Blackboard Training Workshops – November 2011

Please email Al Labonis at labonis@sju.edu to register for any of the sessions below.

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 “Getting Started” workshop will be repeated on the following dates and will be held in Merion Hall 275.

Wednesday Nov16, 3:00-4:30 Bb Getting Started

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 and will be held in Merion Hall 275.

Wednesday Nov 2, 2:00-3:30 Bb Grade Center
Wednesday Nov 16, 11:30-1:00 Bb Grade Center

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 “Bb Wimba” workshop will be repeated on the following dates and will be held in Merion Hall 275.

Tuesday Nov 8, 11:30-1:00 Bb Wimba

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 and will be held in Merion Hall 275.

Monday Nov 14, 8:00-9:30 Bb Blogs and Wiki

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 and will be held in Merion Hall 275.

Tuesday Nov 8, 2:00-3:30 Bb Assessment

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 Self and Peer Assessment” workshop will be repeated on the following dates and will be held in Merion Hall 275.

Wednesday, Nov, 9 3:00-4:30 Bb Safe Assign
Tuesday, Nov 15 2:00-3:30 Bb Safe Assign

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 and will be held in Merion Hall 275.

Tuesday, Nov 15 11:30-1:00 Bb Rubrics