Workshop Calendar

The Center for eLearning offers the following instructor-led workshops available to faculty and staff.  To register for these workshops please visit the:
Employee and Organizational Training Database.

 

What's New: D2L 10.3 Upgrade

The USG is upgrading all instances of D2L, including BlazeVIEW and GoVIEW, to version 10.3 during the 2014 winter break.  This is an in-place upgrade so all current course and content material will remain the same.  Unlike the last upgrade, this is a small jump from 10.2 to 10.3, but there will still be a few changes and some new features added to the system.  So come find out what changes are in store and learn about the new features offered in D2L 10.3

Dates/Times/Locations:

Jan 8th 3-4pm, Odum Library Room 2633
Jan 13th 4-5pm, Odum Library Room 2633
Jan 23rd 9-10am, Odum Library Room 2633

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BlazeVIEW/GoVIEW 101: Introduction to D2L Brightspace 10.3

This workshop will serve as an introduction to the Integrated Learning Platform D2L Brightspace (Referred to locally as BlazeVIEW if you teach for VSU or GOVIEW if you teach for a collaborate program). This workshop will cover some Brightspace basics, including: 

  • Logging into the System
  • Exploring the System’s Various Features
  • Creating Course Content
  • Managing Course Offerings
  • An Overview of the More Widely Used Tools

Dates/Times/Locations:

Jan 7th, 1-3:30pm, Odum Library Room 2633
Jan 20th, 3-4:30pm, Odum Library Room 2633
Jan 30th, 10am-12:30, Odum Library Room 2633
Mar 23rd, 1-2L30pm, Odum Library Room 2633
Apr 29th, 2-3:30pm, Odum Library Room 2633

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BlazeVIEW/GoVIEW 10.3: Gradebook

This workshop covers setting up and using the Gradebook in BlazeVIEW/GoVIEW. 

  • Participants will be able to setup a complete basic Gradebook in Brightspace.  
  • Participants will be able to enter grades and feedback in Gradebook.  
  • Participants will have a basic understand of how Gradebook works in Brightspace.

Dates/Times/Locations:

Feb 11th, 1-2:30pm, Odum Library Room 2633
Mar 4th, 2-3:30pm, Odum Library Room 2633
Apr 3rd, 10-11:30am, Odum Library Room 2633

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BlazeVIEW/GoVIEW 10.3: Building Courses

This workshop will cover how to use the various BlazeVIEW/GoVIEW course builder tools to create your course content, show you how to add and organize content, and will introduce you to Instructional Design Wizard.

  • Participants will be able to use the basic course builder tools to design and build their course content. 
  • Participants will be able to edit their course content. Participants will be able to add and organize content to their course. 
  • Participants will have overview knowledge of the Instructional Design Wizard.

Dates/Times/Locations:

Feb 2nd, 2-3:30pm, Odum Library Room 2633
Mar 9th, 1-2:30pm, Odum Library Room 2633
Apr 6th, 3-4:30pm, Odum Library Room 2633

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BlazeVIEW/GoVIEW 10.3: Assessments

This workshop with cover the basics of creating student assessment items including working with the Dropbox, Quizzes, and Discussion boards.

  • Participants will be able to create and use a Dropbox in Brightspace.
  • Participants will be able to create and use a Quiz in Brightspace.
  • Participants will be able to create and use a Discussion board in Brightspace.

Dates/Times/Locations:

Feb 6th, 10-11:30am, Odum Library Room 2633
Mar 31st, 2-3:30pm, Odum Library Room 2633
Apr 21st, 3-4:30, Odum Library Room 2633

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BlazeVIEW/GoVIEW 10.3: Troubleshooting: When things go wrong, how to get help.

In this workshop we will cover the various resources users have to obtain help with their BlazeVIEW/GoVIEW questions as well as cover some basic troubleshooting tips.  This session will cover using the D2L Helpcenter, the various Help guides, and clarify which numbers to call for over the phone assistance. This session will also discuss some of the more common user errors that instructors can encounter and how to deal with them or avoid them all together.

