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April 2020

Blackboard Grade Center (Cancelled)

April 30
Remote, Remote Delivery VT
Free

This remote Grade Center workshop will help you set up the necessary columns to give students their grades in Blackboard. We will also look at how you can create a Weighted Total column to calculate students’ final grades.

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Screencasting with Screencast-O-Matic (Registration Closed)

April 30
Remote, Remote Delivery VT
Free

Screencasts are a great way to present course content to students when remote teaching. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn two methods for recording screencasts in Screencast-O-Matic (SOM).

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May 2020

Blackboard Grade Center (Registration Closed)

May 1
Remote, Remote Delivery VT
Free

This remote Grade Center workshop will help you set up the necessary columns to give students their grades in Blackboard. We will also look at how you can create a Weighted Total column to calculate students’ final grades.

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Blackboard Grade Center (Registration Closed)

May 5
Remote, Remote Delivery VT
Free

This Grade Center workshop will help you set up the necessary columns to give students their grades in Blackboard. We will also look at how you can create a Weighted Total column to calculate students’ final grades.

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Blackboard Grade Center (Registration Closed)

May 6
Remote, Remote Delivery VT
Free

This remote Grade Center workshop will help you set up the necessary columns to give students their grades in Blackboard. We will also look at how you can create a Weighted Total column to calculate students’ final grades.

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Blackboard Grade Center (Registration Closed)

May 8
Remote, Remote Delivery VT
Free

This remote Grade Center workshop will help you set up the necessary columns to give students their grades in Blackboard. We will also look at how you can create a Weighted Total column to calculate students’ final grades.

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Kevin Gannon, PhD – A Pedagogy of Hope in the Time of Covid-19

May 13
Free

Dr. Gannon will suggest some ways in which our teaching (even and especially if we continue in an online/remote format) can embody an ethic of hope. Moving beyond simple optimism, we should be thinking about the specific strategies and practices with which we are engaging our students. In particular, he hopes to focus on how we can balance compassion and flexibility on one hand with requirements and “rigor” on the other, and do so in a way which keeps our…

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Teaching Effectively Online (Registration Closed: New Session Begins July 6- Scroll Down to Register)

May 18
Online
Free

Teaching Effectively Online is a 4-week online course (May 18 - June 14) that prepares faculty to teach online by exploring research-based best practices for designing courses, providing practical experience with a variety of tools, and perhaps most importantly, by providing faculty the change in perspective—teachers become students, a shift that is regularly described as game-changing.

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What the Climate Crisis has Taught Me About Teaching During a Global Pandemic (A Presentation by Dr. Sarah Jaquette Ray)

May 18
Online
Free

As a climate educator, Dr. Jaquette Ray has a unique perspective to share about teaching during this pandemic. As an advocate for embracing the affective domain in teaching, she encourages students to constructively engage with uncertainty. Based on this rich teaching experience, she will share her insights and strategies, focusing on how can we support our students in developing skills needed in this moment. This remote presentation will be delivered via MS Teams. Sarah Jaquette Ray is author of A…

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June 2020

Teaching with Teams

June 8
Remote, Remote Delivery VT
Free

Find out if Microsoft Teams, a software available to UVM faculty, staff, and students, can be a part of your remote teaching plan. In this REMOTE workshop, we will explore Team's features WHILE you experience its video conference functionality.

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Blackboard: Big Picture, Key Details

June 8
Remote
Free

How does Blackboard “think” and how can you find your way through its many intricacies? In this remote session we will look at both the big picture and some useful details. CTL’s workshops, documentation, and individual consults can help you fill in the “how to” details later, but for now, let us pique your interest as we map the Blackboard world.

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Blackboard: Quizzes and Tests (Registration Closed)

June 9
Remote
Free

In this REMOTE workshop, learn the ins and outs of creating, administering, and grading quizzes and tests in Blackboard.

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Blackboard Grade Center (Registration Closed)

June 10
Remote
Free

While it can be used in a minimal fashion, using the Blackboard Grade Center to its fullest extent can be daunting. However, there are a few key features that, once understood, will make your interactions with the Grade Center easier and more productive.

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Screencast-O-Matic with Q&A

June 11
Remote, Remote Delivery VT
Free

During this live Q&A, you’ll have an opportunity to clarify questions and refine your knowledge of Screencast-O-Matic (SOM) for increased confidence and independence in producing effective videos for your students. We can review any step along the way from planning to recording to editing to sharing.

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Using Blackboard’s Discussion, Blogs, Journals, & The Group Tools (Registration Closed)

June 11
Remote
Free

This session will demonstrate how to set up Blackboard tools used for peer feedback (Blog tool), discussion (Discussion Board), and reflective writing (Journal tool). We will go over specific tool settings, answer your questions, and share ideas for aligning assignment objectives and tool choice. We will also demonstrate the Blackboard Group Tool and discuss considerations for using this tool. The day before your workshop, you will receive communication from the CTL with information about how to join and participate in…

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Flipgrid Q&A

June 12
Remote
Free

During this live Q&A, you’ll have an opportunity to clarify questions about implementing Flipgrid in your class.

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Flipgrid – A Virtual Workshop Using Video-Based Discussion

June 18
Remote
Free

Flipgrid is a platform that allows for video-based asynchronous discussion. This workshop will give you the opportunity to participate in Flipgrid discussions, consider the best ways to facilitate asynchronous discussions, and reflect on how you could incorporate Flipgrid into your teaching. This workshop will be held virtually!

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The Power of Transparent Assignment Design (Registration Closed)

June 24
Remote
Free

Evidence from a national study shows that when faculty implement small changes to enhance transparency to the design of even just two assignments, there are statistically significant benefits for all students and even larger gains for first-generation students, low-income students, and students of color (Winklemas et al., 2016).

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Screencasting Q&A

June 25
Remote
Free

During this live Q&A, you’ll have an opportunity to clarify questions and refine your knowledge of Screencast-O-Matic (SOM) for increased confidence and independence in producing effective videos for your students. We can review any step along the way from planning to recording to editing to sharing.

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July 2020

Teaching Effectively Online (Registration Closed)

July 6
Online
Free

Teaching Effectively Online is a 4-week online course (July 6-July 31) that prepares faculty to teach online by exploring research-based best practices for designing courses, providing practical experience with a variety of tools, and perhaps most importantly, by providing faculty the change in perspective—teachers become students, a shift that is regularly described as game-changing.

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