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Faculty & Staff Development 

Individualized or departmental training can be arranged for any of the workshops listed below by emailing Academic Technology Services at atshelp@newark.rutgers.edu.

Online Faculty Development Program

Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI): This nine-week online course requires no on-campus meetings and will help you design an online course that meets select standards for the nationally recognized Quality Matters program. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues and instructional designers as you create an effective online course. For additional details, please refer to the QOCI Program Description.

To register for our next session that begins on September 21, 2015, please complete our QOCI Registration Form.

Workshops & Webinars

One-hour hands-on workshops and 30-minute webinars are available to help you learn how to use Blackboard. Our workshops in the Dana Library electronic classrooms have a computer for each participant. For our "bring your own device" (BYOD) workshops, you will need to bring your own laptop.  If you are interested in any of the sessions below, please register by completing our online registration form.

Getting started with Blackboard: Reduce the administrative burden of distributing multiple copies of materials to students by learning how to upload your syllabus, PowerPoint presentations, and other class materials to Blackboard. This session is designed for those who are new to Blackboard. You'll learn the basics of setting-up your course for the first time in Blackboard.

August 25, 2015

Tuesday

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Bring Your Own Device, Blumenthal Hall, Room 100

August 25, 2015

Tuesday

2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.

Dana Library Electronic Classroom

August 25, 2015

Tuesday

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Webinar

August 27, 2015

Thursday

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Webinar

August 28, 2015

Friday

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Webinar

August 31, 2015

Monday

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Dana Library Electronic Classroom

August 31, 2015

Monday

11:30 a.m. - noon

Webinar

Set-up your Grade Center: Still using Excel or paper & pencil to track grades? Learn how to use Blackboard's Grade Center to do all the calculations for you. It can even take care of weighted grades. Help students succeed by providing them with easy access to their grades and your feedback.

August 27, 2015

Thursday

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Webinar

August 27, 2015

Thursday

2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.

Dana Library Electronic Classroom

August 28, 2015

Friday

10:00 a.m.  - 10:30 a.m.

Webinar

August 31, 2015

Monday

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Bring Your Own Device, Blumenthal Hall, Room 100

September 4, 2014

Friday

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Webinar

Assignment Manager: Use Blackboard's Assignment Manager to eliminate the need to decipher handwritten assignments or hunt down papers and exams emailed to you. Learn how to use the inline grading feature to provide feedback without downloading a paper. You will love how it keeps everything organized and is integrated into the Grade Center!

August 28, 2015

Friday

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Webinar

August 31, 2015

Monday

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Webinar

September 4, 2015

Friday

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Bring Your Own Device, Blumenthal Hall, Room 100

September 9, 2015

Wednesday

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Webinar

 

 

Create video or audio recordings for your flipped or online course Learn how to create multimedia content for your courses so students can learn anywhere, anytime, and on any device. You and your students can use Kaltura in Blackboard to create media that is engaging and supports learning.
 

August 26, 2015

Wednesday

11:00 - noon

Bring Your Own Device, Blumenthal Hall, Room 100

August 28, 2015

Friday

1:00 - 1:30

Webinar

September 4, 2015

Friday

1:00 - 2:00

Bring Your Own Device, Blumenthal Hall, Room 100

 

Please contact us to arrange for a webinar or workshop for the topics below. Email us at atshelp@newark.rutgers.edu or call us at 973-353-1713.

First steps with your Clicker - Get hands-on experience setting up your Turning Point Technologies clicker and adding polling questions to a PowerPoint presentation. See how you can increase student engagement in large or small classes using clickers. Please bring your clicker with you.

Introduction to Collaborate (formerly Elluminate) - Explore Blackboard's built in desktop web conferencing tool for blended learning, lecture recording, as well as course cancellations and disruptions.

Blogs, Wikis and Journals Learn how to use Blackboard tools to encourages students to collaborate and demonstrate their knowledge by using blogs (shared online journal), wikis (collaborative space where all students can view, contribute and edit content) and journals.