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Date/Time View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. March 5 - 18, 2015
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Thursday, March 05, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Bb: Managing Groups
Create and manage groups and sign-up sheets. Assign specific groups to discussion boards, chat rooms, and assignments.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CHEM 1307 Online SI Session
This is an opportunity for students to take advantage of Supplemental Instruction online.

**When entering an online session as a Guest, type your name as: "First Name 900#.

Example: John 900xxxxxx
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Honors Study Hall
University College Honors Students are welcomed to stop by The Learning Connection for an opportunity to get one on one mentoring.
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Success Workshops: Self-Testing

Through this workshop you will gain valuable information to help you improve how you learn new academic materials.

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Success Workshops: Information Processing

Through this workshop you will gain valuable information to help you improve how you learn new academic materials.

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Upgrade Your Old School Grading: Bb Grade Center
Would you like to make grades available to students online? The Blackboard Grade Center is a great way to give your students up-to-date information on how well they’re doing in your course.
Friday, March 06, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Blackboard Foundations for Instructors
This course is designed to give instructors essential skills for teaching online using Blackboard Learn LMS. Learn how to best use essential tools within the course, and get tips and best practices for making your online course a success.
  • Getting Started in Blackboard
  • Navigating
  • Adding Content
  • Communicating  With Students
  • 10 minute break
  • Assessing Students
    • Tests 
    • Assignments
  • Grading & Evaluating Student Performance

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM BIOL 1301 Online SI Session
This is an opportunity for students to take advantage of Supplemental Instruction online.

**When entering an online session as a Guest, type your name as: "First Name 900#.

Example: John 900xxxxxx
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MATH 1301 - College Algebra Online SI Session
This is an opportunity for students to take advantage of MATH 1301 - College Algebra Supplemental Instruction online.

**When entering an online session as a Guest, type your name as: "First Name 900#.

Example: John 900xxxxxx
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Scholars Academy: Semesterly Course Reviews
Midterm course review: Chem 1307
Saturday, March 07, 2015
10:00 AM Men's Club Soccer vs. HBU
Come watch the UHD Men's Club Soccer team play against Houston Baptist University.

Location: Houston Baptist University
Monday, March 09, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Scholars Academy: Semesterly Course Reviews
Midterm course review: Geol 1405
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Success Workshops: Motivation

Through this workshop you will gain valuable information to help you improve your motivation to succeed and how to control your thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors about learning.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Success Workshops: Attitude

Through this workshop you will gain valuable information to help you improve how you control your thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors about learning.

12:45 PM - 2:15 PM Honors Study Hall (STEM)
University College Honors Students are welcomed to stop by The Learning Connection for an opportunity to get one on one mentoring.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM MATH 1310 Online SI Session MATH for Liberal Arts
This is an opportunity for students to take advantage of MATH 1310 - College Math for Liberal Arts Supplemental Instruction online.

**When entering an online session as a Guest, type your name as: "First Name 900#.

Example: John 900xxxxxx
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Scholars Academy: Semesterly Course Reviews
Midterm courses review: Math 1404/1505
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Zoom Cloud Conferencing
Zoom, the cloud meeting company, unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and group messaging into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across ZoomPresence, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Scholars Academy: Semesterly Course Reviews
Midterm course review: Math 1302/1404
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Prezi: Exciting web-based presentations
Prezi is a web-based presentation tool that uses a single canvas instead of traditional slides. Text, images, videos and other presentation objects are placed on the infinite canvas and grouped together in frames. The canvas allows you to create non-linear presentation that allows you to zoom in and out of a visual map.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Scholars Academy: Semesterly Course Reviews
Midterm course review: Geol 1405
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Scholars Academy: Semesterly Course Reviews
Midterm course review: Biol 1303
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Scholars Academy: Semesterly Course Reviews
Midterm course review: Chem 1307
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Graduate Programs Open House
Interested in earning your Master's Degree?

Attend the Graduate Programs Open House to learn more!

RSVP at: www.uhd.edu/mastersrsvp

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Plan, Process, and Present with Mindmaps
Learn to use the power of simple mindmaps to plan your projects, work through your daily/weekly/monthly processes, and even present information
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Web Relaunch Training 2015 (Helpdesk)
Web Relaunch Training 2015 (Helpdesk)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Scholars Academy: Semesterly Course Reviews
Midterm course review: Biol 1301
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Open Educational Resources (OER): Applying an Evaluation Rubric
In this session, faculty will learn about best practices in applying rubrics to evaluate Open Educational Resources in their courses. The OER Intro and the OER Search Open Lab are strongly recommended prerequisites for this session. Room A-632.

UHD faculty and staff may contact the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence for more information at ctle@uhd.edu. This session is open only to UHD faculty and staff. Registered faculty and staff will be notified of additional details prior to the event. 

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM MATH 1301 - College Algebra Online SI Session
This is an opportunity for students to take advantage of MATH 1301 - College Algebra Supplemental Instruction online.

