Summer 2020 Workshops for Developing Courses

Registration is not required for any of these workshops. Please click on dates below to view the workshops. To attend a virtual workshop, click on the Zoom Meeting ID number provided. If you need assistance, please contact online.support@usi.edu.

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Week of July 6 - 10

Monday, July 6

2-2:50 PM
VoiceThread Assignments: Discussions, Presentations, and Required Videos 

Zoom Meeting ID: 812 461 5325

This session will focus on how to create a graded VoiceThread assignment, including how to create discussions, presentations, and required videos in VoiceThread. VoiceThread assignments can allow for peer feedback and interaction among students and faculty in the course.


Tuesday, July 7

10-10:50 AM
Zoom - Videoconferencing for Office Hours and Class Meetings 

Zoom Meeting ID: 912 2782 0795

Zoom is a desktop video conferencing solution perfect for meeting with individuals or groups at a distance. During this session we'll explore how you can use this in your classes and how to get signed up for an account.

2-2:50 PM
Creating Accessible Documents

Zoom Meeting ID: 291 314 3551

In this workshop learn how to apply techniques for making digital content such as PDFs, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc., and on Blackboard more accessible to all, including those with disabilities. We will also discuss accommodations for students with disabilities specific to the online learning environment.


Wednesday, July 8

10-10:50 AM
Blackboard - Getting Started 

Zoom Meeting ID: 282 813 8316

New to Blackboard? We'll address the very basics including navigation, available tools, organizing and getting started with adding content and making your course available. We will cover posting announcements, how to email students, and finding your class roster. Other topics included will be building menus, folders, and best practices when using Blackboard.

11-11:50 AM
First Day Access

Zoom Meeting ID: 978 8723 5043

First Day Access is the inclusive access program that allows eBooks and other digital course materials to be integrated into Blackboard and available to students from Day 1. This session will walk you through how the process works, how to set up your course, and how to communicate to students about the program.

2-2:50 PM
Making Group Work Work 
Zoom Meeting ID: 967 2476 3431

In this workshop you will learn about Blackboard and VoiceThread tools for students to work together on projects and presentations in the online classroom. 


Thursday, July 9

10-10:50 AM
Using Proctorio for Proctoring Online Exams

Zoom Meeting ID: 310 915 4020

Proctorio is a remote proctoring solution that flags suspicious behavior from students taking exams through Blackboard. In this session, we will overview the basics of Proctorio, how to setup Proctorio in your courses and taking a look at the gradebook settings.

1-1:50 PM
Blackboard's Tools: Assignments, Discussion Boards, Blogs, Wikis, and More!
Zoom Meeting ID: 951 0732 0264

This workshop focuses on Blackboard assignment and communication tools. Each tool has different functions and can be used to complete course work in various ways. We will also show how graded items are aligned in the grade center and how to organize them for consistency. The "Needs Grading" interface, setting up grade scales and generating grade reports will be briefly discussed.

2-2:50 PM
Digital Course Materials 
Zoom Meeting ID: 918 6424 7480

Join your librarians for a virtual session on linking library resources for off-campus access, finding truly affordable digital alternatives to physical course materials, and incorporating library services into your Blackboard courses.


Friday, July 10

10-10:50 AM
Blackboard's Tools: Assignments, Discussion Boards, Blogs, Wikis, and More!
Zoom Meeting ID: 282 813 8316

This workshop focuses on Blackboard assignment and communication tools. Each tool has different functions and can be used to complete course work in various ways. We will also show how graded items are aligned in the grade center and how to organize them for consistency. The "Needs Grading" interface, setting up grade scales and generating grade reports will be briefly discussed.

11-11:50 AM
Getting Started with Panopto
Zoom Meeting ID: 812 461 5222

We will walk  through getting started with Panopto including how to download, how to configure your course in Blackboard, how to use the recorder, basic editing and lecture management, and the different ways to post into Blackboard.

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Week of July 13 - 17

Monday, July 13

10-10:50 AM
Using Proctorio for Proctoring Online Exams

Zoom Meeting ID: 310 915 4020

Proctorio is a remote proctoring solution that flags suspicious behavior from students taking exams through Blackboard. In this session, we will overview the basics of Proctorio, how to setup Proctorio in your courses and taking a look at the gradebook settings.

