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CIT Faculty Instruction & Technology Events

Training Session Title Description Training Options
Online Basics for Instruction (Track 1)

Online Basics for Instruction

 

Thinking about using Blackboard for your courses? This workshop will guide participants through the basic tasks and decisions required to set up a course.

 

Participants will gain hands-on experience:

- creating a Course Menu.

- developing a Content Area.

- performing common start-up tasks such as posting a syllabus and announcements.

- addressing pedagogical requirements.

 

presented by Gene Grande

 

::Registration is required::

Knight Campus 4100

Tue Jun 17 9:00 - 10:20 AM

Refreshing Your Online Course (Track 2)

Refresh your Blackboard Course  

 

Come with your class content, leave with a newly built course!

 

This will be a guided workshop session intended to provide instructors with hands-on development time to refresh or rebuild your blackboard course. 

 

Appropriate for instructors who would like to:

- see new options for organizing course content.

- add new types of content to engage your students.

- rebuild your courses to eliminate glitches and promote
better performance.

- reduce course size to bring your course under the 1GB size quota.

 

presented by Ben Leveillee

 

::Registration is required::

Knight Campus 4100

Tue Jun 17 10:30 AM - noon

SMART Ink (Track 3)

Advantages of Using SMART Ink

 

SMART writing tablets allow presenters to annotate any desktop application to make a point, reinforce content and engage students using digital ink. It is well suited for both the classroom and lecture capture.

 

Learn how to use SMART Ink to:

- annotate your PowerPoint lectures.

- highlight web content.

- showcase students’ documents and label photos, graphics and models.

- save notes written on the board like a digital whiteboard.

 

presented by John Vota

 

  ::Registration is required::

Knight Campus 6020

Tue Jun 17 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Assessing Learning (Track 1)

Assessing Learning

 

Learn the essentials for creating and delivering online assessments in Blackboard. This workshop is designed to demonstrate the different methods that Blackboard provides for assessing students via quizzes, tests, and assignments. Participants should have experience with Bb basics.

 

Appropriate for instructors who wish to:

- take the next step with online teaching and learning.

- explore the convenience of automated submissions and grading.

- effectively deliver online assessments and assignments.

 

presented by Gene Grande

 

::Registration is required::

Knight Campus 4100

Wed Jun 18 9:00 - 10:20 AM

Revisit Your Presentations (Track 2)

Revisit Your PowerPoint (PPT) Presentations

 

One of our all-time favorite tools, PowerPoint, is one of the more commonly misused tools. Poor presentations divert the audience’s attention from the presenter. Learn about creating effective presentations that will grab the audience's attention, clearly communicate your information, and keep you in control of your presentation.

 

Appropriate for instructors who would like to:

- improve the quality of your presentations.

- modify presentations to be organized and engaging.

- learn ways to simplify and visualize PPT content.

 

presented by Yan Huang

 

  ::Registration is required::

Knight Campus 4100

Wed Jun 18 10 :30 AM - noon

Clickers (Track 3)

Student Response Clickers - How Do I Get Started and Why? 

 

Use the Turning Point Clickers in class to poll students throughout your lecture or class discussion to:

- improve students’ attention in class.

- evaluate how well students understand course content.

- generate reports to determine what review is needed.

- conduct trivia games to review course material.

 

presented by Connor Meegan

 

  ::Registration is required::

Knight Campus 6020

Wed Jun 18 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Engaging Students (Track 1)

Engaging Students with Online Interactive Tools

 

A variety of tools in Blackboard allow students to communicate with each other and the instructor. These interactive tools offer an important vehicle for interpersonal interaction and can serve a range of pedagogical purposes in both on ground and online courses.

 

Instructors will learn to:

- use Bb email and messages.

- set up a Discussion board and Blog.

- embed Media-related content.

- "flip" your classroom.

 

presented by Yan Huang

 

  ::Registration is required::

Knight Campus 4100

Thu Jun 19 9:00 - 10:20 AM

iSpring Guided Presentations (Track 2)

Creating Online Presentations with iSpring

 

Convert your PowerPoint presentations into web-ready narrated presentations. This will be a guided workshop session intended to provide instructors with hands-on development time to create a narrated iSpring presentation from an existing powerpoint presentation. Participants are encouraged to bring their own ppt lecture files to this workshop. 

 

Appropriate for instructors who would like to:

- develop guided online presentations.

- add new types of content to engage students.

- produce course content that could be used in a flipped classroom model.

 

presented by Ben Leveillee

 

  ::Registration is required::

Knight Campus 4100

Thu Jun 19 10 :30 AM - noon

Lecture Capture (Track 3)

Capturing and Sharing Classroom Lectures and Course Content Can Lead to Huge Benefits for Students

 

Get a hands-on demonstration of several tools that can be used to capture video in the classroom. See how easy it is to capture and share annotated lessons using Camtasia Relay and SMART Sympodium together, or record live demonstrations of hands-on demos using the DC11 document camera's simple recording feature. 

 

Appropriate for instructors who would like to: 

- share classroom presentations online.

- capture live demonstrations (ex. engineering models, science demonstrations and experiments, board drawings or notes).

- produce course content that could be used in a ‘flipped classroom’ model.

 

presented by Rick Brito and Ben Leveillee

 

  ::Registration is required::

Knight Campus 6020

Thu Jun 19 1:00 - 2:30 PM

One-on-One 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
*Work with your own content
*Get exactly what you need from your session

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. See contact information on the right.

Contact Information:

 

Knight Campus

Yan Huang
Tel:
401-825-2268

E-mail: yhuang@ccri.edu

 

Flanagan Campus
Gene Grande
Tel: 401-333-7031
E-mail: ggrande@ccri.edu

 

Liston Campus
MaryAdele Combe
Tel:
401-825-2486

E-mail: mcombe@ccri.edu

 

Newport Campus

Ben Leveillee

Tel: 401-851-1708

E-mail: bleveillee@ccri.edu


Last Updated: 5/28/14