**When entering an online session as a Guest, type your name as: "First Name 900#.

Example: John 900xxxxxx
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM MATH 1310 Online SI Session MATH for Liberal Arts
This is an opportunity for students to take advantage of MATH 1310 - College Math for Liberal Arts Supplemental Instruction online.

**When entering an online session as a Guest, type your name as: "First Name 900#.

Example: John 900xxxxxx
7:00 PM Women's Club Volleyball vs. North American University
Come watch the UHD Women's Club Volleyball team play against North American University.

Location: Student Life Center
Thursday, March 12, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CHEM 1307 Online SI Session
This is an opportunity for students to take advantage of Supplemental Instruction online.

**When entering an online session as a Guest, type your name as: "First Name 900#.

Example: John 900xxxxxx
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Honors Study Hall
University College Honors Students are welcomed to stop by The Learning Connection for an opportunity to get one on one mentoring.
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Scholars Academy: Semesterly Course Reviews
Midterm course review: Biol 1301
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Success Workshops: Attitude

Through this workshop you will gain valuable information to help you improve how you control your thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors about learning.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Open Educational Resources (OER): A 2015-2016 Teaching Circles Theme
In this session, faculty will learn about one of the themes selected for funding in the CTLE’s 2015-2016 Teaching Circles, an annual funding and growth opportunity for faculty seeking to innovate instruction at UHD. Attendees will receive suggestions on the kinds of applications we are seeking to fund in the next academic year’s Teaching Circles cycle. Room A-632.

UHD faculty and staff may contact the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence for more information at ctle@uhd.edu. This session is open only to UHD faculty and staff. Registered faculty and staff will be notified of additional details prior to the event.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Success Workshops: Motivation

Through this workshop you will gain valuable information to help you improve your motivation to succeed and how to control your thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors about learning.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Excel Pivot Charts: an introduction
It can be hard to see the big picture when you have a lot of complex worksheet data that includes text and numbers with column headings. A PivotChart can help you make sense of this data. While a PivotChart shows data series, categories, and chart axes the same way a standard chart does, it also gives you interactive filtering controls right on the chart so you can quickly analyze a subset of your data.
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Social Sciences Lecture Series - Johnathan Chism
Johnathan Chism, Lecturer in History, UHD “The Saints Go Marching: The Church of God in Christ and the Civil Rights Movement in Memphis, Tennessee, 1954-1968” 
Academic building, A300
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Spring 2015 Lecture Series-"The Saints Go Marching"
Johnathan Chism, Lecturer in History, UHD "The Saints Go Marching: The Church of God in Christ and the Civil Rights Movement in Memphis, Tennessee, 1954-1968" Location: A300
Friday, March 13, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM BIOL 1301 Online SI Session
This is an opportunity for students to take advantage of Supplemental Instruction online.

**When entering an online session as a Guest, type your name as: "First Name 900#.

Example: John 900xxxxxx
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Organize Everything! Evernote
Evernote is a great tool for teachers to capture notes, organize lesson plans, collaborate on projects, snap photos of whiteboards, and more. Everything you add to your account is automatically synced and made available on all the computers, phones and tablets you use, at home or at school.
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM OER Week Capstone Event: OpenStax College Presentation

This event will crown the CTLE’s efforts to increase awareness among our faculty on Open Educational Resources. Come and listen to one of the key players in the OER movement, Rice University’s free textbook initiative, OpenStax College. They have free textbooks in physics, sociology, biology, anatomy & physiology, statistics, pre-calculus, history, chemistry, psychology and economics. They are developing additional free textbooks in the following subject areas: math, sciences, government, and business. OpenStax also offers an online OER repository with free resources for all subjects. Room A-629.

UHD faculty and staff may contact the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence for more information at ctle@uhd.edu. This session is open only to UHD faculty and staff. Registered faculty and staff will be notified of additional details prior to the event. 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MATH 1301 - College Algebra Online SI Session
This is an opportunity for students to take advantage of MATH 1301 - College Algebra Supplemental Instruction online.

**When entering an online session as a Guest, type your name as: "First Name 900#.

Example: John 900xxxxxx
Monday, March 16, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Screen Capture & Annotation
Learn 3 three different ways of creating screen capture videos and making annotations.  This is a unique way to present lectures and presentations and also to provide feedback to students.
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM Honors Study Hall (STEM)
University College Honors Students are welcomed to stop by The Learning Connection for an opportunity to get one on one mentoring.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Embed Videos, Presentations, and More Into Blackboard
Enhance your course by delivering interactive content to students through the simple magic of html embed codes. In this workshop, we'll see how to embed videos, full feature PowerPoint presentations, Spreadsheets, Twitter feeds and more!
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Outlook Spring Cleaning

Are you reaching the limit of your mailbox storage quota or simply want to get rid of some clutter in your mailbox but don’t know where to start? This is the guide for you!

While there is no single "magic bullet" method to storing your emails, we will discuss a combination of strategies to help free up space and keep the emails flowing.


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