The Teaching & Learning Center is excited to announce two new Blackboard workshop series, the Introductory Usage series and the Focused Session series.
Each of the workshops last 45 minutes and will take place in the Teaching & Learning Center, 920 Madison Ave. Suite 424, as outlined in the sections below.
Please bring your laptop to each session you attend.
Finding Your Way Around Blackboard
In this session, we will explore the easiest way to get from point A to point B and every stop in between. We will look at the layout and navigation tools in Blackboard as well as how to create announcements and using the Calendar to help keep your courses updated and organized. We will also explore the Control Panel and focus on course tools, customization settings, and utilities.
Creating Effective Content for Online Learning
Blackboard provides a number of different types of content including Files, Images, Items, Web Links, Folders, Modules, and more. This session will explore using different types of content to create the most efficient and effective learning environment.
Creating Assessments for Student Engagement
This session will explore creating pools of questions for tests and quizzes, exporting tests from one course to another, running item analysis on tests, and creating assignments in Blackboard. As a bonus, we will build a guided learning module using Adaptive Release to control how and when students can access content to create a dynamic and engaging module.
Digging Deeper into Grades and Rubrics
Getting the most out of the gradebook in Blackboard means weighting and categorizing grades efficiently, creating Smart Views of the Grade Center data to help organize the data better, and customizing the view of Grade Center so that the information that you need the most is easily available. Other topics will include Anonymous and Delegated grading options, organizing the grade center using color coding, and offline grading.
Communication and Collaboration in Your Course
Discussion groups, blogs, wikis and journals are excellent ways to create dialogue within an online course as well as continue the discussion from the face-to-face class. In this session, we will compare different means of collaboration and communication within Blackboard and then explore the tools for providing feedback to your students.
Keeping Yourself Informed with Statistics, Reports, and Retention Information
A large part of a successful online course is being able to see when students are succeeding and when they are falling behind. In this session we will explore the Statistics Tracking feature that allows you to see what students have viewed, Reports on the usage of materials and student progress, and Retention Center to help monitor student progress and success.
Efficient Grading in Online Classes
Objectively grading online student work such as written papers, discussion groups and more is key to your students' success. In this session we will explore using Rubrics to help students better explain expectations for an assignment, Inline Grading to give feedback within the assignment, and other feedback tools in Blackboard.
Using Dynamic and Embedded Content in Your Course
Dynamic web based content such as videos, interactive charts, embedded forms, and more can customize your course and help to increase student activity. This session will cover how to embed videos from YouTube and UTHSC TV as well as tips and tricks to utilizing web-based embedded material in your course.
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For questions, concerns or comments?
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Karen Shader, PhD
Zelphia Brown, EdD
Digital Media Specialist
Administrative Specialist III