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August 2020

Besides Blackboard, what other technologies can distribute course content, collect students’ assignments, provide feedback to students, and facilitate collaborative groupwork? This workshop will demonstrate how Microsoft OneNote integrates these functions (and many more) with a Classroom Notebook. We'll explore Use cases from two courses, and participants will brainstorm how they could make use of this technology in their own classes.

Detailed instructions for creating and curating a Classroom Notebook will be provided. The session will conclude with an informal question and answer session. Register in advance to be included in a live demonstration of a Classroom Notebook during the workshop. 
  Register

Calling all instructors! Would you like a practice run with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra before the Fall semester begins? Join a small group of other instructors and Blackboard admins and get hands-on experience with sharing your screen, displaying content, using the whiteboard, managing breakout group sessions, and more. These sessions are designed for instructors who have already attended a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra training webinar and want a little extra practice.   Register

Instructors can create tests in Blackboard to be taken by students and graded online. Participants will learn how to:

  • Build and deploy tests, with the option to use a variety of question types
  • Use question pools to store and reuse questions in future tests
  • Modify the deployment rules for individuals or groups of students
  • Utilize Respondus Lockdown Browser as a cheating prevention tool

  Register

Balancing the enforcement of face coverings and distancing can create a necessarily regimented, but potentially antagonistic classroom environment. Instructors have always been responsible for their classrooms, but this task now requires expertise in the skills of building buy-in from students for classroom norms; creating a shared goal for students who must rely on one another; and addressing individual students who are anxious about the new environment, who may have a disability affecting their ability to use a covering, or students who are non-compliant with public health directives.

Approaches and strategies for August will be different from those in October. The tone chosen will be critical. Explore options for planning concrete ways to minimize disruption, ways to address disruption, and strategies for creating a classroom in which students can more safely learn and instructors can more safely teach.  
  Register

This workshop is a thorough overview of Blackboard's capabilities. Learn how to log-in, add course content, create announcements and send email. Explore online course design, the discussion board, see how to set up groups and use the Grade Center.   Register

Calling all instructors! Would you like a practice run with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra before the Fall semester begins? Join a small group of other instructors and Blackboard admins and get hands-on experience with sharing your screen, displaying content, using the whiteboard, managing breakout group sessions, and more. These sessions are designed for instructors who have already attended a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra training webinar and want a little extra practice.   Register

This fall, international students in the US face unusual challenges. This webinar will address the range of challenges: travel-related, immigration-related, admission-related, linguistic, cultural, political. How might this reality affect international students in your classroom? Participants will discuss these constraints and ways to support international students in managing them in the USC classroom during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Register

Calling all instructors! Would you like a practice run with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra before the Fall semester begins? Join a small group of other instructors and Blackboard admins and get hands-on experience with sharing your screen, displaying content, using the whiteboard, managing breakout group sessions, and more. These sessions are designed for instructors who have already attended a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra training webinar and want a little extra practice.  Register

Calling all instructors! Would you like a practice run with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra before the Fall semester begins? Join a small group of other instructors and Blackboard admins and get hands-on experience with sharing your screen, displaying content, using the whiteboard, managing breakout group sessions, and more. These sessions are designed for instructors who have already attended a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra training webinar and want a little extra practice.  Register

Learn how to set up Blackboard assignments and SafeAssign plagiarism detection.   Register
Learn the basics of setting up and using the Blackboard Grade Center.   Register

In the Hybrid-Flexible (HyFlex) model for course delivery, faculty teach a class in multiple modalities simultaneously: face-to-face, online synchronous, and online asynchronous. While this model provides students with the flexibility in how they attend class and interact with the faculty member and their classmates, faculty must be able to seamlessly manage all three formats. The HyFlex Course Delivery: A Practical Guide resource is designed to provide faculty with recommendations on how to navigate this model in a simple and efficient manner while creating an equitable learning environment for everyone.

Join us as we demonstrate and discuss the approach described in our HyFlex Course Delivery: A Practical Guide, and answer questions that you may have about it.   Register

In this session, participants will learn how to use the Blackboard Grade Center to their advantage and manage grades more efficiently. Creating and managing categories, weighting grades, dropping grades, downloading grades to work offline and using Smart Views are some of the topics to be covered. We welcome users with any level of experience, but this course is designed for instructors or graders who are already comfortable with Grade Center basics.   Register

Calling all instructors! Would you like a practice run with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra before the Fall semester begins? Join a small group of other instructors and Blackboard admins and get hands-on experience with sharing your screen, displaying content, using the whiteboard, managing breakout group sessions, and more. These sessions are designed for instructors who have already attended a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra training webinar and want a little extra practice.  Register

Calling all instructors! Would you like a practice run with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra before the Fall semester begins? Join a small group of other instructors and Blackboard admins and get hands-on experience with sharing your screen, displaying content, using the whiteboard, managing breakout group sessions, and more. These sessions are designed for instructors who have already attended a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra training webinar and want a little extra practice.  Register

Learn the basics of setting up and using the Blackboard Grade Center.  Register

In this session, participants will learn how to use the Blackboard Grade Center to their advantage and manage grades more efficiently. Creating and managing categories, weighting grades, dropping grades, downloading grades to work offline and using Smart Views are some of the topics to be covered. We welcome users with any level of experience, but this course is designed for instructors or graders who are already comfortable with Grade Center basics.   Register

This workshop is a thorough overview of Blackboard's capabilities. Learn how to log-in, add course content, create announcements and send email. Explore online course design, the discussion board, see how to set up groups and use the Grade Center.   Register

Learn how to hold meetings or teach a class with this convenient and reliable web conferencing tool. With Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, instructors can record sessions, share materials, allow participants to chat with each other, use a digital whiteboard, allow participants to share presentations, and more.   Register

Blackboard offers many ways to engage your students using a variety of collaboration tools. Learn how to use Discussion Boards, blogs, wikis, and journals to encourage your students to communicate and collaborate in an effective and creative way.   Register

Instructors can create tests in Blackboard to be taken by students and graded online. Participants will learn how to:

  • Build and deploy tests, with the option to use a variety of question types
  • Use question pools to store and reuse questions in future tests
  • Modify the deployment rules for individuals or groups of students
  • Utilize Respondus Lockdown Browser as a cheating prevention tool

  Register

Using a rubric not only lets your students know what you expect of them, but it also makes grading assignments more efficient. This session will cover the Blackboard rubric tool. Learn how to create and reuse rubrics you can easily attach to an assignment or to a Grade Center column, simplifying the grading process and ensuring objectivity and fairness.  Register

As you prepare for a new semester, don’t let Blackboard get the best of you! Let us show you some tips and tricks to help you get off on the right foot. We will also cover best practices for using Blackboard as a teaching tool, who to contact for help, and how to access our Knowledge Base.   Register

This workshop is a thorough overview of Blackboard's capabilities. Learn how to log-in, add course content, create announcements and send email. Explore online course design, the discussion board, see how to set up groups and use the Grade Center.   Register


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