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Educational Technology Tools

We offer workshops and training sessions to get you started with Educational Technology tools including Blackboard Learn, Collaborate, Lecture Recording, and NearPod. The Timely Educational Technology Training series offers weekly opportunities for questions or hands-on assistance.

    Timely Tech Trainings: Blackboard Learn
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 9/20/2017
    Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
    Location: Scott 405
    (Register for this workshop)
    Blackboard Learn is the course management system of the entire Jefferson campus. Explore the basic tools used to build a course in Blackboard Learn. This session is recommended for all faculty and organizational leaders new to Blackboard.

    Timely Tech Trainings: NearPod
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 9/20/2017
    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
    Location: Scott 405
    (Register for this workshop)

    This session will explore NearPod, an Audience Response System that allows you to easily upload an existing PowerPoint presentation and add activities slides (polls, quizzes, drawings). The presenter dashboard is web-based and no special software needs to be installed.

    Timely Tech Trainings: Collaborate
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 9/20/2017
    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Location: Scott 405
    (Register for this workshop)

    Collaborate is Blackboard’s virtual learning environment for courses, office hours, or conference calls. With a variety of audio and video communication tools, faculty and learners easily can join a session from almost any device with a wireless connection. Learn how to share content, demo an application or collaborate in real-time. Faculty can also establish virtual breakout rooms for learners to engage in small groups.

    Timely Tech Trainings: Lecture Recording
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 9/20/2017
    Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    Location: Scott 405
    (Register for this workshop)

    The CTL offers a variety of tools to create instructor-recorded video content ranging from complex interactive learning modules to simple voice-over narrations. This session will demonstrate the various tools and techniques for recording and sharing video content.

    Identifying Misconceptions: Tools for Checking Student Understanding in Blackboard
    Instructors: Sherri Place, MS; May Truong-Merritt, MS
    Date: 9/20/2017
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Location: Virtual
    (Register for this workshop)

    How do you know students are getting it? How do students know they’re getting it? Tools such as polls and quizzes can help instructors identify misconceptions or areas where students may need more support to master a concept or skill. In this session, we’ll explore a range of tools including Blackboard Tests, student response systems, and reflective journals.

    At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
    1) Identify at least one tool that provides students a way to “check-in”
    2) Develop a strategy for incorporating one tool in your course
    3) Create a short activity that incorporates one tool for checking student comprehension

    Access the course at https://philau.zoom.us/j/742598285.

    Timely Tech Trainings: iCE (interactive Curricula Experience)
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 9/27/2017
    Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
    Location: Scott 405
    (Register for this workshop)

    A web-based platform and iPad app, iCE delivers faculty-generated content directly to students’ iPads, laptops or desktops for a connected learning experience. Faculty wishing to learn more or to adopt this interactive technology for storing, sharing and organizing instructional content must attend one of the iCE workshops.

    Timely Tech Trainings: Blackboard Learn
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 9/27/2017
    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
    Location: Scott 405
    (Register for this workshop)

    Blackboard Learn is the course management system of the entire Jefferson campus. Explore the basic tools used to build a course in Blackboard Learn. This session is recommended for all faculty and organizational leaders new to Blackboard.

    Timely Tech Trainings: NearPod
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 9/27/2017
    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Location: Scott 405
    (Register for this workshop)

    This session will explore NearPod, an Audience Response System that allows you to easily upload an existing PowerPoint presentation and add activities slides (polls, quizzes, drawings). The presenter dashboard is web-based and no special software needs to be installed.

    Timely Tech Trainings: Collaborate
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 9/27/2017
    Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    Location: Scott 405
    (Register for this workshop)

    Collaborate is Blackboard’s virtual learning environment for courses, office hours, or conference calls. With a variety of audio and video communication tools, faculty and learners easily can join a session from almost any device with a wireless connection. Learn how to share content, demo an application or collaborate in real-time. Faculty can also establish virtual breakout rooms for learners to engage in small groups.

    Blackboard Learn: Grade Center
    Instructor: Kathleen Day, MS
    Date: 11/7/2017
    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Location: SML 307
    (Register for this workshop)

    Do you write exactly 50 test questions so they can each be worth 2 points? Does the Blackboard Grade Center make you uncomfortable? Attend this workshop to improve your comfort level and learn a few new features that have the potential to save you lots of time. Topics include:
    • Overview of the Grade Center
    • Create calculated/weighted columns
    • How to exempt grades
    • How to automatically re-grade an exam
    • How to use Grade Schema to report letter grades