SHSU Online Faculty Development Opportunities for July 2016

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July is here, and so is a helpful list of SHSU Online faculty development opportunities!

  1. Go fully online and earn your Teaching Online with Blackboard or Multimedia Master Certifications by enrolling in one of our two online development options.
  2. Attend one of the face-to-face how-to sessions.
  3. Sign up for one-on-one sessions.  These sessions can be 5 minutes to an hour and can take place in your office, ours, over the phone and online.  Use the same link to sign up for face-to-face or one-on-one sessions. Just select a topic or come up with one of your own and we’ll do it!

Visit the SHSU Online Faculty Development How-to Session page to sign up for the following courses:

Fully Online Sessions (see below for full session descriptions)

  • Multimedia in Blackboard Courses [Self-Paced]
  • Teaching Online With Blackboard [Cohort 8] (Starts July 5th)

Main Campus Sessions (see below for full session descriptions)

  • 7/7/2016 – Blackboard Collaborate – The Ultra Experience 1pm
  • 7/20/2016 – ProctorFree Online Proctoring for Bb Exams & Quizzes – 1pm
  • 7/25/2016 – Kaltura: Lecture & Screen Capture in Blackboard 1pm

Woodlands Campus Sessions (see below for full session descriptions)

  • 7/19 – Blackboard & More – By Request 4pm TWC 209

Visit the SHSU Online Faculty Development How-to Session page to sign up

Development Session Descriptions

Multimedia in Blackboard Courses: This fully-online certification course provides the Blackboard instructor with the knowledge and skills in both the acquisition and implementation of multimedia for online/face-to-face and hybrid courses. Technologies and best practices are examined in the context of student engagement and success.

Participants can choose to complete all module activities for this course and receive a Multimedia Certification or just complete any of the modules that interests them, a la carte.

Teaching Online with Blackboard: A fully-online cohort based training option for faculty wishing to improve their online teaching skills. The certification consists of four courses aimed at preparing an instructor to master the online teaching environment through Blackboard. Courses included within this series comprise the following:

  • Course Building: 2-week course that will equip online instructors with building and sharing content in their online courses.
  • Communication: 2-week course that will cover tools of communication, as well as applicable communication strategies for online course management.
  • Assessment: 2-week course that introduces participants to how to get started assessing their student’s learning in an online class.
  • Teaching Online– Strategies for Success: 2-Week course that presents participants with the opportunity to explore best practices for creating engaging and effective online learning environments.

Blackboard Collaborate – The Ultra Experience: Synchronous collaboration in Blackboard just got a whole lot easier. Introducing Blackboard Collaborate – The Ultra Experience. In real-time, share audio, video, chat, files, whiteboard and software applications on your computer with your classmates and instructor.  No java plugin needed!  Collaborate Ultra runs inside your Internet browser! Session lasts approximately 60 minutes.

ProctorFree – Online Proctoring for Blackboard Exams: This one hour session covers how to use ProctorFree for your online exams & quizzes in Blackboard. ProctorFree is an on-demand, automated online proctoring service that deters cheating in an online testing environment. Using bio-metric and machine learning technologies, ProctorFree has eliminated the need for a human proctor during testing. This innovative technology creates a convenient testing option for distance education students and increases the credibility of online certificates and degrees for higher education institutions.

Kaltura – Lecture Capture in Blackboard: Adding video to our Blackboard course just became easier!  This 60-90 minute session covers how to add video to your Blackboard course using the Kaltura Mashup tool.  Attendees will learn how to record and upload video from their webcam as well as capture what is on their own computer screen (PowerPoints etc.).

Blackboard & More – By Request: This one hour session is scheduled for SHSU Blackboard instructors who can’t quite make it to Huntsville. An SHSU Online Blackboard export will be at the Woodlands Campus to help answer questions, provide solutions, demonstrations and more around Blackboard and interfacing software applications.

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Blackboard Tip – Find Courses Quickly by Customizing the “My Courses” Module

waldo_coursesIf you’ve been teaching with the Blackboard LMS for any length of time, you will know how annoying it can be to find your courses quickly when you take a look at your “My Courses” module upon logging in.  Finding your current semester course can be like a game of Where’s Waldo if you aren’t careful.

