Blackboard Winter Festival 2013

Following from the success of our first Blackboard Festival in August, The Learning Technologies Team at CELT is very excited to announce the Blackboard Winter Festival at NUI Galway, to take place from Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th December.

Again, we have carefully planned a full schedule of events and we are sure that there is something for everybody. Events include one- and two-hour workshops and demonstrations, with both beginner and intermediate instructors catered for.

We are also including a lunchtime seminar on each day, with contributions from teaching staff who are using Blackboard in new and interesting ways. Everybody is welcome to come to the seminars, where a light lunch will be available. More information about these lunchtime events will be available soon.

Schedule

Winter Festival Schedule

Descriptions of the workshops and demonstrations are below.

Registration

To sign up for any of these events, please use the online registration form.

Event Descriptions

Blackboard do Thosaitheoirí

Leibhéal: Tosaitheoir

Cineál Ócáide: Ceardlann dhá uair an chloig

Tá an cheardlann seo dírithe ar úsáideoirí nach bhfuil cleachtadh acu ar Blackboard agus é mar aidhm againn na rannpháirtithe a chur ag úsáid an chórais. Tugtar creatlach cúrsa oiliúna Blackboard do gach rannpháirtí, agus cuirfidh siad ábhar  air seo le linn na ceardlainne praiticiúla seo.

Feiliúnach le déanamh le: An tIonad Grádála a shocrú


Course Design to Enhance the Student Experience

Level: Intermediate

Event Type: 2 hour workshop

Suitable for instructors who have already been using Blackboard, but would like to bring their courses to the next level. In this hands-on workshop, find out how to customise your Blackboard course to increase student engagement.

Goes well with: Creating Simple MCQs; Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate; Kaltura Video in Blackboard.


Presentation Design with Prezi

Level: Intermediate

Event Type: 2 hour workshop

Prezi is an online presentation tool, an alternative to PowerPoint, which uses a large canvas and zooming effects instead of slides and transitions. Come along to this workshop to learn and practice the basics of Prezi and start preparing your own stunning presentations.


Returning Marks in the Grade Centre

Level: Beginner

Event Type: 1 hour workshop

Do you intend to use Blackboard to return continuous assessment marks or provisional results to students? Find out how to set up the Grade Centre so that you understand and control exactly what a student can see in My Grades. This hands-on workshop will go through the steps and give you the chance to complete the task with a little support from the CELT Learning Technologies team.

Goes well with: Surveys for Student Feedback; Creating Simple MCQs.


Surveys for Student Feedback

Level: Intermediate

Event Type: 1 hour workshop

Would you like to find out how to use the Survey tool to create and deploy surveys to your students, and access the results through the Grade Centre? This hands-on workshop will give you the chance to create and deploy a student feedback survey and export the results for Excel, with a little support from the CELT Learning Technologies team.

Goes well with: Course Design to Enhance the Student Experience; Returning Marks in the Grade Centre.


Creating Simple MCQs

Level: Intermediate

Event Type: 1 hour workshop

MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) can be used for self testing or for continuous assessment as part of an overall assessment and feedback strategy. Some disciplines use MCQs, or other question types, for high stakes assessment. This hands-on workshop will give you the chance to create and deploy an MCQ test in your Blackboard course, covering recommended test settings, with a little support from the CELT Learning Technologies team.

Goes well with: Course Design to Enhance the Student Experience; Returning Marks in the Grade Centre.


Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate

Level: Intermediate

Event Type: 1 hour workshop

Blackboard Collaborate is an online collaboration platform which provides a Web Conferencing interface. The highly responsive audio and video features, along with the instant chat and interactive white board features, creates a real time environment for all users. Collaborate sessions can be created inside a Blackboard course and are ideal for virtual classrooms or virtual office hours. Come along to this session to experience a Collaborate session and find out how to create one within your course.

Goes well with: Course Design to Enhance the Student Experience.


Kaltura Video in Blackboard

Level: Intermediate

Event Type: 1 hour demonstration

Find out how you can use the Kaltura building block in Blackboard to upload your own video content and share it across multiple courses; create simple screen recordings; or record a short message from your webcam.


Drop-In Sessions

Level: Any

Event Type: Drop-in

Do you have a specific question and need a little bit of hands-on help from the CELT Learning Technologies team? Why not come along to one of the scheduled drop-in sessions.


Further workshops on using Blackboard to enhance teaching and learning are planned. For an up-to-date listing of our events for the year, visit the CELT website at http://www.nuigalway.ie/celt/events/events.html

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