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Training Schedule

Academic Computing offers several modes of training and support for faculty and course developers:

Workshops

Scheduled throughout the semester, these sessions focus on specific topics such as the Blackboard gradebook, creating discussion forums, using rubrics, and managing content.

Fall 2017 Schedule:

  • Location: Proctor Building, Lab# 345, 3rd Floor

  • Workshop Content: Minimum Presence in Blackboard Learn and other topics as by participant's  request

Lead Instructors: Dr. Fabio Chacon (Academic Computing)

Download Dr. Jackson's announcement about minimum presence in Bb

 

 

Academic Computing Unit/Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning present:

                                                                         

Training Schedule for FALL 2017*

 

 

Place: CTL Building Lab 345 (Third Floor)

Instructor

Dr. Fabio Chacon

Phone 23933 MLK-233

 

*Schedule subject to change once the vacant position of Instructional Technologist is hired. Please, register using the workshop enrollment form in the Academic Computing website.

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Month

Day

Date

Time

Instructor

Topic

Description

August
2017

 

TH

08/10/2017

Place

Proctor 345

2-4 PM

FC

Minimum Presence in Blackboard

BSU faculty will apply the Provost’s recommendation of a minimum Blackboard presence in every class. This policy includes availability of the Syllabus, attendance records, grade center, and ICAN early alert.

 

TH

08/17/2017

Place

Proctor 345

2-4 PM

FC

Blackboard
Collaborate

Create remote lectures in your course that can be attended anywhere. Convert presentations to videos for permanent display. Practice the interactive classroom with Collaborate.

 

WE

08/23/17

Place

Library 090A

1:30

4:00

PM

FC

Teaching with Blackboard for Lecturers Part 1

(in-presence and can be attended online)

This 10-hour workshop constitutes a comprehensive training focused on adjunct faculty needs. Part 1 includes Blackboard basics, build content, multimedia and communications.

 

TH

08/24/17

Place

Library 090A

1:30

4:00

PM

FC

Teaching with Blackboard for Lecturers Part 2

(in-presence and can be attended online)

This 10-hour workshop constitutes a comprehensive training focused on adjunct faculty needs. Part 2 focuses on assessment, grade center, reports and course maintenance.

September
2017

 

 

TH

09/07/2017

2-4 PM

FC

Quality Matters Review

Faculty will be able to analyze and enhance the quality framework applied in their own courses. Standards: Course overview, learning objectives or competencies, assessment and measurement, instructional materials, learner interaction, course technology, learner support, and accessibility.

 

TH

09/14/2017

2-4 PM

FC

Quality Matters Review

Faculty will be able to analyze and enhance the quality framework applied in their own courses. Standards: Course overview, learning objectives or competencies, assessment and measurement, instructional materials, learner interaction, course technology, learner support, and accessibility.

 

TH

09/21/2017

2-4 PM

FC

Blackboard Collaborate

Create remote lectures in your course that can be attended anywhere. Convert presentations to videos for permanent display. Practice the interactive classroom with Collaborate.

 

October
2017

TH

10/05/2017

2-4 PM

FC

Assessment
& Grade Center

Presents advanced tools in Blackboard Learn. Topics include quantitative and qualitative assessments tools, rubrics, SafeAssign & Turnitin, Grade Center, and Reporting.

 

TH

10/19/2017

2-4 PM

FC

Assessment
& Grade Center

Presents advanced tools in Blackboard Learn. Topics include quantitative and qualitative assessments tools, rubrics, SafeAssign & Turnitin, Grade Center, and Reporting.

 

 

November
2017

TH

11/02/2017

2-4 PM

FC

Assessing Academic Trans-formation impact

Introduces how to collect and prepare course outcomes data for analysis with SPSS, different designs for learning analytics, tools for descriptive analysis, graphics and testing hypotheses about learning.

 

TH

11/16/2017

2-4 PM

FC

Active Learning Tools: Blogs, Wikis & Journals

Offers an overview of interactive tools in Blackboard Learn. Participants will apply a variety of collaborative resources and capitalize on the particular value of each one of them.

 

* Note: In addition, Dr. Fabio Chacon offers walk-in appointment hours for advisory on course technology and troubleshooting, every Tuesday from 1:30-4:30, Office MLK233 (Second Floor, behind vendor machines). Contact by phone x. 23933 or email fchacon@bowiestate.edu.