Faculty Workshops

September
25
Monday
2:00pm
September
27
Wednesday
11:00am
October
05
Thursday
12:30pm

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: Grade Center

Instructor Trish Arnold
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 Nicole DeMuro
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 Ultra

Instructor Nicole DeMuro
Time Oct 3 2017 2:00 P - Oct 3 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.


Blackboard: Using Rubrics

Instructor Trish Arnold
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 Nicole DeMuro
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 Trish Arnold
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 Nicole DeMuro
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 Nicole DeMuro
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.