Thursday Workshops

Training Schedule of Dr. Fabio Chacon for Fall 2014

Use the registration form provided in this site to enroll.

Sessions are in CELT 345 (On the back of Students' Labs)


Day/Date/Time Topic Description

THU 09/04/2014

2:00-4:30pm

Blackboard Learn 9.1 Basics

 

This beginners workshop provides an overview of Blackboard Learn 9.1 platform, menus and tools, how to build content, creating interaction opportunities, weekly communicating with students, and tools for assessment.

THU 09/18/2014

2:00-4:30pm

Student Tracking and Early Alert
for Academic Success

 

Explore the iCAN (formerly Starfish) student tracking and communications system and early alert tools available to monitor student success in your courses or advisory groups. Apply concepts of learning analytics, with the ultimate goal of increasing student persistence and success.

THU 10/02/2014

2:00-4:30pm

Blackboard Building Multimedia Content

 

This workshop is oriented to users that have some experience with Blackboard. The focus is composing highly engaging and learning-effective modules using a variety of media: text, image, video, learning interactive objects and web tours.

THU 10/16/2014

2:00-4:30pm

Effective Use of Assessment Tools
in Bb Learn 9.1

 

Blackboard Learn 9.1 includes a trove of assessment tools ranging from common quizzes and discussions to peer reviewed assignments; rubrics are ideal for qualitative assessment and can be aligned to standards. Learn how to use these tools. Convert Word-based assessment into online tests in few minutes.

THU 10/30/2014

2:00-4:30pm

Using Bb Grade Center  and
Providing Feedback

 

The Blackboard Grade Center is an ideal tool for summarizing student outcomes and providing grades and narrative feedback to students. It is also useful for course review and reporting. Apply it through a hands-on experience.

THU 11/13/2014

2:00-4:30pm

Apply Quality Matters Rubric to Your Course

 

The QM Rubrics is a nation-wide standard for online and hybrid courses originated in Maryland. Apply effectiveness principles and best practices in your course that have been proven through research.
Thoroughly review your course in view of the rubric.

THU 11/20/2014

2:00-4:30pm

Virtual Lecturing
with Bb Collaborate

(Bring headset to this workshop)

 

The virtual classroom environment of Bb Collaborate allows creating highly interactive lectures that students can attend from anywhere or watch through recordings; it is also good for virtual office hours.

THU 12/04/2014

2:00-4:30pm

Using Bb Grade Center  and
Providing Feedback

 

The Blackboard Grade Center is an ideal tool for summarizing student outcomes and providing grades and narrative feedback to students. It is also useful for course review and reporting. Apply it through a hands-on experience.

THU 12/04/2014

2:00-4:30pm

 

Blackboard Building Multimedia Content This workshop is oriented to users that have some experience with Blackboard. The focus is composing highly engaging and learning-effective modules using a variety of media: text, image, video, learning interactive objects and web tours.

 

To register, use the form included in this site.

Sessions are in CELT Lab 345

Note: In addition, Dr. Chacon offers walk-in appointment hours for advisory on course technology and troubleshooting;
every Tuesday from 1:30 to 4:30 pm at his office, LIB 254 (DIT area). Office hours can be attended remotely.
through Bb Collaborate, by appointment. Contact Dr. Chacon by phone 301- 860-3933 or e-mail: fchacon@bowiestate.edu at least 2 days in advance.