Training Schedule


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Blackboard Walk-In Training Session bboard_logo

Wednesday, May. 7, 2014, 10:00 – 2:00, AD212.

Get ready for the end of the semester with the Instructional Technology team.  As always, no appointment needed.


Blackboard Guru Summer Institute

Monday, May 12 – Wednesday, May 21, (all half day sessions 8:30 – 12:30; except May 14), JB236.

The Blackboard Guru workshop provides a training experience beyond learning the basics of Blackboard, teaching you how to use the power of Blackboard to enhance teaching and learning. We are looking for faculty who feel comfortable using Blackboard and want to “kick it up a notch.” We plan to cover some of the advanced features of Blackboard and topics of interest such as:

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  • Embedded templates to modularize courses
  • Blended pedagogy
  • Safe Assign for plagiarism prevention
  • New features of Blackboard such as inline grading
  • And much more …

We are accepting only one full-time faculty participant from each school.  The faculty who participate will be given a $500 dollar stipend specifically for technology purchases (hardware or software) that will help them enhance teaching and learning.  They will also serve as the “Blackboard Guru” for their school; or a “go to” person for faculty who need help or directing them to our training or consultation services.

  • May 20th is an optional workday.
  • On May 14th, the participants will attend a QEP – “Writing Across the Curriculum” workshop sponsored by The Center for Teaching and Learning (Dr. Susan Hall). An additional $200 stipend is awarded to attendees.  They will be asked to adapt their course outline to include one writing activity (which we will assist with in learning to use the communication tools in Blackboard)

To apply, click here: http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1728703-huf53OpMam


Microsoft Office 2013 Tips and Tricksmicrosoft_windows_logo_3000px_by_davidm147-d3hax3m

Tuesday, June 3 – Thursday, June 5, 2014, 8:30 – 12:30, JB236.

Explore and learn the new features of Office 2013 as well as several tips and tricks to help you be more productive when using Microsoft Office.  The class will highlight new features of Word, Excel, and Outlook, along with a few tips and tricks that will increase your knowledge of the Windows operating system. Open to both faculty and staff. Seating is limited. To register, email Terry Peak; tpeak@uiwtx.edu.


Flipping the Classroom Summer Institute

Monday, June 9 – Monday, June 16, 2014,  8:30 – 12:30,  JB236.

What is a flipped classroom? The flipped classroom inverts traditional methods, delivering instruction online, outside of class, while moving “homework” into the classroom. This is your opportunity to learn and apply Flipped Classroom concepts using the Blackboard LMS. The Department of Instructional Technology will show you how to apply Blackboard tools such as wikis, blogs, journals, Kaltura video, and lecture capture to create instructional content that is interactive and engaging.

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Topics include:

  • Blended pedagogy
  • Course organization and design
  • Designing and creating Kaltura video
  • Recording class lectures using portable lecture capture
  • Blackboard tools for the flipped classroom.

The faculty who participate will be given a $500 dollar stipend specifically for technology purchases (hardware or software) that will help them enhance teaching and learning. Space for this unique event is limited, and attendance will be determined by proposal. To apply, click here: http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1731426-huf53OpMam


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Tuesday, August 5 – Thursday, August 8, 2014; 8:30 – 12:30, NURS142.

This summer’s App Palooza will feature three sessions:

  • August 5th; will teach you the basics of iPad use and navigation, as well as a couple of Apps that will enhance your experience with your iPad.
  • August 6th; Creating, editing, and managing iPad video with iMovie and Movie Pro.
  • August 7th, Productivity Apps for the classroom. We will be demonstrating Apps that will enhance collaboration, teaching, learning and classroom productivity.

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