Now Piloting – Echo 360 Active Learning Platform

MATC has begun a 1 year pilot of the Echo 360 Active Learning Platform, a tool for making instruction more efficient and student learning experiences more effective. Echo 360 is a comprehensive tool that allows you to upload a presentation, record lecture capture video, and poll students with a built in student response system. When students view your presentations, they make take their own notes, mark confusing content, and ask questions all within one convenient location.

How to Join the Pilot

If you are interested in participating in the pilot, please use our Echo 360 Request Form and associate of the Teaching and Learning Technology department will arrange for you to have an account. In the form, please indicate what courses you would like to use with Echo 360.

Where to Learn How to Use Echo 360

Once you are given an Echo 360 account and course shell, you will be enrolled in our Echo 360 pilot training site in Blackboard. We strongly recommend reviewing the site’s comprehensive training webinars and tutorials before getting started. Additional information is provided at the Echo 360 Online Help website.

For simple questions about using Echo 360, please use our Echo 360 Request Form

Where Students Learn to Use Echo 360

Once you have paired an Echo 360 section with a course in Blackboard, students simply click the link that you provide to them to access Echo 360. For additional information, please see the student guide to using Echo 360.

Students may also view the helpful tutorials and videos at the Student Echo 360 Support website.

Instructor and Student Technical Support

Please contact Echo 360 directly at support@echo360.com  or call 1-703-667-7500, ext. 2

 

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

Blackboard Basics – Beginning the Semester Orientation

In this brief orientation video, faculty will review essential tasks to prepare themselves for teaching with Blackboard. Topics covered include: How to log into Blackboard and access courses; methods of adding materials to a semester course shell; the key communication tools faculty should use to support students in their learning; and resources that are available to faculty and students to support their use of Blackboard.

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