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E-Learning Training Sessions

(Training Schedule for Spring 2014)
- The Schedule is Subject to Change -

Blackboard Basics - If you are new to Blackboard, this training session is for you. This one hour hands-on training session will provide a comprehensive overview of the tools and functions within Blackboard.

Blackboard Grade Center - In this workshop, you will learn how to create columns (calculated and manual); manage columns; create categories; setup Smartviews; setup an Average column; and setup a Weighted Total.

Camtasia for Video Development - Learn how to use Camtasia to develop videos. We will be creating a short video during this session. You will learn how to create and import audio, record video from a Webcam, import PowerPoint slides, create title pages, and add closed captioning. I will provide the content.

Course Design - Learn how to design an accessible Blackboard course. First, we will discuss the following topics: Universal Design Principles, accessibility regulations, multimedia design, banners (images), color, fonts, file types, linking files, content organization, and more. Second, if you need specific guidance regarding the design of your course(s), we will view and discuss your courses.

Course Development - If you are developing a course in Blackboard and you need guidance, please attend this two-hour "working" workshop. You can upload your content to the Media server prior to coming. I am attaching a Course Development Plan to help you prepare your instructional content; this form will also help you design your course.

Creating Learning Objects - Interactive Practice Activities -Education Research indicates that student learning increases when students participate in practice assignments. In this workshop, you will learn how to use Quizlet to create flashcards, quizzes, and interactive game activities based on your course content. You will need to bring the  words or terms that you want your students to practice along with the associating definitions or concepts. Students will be able to access the practice content from within your Blackboard course.

Cyberduck/Media Server Training - In this workshop you will learn how to setup and manage Cyberduck. Instruction on how to link files to Blackboard and check your course size will be provided.

Faculty Preparation for Online Teaching - This is a 100% online, self-paced course intended for faculty who are looking for training in Blackboard tool functionality, course design, and more. Upon completion, a Certificate will be awarded. To sign-up for this course, email E-Learning.

In-Line Grading - Learn how to edit and add comments to papers that are submitted to the "Assignment" dropbox in Blackboard. No more downloading from Blackboard; editing on your desktop; and, then, uploading back to Blackboard. This tool will reduce your grading time.

iPads in the Classroom -

Multimedia Design - Learn how to design effective static and dynamic types of multimedia by on cognitive research. Learning with multimedia will be discussed. Participants will learn how to capture images and video with Jing and develop short videos with Camtasia.

Respondus - Respondus is a tool for creating and managing tests that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard. Import questions from MS Word (including embedded images), rich-text, and text files. Publish tests and pools directly to your Blackboard course(s). Respondus also enables you to retrieve tests, pools, and reports from Blackboard.

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