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Multimedia

Blackboard Mashups, Multimedia & More

Participants will learn how to place YouTube videos, SlideShare presentations, Flickr photos, audio recordings and multimedia directly into the course with a few clicks. The use of Blackboard’s new Video Everywhere tool will also be covered for communication from/with/to your students and for giving assignment feedback. This 90 minute session will help bridge the distance in distance learning.

NBC Learn: Media Rich Content in Blackboard Courses

This 1 hour session covers NBC Learn for Blackboard. NBC Learn is a rich and unique resources that provide thousands of historic news reports, current event stories, original content, primary source documents, and other digital media specifically designed to teach and engage students. NBC Learn content can easily be downloaded for offline use. You and your students can easily place NBC Learn content in your Blackboard courses thanks to a handy integration.

Kaltura - Lecture, Audio, Video and Screen Capture

Adding video to our Blackboard courses just became easier! This 60-90 minute session covers how to add video to your Blackboard course using the Kaltura Mashup tool. Attendees will learn how to record and upload video from their webcam as well as capture what is on their own computer screen (PowerPoints etc.).

Best Practices

Engaging Students - Personalize Your Blackboard Course

Make your Blackboard course more engaging for your students by personalizing it. This 1-hour session will demonstrate how to put more of your presence in the course and allow students to put more of themselves as well. Best practices drawn from research are gone over and employed to make your Blackboard course more engaging for your students.

Feedback Strategies for Your Online Course

Engagement in online courses is key for student success, teacher evaluation and the overall course experience. A great way to promote student engagement in your online course is to work on feedback. Students that receive regular feedback tend to perform better and as a result have good opinions of their time in the course. There are many sound strategies for providing feedback in an online course. This Session will cover a few key feedback strategies.

Best Practices: Teaching Online

As with teaching a face-to-face course, there are strategies and methods you can employ to give yourself and your students a better chance for success. No matter what technology we are using, what web 2.0 tool we employ or what activities we plan in the end, it is all about the METHOD and NOT the tool. This information-packed how-to session covers strategies for teaching, course participation, managing your time, assessment and academic integrity.

Blackboard Learn: First Week Strategies

Studies have shown that the first week of an online course is key for your students. The activities and interactions that take place in that first week can influence the rest of the semester. There are strategies that you can employ that ensure that the start of your course that will help you and your students have a successful learning journey. This one-hour session will outline activities, ideas and strategies you can use during the first week of your course.

Blackboard Essentials

Blackboard Learn Course Building

This course is the first in a three-part series that will ensure you are well acquainted with Blackboard @ SHSU.  Become familiar with the Blackboard environment including: layout, navigation, adding, editing, and deleting content. Attendees will gain control over their course’s navigation menu and learn how to interact with courses in an instructor role.

Blackboard Learn Communication

This course is the second in a three-part series that will ensure you are well acquainted with Blackboard @ SHSU.  Learn how to communicate and collaborate with your students using Blackboard’s onboard set of tools.  Announcements, Notifications, Email, Discussion Boards, Blogs, Journals and Wikis will all be covered.

Blackboard Learn Assessment

This course is the third in a three-part series that will ensure you are well acquainted with Blackboard @ SHSU.  Attendees will learn how to assess student progress with Blackboard Assignments, Turnitin Assignments, Test/Quiz/Survey Creation and how each of these interact with the Blackboard Grade Center.

Blackboard Survival Guide

This course is geared to ensure you are alive and well after the start of the semester in your Blackboard course. Learn how to post Announcements, send e-mail, create a Virtual Office, create Content Items, attach and upload files and figure out the text editor.

Blackboard: Student Assessment

Blackboard Learn Assessment

This course is the third in a three-part series that will ensure you are well acquainted with Blackboard @ SHSU.  Attendees will learn how to assess student progress with Blackboard Assignments, Turnitin Assignments, Test/Quiz/Survey Creation and how each of these interact with the Blackboard Grade Center.

Blackboard Learn: Managing the Gradebook

Participants will learn how to use the Blackboard Grade Center to record data, calculate grades, and monitor student progress. Manage students’ grades and create grade columns for any activities or requirements you wish to grade.

