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Workshops and Learning Series

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin

The Teaching and Learning Center facilitates a variety of opportunities to bolster teaching and learning. Workshops are single events to learn specific skills and practice new methods. Learning Series are collections of classes or workshops related to a particular teaching and learning topic (or tool). Expect an equally meaningful experience whether you participate in a single workshop or complete a series. To register for a session, use the links provided on this page. Walk-ins are welcome!

Blackboard Learning Series

Implementing Technology Driven Self-Assessment in Blackboard to Foster Learner Autonomy (PS)

Self-assessment is an introspective process and strategy to facilitate student self-efficacy and course engagement. A body of literature supports that self-assessment is especially important for health science and medical students to evaluate themselves and improve clinical performance.

Hands-on: BYOD, Facilitator: Dr. Nicole House, Duration: 60 minutes

In this session, we will touch on the research as well as:

  • Explore ways in which technology can help us overcome barriers to self-assessment
  • Discover five tools you can utilize with Blackboard to support self-assessment from a social constructivist approach
  • Engage with assessment tools that integrate seamlessly with the LMS

Click the dates offered to register for a Self-Assessment session:

Tuesday, August 13 at 10:00am CST, 920 Madison, Suite 424

Wednesday, Sept 18 at 11:00am CST, 920 Madison, Suite 424

Thursday, October 10 at 10:00am CST, 920 Madison, Suite 424

Overcoming Obstacles to Engagement: Using Blackboard Discussions to Facilitate Three-Way Interaction (PS)

Interactive courses encourage active learning which fuels knowledge retention. A best practice in online learning is to support student interactivity three ways: student with student, student with content, and student with teacher. Does that sound time-consuming? Well, advances in technology enable faculty to provide three-way interactivity more efficiently than ever. Specifically, you can accomplish meaningful three-way interaction using the discussion tool in Blackboard.

Hands-on: BYOD, Facilitator: Dr. Nicole House, Duration: 60 minutes

In this session we will:

  • Discuss strategies for using discussions efficiently based on class size
  • Learn to write effective prompts and directions that reinforce engagement and productivity
  • Explore four tools for integrating multimedia in discussions that can save you time

Click the dates offered to register for a Three-Way Interaction session:

Tuesday, August 20 at 2:00pm CST, 920 Madison, Suite 424

Wednesday, Sept 25 at 2:00pm CST, 920 Madison, Suite 424

Tuesday, October 22 at 10:00am CST, 920 Madison, Suite 424

 

Introduction to Blackboard (CD)

In this session, users are introduced to Blackboard tools, resources, and support through hands-on engagement. Facilitator: Dr. Nicole House, Duration: 60 minutes

At the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Efficiently navigate Blackboard dashboard and user tools
  • Manage personal settings and notifications
  • Access courses for set-up and creation

 

Blackboard Modules’ Design and Creation (CD)

Modules are an effective strategy for delivering course content. In this session, users will gain hands-on experience in the creation and organization of learning modules for Blackboard. Facilitator: Dr. Nicole House, Duration: 60 minutes

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Create categorical modules according to their nomenclature
  • Add various course content including exams and media to the modules
  • Manage modules’ release and tracking

 

Building Assignments with Blackboard (CD)

Blackboard assignments are used to involve learners with content. In this session, users will learn to access assignment types and deliver them in Blackboard. Facilitator: Dr. Nicole House, Duration: 60 minutes

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Locate Blackboard tools to create assignments, discussions, and quizzes
  • Add content to assignments using the rich content editor
  • Manage student access and submissions

 

Grading with Blackboard Grade Center (CD)

Blackboard gradebook is a tool for managing grades and gathering data. In this session, users will review the tools in the Grade Center. Facilitator: Dr. Nicole House, Duration: 60 minutes

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Enter and edit grades
  • Create weighted columns and use smart filters to access detailed views
  • Download and upload data to the Grade Center

Pedagogical Support (PS) Track

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Are you comfortable with online tools, but want to learn more about enhancing your day-to-day instruction with a learning management system (LMS)? If you answered yes, these sessions are for you. The pedagogical support track is designed to equip you with the tools to implement evidence-based instructional practices as well as enhance your efficiency working with an LMS to promote student success.

 

 

 

 

 Course Development (CD) Track

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The course development sessions are designed to assist users with gaining practical how-to knowledge and hands-on experience with Blackboard tools that support content delivery. Participants will receive guidance in effective use and practices to improve their efficiency while building activities in the LMS.

 

 

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In addition to the sessions listed, TLC offers other resources including tutorials and guides which you may find useful. These resources can be found on our Bb support page.

Visit BB Support Page

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All Blackboard meetings and sessions are hands-on. If attending, plan to bring the device with which you will develop your content in Blackboard.

If you would like to attend a session, but are unable to participate at the times listed, request an individual or group coaching session.

Schedule a Consultation

 

 

Click the dates offered to register for a Intro to Blackboard session:

Wednesday, August 7 at 10:30am CST in 920 Madison, Suite 424

Tuesday, August 13 at 2:30pm CST in 920 Madison, Suite 424

Thursday, August 29 at 10:00am CST in 920 Madison, Suite 424

 

Click the dates offered to register for a Blackboard Modules' session:

Thursday, August 15 at 11:00am CST at 920 Madison, Suite 424

Tuesday, August 20 at 10:00am CST at 920 Madison, Suite 424

Tuesday, September 17 at 2:00pm CST at 920 Madison, Suite 424

 

Click the dates offered to register for a Blackboard Assignments' session:

Wedesday. August 7 at 2:00pm CST in 920 Madison, Suite 424

Monday, August 12 at 10:00am CST in 920 Madison, Suite 424

Tuesday, September 24 at 11:00am CST in 920 Madison, Suite 424

 

Click the dates offered to register for a Grade Center session:

Tuesday, September 3 at 11:00am CST in 920 Madison, Suite 424

Wednesday, September 25 at 10:00am CST in in 920 Madison, Suite 424

Tuesday, October 1 at 2:00pm CST in 920 Madison, Suite 424

 



 

 

Last Published: Aug 12, 2019