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Great Online How-To Sessions Coming in April

April 2017 provides some much needed "How-To" relief for Blackboard instructors at SHSU. Faculty members have "How-To" options that are self-paced, online webinars, and a face-to-face session at The Woodlands Campus. For session dates and more information about the following opportunities and others, check out the SHSU Online Faculty Development Opportunities blog post.

BB-Logo-cropped1Self-Paced Sessions

Instructors can enroll in two completely self-paced online sessions that will walk them through: 

Building Online Communities

This course covers:

  • Online Communities and the Instructor’s Role
  • Best Practice and Learning Theory Around Discussion Questions
  • The use of Journals and Blogs
  • The use of Wikis
  • Groups in Blackboard Courses
  • Grading in the Collaborative Space

Multimedia in Blackboard Courses

Topics covered include:

  • Images in Blackboard Courses
  • YouTube Videos in Blackboard Courses
  • NBC Learn media in Blackboard Courses
  • Video/Audio/Screen Capture with Kaltura
  • Interactive Video Quizzing with Kaltura
  • Best Practices in Implementing Multimedia in Blackboard Courses


Check out one of SHSU Online's webinars for April: 

1. 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! Session lasts approximately 60 minutes.

2.  Organizing the Bb Gradebook
Blackboard students and instructors have dramatically different views of course grades. Instructors generally interact with student grades via the Grade Center, whereas students work with a custom My Grades tool that only shows them their own achievements. Students do not get a spreadsheet view of their grades. Instead, they see a list of graded items in whatever order the instructor happens to have them in Blackboard’s Grade Center.

This session will walk Blackboard Instructors through the process of organizing the Grade Center using Grade Book Due Dates and Column Organization

Again, for session dates and more information about the above How-To sessions and others, see the SHSU Online Faculty Development Opportunities blog post.