Fall 2013 Educational Technology Workshops

We hope you can join us this fall for our Workshop series. If you can’t make it to a session, please feel free to contact the ID Team to schedule a time to work with us one-on-one. We’re also happy to facilitate custom educational technology workshops for your team or department.

Please click on “Sign up” to reserve your spot and send any questions about these workshops to Sherri Place.

Using the Newest Blackboard Features to Save Time and Enhance Learning
Wednesday, September 18, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Online in Blackboard Collaborate
Facilitator: Jessica Morris
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Over the last year, Blackboard released a series of new features that offer many benefits to both face-to-face and online instructors:

  • Online assignment grading allows you to view, markup, and grade students’ work from within your Internet browser.
  • The calendar tool helps to keep students on track with key due dates and can be integrated with other electronic calendars they use.
  • Updated discussion board settings encourage students to post original replies and stimulate more interesting conversations.
  • Advanced testing options give you more control and information about students’ testing experiences.

In this online session held in Blackboard Collaborate, we will review each of these features and discuss ways that you can use them to save time, support learning, and increase communication with your students outside of class.

Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate
Tuesday, September 24, 1pm-2pm
Olney 101
Facilitator: Sherri Place
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Wednesday, September 25, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Online in Blackboard Collaborate
Facilitator: Jessica Morris
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Blackboard Collaborate is replacing Wimba as La Salle’s web conferencing tool. It can be used to hold virtual class sessions or office hours. Student groups can also use it to meet outside of class. In both the hands-on and online workshops, you will learn how to create a Collaborate session and explore the tools for facilitating a successful virtual classroom experience.

Using Blackboard to Keep Students on Track
Wednesday, October 2, 1pm-2pm
Olney 101
Facilitator: Sherri Place
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Blackboard can help you create a framework for your face-to-face course that helps students stay on track and get the most out of your content. During this workshop, you’ll learn how to manipulate the Course Menu to create clear navigation and how to structure content and activities so students can link what they already know to the content you present.

Using Tech Tools to Facilitate Peer Review
Tuesday, October 8, 1pm-2pm
Olney 101
Facilitator: Jessica Morris
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Peer review can be a powerful tool to support learning. It offers students the opportunity to learn from each other’s feedback and experiences, and it gives the instructor additional perspectives on students’ work. It can also motivate students when they need to perform for an audience of their peers.

In this session, we will explore ways that you can use Blackboard and other technology tools to facilitate the peer review process. We will look at tools and strategies that have been used successfully by La Salle instructors to implement peer review in their courses, including the discussion board, blogs, and surveys. You’ll have a chance to experiment with how these tools can be used to support peer review in your courses.

Getting Started with LinkedIn, Part I
Wednesday, October 16, 1pm-2pm
Olney 101
Facilitators: Debra Franke and Nick Gogno
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LinkedIn isn’t just for finding a job; this social networking site can help you build an online presence, connect with like-minded individuals, and keep on top of changes in your field.

This session will function as an introduction to LinkedIn and its importance to faculty and staff at La Salle University. Participants will learn how to accurately represent themselves as a professional and develop policies for making connections on LinkedIn. A portion of the session time will be devoted to hands-on practice with LinkedIn tasks such as posting media, connecting with other user accounts, and creating polished profiles. Participants who do not have a LinkedIn profile will receive information prior to the webinar on how to open an account.

Getting Started with LinkedIn, Part II
Wednesday, October 30, 1pm-2pm
Olney 101
Facilitators: Debra Franke, Nick Gogno, and MarySheila McDonald
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This session will focus on LinkedIn and its practical applications for faculty and staff at La Salle University. Participants will learn the best practices for using LinkedIn as a professional in higher education. A portion of the session time will be devoted to hands-on practice with LinkedIn tasks such as posting content, participating in groups, and using LinkedIn as a research tool. Didn’t get a chance to attend Session 1? We encourage you to view the archive prior to Session 2.

 

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