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Faculty Teaching and Learning Workshops

As part of Tuskegee University’s commitment to prepare students to be equipped, competitive and successful as they strive to achieve their educational and career goals, the Road from Early Achievement to a Career High (REACH) Center for Teaching, Learning and Student Success is designed to not only provide students with resources to excel, but also training opportunities to support faculty, instructors and teaching assistants through the delivery of workshops that support teaching and student learning, offering assistance and resources to help advance pedagogy, student engagement, and learning outcomes in your classrooms.

This arm of the Center supports evidence-based and inclusive learning and teaching practices with an emphasis on strong collaborations and partnerships with colleges/schools, departments and other relevant offices.

Best Practices for the Online Learner – Funded by the Verizon Foundation

About the Program

With support from the Verizon Foundation, Tuskegee University is hosting a virtual training workshop entitled “Best Practices for the Online Learner” to be held on January 19-21, 2021.  This conference is designed to offer faculty learning opportunities to support remote teaching and enhance digital literacy skills. 

The Verizon Foundation is also a proud supporter of the Tuskegee University Verizon Innovation Learning Young Men of Color (formerly Minority Male Makers) Program, which provides 6-8th grades males immersive STEM training.  Learn more at www.tuskegee.edu/VILprogram.

Program Contacts

Best Practices for the Online Learner Workshop

TU REACH Center

How To Register

Space is limited, thus, interested persons should register as soon as possible, noting that the preferred deadline is Friday, January 15, 2021 at 5PM.  Registration for individual sessions is required as a part of the registration form.  Learn more about the sessions below (see synopses) and by viewing the AGENDA-AT-A-GLANCE. Access the registration form below to sign up.  Following the event, all participants in one or more sessions will receive a participant kit, which will be available for pick up from 205 Mary Starke Harper Hall.

Best Practices for the Online Learner REGISTRATION FORM 

Workshop Session Synopses

SESSION ONE:  January 19, 9AM-12;30PM

This session provides TU faculty and staff with timely updates regarding support for remote instruction, including, but not limited to, immediately information related to Blackboard (Blackboard Ultra) updates; availability of monitored assessments using webcam monitoring; tips and updates regarding resources to support faculty teaching remote learners, including scheduling and hosting virtual meetings with students remotely.

SESSION TWO:  January 20, 9-12:30PM

Session Two provides TU faculty and staff a forum to discuss pitfalls of remote learning, especially those resulting from the rapid instruction delivery changes due to COVID-19.  In addition to a panel discussion with time for Q and A, the second half of this session will also include a workshop on applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in the classroom, including those for remote learners.

SESSION THREE:  January 21 (Two Options), 8:15AM-12:40PM or 1PM-5:25PM*

(Limited to 25 participants for each time slot!)

The final session is limited to 50 Tuskegee University faculty and will focus on pedagogy to support strategies for engaging different types of learners in a remote setting.  The session will address options for enhancing content delivery and assessments.  

*NOTE:  Part 1 of this session will be available to K-12 educators in Macon County on January 6, 2021 at 9AM and 1PM.  K-12 educators interested in attending the January 6, 2021 session should contact Dr. Jackie Brooks, MCBOE Superintendent.

Agenda At-A-Glance

REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR EACH SESSION

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

9:00AM                 Check In

9:10AM                 Overview

                                Presented by Drs. Olga Bolden-Tiller, Chastity Bradford and Maria Calhoun                         

9:20AM                 TU Report Card:  Remoting Learner During the Pandemic…How’d We Do?

                                Presented by Dr. Kimberly Scott

9:50AM                 Blackboard Has a New Face!

                                Presented by Ms. Sonsauhray Price

10:40AM               Assessment Resources:  Respondus Lockdown Browser Webcam and ProctorU

                                Presented by Ms. Sonsauhray Price and Anita Norman

11:10AM               BREAK

11:20AM               EAB Navigate:  Scheduling Virtual Meetings with Students (Advisees and Appointments)

and Quick Tips for Census and Progress Reports Campaigns

Presented by Ms. Edna Woodson

11:50AM               Keeping Virtual Learners Engaged in Your Online Course – A Live(ly) Discussion

                                Presented by Ms. Jessica Starks       

12:20PM               Wrap Up

12:30PM               Adjourn

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

9:00AM                 Check In

9:10AM                 Overview

9:20AM                 Discussion Panel:  Avoiding the Pitfalls of Online Instruction

