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 functionalities “with 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.