Spring 2021 Workshops for Developing Courses

Registration is not required for any of these workshops. Please click on dates below to view the workshops. To attend a virtual workshop, click on the Zoom Meeting ID number provided. If you need assistance, please contact online.support@usi.edu.

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Week of November 2 - 6

Tuesday, November 3

10-10:50 AM
Sharing Lessons Learned 

Zoom Meeting ID: 990 3190 6383

What has worked better than expected and not so well for you and your students this semester?  These open sessions provide opportunities to learn and share with colleagues. 

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Week of November 9 - 13

Thursday, November 12

2-2:50 PM
Using Proctorio for Proctoring Online Exams

Zoom Meeting ID: 310 915 4020

Proctorio is a remote proctoring solution that flags suspicious behavior from students taking exams through Blackboard. In this session, we will overview the basics of Proctorio, how to setup Proctorio in your courses and taking a look at the gradebook settings. 


Friday, November 13

10-10:50 AM
Asynchronous Tools for the First Three Weeks
Zoom Meeting ID: 983 4798 2631

We will look at using tools such as Teams, VoiceThread, Zoom, and Yammer to help connect you and your students asynchronously.

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Week of November 16 - 20

Monday, November 16

11-11:50 AM
Finding and Using Digital Course Content

Zoom Meeting ID: 881 619 2316

This session will discuss digital course content options available through the Rice Library as well as some no-cost Open Access alternatives to traditional textbooks. 


Tuesday, November 17

2-2:50 PM
If You Build It “They” Will Come

Zoom Meeting ID: 310 915 4020

In this workshop, we will demonstrate and discuss best practices for a student friendly Blackboard course. We will also overview equivalent instructional activities, and how to build a sense of community online. 


Wednesday, November 18

10-10:50 AM
Using Proctorio for Proctoring Online Exams

Zoom Meeting ID: 310 915 4020

Proctorio is a remote proctoring solution that flags suspicious behavior from students taking exams through Blackboard. In this session, we will overview the basics of Proctorio, how to setup Proctorio in your courses and taking a look at the gradebook settings. 

11-11:50 AM
Sharing Lessons Learned

Zoom Meeting ID: 987 2665 4258

What has worked better than expected and not so well for you and your students this semester?  These open sessions provide opportunities to learn and share with colleagues. 

2-2:50 PM
Creating Accessible Documents 

Zoom Meeting ID: 927 0590 0836

In this workshop, learn how to apply techniques for making digital content such as PDFs, Word, PowerPoint, etc.., and on Blackboard more accessible to all, including those with disabilities. We will also discuss accommodations for students with disabilities specific to the online learning environment.  


Thursday, November 19

11-11:50 AM
Finding and Using Digital Course Content

Zoom Meeting ID: 881 619 2316

This session will discuss digital course content options available through the Rice Library as well as some no-cost Open Access alternatives to traditional textbooks. 

1-1:50 PM
Synchronous Tools for the First Three Weeks
Zoom Meeting ID: 916 2776 6100

We will primarily focus on Zoom in this session and how to use it to meet with your students synchronously.  We will look at using Breakout Rooms and Polling. 


Friday, November 20

11-11:50 AM
Asynchronous Tools for the First Three Weeks
Zoom Meeting ID: 983 4798 2631

We will look at using tools such as Teams, VoiceThread, Zoom, and Yammer to help connect you and your students asynchronously. 

1-1:50 PM
Fostering Student Motivation and Engagement 
Zoom Meeting ID: 993 7646 6160

We will discuss your goals for student engagement and interaction and then consider active learning strategies that can be adapted in online synchronous and asynchronous environments. 

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Week of November 23 - 27

Monday, November 23

2-2:50 PM
Blackboard Archiving
Zoom Meeting ID: 947 6370 6481

On December 1, 2020, we will begin archiving courses. If you have questions about this process the Blackboard Team will be happy to assist you. We are hosting two live Zoom sessions before the Thanksgiving break to go over the export process and answer any questions you might have.


Tuesday, November 24

10-10:50 AM
Blackboard Archiving

Zoom Meeting ID: 976 0064 5121

On December 1, 2020, we will begin archiving courses. If you have questions about this process the Blackboard Team will be happy to assist you. We are hosting two live Zoom sessions before the Thanksgiving break to go over the export process and answer any questions you might have.

