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  • Tips for Engaging Online Sessions with Wimba Classroom - 10/18/2011
    Do you want to know the secret to designing and leading effective Wimba Classroom sessions? In this one hour introductory online session, we shared tips for designing and leading engaging, interactive online sessions. You will learn the recommended techniques to prepare participants before they attend your live session. You will also learn how to communicate with and manage the interactions of your participants, best practices for designing online presentation content, and the importance of archives. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes

  • Multimedia Sampler: Reviewing Tools That Can Enhance Teaching Skills - 09/12/2011
    This online workshop introduced an assortment of multimedia tools that faculty can use to enhance their teaching skill set. Topics included video/audio capture/editing, streaming video, integrating digital images to enhance PowerPoint presentations, short focused tutorials, podcasting, Wimba Classroom, incorporating portable video devices into your course, screencasting, and multimedia integration into Blackboard. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes

  • Introduction to Teaching with Wimba Classroom - 08/08/2011
    This online workshop provided an overview of the available features of Wimba Classroom and demonstrated the process of creating and managing Wimba classrooms in Blackboard. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes

  • Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course - 07/28/2011
    This online workshop was a follow-up to the Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard workshop; we covered the specifics of developing a course in Blackboard, including personalizing course navigation, setting up a materials-delivery structure and creating discussion areas. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes

  • Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning - 6/23/2011
    Teaching in the online environment involves principles and practices unlike traditional face-to-face instruction methods. Unique pedagogical and pragmatic considerations for teaching online must be considered when contemplating the development of an online course. In this online session offered June 23, 2011, we introduced the unique characteristics of online instruction and provided an overview of the components in an engaging and interactive online course. This session is designed for those who are new to online teaching and to those wanting to refresh their knowledge about online teaching fundamentals. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | Handouts

  • Collecting Assignments Electronically in Blackboard Next Generation (NG) - 6/21/2011
    The Assignment Tool is an effective way to collect assignments electronically rather than in paper form, and is an excellent replacement for the Digital Drop Box. The Assignment Tool integrates with the Blackboard Grade Center and organizes assignments so that they are easy to access. In Blackboard NG, Assignments can be assigned to groups, enabled for multiple attempts, and graded anonymously. During this online session offered June 21, 2011, we discussed the Assignment Tool, including how to create an assignment, grade submissions, and use the new features. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | Blackboard Assignments Quick Guide

  • Free Software Tools in the Classroom - 5/25/2011
    Many of the software tools that are the most useful in the classroom are unfortunately also some of the most expensive software tools. Often, budgets require that software is limited to a few users or a few locations, which prevents faculty and instructors from utilizing the technology with their students. It even prevents students from learning from these valuable tools. Donít let licensing fees hold you back! There are free versions of many of the expensive software tools, if you know where to look. During this online session offered 5/25/11 we explored free versions of some of the most common software programs and shared ideas for using them in the classroom. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes

  • Blackboard Next Generation Preview - 4/26/2011
    On May 30, 2011, Blackboard Next Generation (NG) will make its campus-wide debut at NIU. With over 80 new features, this will be the most significant upgrade of Blackboard since it was first introduced at NIU almost ten years ago. In addition to delivering a redesigned, updated interface, Blackboard NG has a simpler process for creating and editing courses and new tools to facilitate classroom collaboration. During this online session offered 4/26/11 we highlighted these features. Following the session, participants received access to a sandbox course to explore the changes coming to Blackboard. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | Blackboard NG information

  • Conducting Surveys and Collecting Student Feedback Using Google Forms - 4/15/2011
    Have you ever wished for an easier way to collect online feedback from others? Using Google Docs, you can quickly create a form or survey, email it or embed in another website, and keep track of the answers in one online spreadsheet - all for free! During this online session offered 4/15/11 we explored the Forms feature in Google Docs, compared Google Forms to Blackboard Surveys, and shared tips and best practices for making use of Google Forms in your teaching. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | view/download session slides

