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

 

Access 2010- Level 1

Prerequisite: None

This course covers Basic Access Overview, Database Design, Working with Tables and Field properties.  Creating Forms, Queries, Reports and Importing and Exporting data.


 Access 2010 - Level 2

Prerequisite: Access Level 1

This course covers Advanced Table Use and Field Properties, Relationships, Advanced Queries, Customizing Forms, Formatting Reports, SubForms and SubReports.



Acrobat 9 - Level 1

Prerequisite: None

This course covers an introduction to the Acrobat environment, creating PDF documents, modifying PDF documents, and navigation features.



Acrobat 9 - Level 2

This course covers converting paper forms to PDF forms, creating PDF forms, adding fields to forms, exporting form data, validating and formatting fields.



Excel - Pivot Tables + Advance Formulas

Learn how to create and modify a Pivot Table.  And work with Formulas.



Excel 2010 - Level 1

Prerequisite: None

This course covers Basic and Intermediate Excel Functions for creating and modifying spreadsheets, Formulas, Formats, Preview and Printing



Excel 2010 - Level 2

This course covers Database Basics, Data Analysis, multiple worksheet management and Charts



Mail Merge using MS Word

Use Word with Excel to prepare a Merge letter, envelope, and labels.



Office 2010 'What's New'

Prerequisite: None

Learn all new and exciting features only available in Office 2010



OneNote

Prerequisite: None

Learn to track appointments, take meeting notes, record research, and keep to-do items all in one place.



Outlook 'Time Saving Tips'

Prerequisite: None

Learn how to save time in Outlook using 'drag and drop', actives menu, and customizing the program.



PowerPoint 2010 - Level 1

Prerequisite: None

This class will instruct in the basic skills to effectively create presentations. Specific topics include beginning a presentation, using Auto Wizard, drawing tools, Clip art, Word art, slide shows and printing. Also some topics with graphic objects, importing and embedding objects, and examining animation and multimedia.



PowerPoint 2010 - Level 2

This class will enhance presentations with organization charts, tables, importing and embedding objects, and examining animation and multimedia. It will also cover how to publish to the web, create hyperlinks to other ppt files, web pages and use buttons for navigating to slides within the presentation.



Publisher 2010 - Level 1

Prerequisite: None

This workshop will cover how to create flyer, newsletters, posters, cards and brochures using Microsoft Publisher.



Publisher 2010 - Level 2

This workshop will cover how to work with objects including: WordArt, Autoshapes, Tables and the Design Gallery.  Also, creating & working with the Master Page



SharePoint 'Calendars'

Learn to create, modify, and add calendars in SharePoint.  Also, learn the details of working with the calendars including how to download SharePoint calendars to Outlook.



SharePoint 'Document Libraries'

Create, modify and work with Document libraries in SharePoint.  Learn about the different types of libraries and the unique features of each.



SharePoint List

SharePoint 'List':  Learn to create, modify, and delete list in SharePoint.  Also, learn the details of working with the list including how to download SharePoint list to Excel and upload Excel files to SharePoint.



SharePoint 'My Site'

Add information about yourself to 'My Site' in SharePoint.  Learn how 'My Site' can help you organize what you use in SharePoint



SharePoint 'What it is and what you can do with it'

Learn what SharePoint is and what it is used for.  Using SharePoint 2010.



SharePoint - Building Sites

Learn about the different Site Templates available in SharePoint and how to customize them.



SharePoint – Workflow

Learn how to use SharePoint to setup automated versions of business processes.



Visio 2010 - Level 1

Prerequisite: None

This course covers the basic elements of Visio, navigation, using stensils, manipulating shapes, adding text, working with stacking order, and drawing maps.



Visio 2010 - Level 2

This course covers managing shapes, applying styles, connecting shapes, creating flowcharts, organization charts, and floor plans.



Word 2010 - Level 1

Prerequisite: None

This is the beginner course for Microsoft Office 2007 Word. The course covers Basic Word Overview, Creating and Saving Documents, Selecting and Navigating Text, Multiple Documents, Getting Help, Managing Files, Formatting, Wizards, Editing, Tabs and Printing.



Word 2010 - Level 2

This course focuses on Advanced Editing Tools, Manipulating Toolbars, Advance Formatting, Columns and Tables, Mail Merging and Using Reference Tools