January Webinars

January Webinars

Welcome back Faculty & Staff! Could you use some great Blackboard or syllabus pointers for your class? How about creating accessible Word documents? Join us this month for the following webinars!

January 7th - Instructional Design Office Hours

Interested in getting last minute pointers for your class on Blackboard or syllabus? Bring your questions to an instructional designer, and get answers in person!

January 9th - Get Your Course Ready: A Blackboard Checklist (Flipped Webinar)*

Haven’t used Blackboard in a while? Join us for the top pointers in getting your Blackboard course up and ready for your students!

In this webinar, you will learn to:

• Organize your Blackboard course menu
• Add content and menu items to your course
• Create announcements
• Utilize necessary tools for your course
• Make your course available
• Configure notifications for the Activity Stream

*Note: this is a FLIPPED webinar. The content will be sent to you once you register, and the webinar time will be used to field questions regarding the webinar content.

January 10th - Creating an Inclusive Environment: Accessible Word Documents

An inclusive environment offers all students access to the same educational experience. That is why it is so important that the material in our Blackboard courses be accessible. This webinar will focus on creating an inclusive and accessible syllabus format.

In this hands-on webinar, you will learn to:

• Identify the basics to make your syllabus accessible
• Learn how to use styles and headers
• Add alt text to images
• Advance registration is required (limit 20 spots).

January 22nd - Blackboard Assignments (Flipped Webinar*)

Looking for ways to assess students beyond the traditional test? Need a way to check for plagiarism? Blackboard's Assignments tool is a great way to create assessments, as well as manage grades and feedback for each student separately.

In this flipped webinar, you will learn to:

• Create an assignment
• Create and associate a rubric
• Check for plagiarism
• Grade assignments

*Note: this is a FLIPPED webinar. The content will be sent to you once you register, and the webinar time will be used to field questions regarding the webinar content.

January 29th - Getting Started with Microsoft Teams (Faculty/Staff/Students): Collaboration Tools Part 1

Microsoft Teams is a unified communication and collaboration platform that combines workplace chat, meetings, file storage, and application integration. Microsoft Teams is a great way to get productive and keep track of your progress!

In this webinar, you will learn to:

• Create a Team
• Navigate the Teams environment
• Employ best practices for productivity

Coming up next month...

February 4th - Working with the Blackboard Content Editor
February 5th - Navigating Grade Center (Flipped Webinar*)
February 11th - Blackboard Ultra Cohort
February 12th - Blackboard Tests (Flipped Webinar)*
February 18th - Polling with Echo360
February 19th - Exploring Google’s Team Drive (Faculty/Staff): Collaboration Tools Part 2
February 26th - Conferencing with Webex

To sign up for ACCC-LTS Webinars, visit go.uic.edu/workshops

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