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Learn More aobut the December 2022 Blackboard Update

On December 29, 2022, Blackboard will receive an update that includes a change to authenticaiton method, navigation menu changes, and access to acessibilty features. 

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Other Workshops

Information from previous workshops

A series of one-hour “how-to” workshops to get you started with some basic online activities.  This series covers everything from giving live or recorded lectures, using various discussion board tools, giving an online test, and providing a platform for asynchronous student presentations.

Feel free to register for the ones that are most relevant to your teaching needs. Register for each topic using the links below. 

 Upcoming Workshops for Spring 2023


How to Collect Online Assessments, including Projects, Presentations, and Performances

Learn how to set up the Blackboard assignment tool to collect individual student submissions and group submissions. Learn about different options for collecting various kinds of student assessments, including video and online presentations. 

January 31, 2023 12noon - 1pm


How to use Yellowdig for discussions

Looking for a different kind of discussion board? Yellowdig is similar to Facebook in that it provides a conversation that is more like social media. Additionally, students earn points for their contributions to the conversation on Yellowdig, whether it be through original posts or comments on posts from classmates. Learn more about how Yellowdig works, and how to set up Yellowdig for you in your course. 

February 2, 2023 12noon - 1pm


How to Facilitate an Online Exam

Learn how to create and set up a Blackboard Test. The various options available for testing will be discussed including when and how to use each option. Additional testing software will be mentioned. 

February 3, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am


Poll Everywhere

The University has an Enterprise license for PollEverywhere. Come learn how to get your own account and use the interactive polling features. 

February 7, 2023 12noon - 1pm


 How to use VoiceThread for Discussions

VoiceThread is a tool that can add life to your discussions by allowing audio and video, as well as text-based comments. Learn how to build a VoiceThread, add comments, and share it with your class for discussion.

February 8, 11am - 12noon


How to Facilitate a Live, Interactive Zoom Session

Learn how to use Zoom to facilitate a live session. Learn some tips for maintaining your Zoom space securely, as well as how to share your screen, annotate on your screen, use the whiteboard, create breakout rooms, and use the polling feature to create an engaging and interactive session. Learn how to use different tools to add interactivity into your Zoom sessions. We will cover breakout rooms, polling, and use of Padlet in this session.

February 9, 2023 12noon - 1pm



Gain knowledge about Gradescope to reduce your grading time by more than 50% while increasing consistency, accuracy, and flexibility at the same time. Understand how to apply the power of Gradescope for quizzes, homework assignments, and exams. Evaluate your assessments to see if they are a good fit for the Gradescope platform.

February 16, 12noon - 1pm



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