CIT Events

The Center for Instruction & Technology hosts workshops and presentations throughout the year to provide faculty development on instruction and learning technology topics. The goal of these sessions is to educate, inform, and inspire faculty on how today's learning environments can be enhanced through technology.=

Introduction to Blackboard

New to Blackboard and need to get your course up and running or are you in need of a Bb refresher? This "Intro to Bb" professional development workshop will be made up of demonstrations, lectures, and hands-on time to begin building your course in Bb... topics will include:

  • Bb user interface for you and for students
  • Course design methods based upon your teaching style and consistent with your syllabus
  • Organizing, building, and managing course content based on pedagogical best practices
  • Communication with students
  • Uploading and using video content

Please bring a paper and electronic copy of your syllabus and 2-3 documents (in electronic form) to use in your course.

8/21, 8/23, 8/28, 8/30 - 10:00 AM - KN4100
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Introduction to Assignments, Tests, and Inline Grading

Learn how to use the Assignments and Tests tools to efficiently create assignments and tests that assess students in a variety of meaningful ways and decide on the best way to present the assignments and tests you create... topics will include:

  • Safe Assign
  • Grade Center Correlation
  • Inline Grading
  • Due Dates
  • Questions Types
  • Deploying Tests
  • Test Options
  • Respondus

8/21, 8/28 - 1:00 PM - KN4100
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Mastering the Grade Center

This workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to the Grade Center tool. Use this valuable tool to help understand student progress and make informed decisions on how to improve educational performance. This workshop assumes you are familiar with Tests and Assignments and other Blackboard tools... topics will include:

  • Navigating the Grade Center
  • Organizing rows and columns
  • Creating columns
  • Managing grades
  • Using Categories
  • Create calculated columns
  • Grading assignments
  • Viewing grade details

8/23, 8/30 - 1:00 PM - KN4100
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Medial and MediaLecture

MediaLecture will be CCRI's latest screen capturing software, replacing TechSmith Relay. Learn all the various options in which you can record your classroom lectures. The workshop will also cover editing, adding titles to your video within MediaLecture as well as linking your videos to your Blackboard courses. Also, get a first look at Medial's new user interface.

8/29 - 1:00 PM - KN4100
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Blackboard Ally

Learn how to make your Blackboard course accessible with Bb's new accessibility tool, Ally. See accessibility scores for uploaded files within your course and learn how to make your files more accessible with simple, step-by-step instructions from within your course. Ally checks the following files:

  • Microsoft Office (Word and PowerPoint)
  • PDF's
  • Images
  • uploaded HTML files

Dates TBA

On-going Events

One-on-One Instruction & Technology Consultations

One-on-One instruction and technology consultations are available in the CIT on each campus by appointment.

These highly successful one-on-one, customized training sessions can be the answer to your faculty technology development and instructional support needs.

  • Receive individualized assistance with instructional technologies
  • Apply technologies to meet your course learning objectives
  • Get started with Blackboard or learn a new tool
  • Instructional Design Services
  • Faculty Technology Orientation

Please contact the IT Help Desk to schedule your one-on-one consultation appointment. Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

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Last Updated: 8/16/18