11-11:50 AM
Zoom - Videoconferencing for Office Hours and Class Meetings

Zoom Meeting ID: 916 7289 9753

Zoom is a desktop video conferencing solution perfect for meeting with individuals or groups at a distance. During this session we'll explore how you can use this in your classes and how to get signed up for an account.

2-2:50 PM
Lecture Recording with VoiceThread or Zoom

Zoom Meeting ID: 942 0413 9865

In this workshop learn how to apply techniques for making digital content such as PDFs, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc., and on Blackboard more accessible to all, including those with disabilities. We will also discuss accommodations for students with disabilities specific to the online learning environment.


Tuesday, July 14

9-9:50 AM
VoiceThread Assignments: Discussions, Presentations, and Required Videos 

Zoom Meeting ID: 812 461 5325

This session will focus on how to create a graded VoiceThread assignment, including how to create discussions, presentations, and required videos in VoiceThread. VoiceThread assignments can allow for peer feedback and interaction among students and faculty in the course.

10-10:50 AM
Blackboard - Getting Started

Zoom Meeting ID: 282 813 8316

New to Blackboard? We'll address the very basics including navigation, available tools, organizing and getting started with adding content and making your course available. We will cover posting announcements, how to email students, and finding your class roster. Other topics included will be building menus, folders, and best practices when using Blackboard.


Wednesday, July 15

10-10:50 AM
Blackboard’s Tools: Assignments, Discussion Boards, Blogs, Wikis, and More!

Zoom Meeting ID: 282 813 8316

This workshop focuses on Blackboard assignment and communication tools. Each tool has different functions and can be used to complete course work in various ways. We will also show how graded items are aligned in the grade center and how to organize them for consistency. The "Needs Grading" interface, setting up grade scales and generating grade reports will be briefly discussed.

11-11:50 AM
Teaching with Limited Internet

Zoom Meeting ID: 948 2107 1218

Topics include: 1) internet access options, 2) alternatives for course activities/assignments for students with limited/no internet access, and 3) alternatives for instruction for faculty with limited/no internet access

1-1:50 PM
First Day Access 
Zoom Meeting ID: 996 0336 6423

First Day Access is the inclusive access program that allows eBooks and other digital course materials to be integrated into Blackboard and available to students from Day 1. This session will walk you through how the process works, how to set up your course, and how to communicate to students about the program.


Thursday, July 16

10-10:50 AM
Creating Accessible Documents

Zoom Meeting ID: 291 314 3551

In this workshop learn how to apply techniques for making digital content such as PDFs, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc., and on Blackboard more accessible to all, including those with disabilities. We will also discuss accommodations for students with disabilities specific to the online learning environment.

11-11:50 AM
Blackboard's Tools: Assignments, Discussion Boards, Blogs, Wikis, and More!
Zoom Meeting ID: 993 0430 5399

This workshop focuses on Blackboard assignment and communication tools. Each tool has different functions and can be used to complete course work in various ways. We will also show how graded items are aligned in the grade center and how to organize them for consistency. The "Needs Grading" interface, setting up grade scales and generating grade reports will be briefly discussed.

2-2:50 PM
Digital Course Materials 
Zoom Meeting ID: 918 6424 7480

Join your librarians for a virtual session on linking library resources for off-campus access, finding truly affordable digital alternatives to physical course materials, and incorporating library services into your Blackboard courses.


Friday, July 17

10-10:50 AM
Active Learning while Physically Distanced or Online
Zoom Meeting ID: 986 0292 5876

Are you looking for ways to make your teaching more engaging? We will discuss common active learning strategies and corresponding approaches that might be used in in-person with physical distance, online synchronous, and online asynchronous environments.

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Week of July 20 - 24

Monday, July 20

10-10:50 AM
Zoom – Videoconferencing for Office Hours and Class Meetings
Zoom Meeting ID: 915 4773 0157

Zoom is a desktop video conferencing solution perfect for meeting with individuals or groups at a distance. During this session we'll explore how you can use this in your classes and how to get signed up for an account.

2-2:50 PM
Creating Accessible Documents

Zoom Meeting ID: 291 314 3551

In this workshop learn how to apply techniques for making digital content such as PDFs, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc., and on Blackboard more accessible to all, including those with disabilities. We will also discuss accommodations for students with disabilities specific to the online learning environment.


