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September 2021 OIT Workshops

Continue to hone your online skills by adding new elements to your online courses OR supplement your face-to-face teaching with additional asynchronous lessons or activities.  Browse the September offerings from the Office of Instructional Technology (OIT) to see which workshops will help you grow! 

Course Communication

Communication is important in all classes, but it is critical in online courses or any course that has a remote component.  Good communication includes things like announcements and email, but can go beyond these tools to include less obvious forms of communication such as grades, summaries, and even self-assessments.  In this workshop we’ll go over a number of strategies for staying connected to students and how to implement these methods in your class.
Date and Time | September 7, 2021 at 10:00am

Webex Skills and LMS Integration

Learn about the key functions of Webex and how these features can benefit classes, online office hours, or meetings, including some recent updates like full access to the Webex Assistant. 
This workshop will also cover using Webex through the Learning Management System integration, which will allow you and students to access sessions through your course.  Additionally, we'll cover added benefits such as automatic access to recordings and setup of office hours.  

Date and Time | September 15, 2021 at 1:00pm

Choose Appropriate Learning Tools

It's always important to choose the right tool for the job, including when planning lessons or assignments in the Learning Management System.  Learn about the four primary learning tools - Discussion Boards, Blogs, Journals, and Wikis - including the best use cases for each tool and their strengths for certain types of assignments.    

Date and Time | September 23, 2021 at 9:00am

Creating Online Assessments

This workshop will cover the fundamentals of creating, managing, and grading Blackboard Assignments and Turnitin Assignments.  Offering online assessments in the Learning Management System allows you to keep records of submission and your feedback right in the Learning Management System - plus, it's more environmentally friendly (no printing!).   

Date and Time | October 1, 2021 at 2:00pm

Join a Workshop

No registration is needed for any of these sessions and the same link will be used for all workshops.  To join any of the workshops listed here, use the following link:
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