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Important Workshops: Up and Running With Blackboard

Posted on: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 9:36 AM

Up and Running with Blackboard

Need expedited training in Blackboard and creating online lessons?  The Office of Instructional Technology will be offering trainings in five fundamental areas to help you create online lessons quickly
Please RSVP for these workshops and take careful note of the date, time, and venue, as some workshops have more than one session.  If you register for a webinar, you will be sent the link in your confirmation email.  

Blackboard QuickStart Basics

Learn the basic tools of Blackboard:
  • Building folders
  • Making folders unavailable
  • Adding an item
  • Using the content editor
  • Editing, copying, or deleting content
  • Attaching files
  • Adding web links
Thursday, March 12 | 9:00am - 10:00am | LC 112 
Monday, March 16 | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Webinar

Creating Assignments

This workshop will cover three types of assignments that can be created in Blackboard and their uses:
  • Blackboard Assignments
  • Turnitin Assignments
  • Adding a Discussion Board 
Friday, March 13 | 9:00am - 10:00am | LC 110
Friday, March 13 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm | LC 112
Tuesday, March 17 | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Webinar

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Collaborate Ultra is a web-conferencing tool that allows for synchronous interaction via audio, video, and chat.  This session will cover the following:  
  • Required equipment
  • Accessing Collaborate Ultra
  • Overview of the primary features
  • Recording sessions
  • Mobile features
Thursday, March 12 | 11:00am - 12:00pm | LC 112
Friday, March 13 | 9:00am - 10:00am | LC 112

Narrating PowerPoints and Ensemble

This workshop will cover:
  • How to create narrated PowerPoints
  • How to convert narrated PowerPoints into .MP4 files
  • How to access Ensemble, our campus streaming media server
  • How to upload videos to Ensemble
  • How to add videos in Ensemble to Blackboard
Thursday, March 12 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | LC 112
Friday, March 13 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | LC 112
Wednesday, March 18 | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Webinar

Creating and Deploying Tests

In this workshop you will learn:
  • How to create multiple choice, short answer, and essay tests
  • Tips to prevent cheating
  • Settings for deploying the test
Friday, March 13 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm | LC 110
Thursday, March 19 | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Webinar
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