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

Blackboard: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Feb 25 2019 2:00 P - Feb 25 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 Discussions

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Feb 27 2019 11:00 A - Feb 27 2019 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: Best Practices for Testing (Webinar)

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Mar 5 2019 11:00 A - Mar 5 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: Assignments and Tests

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


Blackboard: Grade Center

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Mar 20 2019 12:30 P - Mar 20 2019 1:30 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: Using Rubrics

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Mar 28 2019 2:00 P - Mar 28 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: Grade Center

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Apr 4 2019 12:30 P - Apr 4 2019 1:30 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: Best Practices for Testing

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Apr 9 2019 11:00 A - Apr 9 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: Assignments and Tests

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Apr 17 2019 2:00 P - Apr 17 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.


Blackboard: Grade Center

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Apr 22 2019 12:30 P - Apr 22 2019 1:30 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: Best Practices for Testing

Instructor ITL Staff
Time Apr 24 2019 11:00 A - Apr 24 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 May 8 2019 2:00 P - May 8 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.


Creating Online Lectures

Instructor ITL Staff
Time May 13 2019 11:00 A - May 13 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.


Getting Started with Blackboard in 45 minutes

Instructor ITL Staff
Time May 14 2019 11:00 A - May 14 2019 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 ITL Staff
Time May 14 2019 2:00 P - May 14 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.


Blackboard: Blogs, Wikis, and Discussions

Instructor ITL Staff
Time May 15 2019 11:00 A - May 15 2019 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.