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.

Getting Starting with Blackboard

New to Blackboard and need to get your course up and running or are you in need of a Bb refresher? These “Intro to Bb” professional development workshops 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.

Introduction to Assignments, Tests, and Inline Grading

Learn how to use 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:

  • SafeAssign
  • Multiple Attempts
  • Grade Center Correlation
  • Inline Grading
  • My Grades
  • Due Dates
  • Question Types
  • Deploying Tests
  • Test Options Respondus

Mastering the Grade Center

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 Assignments, Tests, and other Blackboard tools. This workshop will cover the following Grade Center topics:

  • Navigating the Grade Center
  • Organizing rows and columns
  • Managing Grades
  • Using categories
  • Create calculated columns
  • Grading Assignments
  • View Grade Details
Medial/MediaLecture and Collaborate

See what's new in Medial V6 including a video statistics and analysis feature, new editing functionality in MediaLecture, and the option to launch MediaLecture from Blackboard. MediaLecture is CCRI's screen capturing app. Learn all the various options in which you can record your classroom lectures. The Workshop will also cover editing, adding titles to your video within MediaLecture as well as linking your videos to your Blackboard courses.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a real-time video conferencing tool built for education. You have both a dedicated course room and the ability to schedule as many new sessions as you want within each of your Blackboard courses. Thanks to robust collaboration and conference tools, everyone feels like they’re in the same room together, regardless of their location or device.

Course Copying

Learn how to copy last semester's course into your Fall 2019 course shell and save yourself a lot of time and headaches. Copying course materials into an existing course will add content to a course, but it won't remove existing content.

Drop In Days!

You don't even have to register!!! Stop by the CIT in Warwick (Rm. 4100) or the CIT in Lincoln (Rm. 2331) for 15 minute consultations for any questions you may have in regards to Blackboard and Medial.


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 IT Help Desk to schedule your one-on-one consultation appointment. Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

This page developed and maintained by IT, Center for Instruction & Technology. Send comments and suggestions to cit@ccri.edu.


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Last Updated: 9/23/19