Date: Second Friday of every month, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9
CIRT staff members hold online office hours to answer your Blackboard questions!
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Date: Wednesday, March 5, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Building 1 Room 2002 / Graduate School Conference Room
While a growing number of
educational institutions and programs are experimenting with game-play, there
has also been increased attention surrounding gamification — the integration of
gaming elements, mechanics, and frameworks into non-game situations and
scenarios. Businesses have embraced gamification as a way to design incentive
programs that engage employees through rewards, leader boards, and badges,
often with a mobile component. Although more nascent than in military or
industry settings, the gamification of education is gaining support among
educators who recognize that effectively designed games can stimulate large
gains in productivity and creativity among learners.
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Date: Monday, March 11, Online Availability 9:00 am - 11:00 pmIn Person 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Online / TBD
Remote Proctor NOW is a proctoring service for distance learning students taking exams online. Proctors authenticate student identity and monitors student activity via webcam and computer screen. The cost is $10 per test and can be paid at the time of the test by the student. Stop by during virtual office hours or come to a live session.
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Date: Friday, March 14, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Building 51 Room 1209
As a follow up to the 3 Easy Ways to Start Flipping Your Class workshop, this series provides an in-depth focus on the key elements of a successful flip. This session focuses on developing tasks for students to complete prior to class related to the new material. These tasks act to incentivize preparation so that students will be prepared to participate in activities focused on higher levels of cognition during class time. Quizzes, worksheets, and short writing assignments can all be effective to incentivize preparation. These assignments also provide an opportunity to assess learning and provide feedback. Examples of activities and tools for creation are demonstrated and discussed.
Date: Friday, March 28, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
As a follow up to the 3 Easy Ways to Start Flipping Your Class workshop, this series provides an in-depth focus on the key elements of a successful flip.The real power of the flipped models is the active work that happens in the classroom, focused on higher forms of cognitive work (application, analysis, synthesis, and/or evaluation) in class, with the support of peers and instructor and opportunities for feedback. These activities vary depending on discipline and learning goals, and may include discussion, debate, data analysis, group work, or peer instruction. The key is that students are deepening their understanding and increasing their skills at using new knowledge. In this session a variety of activities are discussed along with best practices for classroom facilitation.
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Retention Center offers tools that assist instructors with monitoring and
engaging students who fall below performance criteria (course log in, grades,
activity level, due dates) in a course. This is especially useful in online
courses. Instructors set these criteria and the Retention Center identifies
students and allows the instructor to communicate via email to alert students
and offer support resources. In this online workshop we discuss best practices
for use and demonstrate tool functionality.
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Date: Friday, April 11, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Building 2 Room 2010
As a follow up to the 3 Easy Ways to Start Flipping Your Class workshop, this series provides an in-depth focus on the key elements of a successful flip. Key to the success of flipped models is that students gain first exposure to new material outside of class. This exposure allows for lower levels of cognitive work (gaining knowledge and comprehension) to occur prior to class and allows for focus on higher forms of cognitive work (application, analysis, synthesis, and/or evaluation) in class, with the support of peers and instructor. First exposure can use a variety of materials, from textbook readings to lecture videos or screencasts. This session focuses on best practices for the selection or creation of pre-class content, with a particular emphasis on use of video tools, including mini-lecture and screencasts.
Date: Friday, April 25, 1:00 pm - 2:00pm
Location: Building 1 Room 1801
Wondering about tablets?
Get your questions answered at this casual training! Tablets are growing in
popularity and becoming widely available. For the purpose of providing an
opportunity for faculty to explore and get hands-on with these devices, CIRT will
be hosting a Technology Petting Zoo. Come explore the different devices you can
check-out from us and discuss instructional, research, and personal
productivity applications with CIRT staff. Our collection includes the
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Date: Wednesday, May 7, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join CIRT Staff, the NMC and their panel of natural user interfaces thought leaders.
Date: AVAILABLE CONTINUOUSLY
TOL4100 is designed to help you learn to navigate and become
familiar with the most-used tools in Blackboard for designing web-enhanced,
hybrid and online courses. This course offers a basic overview of the
Blackboard Learn system presented in six learning modules:
After completing this course you should be able to:
There are two main sections of this course:
The Portfolio section of the course details the instructions
for the Blackboard development (DEV) course you will create and use to
demonstrate your mastery of the tools in Blackboard.
The Learning Modules consist of tutorials
and practice activities that will help you complete the portfolio assignments.
Self-paced course; register and start at any time. 6 – 8
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