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Recording Lectures with Microsoft PowerPoint
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Create instructional videos from the comfort of the software you know and love: PowerPoint! Get ready to take your slides to the next level. In this workshop we will explore the advanced features of PowerPoint to turn your presentations into engaging videos. Advance registration is required.
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**NEW** Blackboard Communication Tools Using Blackboard Ultra Course View
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Communication is a critical element of a successful course, and Blackboard Ultra Course View has a wealth of tools to facilitate building community, encouraging academic discussion, and fostering interaction with and between your students. In this hands-on session, you will be introduced to the asynchronous and synchronous tools available in the Blackboard Ultra Course View, including discussions, announcements, conversations, messages and web-conferencing. Prerequisites: attendance at the Getting to Know Blackboard Ultra-Hands-On.  Advance registration is required.
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**NEW** Teaching Strategies for Engaging Students
Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Students learn best when they are actively engaged in their own learning. Yet creating an environment to encourage student engagement can often seem challenging for both new and experienced teachers. In this session, we will share a variety of strategies to promote student engagement in your classes. Advance registration required.
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Converting Your Course for Blackboard Ultra
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
The new Ultra Course View is modern and intuitive with streamlined workflows to improve your efficiency. If you are ready to try out the Ultra Course View, you can certainly build your course from scratch. However, you have the option to convert your course to the Ultra Course View and preview the changes and exceptions prior to committing to using the new look and feel or returning to the Original Course View. In this workshop, we will discuss some of the key differences in the Ultra Course View and the course conversion process. Staff from the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center will be on hand to work with you individually on your course conversion. Advance registration is required.
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**ONLINE** Quality Online Teaching Series: Feedback Strategies for Your Online Course
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Students in an online course need feedback early and often, so that they can track their progress and improve their performance. There are many ways you can provide your online students with great feedback. This workshop will introduce you to some strategies to incorporate into your online teaching. You will discover some innovative ideas for faculty, student-to-student, and reflective feedback in this workshop. Advance registration is required.
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**NEW** Writing Across the Curriculum: Create Digital Writing Activities
Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM
This workshop is part of the Writing Across the Curriculum series presented by Brad Peters, Ph.D., Department of English.

How do electronic environments affect writers and writing? Spark students’ 21st-century communications skills using technology. Advance registration is required.
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**NEW** Interactive Rubrics in Ultra Course View: Providing Consistent and Quality Feedback in Blackboard Courses
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
The Interactive Rubric tool in Blackboard Ultra Course View makes it possible for rubrics with click-and-score simplicity to be built into the grading workflow, increasing efficiency while also supporting consistent and high quality feedback. During this workshop we'll explore the Interactive Rubrics tool in Blackboard Ultra Course View and sample interactive rubrics applied to various types of Blackboard assessments. We'll highlight the steps for creating an Interactive Rubric using percentages and applying it to an assignment for grading. We will also cover how to reuse a rubric within a Blackboard course or share with other faculty. Prerequisites: attendance at the Getting to Know Blackboard Ultra-Hands-On. Advance registration is required.
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Formative and Summative Feedback for Teaching and Learning
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Providing and receiving feedback is known to enhance teaching and learning. But how (and why) do we choose the most appropriate form of feedback for any given situation? In this workshop we will discuss different forms of feedback, compare formative and summative feedback, and strategize which forms of feedback work best in different learning environments. Advance registration is required.
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**NEW** Writing Across the Curriculum: Facilitate "E-Portfolio Learning"
Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM
This workshop is part of the Writing Across the Curriculum series presented by Brad Peters, Ph.D., Department of English.

Why are e-portfolios effective as course projects? Discover ways that these digital tools prompt students to reflect on how they engage with course content.
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