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Blackboard Learn Workshops and Events

Feb 3 Blackboard Learn: Basics Spark

New to Blackboard? This is the training for you! We will show you how to create, upload and edit content, including a review of the feature-rich content editor. We’ll suggest valuable ideas, short cuts, and tips designed to save you time and energy managing your online class.

Feb 13 Blackboard Learn: Grade Center Spark

In this training, we explain different grade center set up options, show how to grade and comment on student work, and demonstrate how to use the electronic rubric.

All WSU courses are associated with a Blackboard course space for instructors to use as needed. For each of these trainings, we…

Feb 19 Blackboard Learn: Rubrics & Assignments Spark

Electronic rubrics reduce grading fatigue and ensure more consistent judging criteria. In this session we will cover rubrics, assignments, and SafeAssign.

Feb 26 Blackboard Learn: Tests & Quizzes Spark

This training will provide a review of Blackboards full array of powerful question formats and setting options that allow you to precisely control and manage delivery of online assessments.

Mar 5 Blackboard Learn: Basics Spark

New to Blackboard? This is the training for you! We will show you how to create, upload and edit content, including a review of the feature-rich content editor. We’ll suggest valuable ideas, short cuts, and tips designed to save you time and energy managing your online class.

Mar 13 Blackboard Learn: Grade Center Spark

In this training, we explain different grade center set up options, show how to grade and comment on student work, and demonstrate how to use the electronic rubric.

All WSU courses are associated with a Blackboard course space for instructors to use as needed. For each of these trainings, we…

Mar 24 Blackboard Learn: Rubrics & Assignments Spark

Electronic rubrics reduce grading fatigue and ensure more consistent judging criteria. In this session we will cover rubrics, assignments, and SafeAssign.

Apr 7 Blackboard Learn: Tests & Quizzes Spark

This training will provide a review of Blackboards full array of powerful question formats and setting options that allow you to precisely control and manage delivery of online assessments.

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Classroom Technology Workshops and Events

Feb 28 Video Conferencing Basics: How to get started Spark

Want to familiarize yourself with the video conferencing technology in your classroom?

Mar 23 Teaching via Video Conference: Tips and Strategies Spark

Video conferencing is a synchronous distance learning technology that allows students throughout the state – and beyond -to take part in the WSU educational experience.

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Educational Technology Tools Workshops and Events

Jan 28 Perusall: Ensure your students are reading Spark

In this training, you will learn to use this tool to proactively engage students in reading and provide a focus of conversation with automatically graded annotations.

Jan 29 Teaching with VoiceThread: Set-up and implementation Spark

In this training, you will learn how to engage students in robust asynchronous conversations as they interact with their peers.

Jan 30 Panopto Basics: How to get started Spark

Learn how to use this flexible recording an uploading tool.

Feb 6 Perusall: Ensure your students are reading Spark

In this training, you will learn to use this tool to proactively engage students in reading and provide a focus of conversation with automatically graded annotations.

Feb 10 Zoom Basics: How to get started Spark

Zoom allows users to communicate through web cam, chat, and screen share.

Feb 21 Teaching with Panopto: Tips and Strategies Spark

Ready to do more with your panopto lectures?

Feb 25 Teaching with VoiceThread: Set-up and implementation Spark

In this training, you will learn how to engage students in robust asynchronous conversations as they interact with their peers.

Mar 2 Teaching with VoiceThread: Set-up and implementation Spark

In this training, you will learn how to engage students in robust asynchronous conversations as they interact with their peers.

Mar 9 Perusall: Ensure your students are reading Spark

In this training, you will learn to use this tool to proactively engage students in reading and provide a focus of conversation with automatically graded annotations.

Mar 10 Zoom Basics: How to get started Spark

Zoom allows users to communicate through web cam, chat, and screen share. Learn about how this tool can be used to conduct real time classroom sessions, meetings, office hours, host remote presenters and so much more!