10:20AM               Applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Remote Classrooms, Part 1

                                Presented by Dr. Sabrina Walthall

11:20AM               BREAK

11:25AM               Applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Remote Classrooms, Part 2

                                Presented by Dr. Sabrina Walthall

12:20PM               Wrap Up

12:30PM               Adjourn

Thursday, January 21, 2021 (MORNING SESSION, Repeats in the Afternoon)

This session is LIMITED TO 25 PARTICIPANTS

8:15        Check In & Overview

8:30        Tips to Successfully Engage Different Types of Learners in a Virtual Setting

                Presented by 3MARDECO

10:30     Break

10:40     Enhancing Content Delivery and Assessments for Remote Learners

                Presented by 3MARDECO

12:40     Adjourn

Thursday, January 21, 2021 (AFTERNOON SESSION, Repeat of Morning Session)

This session is LIMITED TO 25 PARTICIPANTS

1:00        Check In & Overview

1:15        Tips to Successfully Engage Different Types of Learners in a Virtual Setting

                Presented by 3MARDECO

3:15        Break

3:25        Enhancing Content Delivery and Assessments for Remote Learners

                Presented by 3MARDECO

5:25        Adjourn

*Registrants will be notified of any agenda changes that might arise via email prior to the event.

Featured Speakers

JANUARY 19, 2021 PRESENTERS

Dr. Moses Ntam – Asst. Professor of Physics

Dr Ntam, an Assistant Professor of physics at Tuskegee University since 2012, currently serves as a Faculty Coordinator and Mentor in the office of Distance Education and Online Learning (ODEOL) and E-Ambassador for the College of Arts and Sciences. He trains and assists faculty desiring to transition from traditional classroom instruction to Online Teaching. Dr. Ntam is currently the facilitator for the “Training for Teaching Online” course which certifies faculty to teach online at TU. He also assists in instructional design of new online courses. As ODEOL Coordinator, Moses seeks out and beta-tests new technologies that facilitate online instruction and learning. He provides online learning and teaching support to students and faculty through professional development workshops. Following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Ntam with ODEOL, coordinated a series of fast-track training workshops, to facilitate the transition of all instruction at TU to remote delivery. He continues to provide one on one support to TU faculty new to online instruction.

Ms. Sonsauhray Price – BlackBoard Administrator/Academic Computing Coordinator

Sonsauhray Price received both her B.A in Business Administration and M.S in Mathematics from Tennessee State University. She then pursued numerous prosperous ventures, including becoming a licensed appraiser, a housing counselor, being a professor at multiple universities, and being an administrator at Tuskegee University; all done while being an active member in her community.

Dr. Kimberly Scott – VP of Student Affairs

During her most recent appointment as vice-chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management at Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College in Baton Rouge, she was responsible chiefly for the recruitment, matriculation and graduation of a diverse student body. In addition, she created initiatives that drew faculty and staff into a culture better fostering academic and student success, engaged students in shared governance opportunities that gave them a greater voice in administrative processes, and enhanced various aspects of student and campus life.

Before her service at Southern University, Scott led student affairs and related efforts at a variety of institutions with student bodies ranging from 2,100 to 27,000 students. These included Wright State University, Allegheny College, Spelman College, Capital University, Ohio State University and the University of Akron.

Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and sociology, with a minor in business administration, from Ashland College; a master’s in educational administration from the University of Akron; and a Ph.D. in higher education from Ohio University.

Mrs. Edna P. Woodson – Navigate Liaison/Coordinator of Student Retention and Persistence/Title III Activity One Coordinator

Edna P. Woodson received her B.S in Psychology and MEd in Counseling and Student Development from Tuskegee University. She has over 32 years of professional experience at Tuskegee University as a grant writer, Director of Upward Bound and Orientation Instructor.  She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Tuskegee Alumnae Chapter, and she serves on the Board of Directors for the Tuskegee Federal Credit Union.

