Launch into summer by sharpening your skills for teaching with technology, by participating in an intensive week-long bootcamp on the design and implementation of hybrid and online courses, or by spending a whole day focused on Blackboard (June 4) or Google Apps (June 11).
June 4: Blackboard Essentials
Blackboard is CUNY’s learning management system, used to post course content, keep an electronic grade book, administer surveys or tests, collect and return assignments electronically, host electronic discussions, and much more. Join us for an extensive workshop on Blackboard with CTL’s instructional technologists, and learn the ins and outs of building assignments and rubrics, using discussion forums, working with the grade center, and webcasting your class with Blackboard Collaborate.Day: Wednesday June 4, 2014 Time: 10am to 3pm Place: Queens Hall 325 Lunch will be served.
Please RSVP here: http://goo.gl/pDTYFy
NB: To take part in hands-on activities, you will need access to Blackboard, which requires an active CUNY Portal ID. For more information on Blackboard: http://www.cuny.edu/blackboard. You will also need a laptop for the workshop. If you don’t have your own laptop, we can arrange to lend you one for the day: be sure to fill out the corresponding part of the RSVP form.
June 11: Google Tools
Google’s enhanced document creation tools provide opportunities for individual and collaborative productivity for students and faculty. Join us for a workshop where you will learn how to use Google Apps (docs, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms) and other Google tools (calendar, talk, hangouts) in your teaching and for professional productivity.Day: Wednesday June 11, 2014 Time: 10am to 3pm Place: Campbell Dome Lunch will be served.
Please RSVP here: http://goo.gl/py2g7K
NB: While a Google account will not be required for you to learn how to use some of the collaborative tools we will be working with, if you don’t currently have a Google account, we recommend you create one before the workshop. For more information on creating a Google account: https://accounts.google.com/SignUp?service=mail.