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Upcoming Faculty Events at the CTL

Creating Multiple Choice Questions for Problem Solving, Content Review and Practice

Tuesday, February 16 2016 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This workshop focuses on creating alignment between the types of questions we develop for multiple choice assessment and the type of learning we hope our students will achieve. During this workshop, we will blend theory and practice, revising some of our existing multiple choice test questions to address different levels on Bloom’s taxonomy. In addition, we will discuss how using certain features of the Blackboard Quiz Tool can support student learning by providing opportunities for practice in lower-stakes testing environments.

Participants should bring a multiple choice exam to work with during the workshop. There will be a brief reading sent to participants in preparation for the workshop.

There is an optional 30-minute session, 11:00- 11:30 AM, to review functions in the Bb quiz tool.

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Linden Higgins, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Biology
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Student Research Conference: Abstract Writing Workshop

Tuesday, February 16 2016 @ 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Co-sponsored by the Writing in the Disciplines Program, Bailey/Howe Library and the Center for Teaching and Learning

UVM hosts an annual Student Research Conference to showcase the research, scholarly and creative activity of undergraduate, graduate and medical students across campus. In order to present at the conference you are required to submit an abstract or brief proposal of your research or creative project. This workshop will:

  • help you learn more about the April conference and how you can participate
  • show you how to write a brief, yet compelling and comprehensive, proposal
  • provide hands-on help from Writing Center staff to help you get started
Visit the Student Research Conference page for additional information about the conference.

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, 802-656-1176
  • Facilitated By: Hope Greenberg, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 302 (WID)

Student Research Conference: Abstract Writing Workshop

Wednesday, February 17 2016 @ 11:50 AM - 12:50 PM

Co-sponsored by the Writing in the Disciplines Program, Bailey/Howe Library and the Center for Teaching and Learning

UVM hosts an annual Student Research Conference to showcase the research, scholarly and creative activity of undergraduate, graduate and medical students across campus. In order to present at the conference you are required to submit an abstract or brief proposal of your research or creative project. This workshop will:

  • help you learn more about the April conference and how you can participate
  • show you how to write a brief, yet compelling and comprehensive, proposal
  • provide hands-on help from Writing Center staff to help you get started
Visit the Student Research Conference page for additional information about the conference.

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, 802-656-1176
  • Facilitated By: Hope Greenberg, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Making the Most of Your Midterm

Thursday, February 18 2016 @ 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

In this workshop, we will introduce the "exam wrapper” - an effective practice for midterms. We will discuss how UVM faculty have used this simple practice to encourage students to critically evaluate their own exam performance and formulate strategies for improved studying and test-taking.

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

EndNote Workshops

Thursday, February 18 2016 @ 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Learn how to use EndNote (a software program) to keep track of research information, organize notes, and insert citations into your papers. This workshop is open to UVM faculty, students, and staff. Led by B/H Staff.

We will offer this workshop on the following dates:

  • February 3, 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • February 18, 4:15pm-5:15pm
  • February 29, 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • March 18, 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • March 29, 3:00pm--4:00pm
  • April 12, 3:00pm--4:00pm

No registration needed - just show up!

Additional EndNote workshops can be scheduled upon request. Send requests to Laurie Kutner.

Event details:

  • Contact: Laurie Kutner, Laurie.Kutner@uvm.edu, 802/656-2213
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library Room 123

Rubrics, Responding and Blackboard

Friday, February 19 2016 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This workshop will highlight some ways features of Blackboard can enhance your ability to respond efficiently and clearly to student work. We’ll look at the options of Blackboard tools and some strategies for framing responses for students.

Event details:

  • Contact: Susanmarie Harrington, Susan.Harrington@uvm.edu
  • Facilitated By: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: 303 Bailey/Howe Library

Preparing Your Course Proposal for Gen Ed Sustainability Designation

Monday, February 22 2016 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Faculty Senate’s Sustainability Curriculum Review Committee (SCRC) is supporting faculty who are interested in aligning a course with the General Education Sustainability Learning Outcomes. Stop in during this time, and get guidance and information from SCRC members on how to complete the SCRC course proposal form. This is a drop-in consultation time; stay as long as you'd like!

For more information about the outcomes and the course designation process please see the General Education Sustainability Requirement site.

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, 802-656-7992
  • Location:

Preparing Your Course Proposal for Gen Ed Sustainability Designation

Wednesday, February 24 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Faculty Senate’s Sustainability Curriculum Review Committee (SCRC) is supporting faculty who are interested in aligning a course with the General Education Sustainability Learning Outcomes. Stop in during this time, and get guidance and information from SCRC members on how to complete the SCRC course proposal form. This is a drop-in consultation time; stay as long as you'd like!

For more information about the outcomes and the process please see the General Education Sustainability Requirement site.

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, 802-656-7992
  • Location:

Responding to Writing

Tuesday, March 01 2016 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join colleagues for an informal conversation about what readers can do to help writers understand how their texts work. We'll pay particular attention to the ways faculty can use response strategies efficiently and clearly and ways faculty can evaluate what difference those responses make for students.

