Scott Memorial Library

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Upcoming CTL Workshops

MONDAY, 2/26 TUESDAY, 2/27 WEDNESDAY, 2/28 THURSDAY, 3/1 FRIDAY, 3/2
12:00pm Getting the Most from Course Templates with Blackboard Learn’
9:30am Timely Tech Trainings: Collaborate
11:00am Timely Tech Trainings: iCE (interactive Curricula Experience)
1:00pm Timely Tech Trainings: Blackboard Learn
2:30pm Timely Tech Trainings: NearPod
MONDAY, 3/5 TUESDAY, 3/6 WEDNESDAY, 3/7 THURSDAY, 3/8 FRIDAY, 3/9
10:00am Photoshop Basics for Teaching and Publication
10:00am Photoshop Basics for Teaching and Publication
3:00pm Facilitating Discussions 101

TUESDAY, 2/27

    Getting the Most from Course Templates with Blackboard Learn’
    Instructors: Juan Leon, PhD; Kathleen Day, MS; Mary Gozza-Cohen, PhD
    Date: 2/27/2018
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00am
    Location: SML 200A
    (Register for this workshop)

    The use of design patterns or ‘templates’ for course development promotes adoption of good instructional practices while contributing to administrative efficiency at both the course and program level. As implemented by Blackboard Learn, course design templates provide course authors with a range of effective course structures upon which to build, and templates frequently offer a variety of ‘prefabricated’ course components to which course content is easily added.

    In this session experienced designers and users of Blackboard templates from across the University will share examples of how templates are currently being applied to accomplish a range of purposes. Together with these examples, instructors will reflect on the qualities of effective templates and their uses for online, hybrid, and classroom based courses. The special value of templates for supporting targeted initiatives, such as faculty support and development or the presentation of high-priority resources to students, will also be discussed.

    An important outcome of these presentations will be to highlight the pedagogical and policy implications inherent in the adoption and design of templates. A second major goal of the session is to paint a realistic picture of how templates are adopted, designed, and implemented. The adoption process may involve multiple stakeholders (faculty, students, administrators, support staff), and template design work should proceed methodically.
    Instructors will explain how ‘the cake gets baked’ in programs that have adopted template use, and will list key points to consider when adopting template-based course design.

    At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

    • Weigh the benefits and challenges of adopting template-based course design with Blackboard Learn
    • Explain quality criteria for course design templates and list the “must have” items for templates of various kinds
    • Develop an action plan for template development that supports student learning, faculty buy-in, and long-term administrative efficiencies.


WEDNESDAY, 2/28

    Timely Tech Trainings: Collaborate
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 2/28/2018
    Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
    Location: Scott 405
    (Register for this workshop)

    Collaborate is Blackboard’s virtual learning environment for courses, office hours, or conference calls. With a variety of audio and video communication tools, faculty and learners easily can join a session from almost any device with a wireless connection. Learn how to share content, demo an application or collaborate in real-time. Faculty can also establish virtual breakout rooms for learners to engage in small groups.

    Timely Tech Trainings: iCE (interactive Curricula Experience)
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 2/28/2018
    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
    Location: Scott 405
    (Register for this workshop)

    A web-based platform and iPad app, iCE delivers faculty-generated content directly to students’ iPads, laptops or desktops for a connected learning experience. Faculty wishing to learn more or to adopt this interactive technology for storing, sharing and organizing instructional content must attend one of the iCE workshops.

    Timely Tech Trainings: Blackboard Learn
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 2/28/2018
    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Location: Scott 405
    (Register for this workshop)

    Blackboard Learn is the course management system of the entire Jefferson campus. Explore the basic tools used to build a course in Blackboard Learn. This session is recommended for all faculty and organizational leaders new to Blackboard.

    Timely Tech Trainings: NearPod
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 2/28/2018
    Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    Location: Scott 405
    (Register for this workshop)

    This session will explore NearPod, an Audience Response System that allows you to easily upload an existing PowerPoint presentation and add activities slides (polls, quizzes, drawings). The presenter dashboard is web-based and no special software needs to be installed.

TUESDAY, 3/6

    Photoshop Basics for Teaching and Publication
    Instructor: Kathleen Day, MS
    Date: 3/6/2018
    Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
    Location: SML 307
    (Register for this workshop)

    This workshop will focus on the steps involved with manipulating digital images for teaching and publishing. Participants will be shown each step of the process—from digitizing images to managing files for all possible output types. Due to the limited number of site licenses for this program, participants will do hands-on work in small groups.

    This workshop will review the following topics:
    • Differences in image requirement for print and display
    • Settings for adjusting image resolution
    • Cropping and resizing images
    • Manipulating color including modes and saturation
    • Applying labels to images
    • Saving images in different file formats

    Photoshop Basics for Teaching and Publication
    Instructor: Kathleen Day, MS
    Date: 3/6/2018
    Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 307, Center City Campus
    (Register for this workshop)

    This workshop will focus on the steps involved with manipulating digital images for teaching and publishing. Participants will be shown each step of the process—from digitizing images to managing files for all possible output types. Due to the limited number of site licenses for this program, participants will do hands-on work in small groups.

    At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

    1) Identify the differences in image requirement for print and display
    2) Use the settings for adjusting image resolution
    3) Learn to crop and resize images
    4) Manipulate color including modes and saturation
    5) Apply labels to images
    6) Save images in different file formats

THURSDAY, 3/8

    Facilitating Discussions 101
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 3/8/2018
    Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A, Center City Campus
    (Register for this workshop)

    Teaching through discussion rather than lecture presents unique set of opportunities and challenges for instructors. This workshop explores the power of discussion as a teaching tool and offers advice on strategies for incorporating discussion into in small, medium or large course environments.

    This experiential workshop will assist instructors in setting expectations for student preparation and involvement, developing a strategy for initiating conversations, and skills for sustaining and advancing a discussion. Participants will practice developing questions that launch productive discussions, effectives responses for probing responses and a sampling of discussion techniques for small or large groups.

    At the end of the session, participants should be able to:
    • Identify two ways to initiative a discussion in class
    • Describe key characteristics of good discussion questions
    • Explain two techniques for engaging learners in discussion