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Preparing and Submitting Electronic Promotion Materials - for Lecturers and Clinical Faculty
Jun 06
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: South, HSSB, Room 150
Presenter(s): Paula Haines, Donna Mellen, Sandhya Balasubramanian
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Please join Paula Haines, Director of Assessment; Donna Mellen, Director for Faculty Success, and Sandhya Balasubramanian, Director of Innovation & Workforce Development, for a session designed to introduce you to the process of formatting and presenting your electronic promotion materials.  We’ll provide an overview of the preparation process, and you’ll learn how easy it is to organize and pull together your materials using Adobe Acrobat Professional. We will show you how to label and collate your existing files into an easily-readable and readily-adjustable portfolio. This workshop is designed primarily for faculty who are filing applications for promotion in 2017; however it's never too early to start preparing!
Preparing and Submitting Electronic Promotion and Tenure Materials - for Tenure Track Faculty
Jun 07
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: South, HSSB, Room 150
Presenter(s): Paula Haines, Donna Mellen, Sandhya Balasubramanian
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Please join Paula Haines, Director of Assessment; Donna Mellen, Director for Faculty Success, and Sandhya Balasubramanian, Director of Innovation & Workforce Development, for a session designed to introduce you to the process of formatting and presenting your electronic promotion and/or tenure materials.  We’ll provide an overview of the preparation process, and you’ll learn how easy it is to organize and pull together your materials using Adobe Acrobat Professional. We will show you how to label and collate your existing files into an easily-readable and readily-adjustable portfolio. This workshop is designed primarily for faculty who are filing applications for promotion in 2017; however it's never too early to start preparing!
Interteaching: Evidence-Based Pedagogy in Higher Education
Jun 09
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: South, HSSB, Room 150
Presenter(s): Rocio Rosales, UMass Lowell and James Soldner, UMass Boston
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Are you teaching a new course or planning to revise a course for next year? Please join Rocio Rosales, Assistant Professor, Psychology, UMass Lowell and James Soldner, Assistant Professor, GSID, UMass Boston to define, describe, and demonstrate an evidence-based method of classroom instruction known as interteaching (Boyce & Hineline, 2002). Participants will have the opportunity to work through an interteaching session and practice each of the individual components with instructors who use and conduct research on interteaching in their classes. Challenges of implementing interteaching will also be discussed. This presentation is appropriate for and open to all engaged in classroom instruction. Faculty teaching small-midsize classes and online may find the information more immediately useful, although the strategies to be discussed have also been implemented with larger class sections by instructors at other universities. Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the conceptual basis of interteaching 2. Identify the literature demonstrating the effectiveness of interteaching 3. Demonstrate a solid foundation in each interteaching component (i.e., prep guides, teaching records) 4. Prepare effective prep guide questions 5. Discuss how to implement interteaching in their own classrooms
Blackboard On-Campus for Beginners
Jun 14
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: TBA, TBA, Room TBA
Presenter(s): Mac Wishart and Melanie Maxham, Instructional Technology
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This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the Blackboard Learn interface and functionality. This course was designed to demonstrate the most common ways that instructors utilize Blackboard. Attendees will learn about navigation, course structure, and how to perform common tasks when building your course. Along the way we will also cover common tools, assessments, and best practices for creating a web enhanced course. Designed for beginners or as a refresher course for faculty teaching in fall 2017. This will be held in a computer lab. This workshop is offered on June 14 and August 22.
Blackboard On-Campus Grade Center Basics
Jun 14
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: TBA, TBA, Room TBA
Presenter(s): Mac Wishart and Melanie Maxham, Instructional Technology
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The grade center is very customizable and can do more than just calculate grades. Instructors can select which grades are displayed to students on their My Grades page, supply feedback to the students, create weighted columns and exclude certain assessments from final score calculations. You can also create grade columns for any activities you want to score such as projects, class participation or attendance. In this workshop you’ll learn the most common ways that instructors use the grade center to make their lives easier. Designed for beginners or as a refresher course and intended for faculty teaching in fall 2017. This course will be held in a computer lab and is offered June 14 and August 22.
Managing My Blackboard On-Campus Course - NEW
Jun 15
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: TBA, TBA, Room TBA
Presenter(s): Mac Wishart and Melanie Maxham, Instructional Technologists
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This workshop will focus on ways to manage your blackboard on-campus course. It will cover a range of topics from course design to settings, options and tools. Participants will learn about setting up groups, organizing the course menu and content area and controlling your available course tools. We will also cover how to use smart views to simplify the grade center, uploading multiple files, setting accommodations for a quiz and embedding videos. Participants should have an On-Campus Blackboard course shell they can use for this workshop. This course will be held in a computer lab and is offered on June 15 and August 23.
New Lecture/Classroom Capture/Screencast Options - NEW Webinar
Aug 14
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: TBA, TBA, Room TBA
Presenter(s): Randy Tyndall, Senior Instructional Technologist
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Depending on where you hold your classes, you can use either Echo ALP or Mediasite, both of which offer you more than just capturing your class. Attend this webinar (from the comfort of your office or home on a computer, tablet or smartphone) where we go over the features of each, including the ability to track students' viewing habits, where they have problems and see questions that they ask. Each has improved abilities, plus we'll show you how to record your own materials outside of class. Examples of each will be shown, plus ask questions! You will receive webinar instructions after registering here.
Blackboard On-Campus for Beginners
Aug 22
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: TBA, TBA, Room TBA
Presenter(s): Mac Wishart and Melanie Maxham, Instructional Technology
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This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the Blackboard Learn interface and functionality. This course was designed to demonstrate the most common ways that instructors utilize Blackboard. Attendees will learn about navigation, course structure, and how to perform common tasks when building your course. Along the way we will also cover common tools, assessments, and best practices for creating a web enhanced course. Designed for beginners or as a refresher course for faculty teaching in fall 2017. This will be held in a computer lab. This workshop is offered on June 14 and August 22.
Blackboard On-Campus Grade Center Basics
Aug 22
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: TBA, TBA, Room TBA
Presenter(s): Mac Wishart and Melanie Maxham, Instructional Technology
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The grade center is very customizable and can do more than just calculate grades. Instructors can select which grades are displayed to students on their My Grades page, supply feedback to the students, create weighted columns and exclude certain assessments from final score calculations. You can also create grade columns for any activities you want to score such as projects, class participation or attendance. In this workshop you’ll learn the most common ways that instructors use the grade center to make their lives easier. Designed for beginners or as a refresher course and intended for faculty teaching in fall 2017. This course will be held in a computer lab and is offered June 14 and August 22.
Managing My Blackboard On-Campus Course - NEW
Aug 23
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: TBA, TBA, Room TBA
Presenter(s): Mac Wishart and Melanie Maxham, Instructional Technologists
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This workshop will focus on ways to manage your blackboard on-campus course. It will cover a range of topics from course design to settings, options and tools. Participants will learn about setting up groups, organizing the course menu and content area and controlling your available course tools. We will also cover how to use smart views to simplify the grade center, uploading multiple files, setting accommodations for a quiz and embedding videos. Participants should have an On-Campus Blackboard course shell they can use for this workshop. This course will be held in a computer lab and is offered on June 15 and August 23.