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UO: Upcoming Blackboard Workshops

Technology Trainings September 2010

Introduction for New UsersBasic ReviewTests and SurveysAssignments and Safe AssignDiscussion Board and BlogsGrade Center


Blackboard: Introduction for New Users
Date: Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
Time: 10:00-11:00
Room: Proctor 41
Presenters: Nargas Oskui, Center for Media and Educational Technologies Consulting and Robert Voelker-Morris, Teaching Effectiveness Program

Are you new to the Blackboard system? Join Scholarly Communications and Instructional Support and Teaching Effectiveness Program for an introduction to the Blackboard system. In this session you will learn about the basics of accessing and developing your course sites. Additionally, there will be an open time to receive hands-on help accessing and navigating the interface.


Blackboard: Basic Review
Date: Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
Time: 10:00-11:00
Room: Proctor 41
Presenters: Nargas Oskui, Center for Media and Educational Technologies Consulting and Robert Voelker-Morris, Teaching Effectiveness Program

Do you need a refresher to the Blackboard system? Join Scholarly Communications and Instructional Support and Teaching Effectiveness Program for a general overview to the Blackboard system. In this session you will learn about the basics of accessing and developing your course sites.


Blackboard: Tests and Surveys
Date: Monday, September 20th, 2010
Time: 10:00-11:00
Room: Proctor 41
Presenters: Robert Voelker-Morris, Teaching Effectiveness Program and Nargas Oskui, Center for Media and Educational Technologies Consulting

Want to learn more about how the Blackboard system can help manage and organize testing and surveying for your course? Join The Teaching Effectiveness Program and Scholarly Communications and Instructional Support for an introduction to the various tools Blackboard offers instructors to set up tests, quizzes, and anonymous surveys.


Blackboard: Assignments and Safe Assign
Date: Tuesday, September 21st, 2010
Time: 10:00-11:00
Room: Proctor 41
Presenters: Robert Voelker-Morris, Teaching Effectiveness Program, Elly Vandegrift, Teaching Effectiveness Program, and Nargas Oskui, Center for Media and Educational Technologies Consulting

Want to learn more about how the Blackboard system can help manage and organize your course assignments? Join The Teaching Effectiveness Program and Scholarly Communications and Instructional Support for an introduction to the various tools Blackboard offers instructors to set up assignments for direct student submissions through the Blackboard system. Additionally, we will cover the basics of using the anti-plagiarism essay submission application Safe Assign.


Blackboard: Discussion Board and Blogs
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
Time: 10:00-11:00
Room: Proctor 41
Presenter: Robert Voelker-Morris, Teaching Effectiveness Program

Looking for new ways to engage student participation? Learn more about using the Blackboard Discussion Board and blog features to set up class discussions. The Teaching Effectiveness Program and Scholarly Communications and Instructional Support will offer a session to learn about setting up your Discussion Boards and course blogs. We will also explore the pedagogical benefits and challenges of moving class participation into the online environment.


Blackboard: Grade Center
Date: Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
Time: 10:00-11:00
Room: Proctor 41
Presenters: Nargas Oskui, Center for Media and Educational Technologies Consulting and Robert Voelker-Morris, Teaching Effectiveness Program

Want an easy way to manage and post student grades? Learn more about using the Blackboard Grade Center feature to set up your course grades. The Teaching Effectiveness Program and Scholarly Communications and Instructional Support will offer a hands-on lab for setting up your Grade Center and best practices for utilizing this feature.


To register, contact Robert Voelker-Morris (rmorris1@uoregon.edu)