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Date/Time View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. September 1 - 14, 2014
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Monday, September 01, 2014
Labor Day
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Labor Day - University Closed
UHD Closed
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Bb: Getting Started
Participants will become familiar with the Blackboard interface while learning about features in Blackboard and the available Blackboard tools:
  • Course Navigation menu
  • Course Management menu
  • Tools
  • Modules
  • Student Preview
  • More
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bb:Organize Your Course Content
In this training we will be adding files, action links, creating folders, and adding URLS. This session is designed for faculty members who want an introduction or a refresher on adding content to their Blackboard courses.
  • Chronological vs. content type
  • File
  • Item
  • Folders and subfolders
  • Adding external and course links
  • Mashups and embedding
  • More
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bb: Assignments & In-line Grading
This course covers the Bb Learn Assignments tool. Participants will learn how to create, review, and grade assignments as submitted by students online. Also, learn about the new Crocadoc in-line grading tool that makes it easy to markup a submitted assignment directly within Blackboard.
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Drama Interest Meeting
2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in O'Kane Theatre N-364.

Drama Scholarship meeting follows the evening meeting. Applications due today.  All applicants should attend. 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Drama Interest Meeting
2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in O'Kane Theatre N-364.

Drama Scholarship meeting follows the evening meeting. Applications due today.  All applicants should attend. 
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Start Day O'Kane Gallery - The 'Left Bank' on the Bayou: Avant-garde Art and Theater in 1930's Houston (Multi-Day Event)
Location: O'Kane Gallery, One Main Street

Free admission. Open to the public.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Bb: Retention Center
The Retention Center provides an easy way for you to discover which students in your course are at risk. Based on preconfigured rules and rules you create, students’ engagement and participation are visually displayed, quickly alerting you to potential risk. From the Retention Center, you can communicate with struggling students and help them take immediate action for improvement. You can begin using the Retention Center features immediately—no setup required.
Friday, September 05, 2014
All Day O'Kane Gallery - The 'Left Bank' on the Bayou: Avant-garde Art and Theater in 1930's Houston (Multi-Day Event)
Location: O'Kane Gallery, One Main Street

Free admission. Open to the public.
Saturday, September 06, 2014
All Day O'Kane Gallery - The 'Left Bank' on the Bayou: Avant-garde Art and Theater in 1930's Houston (Multi-Day Event)
Location: O'Kane Gallery, One Main Street

Free admission. Open to the public.
Sunday, September 07, 2014
All Day O'Kane Gallery - The 'Left Bank' on the Bayou: Avant-garde Art and Theater in 1930's Houston (Multi-Day Event)
Location: O'Kane Gallery, One Main Street

Free admission. Open to the public.
Monday, September 08, 2014
All Day O'Kane Gallery - The 'Left Bank' on the Bayou: Avant-garde Art and Theater in 1930's Houston (Multi-Day Event)
Location: O'Kane Gallery, One Main Street

Free admission. Open to the public.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 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 Bb: Managing Groups
Create and manage groups and sign-up sheets. Assign specific groups to discussion boards, chat rooms, and assignments.
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
All Day O'Kane Gallery - The 'Left Bank' on the Bayou: Avant-garde Art and Theater in 1930's Houston (Multi-Day Event)
Location: O'Kane Gallery, One Main Street

Free admission. Open to the public.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Bb: Communication Tools
Come join the fun as we discuss some of the tools that promote interactivity among students inside of Blackboard. We will cover how to create and manage:
  • Announcements
  • Messaging vs. Email
  • Calendar
  • Chat
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Camtasia: Screen recorder & video editor
With this screen recording software, you can easily create professional videos from your screen. Create educational videos and software presentations in a snap.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
All Day O'Kane Gallery - The 'Left Bank' on the Bayou: Avant-garde Art and Theater in 1930's Houston (Multi-Day Event)
Location: O'Kane Gallery, One Main Street

Free admission. Open to the public.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bb: Discussions, Blogs, Journals & Wikis
Join us as we discuss some of the tools that promote interactivity among students inside of Blackboard. We will cover how to create and manage: 
  • Discussion Boards
  • Blogs
  • Journals
  • Wikis
See how these tools can be incorporated into the grade center and released to groups.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
All Day O'Kane Gallery - The 'Left Bank' on the Bayou: Avant-garde Art and Theater in 1930's Houston (Multi-Day Event)
Location: O'Kane Gallery, One Main Street

Free admission. Open to the public.
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Bb: Tests & Respondus Monitor
This course will cover the Blackboard Tests tool. Participants will learn how to create tests, including quizzes/exams, self-tests, and surveys. Specific topics include question pools, adding questions, test settings and managing grades. Also, see how to require Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 7 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Blackboard Course
Whether you are new to teaching online or you have experience, you may be making some of these common mistakes. Come and learn what the mistakes are and how to avoid them.
Friday, September 12, 2014
All Day O'Kane Gallery - The 'Left Bank' on the Bayou: Avant-garde Art and Theater in 1930's Houston (Multi-Day Event)
Location: O'Kane Gallery, One Main Street

Free admission. Open to the public.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
All Day O'Kane Gallery - The 'Left Bank' on the Bayou: Avant-garde Art and Theater in 1930's Houston (Multi-Day Event)
Location: O'Kane Gallery, One Main Street

Free admission. Open to the public.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
All Day O'Kane Gallery - The 'Left Bank' on the Bayou: Avant-garde Art and Theater in 1930's Houston (Multi-Day Event)
Location: O'Kane Gallery, One Main Street

Free admission. Open to the public.

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