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Workshops

Check the RTS for dates and times and to register online for current courses, or email us at ctl@regent.edu to let us know what you would like to see offered. All faculty are encouraged to complete the "Core Four" as part of their professional development. In order to receive the Foundations of Teaching with Blackboard Certificate, you must complete ALL core modules and TWO electives.
 

Core Workshops

"CORE FOUR"

Bb Fundamentals
Participants will learn the basic features of Blackboard. This session provides an overview of (a) the features of Blackboard, (b) how to manipulate Blackboard courses, and (c) how it can be used in teaching, communicating, and collaborating with students.

More Bb Fundamentals
Participants will learn the basic features of creating and grading assignments in Blackboard. This session provides an overview of (a) adding assignments/SafeAssignments, (b) assignment grading options, (c) grading rubrics, and (d) alignment between course components.

Collaborate
Participants learn the basic features of Blackboard Collaborate. This session provides (a) an overview of the features of Collaborate, (b) benefits of using web-conferencing tools such as Collaborate in both online and face-to-face courses, and (c) how to create and manage a Collaborate classroom/session.

Grade Center
Participants will learn the basic components for performing successfully in Blackboard Grade Center. Such topics as creating and managing assignment columns, creating categories, inline grading, and managing calculated columns are addressed in this workshop module. This learning opportunity is available to all faculty, faculty assistants, and staff. 

Improving Student Retention with Bb Tools or Communicating Effectively with Bb Tools
Participants will learn best practices for using a variety of Blackboard communication tools, including announcements, discussion board, email, and personal user profile.

Tools to Support Student Interactions
Participants will learn best practices for developing effective and engaging opportunities for student interaction. This session provides an overview of using blogs, groups, journals, and wikis to support the four types of interations utilized at Regent—cognitive, social, teaching, and faith.

Designing & Deploying Assessments
Participants will learn best practices for designing and deploying assessments for a variety of educational purposes. This session provides an overview of (a) building a test using various question types and settings, (b) adding images, video, and web links to assessment items, (c) awarding partial credit, (d) creating and deploying assessments, and (e) accommodating students with disabilities.

 

Electives

Accelerated Course Best Practices: From Sweet 16 to Elite 8
Participants will learn best practices for converting from 16 to 8 week courses. This session provides an overview of effective strategies for (a) course design, (b) facilitation and moderation, and (c) assessment creation.

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric
Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) is QM's flagship workshop on the research-based QM Rubric and its use in reviewing the design of online and blended courses. It is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about best practices in online course design.

Content Management System
Participants will learn the basic features of the Content Management System (CMS). This session provides an overview of (a) the features of the CMS, (b) content storage options, and (c) linking content stored in the CMS to a Blackboard course.

Course Readiness: Getting Off to a Great Start
Starting the course off right and helping students feel comfortable and connected in the online environment is important. To facilitate a great start, maintain momentum, and foster student engagement, it is important that crucial aspects of the course align with the course objectives and learning outcomes. This workshop will help you review and ready these crucial components, including First Steps, Interactions, and Assessments.

Digital Portfolios for Student Assessment
Participants will learn the basic features and uses of digital portfolios. This session provides (a) an overview of the purpose of digital portfolios, (b) educational uses of digital portfolios, and (c) examples of popular portfolio tools.

Effective Use of Media & Copyrighted Materials
Participants will learn about copyright adherence and how it applies to placing media online. The focus will be on Blackboard and not on face-to-face classroom settings.

Integrating Free & Open Source Resources
Participants will learn best practices for using free and open source resources. This session provides an overview of (a) links to open source and free software and portable apps, and (b) how to use these resources to design, develop, and implement audio/visual media and other content.

Integrating Library Resources & Research in Bb Courses
Participants will learn ten quick and easy actions they can take to embed Library resources and services into their Blackboard courses. Moderating Effective Online Discussions Participants will learn best practices in designing and moderating effective online discussions. This session provides an overview of (a) benefits of online discussions, (b) characteristics of effective discussion posts, (c) tips for planning, moderating, and assessing student participation, and (d) adjusting discussion forum settings for moderated discussions and inline grading.

Moderating Effective Online Discussions
This workshop addresses the benefits of online discussions, characteristics of effective discussion posts, and effective tips for planning, moderating, and assessing student participation. Participants will also learn to adjust forums settings for moderated discussions and inline grading.

Panopto
Participants will learn the basic features of Panopto lecture capture software and best practices for its use. This session provides an overview of (a) the features of Panopto, (b) recording and editing, and c) making recorded lecture available in a Blackboard course.

Universal Design for Online Learning
Participants will learn techniques and best practices for applying ADA Section 508 accessibility rules to eductional materials. This session provides an overview of (a) making instructional documents accessible, and (b) applying an accessibility checklist to ensure ADA compliance.