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Training Schedule

The Office of Extended Studies will hold the following “open” training sessions for any members of the instructional faculty. These trainings vary between 60- and 90-minute hands-on sessions and are held in Nance Hall room B-115 (basement). Any persons interested in attending one of these sessions, should contact Ms. Cynthia Mitchell in the Office of Extended Studies at cmitch40@scsu.edu or 803-516-4931 to reserve your seat. Walk-ins are welcome in these open training sessions, however space is limited.

BB Intro & Overview:

These 90-minute hands-on training sessions are directed at providing novice users with an orientation to delivering courses in the Blackboard environment.

Tuesday, February 19 – 3:00PM
Friday, March 8 – 11:00AM
Tuesday, March 26 – 3:00PM
Thursday, April 25 – 10:00AM

Topics Covered:
  • Adding and Managing Content
  • Creating and Delivering Assignments and Assessments
  • Communicating with Students
  • Understanding the Blackboard Grade Center

BB Basics: Creating Assessments:

These 60-minute sessions will provide hands-on opportunity to learn and discuss methods for using Blackboard’s assessment features.

Friday, February 22 – 1:00PM
Tuesday, March 19 – 9:00AM
Friday, April 5 – 2:00PM

Topics Covered:
  • Creating surveys, tests, and pools
  • Configuring assessment options
  • Self- and peer-assessment
  • Grading and modifying assessments

BB Basics: Customizing the Grade Center:

This 60 minute session will provide hands-on opportunity to learn ways to configure the Blackboard Grade Center.

Wednesday, March 6 – 10:00AM
Thursday, March 28 – 9:00AM
Wednesday, April 17 – 3:00PM

Topics Covered:
  • Creating manual and calculated columns
  • Assigning weights to assignment categories
  • Downloading/printing grade center
  • Early Warning System

BB Basics: Using Communication Tools:

This 60 minute session will provide hands-on opportunity to learn and discuss methods for using Blackboard’s communication tools to promote collaboration and learner interaction.

Thursday, February 28 – 3:00PM
Friday, March 22 – 9:00AM
Thursday, April 11 – 11:00AM

Topics Covered:
  • Creating and using discussion boards,
  • Chatting, Messaging, Email
  • Grouping
  • Designing collaborative learning

BB Advanced—Multimedia Development:

This session provides an overview of options for developing multimedia instructional materials. In addition to demonstrations of several popular applications, participants will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of media types and will learn how to apply multimedia to their instructional strategies.

Wednesday, December 5 – TBD

Topics Covered:
  • Principles for the Design of Multimedia
  • Popular tools for development
  • Decisions for selecting multimedia