All workshops will be conducted as webinars. Attendees will receive an email with a link to join the webinar the day before it is scheduled.

Upcoming Workshops

Getting Started with Blackboard in 45 minutes

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Webinar
Time: Aug 16 2022 11:00 A - Aug 16 2022 11:45 A

This workshop covers the basic of Blackboard. From uploading course materials to engaging a discussion board and grading student assignments, participants will watch click-by-click demonstrations and explore diverse ways faculty use Blackboard at GW.


Blackboard Collaborate Ultra: Live Virtual Classroom

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Webinar
Time: Aug 16 2022 2:00 P - Aug 16 2022 3:00 P

Join in to discover the essentials of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, the synchronous virtual classroom tool, beginning with a general geography of the new and improved user interface and ending with an overview of breakout groups. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of features such as text and voice chat, PowerPoint slideshow delivery, and desktop sharing.


Creating Online Lectures with echo360

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Webinar
Time: Aug 17 2022 11:00 A - Aug 17 2022 12:00 P

This workshop will cover the basics of classroom lecture capture and personal capture using echo360. Participants will learn how to schedule and manage classroom lecture capture. Participants will also learn how to use echo360 universal capture, a tool allowing instructors to record their lectures on their personal computer and publish them to their Blackboard courses.


Discussion Board

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Webinar
Time: Aug 18 2022 11:00 A - Aug 18 2022 12:00 P

With online discussions, course members can replicate the robust discussions that take place in the traditional classroom. During this webinar, participants will have the opportunity to learn about creating and managing Forums and Threads, Forum Settings, and grading students' discussion posts.


Blackboard: Blogs, Wikis, and Journals

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Webinar
Time: Aug 18 2022 2:00 P - Aug 18 2022 3:00 P

Participants will explore the creation and management of student blogs, private journals as well as wikis in Blackboard. Advanced features, such as wiki history and blogs grading will be briefly covered.


Using Zoom in Blackboard

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Webinar
Time: Aug 19 2022 11:00 A - Aug 19 2022 12:00 P

Instructors can use Zoom to conduct online meetings and virtual classes with students right from their Blackboard course. This webinar will cover setting up zoom in a Blackboard course and the various features to conduct a virtual class in zoom.


Creating Online Lectures with echo360

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Webinar
Time: Aug 22 2022 2:00 P - Aug 22 2022 3:00 P

This workshop will cover the basics of classroom lecture capture and personal capture using echo360. Participants will learn how to schedule and manage classroom lecture capture. Participants will also learn how to use echo360 universal capture, a tool allowing instructors to record their lectures on their personal computer and publish them to their Blackboard courses.


Blackboard: Using Groups

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Webinar
Time: Aug 23 2022 11:00 A - Aug 23 2022 12:00 P

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about setting up and using groups in Blackboard. Participants will learn how to enable and manage group tools as well as viewing and grading group activities such as assignments.


Getting Started With VoiceThread

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Webinar
Time: Aug 23 2022 2:00 P - Aug 23 2022 3:00 P

VoiceThread is a web-based application that allows users to share and have conversations around media. Users can comment on the material using text, audio or video creating an interactive discussion around the content. Participants will learn how to integrate VoiceThread into their Blackboard course and how to create, comment and share content on VoiceThread.


Getting Started with Blackboard in 45 minutes

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Webinar
Time: Aug 24 2022 11:00 A - Aug 24 2022 11:45 A

This workshop covers the basic of Blackboard. From uploading course materials to engaging a discussion board and grading student assignments, participants will watch click-by-click demonstrations and explore diverse ways faculty use Blackboard at GW.


Blackboard Ally: Accessibility Improvement Tool

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Webinar
Time: Aug 24 2022 2:00 P - Aug 24 2022 3:00 P

Blackboard Ally gauges the accessibility of your course content; provides guidance and tips for lasting improvements to your content accessibility. Participants will learn how to use Ally to improve the accessibility of their Blackboard course content.


Blackboard: Assignments

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Webinar
Time: Aug 25 2022 11:00 A - Aug 25 2022 12:00 P

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about creating assignments, submitting assignments as a student, and grading them. Participants will also learn about deployment options such as group assignment, Safeassign and availability.


Using Zoom in Blackboard

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Webinar
Time: Aug 25 2022 2:00 P - Aug 25 2022 3:00 P

Instructors can use Zoom to conduct online meetings and virtual classes with students right from their Blackboard course. This webinar will cover setting up zoom in a Blackboard course and the various features to conduct a virtual class in zoom.


Getting Started with Blackboard in 45 minutes

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Gelman B05
Time: Sep 1 2022 6:00 P - Sep 1 2022 6:45 P

This workshop covers the basics of Blackboard. From uploading course materials to engaging a discussion board and grading student assignments, participants will watch click-by-click demonstrations and explore diverse ways faculty use Blackboard at GW.


Blackboard Collaborate Ultra: Live Virtual Classroom

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Webinar
Time: Sep 2 2022 11:00 A - Sep 2 2022 12:00 P

Join in to discover the essentials of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, the synchronous virtual classroom tool, beginning with a general geography of the new and improved user interface and ending with an overview of breakout groups. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of features such as text and voice chat, PowerPoint slideshow delivery, and desktop sharing.


Getting Started with Blackboard in 45 minutes

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Webinar
Time: Sep 7 2022 6:00 P - Sep 7 2022 6:45 P

This workshop covers the basic of Blackboard. From uploading course materials to engaging a discussion board and grading student assignments, participants will watch click-by-click demonstrations and explore diverse ways faculty use Blackboard at GW.


