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December Brings Great How-To Sessions to Year's End

December is a busy month for faculty at SHSU... but SHSU Online has some fully-online, self-paced How-To Session options that can fit into your crazy schedules:

  • Blackboard Ally – Making Course Content Accessible
  • Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
  • Building Online Communities

Session Descriptions

Blackboard Ally – Making Course Content Accessible

teachingmodesThis online, self-paced course allows instructors to learn how to utilize the Blackboard Ally tool to improve course content accessibility. Online materials and activities will guide participants through the instructor workflow, how to interpret accessibility scores/reports, universal design for learning and how to improve file accessibility.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

This fully-online, self-paced course is designed to familiarize Blackboard instructors with how to use Blackboard Collaborate's new Ultra Experience in their Blackboard courses. This course covers:

  • Web conferencing as it applies to education
  • The continuous release cycle as it applies to Collaborate
  • Comparing and contrasting session roles in the Ultra experience
  • Navigating and participating in a session using the Ultra experience
  • Setting up a Collaborate session in the Ultra experiences
  • Using Moderator tools to facilitate a Collaborate session in the Ultra experience

Building Online Communities

Communication and collaboration are key facets to this online certification course. In this course, we will further explore some of the communication and collaboration tools Blackboard Learn has to offer. You will have ample opportunity to communicate, gain feedback and share ideas with your colleagues’ using of the tools. This online course covers:

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

Visit our sign-up page to enroll today!