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Fall 2015 Training Schedule

Learning Ventures is offering a series of FREE online faculty development workshops, technology training sessions, and certificate courses this fall. All faculty and teaching assistants, with or without previous online teaching experience, are invited to attend.

Space is limited. Register now at:
Learning Ventures Workshop Registration Form

Accessibility

  • Accessible PDF Documents
  • Accessible Word and PowerPoint Basics
  • ADA Compliance and Online Courses**
  • Creating Accessible Blackboard Courses

Blackboard Learn

  • Blackboard Learn: Basics I
  • Blackboard Learn: Basics II
  • Blackboard Learn: Creating Tests, Assignments, and Surveys
  • Blackboard Learn: Managing Student Grades Using the Grade Center
  • Blackboard Learn: Importing Tests and Surveys Using Respondus

Instructional Design and Best Practices

  • Alignment 101
  • Applying the Quality Matters Rubric**
  • Blogs and Journals for Reflective Learning
  • Customizing the Appearance of Your Course
  • Designing an Online Module
  • Designing Your Course Structure
  • Getting Learners Started
  • Introduction to Blended Learning
  • Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning
  • Managing the Online Workload
  • Online Discussions
  • Online Teaching Certificate**
  • Promoting Online Instructor Presence
  • Rubrics
  • Using Video for Effective Online Learning
  • Wikis for Collaborative Learning
  • Writing Measurable Learning Objectives

Web Conferencing, Video, and Lecture Capture

  • Blackboard Collaborate (Web Conferencing) – Basics
  • Blackboard Collaborate (Web Conferencing) – Intermediate
  • Echo360 (Lecture Capture)

** Sessions marked with an asterisk are part of the Pathway to Master Online Instructor Program.

If you are not able to attend one of the workshops or certificate courses above, please email utlv@utoledo.edu to schedule a one-on-one or group consultation with an educational technologist or instructional designer.

If you have any questions, or encounter a problem with your registration, please contact Learning Ventures at utlv@utoledo.edu or 419-530-8835.


Summer 2015 Faculty Training Schedule

 

Learning Ventures is offering a series of FREE online faculty development workshops, certificate courses, and technical training sessions for UT faculty. All faculty and teaching assistants are invited to attend these sessions.

Sessions are offered in three different formats: face to face in our Memorial Field House training lab, online asynchronously via Blackboard Learn or Moodle, and online synchronously via Blackboard Collaborate, our web-conferencing platform.

Register Now: http://www.utoledo.edu/dl/training

A list of sessions is below. Click on the registration link above for more details!

Educational Technology Training

Blackboard Learn

-Blackboard Learn: Basics I and II

-Blackboard Learn: Creating Tests, Assignments, and Surveys

-Blackboard Learn: Managing Student Grades Using the Grade Center

-Blackboard Learn: Importing Tests and Surveys using Respondus

Live Web Conferencing, Video, and Lecture Capture Technologies

-Echo360 (Lecture Capture)

-Blackboard Collaborate (Web Conferencing)

Instructional Design and Best Practices

Accessibility

-Accessible Word and PowerPoint Basics

-Accessible PDF Documents

-Creating Accessible Blackboard Courses

Best Practices

-Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning

-Introduction to Blended Learning

-Writing Measurable Learning Objectives

-Using Video for Effective Online Learning

-Promoting Online Presence

-Customizing the Appearance of Your Course

-Rubrics

-Wikis for Collaborative Learning

Online Courses

-Applying Quality Matters Rubrics (APPQMR)

Space is limited. Register early!

If you have any questions, please contact Learning Ventures at utlv@utoledo.edu or 419 530 8835.


Spring 2015 Faculty Training Schedule

Learning Ventures is offering a series of online faculty development workshops, certificate courses, and technical training sessions for UT Faculty. All faculty and teaching assistants are invited to attend these sessions. 

Sessions are offered in three different formats: face to face in our Memorial Field House training lab, online asynchronously via Blackboard Learn or Moodle, and online synchronously via Blackboard Collaborate, our Web-conferencing platform. 

