Upcoming Blackboard Training Courses – Don’t Miss Out, Enroll Today!

Upcoming Blackboard Training Courses

If you are new to using Blackboard and are looking for hands-on training opportunities, we strongly recommend enrolling in our free 1-credit professional development courses. 

Be trained as early as May 30th by enrolling in:

COMPSW-197-201 Introduction to Blackboard  (See Spring Semester in INFOnline).
Tues. May 30th & June 6th, 12:30 – 4:30 PM; online requirements
Instructor: Erin Dischler

See our full summer 2017 schedule for more sections. You may register for these classes online at INFOnline - seats are limited, enroll today!

Respondus Online Training Webinars

May 2017

Summer term is almost here, and we’re ready to help you prepare your online tests. Take just 45 minutes this month to join a free training webinar – and increase your confidence in online testing.

You’ll see LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor in action, and learn how to prevent cheating in both proctored and non-proctored online tests. Sign up for one of the dates below!


Tuesday, May 9 at 3pm CT
Wednesday, May 10 at 3pm CT


Assessment Tools for Learning Systems

Free Google Training Webinars from SimpleK12 – Saturday May 20th

Faculty who are interested in developing skill in the use of Google Apps to support their teaching practice are invited to sign up for a free day of learning provided by SimpleK12 on Saturday May 20th, 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM (Central). Although designed for K-12 instructors, college-level instructors may benefit from the following brief webinar sessions:

  • Google Session #1: Google Drive and Tools: An Introductory Overview
    9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
  • Google Session #2: Virtual Explorations and Field Trips with Google Tools
    10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Google Session #3: Getting the Most Out of Google Forms
    11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Google Session #4: Did You Know Google Could Do That? – Search Tools and More
    12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
  • Google Session #6: Flipping Your Class with Videos and Live Streaming from YouTube Live
    2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Use this link to register for the event and watch on your own. Seats are limited, register today!

Upcoming Blackboard Workshops

All faculty are invited to attend the following workshops to learn how to use Blackboard tools to make instruction more efficient and student learning experiences more effective. No registration is required, simply attend the sessions of your choice.

For questions about workshops, please contact the workshop’s leader directly.

End of the Semester Process

During this one hour information session, faculty will review the End of Semester Process, the best practices for closing out their Spring 2017 courses. Topics covered will include: downloading grades; making courses unavailable; downloading an archive of each course taught; and working with personal masters.

Date & Time Location Leader
Thurs. May 11th,  2-3 PM South Campus, room A-135 Doni Bartley


Upcoming Quality Matters Webinars – Free to Attend

qm-logoFaculty who are interested in learning more about the Quality Matters system of course design and the Quality Matters standards for online courses are encouraged to register for a free Quality Matters Success Stories webinar to view on their own.

Their webinar schedule is listed below. Seats are limited, register today!

What to Do When We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know: Lessons Learned from QM Rookies

It’s hard to know what to do when we don’t know what we don’t know about implementing and maintaining Quality Matters at our institutions. Join three QM rookies for this discussion on implementation and sustainability of QM at their respective institutions. The presenters will share innovative ways to implement and maintain QM through best practices and life lessons.

Date & Time Registration Link
Weds. May 10th, 12:00 PM (Central) https://www.qmprogram.org/qmresources/registration/index.cfm?sid=8977

The QM K-12 Rubric as a Course Development Roadmap

In this session we will explore strategies for applying the QM K-12 Rubric to the process of online course development. See how the development team at Michigan Virtual School used the QM K-12 Rubric and Annotations to increase course quality and development efficiency. First, we will present a process for developing institutional best practices by closely studying each Standard. Next, we will look at how to apply these practices to the development of course and lesson templates. Sample templates will be provided and participants will be encouraged to share their own best practices.

Weds. July 19th, 12:00 PM (Central) https://www.qmprogram.org/qmresources/registration/index.cfm?sid=9173

SP2017 End of Semester Course Evaluation

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Please urge your students to complete a course evaluation for your course. Students have received an email with a link to the evaluation, and they have a “Take Survey button” on the homepage of the Blackboard site for your course. The evaluations remain open until midnight on May 15th.

Milwaukee Area Technical College