Workshops, training, and individual consultations are available for faculty with the Instructional Design and Technology group in the Media Resources Center. We provide online, on-demand training as well as face-to-face sessions for all levels of experience and ability. Below are descriptions of the face-to-face trainings offered by the Instructional Design and Technology team at the Media Resources Center:
Panopto - Panopto provides instructors with the ability to create rich, effective learning objects by capturing lectures with audio, video, slides, and screen capture to create rich, effective learning objects. This training will provide orientation and best practices.
Brainshark - With Brainshark, instructors can create powerful, interactive video learning objects that blend instruction and assessment into a powerful, mobile friendly and Blackboard-compatible package. Because Brainshark tools require active work with a designer in the Instructional Design and Technology group, this training will provide a baseline for that interaction.
Blackboard Collaborate - Blackboard Collaborate is an online collaboration platform providing web conferencing, mobile collaboration, instant messaging, and voice authoring. In this training, instructors will learn how to use the Collaborate tools effectively for class sessions, office hours, meetings, and project collaboration.
Blackboard Labs - It’s often easiest to learn new technologies and tools by trying them out. In our Blackboard Labs course, the instructional design team will provide instruction and support as you test out the ideas and tools you’re learning about in the online classes. Blackboard Labs are offered as both face-to-face sessions and virtual sessions (via Blackboard Collaborate).
Topics in Social Media - An open discussion of ideas for using social media to connect with students, conduct research, and network with colleagues around the world.
Post-publisher Publishing - An exploration of self-publishing through services like CreateSpace.
Quality Matters - Quality Matters is an internationally accepted and nationally recognized set of standards for quality online course design. This one-hour session will provide an introduction to the standards and a discussion of the value of both online and face-to-face instruction.
Authentic Assessment - Authentic Assessment is a style of assessment that provides an excellent alternative or supplement to traditional (forced-choice-driven) assessment. Instructors identify a task the student needs to complete to demonstrate mastery, and an assessment is designed to demonstrate that mastery. This one-hour training will provide an introduction to authentic assessment ideas and examples across multiple disciplines.
Learning Objectives Workshop - Writing good learning objectives is key to preparing excellent learning experiences for students. This training will explore learning objectives and provide examples and tools for writing our own.