  • Blackboard Next Generation Assignments Preview - 4/12/2011
    After the May 2011 upgrade to Blackboard Next Generation, the Blackboard Assignment tool will have several great new features, including the possibility for multiple attempts, the ability to designate group assignments, and an option for anonymous grading. During this online session offered 4/12/11 we highlighted the improved Assignment Tool. Note: Blackboard has removed the Digital Drop Box in Blackboard Next Generation, so it will not be available after the upgrade. If you currently use the Digital Drop Box to collect assignments, this is a great opportunity to learn about the Assignment tool so that you can make the transition! view session recording | view podcast in iTunes

  • Getting Students to Read! - 3/31/2011
    Reading required material prepares students to answer questions and contribute to classroom discussions. Reading can also help students make connections between lecture and what they have read. However, many students may not be inclined to read, especially when it involves required reading. The "not reading" problem is complex and involves not only students but faculty as well. During this simulcast workshop offered 3/31/11 we discussed the purpose and value of what faculty assign as reading material and ways to encourage students to read the required materials. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes

  • Blackboard Next Generation Preview - 3/28/2011
    On May 30, 2011, Blackboard Next Generation (NG) will make its campus-wide debut at NIU. With over 80 new features, this will be the most significant upgrade of Blackboard since it was first introduced at NIU almost ten years ago. In addition to delivering a redesigned, updated interface, Blackboard NG has a simpler process for creating and editing courses and new tools to facilitate classroom collaboration. During this online session offered 3/28/11 we highlighted these features. Following the session, participants received access to a sandbox course to explore the changes coming to Blackboard. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | Blackboard NG information

  • Tips for Effective Group Collaborations in Blackboard - 3/21/2011
    The built-in groups tools available in Blackboard make it possible for students to engage easily in online discussion, share files, chat, and email. However, simply placing students in groups in Blackboard and enabling these available tools is no guarantee that students will engage in meaningful group collaborations. What are the most efficient and effective uses of the Blackboard group tools? Join us for this online discussion to answer this question and share tips and best practices for creating and sustaining group activities using Blackboard. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | handout / wiki

  • Tips for Communicating Effectively Using Blackboard - 2/25/2011
    The online assessment tools of Blackboard can be utilized to facilitate meaningful and memorable learning activities for students. These online assessment tools include: surveys, test, quizzes, and electronic submission of assignments. What are the most efficient and effective uses of the Blackboard assessment tools? What recommendations exist for reinforcing academic integrity and providing meaningful feedback? Join us for this online discussion to answer these questions and share tips and best practices for assessing student learning using Blackboard. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | handout / wiki

  • Collecting Assignments Electronically Using Blackboard - 2/15/2011
    Collecting assignments electronically can save time and resources for faculty, as well as for students. View this one hour presentation offered 2/15/1011, to learn about the Assignment and SafeAssignment tools in Blackboard. Both tools integrate with the Blackboard Grade Center and organize assignments so that they are easy to access and grade. The SafeAssignment tool even analyzes submissions for plagiarism. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | more details regarding the Assignment Manager | more details regarding SafeAssign

  • Tips for Communicating Effectively Using Blackboard - 1/28/2011
    The announcement, discussion, and email features in Blackboard are just a few of the many tools available for faculty to communicate with students and foster collaboration during the course. What are the most efficient and effective uses of the Blackboard communication tools? Join us for this online discussion to answer this question and share tips and best practices for communicating with students using Blackboard. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | handout / wiki

  • Tips for Engaging Online Sessions with Wimba Classroom - 11/2/2010
    Do you want to know the secret to designing and leading effective Wimba Classroom sessions? In this one hour introductory online session, we shared tips for designing and leading engaging, interactive online sessions. You will learn the recommended techniques to prepare participants before they attend your live session. You will also learn how to communicate with and manage the interactions of your participants, best practices for designing online presentation content, and the importance of archives. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes

  • Tips for Managing Large Classes in Blackboard - 10/18/2010
    Teaching large classes is challenging, but Blackboard can help simplify the "behind the scenes" administrative tasks. How can large classes be divided into small groups to work online? What is the Early Warning System, and how can its notifications assist with managing large classes? What tools are available to organize assignment submissions? How can the Blackboard Grade Center be structured to simplify tracking grades? In this online session we answered these questions and shared tips and best practices for working with large classes in Blackboard. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | handout / wiki

  • Blackboard Portfolio Tool Preview - 10/08/2010
    Electronic portfolios enable students and faculty to assemble, present, and share information online for documenting academic growth, career evaluation, and course preparation. The Blackboard Portfolio Tool is a new tool currently being piloted that is bundled with the Blackboard Content System and allows users to collect and organize files and other digital content representative of their learning into custom Web pages. This online session shared the capabilities of this new Blackboard tool and details on how to participate in the pilot of this tool during the fall 2010 semester. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | view online handout

  • Online Multimedia Sampler - 09/15/2010
    This online workshop introduced an assortment of multimedia tools that faculty can use to enhance their teaching skill set. Topics included video/audio capture/editing, streaming video, integrating digital images to enhance PowerPoint presentations, short focused tutorials, podcasting, Wimba Classroom, incorporating portable video devices into your course, screencasting, and multimedia integration into Blackboard. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes

  • Effective Delivery Techniques: Little things that make a big difference - 09/08/2010
    Presentations and lectures do not succeed entirely on the knowledge of the presenter. Sometimes it is the little things that make a big difference, like organizing content on the board or delivering content at the right pace. This simulcast workshop presented delivery and presentation techniques that can help you reach and engage with your students. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes

  • Introduction to Teaching with Wimba Classroom - 08/09/2010
    Many faculty consider live, personal interaction to be the most valuable element of quality teaching and learning experiences. Wimba Classroom is an online collaboration tool that integrates seamlessly with Blackboard allowing educators and students to engage in meaningful and memorable interactions by combining interactive technologies with instructional best practices. This online workshop provided an overview of the available features of this collaboration tool and demonstrated the process of creating and managing Wimba classrooms in Blackboard. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes

  • Blackboard II: Building Your Blackboard Course - 07/22/2010
    This online workshop was a follow-up to the Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard workshop; we covered the specifics of developing a course in Blackboard, including personalizing course navigation, setting up a materials-delivery structure and creating discussion areas. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes

  • Multimedia Sampler - 07/15/2010
    This online workshop introduced an assortment of multimedia tools that faculty can use to enhance their teaching skill set. Topics included video/audio capture/editing, streaming video, integrating digital images to enhance PowerPoint presentations, short focused tutorials, podcasting, Wimba classroom, incorporating portable video devices into your course, screencasting, and multimedia integration into Blackboard. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes

  • Writing Goals and Objectives: There is a Difference - 06/17/2010
    Instructional goals are broad, generalized statements about what is to be learned. Instructional objectives, on the other hand, are focused measurable statements which will help you and your students reach your goals. When written well, instructional goals and objectives will assist in identifying course content, help organize your instruction, and best of all, help students achieve your expectations. In this workshop, we will review the characteristics of instructional goals and objectives and practice writing these two important components of successful instruction. This workshop was simulcast, with both face-to-face and online participants. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes

  • Free Software Tools for the Classroom - 05/25/2010
    Many of the software tools that are the most useful in the classroom are unfortunately also some of the most expensive software tools. Often, budgets require that software is limited to a few users or a few locations, which prevents faculty and instructors from utilizing the technology with their students. It even prevents students from learning from these valuable tools. Donít let licensing fees hold you back! There are free versions of many of the expensive software tools, if you know where to look. This online session will introduce free versions of some of the most common software programs and share ideas for using them in the classroom. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes