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Week of December 14 - 18

Monday, December 14

12-12:50 PM
Finding and Using Digital Course Content
Zoom Meeting ID: 881 619 2316

This session will discuss digital course content options available through the Rice Library as well as some no-cost Open Access alternatives to traditional textbooks. 

1-1:50 PM
Sharing Lessons Learned 

Zoom Meeting ID: 987 2665 4258

What has worked better than expected and not so well for you and your students this semester?  These open sessions provide opportunities to learn and share with colleagues. 


Tuesday, December 15

9-9:50 AM
If You Build It “They” Will Come
Zoom Meeting ID: 310 915 4020

In this workshop, we will demonstrate and discuss best practices for a student friendly Blackboard course. We will also overview equivalent instructional activities, and how to build a sense of community online. 

10-10:50 AM
Top Ten Tips to Keep Blackboard Running 
Zoom Meeting ID: 980 6690 3394

Covid-19 has impacted institutional learning and has forced some of us to transition too online learning rapidly. Over this past semester information technology has seen a rapid increase in tickets related to online learning and we have been taking notes. Using that information, we have come up with “Top Ten Tips to Keep Blackboard Running”.  If you want to reduce questions from your students, your own workload, and student cheating, this is the sessions for you. 

11-11:50 AM
Fostering Student Motivation and Engagement 

Zoom Meeting ID: 993 7646 6160 

We will discuss your goals for student engagement and interaction and then consider active learning strategies that can be adapted in online synchronous and asynchronous environments. 

2-2:50 PM
Synchronous Tools for the First Three Weeks
Zoom Meeting ID: 922 2241 2114

We will primarily focus on Zoom in this session and how to use it to meet with your students synchronously.  We will look at using Breakout Rooms and Polling. 


Wednesday, December 16

10-10:50 AM
If You Build It “They” Will Come

Zoom Meeting ID: 310 915 4020

In this workshop, we will demonstrate and discuss best practices for a student friendly Blackboard course. We will also overview equivalent instructional activities, and how to build a sense of community online.  

11-11:50 AM
Finding and Using Digital Course Content
Zoom Meeting ID: 881 619 2316

This session will discuss digital course content options available through the Rice Library as well as some no-cost Open Access alternatives to traditional textbooks. 

1-1:50 PM
Using Proctorio for Proctoring Online Exams
Zoom Meeting ID: 991 3787 4034

Proctorio is a remote proctoring solution that flags suspicious behavior from students taking exams through Blackboard. In this session, we will overview the basics of Proctorio, how to setup Proctorio in your courses and taking a look at the gradebook settings. 


Thursday, December 17

9-9:50 AM
Top Ten Tips to Keep Blackboard Running 
Zoom Meeting ID: 970 1505 2502

Covid-19 has impacted institutional learning and has forced some of us to transition too online learning rapidly. Over this past semester information technology has seen a rapid increase in tickets related to online learning and we have been taking notes. Using that information, we have come up with “Top Ten Tips to Keep Blackboard Running”.  If you want to reduce questions from your students, your own workload, and student cheating, this is the sessions for you. 

10-10:50 AM
Asynchronous Tools for the First Three Weeks

Zoom Meeting ID: 925 1145 5717

We will look at using tools such as Teams, VoiceThread, Zoom, and Yammer to help connect you and your students asynchronously. 

1-1:50 PM
Synchronous Tools for the First Three Weeks
Zoom Meeting ID: 981 6735 7855

We will primarily focus on Zoom in this session and how to use it to meet with your students synchronously.  We will look at using Breakout Rooms and Polling.


Friday, December 18

10-10:50 AM
Creating Accessible Documents 

Zoom Meeting ID: 927 1468 8208

In this workshop, learn how to apply techniques for making digital content such as PDFs, Word, PowerPoint, etc.., and on Blackboard more accessible to all, including those with disabilities. We will also discuss accommodations for students with disabilities specific to the online learning environment.  

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Week of January 4 - 8

Monday, January 4

10-10:50 AM
Top Ten Tips to Keep Blackboard Running 
Zoom Meeting ID: 953 407 81765

Covid-19 has impacted institutional learning and has forced some of us to transition too online learning rapidly. Over this past semester information technology has seen a rapid increase in tickets related to online learning and we have been taking notes. Using that information, we have come up with “Top Ten Tips to Keep Blackboard Running”.  If you want to reduce questions from your students, your own workload, and student cheating, this is the sessions for you. 

