Faculty Workshops

Workshops are available in person or online and are designed for GW instructors, teaching assistants, and staff supporting instruction. 
 
Face-to-face workshops are offered in the Instructional Technology Lab in Gelman Library, Room B05, and online workshops are held through Blackboard Collaborate. A link to the Blackboard Collaborate session will be provided to registrants.

Upcoming Workshops

Blackboard: Blogs, Wikis, and Discussions

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Aug 17 2017 11:00 A - Aug 17 2017 12:00 P

There are a number of communication features in Blackboard. This 60 minute session will briefly discuss blogs, journals and wikis, but the main theme is good practices within the Blackboard Discussion Boards. From informal inquiries to graded topical interactions, we will explore the diverse ways in which you can enhance the student experience outside of the traditional classroom.


Blackboard: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Instructor Trish Arnold
Time Aug 17 2017 2:00 P - Aug 17 2017 3:00 P

Come discover the essentials of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, the new version of the synchronous virtual classroom tool, beginning with a general geography of the new and improved user interface and ending with a practice session. Participants will leave the workshop with hands-on experience in features such as text and voice chat, PowerPoint slideshow delivery, and desktop sharing.


Getting Started with Blackboard in 45 minutes

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Aug 18 2017 11:00 A - Aug 18 2017 12:00 P

This workshop covers the basics of Blackboard. From uploading course materials to engaging a discussion board and grading student assignments, participants will watch click-by-click demonstrations and explore diverse ways faculty use Blackboard at GW.


Blackboard: Assignments and Tests

Instructor Trish Arnold
Time Aug 18 2017 2:00 P - Aug 18 2017 3:00 P

Blackboard offers a variety of ways to assess your students. This 60 minute workshop will primarily cover how to create Assignments and develop tests that make the best of both your time and your students efforts. Participants will also discuss test settings and how they impact the student experience of taking a test online.


Getting Started with Blackboard in 45 minutes (webinar)

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Aug 22 2017 11:00 A - Aug 22 2017 11:45 A

This workshop covers the basic of Blackboard. From uploading course materials to engaging a discussion board and grading student assignments, participants will watch click-by-click demonstrations and explore diverse ways faculty use Blackboard at GW.


Getting Started with Blackboard in 45 minutes

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Aug 24 2017 11:00 A - Aug 24 2017 12:00 P

This workshop covers the basics of Blackboard. From uploading course materials to engaging a discussion board and grading student assignments, participants will watch click-by-click demonstrations and explore diverse ways faculty use Blackboard at GW.


Getting Started with Blackboard in 45 minutes

Instructor Trish Arnold
Time Aug 30 2017 11:00 A - Aug 30 2017 12:00 P

This workshop covers the basics of Blackboard. From uploading course materials to engaging a discussion board and grading student assignments, participants will watch click-by-click demonstrations and explore diverse ways faculty use Blackboard at GW.


Getting Started with Blackboard in 45 minutes

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Aug 31 2017 6:00 P - Aug 31 2017 6:45 P

This workshop covers the basics of Blackboard. From uploading course materials to engaging a discussion board and grading student assignments, participants will watch click-by-click demonstrations and explore diverse ways faculty use Blackboard at GW.


Blackboard: Assignments and Tests

Instructor Trish Arnold
Time Sep 5 2017 12:30 P - Sep 5 2017 1:30 P

Blackboard offers a variety of ways to assess your students. This 60 minute workshop will primarily cover how to create Assignments and develop tests that make the best of both your time and your students efforts. Participants will also discuss test settings and how they impact the student experience of taking a test online.


Blackboard: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Sep 5 2017 2:00 P - Sep 5 2017 3:00 P

Come discover the essentials of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, the new version of the synchronous virtual classroom tool, beginning with a general geography of the new and improved user interface and ending with a practice session. Participants will leave the workshop with hands-on experience in features such as text and voice chat, PowerPoint slideshow delivery, and desktop sharing.


Getting Started with Blackboard in 45 minutes

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Sep 6 2017 6:00 P - Sep 6 2017 7:00 P

This workshop covers the basics of Blackboard. From uploading course materials to engaging a discussion board and grading student assignments, participants will watch click-by-click demonstrations and explore diverse ways faculty use Blackboard at GW.


Creating Online Lectures

Instructor Trish Arnold
Time Sep 7 2017 11:00 A - Sep 7 2017 12:00 P

Enhance your online lectures with rich media. This workshop will cover the basics of online lecture creation using Powerpoint narration, Echo Personal Capture, iSpring, as tools to bring audio, video and screen captures to lectures. Participants will also learn how to make such lectures available to students on Blackboard.


Getting Started with Blackboard in 45 minutes (webinar)

Instructor Trish Arnold
Time Sep 7 2017 2:00 P - Sep 7 2017 3:00 P

This workshop covers the basic of Blackboard. From uploading course materials to engaging a discussion board and grading student assignments, participants will watch click-by-click demonstrations and explore diverse ways faculty use Blackboard at GW.


Blackboard: Using Rubrics

Instructor Trish Arnold
Time Sep 11 2017 12:30 P - Sep 11 2017 1:30 P

Have you ever had students wondering why they got a certain grade on their assignment, or what their grade was made of? Consider using Blackboard rubrics. A Blackboard rubric lists evaluation criteria for a graded activity. Rubrics can help students organize their efforts to meet the requirements of an assignment. Instructors can use rubrics to assess the students consistently against a set of criteria, and to explain their evaluations to students. This workshop will cover the basics of Blackboard rubrics. Participants will learn how to create a rubric, associate it to a graded activity and effortlessly grade using an interactive rubric.


