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Blackboard Seminars

Workshops and seminars are generally held in the Woods Classroom located in Mortensen Library or, if facilities are available, at a location within a particular department, school, or college. Faculty interested in attending should please call (860)768-4661 or e-mail fcld@hartford.edu to register.

Getting Started with Blackboard – Every Tuesday

Tuesdays, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
Woods Classroom (Mortensen Library)
This session is designed as a general orientation to Blackboard, the application used to put courses online. You’ll learn strategies for organizing your Blackboard course, review the many tools and features available in Blackboard, and start adding course content items like your syllabus and web links to your Blackboard course. Be sure to bring a digital version of your syllabus and/or other course materials; this is designed as a hands-on seminar.

Check Out What’s New in Blackboard:  VideoEverywhere and more!
Thursday, October 9, 3:30 to 4:00
Woods Classroom (Mortensen Library)
Blackboard was upgraded in May and now has some amazingly useful tools and enhancements, including inline grading, which allows instructors to annotate, comment and grade Blackboard assignments without downloading the assignments to their PCs.  Even better, there’s a new and improved calendar that can be synchronized with Outlook or Google calendars.  There’s also Video Everywhere, a new tool for creating short video clips on the fly – without leaving Blackboard.  This seminar provides an overview of the Blackboard new tools and features which have recently been added.

Assignment Tool and Inline Grading – New!
Thursday, October 9, 4:00 to 4:30
Woods Classroom (Mortensen Library)
Blackboard’s Assignment Tool is the perfect way for students to “hand in” assignments electronically.  In this session, you’ll learn how to set up, retrieve, grade, and return assignments using the Assignment Tool and the Grade Center.  It’s also helpful for students to follow rubrics, a standard of performance, so a quick overview of Blackboard’s Rubric Tools will also be covered in this session.

Check Out What’s New in Blackboard – new Calendar and more!
Monday, October 20, 4:30 to 5:00
Woods Classroom (Mortensen Library)
Blackboard was upgraded in May and now has some amazingly useful tools and enhancements, including inline grading, which allows instructors to annotate, comment and grade Blackboard assignments without downloading the assignments to their PCs.  Even better, there’s a new and improved calendar that can be synchronized with Outlook or Google calendars.  There’s also Video Everywhere, a new tool for creating short video clips on the fly – without leaving Blackboard.  This seminar provides an overview of the Blackboard new tools and features which have recently been added.

Assignment Tool and Inline Grading – New!
Thursday, October 9, 5:00 to 5:30
Woods Classroom (Mortensen Library)
Blackboard’s Assignment Tool is the perfect way for students to “hand in” assignments electronically.  In this session, you’ll learn how to set up, retrieve, grade, and return assignments using the Assignment Tool and the Grade Center.  It’s also helpful for students to follow rubrics, a standard of performance, so a quick overview of Blackboard’s Rubric Tools will also be covered in this session.