Tuesday, July 21

10-10:50 AM
Using Proctorio for Proctoring Online Exams

Zoom Meeting ID: 310 915 4020

Proctorio is a remote proctoring solution that flags suspicious behavior from students taking exams through Blackboard. In this session, we will overview the basics of Proctorio, how to setup Proctorio in your courses and taking a look at the gradebook settings.


Wednesday, July 22

11-11:50 AM
Active Learning While Physically Distanced or Online

Zoom Meeting ID: 912 9508 5314

Are you looking for ways to make your teaching more engaging? We will discuss common active learning strategies and corresponding approaches that might be used in in-person with physical distance, online synchronous, and online asynchronous environments.

1-1:50 PM
Lecture Recording with VoiceThread or Zoom
Zoom Meeting ID: 942 0413 9865

Lectures are very important to any classroom session. VoiceThread and Zoom are two technologies that while very different, both help make lectures in an online setting possible. This session will demonstrate how to use each of them effectively for online lectures.

2-2:50 PM
Transparent Assignment Design for Student Success

Zoom Meeting ID: 934 2173 0169

The Transparent Assignment framework helps students understand how and why they are learning course content, as well as increases student confidence and success. Plus, it helps you align the assignment with student learning outcomes.


Thursday, July 23

10-10:50 AM
Respondus Lockdown Browser

Zoom Meeting ID: 282 813 8316

In this workshop will look at a tool that keeps students from searching the internet and Blackboard during an exam. This tool also keeps students from using any other application on their computer during an exam. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this tools and what would be the best scenario to deploy Lockdown Browser.

11-11:50 AM
Blackboard - Getting Started
Zoom Meeting ID: 989 7647 0039

New to Blackboard? We'll address the very basics including navigation, available tools, organizing and getting started with adding content and making your course available. We will cover posting announcements, how to email students, and finding your class roster. Other topics included will be building menus, folders, and best practices when using Blackboard.

2-2:50 PM
Digital Course Materials 
Zoom Meeting ID: 918 6424 7480

Join your librarians for a virtual session on linking library resources for off-campus access, finding truly affordable digital alternatives to physical course materials, and incorporating library services into your Blackboard courses.


Friday, July 24

11-11:50 AM
If You Build It, "They" will come!
Zoom Meeting ID: 310 915 4020

In this workshop, we will demonstrate and discuss best practices for a student friendly Blackboard course design. 

1-1:50 PM
VoiceThread Assignments: Discussions, Presentations, and Required Videos
Zoom Meeting ID: 812 461 5325

This session will focus on how to create a graded VoiceThread assignment, including how to create discussions, presentations, and required videos in VoiceThread. VoiceThread assignments can allow for peer feedback and interaction among students and faculty in the course.

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Week of July 27 - 31

Monday, July 27

11-11:50 AM
Using Proctorio for Proctoring Online Exams
Zoom Meeting ID: 310 915 4020

Proctorio is a remote proctoring solution that flags suspicious behavior from students taking exams through Blackboard. In this session, we will overview the basics of Proctorio, how to setup Proctorio in your courses and taking a look at the gradebook settings.

1-1:50 PM
Blackboard - Getting Started

Zoom Meeting ID: 282 813 8316

New to Blackboard? We'll address the very basics including navigation, available tools, organizing and getting started with adding content and making your course available. We will cover posting announcements, how to email students, and finding your class roster. Other topics included will be building menus, folders, and best practices when using Blackboard.


Tuesday, July 28

9-9:50 AM
Transparent Assignment Design for Student Success
Zoom Meeting ID: 997 3414 6560

The Transparent Assignment framework helps students understand how and why they are learning course content, as well as increases student confidence and success. Plus, it helps you align the assignment with student learning outcomes.

10-10:50 PM
Hybrid 
Course Planning and Teaching Strategies 
Zoom Meeting ID: 
 983 7628 5536 

In this session, you will consider approaches to planning the schedule and activities between the online and in-class sessions, with student learning and engagement in mind.  We also will discuss different hybrid/blended/flipped course models. 

11-11:50 AM
Zoom –Videoconferencing for Office Hours and Class Meetings
Zoom Meeting ID: 929 1608 3539

Zoom is a desktop video conferencing solution perfect for meeting with individuals or groups at a distance. During this session we'll explore how you can use this in your classes and how to get signed up for an account.

