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
bartledw@matc.edu

 

Upcoming Workshop: Blackboard End of Semester Process

All faculty are invited to attend the following workshop 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 leader directly.

End of Semester Process

During this one hour information session, faculty will review the end of semester process, a set of best practice tasks to close out courses and preserve content for your records. In this session you will review: managing course availability; downloading course grades; requesting a personal master; and downloading/using archive files to preserve content for reuse.

DATE & TIME LOCATION LEADER DETAILS
Weds. December 14th
12 PM – 1 PM
West Allis Campus
Room 350
Erin Dischler
dischlee@matc.edu
See flyer for details.
Thurs. December 15th
11 AM – 12 PM
Oak Creek Campus
Room A110
Doni Bartley
bartledw@matc.edu
See flyer for details.

 

Upcoming Blackboard Workshops for November

All faculty are invited to attend the following workshop 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.

Grade Book  Workshop

During this one hour session, faculty will review how to use Blackboard’s Grade Center to create, share, and manage continuous grade feedback.

Date & Time Location Leader
Mon. November 14th, 12-1PM Mequon Campus, room B220 Stephanie Mckennie
mckennis@matc.edu

 

What’s New in Blackboard and the End of Semester Process

During this one hour session, faculty will be introduced to the following Blackboard tools to support teaching and learning tasks: Date Management ; Course Reports ; Grade Center Color Codes; and the Qwickly Tools . Faculty will also review the End of Semester Process best practices for closing a course.

Date & Time Location Leader
Weds. November 16th, 12-1PM West Allis Campus, room 350 Erin Dischler
dischlee@matc.edu

 

Prevent Cheating During Exams with Respondus

Instructor Trainings with Respondus

This September, attend a 45-minute training session on how to effectively use Respondus applications for online testing. Learn how to create online assessments with Respondus 4, or see how to prevent cheating during online exams using LockDown Browser.

Sign up today to learn how to use these applications!

LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor: Prevent Cheating During Online Exams

Tuesday, September 13 at 2pm CT

Wednesday, September 28 at 1pm CT

Respondus 4.0: Create & Manage Exam Content

Thursday, September 8 at 1pm CT

Upcoming Blackboard & Google Apps Workshops for May

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All faculty are invited to attend any of the following workshops at the Milwaukee Campus’s Faculty Innovation Center to learn how to use Blackboard and Google Apps tools to make instruction more efficient and student learning experiences more effective.

Blackboard End of Semester Process

At the end of this one hour session, participants will be able to download course grades, make their courses unavailable to students, and archive their semester courses. Participants will be introduced to using Personal Masters to store a master copy of a course on Blackboard for reuse and revision.

Date & Time Location Leader
Mon. May 16th, 11AM-12PM Mequon Campus, Room A280 Stephanie McKennie
Thurs. May 19th, 1PM-2PM Oak Creek Campus, Room B165 Doni Bartley

Blackboard Grade Center – Ask the Trainer

In this one hour workshop, faculty may ask questions and get assistance regarding working in their Blackboard course Grade Centers. Bring your questions and get help with what you need to get your grading done. Remember – final grades are due in INFOnline on May 23rd by 5:00 PM.

Date & Time Location Leader
Mon. May 16th, 11AM-12PM Milwaukee Campus, Room M201A Pablo Muirhead

Blackboard Grade Center - Ask the Trainer

Upcoming Blackboard Workshops for March

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All faculty are invited to attend any of the following workshops to learn how to use Blackboard tools to make instruction more efficient and student learning experiences more effective. Please use our workshop reservation form to save your seat.


Setting Up Blackboard Grade Center

At the end of this one hour session, participants will be able to: access a course Grade Center, create columns for assignments, created weighted grades, and learn how the Grade Center can help you and your students keep tabs on their learning progress.

Date & Time Location Leader
Weds. March 9th, 11AM-12PM Milwaukee Campus, Room M201A Pablo Muirhead

Google Apps Workshop

During this one-hour session, participants will review using Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Docs to enhance their productivity and teaching practice.

