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Spring Blackboard workshops are open for enrollment

Update | Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The list of Blackboard workshops has been updated for the semester. An evening class is included. Enroll now.

To enroll:
Log into Cornerstone
Go to: Learning
Select: Events Calendar
Find the workshops listed below on the calendar and register

All classes are held in the Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation (CT).

Turnitin: Plagiarism Detector and Grading Tool
Faculty can check student assignments for plagiarism and use Turnitin as a grading tool. Topics in this webconference include:

How to create a Turnitin Direct assignment (including how to create rubrics)
How students submit a Turnitin Direct assignment and how they access the originality report and spelling/grammar feedback
How instructors access the originality report and what it means
How instructors access the spelling and grammar feedback and what it means
How instructors provide feedback to their students (including how to grade with rubrics and manage quickmarks)
How students access their feedback and grades
Join the workshop with us in CT 106 or at your own computer. When it gets close to the date, the log-in info will be emailed to you.

Friday, March 20, 1-2 p.m. – CT 106
Friday, April 3, 10-11 a.m. – CT 106

Kahoot - Using Mobile Devices in the Classroom for Active and Collaborative Learning
There are many ways to use technology to foster student engagement and learning in the classroom. The free Kahoot program can be an effective tool for reviewing concepts and involving students in active and collaborative learning. This program allows instructors to create their own interactive games, and it encourages students to work together and to use their mobile devices in a constructive way. In this session, Emily Anderson will demonstrate one of the Kahoots she uses in class, followed by a Q&A. Bring your smartphone or laptop so you can play along!

Friday, March 27, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – CT 106

Tracking Student Progress: Retention Center, Performance Dashboard & Course Reports
An overview of how Blackboard’s built-in performance and activity trackers can help you quickly identify students who are needing extra attention and those who are doing well. Data provided in Blackboard’s Retention Center can assist in creating Starfish reports in a timely manner. See how Course Reports and the Performance Dashboard can identify most frequently used course areas and students’ access patterns.

Friday, February 28, 10-11 a.m. – CT 106
Friday, March 27, 10-11 a.m. – CT 106

Blackboard Basics and Grade Center - evening class
This session covers Blackboard fundamentals such as designing and adding content to a course, using the Grade Center, college policies regarding online learning and course copying. Your questions answered!

Tuesday, March 17, 6-7 p.m. – CT 106
Wednesday, April 1, 6-7 p.m. – CT 106

Blackboard Fundamentals
Are you new to using Blackboard? Do you have questions about your online courses? Let us address your concerns and show you the basics. Better understand college policies and processes for online course design and course copying.

Friday, April 10, 11 a.m.-noon – CT 119
Monday, April 13, noon-1 p.m. – CT 119

Blackboard Features and Tools
Learn how to use features and tools within Blackboard to enhance your online classes: communication tools, timesavers, assessments, and evaluations; and resources offered by the CSCC Library.

Friday, April 3, noon-1 p.m. – CT 119
Thursday, April 23, 3-4 p.m. – CT 106

Blackboard Grade Center
Need to brush up on your Grade Center skills? This workshop will introduce you to the main Grade Center features. Participants can also schedule additional one-on-one help with the Faculty Assistance Center following the workshop. All College faculty are required to use the Grade Center in Blackboard. According to a resolution approved by Academic Council: In order to increase student success, the OAA Digital Learning Committee recommends that all Columbus State faculty employ the Blackboard Grade Center for students in a manner which allows students to determine, at any point during the term, their current grade in the course (e.g. a running average; running total, weighted or unweighted; other up-to-date benchmark that allows a student to compare their performance to that course’s overall standards of assessment).

Tuesday, February 25, 11-noon – CT 119
Monday, March 23, 11-noon – CT 119
Wednesday, April 29, 11-noon – CT 119

Blackboard Grade Center: Time-Saving Techniques
Learn some Blackboard tips and techniques to make grading easier. Learn how to: use Due Date Management; bulk create Grade Center columns; utilize grading schemas; color code Grade Center columns to easily identify problems; rearrange your Grade Center columns; upload and download grades; grade papers faster; and more Grade Center tips!

Friday, March 27, 1-2 p.m. – CT 106

Using Multimedia in an Online Course
This workshop will cover tips for creating and implementing images, video, audio, and graphics into your course materials for online use. Best practices will be covered as well as an overview of how the different tools commonly available can be used to create and deploy inclusive media.

Friday, March 6, 11 a.m.-noon – CT 119
Tuesday, April 7, noon-1 p.m. – CT 119 

Blackboard Assessments: Assignments, Tests/Quizzes and Surveys
Are you tired of using so much paper and grading by hand? In this training you will learn how to use Blackboard for assignment submissions and grading. We will show you how to create and deploy tests and quizzes – from simple multiple choice to math formulas – and how to use Blackboard surveys.

Tuesday, March 3, 10-11 a.m. – CT 119 Small group
Friday, March 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m. – CT 119 Small group 

Faculty Assistance Center
The Faculty Assistance Center (FAC) also offers one-on-one consultation for Weighted Grades and Test Pools, and any other help you need for your Blackboard Grade Center. Contact the FAC at or extension 5991.    




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