Workshops

Academic Technology Faculty Workshops


August/September 2020

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The Office of Academic Technology is offering several workshops for summer 2020. For more information about our upcoming workshops, Online Self-Paced Courses, and support resources, please see below.

Upcoming Academic Technology Workshops

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Creating Engaging Content - Getting Started with your Course

This workshop will cover best practices and an introduction to instructional technology tools to create engaging content for your students.

  • Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Thursday, August 6, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Communicating with Students with 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.

  • Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 10:00 am - 10:45 am (Zoom)
  • Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 11:00 am - 11:45 am (Bb Collaborate)
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm (Zoom)
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm (Bb Collaborate)

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.

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Thursday, August 13, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Creating Instructional Video and Audio for Your Courses

Lecture capture technology lets instructors digitally record their lectures and make those recordings available to students.

  • Thursday, August 20, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Thursday, September 3, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Advanced Lecture Capture Using TechSmith Knowmia (Previously known as Relay)

Familiarly with TechSmith Relay / Knowmia software is required. This session will cover integrating quizzes and conversations and more advanced features into your videos.

  • Monday, August 10, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Showcasing Student Work with Blackboard Portfolio

Portfolios are an excellent tool for comprehensive assessment and provide students with a valuable artifact to showcase their studies that will allow them to launch their career. Join us for a deep dive into the Blackboard Portfolio tool to understand how to use them as a classroom assignment, how the tool is integrated seamlessly into your grading workflow, and to realize its potential and value to faculty and your students.

  • Friday, August 7, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Friday, August 14, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Streamlining Your Grading Workflow with Rubrics!

Classroom management and grading workflow are critical and time-consuming components of our duty as educators. The Blackboard rubric tool can help. Please join us for a demonstration on how to set up a rubric, connect it to an assignment, and provide granular feedback, faster, using this essential tool.

  • Friday, August 21, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Friday, September 4, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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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