eLearning Webinars

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Throughout each semester, the eLearning team offers a variety of webinars covering a wide array of teaching with technology topics.

  • All sessions are facilitated in a LIVE webinar format using Zoom.
  • Participants will be emailed a webinar link 24 hours prior to the session.
  • All attendees who register for the session will also receive access to the webinar recording.
  • Please register for all sessions in GVSU Sprout.

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Webinars are offered in the following categories:


Blackboard

Leveraging Blackboard to deliver content, communicate, and manage assignments and grades.

Ultra Base Navigation:  An Overview
8/9/22, 8/15/22, 8/24/22, 9/14/22, 9/27/22     1:00pm - 2:00pm

8/18/22, 8/30/22, 9/8/22, 9/19/22      11:00am - 12:00pm 

*See this video playlist to learn more about Ultra Base Navigation. 

Blackboard Ultra Lunch-and-Learn
Join us virtually every week during the lunch hour for a series of getting started with Bb Ultra topics.  Topics include Creating and Organizing Content in Ultra, Assessments, Tests, Grading, Communications, and using Discussions. Webinars will be offered in 50-minute segments with 20-25 minutes allotted for demonstrations and the remaining time available for questions. All webinars will begin at noon.

Creating and Organizing Content (Ultra Lunch-and-Learn)
9/6/22,  10/4/22,  11/1/22      12:00pm - 12:50pm 

Assessments (Ultra Lunch-and-Learn)
9/8/22, 10/6/22,  11/3/22     12:00pm - 12:50pm 

Tests (Ultra Lunch-and-Learn)
9/12/22, 10/10/22, 11/7/22     12:00pm - 12:50pm 

Discussions (Ultra Lunch-and-Learn)
9/20/22, 10/18/22, 11/15/22     12:00pm - 12:50pm 

Grading (Ultra Lunch-and-Learn)
9/22/22, 10/20/22, 11/17/22     12:00pm - 12:50pm 

Communications (Ultra Lunch-and-Learn)
9/26/22 10/24/22     12:00pm - 12:50pm 

Open Session (Bring your Ultra questions)  Lunch-and-Learn
9/14/22,  9/28/22. 10/12/22,  10/26/22,  11/9/22     12:00pm - 12:50pm 

Blackboard Ultra Course Build-a-thon Sessions
Join the eLearning Technologies team to learn how to set up your course in Blackboard Ultra. This series is a deeper dive training with dedicated time for guided hands-on practice and course building.

Blackboard Ultra Course Build-a-thon Session 1: Blackboard Ultra Fundamentals 
9/16/22     9:00am - 12:00pm

Blackboard Ultra Course Build-a-thon Session 2: Assessments and Tests 
9/30/22      9:00am - 12:00pm

Blackboard Ultra Course Build-a-thon Session 3: Gradebook 
10/14/22      9:00am - 12:00pm

Blackboard Ultra Course Build-a-thon Session 4: Panopto, Zoom, Respondus, & Other 3rd Party Tools
10/28/22      9:00am - 12:00pm

5 Steps for Course Design using Blackboard Ultra
This is a five-part series scheduled once a month between 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm on the last Tuesday of the month.  
Note:  Step 4 and Step 5 are coming Winter 2023 semester.  Register for each part separately.  

Step 1:  Foundational Items
Foundational Items needed for the first step will be discussed (Syllabus, Course Schedule, Learning Objectives, Begin Here/Welcome content, Navigation instruction, and more).
9/27/22     12:00pm - 1:00pm 

Step 2:  Assessments
Assessments ideas for student engagement and components available in Ultra will be discussed.
10/25/22     12:00pm - 1:00pm 

Step 3:  Activities
Learning activity ideas for student engagement, rubrics, and components available in Ultra will be discussed.
11/29/22     12:00pm - 1:00pm

I wish I had known Blackboard Could Do That (eLearn On Demand) Classic

Blackboard Grade Center (eLearn On Demand) Classic

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATION APPOINTMENTS AND SELF-PACED TRAINING

Need individualized help with Blackboard, digital media, and instructional design considerations? Please submit a consultation request in our service portal. Please include your college, course title, number, and any course specific and/or technical questions so that we can direct your requests to the appropriate team member.

eLearning Technologies also offers self-paced on demand workshops.  They are on the same content we offer as in person and webinar-based sessions, but with the additional convenience of working through content at your own pace and on your own schedule. Each workshop is delivered through Blackboard as a series of readings, videos, and hands-on activities.  Learn more on our eLearn on Demand Self-Paced Training website


Respondus

Foundations of Online and Hybrid Course Development

This self-paced workshop has been designed to meet the University requirement that all faculty teaching hybrid and online classes be personally certified. Visit this site for more information including registration instructions.


Digital Pedagogy

Instructional design assistance to support faculty in the design, development and delivery of digital learning experiences.
 

