Faculty Workshops

February
22
Thursday
11:00am
February
26
Monday
3:00pm
February
27
Tuesday
11:00am
February
27
Tuesday
11:00am

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: Assignments and Tests

Instructor Nicole DeMuro
Time Feb 22 2018 11:00 A - Feb 22 2018 12:00 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: Best Practices for Testing

Instructor Nicole DeMuro
Time Feb 26 2018 3:00 P - Feb 26 2018 4:00 P

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


Getting Started With VoiceThread

Instructor Alex Zebango
Time Feb 27 2018 11:00 A - Feb 27 2018 12:00 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.


Student Response System: Getting Started with TurningPoint Clickers

Instructor Alex Zebango
Time Mar 1 2018 11:00 A - Mar 1 2018 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.


Blackboard: Using Rubrics

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Mar 5 2018 12:30 P - Mar 5 2018 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.


Creating Online Lectures

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Mar 7 2018 2:00 P - Mar 7 2018 3:00 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.


Blackboard: Grade Center

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Mar 8 2018 11:00 A - Mar 8 2018 12:00 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: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Instructor Nicole DeMuro
Time Mar 20 2018 11:00 A - Mar 20 2018 12:00 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.


Blackboard: Assignments and Tests

Instructor Nicole DeMuro
Time Mar 22 2018 11:00 A - Mar 22 2018 12:00 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: Grade Center

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Mar 26 2018 11:00 A - Mar 26 2018 12:00 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: Using Rubrics

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Mar 28 2018 12:30 P - Mar 28 2018 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 Nicole DeMuro
Time Mar 28 2018 2:00 P - Mar 28 2018 3:00 P

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


Blackboard: Administering a Test

Instructor Nicole DeMuro
Time Apr 10 2018 10:30 A - Apr 10 2018 11:30 A

Participants will go over test questions creation, and tests settings options available when giving a test on Blackboard. Participants will have the opportunity to submit a test as a student and view the results from an instructor's perspective.


Blackboard: Using Rubrics

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Apr 12 2018 2:00 P - Apr 12 2018 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

Instructor Nicole DeMuro
Time Apr 18 2018 11:00 A - Apr 18 2018 12:00 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: Grade Center

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Apr 20 2018 2:00 P - Apr 20 2018 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 Nicole DeMuro
Time Apr 24 2018 2:00 P - Apr 24 2018 3:00 P

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


Blackboard: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Instructor Nicole DeMuro
Time Apr 26 2018 11:00 A - Apr 26 2018 12:00 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.