SHSU Online February 2016 Faculty Development Opportunities

Welcome back! A new semester brings with it some exciting changes and offerings for Blackboard instructors.


A New Way To Earn Your Certification

SHSU faculty can now sign up for the individual courses in the Teaching Online With Blackboard Certification Series.  That way, if they only have the bandwidth to complete one or two courses in the cohort they 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: Course Building
  • Blackboard Learn: Communication
  • Blackboard Learn: Assessment
  • Teaching Online with Blackboard: Strategies for Success

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

Saying Goodbye To Video Everywhere – Saying Hello To Kaltura For Your Students

In an effort to ensure that their coding is current and accessible across all devices, GoogleTM has discontinued the tool that allows Blackboard’s Video Everywhere to work.  Video Everywhere enabled you and your students to record and upload video so that it can be posted in your Blackboard courses.  Don’t worry though!  You’ve always had the ability to this with Kaltura, and now we have made it available for your students.  To learn more sign up for one of our three Kaltura: Lecture/Video Capture sessions this month.

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. Blackboard instructors at Sam can bring their lunch and their questions to our “Brown Bag” session or attend one of the regular how-to sessions at the MURFF. 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 Signup then By Appointment. Choose topic & availability and you’re set!

Blackboard Brown Bag Blackboard Brown Bag

Bring your lunch and Blackboard test creation questions to our Blackboard Tests, Surveys & Pools Brown Bag on Monday, February 29th @ Noon. Sign-Up Today!

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, 1/26, 2/9 & 2/23 @ 5pm. Sign-Up Today!

How-to By Appointment November How-to Sessions at the MURFF
This month’s sessions at the MURFF include Kaltura: Lecture Capture with Blackboard and Blackboard Learn: Tests, Surveys & Pools. 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 October 2015!


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