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Late Opening on Wednesday, January 28

In the aftermath of the winter storm, the University of Hartford will open on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Classes will begin at 10:30 a.m.   snow closing guide

current as of 5:51a.m., Jan. 27, 2015

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.

Blackboard Tests and Quizzes:  Making Online Assessment Useful   
Friday, January 23:  10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Friday, January 30:  2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
In this session, FCLD will demonstrate the step-by-step creation of quizzes and tests in Blackboard, tips and tricks to improve online assessment experiences, and discuss strategies for using Blackboard tests and quizzes that may improve student learning outcomes.

Setting up Your Grade Center for the Term  
Thursday, January 29:  12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
It's never too early to start thinking about grading! Setting up your Blackboard Grade Center has numerous advantages: you can have course grades calculated automatically throughout the course, help students keep track of their own progress, and have information ready at your fingertips when it's time to submit mid-semester reports or final grades. In this seminar, we'll review best strategies for setting up and organizing your Grade Center including calculating final grades. We'll also share tips for dealing with unique grading scenarios, such as curves or extra credit points.

Using Blackboard for ‘Paperless’ Assignment Submission  
Friday, January 30:  12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Last summer, FCLD added a new enhancement to grading in Blackboard.  This allows you to open submitted papers, correct them, leave comments and grade them, all without downloading or printing out the papers.  We will show you the tips and tricks that you can use so that you can use this new tool to correct papers - without ever having to leave Blackboard.