TEI Workshop – 5 Easy Steps for Setting Up Your Blackboard Gradebook

TEI Workshop - 5 Easy Steps for Setting Up Your Blackboard Gradebook

Does your Blackboard grade book not look the way your want it to? In 5 easy steps, you will be able to regain control of your grade book. Your course grade book is a useful tool regardless of how you teach your course: face-to-face, hybrid, or online. Topics we will cover include:

  • Setting up the grading schema
  • Setting up categories for grouping assignments
  • Organizing your grade book columns
  • Creating additional columns for paper assignments
  • Creating calculated columns

Location: HULT 154 (AV center) and LLAC 317 (If you are on the Dunkirk campus and would like to participate, please let me know so that I can make room and connection arrangements.)

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TEI Workshop – Do you need to create a virtual meeting?

TEI Workshop - Do you need to create a virtual meeting?

Do you have a need to create a virtual meeting with one or more individuals? During that meeting, do you need to give a PowerPoint presentation? Show something on a whiteboard? Do you need to show others how to do something on your computer? If so, we have a solution for you. We now have licenses for Zoom, which is replacing our GoToMeeting subscription. Zoom is very easy to use and provides a number of great benefits to include the ability to share your computer, give a PowerPoint presentation, draw on a virtual whiteboard, and even remotely control a participant’s computer. Remote control is a useful feature for troubleshooting issues. Topics we will cover include:

  • Arranging for an account
  • Installing the Zoom software
  • Scheduling and making a virtual call
  • Sharing your computer
  • Displaying a PowerPoint presentation
  • Using the virtual whiteboard
  • Recording sessions

Location: HULT 154 (AV center) and LLAC 317 (If you are on the Dunkirk campus and would like to participate, please let me know so that I can make room and connection arrangements.)

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Keep an eye out for other workshops at https://www.sunyjcc.edu/faculty-staff/training

TEI Workshop – Are your students able to demonstrate mastery of learning?

TEI Workshop - Are your students able to demonstrate mastery of learning?

Do you provide ample and diverse opportunities for students to demonstrate mastery of course concepts? Many students are able to express themselves much more skillfully in one medium than they are in another. Students who are great test takers may struggle with oral presentations or vice versa. Students may also be held back by the lack of supports. Providing multiple means of action and expression is a subset of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) that focuses on providing different ways for students to work with information and content and to demonstrate what they are learning.

During this workshop, you will identify barriers that may prevent your students from successfully demonstrating mastery of course objectives. This is applicable regardless if you teach in a face-to-face, hybrid, or online setting. Topics we will cover include:

  • Provide options for physical action
  • Provide options for expression and communication
  • Provide options for executive functions

Location: HULT 154 (AV center) and LLAC 317 (If you are on the Dunkirk campus and would like to participate, please let me know so that I can make room and connection arrangements.)

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Keep an eye out for other workshops at https://www.sunyjcc.edu/faculty-staff/training

TEI Workshop – Does your course content reach all of your students?

TEI Workshop - Does your course content reach all of your students?

Do you feel that not all of your students are understanding the material you are providing in your class? Providing multiple means of representation is a subset of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) that focuses on ensuring alternative representations are provided not only for accessibility but for clarity and comprehensibility across all learners.

Since there is not one means of representation that will be optimal for all learners in all contexts, you will learn how to improve your content to reach a wider audience. This is applicable regardless if you teach in a face-to-face, hybrid, or online setting. Topics we will cover include:

  • Provide options for comprehension
  • Provide options for language, mathematical expressions, and symbols
  • Provide options for perception

Location: HULT 154 (AV center) and LLAC 317 (If you are on the Dunkirk campus and would like to participate, please let me know so that I can make room and connection arrangements.)

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Keep an eye out for other workshops at https://www.sunyjcc.edu/faculty-staff/training

TEI Workshop – Looking to increase your course engagement and persistence?

TEI Workshop - Looking to increase your course engagement and persistence?

Do you find your students lacking motivation? Do they seem disengaged with the course material? There are teaching strategies you can use to increase engagement and persistence in your class. Affective networks a subset of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) focuses on different elements that can influence individual engagement and motivation.

Since there is not one means of engagement that will be optimal for all learners in all contexts, we will explore multiple options for engagement and persistence. This is applicable regardless if you teach in a face-to-face, hybrid, or online setting. Topics we will cover include:

  • Recruiting Interest
  • Sustaining effort and persistence
  • Self-regulation

Location: HULT 154 (AV center) and LLAC 317 (If you are on the Dunkirk campus and would like to participate, please let me know so that I can make room and connection arrangements.)

Date and time:

Keep an eye out for other workshops at https://www.sunyjcc.edu/faculty-staff/training