Blackboard Learn: Rubrics

Participants will learn how to use the Rubric tool that lists evaluation criteria for an assignment, and provide a means to convey expectations to students for the quality of completed assignments. This session lasts approximately 60 minutes.

Blackboard Quiz Generator

This tool was developed to help you create quizzes for Blackboard. It allows you to type up the quiz offline in a program like Word or Notepad and not have to go through the trouble of making long quizzes via the Blackboard web interface. Session is approximately 1 hour.

Respondus - Exam Creation, Import/Export

This one-hour session covers how to employ Respondus Lockdown Browser in your online course to ensure students only have the ability to take your test and nothing else when completing an assessment in Blackboard.

Blackboard Learn: Tests, Surveys & Pools

60 – 90 minute course covering creating, editing and deploying Blackboard Tests, Surveys and Pools.

Blackboard Learn: Self & Peer Assessment

The Self and Peer Assessment Building Block is a tool designed to facilitate the objective, analytical, and learning comprehension skills of students. Reviewing the work of fellow students through criteria-based reference evaluation allows constructive feedback. The constructive feedback that students give to and receive from their peers can enhance their comprehension of the subject material and provide valuable insights into their own effort.

Blackboard Learn: Inline Grading

This 60 minute how-to session will demonstrate how Blackboard's new "in-line" grading feature allows instructors to grade Assignments, Blogs, Wikis, Journals and Discussions all inside the Blackboard environment. This has the added bonus of instructors not having to download and re-upload Word, PDF, Excel or PowerPoint documents to make corrections.

Blackboard Learn: Retention Center

Use the Retention Center to provide an easy way for you to discover which students in your course are at risk. Based on preconfigured and custom rules, students’ engagement and participation are visually displayed, quickly alerting you to potential risk. From the Retention Center, you can communicate with struggling students and help them take immediate action for improvement.

Blackboard Learn: Portfolios

This 90 minute session covers an invaluable tool in academic professional development. Porfolios provide a powerful medium for users to efficiently collect and organize artifacts representative of work completed over time. Attendees will learn create portfolio assignments as well as build out a portfolio so that they can better communicate with students about building their own.

Blackboard Learn: Course Management

Blackboard Learn: Copying Your Course

A 60 minute session covering how to copy chunks of content or an entire course’s worth of content from one Blackboard course to another.

Blackboard Learn: Managing Groups

This session will cover the use of Groups, Group Assignments, Group Pages, & Group collaboration as well as utilizing Blackboard’s Grade Center for grading these group activities. Plan on spending about 90 minutes in this hands-on session as we learn how to work with the G’s of Blackboard.

Blackboard Learn – Connecting Your Course

This one-hour course will cover connecting courses by organizing, clearly naming navigation elements, providing mechanical instructions, and having an “escape route” that will save students and faculty members time when putting together online courses.

Blackboard Learn: Adaptive Release

This one-hour course will cover connecting courses by organizing, clearly naming navigation elements, providing mechanical instructions, and having an “escape route” that will save students and faculty members time when putting together online courses.

Blackboard Learn: Presenting Content

How you display content in Blackboard to your students matters. Learn the essentials of displaying content in your course. From content folders to content items, course links to web links, this 60 minute session covers it all

Blackboard Learn: Advanced Content Options

If you’ve been using Folders and Items with ease inside Blackboard, you may be ready for advanced content options. Blackboard gives you the flexibility of displaying content in Learning Modules, Lesson plans and more. Take 1 hour out of your day and learn about new ways to present content to your students.

Blackboard Learn: Getting Ready for Next Semester

This 60-90 minute session covers how to ensure you are ready for the next semester with your Blackboard course. Participants will learn how to use the Course Copy tool, how to copy individual bits of content as well as how to export and import individual Tests, Surveys & Pools. Adjusting due dates, editing attached documents and utilizing a “Start Here” unit is also covered. Bring along any course materials you want to upload/add to your course and we will help!

Blackboard Learn: Student Engagement

Engaging Students - Personalize Your Blackboard Course

Make your Blackboard course more engaging for your students by personalizing it. This 1- hour session will demonstrate how to put more of your presence in the course and allow students to put more of themselves as well. Best practices drawn from research are gone over and employed to make your Blackboard course more engaging for your students.