Event details:

  • Contact: Susanmarie Harrington, Susan.Harrington@uvm.edu
  • Location: 302 Bailey/Howe Library

What's the Hype About Hybrid?

Wednesday, March 16 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn all about UVM's Hybrid Course Initiative. Hybrid courses are growing in popularity because of the flexibility they afford to both students and faculty, blending the practices of traditional and online teaching. In this session we'll discuss different hybrid models and provide resources to help you decide whether the hybrid format will work for your course.

Event details:

  • Contact: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Henrietta.Paz-Amor@uvm.edu, 802-656-1218
  • Facilitated By: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location:

Writing Workshop: Developing Your Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Friday, March 18 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This writing workshop offers participants the chance to give and receive feedback on drafts of teaching philosophy statements. Participants should come with draft in hand (computers will be provided for those who wish to work electronically). We will facilitate small group discussion that provides constructive feedback for each participant. While this workshop grows out of the Developing Your Teaching Philosophy Workshop, anyone with a teaching philosophy draft is welcome to attend. The workshop will include opportunities for writing and revising as well as conversation.

This event is co sponsored with the Writing in the Disciplines Program

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Book Group: “Creating Self-Regulated Learners: Strategies to Strengthen Students' Self-Awareness and Learning Skills”

Friday, March 18 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This book group meets a total of 2 times: March 18 and April 1.

In this book, author Linda Nilson describes theoretical background about student self-regulation and its role in learning. Nilson discusses specific teaching strategies to help students develop these skills, such as scaffolding reflective assignments and techniques for students to monitor their own progress.

This book group is facilitated by Holly Parker from the CTL and Sharon Ultsch, a lecturer in the Global Gateway Program. All participants receive a copy of the book.

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Student Research Conference: Prep Workshop for Presenters

Wednesday, March 23 2016 @ 11:50 AM - 12:50 PM

This workshop is for students who will be presenting at the upcoming Student Research Conference. During this Pre-Conference Workshop you will learn to prepare and offer a professional conference presentation. The workshop will include information on preparing a conference-level PowerPoint, or slide, presentation, information about how to present yourself professionally, and how to speak well. You will also learn what is required to prepare a conference poster and will have the chance to ask questions about how to proceed with your poster or presentation.

Visit the Student Research Conference page for additional information about the conference.

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, 802-656-1176
  • Facilitated By: Hope Greenberg, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Student Research Conference: Prep Workshop for Presenters

Thursday, March 24 2016 @ 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

This workshop is for students who will be presenting at the upcoming Student Research Conference. During this Pre-Conference Workshop you will learn to prepare and offer a professional conference presentation. The workshop will include information on preparing a conference-level PowerPoint, or slide, presentation, information about how to present yourself professionally, and how to speak well. You will also learn what is required to prepare a conference poster and will have the chance to ask questions about how to proceed with your poster or presentation.

Visit the Student Research Conference page for additional information about the conference.

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, 802-656-1176
  • Facilitated By: Hope Greenberg, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Creating a Culture of Inclusive Learning in the Classroom and Beyond (Part One)

Friday, April 08 2016 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Focusing in on Student Engagement:

This workshop (Part One) will provide resources and strategies on how to create engaging and effective instructional environments for students in order to address learner diversity. The research and background behind the instructional framework of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Higher Education will be discussed as a method to use in creating instructional opportunities. This workshop is appropriate for people new to the concept of UDL.

Event details:

  • Contact: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Henrietta.Paz-Amor@uvm.edu, 802-656-1218
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Teaching and Learning Across Cultures

Monday, April 11 2016 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Join our panel of multilingual professors who will share stories about their varied experiences moving between educational systems in different countries. With connections to varied disciplines and varied parts of the world, our panelists discuss what assumptions about the roles of teachers and students were dominant in different settings; they will also discuss whether and how the curriculum and typical work in their fields varied as they moved from one system to another. The ensuing discussion will help us all understand how advanced literacy in multiple languages is achieved. Participants will develop a richer understanding international educational experiences.

Event details:

  • Contact: Susanmarie Harrington, Susan.Harrington@uvm.edu
  • Location: 302 Bailey/Howe Library

Creating a Culture of Inclusive Learning in the Classroom and Beyond (Part Two)

Friday, April 15 2016 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Focusing on the Assignment:

This workshop (Part Two) will focus on the development of assignments and other assessments using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles to reduce barriers to learning. We will focus on the goals for your course and how to best implement UDL strategies to help student achieve these goals.

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, 802-656-1124
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Past Events (last 180 days)

Shaped by Writing: The Undergraduate Experience

Friday, February 12 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In this short film, eight students and several of their professors, speak with eloquence and passion about the challenges and rewards of the undergraduate writing experience. Come enjoy popcorn, tea/coffee and a lively discussion with colleagues.

