Save the Date! January 18, 2019

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New Approaches to Teaching and Learning Conference

Mark your calendars! 

Join us for the 3rd annual New Approaches to Teaching and Learning Conference on January 18, 2019. Share ideas and catch up with your colleagues before the start of the spring semester.

This year’s keynote speaker and call for proposals will be announced soon.

Assignment Markup Tool (Box) in MyCourses

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Please be aware that instructors using tablets and/or certain web browsers may experience issues with the assignment grading markup tool (Box) in myCourses. If you do experience issues with this tool, try switching to another device or browser. Alternatively, you can download submitted files (pdf, video), mark them up using the track changes/commenting features in Word (pdf, video)and then re-upload the file for student review (pdf, video).

Coming Soon from ID (9/10 – 9/21)

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Join us tomorrow at our Getting Started in myCourses workshop. myCourses allows instructors to post files, accept electronic assignment submissions, share content from the internet, maintain an online grade book, and more! Sign-up now to learn how myCourses can become the digital headquarters for your courses.

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 week on Thursday to explore how you can take your online discussions to the next level.

Register for Getting Started with myCourses
Tuesday, September 11th
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135

Register for Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread
Thursday, September 20th
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135

Coming Soon from Instructional Development (4/9 – 4/23)

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VoiceThread is an interactive discussion and collaboration tool built into myCourses that can be used to facilitate rich, asynchronous conversations around images, documents, presentations, and videos. Join us for our Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread workshop on Thursday to learn about taking your online discussions to the next level using this exciting new tool.

Next Friday, we are offering a workshop on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra – the online meeting tool built into myCourses. Collaborate can be used to have live audio/video chat sessions with students. Collaborate also allows you to share your screen and present office documents/presentations. Many instructors use Collaborate to host online office hours, conduct review sessions, and meet one-on-one with students.

Have you ever thought about recording a lecture from your office/home and making it available to your students online? Come learn how it can be done at our Recording with TechSmith Relay workshop next week. Relay allows you to record audio narration over PowerPoint presentations, documents, or any other content on your computer. Please bring your own laptop to participate in this workshop.

Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread
Thursday, April 12th
11:00am – 12:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135
Register

Online Meetings in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Friday, April 20th
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135
Register

Recording with TechSmith Relay
Monday, April 23rd
11:00am – 12:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135
Register

Grade Center Help

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Do you need a quick tutorial on How to Create a Weighted Final Grade in the Grade Center?
Do you want to organize the columns in the Full Grade Center, so that they are displayed in the order you would like them to appear?

Check out our Grading Center resource located at: http://instructionaldev.umassd.edu/grade-center/

The ID team is also available for individual assistance, contact us at idteam@umassd.edu or 508.999.8501.

Coming Soon from Instructional Development (3/19 – 3/30)

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iClicker Cloud allows instructors to shake up their lectures by engaging students with multiple choice, numeric, and short answer questions. Students can respond from their phone, tablet, or laptop and the instructor can display the results data immediately afterward on the projector to discuss as a class. Attend our In-Class Polling with iClicker Cloud workshop on Tuesday to learn more about this in-class engagement tool.

Our Online Teaching and Learning Strategies course that starts on Wednesday introduces the current research and best practices for online teaching and learning. Participants will work independently and collaboratively with peers to design and build one unit of online instructions in a myCourses site. This fully online four-week course is designed to support the UMass Dartmouth Quality Online Course Review Rubric.

Have you ever thought about making a lecture available to your students online? Come learn how it can be done at our Recording with TechSmith Relay workshop next week. Relay allows you to record audio narration over PowerPoint presentations, documents, or any other content on your computer. Please bring your own laptop to participate in this workshop.

In-Class Polling with iClicker Cloud
Tuesday, March 20th
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135
Register

Online Teaching and Learning Strategies
March 21st – April 17th
Fully online through myCourses
Register

Recording with TechSmith Relay
Thursday, March 29th
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135
Register


CITS | Instructional Development
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 242
UMass Dartmouth
508-999-8501

Need help with campus IT? Let us know.

CITS will never ask you for your password or other confidential information via email. Beware of phishing scams where email and/or malicious web sites try to trick users into entering their username and password. For more information about password security, please visit: umassd.edu/cits/security.

Coming Soon from Instructional Development (2/26 – 3/9)

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On Thursday, we are offering a workshop on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra – the online meeting tool built into myCourses. Collaborate can be used to have live audio/video chat sessions with students. Collaborate also allows you to share your screen and present office documents/presentations. Many instructors use Collaborate to host online office hours, conduct review sessions, and meet one-on-one with students.

Next week on Tuesday morning, we are offering a Getting Started in myCourses workshop. myCourses allows instructors to post files, accept electronic assignment submissions, share content from the internet, maintain an online grade book, and more! Sign-up now to learn how myCourses can become the digital headquarters for your courses.

Online Meetings in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Thursday, March 1st
11:00am – 12:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135
Register

Getting Started with myCourses
Tuesday, March 6th
11:00am – 12:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135
Register

Coming Soon from Instructional Development (2/12 – 2/23)

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On Wednesday, we are offering a workshop on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra – the online meeting tool built into myCourses. Collaborate can be used to have live audio/video chat sessions with students. Collaborate also allows you to share your screen and present office documents/presentations. Many instructors use Collaborate to host online office hours, conduct optional review sessions, and meet one-on-one with students.

REEF Polling allows instructors to shake up their lectures by engaging students with multiple choice, numeric, and short answer questions. Students can respond from their phone, tablet, or laptop and the instructor can display the results data immediately afterward on the projector to discuss as a class. Attend our Polling with iClicker Cloud workshop on Friday, February 23rd to learn more about this in-class engagement tool.

Online Meetings in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Wednesday, February 14th
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135
Register

In-Class Polling with iClicker Cloud
Friday, February 23rd
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135
Register