Academic Technology Faculty Workshops

January/February 2021

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The Office of Academic Technology is offering several workshops for October through November 2020. For more information about our upcoming workshops, tech loaner program and support resources, please see below.

Academic Technology Workshop - January/February 2021

Sign up to attend the session. Click HERE to RSVP.

Getting Started with Your Blackboard Course
This session will introduce Blackboard and covers uploading a syllabus, creating an announcement, adding and modifying course content, and creating a discussion forum.

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 14, 2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Assessment of Student Learning
This advanced session will provide information on the features of Blackboard for creating online assessments, such as assignments and tests, as well as organizing the grade center.

  • Thursday, January 21, 2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Turnitin – Improve Writing and Prevent Plagiarism
Turnitin is an online plagiarism checker for students to upload their written work. When students submit their assignment, it will be compared and cross-checked with those contained in Turnitin's database.

  • Thursday, February 4, 2021, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Communicating with Students Using Zoom and Bb Collaborate
This session is useful for conducting live sessions (class lectures and office hours) for your classes. Come learn how to use this useful tool.

  • Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm (Zoom)
  • Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm (Bb Collaborate)

Creating Instructional Video and Audio for Your Courses Using TechSmith Knowmia
Knowmia is a lecture capture tool that lets instructors digitally record their lectures and make those recordings available to students.

  • Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Blackboard Faculty Support Services

Support for Blackboard is available Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Need Help 

  1. Submitting a Help Desk ticket here:
    • Login with your campus username and password.
    • Navigate to Faculty Support > Blackboard > Blackboard Question.
    • Request training information.
  2. Call us (310) 243-2500, option #2, or direct (310) 243-3176 (After hours calls reroute to the Blackboard call center)

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