Webinars Revisited - Past Training Session Recordings
This page hosts access to recordings of past training sessions held on topics related to teaching and learning in the online environment.It will be updated as more recordings become available. Please note in order to access the Microsoft Stream recordings, you will need to use a valid UWindsor account. Microsoft Stream recordings include edited content in addition to captions for accessibility and linked timestamps for interactivity. Blackboard Collaborate Ultra recordings are accessible to anyone outside of the University of Windsor community; however, there is no captions for these recordings at this time.
- 1 Communicating with Students
- 2 Content Creation
- 3 Assessments
- 3.1 So, you still want to have a Blackboard test: Tips and Tools
- 3.2 Building your Test in Blackboard: Tips for Success
- 3.3 Deploying and Grading your Test
- 3.4 Assignments - Backward Design, Rubrics, and Assignments
- 3.5 Strategies for Handling your Online Timed Examinations
- 3.6 You will Survive: Recommended and Humane Approaches to Assessment for 2020
- 4 Grading
- 5 Sessional Saturday
- 5.1 Sessional Saturday - Full Video
- 5.2 Sessional Saturday - Course Design & Navigating Blackboard
- 5.3 Sessional Saturday - Assignments & Configuring the Menu
- 5.4 Sessional Saturday - Simple Use of the Grade Center
- 5.5 Sessional Saturday - Tests, Surveys and Pools
- 5.6 Sessional Saturday - Discussions and Wrap up
Communicating with Students
MS Teams Capitalizing features for Student Engagement
In this Sprint Session, Steve Karamatos (Manager, Technology & Innovation - IT Services) explores the capabilities of MS Teams to manage live chats, do collaborative document sharing, conduct virtual sessions, schedule meetings, do presentations, and control who can join in sessions. There is a mobile app to keep you informed as well as a desktop app, rich with features. Also, you can access online with other tools in the Office 365 tool group.While not a substitute for Blackboard, MS Teams can enhance your use of Blackboard and will be available as a pilot project for the Spring/Intersession for selected instructors.
Using the Virtual Classroom
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately) Mark Lubrick (Online Learning Design Specialist - Office of Open Learning)provides an overview of what the virtual classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
Blackboard & Microsoft - Features and Limits
In this Sprint Session, the CTL team highlights the features and limitations that can be used in an academic classroom on both Blackboard Collaborate and Microsoft Teams. they also touch upon Microsoft Streams and PowerPoint.
Leveraging the Virtual Library: Managing Resources in Blackboard
In this Sprint Session, Dave Johnston (Head, Access Services - Leddy Library) explores how to use Leddy Library's Course Resource List system to discover and access online resources that will help you quickly build your course content. Further, while tempting and easy to go searching on the internet for course materials, you still need to consider copyright implications, so highlights of what instructors should know will be featured.
Practical Guide to Creating Videos
In this Sprint Session, Mark Lubrick (Online Learning Design Specialist-Office of Open Learning) provides a practical overview of using Microsoft PowerPoint to record videos of slideshows including video and screen capture.
Using Stream to Caption Videos
In this Sprint Session, Mark Lubrick (Online Learning Design Specialist-Office of Open Learning) provides a practical overview of using Microsoft Stream to caption and share videos with students, including how to link them within a Blackboard course site.
So, you still want to have a Blackboard test: Tips and Tools
In this Sprint Session, Mark Lubrick (Online Learning Design Specialist - Office of Open Learning) provides an overview of the considerations when creating an online test in Blackboard.
Building your Test in Blackboard: Tips for Success
Do you have an upcoming test that you want to design using Blackboard's Test tool? Are you beginning to design your assessments for the fall semester?In this Sprint Session, Lauren Sabourin (Senior LMS Project Assistant - Centre for Teaching & Learning) provides an overview of the test creation process. Participants will learn to manually create questions in Blackboard as well as use UWindsor's Blackboard Quiz Generator to import pre-existing tests into Blackboard in addition to exploring the use of random question blocks, question sets, and using pools and other tests to find questions.
