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Technology Trainings

Fall 2018

The Fall 2018 Technology Trainings are sponsored by the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Issues (PACWI) and the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE). Each session is open to all USC faculty, staff and students. Face-to-face workshops are limited to 25 participants and webinars are unlimited. Registration is free. For more information, contact Gloria Washington at thomasgy@sc.edu.


October

Date: Friday, October 26, 2018
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Presenter: Mike Brown
Location: Thomas Cooper Library, Level 3 Multimedia Classroom (L304)

Organizations in Blackboard
Blackboard organizations provide a forum for communication with members of a specific academic community. Leaders of an organization can add participants, create internal groups, share and secure information, conduct discussions, and email group members. Organizations function like Blackboard courses but are generally used for administrative processes. Organizations may be created for faculty and staff based on specific needs, such as providing information to academic departments and committees, and providing space for work group collaboration. 

About the Presenter

Mike Brown has over thirty years of experience in working with educational technology.  From the private sector to K-12 schools, to higher education, he has developed and conducted training for end-users and instructors in a variety of operating platforms, equipment, and software systems. At University of South Carolina he has provided assistance to faculty and students as an end-user support specialist, instructional designer, educational technology administrator, and trainer.  Mike is currently with the Department of IT’s Teaching and Technology Services.

Register now for “Organizations in Blackboard”.


November

Date: Friday, November 16, 2018
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Presenter: Mike Brown
Location: Webinar, https://webconnect.sc.edu/connectvscollaborate/

Which Should I Use? Adobe Connect or Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
In this webinar, the presenters will provide an overview of both Adobe Connect and Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and discuss the differences between the two web conferencing technologies.  Also, the presenter will give suggestions for when to use which one.  Both technologies are supported by the Division of Information Technology (DoIT).

About the Presenters

Mike Brown has over thirty years of experience in working with educational technology.  From the private sector to K-12 schools, to higher education, he has developed and conducted training for end-users and instructors in a variety of operating platforms, equipment, and software systems. At University of South Carolina he has provided assistance to faculty and students as an end-user support specialist, instructional designer, educational technology administrator, and trainer.  Mike is currently with the Department of IT’s Teaching and Technology Services.

Susan Quinn works in the Teaching & Technology department of Division of Information Technology (DoIT). Prior to joining DoIT, she was director of instructional support in the College of Education. Quinn has a M.Ed. in special education technology, and was a special education teacher and research associate before coming to USC.

 Register now for “Which Should I Use? Adobe Connect or Blackboard Collaborate Ultra”


December 

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Presenter: Dr. Gloria Washington
Location: Thomas Cooper Library, Level 3 Multimedia Classroom (L304)

3 Alternative Presentation Tools
Are you looking for a presentation tool? PowerPoint is one of the most popular presentation tools. However, there are alternatives, such as Google Slides, Emaze, and PowToon. With Google Slides, you can create, edit, collaborate, and present wherever you are and at no cost.  Emaze is a cloud-based presentation tool for creating visually engaging rich media presentations. Powtoon is another online presentation tool that allows you to create animated videos and presentations. Come learn about these presentation tools to move beyond PowerPoint.

About the Presenter

Gloria Washington is an Instructional Designer at the Center for Teaching Excellence with 20 years of experience in higher education at USC. She is a Blackboard Certified Trainer and a Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Reviewer. Gloria completed the Quality Matters’ Applying the QM Rubric and Higher Education Peer Reviewer courses.  Prior to coming to CTE, she worked in Teaching and Technology Services and as a Technology Director for the Ted Mimms Foreign Language Learning Center. Gloria holds a Doctor of Education in Educational Technology, Master of Arts in Education, and Master of Business Administration. Her expertise is in the pedagogical use of technology to support teaching and learning. Gloria’s instructional design philosophy is “pedagogy first, technology second.”

Register now for “3 Alternative Presentation Tools”