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Fall 2015 Workshops

Using Media in Blackboard

 

Date: Monday, October 19
Time: 1:00pm-1:30pm
Location: CFT workshop space location
Facilitator: Stacey Johnson, CFT Assistant Director for Educational Technology
Audience: Faculty and Graduate Student Instructors

 

This 30 minute workshop will deal with issues around using media in Blackboard courses, and introduce participants to Blackboard integrated tools and policies designed to address these issues. First, the Kaltura My Media tool, provides a place for students and instructors to create, store, and share videos, screencasts, and webcam videos. Second, library and center resources allow instructors to access copyright-cleared media for use in their courses. Come learn with us about to best include a variety of media in your Blackboard course. Following the workshop, participants are invited to stay for drop-in support hours where a team of Blackboard specialists will be available to work with Blackboard users to apply these new tools in their own courses. 

Registration is recommended but not required. Register here.


Cheating and Plagiarism

Date: Monday, September 21
Time: 1:00pm-1:30pm
Location: CFT workshop space location
Facilitator: Stacey Johnson, CFT Assistant Director for Educational Technology
Audience: Faculty and Graduate Student Instructors

This 30 minute workshop will deal with issues around cheating and plagiarism, and introduce participants to two Blackboard integrated tools designed to address these issues. First, SafeAssign, now part of the Assignments tool on Blackboard, can provide a framework for helping students understand proper citation in academic writing. Second, Respondus Lockdown Browser, a tool licensed for the 2015-2016 school year, can provide a more secure testing format for  online tests and quizzes. Following the workshop, participants are invited to stay for drop-in support hours where a team of Blackboard specialists will be available to work with Blackboard users to apply these new tools in their own courses.

Registration is recommended but not required. Register here.


 

Blackboard Tools Workshops at the Center for Second Language Studies (CSLS)

Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, September 1 and 2 – Testing for Retention
and Tuesday and Wednesday, September 8 and 9 – Encouraging L2 Communication
Time: 12:15pm-1:00pm
Location: CSLS, Furman Hall 001  location
Facilitator: Stacey Johnson, CFT Assistant Director for Educational Technology
Rebecca Panter, CFT Instructional Technologist
Audience: Faculty and Graduate Student Instructors

These 45 minute workshops aimed at language teachers will explore a different Blackboard tool each week. On Sept 1 and 2, we will explore the testing tool and how it can be used to help students learn and retain language. On Sept 8 and 9, we will discuss the use of discussion boards and media tools to encourage students to communicate in a second language.

Registration is not required. All are welcome!