TACIT 2014 Training

As a recipient of equipment via the TACIT program, individuals also participate in specially targeted training sessions. These cover a variety of topics, each with the emphasis of providing fluency in technology skills which will enhance the teaching and learning process.

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TACIT Training Sessions

Blackboard Blogs, Wikis, and Journals - Monday, March 2nd, 11:00 AM - Weir 104
When used together, blog, wiki, and journal tools allow students to collaborate, share information with their classmates, and post private information seen only by the instructor. Learn more about each tool and how you can integrate them into your Blackboard course. (1 hr)

Detecting Plagiarism in Blackboard Assignments via SafeAssign - Wednesday, March 18th, 9:00 AM - Weir 104
SafeAssign is now integrated directly into the Blackboard Assignments tool. Learn how to create and configure assignments to check students' submissions for plagiarism using the SafeAssign service. (1 hr)

MAC 101: Switching from a PC to a Mac- We are still working to reschedule this one.
Mac 101 for Educators: This workshop is designed for those new to the Mac platform. The workshop will demonstrate basics and PC equivalents. Also demonstrated will be the creation and usage of educational media objects - audio, video, recordings, presentations, pdf docs, Books (ePub or iBooks) and others. Presented by Apple, Inc. (1 hr)

Tips for Successful Online Testing - Wednesday, March 18th, 11:00 AM - Weir 104
Instructors will learn how to create online tests and surveys using the Test Manager and Pool Manager features. Tips for successful test deployment will also be given. (1 hr)

Online Meetings: Adobe Connect - Wednesday, March 18th, Noon - Weir 104
Learn the basics of Adobe Connect and see how it can be used in Distance Learning and Online courses and meetings. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop, phone, or tablet device to participate in the demo portion of this workshop. (1 hr)

Using the Blackboard Retention Center - Wednesday, March 18th, 2:00 PM - Weir 104
Get early insight into student performance using the Blackboard Retention Center. Participants will learn to use the Retention Center to monitor student progress and to set specific course rules to track items that are good indicators of risk. (30 min)

Using Rubrics in Blackboard - Thursday, March 19th, 9:00 AM - Weir 107
This workshop introduces the Rubrics feature in Blackboard, which can be used to objectively evaluate and grade student work through Blackboard, as well as provide concrete grading criteria to students. (30 min)

Inline Grading for Assignments in Blackboard - Thursday, Match 19th, 9:30 AM - Weir 104
Inline Grading is a feature in Blackboard which allows instructors to view, comment on, and grade student-submitted files "inline", meaning in the web browser, without having to leave the Blackboard interface. Annotation tools are available as part of the inline viewer, enabling instructors to provide feedback via comments, highlights, and even drawing/annotation directly onto the inline document view. All instructor comments/markup is then available to the student via Blackboard. Attend this session to learn more about Inline Grading. (30 min)

Video Anywhere in Blackboard - Thursday, March 19th, 10:00 AM - Weir 104
The Video Anywhere feature in Blackboard allows instructors and students to record short YouTube videos on the fly using a webcam and seamlessly embed the video into course materials, interactions, and feedback. This session will cover the basics of using Video Anywhere to embed videos within Blackboard. (30 min)

Self & Peer Assessment in Blackboard - Thursday, March 19th, Noon - Weir 107
The Self and Peer Assessment tool in Blackboard allows instructors to create exercises composed of one or more questions, each with one or more criteria (i.e., a rubric). Students complete the questions and use the criteria to evaluate their answers and those of their peers. Participants will learn to develop and deploy exercises that use the Self & Peer Assessment tool. (1 hr)

Mac Tips, Tricks, Shortcuts, and Yosemite- Thursday, March 19th, 1:00 PM - Weir 104
Want to learn tips, tricks, and shortcuts to make your life easier and more productive? Then come to this workshop. We'll be presenting ways to speed up common tasks using a combination of keyboard shortcuts and helpful tips. Participants will also be introduced to a few of the new features in OS X Yosemite. (1 hr)

Qualtrics: Online Surveys and Assessments - Thursday, March 19th, 3:30 PM - Weir 107
Qualtrics is a sophisticated online survey software that the university community can use for surveys, assessments, and some computer-based experiments. Participants in this training session will develop a survey, experiment with logic and modules, insert scoring, distribute the survey, and analyze results. Presented by: Kate Kellum and Joel Hanel (1 hr)

Registration is required.