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Using Google Docs

You will learn how to log into UT Martin's Google Docs site, how to create a document, how to import existing documents, and how to share your documents with other people.  A must for those people who have never used Google Docs before.

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Beginning Blackboard

NEW in Blackboard 9


What is Blackboard? How can I use it to support my courses? This course will teach you the basics of Blackboard and how you can use Blackboard to support your classroom instruction.
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Blackboard Focus on Feature: Discussion Board NEW in Blackboard 9
Ready to add a feature to your Blackboard course site? This course will explain how to use the Discussion Board to facilitate completely online discussions or continue an in-class discussion.
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Blackboard Focus on Feature: Grade Center

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NEW in Blackboard 9


Ready to add a feature to your Blackboard course site? Tired of repeat questions about grades? This course will take you step-by-step through the process of posting student grades online.
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Blackboard Focus on Feature: Assignment Tool

NEW in Blackboard 9


The Assignment feature is an assignment management tool for instructors and students. This tool makes the process of assigning, reviewing, and grading student assignments more manageable. No longer do you have to search through piles of paper or assignment after assignment in your Digital Drop-Box looking for a student's assignment. The Assignment Tool keeps assignments organized by automatically generating an item in the Online Gradebook. From the Online Gradebook instructors can review, grade, download, and delete student assignments. Students review then submit assignment from one location. Easier for you and your students. In this class you will learn how to implement this feature in your courses.
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Blackboard Advanced Feature: Incorporating Interactivity and Multimedia

NEW in Blackboard 9

This training course will demonstrate many different types of audio and video (including YouTube videos) that can added to your Blackboard course and the best way to present those materials. This course will also explain Blackboard Blogs, Wikis, and Journals.

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Blackboard Advanced Feature: Managing Course Content

NEW in Blackboard 9

How you organize your content inside Blackboard is essential to creating a course for your students that provides them a coherent structure and ease-of-use.  This training course provides you the knowledge you need to choose the method of organization that fits your needs.  Several different methods of organization will be presented.

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Blackboard Advanced Feature: Introduction to Assessment Manager

NEW in Blackboard 9

The Assessment tools allow you to create tests, surveys and pools.

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Blackboard Advanced Feature: Safe Assignment

NEW in Blackboard 9

Let Blackboard help you detect plagiarism in papers that your students submit to you through Blackboard. Safe Assignment is a powerful tool that not only can detect plagiarism but can help you teach your students about plagiarism so that they can avoid it in the future.
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Blackboard Advanced Feature: Wimba Voice Tools

NEW in Blackboard 9

With Wimba Voice Tools you can add a whole new dimension to your Blackboard courses. You can add your voice to several types of content inside Blackboard, such as?a discussion board, emails to students, announcements, etc. Now, both the instructor and students can hear each other's voice instead of simply typing text back and forth. The benefit to online courses and subjects such as foreign languages can be literally astounding.

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Blackboard Focus on Feature: Adaptive Release NEW in Blackboard 9
Adaptvie Release is a feature of Blackboard that gives instructors the ability to release content to students based on a set of rules. It creates a learning path for students to follow.
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Echo 360 Personal Capture - Faculty

Instructions for faculty to use Echo 360 Personal Capture.

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Echo 360 Personal Capture - Administrators

Instructions for administrators to use Echo 360 Personal Capture.

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Beginning Adobe Acrobat 8

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In this class you will learn the Acrobat interface, how to import different types of documents, how to extract images and text from a PDF document so you do not have to retype it, how to create interactive PDF files, and how to easily distribute information on your website using PDF files.
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Intermediate Adobe Acrobat


Adding interactivity is one of the best features of using Adobe Acrobat. In this class you will learn how to make PDF forms, how to change PDF forms that already exist, how to make interactive buttons, how to create a table of contents and index, how to add sounds and movies, and more!
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Beginning Adobe Connect


Allows you to have a LIVE meeting online with other people. You can do things such as? text chat, talk with each other, exchange files, view webpages together, share a whiteboard together, see video of each other, and much more.
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Adobe Presenter


Works in conjunction with Microsoft Powerpoint to allow you to add voice narration synched with animations. Come learn how this free PowerPoint plug-in could be of use to you.
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Adobe Presenter: Quiz Manager


Adobe Presenter provides an additional feature called the Quiz Manager. It gives you the ability to assess student knowledge after viewing presentation content. Quiz results can be reported to Adobe if desired.
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Blackboard FAQ

This document will answer some of the questions you may have about Blackboard (Bb), how UTM uses Bb, resources available, and procedures/time lines/administrative details/etc.

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Blackboard Focus on Feature: Tips For Grade Center


Great instructor tips for controlling the features of the new Grade Center.
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Blackboard Focus on Feature: Review Status and Dashboard
Review Status allows instructors to view what content has been marked as reviewed by students. It can be enabled for individual content items. Once enabled, a Mark Reviewed button appears to the right of the item. Students click the Mark Reviewed button after reading the content. Instructors can then view what content has or has not been reviewed. This can be viewed from the Manage Item view or through the Performance Dashboard.
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Adobe Contribute


Web page editing made easy; allows you to browse your site and make live edits.
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Classsroom Equipment: C.O.W., M.U.L.E., C.A.L.F.


Do you have equipment in your classroom, but not sure how to start using it? Contact the ITC to schedule a departmental or individual training session on how to use the equipment in your classroom.

Create Surveys with Dragon

Learn how to create and administer online surveys with Dragon 8.4.

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Beginning Dreamweaver


This course will teach you the basics of creating web pages with Adobe Dreamweaver. You will learn the basic interface features and create a sample webpage.
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Intermediate Dreamweaver
Advance your Dreamweaver knowledge by learning how to incorporate META tags, create image maps, anchors, frames, and much more!
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iTunesU: Podcasting Made Easy

Learn how you can provide multimedia learning content on the internet that students can download and consume on their personal computers and/or mobile mp3 players.  Create audio and/or video content and enter the world of podcasting with iTunesU.

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Beginning Photoshop

Learn the basic Photoshop interface, how to prepare photographs and artwork for the web, the difference between GIF and JPEG images, pixels, resolution, and image quality, how to get the smallest file size for faster downloads and much more!
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Photoshop Bootcamp


You've been through the basics of Photoshop. You know what palettes, layers, and tools are. But now what do you do? This course will walk you through the paces of 'taking the next step'. It will be tough. It will test your metal. But most of all soldier, it will make you glad you came. You need this course.
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Respondus LockDown Browser


Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard. Students are locked into the assessment and are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications.
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Respondus LockDown Browser Student Quick Start Guide


Instructions for students using Respondus LockDown Browser in their Blackboard course.
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SiteImprove: SiteCheck

Instructions for faculty/staff members on how to use SiteCheck to correct broken links and mispellings on their website.

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Beginning Web Forms


An introductory explanation of what Web forms are used for and how to create them. Explains how to create HTML forms in Adobe Dreamweaver and PDF forms in Adobe Acrobat/LiveCycle Designer.

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Blackboard Course Request

Create a new course, get students enrolled, copy an existing course, or delete old courses. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for explanation of the Blackboard course-naming convention.

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Echo360

Echo360 Classroom is a special setup in certain classrooms on campus that enable professors to record their classroom lectures and automatically upload them into Blackboard. Echo360 also provides Personal Capture (PCAP) software that enables recording from the instructor's laptop anytime, anywhere.

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Website Change Request

All requests for departmental website changes should be submitted through the Website Change Request Form.

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