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Online Instructor Webinar Series


In addition to formal training session, eLearning Training and Instructional Design staff conduct online webinar workshops focusing on instruction, technology and tools within Blackboard Learn.  In each of these sessions, your facilitator will provide an overview of the topic, best practices and tools available to create or facilitate. Interested individuals can register for the workshop via the weblinks provided.

WORKSHOPS FOR FALL 2017


Rubrics Cube: Using Rubrics for Expectations, Standards and Assessment

A rubric is a method of providing feedback where criteria of expectations are matched with expected levels of quality or means to mastery of content and / or topic. Mostly commonly displayed in a table or grid format, participants can match criteria with the level of expected quality. The use of rubrics also provides feedback to participants individually on their performance while provide class-wide level set of expectations.

November 7th, 2017, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Click 
Rubrics Cube: Using Rubrics for Expectations, Standards and Assessment to register.


Presenter(s):
Kyle Stephanie Kraus, Technology Training Specialist


Basic Overview of Blackboard: Navigation, Functions & Tools

The Grade Center in Blackboard, much like a traditional paper grade book, helps instructors organize and manage student submissions and evaluate performance. But unlike the traditional counterpart, the Grade Center has a broad range of features and automated options to help with overall course management.

In this workshop, we will present a basic overview of features, and functionalities within the Grade Center. Beyond basic navigation of the Grade Center, we will explore automated grade calculations, student-submission tracking, monitoring student progress, creating categories and smart views.

This presentation is directed to instructors and content developers using the Blackboard Learn, learning management system.


November 8th, 2017, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Click Basic Overview of Blackboard: Navigation, Functions & Tools
to register.


Presenter(s):
Kyle Stephanie Kraus, Technology Training Specialist






Welcome to Echo 360 PCAP - Lecture Capture for Online Instructors

You’ve requested to use Echo 360 Personal Lecture Capture in your online course, now what? In this webinar, the facilitator will walk you through the basic steps from recording your presentation or lecture to uploading and viewing videos in your Blackboard course. Along the way, you’ll learn some tips and advice on using Echo, as well best practices for recording course multimedia. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/UMass_Echo 

November 14th, 2017, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Click Welcome to Echo 360 PCAP - Lecture Capture for Online Instructors to register.


Presenter(s):
Marisha Marks, Instructional Designer


Constructing Your Course: Creating, Uploading, Editing & Deleting Content

This webinar session focuses on the Build Content function within Blackboard Learn. We will cover all of the tools and features needed to develop your course layout and structure. Next, we will go over how to create, upload, delete and edit content in your course. At the end of the session, participants will know the basics of creating the unit or weekly folder structure and how to add content to their course.

November 15th, 2017, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Click Constructing Your Course: Creating, Uploading, Editing & Deleting Content to register.

Presenter(s):
Kyle Stephanie Kraus, Technology Training Specialist



Communication in Online Education: Best Practice and Tools in Blackboard Learn

This webinar session focuses on the Build Content function within Blackboard Learn. We will cover all of the tools and features needed to develop your course layout and structure. Next, we will go over how to create, upload, delete and edit content in your course. At the end of the session, participants will know the basics of creating the unit or weekly folder structure and how to add content to their course.


November 22nd, 2017, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Click Communication in Online Education: Best Practice and Tools in Blackboard Learn to register.


Presenter(s):
Kyle Stephanie Kraus, Technology Training Specialist



Creating Discussions and Assignments in Blackboard Learn

This webinar session focuses on the Build Content function within Blackboard Learn. We will cover all of the tools and features needed to develop your course layout and structure. Next, we will go over how to create, upload, delete and edit content in your course. At the end of the session, participants will know the basics of creating the unit or weekly folder structure and how to add content to their course.


November 29th, 2017, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Click Creating Discussions and Assignments in Blackboard Learn to register.


Presenter(s):
Kyle Stephanie Kraus, Technology Training Specialist


Synchronous Tools for Online - Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is a powerful synchronous conferencing tool built into Blackboard Learn. It can be used for holding individual office hours, leading collaborative group sessions, and presenting live lectures - all with Interactive text chat and (optional) audio and video. During the workshop, we will present basic features and functionalities of the Blackboard Collaborate tool. Afterwards, we’ll move to a practice area, to experience the interactive functionality.


November 28th, 2017, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Click Synchronous Tools for Online - Blackboard Collaborate to register.


Presenter(s):
Kyle Stephanie Kraus, Technology Training Specialist