RSVP: Blackboard Archiving Workshops

The Online Instruction Department will be offering workshops on how to download and backup your Blackboard content, before Blackboard’s end-of-life on May 31, 2017.

Space is limited!  Please RSVP below, as seats will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are unable to any of attend these workshops, or want to start working on your archiving from home, please see:  Archiving Blackboard Content (PDF)

Session Dates/Times:

  • Friday, May 5, from 9:00-10:00 AM
  • Tuesday, May 16, from 10:00-11:00 AM
  • Friday, May 26, from 9:00-10:00 AM

Location:

All sessions will be held in LRC 251 (the computer lab at the top of the stairs, on the second floor of the LRC).

If you would like to attend remotely, please view this Blackboard Archiving Webinar Information PDF.

Topics:

  • Download Grade Center spreadsheets
  • Download all files for future use
  • Export test banks for transfer to Canvas
  • Download ZIP export – course content only (archive purposes only)
  • Download ZIP archive – including student submissions (archive purposes only)

Note:  you can save your files to your H drive, or you can bring a flash drive to store your files.  Depending on the amount of content in your course, the zip files might be quite large.

RSVP for On-Campus Workshop:

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@ONE Free Lunchtime Webinar: Designing for Educational Equity and Accessibility

I’ve just signed up to attend this Webinar on Educational Equity and Accessibility, hosted by @ONE.

Accessible design in your course is not only important, ethically speaking and for ideal student engagement, but it is also a legal requirement for all classes. I hope you’ll join me in learning more about this critical issue! 🙂

Date: April 27, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM PST
Fees: Free

Description: “Higher education is crucial in today’s society for social mobility. This is why we must promote educational equity through the use of accessible technology. With the growing diversity of our student population, we must actively strive to utilize and create engaging bite-size course content that is accessible to all. During this presentation we will explain how to create engaging accessible content in Google Docs, Canvas and Office 365. In addition we will provide resources for creating your online course content.”

Register now for this free Webinar!

4-Part Fall Canvas Workshop Series – Attend On-Campus or Remotely!

Canvas Workshops, attend on campus or remotely

In addition to our 4-Week Online Introduction to Teaching with Canvas course, we will be offering a series of four on-campus workshops this Fall.

These workshops will be:

  • held on-campus, in LRC 251, for those who want to attend in-person
  • broadcast via webinar, for those who want to attend and ask questions remotely
  • offered twice per day, to accommodate varying schedules

You may attend from 9:00-10:30 AM OR 12:00-1:30 PM, on the following dates.  Content from the morning session will be repeated at the noon session of the same date:

Part 1 – October 7 – Introduction to Canvas & Navigation

– On-Campus Workshop Location:  LRC 251
9am Webinar Link, 1-888-886-3951, Passcode: 556671
12pm Webinar Link, 1-888-886-3951, Passcode: 542911
– If you encounter technical difficulties accessing this webinar, please email David Vasquez.

Part 2 – October 28 – Course Design & Development

– On-Campus Workshop Location:  LRC 251
9am Webinar Link, 1-888-886-3951, Passcode: 355786
12pm Webinar Link, 1-888-886-3951, Passcode: 185758

Part 3 – November 18 – Course Communication

– On-Campus Workshop Location:  LRC 251
9am Webinar Link, 1-888-886-3951, Passcode: 675019
12pm Webinar Link, 1-888-886-3951, Passcode: 974180

Part 4 – December 9 – Assessment in Canvas

– On-Campus Workshop Location:  LRC 251
9am Webinar Link, 1-888-886-3951, Passcode: 525569
12pm Webinar Link, 1-888-886-3951, Passcode: 911221

You may attend any class individually, or all of them, depending on your familiarity and skill level with Canvas.

You can also view the recorded webinars from our summer series at your leisure.

Please note:

  • These workshops DO NOT qualify for Salary Advancement Credits through IPD.  Only the 4-week online course is approved.
  • We wanted to offer a lunch-hour option for those who might have to squeeze in their training during a normal work day break, but since we will be in the computer lab, food cannot be provided and is not allowed inside.  If you wish to eat during the lunch session, we must recommend that you attend remotely.

Canvas Workshops – Attend On-Campus, or Remotely via Webinar!

Canvas Workshops, attend on campus or remotely

In addition to our 4-Week Online Introduction to Teaching with Canvas course, we will be offering a series of four on-campus workshops this Summer.

These workshops will be:

  • held on-campus, for those who want to attend in-person
  • broadcast via webinar, for those who want to attend and ask questions remotely
  • offered twice per day, to accommodate varying schedules
  • recorded, for those who cannot attend at the given times
  • repeated in Fall 2016, for those who are not ready to focus on Canvas yet, or will be away for the summer

You may attend from 9:00-10:30 AM OR 12:00-1:30 PM, on the following dates.  Content from the morning session will be repeated at the noon session of the same date:

Part 1 – June 24 – Introduction to Canvas & Navigation
Part 2 – July 15 – Course Design & Development
Part 3 – August 5 – Course Communication
Part 4 – August 19 – Assessment in Canvas

You may attend any class individually, or all of them, depending on your familiarity and skill level with Canvas.

If you would like to attend ANY of these sessions (on-campus or remotely), please fill out this two-question survey to RSVP to express your interest, and we will follow up with more detailed information on ALL the sessions and options, closer to the date of the first workshop.

Please note:

  • These workshops DO NOT qualify for Salary Advancement Credits through IPD.  Only the 4-week online course is approved.
  • We wanted to offer a lunch-hour option for those who might have to squeeze in their training during a normal work day break, but since we will be in the computer lab, food cannot be provided and is not allowed inside.  If you wish to eat during the lunch session, we must recommend that you attend remotely.

Webinar: Creating Content with Respondus

Respondus is a very useful program that simplifies the process of importing tests to Blackboard Learn.  We have a campus-wide license for Respondus, so you can download and use it for your course. (Please contact the Online Instruction Department for details.)

Respondus is offering a free webinar tomorrow, with helpful information on how to use the software:

Webinar: Creating Content with Respondus 4.0 (45 minutes)
Thursday, January 26th at 1 p.m. PST

Register:  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/863573952

This training will cover the following:

  • Overview of Respondus 4.0
  • Using the Import Wizard to bring in questions from other sources; includes formatting tips for Word files
  • Copying items from other Respondus files from the Edit Tab
  • Accessing publisher test banks through the Respondus Test Bank Network
  • Using the Retrieval Tab to reuse and/or edit assessments already in your LMS
  • Question-and-Answer time