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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 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.

Preparing to Teach Online Five:  Tips and Tricks from Experienced Instructors
Friday, March 27, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
KF Room (Mortensen Library)
Part five of a seven week series.  One of the best ways to learn about teaching online is hearing about the experiences of instructors who have taught online in the past.   University of Hartford instructors will show their online courses, share tips & tricks, and field questions from audience participants in this informal Q & A session.

Preparing to Teach Online Six:  Grading, Feedback, and Support
Friday, April 3, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Woods Classroom (Mortensen Library)
Part six of a seven week series.  Keep your students informed about their progress using Grade Center! Learn basic house-keeping and ways to set up Grade Center to reflect your grading scenario. We’ll also demonstrate and discuss ways you can offer feedback and build in support for students into your course.

Preparing to Teach Online Seven:  Must Have Tool for Teaching Online
Friday, April 10, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Woods Classroom (Mortensen Library)
Final part of seven week series.  Just because you are not face-to-face with your online students, it doesn't mean you can't 'talk' to them and with them.  It's not difficult to prepare audio and video clips so you can demonstrate worked problems, introduce a topic, summarize a complex issue, or even meet together once or twice.  This session will offer a 'survey course' on tools that can help.