Workshops & Seminars

Schedule

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Class Descriptions

INTRODUCTION TO BLACKBOARD

Learn the basics of Blackboard: navigation, customization, uploading and creating new content, adding media, creating web links and setting up and managing groups.

WHAT’S NEW IN BLACKBOARD SP14

Review the enhancements and new features of Blackboard Service Pack 14: achievements, improved accessibility tools, calendar, test and survey options and more.

BLACKBOARD ASSIGNMENT FUNCTION vs. TURNITIN BLACKBOARD and INLINE GRADING

Blackboard’s improved “inline” display makes viewing and grading uploaded assignments fast and simple directly from your browser. Learn to use this function and associated annotation tools.
This presentation will also compare features: editing and feedback, grading, originality, peer mark.

BLACKBOARD GRADE CENTER

Setting up grade columns, calculated columns and categories, using categories to weight grades and drop lowest grade, managing external grades. Equal weighting vs. proportional weighting, total vs. running total, organizing columns and smart views.

BLACKBOARD WEIGHTS AND CATEGORIES

Confused by categories?  Weights dragging you down?  We’ll explain it all language you can understand.  This hour-long course discusses BB gradebook calculations, columns, conditions, dropping the lowest grade, proportional and equal weighting, running totals and best practices.

BLACKBOARD ASSESSMENTS

A comprehensive look at Blackboard quiz, test and survey options and settings: time restrictions, feedback, question formats, grading, resetting attempts, and advanced deployment settings.

INTERACTIVE TOOLS IN BLACKBOARD

This tour of Blackboard interactive tools explores and compares the Blog, Wiki and Journal features from Campus Pack and Blackboard.

BLACKBOARD DISCUSSION BOARDS

Exploring options for setting up, sharing and evaluating discussion forums and threads.

BLACKBOARD RUBRICS

How to create and use the rubrics tool to assess assignments in Blackboard.

BLACKBOARD ORGANIZATIONAL TOOLS

Tips, tricks, settings and shortcuts to simplify course navigation and administration. In this hands-on session, you’ll configure general course settings, personalization and privacy, notifications, teaching style and views.

BLACKBOARD COURSE COPY AND ENROLLMENT MERGE

Copying material from one course site to another, merging enrollments from multiple courses into one.

USING TURNITIN TO ASSESS STUDENT POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS

Learn how to submit and accept student presentations in Word and PowerPoint (new). See how the TurnItIn rubric can be used live for immediate feedback and grading while students present.

ANNOTATION TOOLS FOR TOUCH SCREEN MONITORS

An annotation primer for PowerPoint, Tegrity and OneNote. This presentation will discuss the use of annotation tools in the classroom and for use when recording learning objects and lectures.

ADOBE ACROBAT PROFESSIONAL

Get acquainted with Adobe Professional editing tools:  Markups, menus, importing and exporting, combining files, sharing, printing.

COLLABORATION OPTIONS

(Collaborate, Hangouts, Others)
An investigation of online collaboration options: Collaborate, Google Hangouts, WebEx and others.

ONLINE PHOTO EDITORS

Introduction to free, online photo editing software for improving photos and adding effects.

AUDACITY

Introduction to Audacity, a free audio editing program for recording and editing audio recordings and ideal for recording audio narrations for learning objects.

VIDEO EDITING WITH MICROSOFT MOVIE MAKER

Introduction to editing video and creating slide shows using Microsoft’s free Movie Maker program.

EFFECTIVE DESIGN FOR PRESENTATION SOFTWARE

Tips and tricks for effective communication using presentation software such as PowerPoint and Keynote. Topics include using typefaces and color, information organization and amount, and the importance of using visuals.

USING CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY AT NORTHEASTERN

Equipment demonstration and hands-on practice in a mock Northeastern classroom configuration

TEGRITY

Learn the basics of Tegrity Lecture Capture to make your classes available to anyone at any time. This introductory course focuses on installation and setup, basic recording and editing, uploading and sharing.

BLACKBOARD COLLABORATE WEB CONFERENCING

Collaborate essentials for faculty and staff.  Walk through the Blackboard web conferencing tool to configure audio and video, set up session and participant permissions, and use built-in polls, whiteboard and content sharing.

HOW TO: ITUNES U

Make audio and video content available to students with iTunesU: Discussion and demo of private publishing through Blackboard and podcast subscriptions.

TURNING POINT CLICKERS/RESPONSE WARE

This crash course in Classroom Response will show you how to create questions and quizzes with ResponseWare and PowerPoint.

DIGICATION

A quick tour of the Digication E-portfolio interface and tools. Create new folios, manage users and groups, and create assignments and rubrics.

INTRODUCTION TO STORYLINE

This course will show you the basics of using storyline:  importing PowerPoint slides to use as a base for your presentation, adding new slides, adding and editing text and images, recording audio narration, embedding YouTube videos or other audio or video, setting up basic quizzing slides, and publishing to Blackboard for gradebook integration.

ADVANCED STORYLINE

This course builds on the Introduction to Storyline class, exploring features that help you create a more polished and interactive presentation. We’ll cover using master slides to take more control over the theme of the show, adding effects and transitions, advanced quizzing slides to create image-based drag and drop and other interactions, creating software screencasts and simulations, configuring the player settings to customize the student user interface.

CREATING SIMULATIONS AND SCENARIO-BASED LEARNING

Learn to use built-in characters and branching scenarios in Captivate or Articulate to help your students apply course concepts to real-world situations. Whether you’d like to build individual scenario-based assessment questions and send the scores to Blackboard or create a series of linked scenarios for your students to navigate in a low-stakes activity, learn how to use tools that make it easy.

CREATING DIGITAL LEARNING OBJECTS

Join us for an overview of applications that you can use to move course content on-line. The applications we will discuss are: Articulate Storyline, SoftChalk, Captivate and Adobe Presenter.

ADOBE PRESENTER

Get started with Presenter for professional, interactive presentations. Learn about the PowerPoint add-in tools for lecture and screen capture, synchronize audio and video, and practice using animations and annotations for decision slides, demos and quizzing.

SOFTCHALK

This course will show you the basics of using SoftChalk: starting a project, adding image and text, styling content and customizing the student menu, adding interactions such as slideshows, matching games, and quizzing functions, and publishing to Blackboard for gradebook integration. If you need to get content online quickly, SoftChalk is the software for you.

USING A STUDENT RESPONSE SYSTEM

This crash course in Classroom Response will show you how to create questions and quizzes with PowerPoint and run them in the classroom.