1-1:50 PM
Asynchronous Tools for the First Three Weeks
Zoom Meeting ID: 934 2864 5915

We will look at using tools such as Teams, VoiceThread, Zoom, and Yammer to help connect you and your students asynchronously. 


Tuesday, January 5

10-10:50 AM
First Day Access (Barnes & Noble/Vital Source) 
Zoom Meeting ID: 949 3211 5860

This session will be for users wishing to adopt digital course materials via the First Day Access Program through the Campus Store. This session will give an overview of the program and highlight changes in the deployment method within the Blackboard course shell. 

11-11:50 AM
Finding and Using Digital Course Content 
Zoom Meeting ID: 881 619 2316

This session will discuss digital course content options available through the Rice Library as well as some no-cost Open Access alternatives to traditional textbooks. 


Wednesday, January 6

9-9:50 AM
Top Ten Tips to Keep Blackboard Running 
Zoom Meeting ID: 967 2148 9168

Covid-19 has impacted institutional learning and has forced some of us to transition too online learning rapidly. Over this past semester information technology has seen a rapid increase in tickets related to online learning and we have been taking notes. Using that information, we have come up with “Top Ten Tips to Keep Blackboard Running”.  If you want to reduce questions from your students, your own workload, and student cheating, this is the sessions for you. 

10-10:50 AM
First Day & Week of Class: Setting the Stage for Learning
Zoom Meeting ID: 924 8295 4381

Explore strategies to create a positive learning environment for your students and engage them in their learning - starting with the first class.  

11-11:50 AM
Finding and Using Digital Course Content 
Zoom Meeting ID: 881 619 2316

This session will discuss digital course content options available through the Rice Library as well as some no-cost Open Access alternatives to traditional textbooks. 

2-2:50 PM
Creating Accessible Documents 

Zoom Meeting ID: 912 2828 1646

In this workshop, learn how to apply techniques for making digital content such as PDFs, Word, PowerPoint, etc.., and on Blackboard more accessible to all, including those with disabilities. We will also discuss accommodations for students with disabilities specific to the online learning environment.  


Thursday, January 7

10-10:50 AM
Synchronous Tools for the First Three Weeks

Zoom Meeting ID: 957 5008 4457

We will primarily focus on Zoom in this session and how to use it to meet with your students synchronously.  We will look at using Breakout Rooms and Polling. 

11-11:50 AM
Assessments to Engage Students

Zoom Meeting ID: 925 5217 1281

During this session, you are invited to rethink assessments and exams that align with student outcomes and course context.  We will explore online ways to assess student learning while engaging students 

1-1:50 PM
Using Proctorio for Proctoring Online Exams

Zoom Meeting ID: 991 3787 4034

Proctorio is a remote proctoring solution that flags suspicious behavior from students taking exams through Blackboard. In this session, we will overview the basics of Proctorio, how to setup Proctorio in your courses and taking a look at the gradebook settings. 

2-2:50 PM
Fostering Student Motivation and Engagement 
Zoom Meeting ID: 993 7646 6160

We will discuss your goals for student engagement and interaction and then consider active learning strategies that can be adapted in online synchronous and asynchronous environments. 


Friday, January 8

10-10:50 AM
First Day & Week of Class: Setting the Stage for Learning
Zoom Meeting ID: 924 8295 4381

Explore strategies to create a positive learning environment for your students and engage them in their learning - starting with the first class.  

11-11:50 AM
Finding and Using Digital Course Content
Zoom Meeting ID: 881 619 2316

This session will discuss digital course content options available through the Rice Library as well as some no-cost Open Access alternatives to traditional textbooks. 

1-1:50 PM
Transparent Assignment Design: Small Changes to Boost Confidence
Zoom Meeting ID: 916 1889 9894

Boost your students’ confidence and success with the Transparent Assignment templateHelp them understand how and why they are learning course content while aligning the assignment with student learning outcomes.  