Register Now:

http://www.utoledo.edu/dl/training

Register for one or more sessions on the following topics:

Educational Technology Training

  • Blackboard Collaborate (Web Conferencing)
  • Blackboard Learn: Basics I and II
  • Blackboard Learn: Creating Tests, Assignments, and Surveys
  • Blackboard Learn: Managing Student Grades Using the Grade Center
  • Blackboard Learn: Importing Tests and Surveys using Respondus
  • Echo360 (Lecture Capture)

Instructional Design and Best Practices

  • Accessible PDF Documents
  • Accessible Word and PowerPoint Basics 
  • Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (two-week online course)
  • Blogs and Journals for Reflective Learning
  • Creating Accessible Blackboard Courses 
  • Customizing the Appearance of Your Course
  • Introduction to Blended Learning
  • Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning
  • Online Delivery, Copyright, and You
  • Online Discussions
  • Promoting Online Presence
  • Rubrics
  • Wikis for Collaborative Learning

Space is limited. Register early!

If you have any questions, please contact Learning Ventures at utlv@utoledo.edu or 419 530 8835.


Online Learning Workshops for Spring 2014

Learning Ventures is offering a series of faculty development workshops for faculty and teaching assistants who are new to teaching online, as well as those with previous online experience.

Training Location:
Main Campus Memorial Field House
Room 1060

Register Now:
https://utdl.edu/DL_training/

Register for one or more sessions on the following topics:

  • Active Learning with Blackboard Web 2.0 Tools
  • Alignment 101
  • Applying the QM Rubric (a whole-day workshop)
  • Blogs and Journals for Reflective Learning
  • Customizing the Appearance of Your Course
  • Designing an Online Module
  • Designing Your Course Structure
  • Introduction to Blended Learning
  • Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning
  • Item Analysis
  • Managing the Online Workload
  • Online Delivery, Copyright, and You
  • Online Teaching Certificate (a 4-week online course)
  • Rubrics
  • Wikis for Collaborative Learning
  • Writing Measurable Objectives

If you have any questions, please contact Peter You, Director for Faculty Support and Special Projects, at (419) 530-4016.

Class sizes is limited. Register early.

NOTE: If you encounter problems with your registration, please email Lance.Stoll@utoledo.edu


Recorded Webinar: Setting Up Your Course Without a Template

Templates make it easy for faculty to get a jump start on course design and to ensure that students experience a consistent learning environment across courses. But what if you’re flying without one? In this previously recorded webinar, viewers will learn strategies and best practices for setting up a course in Blackboard Learn without a template, and discover embedded resources for design and technical support.

Setting Up Your Course in Blackboard Without a Template
Presenter: Phoebe J. Ballard, UT Learning Ventures

 This webinar is part of the Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS). To learn more, visit www.blackboard.com/BITS.


Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS)

The Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS) is a free weekly webinar series designed to help support and mentor faculty using Blackboard Learn. Harnessing its community of Blackboard users, BITS will share the top strategies and pedagogy for both increasing educator efficiency and improving learning outcomes. The program consists of weekly faculty training webinars that are taught by faculty and supported by Blackboard experts.

To register for one or more of the following sessions, visit:

http://www.blackboard.com/Platforms/Learn/Resources/Webinars/Events.aspx?categoryType=BITS

  • Accessibility Matters! – Part Two
  • A Systematic Approach to Creating Accessible Video Content for Online Courses
  • BITS Office Hours: Course Design
  • Blackboard in the Flipped Classroom
  • Incorporating Gamification Into Your Curriculum
  • Maximize Engagement & Extend the Learning Experience with Social Learning
  • Organizing Your Course in Blackboard Learn
  • Setting Up Your Course in Blackboard Learn Without a Template
  • Strategies for Providing Effective Feedback to Students
  • Supporting the Seven Principles with Blackboard Learn
  • The Online Collaborative Experience

Free Training Webinars from Blackboard

With support from Blackboard’s global community, The University of Toledo is partnering with Blackboard to bring you a faculty training webinar series entitled The Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS). This program will bring best practices and evolved online pedagogy training to you in a concise and effective series consisting of weekly training webinars that have been designed for educators and will be led by your peers and product experts.

Who should attend? 
All educators are invited to join, regardless of your technical know-how or experience using Blackboard or other learning management solutions. These webinars are designed to share innovative practices — content that is applicable to educators of all levels and disciplines. To help you better gage which sessions to attend, the webinars are divided into three tracks: Getting Started, Collaboration, and Assessing Learners. All webinars are recorded and will be available for viewing. More information about the tracks, the schedule, and registration can be found at http://www.blackboard.com/bits.