1-1:50 PM
Blackboard’s Tools: Assignments, Discussion Boards, Blogs, Wikis, and More!

Zoom Meeting ID: 282 813 8316

This workshop focuses on Blackboard quizzes and exams. We will explore various questions types and how to build exams. We will give tips on how to grade exams, discourage cheating, and best practices for students taking online exams. We'll also address the "Needs Grading" interface, how to set up a letter grade scale and generate grade reports.

2-2:50 PM
Creating Accessible Documents

Zoom Meeting ID: 291 314 3551

In this workshop learn how to apply techniques for making digital content such as PDFs, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc., and on Blackboard more accessible to all, including those with disabilities. We will also discuss accommodations for students with disabilities specific to the online learning environment.


Wednesday, July 29

9-9:50 AM
VoiceThread Assignments: Discussions, Presentations, and Required Videos

Zoom Meeting ID: 812 461 5325

This session will focus on how to create a graded VoiceThread assignment, including how to create discussions, presentations, and required videos in VoiceThread. VoiceThread assignments can allow for peer feedback and interaction among students and faculty in the course.

11-11:50 AM
If You Build It, "They" will come!
Zoom Meeting ID: 310 915 4020

In this workshop, we will demonstrate and discuss best practices for a student friendly Blackboard course design.

1-1:50 PM
Developing, Deploying, and Editing Online Exams in Blackboard 
Zoom Meeting ID: 282 813 8316

This workshop focuses on Blackboard quizzes and exams. We will explore various questions types and how to build exams. We will give tips on how to grade exams, discourage cheating, and best practices for students taking online exams. We'll also address the "Needs Grading" interface, how to set up a letter grade scale and generate grade reports.

2-2:50 PM
Blackboard - Getting Started
Zoom Meeting ID: 995 3815 3012

New to Blackboard? We'll address the very basics including navigation, available tools, organizing and getting started with adding content and making your course available. We will cover posting announcements, how to email students, and finding your class roster. Other topics included will be building menus, folders, and best practices when using Blackboard.


Thursday, July 30

10-10:50 AM
First Day Access

Zoom Meeting ID: 930 9259 2503

First Day Access is the inclusive access program that allows eBooks and other digital course materials to be integrated into Blackboard and available to students from Day 1. This session will walk you through how the process works, how to set up your course, and how to communicate to students about the program.

1-1:50 PM
Helping Underprepared (and ALL) Students Learn More
Zoom Meeting ID: 978 6127 7033

We will discuss research-based teaching techniques shown to help all students, and in particular underprepared students, engage, learn, and succeed.

2-2:50 PM
Digital Course Materials 
Zoom Meeting ID: 918 6424 7480

Join your librarians for a virtual session on linking library resources for off-campus access, finding truly affordable digital alternatives to physical course materials, and incorporating library services into your Blackboard courses.


Friday, July 31

12-12:50 PM
Hybrid 
Course Planning and Teaching Strategies
Zoom Meeting ID: 
935 1226 3478 

In this session, you will consider approaches to planning the schedule and activities between the online and in-class sessions, with student learning and engagement in mind.  We also will discuss different hybrid/blended/flipped course models. 

1-1:50 PM
Making Group Work Work
Zoom Meeting ID: 967 2476 3431

In this workshop you will learn about Blackboard, Teams and VoiceThread tools for students to work together on projects and presentations in the online classroom. 

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Week of August 3 -7

Monday, August 3

9-9:50 AM
Blackboard - Getting Started 
Zoom Meeting ID: 282 813 8316

New to Blackboard? We'll address the very basics including navigation, available tools, organizing and getting started with adding content and making your course available. We will cover posting announcements, how to email students, and finding your class roster. Oher topics included will be building menus, folders, and best practices when using Blackboard.

1-1:50 PM
Zoom –Videoconferencing for Office Hours and Class Meetings
Zoom Meeting ID: 973 9661 3840

Zoom is a desktop video conferencing solution perfect for meeting with individuals or groups at a distance. During this session we'll explore how you can use this in your classes and how to get signed up for an account.

2-2:50 PM
Active Learning While Physically Distanced or Online
Zoom Meeting ID: 927 9416 4015

Are you looking for ways to make your teaching more engaging? We will discuss common active learning strategies and corresponding approaches that might be used in in-person with physical distance, online synchronous, and online asynchronous environments.


