The Faculty Technology Studio acts as a collection of ideas and demonstrations of diverse technologies to meet educational needs. This series is hosted by iLearn, but presenters are from a variety of departments.
The Faculty Technology Studio meets weekly on Tuesday and Wednesday in Ball Communication (BC) 220 Training Stadium from 2:00-3:00. Either sign up or stop by when the studio is in session. First half of the hour will be discussion and the second half will be hands-on time. Bring your own computer or use one that is provided.
What's New in Blackboard
Blackboard has some new features! Stop in to this session to check out what is new.
Using Mediated Assignments in Large Lecture Classes
If you've ever been curious about how to do something "out of the box" in a very "in the box" classroom, this Faculty Technology Studio is for you.
Teaching with Blackboard Journals
Dear Diary - Benefits of using journals to create a reflective learning environment.
Creating Infographics using Online Tools
Infographics aren't just for USA Today anymore. Online sites like Visual.ly, Pikochart, Infogram. . .make data visualization effective for teaching and learning.
Creating Rubrics in Blackboard
Streamline your grading process and make Blackboard do the math for you: create a rubric.
Top Hat BYOD Solutions
If you can't beat them join them - turn your students' mobile devices into tools for active learning with Top Hat.
Monitoring Student Progress using Blackboard Retention Center
As instructors, we all take interest in student progress, but with so many students, sometimes it is difficult to keep track.
Using Interactive Tools in an Online Setting
Learn tips about an interactive model for interactive online groups.
Evernote is a free powerful tool with the potential to greatly enhance your teaching with text, audio and video information that can be accessed on any platform.
Conferencing with Students using Google Docs
What are the benefits of online conferences with students? Discuss ways to use Google Docs to meet online with students as well as how to integrate online conferences into your assignment planning.
Using Video for Learning
Stop by and learn about two powerful multimedia tools - Video Everywhere and NBC Learn that are easy to learn and use.
Free Sites and Apps
Free tools are available, but it takes a little poking around to find them: in this case, we have done the searching for you.
Teaching with Twitter
Promote student communication, engagement, and discovery both in the classroom and beyond.
The Achievements Tool for Certificates and Badges
This session will present an overview of using the new achievement tool in Blackboard to incorporate Digital Badges as a method to support competency-based learning and promote student engagement.
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