Dates/Times/Locations:

Feb 27th, 9-10am, Odum Library Room 2633
Mar 18th, 1-2pm, Odum Library Room 2633

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Introduction to Qualtrics Survey Tool

Qualtrics is the new web-based survey tool which facilitates survey creation, distribution and data monitoring/collection.  The survey tool is available to all faculty, staff and students. This introductory course will cover the following:

  • Creating a basic survey
  • Adding items to the survey
  • Overview of the different question-types
  • Adding display logic to the survey
  • Adding skip logic to the survey
  • Adding collaborators to the survey
  • Changing default settings
  • Options for distributing the survey
  • Viewing the survey results
  • Qualtrics best practices
  • Qualtrics online resources and training available

Dates/Times/Locations:

Jan 28th, 3-5pm, Odum Library Room 2633
Feb 24th, 1:30-3:30pm, Odum Library Room 2633
Mar 27th, 8:30-10:30am, Odum Library Room 2633
Apr 22nd, 9-11am, Odum Library Room 2633

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Response System Workshop (Clickers)

This session is designed for faculty who have signed up to be using Student Response Systems (clickers) in the Summer and Fall 2014 semester for the first time.  The fundamentals of successfully incorporating Student Response Systems (clickers) into the classroom, navigating the Turning Technologies software, creating PowerPoint presentations/questions, and using the D2L integration will be covered during this orientation.   We will go over common best recommended practices, available resources, and answer any questions you might have regarding teaching with this technology.

Dates/Times/Locations:

TBA

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Introduction to Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is Blackboard’s replacement for Wimba Classroom. Blackboard collaborate has already been released in D2L for Fall 2014, but starting Spring 2015 it will completely replace Wimba as D2L’s web conferencing tool.

Blackboard Collaborate is a fully-featured, live, virtual classroom solution that includes audio, video, text chat, content display, and session archiving. Its pedagogical design and ease-of-use ensures that educators and students engage as if they were meeting face-to-face. Come learn about the new tool replacing Wimba Classroom and learn how to setup a Blackboard Collaborate session in your own D2L class, using the basics tools of the system, such as sharing audio, video, and content, as well as other basic features such as archiving a session.

Dates/Times/Locations:

Jan14th, 2-3:30pm, Odum Library 2621 (Center for eLearning Computer Lab)
Jan 29th, 3-4:30pm, Odum Library 2621 (Center for eLearning Computer Lab)
Feb 25th, 10-11:30am, Odum Library 2621 (Center for eLearning Computer Lab)
Mar 24th, 3-4:30pm, Odum Library 2621 (Center for eLearning Computer Lab)
Apr 30th, 1-2:30pm, Odum Library 2621 (Center for eLearning Computer Lab)

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Advanced Tools in Blackboard Collaborate

This workshop is meant for users already experienced in using Blackboard Collaborate and will not cover any of the basics of using Blackboard Collaborate.  It is assumed that attendees are already familiar and comfortable with using Blackboard Collaborate.

This session will cover some of the more advanced features of Blackboard Collaborate including:
• The Quiz tool
• Breakout rooms
• Saving and adding Whiteboard Content
• and other tips, features, and techniques

Dates/Times/Locations:

Mar 19th, 3:00-4:30pm, Odum Library 2621 (Center for eLearning Computer Lab)
Apr 10th, 1-2:30pm, Odum Library 2621 (Center for eLearning Computer Lab)

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Teaching with Technology

In this workshop we will explore the more advanced and/or lesser known abilities of the listed technology and afterwards hold a guided round table discussion of the ways the participants have or plan on using the tool in their classroom.  Through this workshop participants will learn not only how to use the technology, but also how to better integrate it into their own teaching. This workshop is meant for instructors who already have a basic knowledge of how to use the listed technology tool, but want to learn more.

Dates/Times/Locations:

BlazeVIEW/GoVIEW D2L Online Discussions
Feb 9th, 2-3pm, Odum Library Room 1480

Online Communication Tools (Brightspace News, mail, etc.)
Mar 5th, 4-5pm, Odum Library Room 1480

Turnitin
Mar 11th, 3-4pm, Odum Library Room 1480

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