It doesn’t have to be that way! Did you know that you can streamline the “My Courses” module by sorting how the courses are arranged and limiting the amount of courses that are displayed?

Getting to the Personalize: My Courses page:

  • Place your mouse over the top right hand corner of the My Courses module header and click the gear bb_gear that appears.
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Customization Options:

You will be able to change the following options to streamline how your My Courses module appears:

  • Group By Term: Selecting this will allow you to organize your courses by term.
    • Show Term: Selecting this checkbox will show the term.
    • Expand Term: Selecting this checkbox will expand the term when displayed (Note: in the image below Summer 1 2016 S1 Online is checked and No Term Assigned is not.
  • Reorder: Click the reorder_arrowsicon to reorder your courses.  Drag the move_arrows icon to bring your courses to their new spot.
  • Course Name: Deselecting this checkbox will hide the course.
  • Course ID: This checkbox (when selected) allows for the display of the Course ID before the course name.
  • Instructors: This checkbox (when selected) will display all of the instructors for the course.
  • Announcements: This checkbox (when selected) will show course-specific announcements below the course name.
  • Tasks: When this checkbox is selected, course-specific tasks will appear below the course name.

My Courses (Customized) Preview
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*Note: You can also link to courses you teach in other Learning Management Systems by placing the Course Name and URL in the Course # Name and URL boxes that display at the bottom of the Personalize: My Courses page.

SHSU Online Offers New Multimedia Certification for Blackboard Faculty

course_screenshotWe are proud to announce a new certification option for Blackboard faculty at SHSU.  Participants who complete the Multimedia in Blackboard Courses fully-online faculty development course will receive the “Multimedia Master” certification.

This fully-online certification course provides the Blackboard instructor with the knowledge and skills in both the acquisition and implementation of multimedia for online/face-to-face and hybrid courses. Technologies and best practices are examined in the context of student engagement and success.

Specifically course participants will cover:

  • Finding, placing and crediting images in Blackboard courses.
  • Finding and placing YouTube videos in Blackboard courses.
  • Finding and placing NBC Learn content in Blackboard courses.
  • Using Kaltura CaptureSpace Lite to place audio, video and screen captures in your Blackboard course.
  • Adding interactive video quizzes to your Blackboard course using Kaltura.
  • Best practices around using multimedia in your Blackboard course.

The course will begin on June 1st and is a self-paced course, though we encourage you to interact with those colleagues who are in the course with you. Visit the SHSU Online Faculty Development How-to Session page to sign up.

Course content is found in each module in a sequential format using a Blackboard Learning Unit/Module tool.  Course content opens in new tabs for easier reading.  At the end of each learning unit, participants will have the opportunity to download module contents via a PDF file link.

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Course activities can be found within each module of the course.  Activities take place as a student in the Multimedia in Blackboard Courses course and as in instructor in the Multimedia Practice course that you will be added to upon enrollment.  Total time investment: 10-12 hours.

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Take a look  at the Multimedia in Blackboard Courses syllabus for more information.

Visit the SHSU Online Faculty Development How-to Session page to sign up.

SHSU Online Faculty Development Opportunities for June 2016

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June is a great time to pursue upgrading your LMS technology acumen. SHSU Online has development opportunities that can help in this pursuit!

  1. Go fully online and earn your Multimedia Master Certification by enrolling in Multimedia in Blackboard Courses
  2. Attend one of the face-to-face how-to sessions.
  3. Sign up for one-on-one sessions.  These sessions can be 5 minutes to an hour and can take place in your office, ours, over the phone and online.  Use the same link to sign up for face-to-face or one-on-one sessions. Just select a topic or come up with one of your own and we’ll do it!

