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248 Paul Meek Library
Martin, TN 38238
Craig Ingram, Director
Would you be willing to bring your laptop if needed?
Monday, Nov. 2– 11 a.m. - noon
Beginner Level - Using the Grade Center in Blackboard
Learn how to navigate the Grade Center and set up your basic grading system. Why are categories mandatory if using a Weighted Column? Total v. Weighted Column? Manual columns v. automatic columns - what’s the difference? How do you delete a Grade Center Column? What do the students see in MyGrades? Plus – tips and tricks to use!
Tuesday, Nov. 3 – 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Beginner Level - Assessment Manager in Blackboard
Blackboard’s Assignment Tool has long since taken the place of the old dropbox. Learn how to use the Assignment Tool to customize your students’ responses and organize your grading workspace in Blackboard.
Thursday, Nov. 5 – 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Making Your Course Materials Accessible! - PC
Word 2013 and Powerpoint 2013 – Start Out Right! The Microsoft Accessibility Checker will be demonstrated to achieve accessibility in creating your course materials.
Friday, Nov. 6 – 11 a.m. - noon
Making Your Course Materials Accessible! - Mac
Word and PowerPoint 2011 - Start Out Right! Use the built-in tools from the start to achieve accessibility in creating your course materials.
Wednesday, Nov. 11 – 11 a.m. - noon
Using the Discussion Board in Blackboard
Learn to set up the Discussion Board for effective communication among your students and you!
Thursday, Nov. 12 – 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Creating Tests and Pools in Blackboard
Learn the best practices in creating tests in Blackboard; learn the difference between creating a test in Assessment Manager and using the Course Tools/ Tests Surveys and Pools area.
Tuesday, Nov. 17 – 3 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Using Respondus to control cheating during tests – Blackboard
Respondus is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment in Blackboard – learn the steps to a smooth use of Respondus.
Friday, Nov. 20 – 11 a.m. - noon
Beginning Blackboard – or Refresh Your Knowledge about setting up a course in Blackboard: course requests, enrolling your students, setting up your course.
In our busy lives, it’s easy to overlook the basics in Blackboard — knowing our system will help you have a rewarding experience with Blackboard.
Monday, Nov. 23 – 11 a.m. - noon
What teaching-learning tools and services does the ITC offer – a general overview of the various tools for you to learn about (Echo360, Qualtrics, Zoom, computer lab reservations.
Did you ever think about trying something different? Come learn what options you have to explore. Technology can make amazing things happen in the classroom – and online!
Tuesday, Dec. 1 – 11 a.m. - noon
Adaptive Release and Blackboard
Adaptive Release is an option in Blackboard that allows you to customize your course to your own parameters – timing when your elements of your course display, adapting to individual student needs (such as extra time for an assignment), and adding variety to your teaching style.
Thursday, Dec. 3 – 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Safe Assign is an anti-plagiarism tool in Blackboard that can also be used as a way to help students understand why it is important to avoid plagiarism.
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