Instructional Technology Workshops are open to all faculty and staff! All fields are required!

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 Excel Brush-up (2 hrs)   -  Friday, March 31, 3:00 – 5:00 pm L117
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Instructor: Mark Carpenay, Office of Educational Technology
This workshop is for those who use Microsoft Excel and want to brush up on their skills. Topics covered will be: Charting, Conditional Formatting, Quick Analysis, Auto Fill, Power View, Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP and other functions. Please bring your questions.
Who should attend: All Microsoft EXCEL users

 Enhancing Instructional Videos with PlayPosit (1.5 hrs)  -  Friday, March 31, 10:00 – 11:30 am L117
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Instructor: Mark Carpenay, Office of Educational Technology
Learn to flip your classroom by transform videos into engaging learning experiences that get your students prepared before class. During this workshop you will learn how to create your PlayPosit account, create and enhance premade bulbs in PlayPosit, customizing them for your individual course in minutes. Learn how to link your bulbs to your blackboard course and save the grades in the Blackboard Grade center. You will be required to identify videos appropriate for your discipline, and then embed activities that reinforce key concepts and ideas. PlayPosit provides immediate feedback, and easy way to monitor students’ activities.
Who should attend: All faculty members may attend. The resulting videos may be used in other applications such as Blackboard, VoiceThread, and SoftChalk. These techniques are a must for those who are thinking of flipping parts or all of a course.

 Using Socrative to Engage Our Students (1 hr)  -  Friday, April 7, 10:00 – 11:00 am , L117
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Instructor: Denis Bejar, Office of Educational Technology
This workshop introduces participants to Socrative (www.socrative.com), which is an easy-to-use free web-based student response system that allows teachers to carry out formative assessment in the classroom through a range of activities which include the Quick Question Response, Student-paced quiz, Lecturer-paced Quiz and Team Quiz consisting of Multiple Choice, True or False and Short Answer questions. Students can respond anonymously to these questions using smartphones, tablets or laptops. The software provides immediate feedback to encourage interaction and engagement also includes a reporting facility
Who should attend: All faculty members.

 Teaching with Wikis (1 hr)  -  Friday, April 7, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, L117
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Instructor: Aradhna Persaud & Ashley Grant, Office of Educational Technology
This workshop will introduce an educational technology tool that are adopted by more and more educators nowadays - Wikis. In this workshop, instructors will learn how to create wikis and explore how to use these tools to facilitate collaborative learning.
Who should attend: All faculty members.

 Teaching with ePortfolio (1.5 hrs)  -  Friday, April 21, 10:00 – 11:30 am, L117
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Instructor: Ashley Grant, Office of Educational Technology
This workshop will provide an overview of the use of portfolios in higher education. ePortfolio are widely used in the field of education but they can also be used in other academic settings. For instance, creating an eportfolio could be useful for students as preparation for entering the job market. The Digication ePortfolio tool will be demonstrated, and additional ePortfolio tools discussed. 
Who should attend: All faculty members.

 Introduction to Blackboard Collaborate (1 hr) FULLY ONLINE  -  Friday, April 21, 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Fully Online
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Instructor: Denis Bejar, Office of Educational Technology
THIS IS A FULLY ONLINE WORKSHOP USING BLACKBOARD COLLABORATE. During this workshop participants will learn tips and tools to involve students in all aspects of learning through the use of our collaboration features, like, interactive whiteboards, web tours, breakout rooms and application sharing.
Who should attend: Designed for all Blackboard practitioners. Enrollment is Limited!

Past Workshops

Introduction to Blackboard(1 hour)   -  When:Friday 2/24, 10:00-11:00AM,L117
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Description

Instructor: Denis Bejar, Office of Educational Technology
This workshop provides an overview and introduction to the major tools within the Blackboard Learning Management System. During the workshop you will build your own course, and gain hands-on experience working within the Blackboard environment. We will cover topics such as creating a contact page, adding announcements, and how to open the course to students. Other topics will include: creating content areas, creating course links, uploading content, and using the Discussion Board. Also covered will be how to create assignments. There will be ample opportunity for you to ask questions. 
Who should attend: All faculty members, especially those who are new to Blackboard

Blackboard Tests, Assignments, Safe Assign and Turnitin (1.5 hours)  -  Friday, March 3, 10:00 – 11:30 am L117
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Instructor: Denis Bejar, Office of Educational Technology

 This workshop provides a comprehensive hands-on introduction to a variety of useful options for online assessment. You will learn how to create and deploy tests and assignments in your Blackboard courses as well as how to navigate the Grade Center and customize it to suit your needs.

This workshop is for faculty who would like to use the Grade Center in Blackboard to track student grades.

Who should attend: Designed for all Blackboard practitioners. 

VoiceThread: Collaborative Learning for Every Modality & Discipline (1.5 hrs)  -  Friday, March 10, 10:00 – 11:30 am L117
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Instructor: Aradhna Persaud, Office of Educational Technology
Description: VoiceThread is a Blackboard accessible application that facilitates the creation of discussions and other educational experiences using multimedia (text, images, audio, and video). Each VoiceThread allows instructors and students to collaborate in an asynchronous manner using text, audio, or video commentary. For example, instructors may create a VoiceThread that presents information along with guiding questions. Students may then respond to those questions at a time and place that works best for them. When created as a Blackboard assignment, VoiceThread grades are automatically recorded in the Grade Center.
During this workshop you will create a VoiceThread Assignment in Blackboard. To get a head start please bring with you a PowerPoint that covers one topic, or a digital copy of your course outline or your syllabus. 
Who should attend: All faculty members, especially those who use Blackboard.

SoftChalk 10 - Building Interactive Lessons (1.5 hrs)   -  Friday, March 17, 10:00 – 11:30 am L117
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Instructor: Denis Bejar & Ashley Grant, Office of Educational Technology
During this workshop you will be introduced to the latest version of SoftChalk, a program used to build interactive Web sites and multimedia eBooks. SoftChalk sites can be uploaded to Blackboard or hosted on the college Media server. Please bring with your multimedia materials that you will present to students to help them learn a particular topic in your course.
Who should attend: All who are using Blackboard, or wish to create an interactive eBook. This will also be good for those already using SoftChalk but wish to refresh their skills and learn what's new in the latest version.

Camtasia Micro-Lectures (2 hrs)  -  Friday, March 24, 10:00 – 12:00 pm L117
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Instructor: Aradhna Persaud & Ashley Grant, Office of Educational Technology
During this workshop you will create your own video Micro-Lecture using PowerPoint and Camtasia, a versatile yet easy to learn program. Your Micro-Lecture can then be posted to YouTube or the College Media Server and made available to your students. Please bring with you multimedia materials that you will present to students to help them learn a particular topic in your course.
Micro-lectures can be used in Blackboard or SoftChalk or even eBooks. This workshop is also for those who are thinking of flipping some or all of a course.
Who should attend:
All faculty members.