Blackboard Workshops


Blackboard Learn:  Introductory Workshop

This workshop will provide you with an overview of Blackboard Learn. Topics include: how to navigate Blackboard, how to personalize your course, and how to use Blackboard tools to add and organize course content. We will discuss design issues and best practices for online courses. Lab: The TLC staff will be available to answer questions and assist you with your individual Blackboard course shells.  Note: You may wish to bring a digital photo or avatar of yourself to create a welcome message during the workshop. You may also wish to bring a course syllabus or other course content to upload.
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Blackboard Assignments & Video Assignments Workshop

You will learn how to create assignments (both text and video assignments) effectively, how to grade them, how to give feedback and prevent possible technical issues.
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Blackboard Tests/Quizzes Workshop

You will learn how to set up tests/quizzes effectively, how to grade them, how to give feedback, how to use access logs, and prevent possible technical issues.
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Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Workshop

Blackboard Collaborate (web conferencing) will be moving to the Ultra experience-a fully browser-based, modern, and intuitive interface. Use Ultra for Virtual Classroom, office hours, tutoring and mentoring sessions, and departmental meetings.

Participants in this workshop will get a solid foundation, enabling them to successfully deliver live, interactive Blackboard Collaborate Ultra web conferencing sessions. Participants will learn how simple Ultra is to deploy with its new design and to effectively manage the session communication tools, display PowerPoint content and record sessions for later playback. 

Participant Requirements:
This workshop is held online on Blackboard Collaborate. If you have not logged into Collaborate previously we recommend logging in 15-30 minutes early to ensure we are able to start on time. We also recommend everyone have their own computer to log in with a microphone if possible so you are able to participate in all the hands on activities.
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Full Grade Center & Lab

This is an advanced workshop. First hour, we will provide an overview of the Full Grade Centre. We will review the basics for faculty who want to manually create columns to provide grades and feedback. We will then look at other tools to help you to manage the grade centre, such as Column Organization, Categories and Smartviews. We'll go over Weighted Grades vs. Total Column. Second hour, we'll have an open lab time to discuss case scenarios or a time to address any other areas of Blackboard.  
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Blackboard Portfolios

In the Introduction to Blackboard Portfolios workshop participants will learn how to use the Portfolios tool to create and edit digital portfolios, how to save and add digital artifacts, and how to share portfolios with others inside and outside of UFV. We will also discuss best practices for organizing and displaying content. This is a hands-on workshop so please bring some digital photos or documents to start building your portfolio. Pre-registration is required.  
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New Kaltura Video for Blackboard

Are you creating video assignments in your course? Create video introductions? I’ll be demonstrating the Kaltura building block in Blackboard Learn. You will learn how to:  access the tool in Blackboard, capture from your webcam, upload audio/video and guideline for student assignments.  
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