2-2:50 PM
Top Ten Tips to Keep Blackboard Running 
Zoom Meeting ID: 974 0493 2180

Covid-19 has impacted institutional learning and has forced some of us to transition too online learning rapidly. Over this past semester information technology has seen a rapid increase in tickets related to online learning and we have been taking notes. Using that information, we have come up with “Top Ten Tips to Keep Blackboard Running”.  If you want to reduce questions from your students, your own workload, and student cheating, this is the sessions for you. 

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Week of January 11 - 15

Monday, January 11

9-9:50 AM
Top Ten Tips to Keep Blackboard Running 
Zoom Meeting ID: 989 9784 7448

Covid-19 has impacted institutional learning and has forced some of us to transition too online learning rapidly. Over this past semester information technology has seen a rapid increase in tickets related to online learning and we have been taking notes. Using that information, we have come up with “Top Ten Tips to Keep Blackboard Running”.  If you want to reduce questions from your students, your own workload, and student cheating, this is the sessions for you. 

10-10:50 AM
Finding and Using Digital Course Content
Zoom Meeting ID: 881 619 2316

This session will discuss digital course content options available through the Rice Library as well as some no-cost Open Access alternatives to traditional textbooks. 

11-11:50 AM
Synchronous Tools for the First Three Weeks 
Zoom Meeting ID: 989 7123 0177

We will primarily focus on Zoom in this session and how to use it to meet with your students synchronously.  We will look at using Breakout Rooms and Polling. 

1-1:50 PM
First Day & Week of Class: Setting the Stage for Learning
Zoom Meeting ID: 924 8295 4381

Explore strategies to create a positive learning environment for your students and engage them in their learning - starting with the first class.  


Tuesday, January 12

9-9:50 AM
Using Proctorio for Proctoring Online Exams
Zoom Meeting ID: 310 915 4020

Proctorio is a remote proctoring solution that flags suspicious behavior from students taking exams through Blackboard. In this session, we will overview the basics of Proctorio, how to setup Proctorio in your courses and taking a look at the gradebook settings. 

11-11:50 AM
Fostering Student Motivation and Engagement 
Zoom Meeting ID: 993 7646 6160

We will discuss your goals for student engagement and interaction and then consider active learning strategies that can be adapted in online synchronous and asynchronous environments. 

2-2:50 PM
Asynchronous Tools for the First Three Weeks
Zoom Meeting ID: 919 9271 8458

We will look at using tools such as Teams, VoiceThread, Zoom, and Yammer to help connect you and your students asynchronously. 


Wednesday, January 13

ALL DAY
University-Wide Professional Development Workshops
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10-10:50 AM
Top Ten Tips to Keep Blackboard Running 
Zoom Meeting ID: 998 8522 2829

Covid-19 has impacted institutional learning and has forced some of us to transition too online learning rapidly. Over this past semester information technology has seen a rapid increase in tickets related to online learning and we have been taking notes. Using that information, we have come up with “Top Ten Tips to Keep Blackboard Running”.  If you want to reduce questions from your students, your own workload, and student cheating, this is the sessions for you. 


Thursday, January 14

10-10:50 AM
First Day & Week of Class: Setting the Stage for Learning
Zoom Meeting ID: 924 8295 4381

Explore strategies to create a positive learning environment for your students and engage them in their learning - starting with the first class. 

11-11:50 AM
Transparent Assignment Design: Small Changes to Boost Confidence
Zoom Meeting ID: 916 1889 9894

Boost your students’ confidence and success with the Transparent Assignment template Help them understand how and why they are learning course content while aligning the assignment with student learning outcomes.  

1-1:50 PM
Fostering Student Motivation and Engagement 
Zoom Meeting ID: 993 7646 6160

We will discuss your goals for student engagement and interaction and then consider active learning strategies that can be adapted in online synchronous and asynchronous environments. 


Friday, January 15

10-10:50 AM
Creating Accessible Documents 

Zoom Meeting ID: 994 9881 5746

In this workshop, learn how to apply techniques for making digital content such as PDFs, Word, PowerPoint, etc.., and on Blackboard more accessible to all, including those with disabilities. We will also discuss accommodations for students with disabilities specific to the online learning environment.  

1-1:50 PM
Assessments to Engage Students

Zoom Meeting ID: 925 5217 1281

During this session, you are invited to rethink assessments and exams that align with student outcomes and course context.  We will explore online ways to assess student learning while engaging students 

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