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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.

Blackboard Orientation and Drop-In Clinic – Every Tuesday
Tuesdays, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
FCLD Lab (Mortensen Library)
This session is designed by you! You may want a general orientation to Blackboard, or strategies for organizing your Blackboard course, or a review of specific tools and features available in Blackboard, or just some help adding course content items like your syllabus and web links to your Blackboard course. Be sure to bring a digital version of course materials - this is a 'hands-on' type of session.

Check Out Whats New in Blackboard – Inline Grading, new Calendar and more! Multiple Dates: 
Friday, September 12, 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Friday, September 12, 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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.

Grade Center: Do It Now!
Multiple Dates: 

Thursday, September 4, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Thursday, September 11, 12:15-1:00 p.m.
Come and learn now setting up your Blackboard Grade Center at the beginning of the semester has numerous advantages.   Doing so early means you can:
--Have course grades calculated automatically throughout the course.
--Help students keep track of their own progress throughout the course.
--Have information ready at your fingertips when it's time to submit mid-semester
  reports or final grades.
--Weight grades and drop lowest scores quickly and easily.

Communicating with Students
Friday, August 29, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Email?  Messages?  Phones?  What’s the best way to reach students and which tools are fully supported on campus?  We will demonstrate and discuss a variety of tools including Email, Announcements, Messages, and Alerts and Notifications.  We’ll also share the pros and cons of using tools like Skype and WebEx.  
NOTE:  This is a hands-on workshop.

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