Event details:

  • Contact: Susanmarie Harrington, Susan.Harrington@uvm.edu
  • Location: 302 Bailey/Howe Library

Writing Your Teaching Philosophy

Friday, February 12 2016 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

During this workshop we discuss the value of articulating a personal teaching philosophy and important elements to include in your statement.

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Writing Engaging iClicker Questions

Tuesday, February 09 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Now that you've adopted the iClicker, what can you do with it? This workshop will review the many ways to use student response systems for teaching and classroom management. We will also discuss sample questions gathered from UVM faculty using iClickers.

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Zotero Workshops

Monday, February 08 2016 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for a hands-on workshop and learn how to use Zotero to keep track of research materials; organize note-taking; collaborate with classmates and colleagues; and format citations and bibliographies. This workshop is open to UVM faculty, students, and staff. Led by B/H Staff.

We will offer this workshop on the following dates:

  • February 4, 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • February 8, 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • February 11, 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • February 17, 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • March 16, 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • March 18, 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • March 24, 3:00pm-4:00pm

No registration needed - just show up!

Contact Daisy Benson (daisy.benson@uvm.edu) to arrange for a customized workshop on Zotero for your class, lab, or other group.

Event details:

  • Contact: Daisy Benson, Daisy.Benson@uvm.edu, 802/656-0636
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library Room 123

Mendeley Workshop

Friday, February 05 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Come learn about Mendeley, a free reference manager that helps to organize your research, collaborate with colleagues, create in-text citations and bibliographies, and discover new research.This workshop is open to UVM faculty, students, and staff. Led by B/H Staff.

We will offer this workshop on the following dates:

  • February 5, 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • February 8, 2:15pm-3:15pm
  • February 16, 10:00am-11:00am
  • March 3, 9:00am-10:00am
  • March 15, 3:00pm--4:00pm

No registration needed - just show up!

Contact Elizabeth Berman (elizabeth.berman@uvm.edu) to schedule one-on-one consultations or on-demand workshops.

Event details:

  • Contact: Elizabeth Berman, Elizabeth.Berman@uvm.edu, 802-656-8130
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library Room 123

Excellence in Teaching: A Discussion with the Kroepsch-Maurice Award Recipients

Wednesday, February 03 2016 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Recipients of the 2015 Kroepsch-Maurice Teaching Award (Keith Klepeis, Geology; Stephen Pintauro, Nutrition & Food Sciences;Maria Mercedes Avila, Pediatrics; Matthew Kolan, Rubenstein Sch Env & Nat Res) will discuss their teaching philosophies, "eureka" moments in their teaching careers, challenging issues in teaching, and how they approached these issues. The discussion will be facilitated by KM Committee Chairperson and 1999 KM Recipient, Joan Rosebush.

Event details:

  • Contact: Nina Wu, Nina.Wu@uvm.edu
  • Facilitated By: Joan Rosebush, CEM Dean's Ofc; Mathematics & Statistics
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Teaching Effectively Online

Monday, February 01 2016 through Friday, February 26 2016

Prerequisites - This is an asynchronous online course; expect to spend 5 hours per weeks on readings and discussions. Participants will complete a Blackboard self assessment. Depending on the results, some Blackboard training may be required before participating in the course.

Preference is given to faculty teaching online summer 2016.

This course explores the experience of teaching and learning in the online environment, presents research-based best practices for designing online courses, and prepares faculty to use a variety of tools for communication, content delivery, and assessment. Participants review online courses from different disciplines and, since the course is taught in Blackboard, learn by doing.

Registration is now closed. If you are interested in joining this program, please email Wendy, wverreib@uvm.edu

For more information, please see http://www.uvm.edu/ctl/teo

Event details:

  • Contact: , CTL@uvm.edu, (802)656-1155
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Teaching in Higher Education

Friday, January 29 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This workshop will help you reflect on your teaching practice. We will discuss your teaching so far in your career and we share current research on teaching practices. These practices include: Kuh's High Impact Practices and Universal Design for Learning. (This workshop is a requirement of the Graduate Teaching Program)

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Designing Reading and Writing Assignments with Annotated PDFs

Friday, January 15 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

In this session, we will learn the basics of adding highlighting and annotations to PDF documents, then review different types of reading and writing assignments that can be developed using this small but mighty tool.

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course

Tuesday, January 12 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

In this workshop, we will explore the Blackboard course environment, specifically:

  • Blackboard at UVM - how we use it and how it connects to Banner.
  • Navigating the course
  • Modifying the course
  • Structuring and adding content
  • Basic management functions, i.e., course availability and backing up courses

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, 802-656-7992
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Blackboard: Communication Tools

Tuesday, January 12 2016 @ 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

In this workshop, we'll explore Blackboard tools designed for communication between faculty and students and for collaboration among students. We will discuss the basics of using:

  • Announcements
  • Email and Messages
  • Private Journals
  • Discussion Boards
  • Blogs
  • Wikis
This workshop assumes prior knowledge of: navigating in the Blackboard course environment (course menu, control panel, bread crumbs); basic understanding of content areas and adding tools; basic understanding of how to use the text editor.