Blackboard: Grade Center

Instructor Trish Arnold
Time Sep 11 2017 2:00 P - Sep 11 2017 3:00 P

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and practice adding Columns, Managing Categories, Smart Views, and Distributing Weights in the Grade Center.


Student Response System: Getting Started with TurningPoint Clickers

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Sep 13 2017 11:00 A - Sep 13 2017 12:00 P

The TurningPoint Audience Response System can engage students and give you real-time feedback on comprehension during class. This workshop will cover the basic features of TurningPoint, including creating questions, conducting polling, and saving results.


Getting Started with Blackboard in 45 minutes (webinar)

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Sep 13 2017 2:00 P - Sep 13 2017 3:00 P

This workshop covers the basic of Blackboard. From uploading course materials to engaging a discussion board and grading student assignments, participants will watch click-by-click demonstrations and explore diverse ways faculty use Blackboard at GW.


Getting Started With VoiceThread

Instructor Trish Arnold
Time Sep 14 2017 2:00 P - Sep 14 2017 3:00 P

VoiceThread is a web-based application that allows users to share and have conversations around media. Users can comment on the material using text, audio or video creating an interactive discussion around the content. Participants will learn how to integrate VoiceThread into their Blackboard course and how to create, comment and share content on VoiceThread.


Blackboard: Blogs, Wikis, and Journals

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Sep 19 2017 11:00 A - Sep 19 2017 12:00 P

Participants will explore the creation and management of student blogs and private journals as well as group wikis in Blackboard. Advanced features, such as wiki history and blogs grading will be briefly covered.


Blackboard: Blackboard Collaborate (Virtual Classroom)

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Sep 21 2017 2:00 P - Sep 21 2017 3:00 P

The workshop covers the essentials of Blackboard Collaborate, a synchronous virtual classroom tool, beginning with a general geography of the user interface and ending with a practice session. Participants will leave the workshop with hands-on experience in features such as text and voice chat, PowerPoint slideshow delivery, student polling, web tours, and desktop sharing.


Blackboard: Grade Center

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Sep 25 2017 2:00 P - Sep 25 2017 3:00 P

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and practice adding Columns, Managing Categories, Smart Views, and Distributing Weights in the Grade Center.


Blackboard: Best Practices for Testing

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Sep 27 2017 11:00 A - Sep 27 2017 12:00 P

This workshop will cover the basics of administering a test in Blackboard such as test creation and best practices.


Blackboard: Blackboard Collaborate (Virtual Classroom)

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Oct 3 2017 2:00 P - Oct 3 2017 3:00 P

The workshop covers the essentials of Blackboard Collaborate, a synchronous virtual classroom tool, beginning with a general geography of the user interface and ending with a practice session. Participants will leave the workshop with hands-on experience in features such as text and voice chat, PowerPoint slideshow delivery, student polling, web tours, and desktop sharing.


Blackboard: Using Rubrics

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Oct 5 2017 12:30 P - Oct 5 2017 1:30 P

Have you ever had students wondering why they got a certain grade on their assignment, or what their grade was made of? Consider using Blackboard rubrics. A Blackboard rubric lists evaluation criteria for a graded activity. Rubrics can help students organize their efforts to meet the requirements of an assignment. Instructors can use rubrics to assess the students consistently against a set of criteria, and to explain their evaluations to students. This workshop will cover the basics of Blackboard rubrics. Participants will learn how to create a rubric, associate it to a graded activity and effortlessly grade using an interactive rubric.


Blackboard: Best Practices for Testing

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Oct 10 2017 2:00 P - Oct 10 2017 3:00 P

This workshop will cover the basics of administering a test in Blackboard such as test creation and best practices.


Student Response System: Getting Started with TurningPoint Clickers

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Oct 11 2017 2:00 P - Oct 11 2017 3:00 P

The TurningPoint Audience Response System can engage students and give you real-time feedback on comprehension during class. This workshop will cover the basic features of TurningPoint, including creating questions, conducting polling, and saving results.


Blackboard: Using Rubrics; Webinar

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Oct 16 2017 2:00 P - Oct 16 2017 3:00 P

Have you ever had students wondering why they got a certain grade on their assignment, or what their grade was made of? Consider using Blackboard rubrics. A Blackboard rubric lists evaluation criteria for a graded activity. Rubrics can help students organize their efforts to meet the requirements of an assignment. Instructors can use rubrics to assess the students consistently against a set of criteria, and to explain their evaluations to students. This workshop will cover the basics of Blackboard rubrics. Participants will learn how to create a rubric, associate it to a graded activity and effortlessly grade using an interactive rubric.


Blackboard: Assignments and Tests; Webinar

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Oct 18 2017 2:00 P - Oct 18 2017 3:00 P

Blackboard offers a variety of ways to assess your students. This 60 minute workshop will primarily cover how to create Assignments and develop tests that make the best of both your time and your students efforts. Participants will also discuss test settings and how they impact the student experience of taking a test online.


Blackboard: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Oct 26 2017 2:00 P - Oct 26 2017 3:00 P

Come discover the essentials of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, the new version of the synchronous virtual classroom tool, beginning with a general geography of the new and improved user interface and ending with a practice session. Participants will leave the workshop with hands-on experience in features such as text and voice chat, PowerPoint slideshow delivery, and desktop sharing.