Date & Time Location Leader
Tues. March 22nd, 11AM-12PM Milwaukee Campus, Room M201A Mernathan Sykes

Upcoming Blackboard Workshops and Webinars

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All faculty members are invited to attend any of the following workshops at the beginning of the fall 2015 semester to review how to use Blackboard tools that make instruction more efficient and student learning experiences more effective. No registration is required, simply attend the sessions of your choice.

Blackboard Beginning of the Semester Tasks

In this one hour information session, faculty will review essential tasks to prepare themselves for teaching with Blackboard. Topics covered include: How to log into Blackboard and access courses; adding syllabi to courses, making courses available to students, and identifying resources to support their use of Blackboard. Faculty may attend the session by coming to the Faculty Innovation Center or may attend remotely through our Collaborate meeting room (use provided link below).

DATE & TIME LOCATION Collaborate Room
Wed. 8/19, 11 AM-12 PM CST Milwaukee Campus, M201A https://goo.gl/jjgjM5
Mon. 8/24, 11 AM-12 PM CST Milwaukee Campus, M201A https://goo.gl/jjgjM5
Tues. 8/25, 12-1 PM CST Milwaukee Campus, M201A https://goo.gl/jjgjM5
Mon. 8/31, 1-2 PM CST Milwaukee Campus, M201A https://goo.gl/jjgjM5
Thurs. 9/3, 12-1 PM CST Milwaukee Campus, M201A https://goo.gl/jjgjM5

Instructor Training for Respondus LockDown Browser

In this one hour webinar, faculty will receive in-depth training on using Respondus LockDown Browser, a tool in Blackboard that allows instructors to increase the security of online tests. It is best used in proctored testing environments, such as a lab or classroom. Faculty may attend a viewing of the webinar in the Faculty Innovation Center or register to view the webinar on their own computers.

Date & Time Location Register Here
Wed. 8/26, 12-1 PM CST Milwaukee Campus, M201A https://goo.gl/eQJovp
Thurs. 9/10, 1-2 PM CST Milwaukee Campus, M201A https://goo.gl/U1gJpt

Getting Started with Grade Center Management

Faculty provide grade feedback to students throughout the semester by using a course’s Grade Center. In this presentation, you will review how to create columns, enter grades and feedback, and apply best practices for managing the grading process. Faculty may attend the session by coming to the Faculty Innovation Center or may attend remotely through our Collaborate meeting room.

DATE & TIME LOCATION Collaborate Room
Wed. 9/9, 12-1 PM CST Milwaukee Campus, M201A https://goo.gl/jjgjM5
Thurs. 9/10, 9-10 AM CST Milwaukee Campus, M201A https://goo.gl/jjgjM5

Upcoming Blackboard Workshop: Using SafeAssign for Plagiarism Detection

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All faculty members are invited to attend any of 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.

An Introduction to Using Blackboard’s SafeAssign for Plagiarism Detection

Faculty interested in learning about using Blackboard’s plagiarism evaluation service to create assignments that automatically evaluate submitted student works for plagiarism are strongly encouraged to attend this one-hour drop-in training session.

Date & Time Location Leader
Thurs. May 14th, 10:30-11:30 AM Milwaukee Campus, M201A Mernathan Sykes

For additional information about SafeAssign, please see our blog post Using Blackboard’s SafeAssign for Plagiarism Detection in Assignments.

Upcoming Blackboard Workshops

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All faculty are invited to attend any of 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.

Ask the Trainer

Come to this open session to get your questions about Blackboard or Google Apps answered.

Date & Time Location Leader
Thurs. March 12th, 2:00 – 3:00 PM Oak Creek Campus, Room A124 Doni Bartley

Inline Grading in Blackboard: Crocodoc!

Come learn about the new inline grading tool in Blackboard called Crocodoc. This tool allows you to preview, annotate, and grade files that your students submit to you through Blackboard Assignments.

Date & Time Location Leader
Wed. March 25th, 2:00 – 4:00 PM West Allis Campus, Room 350 Erin Dischler
Thurs. April 23rd, 2:00 – 3:00 PM Oak Creek Campus, Room A124 Doni Bartley

Grade Center Management

Faculty provide grade feedback to students throughout the semester by using a Blackboard course’s Grade Center. In this workshop, faculty will review the basic features and settings of a course’s Grade Center, best practices for Grade Center management,  and how to provide timely grade feedback to students.

