Summer is upon us! Thankfully, summer brings with it warmer weather and relaxed schedules. Why not use a tiny bit of your summer to brush up on your instructional technology skills? The DELTA Center will be offering sessions all summer long that can directly benefit you! Below you will find information about our second fully-online cohort of the Teaching Online With Blackboard Certification Series as well as a list of our face-to-face classroom based how-to sessions.
Teaching Online With Blackboard Certification Series [Fully-Online]
June 2 – August 4
The Blackboard Certification Series is the fully-online training option which SHSU Online has most recently developed and added to the training catalog. 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.
Summer 2014 Instructional Technology Learning Opportunities [Face-Face]
All Summer long, from the beginning of June to the end of August we will be offering how-to sessions on instructional technologies and best practices in the CJC A185 Training lab. Here is a list of courses we are offering. Sign-up Today!
|June 3 & 24
|Blackboard Learn Adaptive Release: This session covers how to release course content to your student based up certain rules you set up as the instructor. Imagine blocking access to your course until a student completes a Syllabus Quiz for example.|
|June 4, 26
|Achievements – Badges in Blackboard: This 1 hour session will help you Gamify your Blackboard course with badges & certificates. The achievements tool allows instructors to designate criteria for issuing rewards to students. Much like the Early Warning System, rules can be set as the criteria for issuing achievements. Unlike the Early Warning System, the achievement tool rewards students for their accomplishments, rather than punishing or identifying detrimental behavior. Students can see which rewards they’ve earned and what is required of them to receive additional rewards.|
|Blackboard – 1st Week Strategies: Studies have shown that the first week of an online course is key for your students. The activities and interactions that take place in that first week can influence the rest of the semester. There are strategies that you can employ that ensure that the start of your course that will help you and your students have a successful learning journey. This 1 hour session will outline activities, ideas and strategies you can use during the 1st week of your course.|
|Blackboard Learn Copying Course Content: This 1 hour session covers how to copy in part or in whole, course content from one course to another as well as within one Blackboard course.|
|Blackboard – Plagiarism Defense: A 1 hour session that covers Blackboard SafeAssign. SafeAssign is Blackboard’s plagiarism prevention assessment tool. A SafeAssignment helps educators prevent plagiarism by detecting unoriginal content in student papers. In addition to acting as a plagiarism deterrent, it also has features designed to aid in educating students about plagiarism and importance of proper attribution of any borrowed content.|
|Blackboard Learn – Course Building: This course is the first in a three-part series that will ensure you are well acquainted with Blackboard @ SHSU. Become familiar with the Blackboard environment including: layout, navigation, adding, editing and deleting content. Attendees will gain control over their course’s navigation menu and learn how to interact with their courses from an instructor role.|
|Blackboard Learn – Communication: This course is the second in a three-part series that will ensure you are well acquainted with Blackboard @ SHSU. Learn how to communicate and collaborate with your students using Blackboard’s on-board set of tools. Announcements, Notifications, Email, Discussion Boards, Blogs, Journals and Wikis will all be covered.|
|Blackboard Learn – Assessment: This course is the third in a three-part series that will ensure you are well acquainted with Blackboard @ SHSU. Attendees will learn how to assess student progress with Blackboard Assignments, Turnitin Assignments, Test/Quiz/Survey Creation and how each of these interact with the Blackboard Grade Center.|
Aug 7 & 28
|Respondus Lockdown Browser: Assessment Protection: Respondus LockDown Browser™ is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard and other LMSs. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading.|
|Incorporating Video in a Blackboard Course: This course will make the instructor familiar with the different ways to add video to a Blackboard Course. YouTube Mash-ups, Kaltura Video & Video Everywhere will be covered as well as DELTA Video services.|
||Blackboard Learn – Connecting Your Course: This 1 hour course will cover connecting your course by organizing, clearly naming your navigation elements, providing mechanical instructions and having an “escape route” will save your students and ultimately you time when putting together your online course.|