December 2012 Workshops


Workshop Title


3 December

12:00 – 1:30

Blackboard from the Instructor’s Perspective

Location: Haldeman 125

For this workshop, a Dartmouth faculty member will walk participants through his or her Blackboard site, explaining teaching goals, how the site was set up, which Blackboard tools were used, what worked particularly well, and what worked less well. Members of the Educational Technologies team will be on hand to answer technical questions, but the focus of the workshop will be on the instructor’s experience. This is a great chance to see how your colleagues are using Blackboard to meet their teaching goals. Lunch will be provided.Presenter: Tom Luxon

3 December

2:00 – 3:30

Introduction to Blackboard for Faculty

Would you like to put assignments, links, images, audio- or video files, datasets or other course materials online? Come and learn how Blackboard can make this an easy process. This hands-on session will introduce faculty to maintaining a course web site in Blackboard, and demonstrate how to administer a course web site effectively. We will also give a brief overview of some of the Blackboard tools. No prior experience necessary. Presenter: Adrienne Gauthier

4 December

2:00 – 3:30

Managing Assignments in Blackboard

Are you interested in finding a way to make collecting, grading, and returning assignments to students? If so, this workshop is for you.The Assignment Tool in Blackboard is an efficient way to deploy, receive, and grade student assignments digitally. Connected to the Grade Center and to Notifications, the Assignment Tool can definitely be a time saver for both you and your students.Presenter: Amanda Albright

5 December

2:00 – 3:30

Facilitating Engagement with Blogs, Wikis, Discussions, and Groups

How can Blackboard help you facilitate engagement? This workshop will focus on Blackboard’s blog, wiki, discussion, and group tools, which allow students or groups of students to write collaboratively, to build project web sites together, or just to load content into Blackboard. The challenges of assessing such work will be discussed, and practical tips for giving students guidance will be provided.
Presenter: JoAnn Gonzalez-Major

13 December

9:00 – 11:00

Introduction to Blackboard for Administrators

This workshop is meant for departmental administrators and other support staff who are helping faculty administer Blackboard course web sites. The session will introduce you to maintaining a course web site in Blackboard, and demonstrate how to administer a course web site effectively. You will learn how to post documents and grades, and gain familiarity with some of Blackboard’s most useful tools, such as the photo roster or the send E-mail tool. No prior experience necessary.Presenters: Barbara Mellert and Jing Qi

All workshops held in Starr Instructional Center in Berry near Jones Media Center unless otherwise noted.

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