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Educational Technology Workshops and Events

The below events are offered by the educational technologist. The event topics focus on specific educational technologies, including Blackboard, Collaborate, ePortfolios, Turnitin and VoiceThread, as well as workshops targeted for faculty teaching online and/or hybrid courses. Special topic sessions will also be offered periodically.

For additional training sessions on other Fisher applications, please check the OIT Training page.

Blackboard Basics Workshop

This session will cover the foundational tools within Blackboard, including how to access the tool, navigating your course environment, making courses available, managing users, creating content and assignments and the basics of the grade center. This session is best for new users of Blackboard. Please register for one of the below options.

Monday, January 7, 2019
2 to 3 p.m.
Lavery Library, Room L109
Register for the 1/7 Blackboard Basics Workshop

Blackboard Advanced Workshop

This session will cover more advanced features available within Blackboard, including discussion boards, blogs, wikis, journals, rubrics, tests and other integrations set up in the Blackboard environment. This session is best for moderate to advanced users who are already comfortable with the foundations of using Blackboard. Please register for one of the below options.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Lavery Library, Room L109
Register for the 1/8 Blackboard Advanced Workshop

Online Education Workshop

Friday, February 1, 2019
1 to 3 p.m.
Lavery Library, L101

This 2-hour session covers topics including Fisher's online and hybrid teaching and learning philosophy, the differences between online, hybrid and traditional face-to-face courses and guidelines for teaching online and hybrid courses at Fisher. This session is designed for faculty with little or no experience teaching online/hybrid, but is important for all faculty that plan to teach an online/hybrid course at Fisher in the future.

This is the precursor event to the Fundamentals of Online Teaching course experience. Please register for that event separately as well if you plan to attend both.

Register for Online Education Workshop

Fundamentals of Online Teaching

Monday, February 4 to Sunday, March 3, 2019

This course is a four-week, primarily asynchronous, online experience offered within Blackboard. Faculty in this course will experience what it is like to be an online student while completing readings, participating in online discussions and submitting assignments related to the design and delivery of online and hybrid courses. Each member will invest approximately 5-7 hours per week on course activities, including specific tasks to be completed each week, as well as communication with the other members of the class. Time spent by each individual will be whenever is most convenient for them, with the exception of one synchronous session during the third week of the class where the group will meet online at the same time.

The event follows the Online Education Workshop. Please register for the workshop separately if you plan to attend both.

Register for Fundamentals of Online Teaching

Turnitin in Blackboard Workshop

Do you use Turnitin and Blackboard already, but end up creating separate accounts for both you and your students? And because of this your students must now submit their assignments in two places? Have you thought about using Turnitin and want to know more about the tool? If you answer Yes to either of these questions, this workshop is for you! In this session, you will learn how to use Turnitin directly within your Blackboard course streamlining the process for students to submit work in one place and for you to access the files, originality reports and grade their work all in one place as well.

Thursday, February 7, 2019
10 - 11 a.m.
Lavery Library, Room L109

Register for the Turnitin in Blackboard Workshop

Blackboard Grade Center Workshop

Do you have questions on the Blackboard Grade Center? Have you been using it, but not sure if you are setting it up correctly? Interested in knowing more about the total and weighted total options available to you? Would you like to learn more about the Blackboard in-line grading functionality now available in all courses? If any of these questions are of interest to you, please attend this session. We will be reviewing the basics of the Grade Center, sharing many tips to make the Grade Center more productive for you and discussing some advanced options for calculating final grades.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
2 - 3 p.m.
Lavery Library, Room L109

Register for the Blackboard Grade Center Workshop