To give you an idea of webinars offered, I’ve included the first five below:

  • From the Beginning: Setting up Your Blackboard Learn Course, February 4th at 11am ET
  • Meet the Grade Center, February 11th at 1pm ET
  • The Rewards of Rubrics, February 18th at 2pm ET
  • Getting Started with Publisher Content, February 25th at 1pm ET
  • Maximizing Student Engagement Through My Blackboard, March 7th at 1pm ET

If you have any questions, please contact utlv@utoledo.edu or Blackboard at community@blackboard.com.


Welcome To Tech Blast!

Over the past 20 years, technology has transformed the learning environment, and educational technology is a trend that is here to stay.  Whether teaching fully online or in a blended or web-assisted environment, there are many technological tools that can greatly facilitate teaching, learning and student engagement.

Each session of TechBlast will detail one particular tool that instructors can use to improve their teaching methods.  Instructors are then welcome to share their comments and experiences in using technology in teaching.  Our eventual plan is to combine all of our articles and user feedback into a book that can serve as a single reference point for using technological tools in education.

As we go through each session, we welcome your comments and feedback.  Also if you have a specific tool or method you would like us to feature, please let us know.


BAJ Update: FAQ’s and Instructional Sessions

The BAJ “Modules” are now accessible to all students and faculty enrolled in a BAJ course. In order to get to your course, log in to blackboard.utdl.edu and click on the course title. The “course” is called “BAJ Connection,” which is distinct from the individual BAJ course you are facilitating. Once there, feel free to poke around but please, don’t change anything! That site is shared by all students and faculty, so changing something there means changing something for everybody! If you spot a typo, an inaccuracy, or if you have something to add, please send your note to “utlv@utoledo.edu” and we’ll make sure it gets to the right person.

Remember that modules can be copied to your own course site (and all “required” modules will appear in the course site’s “template”, by the way). For instructions on how to do this and lots of other things related to the BAJ project, go to this FAQ document on a web-based sharing site. The doc can be downloaded in multiple formats:

http://public.iwork.com/document/?a=p4773019&d=BAJ_FAQ_for_Instructors.pages

Finally, instructional sessions will be offered throughout the months of August and September. Visit our LV web site for a link to our scheduled sessions, and if your program, department or college would like to schedule a customized session, contact us.

More to come. Please contact UTLV@utoledo.edu if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.


Blackboard 9.1 Transition Update: Access!!!

In order to avoid frustration and to accommodate the transition to our new system, Learning Ventures decided to give faculty a choice between the old and the new. Therefore, if you are teaching a web-assisted or fully online course this fall, you will have access to a course site in both Blackboard CE 4.1 (aka WebCT 4.1)and Blackboard 9.1. Here’s how to move ahead if you’d like to teach with the new system:

If you are a faculty member and you would like to use Bb 9.1 for fall, please do the following:

1. Contact Lance Stoll (lansing.stoll@utoledo.edu ) and ask him to code your course as Bb 9.1 so that your students can log into your course via the myUT portal.

2. If you would like to use a WebCT backup from a previous term, contact UTLV@utoledo.edu or if you already work with an instructional designer, contact that designer directly. In your message, indicate the course number, section number, and semester of the backup you would like to use. You may also build your course from scratch.

3. Before Friday, August 20, email your students via the myUT portal and tell them that you will be using Bb 9.1 for fall (see the attached file).

4. To learn more about Bb 9.1 features and tools, attend our workshops or review our online guides. All training sessions and workshops will be “BB9.1” oriented, though we will continue to offer online resources and staff assistance in WebCT.

5. If you have any questions, contact UTLV@utoledo.edu, call LV Support (530-8835), or drop us a message through the chat window on our main page (utoledo.edu/dl). ;

Once you’ve taken the plunge into BB9.1 (and there are many advantages to doing this), UTLV will do the following:

· Post a message in the course site that you will not be using (either Bb 9.1 or WebCT). This message will direct students to the correct login screen.
· Load students into the Guide to UT Online Learning approximately two weeks before the start of the term.
· Load students into both WebCT and Blackboard sites on Friday, August 20.
· Provide Bb 9.1 workshops for students in FH 2010.

Please contact LV if you have any questions, and check back often for updates and suggestions. This site is searchable, so if you click on the appropriate “tag” or use the search window and type in “blackboard” or “9.1,” you’ll get a full list of all our postings on that topic.