Workshops and Training


 Fall 2014 iTE(a)CH Coffee Breaks

Break 4: Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 2:30pm in LARC 217

Topic: Blackboard - Be Ahead of the Game

The last iTe(a)ch Coffee Break this semester will be a very hands-on workshop where you will refresh your knowledge about the basics of finalizing a course and preparing and setting it up in Blackboard it for future semesters.

During the session you will be working on courses you will need for the next semester and on the specific aspects of those courses you are the most interested on.  This workshop is all about your specific needs so you can avoid the back-to-school rush in January and those broken Blackboard links for the first day of classes.


Break 3: Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 2:30pm in CHEM 206

Topic: Using SWIVL to Capture Content

This is a hands-on workshop where participants learned how to use SWIVL, an instructional technology that supports classroom flipping, professional development and, in general, activities that can benefit from capturing content as it happens during, before or after your lectures.


Break 2: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 2:30pm in LARC 236

Topic: Testing & Assessment in Hybrid Environments - Testing & Assessment Resources

This session focused on the characteristics (barriers and enablers) and potential impact of technology-based testing and assessment on hybrid learning (and teaching) environments.  This informal talk also provided attendees the essential steps to implement tests and assignments for courses in Blackboard.


Break 1: Monday, September 1, 2014 at 2:30pm in LARC 236

Topic: Discussion Boards - Discussion Board Resources​​

As with every technological tool that is intended to serve as a learning tool, Discussion Boards must provide pedagogical meaning. Discover how Discussion Boards can allow students to contextualize knowledge by supporting the creation of connections between previous content, new content and the students collective and individual experiences.

This informal provided essential steps to implement a Discussion Board for your course in Blackboard.  Also, it provided a place for open debate and discussion about what are the characteristics and educational contexts in which Discussion Boards bring the most added pedagogical value.​​