IT Training Calendar

Unless otherwise noted, all onground training sessions will be held in University Hall (UH), Room W108 (Computer Lab).

Webinars can be accessed 15 mintues prior to webinar here.

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Nearpod featuring Ron Bruce

2:00pm - 3:00pm

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

Adobe Connect

Learn how to use our web-conferencing tool, Adobe Connect, to record lectures for your students to view outside of the classroom.  Can also be used for live lectures during snow days!

Blackboard Basics

Learn how to supplement your course using Blackboard via Posting Announcements, Creating Weekly Folders, Uploading your syllabus and other relevant files, Linking to Websites and Creating Assignments for students to submit electronically.

Blackboard – Assessment Integrity using SafeAssign

Learn how you can detect plagiarism in student assignments submitted in Blackboard.  Assignments submitted via Blackboard’s SafeAssign are cross-checked against public Internet documents, ProQuest, and the collection of all papers submitted to SafeAssign by instructors and students from both our university and other institutions.

Blackboard – Blogs, Journals, and Wikis

Learn how to create social learning spaces for you and your students for thought expression, reflection, and sharing via Blackboard Blogs, Journals, and Wikis.

Blackboard Collaboration

Discussion Boards are a robust feature of Blackboard.  Learn how to create and facilitate a discussion board forum for students.

Blackboard – Course Reporting

Learn how to track student activity in your course using the Blackboard Course Reporting and Performance Dashboard features.

Blackboard – Designing Engaging Activities using Free Tech Tools

Spice up your Blackboard course with some free technology tools that will enhance the student experience.   Learn how to incorporate engaging free tools such as, Powtoons, Prezi, Lucidpress, and Poll Everywhere.

Blackboard – Grade Center

The Grade Center is a robust feature of Blackboard that allows you to enter grades in real time so that students are kept updated on their progress.

Blackboard Student Group Work

Promote a classroom setting where collaboration and cooperation are valued and provide students will valuable communication and teamwork skills that are important in the professional workplace. 

Blackboard – Online Course Design

Learn the best practices for designing a quality online course in Blackboard using the Quality Matters ™ nationally recognized 40-point rubric.

Creating a Podcast

Today’s students are on the go, often with earbuds.  Don’t miss out on getting their attention by learning how to create your own podcast using Audacity, a free audio recorder.

Creating Video Lectures

Academic Technology is now offering assistance with creating video lectures for faculty.  Learn how you can work with us to create a welcome or lecture video for your students.

Events Scheduling

Learn how to use our new calendar to schedule your events.

Flipping the Classroom

The Flipped Classroom is a pedogocical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed.  Short video lectures are viewed by students at home before the class sessionm while in-class time is devoted to exercises, projects, or discussions.  Learn how to utilize the features of Blackboard to flip your classroom!

Google Apps

Learn how to use the many Google Applications, such as, Google Drive to share documents with your colleagues and students, Google Forms to create a survey, and Google Sites to create your own website. 

Microsoft Office

Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel offer some features that allow you to create engaging presentations and be more productive with your work. 

Office 365

Office 365 is now available via the portal and includes some new apps to make your work life easier such as, Skype for Business, One Drive, One Note, and Sway.  Learn about these great features to get you started with Office 365.

Online Pedagogy

Learn the latest statistics in online education, pedagogy vs. andragogy, best practices for teaching online, and a demonstration of exemplary online teaching .

Skype for Business

Learn how to collaborate with your colleagues via instant message and web meetings right from your office using Skype for Business.

Windows 10 – What’s New after the Upgrade

Learn about some of the new innovations in Windows 10 such as, the new and improved Start Menu, Task View, Snap Assist, and Mail and Calendar apps.