioning to the Ultra version of Blackboard. Don’t be left behind! Let’s learn together the best practices for the transition.

    Location: CTL Virtual Session
    Time: 10:00AM CST

    Access the A Preview of Blackboard Ultra session

    Additional Sessions:
    03/07/2024

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    Faculty: Via (Student Learning & Licensure) Open Session

    Drop in to ask the CTL staff any questions (big or small!) you have regarding Via, now called Student Learning & Licensure (SL&L).

    Location: CTL Virtual Session
    Time: 3:30PM CST

    Access the Via (Student Learning & Licensure) Open session

    Additional Sessions:
    03/27/2024

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    Faculty: An Overview of UDL & Accessibility

    Faculty will be introduced to the definition and legalities of accessibility and suggested UDL Guidelines for developing habits of utilizing best practices in course design to meet accommodations and learning preferences for students.

    Location: CTL Virtual Session
    Time: 10:00AM CST

    Access the Overview of UDL & Accessibility session

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    Faculty: Blackboard Course Reporting

    This workshop will provide details on running reports in Blackboard that will provide instructors with valuable data, such as course performance and submission reports. We will also explore a wide range of Grade Center reporting and how to analyze the data to enhance course objectives!

    Location: CTL Virtual Session
    Time: 3:00PM CST

    Access the Blackboard Course Reporting session

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    Faculty: Open Sessions

    Drop in to ask the CTL staff any questions (big or small!) you have regarding online instruction, course development, Blackboard, Class Collaborate, Respondus, VoiceThread and more.

    Location: CTL Virtual Session
    Time: 10:00AM CST

    Access the Open session

    Additional Sessions:
    03/20/2024 | 03/29/2024

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Faculty: BCA Lunch 'n Learn – Overview of Accessibility

    CTL will be offering 1-hour workshops on specialized accessibility topics. Faculty are encouraged to bring their own devices. Light refreshments and beverages will be available for in-person participants. Topic for this session will be an overview of accessibility, with definitions, legalities, and approaches for addressing this issue in online courses.

    Location: CTL Hyflex Session in C3300
    Time: 1:00PM CST

    Access the BCA Lunch 'n Learn session

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    Faculty: A Preview of Blackboard Ultra

    Please join the workshop to learn about the features and functions of Blackboard Ultra! In the future, the University will be transitioning to the Ultra version of Blackboard. Don’t be left behind! Let’s learn together the best practices for the transition.

    Location: CTL Virtual Session
    Time: 6:00PM CST

    Access the A Preview of Blackboard Ultra session

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    Faculty: Exploring Blackboard Tools

    Blackboard provides a variety of tools and features to facilitate teaching and learning. In this workshop, we will provide a review and go into greater detail of the resources most commonly used (Collaborate Ultra, Performance Dashboard, Grade Center, Adaptive Release and more!). The Center for Teaching and Learning staff will explore sections of Blackboard and discuss a variety of means to gather more information for course success!

    Location: CTL Virtual Session
    Time: 10:00AM CST

    Access the Exploring Blackboard Tools session

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    Faculty: Open Sessions

    Drop in to ask the CTL staff any questions (big or small!) you have regarding online instruction, course development, Blackboard, Class Collaborate, Respondus, VoiceThread and more.

    Location: CTL Virtual Session
    Time: 9:00AM CST

    Access the Open session

    Additional Sessions:
    03/29/2024

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    Faculty: Visual Design and Psychology for Accessibility

    Using principles from graphic design like usage of fonts and colors, using alt text on images and captions on videos, and utilizing MS Office applications. Join us for best practices in online course design and accessibility in Blackboard shells.

    Location: CTL Virtual Session
    Time: 10:00AM CST

    Access the Visual Design and Psychology for Accessibility session

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Faculty: BCA Lunch 'n Learn – Universal Design for Learning

    CTL will be offering 1-hour workshops on specialized accessibility topics. Faculty are encouraged to bring their own devices. Light refreshments and beverages will be available for in-person participants. Topic for this session will be an overview of Universal Design for Learning, or UDL, a proactive approach to purposely designing course materias to address accessibility and inclusion.

    Location: CTL Hyflex Session in C3300
    Time: 1:00PM CST

    Access the BCA Lunch 'n Learn session

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    Faculty: Panopto: Overcoming Public Speaking Discomfort

    Many instructors teaching face-to-face or hybrid incorporate attendance and participation as part of student’s grades. This session will demonstrate how to enter and monitor student attendance using the “Attendance” tool in Blackboard. Instructors may mark whether a student is present, absent, late, or excused. This data can be synced with your Grade Center to be used in grade calculations.

    Location: CTL Virtual Session
    Time: 6:00PM CST

    Access the Panopto: Overcoming Public Speaking Discomfort session

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    Faculty: Navigating the Grade Center

    Are you frustrated with duplicate grade columns? Are your “total points” not adding up as they should? Come explore the Grade Center with us! We will discuss best practices on how to keep your grade center organized, and how to manage student progress.

    Location: CTL Virtual Session
    Time: 11:00AM CST

    Access the Navigating the Grade Center session

    Additional Sessions:
    03/26/2024 @ 6:00PM

  • BlackboardLearn

    Faculty: Navigating the Grade Center

    Are you frustrated with duplicate grade columns? Are your “total points” not adding up as they should? Come explore the Grade Center with us! We will discuss best practices on how to keep your grade center organized, and how to manage student progress.

    Location: CTL Virtual Session
    Time: 6:00PM CST

    Access the Navigating the Grade Center session

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    Faculty: Via (Student Learning & Licensure) Open Session

    Drop in to ask the CTL staff any questions (big or small!) you have regarding Via, now called Student Learning & Licensure (SL&L).

    Location: CTL Virtual Session
    Time: 11:00AM CST

    Access the Via (Student Learning & Licensure) Open session

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    Faculty: Interactive Assessments with Panopto

    Many instructors teaching face-to-face or hybrid incorporate attendance and participation as part of student’s grades. This session will demonstrate how to enter and monitor student attendance using the “Attendance” tool in Blackboard. Instructors may mark whether a student is present, absent, late, or excused. This data can be synced with your Grade Center to be used in grade calculations.

    Location: CTL Virtual Session
    Time: 1:00PM CST

    Access the Interactive Assessments with Panopto session

    Additional Sessions:
    03/28/2024 @ 6:00PM

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    Faculty: Interactive Assessments with Panopto

    Many instructors teaching face-to-face or hybrid incorporate attendance and participation as part of student’s grades. This session will demonstrate how to enter and monitor student attendance using the “Attendance” tool in Blackboard. Instructors may mark whether a student is present, absent, late, or excused. This data can be synced with your Grade Center to be used in grade calculations.

    Location: CTL Virtual Session
    Time: 6:00PM CST

    Access the Interactive Assessments with Panopto session

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    Faculty: Open Sessions

    Drop in to ask the CTL staff any questions (big or small!) you have regarding online instruction, course development, Blackboard, Class Collaborate, Respondus, VoiceThread and more.

    Location: CTL Virtual Session
    Time: 11:00AM CST

    Access the Open session


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    Upcoming Sessions

    Date/Time: TBD

    • Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TiLT)
    • Blackboard Open Session
    • A Preview of Blackboard Ultra
    • Introduction to Panopto
    • Start with a Tidy Course
    • Interactive Assessments with Panopto
    • Introduction to Accessibility
    • Navigating the Grade Center
    • Advanced Blackboard Tools
    • Customizing Your Course Orientation
     
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    Upcoming Sessions

    Date/Time: TBD

    • Blackboard Open Session