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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.

Spring 2018 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 and Ms. Tolulope Oladipo (Academic Computing)

Download the Provost announcement about minimum presence in Bb 

 

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

                                                                         

Training Schedule for Spring 2018*

 

 

Place: James E. Proctor Jr. Building Lab 345 (Third Floor)

Instructors

Dr. Fabio Chacon (Phone 23933 MLK-233)

Ms. Tolulope Oladipo (Phone 23981 MLK-234) 

Please, register using the workshop enrollment form in the Academic Computing website.

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Month

Day

Date

Time

Instructor

Topic

Description

 

February

Thur.

02/01/2018

2-4 PM

FC

Minimum Presence in Blackboard

BSU faculty will apply the recommendation of a minimum presence in Blackboard in every class. This policy includes availability of the Syllabus, attendance records, grade center, and ICAN Early Alert.

Wed.

02/07/2018

2-4 PM

TO

Minimum Presence in Blackboard

BSU faculty will apply the recommendation of a minimum presence in Blackboard in every class. This policy includes availability of the Syllabus, attendance records, grade center, and ICAN Early Alert.

Thur.

02/15/2018

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. Remote office hours.

Wed.

02/21/2018

2-4 PM

TO

Blackboard Basics

Provides an overview of the basic tools in Blackboard Learn. Topics covered include navigation, content management, communication tools, grade center, course copy and import.

March

Thur.

03/01/2018

2-4 PM

FC

Blackboard Basic

Provides an overview of the basic tools in Blackboard Learn. Topics covered include navigation, content management, communication tools, grade center, course copy and import.

Wed.

03/07/2018

2-4 PM

TO

iCAN Early Alert and Advising

Presents new features of iCAN/Starfish 7.1. such as predictors of at-risk students, academic intake form and degree planning. Specially relevant to instructors and staff who use iCAN for advising.

Thur.

03/15/2018

2-4 PM

FC

Assessment and Grade Center

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

Wed.

03/21/2018

No training

 

No training

SPRING BREAK

 

Thur.

03/29/2018

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.

April

Wed.

04/04/2018

2-2:40PM

TO

Session 1: Creating Accessible Word Documents

Faculty will understand the importance of creating accessible documents. Identify and resolve accessibility issues in Microsoft Word. Format tables & hyperlinks to meet accessibility guidelines. Use the accessibility checker within documents. Apply alternative text and captions to images.

 

 

Thur.

04/12/2018

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.

 

Wed.

04/18/2018

2-2:40PM

TO

Session 2: Creating Accessible Portable Document Format (PDF) Documents

Faculty will understand the importance of creating accessible documents. Identify and resolve accessibility issues within PDF documents. Use the accessibility checker within documents. Apply alternative text and captions to images. Create an accessible PDF using multiple applications.

Thur.

04/26/2018

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. Remote office hours.

May

 

 

May program, will focus on assessment, grading, grade columns, and grade center.

Wed.

05/02/2018

2-4PM

TO

Navigate Grade Center

Covers Grade Center overview, functions, create simple columns, create calculated columns, menu options for cells, grade center icons legend, make the grade center assessable to screen readers, grading task, curve grades, and work offline with grade data.

Thur.

05/10/2018

2-4PM

FC

Creating Assignments and Test

Test, Survey, Assignment, Self and Peer Assignment, Turnitin Direct Assignment, McGraw-Hill Assignment, Mobile Compatible Test.

Wed

05/16/2018

2-4PM

TO

Creating Assignments and Test

Test, Survey, Assignment, Self and Peer Assignment, Turnitin Direct Assignment, McGraw-Hill Assignment, Mobile Compatible Test.

Thur.

05/24/2018

2-4PM

FC

Navigate Grade Center

Covers Grade Center overview, functions, create simple columns, create calculated columns, menu options for cells, grade center icons legend, make the grade center assessable to screen readers, grading task, curve grades, and work offline with grade data.

 

* Note: In addition, Dr. Fabio Chacon and Ms. Tolulope Oladipo offer walk-in appointment hours for advisory on course technology and troubleshooting, every Monday and Tuesday from 1:30-4:30 respectively. Office MLK 233 and MLK 234 (Second Floor, behind vendor machines). 

Contact Us:

Dr. Fabio Chacon, phone: 23922 or email fchacon@bowiestate.edu.

Ms. Tolulope Oladipo, phone: 23981 or email toladipo@bowiestate.edu