Spring 2013 Educational Technology Workshop Series

Please join the Instructional Design team on Tuesdays from 1-2pm for our hands-on workshop series. We designed this series to help faculty and staff leverage the tools available at La Salle University.

If you find that these sessions aren’t at a convenient time for you, or if you’d like to explore a topic not included in this series, please contact us to schedule a one-on-one session.

Designing for Mobile
Date: Rescheduled for March 21 at 12:30pm
Location: Olney 129
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In this session, we’ll compare the student experience of using Blackboard from a web browser to the experience of accessing course work from a mobile browser. We’ll identify a few key principles for making the elements in your course “mobile-friendly” and practice building these elements together.

By the end of the session, you should have a better sense of what your students see, depending on what device or app they use, and how to improve their mobile access to your course so that they can stay current from wherever they are.

You don’t need a tablet or smartphone to participate, but if you have one, please bring it to the session. If you have questions about this session, please contact Jessica.

Assessing and Tracking Students in Blackboard
Date: February 19
Location: Olney 101
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Would your students benefit from more dynamic feedback about their grades? Attend this workshop session to learn how to:
•    Create and manage grades for a variety of assessments
•    Calculate custom performance results
•    Generate customized grade reports
•    Access accurate, up-to-date course rosters
•    Download grade spreadsheets for working offline and backing up data
•    Show and hide grades from student viewing
•    Providing individual comments and feedback to students

Have questions about this session? Please contact Nick.

Exploring Blackboard’s Item Analysis Tool
Date: February 26
Location: Olney 101
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Do you want to leverage student data to improve the effectiveness of your assessment? Attend this workshop session to learn how to:
•    Access and run item analysis.
•    View statistics from your tests such as attempts and average test time.
•    Focus down to question-level data such as discrimination and difficulty ratings.
•    Investigate questions that may not correlate with typical student performance.
•    Make meaningful edits to improve test questions.
•    Re-grade test questions that have been edited.

Have questions about this session? Please contact Nick.

Creating and Using Images in PowerPoint
Date: March 12
Location: Olney 101
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Would you like your presentations to include more images, but aren’t sure where to start? During this session, we’ll create new images, customize existing images, and explore layouts.

Have questions about this session? Please contact Sherri.

Providing Students with Digital Feedback
Date: April 2
Location: Olney 101
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Is there an overwhelming stack of student papers on your desk? Is your Needs Grading queue in Blackboard causing stress? Are you tired of students lobbying for higher grades? If so, you may find some relief in “going digital” for providing feedback on students’ work.

In this session, we will explore rubrics, Turnitin’s audio comments and drag and drop commenting options, and methods for iterative online edits.

Have questions about this session? Please contact Jessica or Sherri.

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