  • Promoting Online Collaboration with Wimba Classroom in Blackboard - 04/23/2010
    Many faculty consider live, personal interaction to be the most valuable element of quality teaching and learning experiences. Wimba Classroom is an online collaboration tool that integrates seamlessly with Blackboard allowing educators and students to engage in meaningful and memorable interactions by combining interactive technologies with instructional best practices. This online workshop will provide an overview of the different features of this collaboration tool and will demonstrate the process of creating and managing Wimba classrooms in Blackboard. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes

  • Greener Teaching Techniques - 04/22/2010
    Greener living has increasingly become a central issue in American life. In our personal lives, we recycle, use reusable bags at the grocery store, and light our homes with CFL bulbs. However, what can we do to make our teaching practices environmentally friendly? This informal online session will highlight a few techniques that can make the classroom greener. Come and share your techniques for greener teaching and learn from others! view session recording | view podcast in iTunes

  • Tips for Assessing Student Learning Using Blackboard - 03/31/2010
    The online assessment tools of Blackboard can be utilized to facilitate meaningful and memorable learning activities for students. These online assessment tools include: surveys, test, quizzes, and electronic submission of assignments. What are the most efficient and effective uses of the Blackboard assessment tools?  What recommendations exist for reinforcing academic integrity and providing meaningful feedback? Join us for this online discussion to answer these questions and share tips and best practices for assessing student learning using Blackboard. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | handout / wiki | Blackboard Quiz Generator

  • Tips for Effective Group Collaborations in Blackboard - 02/26/2010
    The built-in groups tools available in Blackboard make it possible for students to easily engage in online discussion, share files, chat, and email. However, simply placing students in groups in Blackboard and enabling these available tools is no guarantee that students will engage in meaningful group collaborations. What are the most efficient and effective uses of the Blackboard group tools? Join us for this online discussion to answer this question and share tips and best practices for creating and sustaining group activities using Blackboard. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | handout / wiki

  • Tips for Communicating Effectively Using Blackboard - 01/28/2010
    The announcement, discussion, and email features in Blackboard are just a few of the many tools available for faculty to communicate with students and foster collaboration during the course. What are the most efficient and effective uses of the Blackboard communication tools? Join us for this online discussion to answer this question and share tips and best practices for communicating with students using Blackboard. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | handout / wiki

  • Blackboard Grade Submission Tool Preview - 12/2/2009
    At the request and under the guidance of NIU faculty, ITS has been working throughout the summer and fall 2009 to develop and pilot a building block for Blackboard that will allow faculty to publish grades from the Blackboard Grade Center directly to MyNIU. Faculty who use the Blackboard Grade Center to calculate final grades will be able to choose to export final grades from Blackboard instead of manually entering grades in MyNIU, saving time and reducing the opportunity for data entry errors. After submitting grades using this new tool, faculty will have to login to MyNIU to view the final grades and post them officially. This online workshop will preview this new Blackboard Grade Submission Tool, which will be available for submitting grades at the end of the Fall 2009 semester. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | step-by-step documentation | answers to frequently asked auestions (FAQ)

  • Controlling Student Access to Materials in Blackboard - 11/20/2009
    Course content does not always apply to all users in the course. Faculty at times may wish to create custom learning paths through course content and activities, displaying content to certain users for a limited period of time. This online session will walk participants through the process of managing course content, assessments, assignments, or other activities within Blackboard using the Adaptive Release feature to create personalized learning paths for students. Principles for effective implementation within existing Blackboard courses will be shared. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes

  • Tracking Student Performance in Blackboard - 11/17/2009
    Blackboard provides a variety of tools that help faculty track student performance in the course. The Early Warning System is a feature integrated into Blackboard that allows faculty to monitor student performance proactively based on attendance, student assessment, and assessment due dates. This online workshop will focus on setting up and running the Early Warning System rules to generate performance notifications, using the Performance Dashboard to identify students who may experience performance problems, and viewing and interpreting performance-based statistics. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes

