Coming Soon from Instructional Development (4/10 – 4/21)

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 on Thursday at our Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread workshop to learn about taking your online discussions to the next level using this exciting new tool.

Next Friday we are offering a workshop on an online meeting tool built into myCourses called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. You can use Collaborate to meet with students in a Skype-like online meeting space where you can use audio/video to talk and present documents, presentations, and show what you are doing on your computer screen. Many instructors use Collaborate to host online office hours, optional review sessions, and one-on-one meetings with students.

Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread
Thursday, April 13th
11:00am – Noon
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135

Online Meetings in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Friday, April 21st
2pm – 3pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135

To Register for Instructional Development Workshops & Events:

  1. Visit the myUMassD Full Calendar at
  2. Login using your UMassD Login information if prompted.
  3. Enter the workshop name in the search box or click on the date of the workshop in the calendar.
  4. Click on the workshop title and then click the “Register” button.

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