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Lunch and Learn: Setting up your Gradebook in Blackboard (Two-Part Series)

**This is a BYOD (BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE) Session** 

Workshop RegistrationComplete the Pre-registration Form
Workshop Date and Time:
First Session: September 8, 2021,12:30pm-1:30pm EST
Second Session: September 15, 2021,12:30pm – 1:30 pm  

Location: Belcher Hall Room 405
Registration Deadline: September 03, 2021 

Description: Bring your lunch and let’s learn!! 

This Lunch and Learn will give participants an in-depth experience with the Grade Center in Ultra-Based Navigation with Learn. There will be interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities of common tasks faculty perform in the Grade Center. 

By the end of this session, participants will be able to: 

  • Create and manage columns to organize and calculate grades. 
  • Display a final grade as a percentage or letter so that students can monitor their progress. 
  • Use a weighted grading system. 
  • Customize the Grade Center.
Lunch and Learn: Understanding Blackboard Ally?

**This is a BYOD (BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE) Session** 

Workshop Registration: Complete the Pre-registration Form 

Workshop Date and Time:
First Session: September 22, 2021,12:30pm-1:30pm
Second Session: September 29, 2021, 12:30pm – 1:30 pm   

Location: Belcher Hall Room 405
Registration Deadline: September 17, 2021

Description: Bring your lunch and let’s learn!! 

This Lunch and Learn will give participants an in-depth experience with Blackboard Ally in Ultra-Based Navigation with Learn. There will be interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities on the use of Blackboard Ally and how to track accessibility in your course.  

Anything Blackboard: Virtual Drop-in Sessions

Join Session Link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/8e4d1b9d01194149924d3b6ec7db4a00 

Description: During the month of September, CODE will offer virtual drop-in sessions for faculty. These sessions are specifically for questions regarding Blackboard. Sessions will begin on Thursday September 2, 2021. Virtual Drop-in sessions will be dedicated to helping faculty with Blackboard. These sessions are optional. 

    Creating Tests in Blackboard- Mid-Term Refresher

    **This is a BYOD (BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE) Session** 

    Workshop Registration: Complete the Pre-registration Form
    Workshop Date and time: October 12, 2021 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST 

    Location: Belcher Hall Room 405
    Registration Deadline: October 01, 2021 

    Register for this workshop if you are planning to deliver an online mid-term exam. Learn to create tests, to use pools of questions while creating these items, and to modify the deployment rules for individuals or groups of students. 

    By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Create/Build a test 
    • Explore test options 
    • Create a Survey 
    • View Survey results 

    Self-Paced Professional Development Courses

    These self-paced professional development courses are available in a variety of topics related to teaching and learning. Courses are delivered online in Blackboard and faculty may complete them at their own pace. Certificates are provided at the completion of the course.”.

    To enroll in a course, please contact Bettina Mozie, Training Coordinator at: bmozie@scsu.edu.

    How Can I Gauge Online Learning Through Engaging Activities and Assignments?
    This self-paced online course is for remote/online teachers who want to assess learning to keep students on track. In 20-minutes the course provides many ideas specific to online and remote teaching for activities, assignments, and assessments that gauge learning. All faculty completing the course will receive a certificate of completion.
    Academic Leader's Toolkit for Evaluating Online Teaching

    This 40-minute seminar course explores methods and instruments to judge the quality of online teaching.  This course is especially valuable for faculty and academic leaders 

    Practical Strategies to Improve Student Retention in Online Courses

    Learn why there is an increased danger of attrition in online courses and how to address this in four key areas: course design, instructor presence, personal attention, and connectedness to the institution.

    How to Design and Facilitate Online Discussions that Improve Student Learning and Engagement

    Learn several design and facilitation ideas to help you create a better learning experience for your students. You’ll see examples of online discussion activities, including student posts and instructor feedback to those posts as well as an assessment rubric template you can use to evaluate the quality of your online discussions and help you adapt what you learn in this webinar to your own online courses.

    Getting Started with Backward Design - Meaningful & Measurable Learning Outcomes

    Learning outcomes and objectives are the first step in the backwards design course development process.The process of developing learning outcomes that actively engage learners in a way that clearly describe what learners will learn and be able to do includes design principles to guide faculty developing courses. This seminar will discuss the purpose and best practices of course outcomes design, identify course outcomes in your program or course and summarize the outcomes of the outcomes design process.

    Backward Design - Aligning Outcomes to Activities and Assessments
    The best courses start with the end in mind. What will students learn or be able to do by the end of this class? This seminar will help you organize your workflow and equip you with the tools to align course learning elements with student learning outcomes. 
    Blackboard Essentials
    In the Blackboard Essentials self-pace course, you will learn about the basics of Blackboard. Participants will learn the basics of navigation, course tools, and procedures necessary to create new course content. All faculty/staff completing the course will receive a certificate of completion. 
    Universal Design: Five Steps to Make Your Course Accessible

    Accessibility is not just about disability. It is about increasing learning for all students. Ultimately, it is about student success. Most instructors can improve access to their curricula simply by examining their assumptions and making slight modifications to methods and practices. Learn how in this self-paced, online seminar.

    eCourse Benefits:
    Participants will learn how to improve the accessibility of their courses and, correspondingly, the success of their students. All attendees will learn that:
    • Some assumptions about students and their learning can undermine the learning of all students, and especially students with disabilities
    • Small changes can eliminate large barriers to learning
    A Guide to Video Communication for Online Instructors

    If you’re an online educator, creating online video content is no longer an option. It’s a virtual requirement in today’s online environment, where students expect your curriculum to keep pace with new technologies. In this self-paced course, you will learn all about video creation from inception to viewing and discover simple ways to effectively create and deliver online video content.

    Applying Andragogy to Online Course Design to Increase Student Engagement and Success

    Naturally, adults and children learn in different ways. However, this truism does not necessarily translate when learners transition from secondary to post-secondary educational settings. It’s even more elusive in online learning environments, as students are not immediately visible to their instructors.

    Date: April 21, 2021 

    **No registration link is required**

    University of South Carolina Center for Teaching Excellence Webinars

    SC State faculty may participate in a variety of professional development webinars on teaching and learning offered by the University of South Carolina Center for Teaching Excellence.