  • Tips for Teaching with Blogs - 11/13/2009
    Blogs have become common tools for communicating and collaborating online. While setting up a blog takes only a matter of minutes, effectively incorporating blogs into online teaching requires purposeful planning and structuring of activities to leverage the power that blogging brings to the learning environment. This online session will share the experiences of incorporating instructor and student blogs into an online course as well as practical recommendations for those considering utilizing blogs in online learning. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | handout | creating and using blogs | sample blogs | blogging bookmarks | literature on blogs

  • Teaching During a Health Crisis - 10/27/2009
    The redesigned Grade Center in Blackboard 8.0 provides not only an easier-to-use interface for posting grades and feedback for students but also numerous new features including smart views, grading periods, and calculated columns for more easily accessing, entering, sorting, and managing grades in Blackboard. This online workshop will share proven tips and best practices for configuring the Blackboard Grade Center that will save you time and make it easier than ever before to post grades and provide feedback to students. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | resources for teaching during a health crisis

  • Timesaving Tips Using the Blackboard Grade Center - 9/30/2009
    The redesigned Grade Center in Blackboard 8.0 provides not only an easier-to-use interface for posting grades and feedback for students but also numerous new features including smart views, grading periods, and calculated columns for more easily accessing, entering, sorting, and managing grades in Blackboard. This online workshop will share proven tips and best practices for configuring the Blackboard Grade Center that will save you time and make it easier than ever before to post grades and provide feedback to students. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | timesaving tips handout | upcoming Blackboard workshops

  • Blackboard 8.0 Grade Center Overview - 8/5/2009
    With the recent upgrade of the Blackboard course management system to version 8.0, NIU faculty will see an entirely redesigned and newly named Grade Center. This online workshop will review the significant changes in the layout and functionality of the Grade Center and will introduce new features, including: using inline editing, entering comments, sending email from the Grade Center, using interactive and non-interactive views, and customizing the default Grade Center look. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | new features in Blackboard 8.0 | upcoming Blackboard workshops

  • Free Software Tools for the Classroom - 6/2/2009
    Many of the software tools that are the most useful in the classroom are unfortunately also some of the most expensive software tools. Often, budgets require that software is limited to a few users or a few locations, which prevents faculty and instructors from utilizing the technology with their students. It even prevents students from learning from these valuable tools. Don’t let licensing fees hold you back! There are free versions of many of the expensive software tools, if you know where to look. This online session will introduce free versions of some of the most common software programs and share ideas for using them in the classroom. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes

  • Blackboard 8.0 Self and Peer Assessment Preview - 5/19/2009
    Blackboard 8.0 brings some very exciting new features, including the Self and Peer Assessment tool. This tool allows students to submit work through Blackboard which is then evaluated by a random group of fellow students. Students may even reflect upon and evaluate their own work. This online (not a hands-on) session will explore some practical applications for using Self and Peer Assessment in a course and will provide a brief overview of how the Self and Peer Assessment tool functions. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | self and peer assessment resources

  • Blackboard 8.0 Grade Center Preview - 5/11/2009
    With the anticipated upgrade of the Blackboard course management system to version 8.0, NIU faculty will see an entirely redesigned and newly named Grade Center. This online (not a hands-on) workshop will preview the significant changes in the layout and functionality of the Grade Center and will introduce new features that will be available after the upgrade, including: using inline editing, entering comments, sending email from the Grade Center, using interactive and non-interactive views, and customizing the default Grade Center look. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | new features in Blackboard 8.0

  • Requesting and Combining Blackboard Courses Using the Blackboard Faculty Tools - 4/23/2009
    The Blackboard Faculty Tools (BFT) are a suite of web-based utilities integrated within Blackboard for use at NIU. Using the BFT faculty can perform a variety of Blackboard course tasks, including: requesting new courses, requesting new shells, and removing shells. The updated BFT will now also allow faculty to combine multiple course sections into a single Blackboard course. This online workshop will walk participants through the process of requesting and combining Blackboard courses using the BFT. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | Blackboard Faculty Tools documentation

