Faculty Workshops

Workshops are available in person and 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 emailed to registrants prior to the workshop.

Upcoming Workshops

Creating Online Lectures

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Aug 21 2019 2:00 P - Aug 21 2019 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.


Getting Started with Blackboard in 45 minutes (webinar)

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Aug 22 2019 2:00 P - Aug 22 2019 2:45 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 Blackboard in 45 minutes

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Aug 29 2019 6:00 P - Aug 29 2019 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.


Getting Started with Blackboard in 45 minutes (webinar)

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Sep 4 2019 6:00 P - Sep 4 2019 6:45 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.


Creating Online Lectures

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Sep 5 2019 11:00 A - Sep 5 2019 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.


Blackboard: Assignments and Tests

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Sep 6 2019 12:30 P - Sep 6 2019 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: Using Rubrics

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Sep 10 2019 12:30 P - Sep 10 2019 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 ITL Staff
Time Sep 10 2019 2:00 P - Sep 10 2019 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 12 2019 11:00 A - Sep 12 2019 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, and exporting grades to Blackboard.


Getting Started with Blackboard in 45 minutes (webinar)

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Sep 13 2019 2:00 P - Sep 13 2019 2:45 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 ITL Staff
Time Sep 16 2019 2:00 P - Sep 16 2019 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: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Sep 18 2019 2:00 P - Sep 18 2019 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.


Blackboard: Blogs, Wikis, and Journals

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Sep 19 2019 11:00 A - Sep 19 2019 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: Creating Accessible Course Materials

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Sep 23 2019 2:00 P - Sep 23 2019 3:00 P

The workshop will cover best practices for making your course materials accessible and inclusive to all students within Blackboard.


Blackboard: Best Practices for Testing

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Sep 25 2019 11:00 A - Sep 25 2019 12:00 P

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


Blackboard: Monitoring & Assessing Students' Performance on Blackboard

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Oct 1 2019 11:00 A - Oct 1 2019 12:00 P

We will explore tools you can use to monitor student's progress by: identifying under-performing students using the gradebook, setting up rules to determine at-risk students and using the performance dashboard.


Blackboard: Using Rubrics

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Oct 3 2019 12:30 P - Oct 3 2019 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: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Oct 3 2019 2:00 P - Oct 3 2019 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.


Blackboard: Assignments and Tests (Webinar)

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Oct 8 2019 2:00 P - Oct 8 2019 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.


Student Response System: Getting Started with TurningPoint Clickers

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Oct 9 2019 2:00 P - Oct 9 2019 2:00 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, and exporting grades to Blackboard.


Blackboard: Using Rubrics (Webinar)

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Oct 17 2019 2:00 P - Oct 17 2019 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: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (Webinar)

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Oct 21 2019 11:00 A - Oct 21 2019 12:00 P

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: Best Practices for Testing

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Oct 23 2019 2:00 P - Oct 23 2019 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: Creating Accessible Course Materials

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Oct 29 2019 2:00 P - Oct 29 2019 3:00 P

The workshop will cover best practices for making your course materials accessible and inclusive to all students within Blackboard.


Blackboard: Assignments and Tests

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Nov 5 2019 12:30 P - Nov 5 2019 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: Grade Center

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Nov 7 2019 2:00 P - Nov 7 2019 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 (Webinar)

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Nov 11 2019 2:00 P - Nov 11 2019 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: Using Rubrics

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Nov 13 2019 12:30 P - Nov 13 2019 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 ITL Staff
Time Nov 19 2019 12:30 P - Nov 19 2019 12:30 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: Assignments and Tests (Webinar)

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Nov 22 2019 2:00 P - Nov 22 2019 2:00 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 ITL Staff
Time Dec 3 2019 11:00 A - Dec 3 2019 12:00 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 Blackboard in 45 minutes (webinar)

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Dec 11 2019 2:00 P - Dec 11 2019 2:45 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.