Visit the SHSU Online Faculty Development How-to Session page to sign up for the following courses:

Fully Online Sessions (see below for full session descriptions)

  • Multimedia in Blackboard Courses (Starts June 1st)

Main Campus Sessions (see below for full session descriptions)

  • 6/8/2016 – Blackboard Collaborate – The Ultra Experience 1pm
  • 6/20/2016 – ProctorFree Online Proctoring for Bb Exams & Quizzes – 1pm
  • 6/28/2016 – Kaltura: Lecture & Screen Capture in Blackboard 1pm

Woodlands Campus Sessions (see below for full session descriptions)

  • 6/21 – Blackboard & More – By Request 5pm TWC 209

Visit the SHSU Online Faculty Development How-to Session page to sign up

Development Session Descriptions

Multimedia in Blackboard Courses: This fully-online certification course provides the Blackboard instructor with the knowledge and skills in both the acquisition and implementation of multimedia for online/face-to-face and hybrid courses. Technologies and best practices are examined in the context of student engagement and success.

Participants can choose to complete all module activities for this course and receive a Multimedia Certification or just complete any of the modules that interests them, a la carte.

Blackboard Collaborate – The Ultra Experience: Synchronous collaboration in Blackboard just got a whole lot easier. Introducing Blackboard Collaborate – The Ultra Experience. In real-time, share audio, video, chat, files, whiteboard and software applications on your computer with your classmates and instructor.  No java plugin needed!  Collaborate Ultra runs inside your Internet browser! Session lasts approximately 60 minutes.

ProctorFree – Online Proctoring for Blackboard Exams: This one hour session covers how to use ProctorFree for your online exams & quizzes in Blackboard. ProctorFree is an on-demand, automated online proctoring service that deters cheating in an online testing environment. Using bio-metric and machine learning technologies, ProctorFree has eliminated the need for a human proctor during testing. This innovative technology creates a convenient testing option for distance education students and increases the credibility of online certificates and degrees for higher education institutions.

Kaltura – Lecture Capture in Blackboard: Adding video to our Blackboard course just became easier!  This 60-90 minute session covers how to add video to your Blackboard course using the Kaltura Mashup tool.  Attendees will learn how to record and upload video from their webcam as well as capture what is on their own computer screen (PowerPoints etc.).

Blackboard & More – By Request: This one hour session is scheduled for SHSU Blackboard instructors who can’t quite make it to Huntsville. An SHSU Online Blackboard export will be at the Woodlands Campus to help answer questions, provide solutions, demonstrations and more around Blackboard and interfacing software applications.

SHSU Online Faculty Development Opportunities for May 2016

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May 2016 can be a tightly packed time of the year, but SHSU Online has development opportunities to fit any schedule!

  1. Go fully online and earn your Effective Assessment Strategies and Practices certification.
  2. Attend one of the face-to-face how-to sessions at the MURFF or our Woodlands Campus.
  3. Sign up for one-on-one sessions.  These sessions can be 5 minutes to an hour and can take place in your office, ours, over the phone and online.  Use the same link to sign up for face-to-face or one-on-one sessions. Just select a topic or come up with one of your own and we’ll do it!

Visit the SHSU Online Faculty Development How-to Session page to sign up for the following courses:

Fully Online Sessions (see below for full session descriptions)

  • Effective Assessment Strategies & Practices (Starts May 9th)

Main Campus Sessions (see below for full session descriptions)

  • 5/12/2016 – Blackboard Collaborate – The Ultra Experience 10am MURFF 112
  • 5/17/2016 – ProctorFree Online Proctoring for Bb Exams & Quizzes – 10am MURFF 112
  • 5/18/2016 – Kaltura: Lecture & Screen Capture in Blackboard 1pm MURFF 112

Woodlands Campus Sessions (see below for full session descriptions)

  • 5/10 – Blackboard & More – By Request 5pm TWC 209
  • 5/24 – Blackboard & More – By Request 5pm TWC 209

Visit the SHSU Online Faculty Development How-to Session page to sign up

Development Session Descriptions

Effective Assessment Strategies & Practices: This three week online course takes an in-depth look at methods to increase success when it comes to evaluating students along with a look at the tools Blackboard employs to monitor, evaluate and report on student assessment. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: Hallmarks for Effective Assessment, Grade Center Basics, Best Practices for Effective Assessment, Grading Periods, Grade Columns, test Reliability and Validity and more.  Effective Assessment Strategies and Practices course attendees will receive a certification upon successful completion.

