We have had to change the date of our next TEL workshop to accommodate a timetabling change so here’s an update and reminder of the upcoming workshops on offer from the LTTU – you can sign up for any of these from thee staff development booking system.
Tracking Student Engagement in Blackboard
This workshop will look at some of the lesser used tools in the VLE that can help tutors keep track of their students’ engagement and progress within their module. We will look at setting up rules for reporting lack of engagement and discuss strategies for re-engaging students and promoting active learning.
7/12/16 – 10.15-11.45 – EEG031
Ask the Audience
A look at the use of voting systems in large classes including a practical demonstration of their set up and use. This session will also show the PowerPoint plug in that allows the creation of interactive slides, and a brief look at some of the wi-fi based options now available for mobile devices.
12/1/17 – 10.15 – 11.45 – EEG023
Quizzes, tests and surveys in Blackboard
There are 17 different question types ranging from multiple choice to hot-spot s to calculated questions in Blackboard and these can be included in formative, summative or anonymous tests and surveys to gain student feedback, guage understanding and ultimately assess student performance.
This workshop will cover the set-up of a test canvas and the various options that entails together with a closer look at all the question types and how these might be used. Participants will be engaged both as students to experience the student view, and also as tutors setting up and marking their own quizzes to gain an all-round appreciation of the online assessment function.
10/2/17 – 9.45 – 11.15 – EEG031
Managing online group work in Blackboard
The group tool in Blackboard provides a powerful way of setting up and managing group work within the VLE. This workshop will work through the various options for creating online groups and their individual merits, and look at the different tools and options that can be assigned to groups. Participants will be engaged both as group members to experience the student view, and also as tutors setting up and organising their own groups to gain an all-round appreciation of the group function.
14/3/17 – 10.15-11.45 – EE1022
This session will explore some of the more advanced functions in the Camtasia tool. Including interactive quiz elements, hot spots and advanced editing. Participants to should have a good working knowledge of the basics of Camtasia before attending this session.
5/4/17 – 9.45 – 11.45 – EEG031