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Workshop Schedule

The Instructional Design Office offers training and workshops on Blackboard, Respondus, Turnitin, Respondus Lockdown Browser, and other instructional tools for all College of Technology instructors and teaching assistants. This page is updated regularly, so check again for more training opportunities. 

Virtual Workshops Schedule Spring 2022

To get you ready for your teaching this semester, the instructional design team will offer different virtual training sessions on how to use Blackboard and Blackboard-related applications including Respondus and TurnItIn. Attendance of these sessions is recommended to all new faculty and teaching assistants. No registration for the training workshop(s) is required. The training sessions will be offered via MS Teams. Check this link for instructions on how to use MS teams.   

Training Topic, Date/Time, Session Link Topics Covered 

Getting Started with Blackboard (BBL)

Friday, January 07, 2022.

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Click here to join this training!

 

 

In this virtual session, you will learn the basics of Blackboard including how to:

  • Navigate a BBL course
  • Add course syllabus, course files, and links to a BBL course
  • Edit Files and Items in BBL
  • Understand the different tools BBL offers 
  • Create an Announcement
  • Create an Assignment
  • Create a short Quiz
  • Create folders
  • Add files to folders
  • Understand the difference between BBL Email and Messages
  • Use the BBL Message tool
  • Send a BBL Email to all student/individual student 
  • Access and use the Grade Center. 

Getting Started with Blackboard (BBL) 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022.

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Click here to join this training!

 In this session, you will learn the basics of Blackboard including how to:

  • Navigate a BBL course
  • Add course syllabus, course files, and links to a BBL course
  • Edit Files and Items in BBL
  • Understand the different tools BBL offers 
  • Create an Announcement
  • Create an Assignment
  • Create a short Quiz
  • Create folders
  • Add files to folders
  • Understand the difference between BBL Email and Messages
  • Use the BBL Message tool
  • Send a BBL Email to all student/individual student 
  • Access and use the Grade Center. 

Getting Started with Blackboard (BBL) 

Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Click here to join this training!

 In this session, you will learn the basics of Blackboard including how to:

  • Navigate a BBL course
  • Add course syllabus, course files, and links to a BBL course
  • Edit Files and Items in BBL
  • Understand the different tools BBL offers 
  • Create an Announcement
  • Create an Assignment
  • Create a short Quiz
  • Create folders
  • Add files to folders
  • Understand the difference between BBL Email and Messages
  • Use the BBL Message tool
  • Send a BBL Email to all student/individual student 
  • Access and use the Grade Center.

Getting Started with Blackboard (BBL) 

Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Click here to join this training!

 In this session, you will learn the basics of Blackboard including how to:

  • Navigate a BBL course
  • Add course syllabus, course files, and links to a BBL course
  • Edit Files and Items in BBL
  • Understand the different tools BBL offers 
  • Create an Announcement
  • Create an Assignment
  • Create a short Quiz
  • Create folders
  • Add files to folders
  • Understand the difference between BBL Email and Messages
  • Use the BBL Message tool
  • Send a BBL Email to all student/individual student 
  • Access and use the Grade Center.

Creating Tests in BBL Using Respondus Software

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Create quizzes in BBL
  • Reuse Questions in BBL
  • Create question sets and random blocks
  • Upload hundreds of questions in seconds by using Respondus Campus 4.0

Note: Please note that Respondus Campus 4.0 works only on PCs. It does NOT work on Macs.

Assignments, TurnitIN and Grading in Blackboard 

Thursday, January 20, 2022 

11:00 AM-12:00 PM 

Click here to join this training!  

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Create BBL assignments and TurnItIn Assignments
  • Grade BBL Assignments and working in the Grade Center
  • Grade TurnItIn assignments and the Feedback Studio
  • Create grade columns
  • Use Rubrics with BBL

Getting Started with Blackboard (BBL) 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Click here to join this training!

 In this session, you will learn the basics of Blackboard including how to:

  • Navigate a BBL course
  • Add course syllabus, course files, and links to a BBL course
  • Edit Files and Items in BBL
  • Understand the different tools BBL offers 
  • Create an Announcement
  • Create an Assignment
  • Create a short Quiz
  • Create folders
  • Add files to folders
  • Understand the difference between BBL Email and Messages
  • Use the BBL Message tool
  • Send a BBL Email to all student/individual student 
  • Access and use the Grade Center.

Creating Tests in BBL Using Respondus Software

Thursday, January 27, 2022

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Create quizzes in BBL
  • Reuse Questions in BBL
  • Create question sets and random blocks
  • Upload hundreds of questions in seconds by using Respondus Campus 4.0

Note: Please note that Respondus Campus 4.0 works only on PCs. It does NOT work on Macs.

Assignments, TurnitIN and Grading in Blackboard 

Monday, January 31, 2022 

2:00 PM-3:00 PM 

Click here to join this training!  

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Create BBL assignments and TurnItIn Assignments
  • Grade BBL Assignments and working in the Grade Center
  • Grade TurnItIn assignments and the Feedback Studio
  • Create grade columns
  • Use Rubrics with BBL
You may also refer to more Blackboard learning opportunities session held by the Faculty and Departmental Instructional Support (FDIS) https://eitapps.uh.edu/calendar?month=08&year=2021