Blackboard Collaborate – The Ultra Experience: Synchronous collaboration in Blackboard just got a whole lot easier. Introducing Blackboard Collaborate – The Ultra Experience. In real-time, share audio, video, chat, files, whiteboard and software applications on your computer with your classmates and instructor.  No java plugin needed!  Collaborate Ultra runs inside your Internet browser! Session lasts approximately 60 minutes.

ProctorFree – Online Proctoring for Blackboard Exams: This one hour session covers how to use ProctorFree for your online exams & quizzes in Blackboard. ProctorFree is an on-demand, automated online proctoring service that deters cheating in an online testing environment. Using bio-metric and machine learning technologies, ProctorFree has eliminated the need for a human proctor during testing. This innovative technology creates a convenient testing option for distance education students and increases the credibility of online certificates and degrees for higher education institutions.

Kaltura – Lecture Capture in Blackboard: Adding video to our Blackboard course just became easier!  This 60-90 minute session covers how to add video to your Blackboard course using the Kaltura Mashup tool.  Attendees will learn how to record and upload video from their webcam as well as capture what is on their own computer screen (PowerPoints etc.).

Blackboard & More – By Request: This one hour session is scheduled for SHSU Blackboard instructors who can’t quite make it to Huntsville. An SHSU Online Blackboard export will be at the Woodlands Campus to help answer questions, provide solutions, demonstrations and more around Blackboard and interfacing software applications.

SHSU ONLINE APRIL 2016 FACULTY DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Bb Learn Rubrics Bb Quiz Generator Bb Collaborate Ultra Bb Discussions
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April 2016 has opportunities to learn how to assess and collaborate in ways you may not have imagined.  Here are a few examples of our April sessions:

  1. Learn how to show students what success looks like prior to assignment submission and provide more appropriate feedback when they do turn work in, with Blackboard Rubrics.
  2. Discover why your colleagues think that web conferencing in your Blackboard classes is a breeze with Collaborate Ultra.
  3. Find out how to quickly generate quizzes that you can import into your course with the Blackboard Quiz Generator.

Remember that you can also sign up for one-on-one sessions.  These sessions can be 5 minutes to an hour and can take place in your office, ours, over the phone and online.  Use the same link to sign up for face-to-face or one-on-one sessions.

Visit the SHSU Online Faculty Development How-to Session page to sign up for the following courses:

Main Campus Sessions (see below for full session descriptions)

  • 4/5/2016 – Blackboard Collaborate – The Ultra Experience 1pm MURFF 112
  • 4/7/2016 – Blackboard Learn: Rubrics – 1pm MURFF 112
  • 4/13/2016 – Blackboard Brown Bag: Collaborate the Ultra Experience 12pm MURFF 112
  • 4/18/2016 – Blackboard Discussion Forums 1pm MURFF 112
  • 04/20/2016 – Blackboard Learn Quiz Generator – Speed up Your Test Creation 1pm MURFF 112
  • 04/22/2016 – Blackboard Learn: Blogs Wikis & Journals, Oh My! 11am MURFF 112
  • 04/26/2016 – Blackboard Collaborate – the Ultra Experience 1pm MURFF 112

Woodlands Campus Sessions (see below for full session descriptions)

  • 4/12 – Blackboard & More – By Request 5pm TWC 209
  • 4/26 – Blackboard & More – By Request 5pm TWC 209

Visit the SHSU Online Faculty Development How-to Session page to sign up

Development Session Descriptions

Blackboard Collaborate – The Ultra Experience: Synchronous collaboration in Blackboard just got a whole lot easier. Introducing Blackboard Collaborate – The Ultra Experience. In real-time, share audio, video, chat, files, whiteboard and software applications on your computer with your classmates and instructor.  No java plugin needed!  Collaborate Ultra runs inside your Internet browser!

Blackboard Learn: Rubrics – Participants will learn how to use the rubric tool that lists evaluation criteria for an assignment, and provide a means to convey expectations to students for the quality of completed assignments.  This session lasts approximately 60 minutes.

