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Wednesdays & Thursday Workshops

TRAINING SCHEDULE FOR FALL & SPRING 15-16

All workshops for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 are in CELT Lab 345

Register through the link provided below.

Instructors: Dr. Fabio Chacon (FC) and Ms. Veena Radhakrishnan (VR); also Dr. Katrina Kardiasmenos (KK) for LOTTO

The workshops indicating (Available online) are also offered online via Blackboard. To enroll in training, please use the form at
http://www.bowiestate.edu/academics-research/provost-and-vice-president-for/academic-computing-and-online-/academic-computing-training-op/academic-computing-workshop-registration-form/

 

Date

Topic

Description

9/2/15

2-4 p.m.

Blackboard Basic Tools

Instructor: VR

(Available online)

This workshop provides an overview of the basic tools in Blackboard Learn 9.1. Topics covered include navigation, content management, communication tools, course copy and import.

9/17/15

2-4 p.m.

 

Blackboard Basic Tools

Instructor: FC

(Available online)

This workshop provides an overview of the basic tools in Blackboard Learn 9.1. Topics covered include navigation, content management, communication tools, course copy and import.

9/30/15

2-4 p.m.

The Flipped Classroom

Instructor: FC

Explore the flipped classroom model, turning your sessions in engaging activities while lecturing is delivered online; learn how to implement this strategy into your own teaching.

10/1/15

2-4 p.m.

Blackboard Advanced Tools

Instructor: VR

(Available online)

This workshop covers some of the advanced tools in Blackboard Learn 9.1. Topics covered include quantitative and qualitative assessments tools, rubrics, SafeAssign & TurnitIn, Grade Center, and Reporting.

10/14/15

2-4 p.m.

Blackboard Advanced Tools

Instructor: VR

(Available online)

This workshop covers some of the advanced tools in Blackboard Learn 9.1. Topics covered include quantitative and qualitative assessments tools, rubrics, SafeAssign & TurnitIn, Grade Center, and Reporting.

10/29/15

2-4 p.m.

Virtual Lecturing with Blackboard Collaborate

Instructor: VR

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

11/4/15

2-4 p.m.

Assessments: Overview, Tools & Best Practices  - Part I
Instructor: VR

This workshop explores the basics of assessment tools and grading features in Blackboard. Topics covered include types of assessments, summative vs. formative assessments, assessment feedback, grading, and reporting.

11/19/15

2-4 p.m.

Assessments: Overview, Tools & Best Practices  - Part II

Instructor: FC

This workshop explores advanced assessment techniques and how you can use Blackboard's grading forms not only to improve the consistency and speed with which you can provide students feedback, but to track trends within your course.

12/2/15

2-4 p.m.

Starfish/iCAN: Student Retention Tool

Instructor: FC

Explore the student tracking system and early alert tools available in Starfish/iCAN and Blackboard to monitor student success in your courses or advisory groups.

12/17/15

2-4 p.m.

SPSS: A Statistical Package for Research on Instruction and Learning

Instructor: FC

Introduces how to collect and prepare student learning data for analysis with SPSS, different designs for learning analytics; tools for descriptive analysis, graphics and testing of hypotheses.

01/11/16
01/15/16

LOTTO: Course Development

Comprehensive workshop for course developers; covers instructional design with Bb Learn, Multimedia, Quality Matters Standards, Copyright aspects, and Assessment/Grade Center/Report Tools.

1/27/16

2-4 p.m.

Blackboard Basic Tools

Instructor: VR

(Available online)

This workshop provides an overview of the basic tools in Blackboard Learn 9.1. Topics covered include navigation, content management, communication tools, course copy and import.

2/11/16

2-4 p.m.

 

Blackboard Basic Tools

Instructor: FC

(Available online)

This workshop provides an overview of the basic tools in Blackboard Learn 9.1. Topics covered include navigation, content management, communication tools, course copy and import.

2/24/16

2-4 p.m.

The Flipped Classroom

Instructor: FC

Explore the flipped classroom model, turning your sessions in engaging activities while lecturing is delivered online; learn how to implement this strategy into your own teaching.

3/10/16

2-4 p.m.

Blackboard Advanced Tools

Instructor: VR

(Available online)

This workshop covers some of the advanced tools in Blackboard Learn 9.1. Topics covered include quantitative and qualitative assessments tools, rubrics, SafeAssign & TurnitIn, Grade Center, and Reporting.

3/23/16

2-4 p.m.

Blackboard Advanced Tools

Instructor: VR

(Available online)

This workshop covers some of the advanced tools in Blackboard Learn 9.1. Topics covered include quantitative and qualitative assessments tools, rubrics, SafeAssign & TurnitIn, Grade Center, and Reporting.

4/7/16

2-4 p.m.

Virtual Lecturing with Blackboard Collaborate

Instructor: VR

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

4/20/16

2-4 p.m.

Assessments: Overview, Tools & Best Practices  - Part I
Instructor: VR

This workshop explores the basics of assessment tools and grading features in Blackboard. Topics covered include types of assessments, summative vs. formative assessments, assessment feedback, grading, and reporting.

5/5/16

2-4 p.m.

Assessments: Overview, Tools & Best Practices  - Part II

Instructor: FC

This workshop explores advanced assessment techniques and how you can use Blackboard's grading forms not only to improve the consistency and speed with which you can provide students feedback, but to track trends within your course.

5/18/16

2-4 p.m.

Starfish/iCAN: Student Retention Tool

Instructor: FC

Explore the student tracking system and early alert tools available in Starfish/iCAN and Blackboard to monitor student success in your courses or advisory groups.

5/26/16

2-4 p.m.

SPSS: A Statistical Package for Research on Instruction and Learning

Instructor: FC

Introduces how to collect and prepare student learning data for analysis with SPSS, different designs for learning analytics; tools for descriptive analysis, graphics and testing of hypotheses.

 

 

 

 

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Note: In addition, Dr. Fabio Chacon and Ms. Veena Radhakrishnan offer walk-in appointment hours for advisory on course technology and troubleshooting. Dr. Chacon is available every Tuesday from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at his office, LIB 254 (DIT Area). Veena Radhakrishnan is available every Monday from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at her office, MLK 234 (Second Floor). Office hours can be attended remotely through Bb Collaborate, by appointment. Contact by phone or email at least 2 days in advance.