JANUARY 20, 2021 PRESENTERS

Dr. Chadia Affane Aji – Professor of Mathematics

Chadia Aji is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Tuskegee University. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Mathematics from Auburn University and a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University. Her research interests lie in the areas of numerical analysis, computational applied mathematics, complex analysis, and on improving students’ learning in STEM disciplines. Dr. Aji isinvolved in retention activities at Tuskegee University. She helps designing strategies to assist incoming freshmen cope with first year mathematics classes. She developed teaching modules to improve students’ learning in mathematics using technology. She offers math courses in traditional format, “flipped”, hybrid or entirely online. Dr. Aji has also been a principle investigator or coprinciple investigator on numerous interesting and engaging NSF projects. She served on various NSF and DoD panels.

Dr. Olga U. Bolden-Tiller Head of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Olga U. Bolden-Tiller serves as the Head of the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (DAES) as well as the Assistant Dean of Development for the College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences (CAENS) at Tuskegee University (TU). She holds a BS degree in Agricultural Sciences (Animal Sciences) from Fort Valley State University and a PhD degree in Animal Sciences (Reproductive Biology) from the University of Missouri- Columbia where she matriculated as an USDA-National Needs Fellow.  Dr. Bolden-Tiller continued her training at the University of Texas-MD Anderson Cancer Center as an NIH Fellow in Reproductive Biology. In 2005, she joined Tuskegee University as an Assistant Professor.  Prior to obtaining her current position, Dr. Bolden-Tiller served as the Coordinator for the Animal, Poultry and Veterinary Sciences Program as well as the Assistant Chair for DAES.  In these roles, Dr. Bolden-Tiller established numerous collaborations with a variety of domestic and international organizations for Tuskegee University, a Minority Serving Institutions in the US, to build collaborations that promote Sustainable Agriculture Research, Teaching and Extension.   Dr. Bolden-Tiller has served as the Director for the NSF funded Integrative Biosciences Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at Tuskegee University and currently directs several summer pre-college programs, including AgriTREK, AgDiscovery, SciTREK, and DiscoveryTREK. In addition to her administrative duties described above and teaching duties, which include Introductory Animal Sciences, Reproductive Physiology, Advanced Reproductive Physiology, and Domestic Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Dr. Bolden-Tiller maintains a small, but robust research program that entails elucidating the molecular mechanisms of testicular function in rodents and ruminants. Her research and training programs are funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, the National Science Foundation, and the state of Alabama (Alabama Agricultural Land Grant Alliance).

Dr. Chastity Bradford – Asso. Professor of Biology

Dr. Bradford is an associate professor in Biology Department at Tuskegee University (TU).  She received her Bachelor’s degree from Spelman College in Biology. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Alabama-Birmingham in Cellular and Molecular Physiology (Cardiovascular Physiology). Afterwards, she served as the assistant dean of the University of Texas at El Paso’s graduate school. She coordinated efforts to recruit and retain students in doctoral programs with an emphasis on diversifying STEM graduate programs and preparing future faculty. Dr. Bradford completed a Howard Hughes Faculty fellowship at the University of Florida in Physiology and Functional Genomics. In her lab, she has trained 4 PhD students, 2 Masters’ level students, 20 undergraduate trainees, and 5 high school students in hypertension and community healthy lifestyles outreach. She has served as PI and/co-PI on NSF, NIH, and Blue Cross Blue Shield projects. She is a Biology Education Intersegmental Collaborative faculty fellow and has served as a faculty Module Developer for TU’s NSF Math and Science Partnership for the project “A NanoBio Science Partnership for the Alabama Black Belt Region”. Dr. Bradford’s career has been focused on cardiovascular research, diversifying STEM, and community-based healthy lifestyles outreach.

Dr. Roslyn Casimir – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Born in the Commonwealth of Dominica in the Caribbean, Dr. Roslyn Casimir attended Tuskegee University, School of Agriculture in Tuskegee, Alabama from 1994 to 1998 where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Animal and Poultry Science. She then attended Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine (TUSVM) from 1998 to 2002. Where she obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Dr. Casimir developed a keen interest in Anatomic pathology during the clinical rotation and did a six-week externship at the Pathobiology department at TUSVM. She also did a one year internship in anatomic pathology at TUSVM and was then accepted to do a residency at the University of Tennessee, School of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville, Tennessee. She became a faculty member in the Department of Pathobiology at Tuskegee University, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Dr. Casimir has received the Zoetis Teaching Award in 2010 and 2015 and was appointed Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs in August 2015. Dr. Casmir’s greatest passion is the development and success of underrepresented minorities and women. Her greatest joy is seeing students excited about learning.