If you do not have mastery of the above skills, please be sure to attend the previous workshop "Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course" or make an appointment with the CTL "Doctor Is In" program before attending this workshop. Email ctldoc@uvm.edu or see the schedule here: http://www.uvm.edu/ctl/doctor

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, 802-656-7992
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Blackboard Assessment Tools

Tuesday, January 12 2016 @ 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

In this workshop, we will explore Blackboard's assessment tools and grading features. We will show the basics of using the following:

  • Grade Center
  • Tests and Surveys
  • Assignments
  • Rubrics

This workshop assumes prior knowledge of: navigating the course environment (course menu, control panel, bread crumbs); basic understanding of content areas and adding tools; basic understanding of how to use the text editor.


If you do not have mastery of the above skills, please make an appointment with the CTL "Doctor Is In" program before attending this workshop. Email ctldoc@uvm.edu

Event details:

  • Contact: Ines Berrizbeitia, Ines.Berrizbeitia@uvm.edu, 802-656-0310
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Designing Engaging and Effective Group Assignments

Tuesday, January 12 2016 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

In this workshop, we'll explore strategies for designing group projects that create an engaging and successful learning experience for students.

We'll discuss how to modify your own group assignments in manageable ways using a variety of organizational tools and assessments.

This workshop is co-facilitated by Sharon Ultch, Global Gateway Program

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Writing Learning Outcomes for Course Design

Monday, January 11 2016 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This workshop introduces the basics of writing clear and measurable learning outcomes and using them as the foundation for your syllabus. We'll cover:

  • Benefits of clearly articulated learning outcomes for faculty and students
  • Tips for writing good learning outcome statements and how to present them in your syllabus
  • An introduction to aligning learning outcomes with coursework and assessments of student progress
Participants draft learning outcomes for a course, and can stay for further consultations.

Event details:

  • Contact: , CTL@uvm.edu, (802)656-1155
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

New Faculty Luncheon

Friday, November 13 2015 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Here is a chance to connect with other new faculty from across the university, talk about how your semester is going, and get great ideas from colleagues about teaching, time management, and navigating the UVM system. Events are open to all faculty who have joined the UVM community within the past three years.

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Designing Engaging and Effective Group Assignments

Thursday, November 05 2015 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In this workshop, we'll explore strategies for designing group projects that create an engaging and successful learning experience for students.

We'll discuss how to modify your own group assignments in manageable ways using a variety of organizational tools and assessments.

This workshop is co-facilitated by Sharon Ultch, Global Gateway Program

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, 802-656-1124
  • Location: 303 Bailey/Howe Library

Hybrid Course Design 1

Tuesday, November 03 2015 @ 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

This is the first session of the Hybrid Course Design workshop series. Throughout this three-session series, faculty will be actively working on hybridizing one of their own courses. Faculty who complete all three sessions in the series will receive a certificate acknowledging that they have completed the training. Hybrid Course Design 1 will be offered twice this semester. Hybrid Course Design 2 will be offered in December and again next semester. Hybrid Course Design 3 will only be offered in late Spring.

In this session, faculty will clarify their pedagogical motivations for creating a hybrid course. Participants will become familiar with key vocabulary and concepts used to describe elements of a hybrid course, and will develop learning outcomes to guide their course design.

Event details:

  • Contact: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Henrietta.Paz-Amor@uvm.edu, 802-656-1218
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Digital Humanities Breakfast

Wednesday, October 28 2015 @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Lattie Coor Collaborative Working Group on the Digital Humanities (funded by the Humanities Center), invites you to see the work being done by local colleagues on visualizing ideas in digital humanities and meet others who share interests in DH methods and technologies.

Please join us for breakfast to see and discuss work by Professors Melanie Gustafson (History) and Nicole Phelps (History).

Coffee, tea, bagels, muffins and fruit will be provided.

This event is one of a series this fall exploring the promise, possibilities, and potential pitfalls of the digital humanities (DH) in scholarship and teaching. By highlighting work already underway on campus, sharing ideas about new or current projects, and presenting exciting scholars in the field of DH working in religion, literature, geography, and the arts, we hope to generate a sense of community that will ignite new conversations and propel future work in the DH.

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, 802-656-1176
  • Location: 303 Bailey/Howe

Creating Multiple Choice Questions for Problem Solving, Content Review and Practice

Thursday, October 22 2015 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

This workshop focuses on creating alignment between the types of questions we develop for multiple choice assessment and the type of learning we hope our students will achieve. During this workshop, we will blend theory and practice, revising some of our existing multiple choice test questions to address different levels on Bloom’s taxonomy. In addition, we will discuss how using certain features of the Blackboard Quiz Tool can support student learning by providing opportunities for practice in lower-stakes testing environments.

Participants should bring a multiple choice exam to work with during the workshop. There will be a brief reading sent to participants in preparation for the workshop.