Mar 30 Panopto Basics: How to Get Started Spark

Learn how to use this flexible recording an uploading tool.

Apr 13 Teaching with VoiceThread: Set-up and implementation Spark

In this training, you will learn how to engage students in robust asynchronous conversations as they interact with their peers.

Apr 29 Perusall: Ensure your students are reading Spark

In this training, you will learn to use this tool to proactively engage students in reading and provide a focus of conversation with automatically graded annotations.

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Faculty-Led Workshops

Feb 19 Faculty-Led Workshop: PLAN (Produce. Learn. Achieve. Network.) Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE)

This award-winning panel of WSU faculty will discuss their personal experiences in their journey towards educator excellence.

Mar 12 Faculty-Led Workshop: Motivating students to be interested and prepared Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE)

This panel of WSU faculty will discuss their personal experiences in their journey towards educator excellence.

Mar 23 FLW Follow-Up Create and Apply: Let’s flip your classroom

With this instructional strategy, students gain necessary knowledge before class, and can arrive to class ready to be guided through a more applied lesson.

Apr 8 Faculty-Led Workshop: I want to connect with as many of my students as possible Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE)

This panel of WSU faculty will discuss their personal experiences in their journey towards educator excellence. Tips and advice will be shared regarding

Apr 22 FLW follow-up create and apply: Connect with students using VoiceThread

WSU provides campus wide licensing for VoiceThread, a tool that makes for robust and meaningful asynchronous conversations.

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Technology Test Kitchen Workshops and Events

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Teaching Conversation and Idea Exchange

Jan 23 AOI LIFT Panel Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE)

The LIFT Fellows program focuses on the implementation of pedagogical and behavioral innovations and implementations across the undergraduate curriculum with goals to support students’ academic success, increase their life skills and resilience, and transform their experience at WSU.

Jan 30 Community of Practice: Things that cross my mind while standing in front of students Spark

As fellow instructors, we know that teaching has its layers of sweet and sour; a compelling medley of challenges and instructional opportunity that keep us returning to the front of the classroom, semester after semester.

Feb 13 Community of Practice: Things that cross my mind while standing in front of students Spark

As fellow instructors, we know that teaching has its layers of sweet and sour; a compelling medley of challenges and instructional opportunity that keep us returning to the front of the classroom, semester after semester.

Feb 27 Community of Practice: Things that cross my mind while standing in front of students Spark

As fellow instructors, we know that teaching has its layers of sweet and sour; a compelling medley of challenges and instructional opportunity that keep us returning to the front of the classroom, semester after semester.

Mar 12 Community of Practice: Things that cross my mind while standing in front of students Spark

As fellow instructors, we know that teaching has its layers of sweet and sour; a compelling medley of challenges and instructional opportunity that keep us returning to the front of the classroom, semester after semester.

Mar 26 Community of Practice: Things that cross my mind while standing in front of students Spark

As fellow instructors, we know that teaching has its layers of sweet and sour; a compelling medley of challenges and instructional opportunity that keep us returning to the front of the classroom, semester after semester.

Apr 9 Community of Practice: Things that cross my mind while standing in front of students Spark

As fellow instructors, we know that teaching has its layers of sweet and sour; a compelling medley of challenges and instructional opportunity that keep us returning to the front of the classroom, semester after semester.

Apr 23 Community of Practice: Things that cross my mind while standing in front of students Spark

As fellow instructors, we know that teaching has its layers of sweet and sour; a compelling medley of challenges and instructional opportunity that keep us returning to the front of the classroom, semester after semester.

Join your colleagues in this informal COP Session Seven as we read and discuss chapter…

May 14 Community of Practice: Things that cross my mind while standing in front of students Spark

As fellow instructors, we know that teaching has its layers of sweet and sour; a compelling medley of challenges and instructional opportunity that keep us returning to the front of the classroom, semester after semester.

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