CIT Events

The Center for Instruction & Technology hosts workshops and presentations throughout the year to provide faculty development on instruction and learning technology topics. The goal of these sessions is to educate, inform, and inspire faculty on how today's learning environments can be enhanced through technology.

Upcoming Events

 Introduction to Blackboard - Kyle Jackson and Gene Grande

Tuesday, January 9th and Thursday, January 11th at 10am - Rm. 4100 - Knight Campus

 New to Blackboard and need to get your course up and running or are you in need of a Bb refresher? This “Intro to Bb” professional development workshop will be made up of demonstrations, lectures and hands-on time to begin building your course in Bb… topics that will be covered include:

  • Bb user interface for you and for students
  • Course design methods based upon your teaching style and consistent with your syllabus
  • Organizing, building, and managing course content based on pedagogical best practices
  • Communication with students
  • Uploading and using video content

Please bring a paper and electronic copy of your syllabus and 2-3 documents (in electronic form) that you want to use in your course.

Register here 

Mastering the Grade Center - Presented by Kyle Jackson and Gene Grande

Wednesday, December 6th at 10am - Rm. 4100 - Knight Campus
Thursday, January 11 at 1pm - Rm. 4100 - Knight Campus

This workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to the Grade Center tool. Use this valuable tool to help understand student progress and make informed decisions on how to improve educational performance. This workshop assumes you are already familiar with Tests and Assignments and other Blackboard tools. The workshop will cover the following:

  • Navigating the Grade Center
  • Organizing rows and columns
  • Creating columns
  • Managing grades
  • Using Categories
  • Create calculated columns
  • Grading Assignments
  • Viewing Grade Details

Register here

Introduction to Assignments, Tests, and Inline Grading - Presented by Gene Grande and Kyle

Tuesday, January 9th at 1pm - Rm. 4100 - Knight Campus

Learn how to use the Assignments and Tests tools to efficiently create assignments and tests that assess students in a variety of meaningful ways and decide on the best way to present the assignments and tests you create. Topics will include:

  • Safe Assign
  • Multiple Attempts
  • Grade Center Corralation
  • Inline Grading
  • Due Dates
  • Question Types
  • Deploying Tests
  • Test Options
  • Respondus

Register here

Blackboard One-on-One Help Sessions

Wednesday, January 10th - Rm. 205 - Newport Campus
Tuesday, January 16th and Wednesday, January 17th - Rm. 4100 - Knight Campus and Rm. 2642 - Flanagan Campus  

Schedule an hour long Blackboard one-on-one to get assistance on any topic you are interested in or need assistance with integrating into your course.

Register here

On-going Events

One-on-One Instruction & Technology Consultations

One-on-One instruction and technology consultations are available in the CIT on each campus by appointment.

These highly successful one-on-one, customized training sessions can be the answer to your faculty technology development and instructional support needs.

  • Receive individualized assistance with instructional technologies
  • Apply technologies to meet your course learning objectives
  • Get started with Blackboard or learn a new tool
  • Instructional Design Services
  • Faculty Technology Orientation

 Please contact the Center for Instruction & Technology (CIT) on your campus to schedule your one-on-one consultation appointment. Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.


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Last Updated: 12/11/17