Center for eLearning

Faculty

Training Schedule

You can register online for the workshops from here.

Open Office Hours

Have a specific question or need assistance building something in your Blackboard Learn course? Stop by during one of the Open Office Hours and an eLearning staff member will be able to assist you. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Please fill out the registration form or call the Center for eLearning at 216-697-3960 to register.

  • Every Tuesday 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Every Friday 9:00am - 11:00am

Online Open Office Hours - via Collaborate

Need assistance, but you're off campus? Join our online office hours session via Collaborate. An eLearning staff member will be online to assist you. Registration is not required. Just follow the instructions below to join the online session. If you have questions call the Center for eLearning at 216-687-3960.

  • Friday, April 11th 11:00am - 1:00pm

    To Join the session:

    1. Click here to access the guest Collaborate link.
    2. Enter your name in the Session Login and click Login.
    3. After the Meeting.jnlp file has finished downloading, click Keep, and then single click the meeting.jnlp file to run the session.
    4. Click Run when it asks if you want to run this application.
    5. The Blackboard Collaborate session will open. You are logged in and active in the system. Please wait a few minutes for your facilitator to join the session.

Introduction to Blackboard Learn

The Introduction to Blackboard Learn workshop is designed for instructors who are new to Blackboard Learn. This two-hour workshop will provide instructors with the initial framework to begin building a course in Blackboard Learn. eLearning resources and best practices will be presented as well.

  • Monday, May 12th 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Tuesday, June 10th 10:00am to 12:00pm

Designing Your Course in BB Learn

This one-day workshop will walk participants through the process of designing your online or blended course in Blackboard Learn. Participants will engage in hands on activities using tools in Learn as well as discuss best practices and how to organize your course online. This workshop is targeted at instructors new to teaching online and/or those who would like a refresher in course design. Registration will begin at 8:00am. Limited seats available. Register now!

  • Friday, May 16th 8:30am to 4:00pm
  • Friday, August 15th 8:30am to 4:00pm

Tegrity Intro & Intermediate Courses

Get started using Tegrity, a fully automated lecture capture solution used in traditional, hybrid, "flipped classes" and online courses to record lessons, lectures, and skills from anywhere with a computer or even a tablet. The introductory workshops will focus on a general overview of the product, where to find it and install it, how to record and publish your lectures, and finally how to make the recording available to your students. The intermediate class will detail how to use the built in lecturn to use Tegrity in the classroom.

  • Friday, April 4th 10:00am to 12:00pm - Using Tegrity in BlackBoard

Discussions & Advanced Communication in Blackboard Learn

This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the discussion board tool and the advanced communication tools used for self-reflection, collaboration, and communication with the instructor and classmates. Journals, blogs, and wikis give students the opportunity to share and construct knowledge. Participants will explore the tools from the student perspective and then, as instructors, determine the settings that will help them create meaningful assignments. These advanced communication tools offer another way instructors can assess their students’ grasp of the course content. Participants learn to use the tool at each point in the lifecycle of discussions—from creating forums and threads to moderating, managing, and grading discussions. Limited seats available. Register now!

  • Wednesday, June 18th 10:00am to 12:00pm

Working with Assignments

This workshop will show instructors the most effective ways to organize and present content in weekly lesson plans in your online course. The workshop will rely heavily on the Quality Matters 2011-2013 rubric as a guide to effective course design. Limited seats available. Register now!

  • Thursday, Mar. 27th 10:00am to 12:00pm

Mastering the Grade Center

This two hour workshop covers the main tools and features of the Grade Center in Blackboard Learn such as grading assignments, grade column management and giving students feedback. *Prerequisite requirement: It is strongly suggested that participants have previously taught in Blackboard Learn before attending this workshop.

  • Tuesday, April 8th 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 21st 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Building Assessments

This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the assessment function of Blackboard Learn, with a focus on creating and grading tests. Participants will first take a test as a student, becoming familiar with how tests will appear to their own students. Then, turning to the instructor perspective, they will learn how to use assessments at each point in the lifecycle of a test—from test creation to deploying, grading, and reviewing the test. Limited seats available. Register now!

  • Thursday, April 24th 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Wednesday, June 25th 10:00am to 12:00pm

Organizing Your Course

This workshop will show instructors the most effective ways to organize and present content in weekly lesson plans in your online course. The workshop will rely heavily on the Quality Matters 2011-2013 rubric as a guide to effective course design. Limited seats available. Register now!

  • Thursday, May 8th 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Monday, June 30th 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Become a Quality Matters Peer Reviewer/APPQMR WORKSHOP

The Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) workshop is Quality Matter's flagship training on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses. It is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM Rubric and process of course review. The APPQMR is the prerequisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a QM Peer Reviewer. The course is offered as a one day face-to-face training or an online course. The online course is group-paced and runs for two weeks. The Quality Matters (QM) Program is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components. Colleges and universities across the country use the tools in developing, maintaining and reviewing their online courses and in training their faculty. Registration deadline, Friday, May 16, 2014.

  • Tuesday, May 20th through June 3rd (2 week Online Workshop)

Get Blackboard Workbooks

If you are unable to attend a workshop and would like to go through the workbooks on your own, click here.

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, RT 203
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Rhodes Tower Library, Room 203
1860 East 22nd St.
Phone: 216.687.3960
elearning@csuohio.edu


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