Course Descriptions

 


Blackboard

 

 Blackboard - Clinic

Prerequisite: None

This is an open lab session for anyone to drop by CM 146 and get any type of Blackboard question answered.


 

Blackboard - Basics

Prerequisite: None

This course is designed for faculty who are new to Blackboard. We will go over how to get started in Blackboard as well as cover some of the basic skills needed to teach both web-assisted and fully online courses.

Skills covered: Logging in, making your course available, customizing your homepage, accessing your courses, using edit mode and the control panel, posting items/files, creating folders, and creating a syllabus. We will also go over basic course communication including sending emails, announcements, and setting up a contact list.

Course Material: Blackboard Basics


Blackboard - Moving Your Content

Prerequisite: Blackboard Basics or previous Blackboard experience

This course will cover how to import your content from previous courses into a new course site.

Course Material: How Do I Export My Course?


Blackboard - Posting Content

Prerequisite: Blackboard Basics or previous Blackboard experience

In this course we will cover the steps involved in posting various types of content in your course (including audio, video, images and mashups) as well as file size restrictions, how to modify posted content and how to control access to it.

Course Material: How Do I Post Course Content?


Blackboard - Collaboration Tools

Prerequisite: Blackboard Basics or previous Blackboard experience

This course covers how to start using discussion boards, blogs, journals, and wikis. We will talk about how to set each tool up as well as ideas on how to use them in your courses.

Course Material: Getting Started with Interactive Tools


Blackboard - Group Collaboration

Prerequisite: Blackboard Basics or previous Blackboard experience

This course covers group creation, assigning students to the groups, group management, discussion boards, sending email, and group assignments, and using blogs, wikis, and journals with your groups.

Course Material: How Do I Create Groups?


Blackboard - Assignments and SafeAssign

Prerequisite: Blackboard Basics or previous Blackboard experience

This course covers how to post and manage Safe Assignments and Assignments. We will also cover how to read a SA report, what the matching score means, and how to download and grade the student submissions.

Course Material: How Do I Post Assignments?


Blackboard - Grade Center

Prerequisite: Blackboard Basics or previous Blackboard experience

This session covers creating columns in the Grade Center as well as how to enter grades and understand the various settings and options.

Course Material: Getting Started with the Grade Center


Blackboard - Tests

Prerequisite: Blackboard Basics or previous Blackboard experience

This session will cover how to create an online test administered through Blackboard including the various question options, using pools, random blocks, and how to deploy the test to students. You will learn how to add your questions directly into Blackboard's test manager. These tests can be graded automatically after the student has submitted it.  We will also talk about the testing options once the test has been deployed and how to reset attempts and how to grade exams.

Course material: Getting Started with Building a Test


Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate Moderator Training (Online)

Prerequisite:  Blackboard Basics

This session will cover how to create and manage a Collaborate session in your Blackboard course.  This training is conducted live and online (from your computer).  It is available by request only.  Please submit a helpdesk ticket if you're interested in scheduling a session.

For more information on Collaborate, including additional documentation and tutorials for both moderators and participants visit http://www.fau.edu/oit/blackboard/collaborate.php


Echo Personal Capture

Prerequisite: None

Have you ever wished that you could use your class time more effectively?  A new teaching model called the flipped classroom is allowing instructors to use technology to deliver instruction to students at home through lecture videos (which they can review as many times as they need to so that they come to class prepared to work) and move "homework" (such as assigned problems) to the classroom.  This lets instructors spend more one-on-one time with students, answering questions, reviewing difficult concepts and working through problems in a collaborative classroom environment.

Come find how you can use Echo Personal Lecture Capture to "flip" your classes.  It lets you create, edit and publish lectures, screencasts, tutorials and more to your Blackboard courses with short videos recorded at your convenience right from your own computer.

Microsoft

Microsoft IT Academy E-Learning allows you to improve your skills with self-paced, interactive, and engaging online training. It is available by request only.  Please submit a helpdesk ticket if you're interested.