Blackboard Workshops Offered by Al Labonis of ATDL

Blackboard 9.1 Getting Started

This workshop will provide an overview of Bb 9.1 and will cover the “Student View”, Building course navigation and uploading Content and the Control Panel features.

Upon completing the workshop, attendees will be able to perform basic operations in Bb9.1.

The Bb9.1 “Bb Basic” workshop will be repeated on the following dates

Please email labonis@sju.edu to register for the workshop.

Thursday Sep 6, 2:30-4:00 Bb Basics Library Learning Commons (Second Floor)

Monday Sep 17, 8:00-9:30 Bb Basics Library Learning Commons (Second Floor)

Thursday Sep 27, 9:30-11:00 Bb Basics Library Learning Commons (Second Floor)

Blackboard 9.1 Campus Pack, Blogs and Wiki

This training session will focus on how students can use blogs and wikis to communicate and collaborate in class.

You will learn how to create wiki, blogs, and journals for your students.

You will also learn the appropriate application of each of these tools.

Upon successfully completing this course, attendees will be able to:

Create Blogs, Wiki, and Journals in a Blackboard class space

The Bb9.1 “Campus Pack, Blogs and Wiki” workshop will be repeated on the following dates

Please email labonis@sju.edu to register for the workshop.

Tuesday Sep 4, 3:30-5:00 Campus Pack, Blogs and Wiki Library Learning Commons (Second Floor)

Wednesday Sep 12, 9:00-10:30 Campus Pack, Blogs and Wiki Library Learning Commons (Second Floor)

Thursday Sep 27, 11:30-1:00 Campus Pack, Blogs and Wiki Library Learning Commons (Second Floor)

Blackboard 9.1 Bb Wimba

Wimba can be utilized by those instructors that need to communicate with their students online in real time.

Wimba takes Blackboard’s “Virtual Classroom” tool to the next level by adding voice, video, and application sharing

Upon successfully completing this course, attendees will be able to:

· Have a general knowledge of how to communicate with students online using tools in Wimba.

· Have a working knowledge of how to synchronously share content and web sites with students online.

The Bb9.1 “Wimba” workshop will be repeated on the following dates

Please email labonis@sju.edu to register for the workshop.

Monday Sep 10, 1:30-3:00 Bb Wimba Library Learning Commons (Second Floor)

Monday Sep 17, 1:30-3:00 Bb Wimba Library Learning Commons (Second Floor)

Wednesday Sep 26, 3:30-5:00 Bb Wimba Library Learning Commons (Second Floor)

Creating Rich Media for Online Use

This workshop will provide an overview of various tools useful in the creation of audio and video elements for use in your Blackboard courses. Topics will include web-based creation tools, desktop applications, and mobile applications, along with best practices and recommended equipment for various types of media creation.

The Bb9.1 “Creating Rich Media” workshop will be repeated on the following dates

Please email labonis@sju.edu to register for the workshop.

Monday Sep 17, 10:00-11:30 Creating Rich Media Library Learning Commons (Second Floor)

Tuesday Sep 25, 11:30-1:00 Creating Rich Media Library Learning Commons (Second Floor)

Blackboard 9.1 Bb Rubrics

The Bb Rubrics tool allows you to specify criteria and performance levels for grading, providing clear guidelines for students, instructors, and teach assistants.

The Bb9.1 “Bb Rubrics” workshop will be repeated on the following dates

Please email labonis@sju.edu to register for the workshop.

Wednesday Sep 26, 11:00-12:30 Bb Rubric Library Learning Commons (Second Floor)

Blackboard 9.1 Bb Assessment

This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the assessment function of Blackboard Learn, with a focus on creating and grading tests.

There are five major stages, you will experience a test as a student, you will learn how to create, deploy, and grade assessments.

We will also discuss best practices in online assessment, and explore how statistics can help evaluate the effectiveness of assessments.

The Bb9.1 “Bb Assessment” workshop will be repeated on the following dates

Please email labonis@sju.edu to register for the workshop.

Monday Sep 10, 10:00-11:30 Bb Assessments Library Learning Commons (Second Floor)

Monday Sep 13, 9:00-10:30 Bb Assessments Library Learning Commons (Second Floor)

Blackboard 9.1 Grade Center

The Blackboard Grade Center is more than just a way to record students’ grades; it is a dynamic and interactive tool.

The Grade Center can record data, monitor student progress and communicate information to students.

Use this valuable tool to help understand student progress and make informed decisions on how to improve educational performance.

The Bb9.1 “Grade Center” workshop will be repeated on the following dates

Please email labonis@sju.edu to register for the workshop.

Wednesday Sep 5, 9:00-10:30 Grade Center Library Learning Commons (Second Floor)

Tuesday Sep 11, 1:00-2:30 Grade Center Library Learning Commons (Second Floor)

Blackboard 9.1 Bb Safe Assign

SafeAssign is a valuable tool for encouraging original writing and proper citation practices within your course.

SafeAssign compares your students’ work with previously submitted papers and published works from several databases, including, Internet, ProQuest ABI/Inform database, Institutional document archives with papers submitted by students at your institution, Global Reference Database with papers voluntarily submitted by students from Blackboard® client institutions.

Once a paper is submitted in SafeAssign, a report is generated that indicates the percentage of the paper that matches existing sources. This overall score can be an indicator that you need to review the paper more closely.

The SafeAssign report also shows the suspected source for each section of the paper that returns a match, allowing you to easily investigate whether the text was properly attributed.

The Bb9.1 “Bb Safe Assign” workshop will be repeated on the following dates

Please email labonis@sju.edu to register for the workshop.

Wednesday Sep 12, 11:00-12:30 Bb SafeAssign Library Learning Commons (Second Floor)

Quality Matters (QM) On-line courses

Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized program that promotes the use of research-based best practices in the design and development of online courses.

The Quality Matters Rubric, based on scholarly research, is a must-have for any online course developer’s toolbox. The QM rubric focuses on 8 key components of online course development, and includes 41 specific guidelines to achieve maximum effectiveness in your online classroom.

In this workshop, you will learn how incorporating the QM Rubric into your online course development can enhance your students’ learning outcomes and increase the overall effectiveness of your course.

The Bb9.1 “Quality Matters (QM)” workshop will be repeated on the following dates

Please email labonis@sju.edu to register for the workshop.

Thursday Sep 13, 11:00-12:30 Quality Matters (QM) Library Learning Commons (Second Floor)

Blackboard Collaborate

This workshop will demonstrate how Blackboard Collaborate can be used to create an engaging learning experience in both the online and traditional classroom. Attendees will learn how to initiate a Collaborate session, use the audio and visual conferencing tool, experiment with the interactive whiteboard, share a desktop, and more!

The Bb9.1 “Bb Collaborate” workshop will be repeated on the following dates

Please email labonis@sju.edu to register for the workshop.

Tuesday Sep 11, 11:00-12:30 Bb Collaborate Library Learning Commons (Second Floor)

Wednesday Sep 26, 2:00-3:30 Bb Collaborate Library Learning Commons (Second Floor)

Communicating with Students

This workshop will focus on how to communicate with students using various Blackboard features, including Announcements and Private Message.

You will also learn the appropriate application for these features, as well as some strategies to consider.

Thursday Sep 27, 2:00-3:30 Bb Communicating with Students Library Learning Commons (Second Floor)

Wednesday Oct 3, 11:00-12:30 Bb Communicating with Students Library Learning Commons (Second Floor)