3:00 - 3:30 pm Optional Session: Take time at the end of this workshop and set up a Blackboard test using some of the strategies we just explored.

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, 802-656-7992
  • Facilitated By: Linden Higgins, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Biology
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Assessing the Ineffable: A Colleague Tea

Tuesday, October 20 2015 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for a follow-up discussion of Barbara Walvoord’s October 6th Burack lecture on “The Dangers of Assessment--and How to Avoid Them at UVM.” We will chat with colleagues about the challenges of assessment at the classroom and the program level, offer examples from our own experience, and work towards some answers regarding how we can know if our students are achieving what we want them to in our classes.

This discussion is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Writing in the Disciplines program and the Foundational Writing and Information Literacy program.

Contact : J Dickinson

Event details:

  • Contact: , CTL@uvm.edu, (802)656-1155
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM303

Digital Humanities Breakfast

Friday, October 16 2015 @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Lattie Coor Collaborative Working Group on the Digital Humanities (funded by the Humanities Center), invites you to see the work being done by local colleagues on visualizing ideas in digital humanities and meet others who share interests in DH methods and technologies.

Please join us for breakfast to see and discuss work by Professors Jean Bessette (English) and Coby Brownell (Champlain College, Communications and Creative Media).

Coffee, tea, bagels, muffins and fruit will be provided.

This event is one of a series this fall exploring the promise, possibilities, and potential pitfalls of the digital humanities (DH) in scholarship and teaching. By highlighting work already underway on campus, sharing ideas about new or current projects, and presenting exciting scholars in the field of DH working in religion, literature, geography, and the arts, we hope to generate a sense of community that will ignite new conversations and propel future work in the DH.

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, 802-656-1176
  • Location: 303 Bailey/Howe

New Faculty Coffee Hour

Thursday, October 15 2015 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Here is a chance to connect with other new faculty from across the university, talk about how your semester is going, and get great ideas from colleagues about teaching, time management, and navigating the UVM system. Events are open to all faculty who have joined the UVM community within the past three years.

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Beyond the Red Ink: Film and Discussion

Wednesday, October 14 2015 @ 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

During this brown bag lunch we will view a short film featuring seven students who talk “openly about the role teachers’ comments have played in their lives as college writers and offer their own advice, in their own words to writing teachers.” The film will be followed by a lively discussion with colleagues

Event details:

  • Contact: Kristen Cameron, Kristen.Cameron@uvm.edu, 802-656-1958
  • Facilitated By: Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: 302 Bailey/Howe Library

Hybrid Course Design 1

Wednesday, October 14 2015 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This is the first session of the Hybrid Course Design workshop series. Throughout this three-session series, faculty will be actively working on hybridizing one of their own courses. Faculty who complete all three sessions in the series will receive a certificate acknowledging that they have completed the training. Hybrid Course Design 1 will be offered twice this semester. Hybrid Course Design 2 will be offered in December and again next semester. Hybrid Course Design 3 will only be offered in late Spring.

In this session, faculty will clarify their pedagogical motivations for creating a hybrid course. Participants will become familiar with key vocabulary and concepts used to describe elements of a hybrid course, and will develop learning outcomes to guide their course design.

Event details:

  • Contact: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Henrietta.Paz-Amor@uvm.edu, 802-656-1218
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Sound (Teaching) Bite: Using The Fleming Museum Resources in Your Teaching

Tuesday, October 13 2015 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Andrea Rosen, the Fleming Museum's curator, as she discusses how faculty from a wide range of disciplines have incorporated art and artifacts from the Museum's diverse collections and exhibitions to enhance their courses. Find out how you and your students can access the Fleming's resources!

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, 802-656-0837
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

The Dangers of Assessment– And How to Avoid Them at UVM

Tuesday, October 06 2015 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Barbara Walvoord, a nationally recognized assessment expert and composition scholar, has founded and directed teaching and learning centers at the University of Notre Dame and three other public and private institutions. Author of “Assessment Clear and Simple and Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment,” Walvoord’s work focuses on practical assessment strategies that improve the teaching and learning experience for both faculty and students.

Registration is not required for this event.

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, 802-656-0837
  • Location: Livak Ballroom, Davis Center

Introduction to Mendeley

Tuesday, October 06 2015 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come learn about Mendeley, a reference manager that helps to organize published research and create in-text citations and bibliographies and a tool for research collaboration and discoverability. Registration is not required.

We will offer this workshop on the following dates:

  • October 12, 11am-12pm
  • October 21, 2-3pm
  • October 30, 12-1pm
  • November 2, 3-4pm
  • November 11, 11:30-12:30pm
  • Event details:

    • Contact: Elizabeth Berman, Elizabeth.Berman@uvm.edu, 802-656-8130
    • Facilitated By: Elizabeth Berman, Bailey Howe-Info & Instruction
    • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 123

    EndNote workshops

    Friday, October 02 2015 @ 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    Learn how to use EndNote (a software program) to keep track of research information, organize notes, and insert citations into your papers.

