October Workshops

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Instructors can use the Blackboard Collaborate tool built into myCourses to host online office hours, conduct online review sessions, and meet virtually with students. Instructors and students can communicate with each other via text chat, audio/video, or by calling in using a telephone. Collaborate also allows you to share your computer screen and present documents to students. Sign-up for tomorrow’s Online Meetings in Blackboard Collaborate workshop to learn more!

Did you know that instructors are able to post course materials online for their students? myCourses allows instructors to post files, accept electronic assignment submissions, share content from the internet, maintain an online grade book, and more! Sign-up for next Tuesday’s Getting Started in myCourses workshop to learn how myCourses can become the digital headquarters of your courses.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to teach or be part of an online course? Our Online Teaching and Learning Strategies course offers the perfect opportunity to learn. This course introduces instructors to the current research and best practices for online teaching and learning. Participants work independently and collaboratively with peers to design and build one unit of online instruction in a myCourses site. This fully online four-week course supports the UMass Dartmouth Quality Online Course Review Rubric.

VoiceThread is an interactive discussion and presentation tool built into myCourses that facilitates rich, asynchronous conversations around images, documents, presentations, and videos. Join us for the Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread workshop next Thursday to explore how you can take your online discussions to the next level.

Online Meetings in Blackboard Collaborate
Wednesday, October 24th 2018
11:00am – 12:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135

Getting Started in myCourses
Tuesday, October 30th 2018
11:00am – 12:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135

Online Teaching and Learning Strategies
Wednesday, October 31st – Tuesday, November 27th
Fully Online in myCourses

Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread
Thursday, November 1st 2018
11:00am – 12:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135

Find a full list of upcoming workshops.