Date & Time Location Leader
Thurs. May 7th, 11:00 AM – 1:15 PM West Allis Campus, Room 350 Erin Dischler

Personalize Classroom Learning

Personalize Classroom Learning

 Free Online Event: Personalize Classroom Learning

 Are you looking to personalize learning in the classroom to address the diverse needs of all your students? This free event is for you!

Join and learn from experienced educators the ins and outs of managing and thriving in your Personalized Classroom. Whether you are currently using techniques to personalize learning, or hope to in the future, this free event is a must-attend.

Space Is Limited – Click Here to Register and Save Your Seat

6 Live Webinars:

  • Tools to Support Flexible Learning Paths
  • Design Engaging Learning Experiences
  • Reaching All Learning Styles with Personalized Content
  • Transforming Education with Differentiated Instruction
  • Flipping Your Classroom: It’s Easy with Khan Academy
  • Teacher Learning Community Tips and Tricks
 
 
 

Click Here for Free Registration
Click Here for Free Registration

 

Upcoming Blackboard Workshop: Grade Center Management

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Faculty provide grade feedback to students throughout the semester by using a Blackboard course’s Grade Center. In this one hour session, you will review how to:

  1. Identify the basic features of a course’s Grade Center
  2. Create a column and enter a student’s grade data and feedback
  3. Identify how Total or Weighted Total columns differ and function
  4. Adjust column settings and their column organization
  5. Use the My Grades tool displays grades to students
  6. Apply best practices for managing the grading process

Download the handout here: Grade-Center-Management-Basics-2014

West Allis Campus to Host Blackboard Workshops Soon!

West Allis Blackboard Workshop Schedule

Faculty working at the West Allis campus who have questions about Blackboard or Google Apps are highly encouraged to attend these workshops in September and October, provided by your faculty peer support representative  Erin Dischler! No registration is required.

Archive Process

Come to this session to learn how to perform the archive process to save a copy of your courses from last fall. This is important because last fall’s courses will be permanently deleted from Blackboard on September 30th at 8AM (CST)

Ask the Trainer: Blackboard & Google Apps

Come to this open session to get your questions about Blackboard or Google Apps answered.

Blackboard Workshops at Oak Creek Campus: Coming Soon!

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Faculty working at the Oak Creek campus who have questions about Blackboard or Google Apps are highly encouraged to attend these workshops in September and October, provided by your faculty peer support representative Doni Bartley!

Blackboard Archive Process

Come to this session to learn how to perform the archive process to save a copy of your courses from last fall. This is important because last fall’s courses will be permanently deleted from Blackboard on September 30th at 8AM (CST)

 Ask the Trainer: Blackboard & Google Apps

Come to this open session to get your questions about Blackboard or Google Apps answered.

Upcoming Blackboard Workshops

Faculty who need an overview of using Blackboard to organize course content and communicate with their students are encouraged to attend these free 1 hour workshop sessions at their local campus.   No registration is required.

For more comprehensive training, we recommend enrolling in our free 1-credit Blackboard professional development courses.


Workshop Schedule 

Orientation to Blackboard
Feb. 25th – 10:30AM-11:30AM
Location: Milwaukee Campus, M201A
Leader: Mernathan Sykes
Whats New in Blackboard
Mar. 5th – 2:00PM-3:00 PM
Location:  Oak Creek Campus, A110
Leader: Doni Bartley
Using the Message Board in Blackboard
Mar. 12th – 11:00AM-12:00PM
Location:  Mequon Campus, B220
Leader: Stephanie McKennie
Ask the Trainer: Blackboard/Google Apps
Mar. 19th – 2:00PM-3:00 PM
Location:  Oak Creek Campus, A110
Leader: Doni Bartley
Mar. 25th – 12:00PM-1:00PM
Location:  West Campus, 350
Leader: Erin Dischler
Creating a Blog in Blackboard
Apr. 15th – 11:00AM-12:00PM
Location:  Mequon Campus, B220
Leader: Stephanie McKennie
Blackboard End of Semester Process
May 6th – 11:00AM-12:00PM
Location:  Mequon Campus, B220
Leader: Stephanie McKennie
May 8th – 11:30AM-12:30PM
Location:  West Campus, 350
Leader: Erin Dischler