Swarnali Ghosh Dastider, M.S. Civil Engg, M.Arch, LEED AP – Asst. Professor of Architecture

Swarnali Ghosh Dastider is an Assistant Professor of Construction Science at Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science at Tuskegee university. Her academic and professional career spreads across both architecture and construction.

Her research areas include building Information technology, Virtual Design and Construction, Technology and Sustainability, Digital Technology, Virtual Reality and Teaching methodology. She works hinge on applying technology in order to create sustainable design.

Dr. Sheritta Fagbodun – Asst. Professor of Biology

Dr. Sheritta Fagbodun is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Tuskegee University. Her research interests include molecular biology, microbiology, and biology education. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry from Tuskegee University in 2005.  She obtained a Master’s degree in Chemistry at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Dr. Fagbodun returned to Tuskegee University where she completed her PhD in Integrative Biosciences specializing in molecular biology and parasitology in 2015. After graduation she entered academia. Currently, Dr. Fagbodun serves as co-PI for the Equity and Diversity in Undergraduate STEM, an NSF funded Research Coordination Network that seeks to identify barriers to retention of marginalized populations in STEM, increasing the number of STEM faculty familiar with these barriers and inclusive teaching practices to overcome them. Additionally, she serves as co-PI for the Tuskegee University CURES project via NSF/HRD Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP), which seeks to implement course based educational research experiences into introductory biology labs.  

Dr. Souleymane Fall – Asso. Professor of Environmental Science

Dr. Souleymane Fall is an Associate Professor teaching GIS at Tuskegee University. His research interests are in the area of climate variability and environmental modeling using geospatial and statistical tools. He holds a MA in Geography, a MS in Atmospheric Sciences with a minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), a Graduate Certificate in GIS and a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences. Dr. Fall led the development of TU’s online MS in Environmental Sciences and Environmental Management and is presently coordinating online programs at the College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences. He has been awarded the Recognition of Leadership in Online Learning Mastery by the Online Learning Consortium (April 2017). He is a Quality Matters Reviewer (Applying the QM Rubric – February 2015), a Certified Quality Matters Reviewer (Peer Reviewer Course – April 2015), and a Certified Blackboard Practitioner (Designing Digital Teaching and Learning – UNCF, July 2020).

Dr. Lynnette Djonret-Hall – Professor of Nursing

Dr. Lynnette D. Hall received her undergraduate nursing degree from Tuskegee (Institute) University, over 40 years ago. Before returning to her beloved alma mater, she worked for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs as a Nurse Manager for 27 years. In 2012, she received her Master of Science degree from Jacksonville State University (JSU), and in 2013, a postmaster Nurse Educator Certificate.  In 2019, she received her Doctorate in Advanced Nursing Practice (DNP).  Her clinical research interest and endeavor have always centered around vulnerable and underserved populations. Her DNP project focused on innovative strategies to decrease compassion fatigue among frontline health care workers.

Dr. M. Javed Khan – Head of Aerospace Engineering

Dr. M. Javed Khan is Professor and Head of Aerospace Science Engineering Department. He has been on the faculty of Tuskegee University since 2000. In addition to disciplinary research in experimental aerodynamics, his research interests include engineering education and the use of technology for enhancing student learning outcomes to influence student engagement, motivation and retention. His research has been funded by NASA, DoD, and NSF. He has presented his research at national and international conferences and has been published in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Javed holds a BS in aerospace engineering from Karachi University, MS in aeronautical engineering from the US Air Force Institute of Technology and a PhD in aerospace engineering from Texas A&M University.

Mr. Johnny A. Mitchell – Instructor in Education

Johnny Mitchell, A forty-two-year school veteran at the secondary and post-secondary levels. Mitchell joined the School of Education faculty at Tuskegee in the fall, 2010, after spending time as an instructor and coach at Alabama State University and serving as a teacher and principal in the several public and private schools. "The love for teaching is the evidence he is fulfilling his call."

Dr. Moses Ntam – Asst. Professor of Physics

Dr Ntam, an Assistant Professor of physics at Tuskegee University since 2012, currently serves as a Faculty Coordinator and Mentor in the office of Distance Education and Online Learning (ODEOL) and E-Ambassador for the College of Arts and Sciences. He trains and assists faculty desiring to transition from traditional classroom instruction to Online Teaching. Dr. Ntam is currently the facilitator for the “Training for Teaching Online” course which certifies faculty to teach online at TU. He also assists in instructional design of new online courses. As ODEOL Coordinator, Moses seeks out and beta-tests new technologies that facilitate online instruction and learning. He provides online learning and teaching support to students and faculty through professional development workshops. Following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Ntam with ODEOL, coordinated a series of fast-track training workshops, to facilitate the transition of all instruction at TU to remote delivery. He continues to provide one on one support to TU faculty new to online instruction.