Deploying and Grading your Test
You have a test built for your students to write…now what? In this Sprint Session, Niwit Aryal (Senior LMS Project Assistant) will provide you with an overview of the process of deploying the test to students and grading student submissions. Participants will learn about the deployment process including settings for availability, attempts, exceptions, and feedback to students. An overview of the grading process for tests that include manually graded and automatically graded questions will be provided as well.
Assignments - Backward Design, Rubrics, and Assignments
Considering adding an assignment as one of your assessments for your course? In this short demonstration, you will see how to:
- add an Assignment Content area to your menu,
- create an assignment for your students,
- create a rubric to add/associate to the new assignment,
- locate where to grade the assignments in Blackboard,
- along with some features available for grading assignments including inline annotations and voice/audio recorded feedback.
Strategies for Handling your Online Timed Examinations
In this Sprint Session, Mark Lubrick (Online Learning Design Specialist-Office of Open Learning) provides an overview of the strategies for handling your online examinations. In this short demonstration, you will see how to:
- create a content area link,
- edit test options,
- view student attempt report,
- create test availability exceptions,
- view course reports.
You will Survive: Recommended and Humane Approaches to Assessment for 2020
In this Sprint Session, Nick Baker (Director - Office of Open Learning) explores some of the recommended and pragmatic approaches for assessment for the end of Winter 2020 term. These recommendations are designed to help you and your students get through this period. Topics include:
- Considering what is possible for your students: what do we know about the current global technology conditions and what do you know about your students' situation?
- Providing options for your students
- Focus on your learning outcomes
- Timed exams vs alternative assessments: what are my options?
- Technical considerations for all online assessments at this time"
Grade Centre Plus BB Annotate
In this Sprint Session, Lorie Stolarchuk (Educational Technologies Consultant - Centre for Teaching & Learning) will give an overview of the Grade Centre and the new BB Annotate tool, which is the new grading tool that has been updated by Blackboard.
Grade Centre - Highlights and Features
In this Sprint Session, Lorie Stolarchuk (Educational Technologies Consultant - Centre for Teaching & Learning) will give an overview of the highlights and features of the Grade Centre in Blackboard.
Troubleshooting the Grade Centre
In this Sprint Session, Lorie Stolarchuk (Educational Technologies Consultant - Centre for Teaching and Learning) provides an overview of common problems encountered in the Grade Centre in Blackboard and how to solve them! This session demonstrates how to use the default Weighted Total column and Total column, the love and pain of using Categories, ways to organize your Grade Centre, pitfalls and methods of adding bonus marks, importing external spreadsheets and transferring your final grades to UWinsite Student.
This series was created to summarize an online virtual training day held in August 2021, featuring the most used tools and elements of using Blackboard Learn's learning management system. The following includes a full video condensing all five sections into one video with video length featured in brackets (hh:mm:ss), plus each section breaks out into a separate video on a specific topic.
Sessional Saturday - Full Video
This video (3:36:57) merges all of the topics below into one video to start and stop viewing at your own pace as you travel through a condensed version of a full-day training event held in August 2021.
Anna Galka goes over the differences between synchronous and asynchronous course structures, as well as the basics of Blackboard Learn as well as many tips to keep in mind while building your course (00:33:14).
Sessional Saturday - Assignments & Configuring the Menu
Anna Galka, Eric Jonathan and Marlene Sebastian go over assignments in Blackboard Learn and how to lay out your course as you build it (01:09:57).
Sessional Saturday - Simple Use of the Grade Center
Lorie Stolarchuk explores Blackboard Learn's Grade Center (00:52:05) and shows how to grade any students work that is submitted.
Sessional Saturday - Tests, Surveys and Pools
Niwit Aryal goes over the Tests, Surveys and Pools tool (00:46:57) and demonstrates when and how to use these tools within Blackboard Learn.
Sessional Saturday - Discussions and Wrap up
Lorie Stolarchuk goes over using the Discussion Board tool an online environment (00:13:40). She also wraps up the session with some closing tips and tricks.
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