Tuesday, August 4

9-9:50 AM
Blackboard’s Tools: Assignments, Discussion Boards, Blogs, Wikis, and More!
Zoom Meeting ID: 282 813 8316

This workshop focuses on Blackboard assignment and communication tools. Each tool has different functions and can be used to complete course work in various ways. We will also show how graded items are aligned in the grade center and how to organize them for consistency. The "Needs Grading" interface, setting up grade scales and generating grade reports will be briefly discussed.

11-11:50 AM
Developing, Deploying, and Editing Online Exams in Blackboard 
Zoom Meeting ID: 923 4342 6038

This workshop focuses on Blackboard quizzes and exams. We will explore various questions types and how to build exams. We will give tips on how to grade exams, discourage cheating, and best practices for students taking online exams. We'll also address the "Needs Grading" interface, how to set up a letter grade scale and generate grade reports.


Wednesday, August 5

9-9:50 AM
Developing, Deploying, and Editing Online Exams in Blackboard 
Zoom Meeting ID: 282 813 8316

This workshop focuses on Blackboard quizzes and exams. We will explore various questions types and how to build exams. We will give tips on how to grade exams, discourage cheating, and best practices for students taking online exams. We'll also address the "Needs Grading" interface, how to set up a letter grade scale and generate grade reports.

10-10:50 AM
First Day Access
Zoom Meeting ID: 981 7635 0942

First Day Access is the inclusive access program that allows eBooks and other digital course materials to be integrated into Blackboard and available to students from Day 1. This session will walk you through how the process works, how to set up your course, and how to communicate to students about the program.

11-11:50 AM
Helping Underprepared (and ALL) Students Learn More 
Zoom Meeting ID: 957 0557 5120

We will discuss research-based teaching techniques shown to help all students, and in particular underprepared students, engage, learn, and succeed.


Thursday, August 6

9-9:50 AM
Respondus Lockdown Browser

Zoom Meeting ID: 282 813 8316

In this workshop will look at a tool that keeps students from searching the internet and Blackboard during an exam. This tool also keeps students from using any other application on their computer during an exam. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this tools and what would be the best scenario to deploy Lockdown Browser.

10-10:50 PM
Hybrid 
Course Planning and Teaching Strategies 
Zoom Meeting ID:
990 3140 9643

In this session, you will consider approaches to planning the schedule and activities between the online and in-class sessions, with student learning and engagement in mind.  We also will discuss different hybrid/blended/flipped course models.

11-11:50 AM
If You Build It, "They" will come!
Zoom Meeting ID: 310 915 4020

In this workshop, we will demonstrate and discuss best practices for a student friendly Blackboard course design.

1-1:50 PM
VoiceThread Assignments: Discussions, Presentations, and Required Videos
Zoom Meeting ID: 812 461 5325

This session will focus on how to create a graded VoiceThread assignment, including how to create discussions, presentations, and required videos in VoiceThread. VoiceThread assignments can allow for peer feedback and interaction among students and faculty in the course.

2-2:50 PM
Digital Course Materials 
Zoom Meeting ID: 918 6424 7480

Join your librarians for a virtual session on linking library resources for off-campus access, finding truly affordable digital alternatives to physical course materials, and incorporating library services into your Blackboard courses.


Friday, August 7

10-10:50 AM
Creating Accessible Documents
Zoom Meeting ID: 291 314 3551

In this workshop learn how to apply techniques for making digital content such as PDFs, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc., and on Blackboard more accessible to all, including those with disabilities. We will also discuss accommodations for students with disabilities specific to the online learning environment.

11-11:50 AM
Using Proctorio for Proctoring Online Exams
Zoom Meeting ID: 310 915 4020

Proctorio is a remote proctoring solution that flags suspicious behavior from students taking exams through Blackboard. In this session, we will overview the basics of Proctorio, how to setup Proctorio in your courses and taking a look at the gradebook settings.

2-2:50 PM
Lecture Recording with VoiceThread or Zoom
Zoom Meeting ID: 812 461 5325

Lectures are very important to any classroom session. VoiceThread and Zoom are two technologies that while very different, both help make lectures in an online setting possible. This session will demonstrate how to use each of them effectively for online lectures.

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