    We will offer this workshop on the following dates:

  • September 17 (Thursday), 4:15pm-5:15pm
  • October 2 (Friday), 2:15pm-3:15pm
  • October 14 (Wednesday), 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • October 29 (Thursday), 4:15pm-5:15pm
  • November 10 (Tuesday), 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • Additional EndNote workshops can be scheduled upon request. Send requests to Laurie Kutner (laurie.kutner@uvm.edu).

    Event details:

    • Contact: Laurie Kutner, Laurie.Kutner@uvm.edu, 802/656-2213
    • Facilitated By: Laurie Kutner, Bailey Howe-Info & Instruction; Bailey Howe-Info & Instruction; Bailey Howe-Info & Instruction
      Graham Sherriff, Bailey Howe-Info & Instruction
    • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 123

    Introduction to Zotero

    Thursday, October 01 2015 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Learn how to keep track of research materials, organize note-taking, and format citations and bibliographies using this easy-to-master, open-source solution.

    We will offer this workshop on the following dates:

  • October 5 (Monday), 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • October 9 (Friday), 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • October 15 (Thursday), 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • October 21 (Wednesday), 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • October 30 (Friday), 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • November 5 (Thursday), 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Contact Daniel DeSanto (daniel.desanto@uvm.edu) to arrange for a customized workshop on Zotero for your class, lab, or other group.

    Event details:

    • Contact: Daniel DeSanto, Daniel.Desanto@uvm.edu
    • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 123

    Book Group: “Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning”

    Wednesday, September 30 2015 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    This book group explores contemplative pedagogy as described by Daniel P. Barbezat and Mirabai Bushwe (2013). Emerging research indicates that these pedagogical methods, based on long-established meditative practices, can help students achieve traditional educational goals such as improved academic performance. We will discuss this pedagogy’s potential to:

    • Deepen student understanding of and personal connection to course content
    • Develop student attention, inquiry and problem-solving skills
    • Support student sense of connection to and compassion for self and others

    This book group meets a total of 3 times (Sept. 30, Oct. 14, and Nov 4) and is facilitated by Kit Anderson, senior lecture in the Environmental Program. Kit has participated in seminars presented by the book's authors.

    All participants receive a copy of the book.

    Event details:

    • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, 802-656-7992
    • Location: Bailey-Howe Library RM 303

    Making the Most of Your Midterm

    Monday, September 28 2015 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    In this workshop, we will introduce the "exam wrapper” - an effective practice for midterms. We will discuss how UVM faculty have used this simple practice to encourage students to critically evaluate their own exam performance and formulate strategies for improved studying and test-taking.

    Event details:

    • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, 802-656-0837
    • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
      Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
    • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM303

    To be Rescheduled: to be rescheduled soon! Designing Engaging and Effective Group Assignments

    Thursday, September 24 2015 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    In this workshop, we'll explore strategies for designing group projects that create an engaging and successful learning experience for students. We'll discuss several UVM facultys' experiences to help identify the best ways to design small group assignments and how to manage them.

    Event details:

    • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, 802-656-1124
    • Facilitated By: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

    What's the Hype About Hybrid?

    Friday, September 18 2015 @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Learn all about UVM's Hybrid Course Initiative. Hybrid courses are growing in popularity because of the flexibility they afford to both students and faculty, blending the practices of traditional and online teaching. In this session we'll discuss different hybrid models and provide resources to help you decide whether the hybrid format will work for your course.

    Event details:

    • Contact: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Henrietta.Paz-Amor@uvm.edu, 802-656-1218
    • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
    • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

    New Faculty Luncheon

    Friday, September 18 2015 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Here is a chance to connect with other new faculty from across the university, talk about how your semester is going, and get great ideas from colleagues about teaching, time management, and navigating the UVM system. Events are open to all faculty who have joined the UVM community within the past three years.

    Event details:

    • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, 802-656-0837
    • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
    • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

    Using the Rubric Tool in Blackboard

    Thursday, September 17 2015 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    With the Blackboard rubric tool you can identify grading criteria and provide clear directions for students and graders (such as teaching assistants). During this workshop, you will create a Bb rubric and together we will discuss how to use this rubric to help your students better understand your expectations on assignments. We will also discuss strategies for efficient grading.

    Please bring a draft rubric (if you have one), your lunch, and join the conversation. (Drinks and snacks will be available.)

    Event details:

    • Contact: Kristen Cameron, Kristen.Cameron@uvm.edu, 802-656-1958
    • Facilitated By: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
      Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
    • Location: 302 Bailey/Howe Library

    Teaching with Screencasts

    Tuesday, September 15 2015 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    In this introductory, hands-on workshop we will:

    • Discuss ways screencasting can support student learning
    • Determine what screencast features will best suit your purposes
    • Learn the basics of Screencast-O-Matic, an easy yet robustly featured program
    • Produce a simple screencast (including outlining, scripting, and recording)
    • Publish a screencast in Blackboard using the UVM MediaManager
    What is a screencast?

