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 July 31.
Connecting with students presents a unique challenge to fully online instructors. Join us for this next innovations in integrations webinar as Professor Rego shares best practices to overcome this obstacle by using the NBC Learn integration with Blackboard for a picture-perfect student engagement experience.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at 1:00 pm Central
Presenter: Rodolfo Rego
Digital Instructor Florida International University
HR is hosting the following open labs to provide Sum Total assistance. If you or any of your employees have questions or need assistance, please stop by. This is first come, first serve; there is no registration for the open lab.
Milwaukee Campus – M458 Tuesday, June 13 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 28 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Oak Creek Campus – A120 Friday, June 16 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 27 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Mequon Campus – A224 Tuesday, June 20 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
West Allis Campus – Room 238 Thursday, June 15 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
As a reminder, there are also electronic resources available for your use on the right side of the SumTotal home page. Employees not able to attend the open lab can contact me (Michelle Krueger) or Jodie McCutcheon in Human Resources with questions.
Manager, Training & Development
Milwaukee Area Technical College 414-297-7479
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The college has an incredible inventory of innovative technologies to enhance teaching and learning, but it is difficult for faculty to find the time to explore these technologies and implement into a curriculum. This workshop helps bridge that gap. Participants will design their own curriculum specific project using the technology of their choice. This will be accomplished with the assistance and guidance of “technology mentors”. Participants will also review pedagogical best practices for instruction with new technologies. This FQAS course can be completed for “renewal” credit.
ZERD 012: Technology Tool Shop II
This advanced technology course will scaffold from the concepts explored in Technology Tool Shop I. Participants will continue to build upon their curriculum-specific project or choose a new project to explore, using the technology of their choice. This will be accomplished with the assistance and guidance of “technology mentors”. Participants will also review pedagogical best practices for instruction with new technologies.
If you have not already done so as a part of the End of Semester Process, download an archive and Grade Center file from each summer 2016 course you taught before they are permanently deleted from Blackboard on Friday June 2nd at 8:00 AM (Central).
Due to changes in username formats, hosting servers, and service packs, requests for old course archives may be time-consuming and restorations may be unsuccessful. Downloading an archive of your course and grade data NOW ensures that you will have easy access to them LATER!
On Saturday, April 22nd from 1 AM to 7 AM ET, WileyPLUS will be unavailable due to a scheduled improvement release.
This release focuses on performance improvements, better user experience for LMS integrated users, and updates for customers using Math courses.
Performance Improvements: WileyPLUS will be updated for improved performance.
Improvements for Integrated Users: Instructors integrating WileyPLUS with their campus Learning Management System (LMS) and using ungraded assignments will no longer see those ungraded assignments count towards the students’ total score in the LMS.
Updates for Math Customers: Question assistance in math courses, such as images, and algorithmic solutions, will appear as expected.