  • New Features and Tools in Blackboard 7.3 - 3/3/2009
    With the recent upgrade of the Blackboard course management system to version 7.3, NIU faculty can expect to see a number of new and enhanced features when they log in to Blackboard. The new version introduces significant changes in the layout and functionality of the discussion board, some enhanced features in the gradebook and assessment component as well as a new early warning system that monitors student progress in a course and alerts faculty to possible performance problems. This online session will highlight these new and enhanced features and tools. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | Blackboard 7.3 documentation | Blackboard 7.3 tutorials

  • Creating and Sustaining Groups in Blackboard - 1/28/2009
    The two major complaints we hear from students about group projects are (1) the problems of getting members together for meetings and (2) the inequity of effort among group members. Virtual groups, easily established using Blackboard, can address both of these legitimate concerns. Additionally, online groups can enrich class discussion and provide a virtual environment for sharing documents. This on-line workshop will walk participants through the process of setting up Blackboard groups and will discuss some of the principles that make group projects successful. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | session slides | bookmarked articles | Blackboard groups documentation

  • Redesigning Course Materials for Online Delivery - 11/18/2008
    The true challenge in delivering online materials is keeping the environment dynamic and interactive. The goal of this workshop is to provide suggestions and offer examples of how to retool current course materials and develop other instructional aids that will promote an effective online teaching and learning experience. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | session slides | session handout

  • Plagiarism Prevention Using Blackboard SafeAssign - 10/22/2008
    Despite our efforts to educate students regarding the principles of solid academic writing, students may not always understand how to properly reference source content. The new SafeAssign plagiarism prevention service that is now integrated in Blackboard allows students to protect the originality of their work as well as to have it checked for inadvertent citation errors prior to submitting to the faculty member for credit. This online session introduces the features of the SafeAssign plagiarism prevention service and its integration with Blackboard and will cover how to incorporate opportunities for students to self-check their work for citation errors. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | more details regarding SafeAssign | SafeAssign wiki

  • Conducting Online Office Hours Using Wimba Classroom - 10/16/2008
    Whether teaching in a traditional face-to-face, hybrid, or online course, offering optional office hours provides students with the opportunity to seek further clarification and assistance, enriching the learning experience. The Wimba Classroom online collaboration suite is one technology that integrates seamlessly with Blackboard and can be utilized to offer online office hours, allowing students to communicate in real time with faculty at a mutually convenient time and location. This online workshop will provide a brief introduction of Wimba Classroom and explore best practices of conducting online office hours using Wimba Classroom. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | session slides

  • Constructivism: A Holistic Approach to Teaching and Learning - 09/25/2008
    Constructivism is about how students learn - that students construct their own understanding and knowledge of the world through experiences and by reflecting on those experiences. Instructors help make connections between facts and ways learners ask questions, explore options, and assess prior knowledge. This online workshop will provide an overview of constructivism and ways instructors can use this approach in teaching and students in their learning. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | session slides [PDF]

  • New Tools & Features in Blackboard 8.0 - 04/29/2008
    With the upgrade of the Blackboard course management system to version 8.0, NIU faculty can expect to see a number of new and enhanced features when they log in to Blackboard. The new version introduces significant changes in the functionality of the discussion board, transition of the Blackboard Gradebook to the completely redesigned Grade Center, as well as a new "Self and Peer" assessment tool that will allow students to review and grade their own work and the work of their peers, among others. This online session will highlight these new and enhanced features and tools. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes | session slides [PDF] | version 8.0 online documentation

  • Introducing the New Plagiarism Prevention Features in Blackboard - 03/26/2008
    Despite our efforts to educate students regarding the principles of solid academic writing, students may not always understand how to properly reference source content. The new SafeAssign plagiarism prevention service that is now integrated in Blackboard allows students to protect the originality of their work as well as check it for inadvertent citation errors prior to submitting to the faculty member for credit. This online session introduces the features of the SafeAssign plagiarism prevention service and its integration with Blackboard and discusses how to incorporate opportunities for students to self-check their work for citation errors. view session recording | view podcast in iTunes

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