Training Sessions

 

Training invitation

 

Below is a list of  the training sessions we will be running in the coming months. We send meeting requests to all staff as a reminder the sessions are running.

September

DateTimeLocationTitleWhat's it about?
4th September12-1pm7323Get your Blackboard site ready for the new semester – Drop inThis session will help you get your Blackboard site ready for your students. Make your module handbook available to your students, send out a welcome announcement, attach your RLO and organise your materials.
8th September9-10am7323PebblePadFind out more about PebblePad Portfolios and Work Books and how you can use them for assessment purposes.
8th September 2-3pm7323Get your Blackboard site ready for the new semester – Drop inThis session will help you get your Blackboard site ready for your students. Make your module handbook available to your students, send out a welcome announcement, attach your RLO and organise your materials.
14th September 12-1pm7323Online Submission Support - Drop inYour assessment points should have been created for you, we will be available to discuss what you need to do next, such as deploying tests, creating groups and attaching rubrics.
15th September9-10am7323Online Submission Support - Drop inYour assessment points should have been created for you, we will be available to discuss what you need to do next, such as deploying tests, creating groups and attaching rubrics.
15th September 2-3pm7323Get your Blackboard site ready for the new semester – Drop inThis session will help you get your Blackboard site ready for your students. Make your module handbook available to your students, send out a welcome announcement, attach your RLO and organise your materials.
18th September 12-1pm7323Screencasts and PodcastsCreate short training video your students can watch over and over again. Screencasts allow you to demonstrate complex on-screen processes and podcasts help engage students with your topic.
22nd September9-10am7323Online Submission Support - Drop inYour assessment points should have been created for you, we will be available to discuss what you need to do next, such as deploying tests, creating groups and attaching rubrics.
22nd September 2-3pm7323Voting systems How to use voting systems in the classroom. Find out about Socrative and Turning Point/Responseware. Voting systems can enliven a lecture and increase participation.
25th September 12-1pm7323PebblePadFind out more about PebblePad Portfolios and Work Books and how you can use them for assessment purposes.
29th September9-10am7323Online Storage Systems Find out how and where you can back up work on the Cloud - Google Drive and OneDrive.
29th September 2-3pm7323Get your Blackboard site ready for the new semester – Drop inThis session will help you get your Blackboard site ready for your students. Make your module handbook available to your students, send out a welcome announcement, attach your RLO and organise your materials.

Training sessions cover:

  • Online Submission Support – Drop in: Your assessment points should have been created for you, we will be available to discuss what you need to do next, such as deploying tests, creating groups and attaching rubrics.
  • Overview of Marking Technologies – Annotating scripts and marking Grids: Find out about the technologies available to you to mark online including rubrics, inline marking, Blackboard marking reports for submission of work and more.
  • Overview of Marking Technologies – Audio Feedback and using the iPad for marking: Find out about the technologies available to you to mark online using audio and iPad applications.
  • Build a Rubric: Find out how to create and deploy a Rubric (online marking grid) in Blackboard.
  • Creating Groups and setting up Smart Views: Learn how to create Groups and set up Smart Views within your Grade Centre to help you organise your workload.
  • Get your Blackboard site ready for the new semester – Drop in: This session will help you get your Blackboard site ready for your students. Make your module handbook available to your students, send out a welcome announcement, attach your RLO and organise your materials.
  • Get the most out of your Blackboard site: This session will give you ideas for incorporating greater functionality and interactivity within your Blackboard Site using Google Apps and YouTube.
  • Using Social Media: Why use social media? How can it benefit your students? What technology can be used? Hear about how academics have incorporated Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Instagram to engage students and how it can work for you.
  • Voting systems: How to use voting systems in the classroom. Find out about Socrative and Turning Point/Responseware. Voting systems can enliven a lecture and increase participation.
  • Using mobile technology with students: Get up-and-running on the iPad/Android devices. A starter session for those who have little hands-on experience with tablets. Learn how to connect to the Wi-Fi, download ‘apps’ and find out the best ‘apps’ to use in the classroom.
  • Introduction to Google Applications: ‘Google apps’, what are they and what can they do? Find out about the suite of Google tools available, Docs, Sheets, Forms, Drawings, Slides and the storage options available.
  • Google Forms: Learn how to build a Google Form and collect data using a wide range of questions types, create quizzes and booking forms.
  • Online Storage Systems: Find out how and where you can back up work on the Cloud – Google Drive, OneDrive and the SHU Medial server.
  • Screencasts and Podcasts: Create short training video your students can watch over and over again. Screencasts allow you to demonstrate complex on-screen processes and podcasts help engage students with your topic.
  • Recording video on the move – user generated content for your course: Find out how easy it is to create short video clips to help illustrate key concepts in your subject including vlogging.
  • Getting the most out of PowerPoint: Find out how to get the most out of PowerPoint, structure slides and add graphics, pictures and video.
  • Qualtrics: Find out more about the Qualtrics the university’s chosen online survey software. Qualtrics offers more question types and functionality over Google forms for more in-depth research.
  • Adobe Spark: Adobe Spark features a range of easy to use tools students can use to create video presentations and blogs. This free, online software is accessible on desktop PCs and tablets.
  • Google Draw: Google Drawings allows students to create online posters which can be saved as a PDF and then submitted online for marking.
  • PebblePad: Find out more about PebblePad Portfolios and Work Books and how you can use them for assessment purposes.
  • Online Organisation: Learn how to use online organisation tools to make booking one-to-ones easy and to assist students with group projects using web-based software such as Doodle, Google Keep and Trello.
  • Blackboard Tests – For summative and formative testing: Find out more about how to use Blackboard tests for both summative and formative testing.
  • WordPress: Find out more about using WordPress and web design techniques to create resources to deliver multi-media projects.

If you cannot make any of the session but would like some one-to-one help in any of the technologies listed above feel free to contact me: j.ruffell@shu.ac.uk

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