Using Zoom in Blackboard

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Webinar
Time: Sep 8 2022 2:00 P - Sep 8 2022 3:00 P

Instructors can use Zoom to conduct online meetings and virtual classes with students right from their Blackboard course. This webinar will cover setting up zoom in a Blackboard course and the various features to conduct a virtual class in zoom.


Blackboard: Discussion Boards

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Gelman B05
Time: Sep 9 2022 11:00 A - Sep 9 2022 12:00 P

With online discussions, course members can replicate the robust discussions that take place in the traditional classroom. During this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn about and practice creating Forums, Forum Settings, and grading Forums.


Blackboard: Assignments

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Webinar
Time: Sep 12 2022 2:00 P - Sep 12 2022 3:00 P

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about creating assignments, submitting assignments as a student, and grading them. Participants will also learn about deployment options such as group assignment, Safeassign and availability.


Blackboard: Blogs, Wikis, and Journals

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Webinar
Time: Sep 14 2022 2:00 P - Sep 14 2022 3:00 P

Participants will explore the creation and management of student blogs, private journals as well as wikis in Blackboard. Advanced features, such as wiki history and blogs grading will be briefly covered.


Getting Started With VoiceThread

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Webinar
Time: Sep 15 2022 2:00 P - Sep 15 2022 3:00 P

VoiceThread is a web-based application that allows users to share and have conversations around media. Users can comment on the material using text, audio or video creating an interactive discussion around the content. Participants will learn how to integrate VoiceThread into their Blackboard course and how to create, comment and share content on VoiceThread.


Student Response System: Getting Started with TurningPoint Clickers

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Gelman B05
Time: Sep 20 2022 2:00 P - Sep 20 2022 3:00 P

The TurningPoint Audience Response System can engage students and give you real-time feedback on comprehension during class. This workshop will cover the basic features of TurningPoint, including creating questions, conducting polling, and saving results, and exporting grades to Blackboard.


Blackboard: Using Groups

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Webinar
Time: Sep 22 2022 11:00 A - Sep 22 2022 12:00 P

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about setting up and using groups in Blackboard. Participants will learn how to enable and manage group tools as well as viewing and grading group activities such as assignments.


Blackboard: Using Rubrics

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Webinar
Time: Sep 26 2022 2:00 P - Sep 26 2022 3:00 P

Have you ever had students wondering why they got a certain grade on their assignment, or what their grade was made of? Consider using Blackboard rubrics. A Blackboard rubric lists evaluation criteria for a graded activity. Rubrics can help students organize their efforts to meet the requirements of an assignment. Instructors can use rubrics to assess the students consistently against a set of criteria, and to explain their evaluations to students. This workshop will cover the basics of Blackboard rubrics. Participants will learn how to create a rubric, associate it to a graded activity and effortlessly grade using an interactive rubric.


Blackboard Ally: Accessibility Improvement Tool

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Webinar
Time: Sep 28 2022 2:00 P - Sep 28 2022 3:00 P

Blackboard Ally gauges the accessibility of your course content; provides guidance and tips for lasting improvements to your content accessibility. Participants will learn how to use Ally to improve the accessibility of their Blackboard course content.


Blackboard: Assignments

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Webinar
Time: Oct 4 2022 11:00 A - Oct 4 2022 12:00 P

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about creating assignments, submitting assignments as a student, and grading them. Participants will also learn about deployment options such as group assignment, Safeassign and availability.


Getting Started With VoiceThread

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Webinar
Time: Oct 5 2022 2:00 P - Oct 5 2022 3:00 P

VoiceThread is a web-based application that allows users to share and have conversations around media. Users can comment on the material using text, audio or video creating an interactive discussion around the content. Participants will learn how to integrate VoiceThread into their Blackboard course and how to create, comment and share content on VoiceThread.


Blackboard: Using Groups

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Gelman B05
Time: Oct 11 2022 11:00 A - Oct 11 2022 12:00 P

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about setting up and using groups in Blackboard. Participants will learn how to enable and manage group tools as well as viewing and grading group activities such as assignments.


Discussion Board

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Webinar
Time: Oct 13 2022 2:00 P - Oct 13 2022 3:00 P

With online discussions, course members can replicate the robust discussions that take place in the traditional classroom. During this webinar, participants will have the opportunity to learn about creating and managing Forums and Threads, Forum Settings, and grading students' discussion posts.


Blackboard: Administering a Test

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Webinar
Time: Oct 17 2022 2:00 P - Oct 17 2022 3:00 P

In this workshop, participants will learn how to create a Blackboard Test and set it up for students, how to view and grade test results, and how to create and use question Pools. Along the way, Participants will also learn some best practices for using Blackboard tests as well as ways to deter cheating.


Blackboard: Grade Center

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Webinar
Time: Oct 19 2022 2:00 P - Oct 19 2022 3:00 P

This workshop will cover how to manage the grade center and calculate grades. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about managing Columns, Categories, Smart Views, entering grades and calculating grades using formulas such as weight distribution in the Grade Center.


Blackboard: Using Rubrics

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Instructor: ITL Staff
Location: Gelman B05
Time: Oct 26 2022 2:00 P - Oct 26 2022 3:00 P

Have you ever had students wondering why they got a certain grade on their assignment, or what their grade was made of? Consider using Blackboard rubrics. A Blackboard rubric lists evaluation criteria for a graded activity. Rubrics can help students organize their efforts to meet the requirements of an assignment. Instructors can use rubrics to assess the students consistently against a set of criteria, and to explain their evaluations to students. This workshop will cover the basics of Blackboard rubrics. Participants will learn how to create a rubric, associate it to a graded activity and effortlessly grade using an interactive rubric.