Spice Up Your Online Course!

Learn how to make your course more visually appealing while at the same time use best practices that will help ensure your students’ success. Session will last from 60 – 90 minutes.

Blackboard Blogs, Wikis and Journals, Oh My!

Using the latest and greatest web 2.0 collaborative tools seems like something you should do - if only you knew when or how. This 90-minute session goes over each tool and demonstrates some use cases for when they should be used.

Blackboard Learn Achievements

This one-hour session helps faculty members to "gamify" Blackboard courses with badges and certificates. The Achievements tool allows instructors to designate criteria for issuing rewards to students. Much like the Early Warning System, rules can be set as the criteria for issuing achievements. Unlike the Early Warning System, the achievement tool rewards students for their accomplishments, rather than punishing or identifying detrimental behavior. Students can see which rewards they’ve earned and what is required of them to receive additional rewards.

Blackboard Collaborate

Get the low-down on this tool in Blackboard that will allow you to have live meetings with your students. You will also be able to interact with your student in real time over the internet via audio/video/whiteboard and application sharing, as well as check your student’s understanding by giving polls.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Synchronous collaboration in Blackboard just got a whole lot easier. Introducing Blackboard Collaborate - The Ultra Experience. In real-time, share audio, video, chat, files, whiteboard and software applications on your computer with your classmates and instructor. No java plugin needed! Collaborate Ultra runs inside your Internet browser!

Blackboard Learn: Profile Setup and Notifications

Get connected with Social Profiles and Notifications in Blackboard. This 60-minute session will help you set up your social profile that allows you picture to appear when you interact in Blackboard. You will also learn how to choose how Blackboard notifies you of new events via e-mail and on your smartphone.

Academic Integrity

Blackboard Learn: Plagiarism Defense

Learn how to leverage the Blackboard SafeAssign and Turnitin Assignment Tools in Blackboard to check students' work for improper citation or potential plagiarism by comparing it against the world's most accurate text comparison database. Grade your paper online, leave comments directly on a paper, and use voice comments and rubrics to give great feedback and general comments.

Respondus Lockdown Browser

This one-hour session covers how to employ Respondus Lockdown Browser in your online course to ensure students only have the ability to take your test and nothing else when completing an assessment in Blackboard.

Proctor Free - Online Proctoring of Exams

This one hour session covers how to use ProctorFree for your online exams & quizzes in Blackboard. ProctorFree is an on-demand, automated online proctoring service that deters cheating in an online testing environment. Using biometric and machine learning technologies, ProctorFree has eliminated the need for a human proctor during testing. This innovative technology creates a convenient testing option for distance education students and increases the credibility of online certificates and degrees for higher education institutions.

Miscellaneous

Blackboard Learn: By Request

SHSU Online staff will answer questions about everything you’ve always wanted to know about Blackboard and associated software applications but were afraid to ask.

Go Mobile - Blackboard Mobile Learn and Bb Student

Learn how Blackboard’s mobile apps can help connect you and your students via smartphone or tablet. This 1 hour session covers notifications, discussions, collaboration and more.

Blackboard Learn: Organizations

This one-hour session covers how to use and manage at Blackboard Learn organization. Communication, content building and user management is discussed as well as other topics by request.

Blackboard Learn: Student Orientation

Schedule a time for the SHSU Online faculty development team to come to your face-to-face class and provide a Blackboard Orientation tailored to your needs. Session lasts from 15-30 minutes depending upon the needs of the instructor.

Blackboard Learn: Course Tune-Up

Are your students getting the most out of your Blackboard course? Are you? Get a leg up on the new semester by running your Blackboard course through a Tune-Up process with our Blackboard Training Team. Come with your own ideas on what you'd like to try and do, or ask the team for any recommendations. (60-90 minutes)

SHSU Online eLearning Support Blog

Stay up-to-date with how to sessions and the latest tips and tricks for online faculty. Check out the SHSU Online eLearning Support Blog.

If you have any questions, you can contact your Instructional Designer for more information.