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Events Archive

Workshop

This session will focus on how to conduct your first Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project: how to try something new in the classroom and collect information to determine if it improved students' learning.  We will briefly review the five steps of a SoTL project--generating a research question, designing a study, collecting data, analyzing data and presenting your project--hear tips from faculty who have done SoTL projects, and receive feedback on ideas for our own SoTL research.

Date and Time:
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Join the Instructional Technology Lab to learn about Blackboard Collaborate Ultra! Come discover the essentials of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, the new version of the synchronous virtual classroom tool, beginning with a general geography of the new and improved user interface and ending with a practice session. Participants will leave the workshop with hands-on experience in features such as text and voice chat, PowerPoint slideshow delivery, and desktop sharing.

Please register here.

Date and Time:
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room B05a (Instructional Technology Lab)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Getting Started with Technology Workshop Series
Event Type: Faculty
Testing in Blackboard

Join the Instructional Technology Lab to learn about testing via Blackboard! This workshop will cover the basics of administering a test in Blackboard such as test creation and best practices.

Please register here.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room B05a (Instructional Technology Lab)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Assessing Students Workshop Series
Event Type: Faculty
Blackboard Grade Center

Join the Instructional Technology Lab to learn about Grade Center in Blackboard! Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and practice adding columns and categories, entering grades, and monitoring student progress. You will also learn how to create smart views that will create a shortcut on your course menu to a selected group of columns. Finally, you will learn how to create calculated columns, reports, and export your grades to Excel. 

Please register here.

Date and Time:
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room B05a (Instructional Technology Lab)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Assessing Students Workshop Series
Event Type: Faculty
When Students’ Experiences in the Community Lead to Politics in the Classroom

There have been a number of concerning conversations lately about politics in the college classroom. Meaningful efforts to prepare students to be active citizens in a diverse democracy are hollow if faculty are not comfortable facilitating classroom conversations in which students express political beliefs. Jordan Potash will get our conversation started by describing his experiences applying cross-cultural engagement techniques to cross-political classroom conversations. 

The Nashman Center's Conversations on Community-Engaged Scholarship at GW are designed for a faculty audience but are open to all, including students, staff, and members of the community. 

Date and Time:
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 9:45am to 10:45am
Location: Gelman Library, 101 (National Churchill Library & Center)
Event Format: Other
Event Type: Faculty
Blackboard Assignments and Test

Join the Instructional Technology Lab to learn about assignments and tests in Blackboard! Blackboard offers a variety of ways to assess your students. This 60-minute workshop will primarily cover how to create assignments and develop tests that make the best of both your time and your students efforts. Participants will also discuss test settings and how they impact the student experience of taking a test online.

Please register here.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room B05a (Instructional Technology Lab)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Assessing Students Workshop Series
Event Type: Faculty
Faculty Coffee on Disinformation, Rumors & Bots

Public digital trace data, such as social media data, provide the opportunity to study the spread of rumors, the use of disinformation, and the role of social bots. You are invited to join other GW faculty and researchers to informally share your interest and/or work in this area, as well as discuss opportunities to collaborate with colleagues. The event is primarily for faculty and fellows; however, you are welcome to invite students as you feel appropriate.

No RSVP is required. Coffee, soda, and cookies will be provided. Feel free to bring a lunch. 

Date and Time:
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, room B05 (the lounge)
Event Format: Salon
Event Type: Faculty
Using Rubrics in Blackboard

Join the Instructional Technology Lab to learn about Blackboard! Have you ever had students wondering why they got a certain grade on their assignment, or what their grade was made of? Consider using Blackboard rubrics. A Blackboard rubric lists evaluation criteria for a graded activity. Rubrics can help students organize their efforts to meet the requirements of an assignment. Instructors can use rubrics to assess the students consistently against a set of criteria, and to explain their evaluations to students. This workshop will cover the basics of Blackboard rubrics. Participants will learn how to create a rubric, associate it to a graded activity and effortlessly grade using an interactive rubric.