    Event details:

    • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, 802-656-1176
    • Facilitated By: Hope Greenberg, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

    Sound (Teaching) Bite: Tips for Great Class Discussion

    Monday, September 14 2015 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    This Sound (Teaching) Bite focuses on practical ways to think about, start, and run good class discussions that enhance student learning and create a sense of collaboration and connection among students in your courses.

    What are "Sound (Teaching) Bites"?

    Event details:

    • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, 802-656-0837
    • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
    • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

    Teaching in Higher Education

    Friday, September 11 2015 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    This workshop will help you reflect on your teaching practice. We will discuss your teaching so far in your career and we share current research on teaching practices. These practices include: Kuh's High Impact Practices and Universal Design for Learning. (This workshop is a requirement of the Graduate Teaching Program)

    Event details:

    • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, 802-656-1124
    • Facilitated By: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

    Blackboard: Communication Tools

    Thursday, September 10 2015 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    In this workshop, we'll explore Blackboard tools designed for communication between faculty and students and for collaboration among students. We will discuss the basics of using:

    • Announcements
    • Email and Messages
    • Private Journals
    • Discussion Boards
    • Blogs
    • Wikis
    This workshop assumes prior knowledge of: navigating in the Blackboard course environment (course menu, control panel, bread crumbs); basic understanding of content areas and adding tools; basic understanding of how to use the text editor.

    If you do not have mastery of the above skills, please be sure to attend the previous workshop "Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course" or make an appointment with the CTL "Doctor Is In" program before attending this workshop. Email ctldoc@uvm.edu or see the schedule here: http://www.uvm.edu/ctl/doctor

    Event details:

    • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, 802-656-7992
    • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

    Rubrics and Streamlining Assessment

    Thursday, September 10 2015 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    This workshop, drawing on experiences from UVM faculty who have participated in a faculty seminar on grading and responding, will highlight ways rubrics can be used to grade more efficiently and more meaningfully.

    Event details:

    • Contact: Kristen Cameron, Kristen.Cameron@uvm.edu, 802-656-1958
    • Facilitated By: Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
    • Location: 302 Bailey/Howe Library

    Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course

    Wednesday, September 02 2015 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    In this workshop, we will explore the Blackboard course environment, specifically:

    • Blackboard at UVM - how we use it and how it connects to Banner.
    • Navigating the course
    • Modifying the course
    • Structuring and adding content
    • Basic management functions, i.e., course availability and backing up courses

    Event details:

    • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, 802-656-7992
    • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

    Blackboard: Communication Tools

    Wednesday, September 02 2015 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    In this workshop, we'll explore Blackboard tools designed for communication between faculty and students and for collaboration among students. We will discuss the basics of using:

    • Announcements
    • Email and Messages
    • Private Journals
    • Discussion Boards
    • Blogs
    • Wikis
    This workshop assumes prior knowledge of: navigating in the Blackboard course environment (course menu, control panel, bread crumbs); basic understanding of content areas and adding tools; basic understanding of how to use the text editor.

    If you do not have mastery of the above skills, please be sure to attend the previous workshop "Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course" or make an appointment with the CTL "Doctor Is In" program before attending this workshop. Email ctldoc@uvm.edu or see the schedule here: http://www.uvm.edu/ctl/doctor

    Event details:

    • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, 802-656-7992
    • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

    Blackboard Assessment Tools

    Wednesday, September 02 2015 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    In this introduction to Blackboard's assessment tools and grading features, we will show the basics of using the following:

    • Grade Center
    • Assignments
    • Tests
    • Rubrics

    This workshop assumes prior knowledge of: navigating the course environment (course menu, control panel, bread crumbs); basic understanding of content areas and adding tools; basic understanding of how to use the text editor.


    If you do not have mastery of the above skills, please make an appointment with the CTL "Doctor Is In" program before attending this workshop. Email ctldoc@uvm.edu

    Event details:

    • Contact: Ines Berrizbeitia, Ines.Berrizbeitia@uvm.edu, 802-656-0310
    • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

    Colleague Working Cafe

    Friday, August 28 2015 @ 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Walk-in clinics are a time for faculty to come to 303 Bailey/Howe Library to ask questions about Blackboard or other teaching technologies and work on their courses. No need for an appointment, just drop by. We look forward to seeing you.

    Event details:

    • Contact: , CTL@uvm.edu, (802)656-1155
    • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

    iClickers in the Classroom

    Thursday, August 27 2015 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    In this workshop, we demonstrate how teaching with iClickers can enhance student engagement, especially in large enrollment courses. Faculty use clickers to poll students and get instant feedback on student understanding of concepts presented during lecture and in pre-class readings. This workshop covers the technical requirements of using iClickers and ideas for teaching with them.

    Event details:

    • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, 802-656-1124
    • Facilitated By: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

    Blackboard Grade Center for Large Enrollment Classes

    Thursday, August 27 2015 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    This workshop is designed for faculty who are teaching large enrollment courses and who have previously used the Blackboard Grade Center and are familiar with its basic functions.

