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Upcoming Faculty Events

Upcoming faculty events for the University Teaching & Learning Center.

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Blackboard in 45 minutes

This workshop covers the best that Blackboard has to offer. From uploading course materials to engaging a discussion board to grading student assignments, participants will watch step-by-step demonstrations and explore diverse ways faculty use Blackboard at GW.

Date and Time:
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Location: Online
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Technology for Teaching and Learning
Event Type: Faculty
Blackboard in 45 minutes

This workshop covers the best that Blackboard has to offer. From uploading course materials to engaging a discussion board to grading student assignments, participants will watch step-by-step demonstrations and explore diverse ways faculty use Blackboard at GW.

Date and Time:
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm
Location: Gelman Library, B05 (ITL Computer Lab)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Technology for Teaching and Learning
Event Type: Faculty
Blackboard in 45 minutes

This workshop covers the best that Blackboard has to offer. From uploading course materials to engaging a discussion board to grading student assignments, participants will watch step-by-step demonstrations and explore diverse ways faculty use Blackboard at GW.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm
Location: Online
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Technology for Teaching and Learning
Event Type: Faculty
Tools for Creating Online Lectures

This workshop will cover the basics of online lecture creation using PowerPoint narration, iSpring, and Echo Personal Capture as tools to bring audio, video, and screen captures to lectures.

Date and Time:
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, B05 (ITL Computer Lab)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Technology for Teaching and Learning
Event Type: Faculty
Blackboard: Assignments and Tests

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.

Date and Time:
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, B05 (ITL Computer Lab)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Assessing Student Learning
Event Type: Faculty
Using Rubrics in Blackboard

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.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, B05 (ITL Computer Lab)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Assessing Student Learning
Event Type: Faculty
Blackboard Grade Center

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and practice adding columns and categories, entering grades, and monitoring student progress.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, B05 (ITL Computer Lab)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Assessing Student Learning
Event Type: Faculty
Facilitating Meaningful & Engaging Discussions

We’ll tackle discussion protocols, tips for broadening student participation, how to keep discussions on track, whether/how to grade discussion, and more.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Teaching for Engagement
Event Type: Faculty
Student Response Systems

The TurningPoint Audience Response System can engage students and give you real-time feedback on comprehension during class. This workshop will cover the basic features of TurningPoint, including creating questions, conducting polling, and saving results.

Date and Time:
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, B05 (ITL Computer Lab)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Technology for Teaching and Learning
Event Type: Faculty
Blackboard in 45 minutes

This workshop covers the best that Blackboard has to offer. From uploading course materials to engaging a discussion board to grading student assignments, participants will watch step-by-step demonstrations and explore diverse ways faculty use Blackboard at GW.

Date and Time:
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Location: Online
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Technology for Teaching and Learning
Event Type: Faculty
Getting started with Voicethread

VoiceThread is a web-based application that allows users to share and have conversations around media. Participants will learn how to integrate VoiceThread into their Blackboard course and how to create, comment and share content on VoiceThread.

Date and Time:
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, B05 (ITL Computer Lab)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Technology for Teaching and Learning
Event Type: Faculty
Powering Up with Transparent Assignment Design

During this session, you’ll engage with peers to evaluate samples and then review and re-fashion one of your own assignments.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Online
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Teaching for Engagement
Event Type: Faculty
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.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, B05 (ITL Computer Lab)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Technology for Teaching and Learning
Event Type: Faculty
Blackboard: Blogs, Wikis and Discussions

Participants will explore the creation and management of student blogs and private journals as well as group wikis in Blackboard. From informal inquiries to graded topical interactions, we will explore the diverse ways in which you can enhance the student experience outside of the traditional classroom through Blackboard Discussion Boards.

Date and Time:
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Online
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Technology for Teaching and Learning
Event Type: Faculty
Workshop

Explore best practices for making your course materials accessible and inclusive to all students.

Date and Time:
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, B05 (ITL Computer Lab)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Technology for Teaching and Learning
Event Type: Faculty

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