Blackboard Discussion Forums: This 1 hour sessions covers the ins and outs of Blackboard Discussion forums.  Learn how to create, link, manage and grade discussions in Blackboard Learn.

Blackboard Learn Quiz Generator: This tool was developed to help you create quizzes for Blackboard. It allows you to type up the quiz offline in a program like Word or Notepad and not have to go through the trouble of making long quizzes via the Blackboard web interface.

Blackboard Learn: Blogs Wikis & Journals, Oh My! Using the latest and greatest web 2.0 collaborative tools seems like something you should do if only you knew when or how?  This 90 minute session goes over each tool and demonstrates some uses cases for when they should be used.

Blackboard & More – By Request: This one hour session is scheduled for SHSU Blackboard instructors who can’t quite make it to Huntsville. An SHSU Online Blackboard export will be at the Woodlands Campus to help answer questions, provide solutions, demonstrations and more around Blackboard and interfacing software applications.

 

SHSU Online March 2016 Faculty Development Opportunities

March 2016 brings with it some great opportunities for you to improve the Blackboard experience for yourselves and your students.

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Go Online

SHSU faculty can now sign up for the individual courses in the Teaching Online With Blackboard Certification Series. That way, if you only have the bandwidth to complete one or two courses in the cohort you can enroll in the others when we offer it again! Feel free to register for one or all of the following online offerings to work toward earning your certification:

  • Blackboard Learn: Assessment (Starts 3/14)
  • Teaching Online with Blackboard: Strategies for Success (Starts 3/28)

Visit our Faculty Development Sessions sign-up page to enroll.

Meeting in Real Time Online Just Got Easier – Blackboard Collaborate: The Ultra Experiencecollaborate_laptopSynchronous collaboration in Blackboard just got a whole lot easier. Introducing Blackboard Collaborate – The Ultra Experience. In real-time, share audio, video, chat, files, whiteboard and software applications on your computer with your classmates or students.  No java plugin needed!  Collaborate Ultra runs inside your Internet browser!

Visit our Faculty Development Sessions sign-up page to enroll.

Get a sneak peek by attending the Collaborate Ultra Session at the SHSU Online Teaching & Learning Conference on Friday, March 4th at 11:15 AM in the Lowman Student Center. Register today.

Speed Up Your Test/Quiz Creation With The Blackboard Quiz Generator

A one hour session that could dramatically cut down on the time you take building quizzes and tests in Blackboard. This tool was developed to help you create quizzes for Blackboard. It allows you to type up the quiz offline in a program like Word or Notepad and not have to go through the trouble of making long quizzes via the Blackboard web interface.

Visit our Faculty Development Sessions sign-up page to enroll.

SHSU faculty can boost their technology know-how by attending sessions at the MURFF, online or at the Woodlands campus. If the daily grind does not allow for attending one of SHSU Online’s regularly scheduled development sessions, SHSU faculty may choose to carve out 5 minutes to an hour for a one-on-one session.

Visit our Faculty Development Sessions sign-up page to enroll.

How-to By Appointment How-to By Appointment

Visit the development sign-up page. Click sign-up then By Appointment. Choose topic & availability and you’re set!

Blackboard and More By Request Graphic How-to @ The Woodlands Campus

Stop by room 209 at the Woodlands Campus for Blackboard Learn & More on Tuesday, 3/15 & 3/29 @ 5pm. Sign-Up today!

How-to By Appointment March How-to Sessions at the MURFF
This month’s sessions at the MURFF include Collaborate: The Ultra Experience, Blackboard Quiz Generator: Speeding up Test Creation and Kaltura: Lecture Capture with Blackboard. Sign-Up today!
Faculty Development Teaching Online With Blackboard Certification Series – Online Cohort
The Teaching Online with Blackboard Certification Series is the fully-online cohort based training option for faculty wishing to improve their online teaching skills. The certification consists of four courses aimed at preparing an instructor to master the online teaching environment through Blackboard.Sign-Up today!

Visit our Faculty Development Sessions sign-up page for all of the great how-to options for March 2016!