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Blackboard On-Campus Grade Center Basics
Nov 26
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: South, O'Leary, Room 140
Presenter(s): Mac Wishart - Senior Instructional Technologist
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The grade center is very customizable and can do more than just calculate grades. A new option was released for Fall 2018 in the grade center to sync a final letter grade from Blackboard to SiS. 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. Bring your own device if possible.
Blackboard On-Campus Grade Center Basics
Nov 27
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: South, O'Leary, Room 140
Presenter(s): Mac Wishart - Senior Instructional Technologist
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The grade center is very customizable and can do more than just calculate grades. A new option was released for Fall 2018 in the grade center to sync a final letter grade from Blackboard to SiS. 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. Bring your own device if possible.
Blackboard On-Campus Grade Center Basics
Nov 28
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: North, Kitson, Room 308
Presenter(s): Mac Wishart - Senior Instructional Technologist
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The grade center is very customizable and can do more than just calculate grades. A new option was released for Fall 2018 in the grade center to sync a final letter grade from Blackboard to SiS. 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. Bring your own device if possible.
Blackboard On-Campus Grade Center Basics
Nov 29
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: North, Southwick, Room 302
Presenter(s): Mac Wishart - Senior Instructional Technologist
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The grade center is very customizable and can do more than just calculate grades. A new option was released for Fall 2018 in the grade center to sync a final letter grade from Blackboard to SiS. 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. Bring your own device if possible.
Blackboard On-Campus for Beginners
Jan 08
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: South, O'Leary, Room 140
Presenter(s): Melanie Maxham - Instructional Technologist
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This workshop provides an introduction to the On-Campus Blackboard interface and functionality. This course was designed for instructors teaching during the upcoming semester and will demonstrate efficient and effective practices to set up your On-Campus Blackboard course to support student success. Attendees will learn how to edit the menu and add content, navigation tips, and the differences between content types and communication tools. We will briefly point out popular assessment types if time allows. This course is for new Blackboard users, including TA's, and can be a refresher course for faculty teaching in Spring 2019.
Blackboard On-Campus Grade Center Basics
Jan 08
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: South, O'Leary, Room 140
Presenter(s): Mac Wishart - Senior Instructional Technologist
More Details
The grade center is very customizable and can do more than just calculate grades. A new option was released for Fall 2018 in the grade center to sync a final letter grade from Blackboard to SiS. 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. Bring your own device if possible.
Managing your On-Campus Blackboard Course
Jan 09
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: South, O'Leary, Room 140
Presenter(s): Mac Wishart & Melanie Maxham - Academic Technology
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This workshop will focus on how to effectively manage your On-Campus Blackboard course. We will cover a range of topics from principles of good course design to settings, options, and tools. Participants will learn about best practices for organizing course content, setting up groups, adaptive release, ways to communicate with students and controlling your available course tools. We will also cover how to simplify the grade center, upload multiple files, accommodations for a quiz and embedding videos. Participants should have an On-Campus Blackboard course with content or a new course template to use during the hands-on portion of the workshop.
Blackboard On-Campus for Beginners
Jan 09
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: TBA, TBA, Room TBA
Presenter(s): Melanie Maxham - Instructional Technologist
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This workshop provides an introduction to the On-Campus Blackboard interface and functionality. This course was designed for instructors teaching during the upcoming semester and will demonstrate efficient and effective practices to set up your On-Campus Blackboard course to support student success. Attendees will learn how to edit the menu and add content, navigation tips, and the differences between content types and communication tools. We will briefly point out popular assessment types if time allows. This course is for new Blackboard users, including TA's, and can be a refresher course for faculty teaching in Spring 2019.
Blackboard On-Campus Grade Center Basics
Jan 10
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: TBA, TBA, Room TBA
Presenter(s): Mac Wishart - Senior Instructional Technologist
More Details
The grade center is very customizable and can do more than just calculate grades. A new option was released for Fall 2018 in the grade center to sync a final letter grade from Blackboard to SiS. 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. Bring your own device if possible.
Managing your On-Campus Blackboard Course
Jan 10
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: TBA, TBA, Room TBA
Presenter(s): Mac Wishart & Melanie Maxham - Academic Technology
More Details
This workshop will focus on how to effectively manage your On-Campus Blackboard course. We will cover a range of topics from principles of good course design to settings, options, and tools. Participants will learn about best practices for organizing course content, setting up groups, adaptive release, ways to communicate with students and controlling your available course tools. We will also cover how to simplify the grade center, upload multiple files, accommodations for a quiz and embedding videos. Participants should have an On-Campus Blackboard course with content or a new course template to use during the hands-on portion of the workshop.
Faculty Conversations
Feb 22
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: University Crossing, University Crossing, Room 255
Presenter(s):
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Faculty Conversations is a new program for the 2018-2019 academic year to increase engagement among faculty and across faculty, staff and administrators about topics important to the success of our faculty. The offices of the Provost and Research and Innovation are partnering to develop a series of conversation that span the work that we do as professors.