Please register here.

Date and Time:
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room B05a (Instructional Technology Lab)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Assessing Students Workshop Series
Event Type: Faculty
Blackboard Administering Tests

Join the Instructional Technology Lab to learn about administering tests via Blackboard! Participants will go over test questions creation,  and tests settings options available when giving a test on Blackboard. Participants will have the opportunity to submit a test as a student and view the results from an instructor's perspective.

Please register here.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Location: Gelman Library, Room B05a (Instructional Technology Lab)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Assessing Students Workshop Series
Event Type: Faculty
Tuning up for Tenure

Demonstrating the value of your contributions to a research field is a fundamental part of building your case for promotion and tenure. This session will present tools and strategies for tracking the influence and readership of your work, as well as describing your scholarly contributions in concrete, numerical terms with conventional and alternative metrics. We’ll also discuss ways to increase discovery and citation of your published work.

This workshop will be available to the GW community in real time and via WebEx. Attend via WebEx by clicking here. 

 

Date and Time:
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219 & Online
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Protecting & Promoting Your Scholarship Workshop Series
Event Type: Faculty
Public Dissemination of Student Scholarship: Opportunities and Examples

One of the standards of Community-Engaged Scholarship courses is that the public benefits from students' scholarly work. This month's conversation features a variety of approaches used by GW faculty to disseminate student scholarship to the public. These include online platforms for sharing collected data, live-streaming webinar presentations, advocacy letter-writing, as well as traditional reports and symposium presentations. How might your students' work provide greater community benefit if shared to broader audiences?

The Nashman Center's Conversations on Community-Engaged Scholarship at GW are designed for a faculty audience but are open to all, including students, staff, and members of the community. 

Date and Time:
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 9:45am to 10:45am
Location: Gelman Library, 101 (National Churchill Library & Center)
Event Format: Other
Event Type: Faculty
Testing in Blackboard

Join the Instructional Technology Lab to learn about testing via Blackboard! This workshop will cover the basics of administering a test in Blackboard such as test creation and best practices.

Please register here.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room B05a (Instructional Technology Lab)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Assessing Students Workshop Series
Event Type: Faculty
Using Rubrics in Blackboard

Join the Instructional Technology Lab to learn about Blackboard! Have you ever had students wondering why they got a certain grade on their assignment, or what their grade was made of? Consider using Blackboard rubrics. A Blackboard rubric lists evaluation criteria for a graded activity. Rubrics can help students organize their efforts to meet the requirements of an assignment. Instructors can use rubrics to assess the students consistently against a set of criteria, and to explain their evaluations to students. This workshop will cover the basics of Blackboard rubrics. Participants will learn how to create a rubric, associate it to a graded activity and effortlessly grade using an interactive rubric.

Please register here.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room B05a (Instructional Technology Lab)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Assessing Students Workshop Series
Event Type: Faculty
Blackboard Grade Center

Join the Instructional Technology Lab to learn about Grade Center in Blackboard! Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and practice adding columns and categories, entering grades, and monitoring student progress. You will also learn how to create smart views that will create a shortcut on your course menu to a selected group of columns. Finally, you will learn how to create calculated columns, reports, and export your grades to Excel. 

Please register here.

Date and Time:
Monday, March 26, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room B05a (Instructional Technology Lab)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Assessing Students Workshop Series
Event Type: Faculty
Blackboard Assignments and Test

Join the Instructional Technology Lab to learn about assignments and tests in Blackboard! Blackboard offers a variety of ways to assess your students. This 60-minute workshop will primarily cover how to create assignments and develop tests that make the best of both your time and your students efforts. Participants will also discuss test settings and how they impact the student experience of taking a test online.

Please register here.

Date and Time:
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room B05a (Instructional Technology Lab)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Assessing Students Workshop Series
Event Type: Faculty

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