Dr. Chitra Nayak – Asst. Professor of Physics

Dr. Nayak completed her Ph.D (2009) in the area of nonlinear dynamics from Cochin University, India. She worked as postdoctoral fellow in the interdisciplinary field of bacterial biophysics and immunology at Dalhousie University and University of Toronto, Canada. Dr. Nayak joined as an assistant professor at Tuskegee University in 2014. Her current area of research work includes nonlinear analysis of bio-signals and fluid dynamics. Dr. Nayak is also involved in education research at Tuskegee University. She has published her works in well reputed international journals and is cited more than 50 times by independent authors.

Dr. Lecia Robinson – Asso. Professor of Biology  

Dr. Robison started her path of higher education at Talladega College with a major in biology and minor in chemistry. After graduating, she became the science department head at Rutledge Middle School before pursuing a master’s degree at Jackson State University in biology, publishing her work examining Vernonia amygdalina. Dr. Robinson then received her PhD in Environmental Science from Jackson State before continuing her work of teaching where she currently stands as associate professor at Tuskegee University and adjunct professor at Jackson State University.

Mrs. Jacqueline McArthur-Taylor – Presenter of Work Smarter Not Harder

Mrs. Jacqueline McArthur-Taylor Instructional Technology and Distance Education Consultant! Over 16 years of experience in higher education and distance learning. I am an experienced teacher, presenter, and innovator of online learning, tools, resources, and pedagogy.  As the Former Founding Director of a Distance Learning Program at a mid-size HBCU in the United States, I currently conduct workshops and training for faculty in online teaching and learning at http://teachsmarternotharder.com .  My social work background and study of human behavior has lead me to understand that technology should never get in the way of active, enjoyable learning!  It's critical for faculty and administrators to conduct online courses using various materials, videos, lectures, asynchronous, and synchronous communication with students online. It's essential to use a variety of tools to motivate and engage students in active learning. Consistent and ongoing faculty development is a crucial component of successful online teaching.

Dr. Sabrina Walthall – Presenter from Mercer University

Dr. Sabrina Walthall received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Emory University and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She completed her postdoctoral training with UAB Community for Outreach Development (CORD) where she worked closely on rebuilding science education at the K12 level in the state of Alabama. During her graduate career she was awarded both an NIH and NSF fellowship, a NIH Training grant, several travel awards, and was nominated for the K. Patricia Cross Leadership Award. As a graduate student she also served as a peer mentor for the Ronald McNair Scholars Program. Her graduate research on Drosophila melanogaster and the hedgehog signaling pathway has led to several publications and platform presentations.

As a Mercer University faculty member, Dr. Walthall, continues to strive for excellence receiving the Mercer University Provost Research Award, the ASM/JGI Bioinformatics Institute Fellowship, and the Quality Enhancement Plan, Research That Reaches Out, mini grant. She has also been nominated for the Outstanding Undergraduate Science Teacher Award (OUSTA), Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, Hendricks Excellence in Teaching Award and the Innovations in Teaching Award. Her areas of interest include science education, teacher professional development, and science outreach. She currently works closely with the TRIO programs at Mercer University, the Bibb County School District emphasizing science education and Real Impact Inc. where she volunteers her time educating young women in grades 3rd-8th in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). In March of 2020,

Dr. Walthall launched the STEM Lab Podcast which highlights women in STEM, especially Women of Color. Dr. Walthall believes her podcast is the millennial version of the village story teller, creating digital narratives to be heard for generations. The STEM Lab Podcast and YouTube channel can be found here https://linktr.ee/stemlabpodcast.

