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Begin­ning Spring 2018, Aca­d­e­mic Com­put­ing Ser­vices will offer six train­ing ses­sions in Jones Hall at 1:00 PM on Thurs­days.  The fol­low­ing dates and top­ics include:

Jan­u­ary 25, 2018:  Qwickly Atten­dance
Qwickly Atten­dance allows “fac­ulty to take atten­dance that is auto­mat­i­cally graded in the Black­board Grade Cen­ter. Fac­ulty can take atten­dance using an atten­dance list on screen or allow stu­dents to check in on their own browser, com­plete with a PIN and count­down timer.”  The Qwickly pre­sen­ta­tion slides are avail­able for view­ing, as well as the recorded pre­sen­ta­tion.

Feb­ru­ary 8, 2018:  Google Slides and Prezi
Google Slides is a pre­sen­ta­tion cre­ator that is sim­i­lar to Microsoft Pow­er­Point. “Google Slides makes your ideas shine with a vari­ety of pre­sen­ta­tion themes, hun­dreds of fonts, embed­ded video, ani­ma­tions, and more.”  A Prezi is sim­i­lar to a Pow­er­Point pre­sen­ta­tion. How­ever, “unlike sta­tic slides, Prezi com­bines motion, zoom, and spa­tial rela­tion­ships to engage your audi­ence and help them remem­ber your mes­sage.”  The Google Slides and Prezi pre­sen­ta­tion slides are avail­able for view­ing, as well as the recorded pre­sen­ta­tion.

Feb­ru­ary 22, 2018:  Starfish
Starfish is a stu­dent reten­tion and learner sup­port sys­tem within Black­board. Starfish has many func­tion­al­i­tieswith this holis­tic view, staff can take action through early alert, appoint­ment sched­ul­ing, and case man­age­ment soft­ware.”  The Starfish pre­sen­ta­tion slides are avail­able for view­ing, as well as the recorded pre­sen­ta­tion.

March 15, 2018:  Cam­pus Pack
Cam­pus Pack is col­lec­tion of tools that is inte­grated into Black­board. “The Cam­pus Pack Jour­nal is a self-reflec­tive tool in which the default per­mis­sions are con­fig­ured so that the jour­nal is pri­vate between the stu­dent and the instruc­tor.”  Cam­pus Pack wiki can be used within Black­board to pro­mote col­lab­o­ra­tion between stu­dents and facil­i­ta­tors.  Cam­pus Pack blog is an online jour­nal and doc­u­men­ta­tion tool.  Cam­pus Pack Pod­cast is a recorder that is inte­grated into Black­board. The Cam­pus Pack pre­sen­ta­tion are avail­able for view­ing, as well as the recorded pre­sen­ta­tion.

April 12, 2018:  Tegrity
Tegrity is a lec­ture cap­ture sys­tem that is an inte­grated tool within Black­board. “Tegrity is a fully auto­mated lec­ture cap­ture solu­tion used in tra­di­tional, hybrid, ‘flipped classes’ and online courses to record lessons, lec­tures, and skills. Tegrity records class time and course con­tent for stu­dents to watch live, or review on-demand.”  The Tegrity pre­sen­ta­tion are avail­able for view­ing, as well as the recorded pre­sen­ta­tion.

April 26, 2018:  Tur­nitin
Tur­nitin is an inte­grated tool within Black­board. “Tur­nitin pro­vides pla­gia­rism pre­ven­tion ser­vices, class man­age­ment tools, and paper­less dig­i­tal grad­ing prod­ucts.”  The Tur­nitin pre­sen­ta­tion are avail­able for view­ing, as well as the recorded pre­sen­ta­tion.