Technology and Teaching Webinars
The Blackboard Assessments webinar was the second webinar in the “Summer Webinar Series” hosted by Academic Computing Services. During the Blackboard assessments webinar, there was a demonstration about how to create tests, surveys, and pools. Also, there was a discussion about ways to manage the Grade Center and information about the Exemplary Course Program. Carey Smouse (Blackboard’s Senior Customer Success Advocate) was the co-presenter during the webinar. Download the PDF version of this presentation.
The Atomic Learning webinar was a live presentation hosted by Academic Computing as the first installment of the “Summer Webinar Series”. Atomic Learning is a training and tutorial system that allows students, faculty, and staff to view videos about a wide variety of topics. Michelle Grady (Atomic Learning/Hoonuit’s Implementation Specialist) was the co-presenter during the webinar. Download the PDF version of this presentation.
Campbell Web Ex is currently available for faculty/staff to create an account. Web Ex is a web conferencing tool (similar to Blackboard Collaborate) that creates engaging virtual meetings. Faculty/staff can record lectures and/or have virtual meetings using Web Ex. In this webinar, you will learn about the features and functions of Web Ex. Download the PDF version of this presentation.
Tegrity is a lecture capture system that is used at Campbell. In many instructional rooms across campus, Tegrity cameras have been installed and instructors can record lectures. In addition to the lecture capture system, Tegrity can be used to record lectures at home or in your office. Many instructors are using Tegrity to “flip” their classrooms to allow class time for questions about the lecture and/or active learning strategies. Download the PDF version of the presentation.
Blackboard Collaborate is a web conferencing tool that is helpful for Campbell University students and faculty to interact in an asynchronous or synchronous online environment. Within the webinar the new interface of Collaborate will be explored and the live sessions-web conferencing (synchronous) and recorded sessions (asynchronous) options will be discussed. Contact our Blackboard Administrator, Adam McIntyre for technical assistance with Blackboard Collaborate. Download the PDF version of the presentation.
VoiceThread is a free Web 2.0 tool that instructors can use with students to make their lectures and presentations more engaging. Voicethread is similar to a discussion board, which allows students to comment on their professor’s questions and comments. The VoiceThread webinar outlines an overview of the functions and sharing capabilities for instructor led presentations and student led presentations. Download the PDF version of the presentation.
The webinar will “help institutions towards achieving inclusively and best practice for all learners through their online and face to face classrooms and provide a practical framework to:
• Assess their pedagogy
• Review their existing content
• Evaluate their institution’s technology.” Read the accessibility in education Blackboard blog post.
Atomic Learning Webinars
Within this webinar, “faculty at Ferris State University continue to look for ways to help students be successful in an era of insufficient time and information overload. View this archived webinar to hear from Jackie Hughes, Instructional Technology Coordinator, as she shares how they have found several ways to leverage Atomic Learning video tutorials to help students succeed and to help faculty maintain balance. You’ll learn how faculty at Ferris State University are helping to reinforce learning, promote independent learning and to encourage continuous learning.”
Inside Higher Ed Webinars
“Teaching is crucial to the mission of every college and university – even if the degree programs, students, faculty members and institutional missions vary widely. Whether trying to teach first-year composition or advanced science, faculty members are pushing themselves and their students. Below are some of the topics to be discussed on the webinar:
- Why some universities are giving STEM education more attention.
- How certain traits of undergraduate education are linked to success in life.”
“The use of technology to deliver instruction is an idea whose time has come – though the extent of its use varies greatly. At some institutions, professors do little more than use learning management systems to record attendance and grades and to communicate with students. At the other end of the scale, millions of students study entirely online. For the great middle, though, professors are increasingly using their LMS and other technology tools to do things that don’t simply replace paperwork.”
“Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman explore a range of ideas and opinions about the flipped classroom in this free webinar.”