January 21, 2021 Presenter

Monica Smith Terrell, Ed.S., 3MARDECO, LLC, – Entrepreneur/Trainer/Writer/Educator

Monica Smith Terrell is an award-winning Educator. She was named the 2016-17 Professional of the Year for a school in one of Georgia’s largest school districts (Fulton County School System). She received this honor for her leadership as a Parent Liaison and Testing Coordinator. In 2010, Mrs. Smith Terrell received the Black Family Award from Theta Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated for her role in educating the community through her educational consulting firm, 3MARDECO. In 2009, she received the Outstanding Teacher Service Award from a school in Meriwether County School System. During this same year, one of her most noted writings was copyrighted-Historical Perspectives: West End Schools to Desegregation. In 2007-08, she was nominated and received the Cambridge Who’s Who Professional & Executive Women. In 1994, Mrs. Smith Terrell received the Georgia Parks & Recreation Volunteer of the Year Award.  Mrs. Smith Terrell is a 2009 Columbus State University Alumna of Leadership & Administration (EDS); a 2006 Alumna of LaGrange College in Curriculum & Instruction (MED); a 1997 Alumna of LaGrange College in Early Childhood Education (BA); a 1992 Tuskegee University Alumna of English (BA).

In 2009, Mrs. Smith Terrell brought her vision of being an entrepreneur into reality by opening up the 3MARDECO Educational Consulting Center. She knew that one day the face of education would change. “Planting a Seed and Watching It Grow” was the firm’s motto in phase 1. In 2018, she opened 3MARDECO1, because her vision was to bring the community into a virtual reality. With phase 2, the firm’s motto is “Foundation for Education”. Through her firm, she is able to offer Math, Exceptional Education, Speech Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counseling & Parental Consultations. Her firm offers homeschooling. Also, it offers virtual training for senior citizens to help them navigate through the digital world, online professional development to all industries, and ghost writing for marketing advertisements. Her firm has Educators with well over 50 years of experience and business professionals. Her firm has assisted students with college acceptance, served as mentors from high school to college graduation and academic improvements.

Blackboard Learn ULTRA Training Workshops

Tuskegee University is excited to roll out new and exciting updates that will enhance the instruction experience for students and teachers alike using the with Blackboard Learn - tuskegee.blackboard.com. Training begins January 13, 2021. Register in advance for these workshops at https://tuskegee.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkfuirqTwsGtb4IjJq29wC2mgYggnfoVXN.    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Blackboard Ultra Learn Training Sessions

Title

Description

Date

Times

Presenting Dynamic Content This workshop introduces participants to the
various types of content types they can add
to their courses
1/13/2021 10am-11:30am and 2:00pm-3:30pm
Monitoring and Retaining Students This workshop provides an introduction to the tools
that help instructors keep students on track while
improving retention and results
1/15/2021 10am-11:30am and 2:00pm-3:30pm
Designing Engaging Discussions This workshop explores the discussion board tool in
Blackboard Learn
1/20/2021 10am-11:30am and 2:00pm-3:30pm
Using Blackboard for Blended Learning Blended learning is an excellent way to address
students’ learning needs through the thoughtful
and deliberate use of technology. By
understanding the design/redesign process of
a blended learning course, participants will be
able to use Blackboard tools to effectively and
easily create learning experiences that
seamlessly blend both face-to-face and online
instruction into one continuous whole.
1/21/2021 10am-11:30am and 2:00pm-3:30pm
Portfolios and Wikis In our electronically connected world, it has
become almost essential to be able to create
a digital record of our learning and 
achievements.
1/26/2021 10am-11:30am and 2:00pm-3:30pm
Groups and Customized Learning Paths This workshop concentrates on successfully using
the groups tool as well as conditional release. 
1/27/2021 10am-11:30am and 2:00pm-3:30pm
Assessments This workshop provides an introduction to the test
tool in Blackboard Learn, with a focus on creating
and deploying tests.
1/28/2021 10am-11:30am and 2:00pm-3:30pm
Content Repositories This workshop provides a hands-on introduction
to the content repositories available for use with 
Blackboard Learn.
1/29/2021 10am-11:30am and 2:00pm-3:30pm
Apps for Learn With Blackboard Mobile solutions, you can
implement easy mobile solutions that have
the power to take education farther than
you ever imagined.
2/1/2021 10am-11:30am and 2:00pm-3:30pm
Getting Started with Learn This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to
the Blackboard Learn interface and organization
features.
2/3/2021 10am-11:30am and 2:00pm-3:30pm
Mastering the Gradebook In this workshop, participants will learn how to
customize the Grade Center to suit their needs.
TBA 10am-11:30am and 2:00pm-3:30pm