Workshops in February and March

Blackboard imageThe CELT learning technologies team is planning a series of Blackboard workshops to take place over the next few weeks. These range from the introductory workshop on getting started with Blackboard, to some more advanced workshops on topics covering plagiarism prevention using Turnitin, creating Multiple Choice tests, and getting started with the Collaborate platform.

To book a place on any of these workshops, complete the online booking form.


Workshop: Introduction to Blackboard

Tuesday 25th February, 2:30 to 4:30 pm

This popular workshop is targeted at users who are new to Blackboard and is aimed at getting participants up and running with the system. All attendees are provided with their own Blackboard training course shell, which they populate with a variety of content during this hands-on workshop session.


Workshop: Using Turnitin on Blackboard to deter plagiarism

Wednesday 26th February, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm OR Monday 3rd March, 2:30 to 4:30 pm

Turnitin’s Originality Check helps instructors check students’ work for improper citation or potential plagiarism by comparing it against the world’s most accurate text comparison database. Turnitin has been fully integrated into Blackboard to make it easier for staff and students to use. A Turnitin Assignment can be created so that students can each submit their own work for automatic scanning. Any instructor on the course can then view the results and check the reports for signs of plagiarism.

This workshop is offered at the intermediate level. Participants should be comfortable with the basic functionality of Blackboard.


Workshop: Getting Started with MCQs

Wednesday 5th March, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm OR Tuesday 11th March, 2:30 to 4:30 pm

MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) can be used for self testing or for continuous assessment as part of an overall assessment and feedback strategy. This hands-on workshop will give you the chance to create and deploy an MCQ test in your Blackboard course, also covering recommended test settings.

This workshop is offered at the intermediate level. Participants should be comfortable with the basic functionality of Blackboard.


Workshop: Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate

Tuesday 11th March, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm OR Wednesday 12th March, 2:30 to 4:30 pm

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.

This workshop is offered at the intermediate level. Participants should be comfortable with the basic functionality of Blackboard.

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