Home - Blackboard Learn and Collaborate Online Faculty/Staff Workshops One-hour online faculty workshops for using Blackboard Learn and faculty/staff workshops for using Blackboard Collaborate will be offered Monday through Friday during the week of March 23rd and the week of March 30th as follows: Morning 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Communicating with Your Students through Blackboard 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. – Adding Lecture Notes and Other Materials in Blackboard 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. – Using Blackboard’s Collaborate for Real-time Classwork and Meetings Afternoon 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Communicating with Your Students through Blackboard 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. – Adding Lecture Notes and Other Materials in Blackboard 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Using Blackboard’s Collaborate for Real-time Classwork and Meetings Communicating with Your Students through Blackboard In this session users will learn how to place the email tool on the navigation frame of their courses and send emails to one or all of their students. They will learn about the announcement tool and how to use it to notify students of changes or upcoming events. Finally, they will add the discussions board to their courses and be taught how to carry on asynchronous discussions with their students. Link to registration Adding Lecture Notes and Other Materials in Blackboard Here, users will first learn how to add a content page to their courses. We will then discuss adding a link to their course syllabus and creating folders to hold their lecture materials. Included will be information on using PowerPoints, MS Word documents, and PDF files. Link to registration Using Blackboard’s Collaborate for Real-time Classwork and Meetings In this sessions, users will learn how to use Collaborate, our web-conferencing software. They will be given an overview of the software which will include knowing how to create a session, understanding the different user roles, chatting with students through texts, and learning how to add and share content, such as PowerPoints and web sites. Link to registration Office Hours The Technology Enhanced Learning staff is offering online office hours for faculty from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday during the week of March 23rd and the week of March 30th. If you’d feel you need some extra assistance, please join us in Collaborate.