Center for Teaching Excellence

CTE Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology Workshops

As part of the Center for Teaching Excellence mission, we offer workshops to faculty in the adoption and use of technology to enrich teaching in and out of the classroom. Unless otherwise noted, sessions will take place online, via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, at the times in the schedule for current sessions located at the bottom of the page.
 
We ask that you sign-up for these workshops so that we will know the number of attendees for planning purposes. Click the CTE Workshop Sign-up button below. This will re-direct you to the Instructional Technology Workshops sharepoint sign-up page on the CTE Sharepoint site. You may have to enter your O365 credentials to authenticate.

In the Instructional Technology Workshops sharepoint module, click the CTE/IT Workshop Sign-up link and choose your preferred session(s) from the drop-down menu in the resulting pop-up window. When you click Save after making your choice, your name and session choice will be recorded internally. Each session choice requires a separate registration and all registrations will be confirmed via an email to your USMA email account. Please Note: Since the workflow requested in the pop-up is on an internal site, this sign-up process only works within the USMA network.
 
More information about standard workshops is located in the schedule below.

 

Workshops for the month of JUL 2020:
 

Participant Link for all sessions: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/483451db3b0f435faa7b66bc02d873b3

Please use the Google Chrome Browser

Tuesday, July 14, 8:30 am – 9:30 am, Getting Started with Learn

And

Tuesday, July 14, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Getting Started with Learn

Agenda:

·        Navigation Overview (Global Navigation, Tabs & Modules, etc.)

·        My Blackboard, Notifications, Email, and Messages

·        Course Navigation

·        Course Menu & Course Customization

·        Student Preview

·        Announcements, Instructor Contact Information

·        Calendar

 

Wednesday, July 15, 8:30 am – 9:30 am, Content

Or

Wednesday, July 15, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Content

 

Agenda:

·        Course Organization

·        Items, Folders, Learning Modules, and Lesson Plans

·        Content Editor

·        Mashups (e.g., YouTube™, SlideShare™, and Flickr™)

·        Course Links, Tool links, and Web Links

·        Course Files: Upload, Organize, and Overwrite

 

Thursday, July 16, 8:30 am – 9:30 am, Assignments & Rubrics

Or

Thursday, July 16, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Assignments & Rubrics

Agenda:

·        Assignments

o   Create, Manage, and Grade

o   Inline Grading

o   Create and Link Rubrics

o   Individual and Group Assignments

o   SafeAssignments™ and SafeAssign Reports

·        Rubrics

o   Create and assign

o   Grading

 

Friday, July 17, 8:30 am – 9:30 am, Q & A

This session is open for questions about creating courses in Learn.

 

Friday, July 17, 2:00 pm- 3:00pm, Test & Quizzes

Or

Monday, July 20, 8:30 am – 9:30 am, Test & Quizzes

Agenda:

·        Create Tests and Surveys

·        Question Types: Auto Graded and Instructor Graded

·        Reuse Questions: Pools, Random Blocks, and Question Sets

·        Advanced Test Creation Settings

·        Deploy Tests and Student Exceptions

·        Due Date Exceptions

·        View Assessment Item Analysis Statistics

 

Monday, July 20, 1:30pm – 2:30 pm, Communicating with Students

Or

Tuesday, July 21, 8:30 am – 9:30 am, Communicating with Students

Agenda:

·        Discussion Board

·        Announcements

·        Messages

·        Email

·        Calendar

 

Tuesday, July 21, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Mastering the Grade Center

Or

Wednesday, July 22, 8:30 am – 9:30 am, Mastering the Grade Center

Agenda:

·        Columns and Manual Grade Entry

·        Configure Default Total or Weighted Total Columns

·        Column Options and Organization

·        Anonymous & Delegated Grading

·        Grading Periods and Smart Views

·        Letter Schemas

·        Add Additional Calculated Columns

·        Grading Exceptions & Color Coding

·        Download Grade Center to Excel

·        Grade from Activity

 

Wednesday, July 22, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Groups

Or

Thursday, July 23, 8:30 am – 9:30am, Groups

Agenda:

·        Create and Manage Groups

·        Advanced Group Creation and Management

·        Group Tools

·        Group Options for Adaptive Release and Smart Views

·        Monitor Participation and Grading

 

Thursday, July 23, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Collaborate

Or

Friday, July 24, 8:30 am – 9:30 am, Collaborate

Agenda:

·        Create a Session from a course

·        Attendance

·        Recording

·        Settings

·        Polling

Friday, July 24, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Q & A

Open question and answer session.