Center for Digital Media

Workshops

The Center for Digital Media offers several workshop sessions. These sessions are designed to not only teach the technical aspects of creating digital media, but also the advantages of incorporating that media into a course. Topics range from using tools within Blackboard to creating unique original material to accompany a course.

Below are the dates of Workshops throughout the academic year with brief descriptions as well as links to register your attendance.

blank_calender_pageBlackboard Basics: Getting Started.
This workshop guides participants through the basic tasks and decisions required to set up a Blackboard course. Common start-up tasks such as creating course menus, adding announcements and calendar entries, building a syllabus, setting up discussion forums, and adding textbook information will be introduced.
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blank_calender_pageIntegrating Video Into Your Blackboard Courses
Participants in this workshop will learn how to: (1) record a video on the fly using a webcam and have it seamlessly added to a Blackboard course, (2) insert captions and make other basic enhancements to a video, (3) add video to a course using Blackboard’s YouTube and ShareStream Mashup tools, (4) and make it easy for students to upload video projects using the ShareStream Media Assignment Tool.
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blank_calender_pageCreating and Managing Blackboard Assignments
This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to using the Assignments tool. Participants will first use the tools as a student, as they upload an assignment. Moving on to the instructor role, participants will then create, review, and grade assignments.
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blank_calender_pageCreating and Managing Blackboard SafeAssignments
This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the SafeAssign tool used to encourage original writing and proper citation practices within your course. Participants will learn to use the tool to create SafeAssignments for student submissions and how to view, grade, and manage SafeAssignments.
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blank_calender_pageCreating and Managing Tests in Blackboard
This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the assessment function of Blackboard, with a focus on creating and grading tests. Participants will first take a test as a student, becoming familiar with how tests will appear to their own students. Then, turning to the instructor perspective, they will learn how to use assessments at each point in the lifecycle of a test—from test creation to deploying, grading, and reviewing the test.
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blank_calender_pageBlackboard: Using Rubrics
This workshop provides a comprehensive, hands-on introduction to Blackboard Rubrics. Participants will learn how to make the Rubrics course tool available, create rubrics, associate rubrics with gradable content items and grade center columns, manage rubric options, grade using rubrics, and use rubric evaluation reports.
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blank_calender_pageBlackboard: Using the Grade Center
This workshop provides a comprehensive, hands-on introduction to the Grade Center tool. Participants will learn how to navigate the Grade Center, customize it to suit their needs, create columns to manage and calculate grades, and how enter and manage grades. Participants will also learn how to utilize the Needs Grading page for efficient grading.
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blank_calender_pageBlackboard: Making the Most of Discussions
This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the Discussion Board tool. Participants will first use the tool as a student, becoming familiar with how it will appear to their own students. Then, turning to the instructor perspective, they will learn to use the tool at each point in the lifecycle of discussions—from creating forums and threads to moderating, managing, and grading discussions. Along the way, they will discuss pedagogical and practical issues related to using discussions in online courses.
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