This Week in ID – 3/28 to 4/4

Join us on Wednesday to explore how classroom and desktop based lecture capture are being used on campus to capture in class lectures, presentations, audio, and desktop content. Hear from faculty members who are already capturing class lectures and how it has improved student learning and knowledge retention. Lunch and light refreshments will be served.

Thursday afternoon we are offering a workshop on Blackboard Collaborate, a live conferencing tool built into myCourses that allows you to host online meetings (such as office hours) with students.

On Friday morning we are offering a “Getting Started in myCourses” workshop. myCourses allows instructors to post files, accept assignment submissions, incorporate multimedia from popular websites like YouTube, and more!

As some of you may have noticed, LARTS 208 was remodeled over the summer. That space is now designed to facilitate active team-based learning. Attend our “Technology for Team-Based Learning” workshop on Monday the 4th to learn about active and collaborative learning strategies that make use of the technology in LARTS 208. This workshop is limited to College of Arts & Sciences faculty.

Exploring Lecture Capture
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 314

Blackboard Collaborate
Thursday, March 31st
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 225

Getting Started in myCourses
Friday, April 1st
11:00am – 12:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 226

Technology for Team-Based Learning
Monday, April 4th
11:00am – 12:15pm
Liberal Arts Building, Room 208

To Register for Instructional Development Workshops & Events:

  1. Visit the myUMassD Full Calendar at
  2. Login using your UMassD Login information if prompted.
  3. In the Search field in the upper left corner of the page type in “training” or the name of the workshop, then click the Search button.
  4. Click on a workshop title to view event details and register.

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