Hypothesis: Collaborative Annotation Tool for Blackboard Learn Original (Classic)
8/18/22     3:00pm – 4:00pm

Hypothesis: Collaborative Annotation Tool for Blackboard Learn Ultra
8/22/22     3:00pm – 4:00pm

5 Steps for Course Design using Blackboard Ultra
This is a five-part series scheduled once a month between 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm on the last Tuesday of the month.  Note:  Step 4 and Step 5 are coming Winter 2023 semester.  Register for each part separately.  
Step 1:  Foundational Items
Foundational Items needed for the first step will be discussed (Syllabus, Course Schedule, Learning Objectives, Begin Here/Welcome content, Navigation instruction, and more).
9/27/22     12:00pm - 1:00pm 

Step 2:  Assessments
Assessments ideas for student engagement and components available in Ultra will be discussed.
10/25/22     12:00pm - 1:00pm 

Step 3:  Activities
Learning activity ideas for student engagement, rubrics, and components available in Ultra will be discussed.
11/29/22     12:00pm - 1:00pm

Foundations of Online and Hybrid Course Development Self-Paced Format

This self-paced workshop has been designed to meet the University requirement that all faculty teaching hybrid and online classes be personally certified.  More information including registration instructions can be found at:  gvsu.edu/idel/foundations

Online/Hybrid Faculty Learning Communities

Whether you’ve been teaching online or hybrid courses for several years, or just getting ready to start your first semester teaching hybrid or online, all levels of expertise are welcome to join our “Online and Hybrid Faculty Learning Communities.

These learning communities provide a venue for faculty-led dialogue and sharing collective expertise regarding online/hybrid instruction at GVSU. 

Please note that our learning communities do not meet over the summer.


Video, Screen Capture, Interactive Digital Media

Learn more about creating and managing video and digital media in these seminars.

Creating Instructor Presence: Getting Started with Panopto
8/25/22        11:00am - 12:00pm
10/20/22       11:00am - 12:00pm

Creating Instructor Presence:  Advanced Panopto Functionality
8/25/22       1:00pm - 2:00pm
10/20/22      1:00pm - 2:00pm

Creating Engaging and Interactive Digital Media
10/12/22     1:00pm - 2:30pm 

Blackboard Ultra Course Build-a-thon Session 4: Panopto, Zoom, Respondus, & Other 3rd Party Tools
10/28/22     9:00am - 12:00pm

Introduction to Flip (Formerly FlipGrid) for Video-based Discussions
8/26/22      10:00am - 11:00am 
11/18/22     10:00am - 11:00am 

Using Padlet to Engage Online Learners
9/15/22     11:00am - 12:00pm

Instructional Videos with Panopto (eLearn On Demand)

Glue Them to Their Seats (eLearn On Demand)

Interactive Instruction with 3rd Party Tools (eLearn On Demand)

Sneaky Slides: How to Rescue PowerPoint from the Dark Side for More Engaging eLearning Videos (eLearn On Demand)

eLearn On Demand workshops are the same content we offer as in person and webinar-based sessions, but with the additional convenience of working through content at your own pace and on your own schedule. Each workshop is delivered through Blackboard as a series of readings, videos, and hands-on activities.  

Digital Media Support

Digital Studio | gvsu.edu/elearn/ds


Presentation Tips & Techniques



Creating Engaging and Interactive Digital Media
10/12/22     1:00pm - 2:30pm 

Glue Them to Their Seats (eLearn On Demand)

Interactive Instruction with 3rd Party Tools (eLearn On Demand)

Sneaky Slides: How to Rescue PowerPoint from the Dark Side for More Engaging eLearning Videos (eLearn On Demand)

eLearn On Demand workshops are the same content we offer as in person and webinar-based sessions, but with the additional convenience of working through content at your own pace and on your own schedule. Each workshop is delivered through Blackboard as a series of readings, videos, and hands-on activities.  

TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY & BLACKBOARD SUPPORT

The eLearning Technologies team is here to help!


Zoom & Synchronous Instruction

Zoom 101
8/23/22     11:00am - 12:00pm
8/25/22      7:00pm - 8:00pm 

Zoom 101 (eLearn On Demand)

 

Emerging Technology

Learn more about innovative technology such as virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing and more!

Hands-On with Emerging Tech + Technology Showcase Tour
LIB 012 Mary Idema Pew Library (Allendale)
gvsu.edu/techshowcase


UPCOMING SEMINARS

Ultra Base Navigation: An Overview

August 15, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us to learn about Ultra Base Navigation, its components, and how to adjust settings and notifications.

Ultra Base Navigation: An Overview

August 18, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us to learn about Ultra Base Navigation, its components, and how to adjust settings and notifications.

Hypothesis: Collaborative Annotation Tool for Blackboard Learn Original (Classic)

August 18, 2022 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn how collaborative annotation with Hypothesis can be used to make student reading visible, active, and social in your Blackboard Lear original (Classic) course.

Hypothesis: Collaborative Annotation Tool for Blackboard Learn Ultra

August 22, 2022 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn how collaborative annotation with Hypothesis can be used to make student reading visible, active, and social in your Blackboard Ultra course.

Zoom 101

August 23, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn the basics of using Zoom.

View More UPCOMING SEMINARS


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