    During this session, we will offer some strategies to streamline the grading process, specifically:

    1. Developing a grading criteria
    2. Column management tips
    3. Strategies for sharing grading with Teaching Assistants
    4. Using the grade center to quickly identify students in trouble
    5. Common "gotchas" and how to avoid them
    6. Backing up your grade center

    Event details:

    • Contact: Ines Berrizbeitia, Ines.Berrizbeitia@uvm.edu, 802-656-0310
    • Facilitated By: Ines Berrizbeitia, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

    Colleague Working Cafe

    Wednesday, August 26 2015 @ 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Walk-in clinics are a time for faculty to come to 303 Bailey/Howe Library to ask questions about Blackboard or other teaching technologies and work on their courses. No need for an appointment, just drop by. We look forward to seeing you.

    Event details:

    • Contact: , CTL@uvm.edu, (802)656-1155
    • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

    ABCs of Bb: A Hands-on Blackboard Workshop

    Wednesday, August 26 2015 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Diving into Blackboard for the first time can be daunting. Even if you have used Blackboard to post articles or your syllabus, you may need some practice to use it more effectively. In this workshop we will take plenty of time to learn the basics with CTL staff to help you along the way. Specifically we will:

    • customize your Bb Course Menu
    • create folders, items and links (and learn how to organize them to make your course student-friendly)
    • add at least one Blackboard communication or assessment tool (Journal, Blog, Discussion Board, Assignment, or Test tool)
    • see how these tools connect to the Bb Grade Center
    If you like to learn by doing, or if you want a better understanding of how Blackboard works before you take other workshops, start here.

    Event details:

    • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, 802-656-1176
    • Facilitated By: Hope Greenberg, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

    Blackboard Grade Center for Large Enrollment Classes

    Friday, August 21 2015 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    This workshop is designed for faculty who are teaching large enrollment courses and who have previously used the Blackboard Grade Center and are familiar with its basic functions.

    During this session, we will offer some strategies to streamline the grading process, specifically:

    1. Developing a grading criteria
    2. Column management tips
    3. Strategies for sharing grading with Teaching Assistants
    4. Using the grade center to quickly identify students in trouble
    5. Common "gotchas" and how to avoid them
    6. Backing up your grade center

    Event details:

    • Contact: Ines Berrizbeitia, Ines.Berrizbeitia@uvm.edu, 802-656-0310
    • Facilitated By: Ines Berrizbeitia, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

    Writing Learning Outcomes for Course Design

    Friday, August 21 2015 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    This workshop introduces the basics of writing clear and measurable learning outcomes and using them as the foundation for your syllabus. We'll cover:

    • Benefits of clearly articulated learning outcomes for faculty and students
    • Tips for writing good learning outcome statements and how to present them in your syllabus
    • An introduction to aligning learning outcomes with coursework and assessments of student progress
    Participants draft learning outcomes for a course, and can stay for the open Syllabus Studio event for further consultations.

    Event details:

    • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, 802-656-0837
    • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
    • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

    Syllabus Studio

    Friday, August 21 2015 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Whether you're just starting work on your Fall syllabi or putting in those finishing touches, visit our "Syllabus Studio" for advice, assistance, or for simply a collegial place to work. We will have information and ideas on creating assignments, formulating course objectives, and syllabus formats. CTL staff will be available to discuss course design and help with Blackboard or other instructional technology.

    Please note, there is no formal program. This is a drop-in-whenever-you-can event. Coffee, tea and light snacks will be available throughout the day.

    Event details:

    • Contact: , CTL@uvm.edu, (802)656-1155
    • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

    ABCs of Bb: A Hands-on Blackboard Workshop

    Wednesday, August 19 2015 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Diving into Blackboard for the first time can be daunting. Even if you have used Blackboard to post articles or your syllabus, you may need some practice to use it more effectively. In this workshop we will take plenty of time to learn the basics with CTL staff to help you along the way. Specifically we will:

    • customize your Bb Course Menu
    • create folders, items and links (and learn how to organize them to make your course student-friendly)
    • add at least one Blackboard communication or assessment tool (Journal, Blog, Discussion Board, Assignment, or Test tool)
    • see how these tools connect to the Bb Grade Center
    If you like to learn by doing, or if you want a better understanding of how Blackboard works before you take other workshops, start here.

    Event details:

    • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, 802-656-1176
    • Facilitated By: Hope Greenberg, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

    Teaching with Screencasts

    Tuesday, August 18 2015 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    In this introductory, hands-on workshop we will:

    • Discuss ways screencasting can support student learning
    • Determine what screencast features will best suit your purposes
    • Learn the basics of Screencast-O-Matic, an easy yet robustly featured program
    • Produce a simple screencast (including outlining, scripting, and recording)
    • Publish a screencast in Blackboard using the UVM MediaManager
    What is a screencast?

    Event details:

    • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, 802-656-1176
    • Facilitated By: Hope Greenberg, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303
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