Blackboard @ Lewis University

Professional Development Opportunities for Spring 2013 (check back often for updates)

Getting ready for your upcoming classes?  Curious about Blackboard and related tools?  Need a refresher?

We invite you to join us for the following opportunities to build or refresh your skills.

*** All sessions are scheduled for LRC 345 (Learning Resource Center, 3rd floor computer lab)

Blackboard Collaborate:  This is the tool for live online classes or recording classes/lectures to be viewed later and more.

  • Monday, July 29th, 10 a.m. to noon – register
  • Wednesday, July 31st, 2-4 p.m. – register
  • Monday, August 5th, 6-8 p.m. – register
  • Wednesday, August 7th, 2-4 p.m. – register

Sharestream:  Learn to use the streaming media tool in Blackboard and get some tips for video recording.  Facilitated by Graesen Arnoff.

  • Monday, July 29th, 2-4 p.m. – register
  • Wednesday, July 31st, 2-4 p.m. – register
  • Thursday, August 15th, 2:30-4:40 p.m. – register 

Blackboard Update:  The update to service pack 12 in May brought many updates and new features to help you monitor your students and manage your teaching.  Facilitated by Sue Sollie. 

  • Thursday, August, 1st, 2:30-4:30 p.m. – register
  • Monday, August 12th, 6-8 p.m. – register

Blackboard Grade Center:  Learn to set up and use this important tool for communicating with your students.  Bring your syllabus.  Facilitated by Sue Sollie.

  • Monday, August 5th, 2-4 p.m. – register
  • Tuesday, August 6th, 2:30-4:40 p.m. – register
  • Thursday, August 22nd, 2:30-4:30 p.m. – register

Blackboard Tests & Surveys:  Learn set up and deploy tests within Blackboard.  Considerations for minimizing cheating will be discussed.  Facilitated by Sue Sollie.

  • Thursday, August 8th, 2:30-4:30 p.m. – register
  • Wednesday, August 14th, 10 a.m.-Noon– register

Blackboard Assignment Manager & Turnitin:  Electronic Assignment submission, online grading and plagiarism detection.  Facilitated by Lisa Caldwell.

  • Wednesday, August 14th 1-3 p.m.-register

Watch for additional opportunities.