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The Office of Information Technology offers several technology training sessions. Simply login with your TAMIU credentials in order to see a more detailed schedule and description of the training sessions that are being offered right now.

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DateTitleLocationSeats AvailableDescription
8/31/2015 9:00:00 AMBlackboard 101: Getting StartedCowart 11225Join us for this in-depth session on setting up your course in Blackboard. This session is geared toward faculty who are new to Blackboard or would like to get a refresher. We will be covering topics such as Navigating the course content, Modifying the course menu, Selecting a course structure, as well as many more topics.
8/31/2015 2:30:00 PMBlackboard TestsCowart 11220This training session will go over all of the settings and how to get the most out of the Tests in Blackboard. Including how to create question sets, randomize not only the questions but also the answers, and how to upload exams from your computer, even if they came from programs such as Exam View or Respondus.
9/1/2015 9:00:00 AMBlackboard AssignmentsCowart 11224Join us for this session on Blackboard Assignments. We will cover what type of assignments are available, how to edit them, and the use of adaptive release. As well as the creation of Rubrics within Blackboard. This session is geared toward faculty who are new to Blackboard or would like a refresher course.
9/1/2015 1:30:00 PMFrom Angel to Blackboard, Now What? Cowart 11224This session will show you how to organize your materials in Blackboard after they have been copied over from Angel. Having a basic understanding of Blackboard beforehand will greatly help you to get the most out of this session. Recommended Prerequisite: “Blackboard 101: Getting Started”
9/2/2015 9:00:00 AMBlackboard Grade Center TrainingCowart 11224Join us for this in depth look at the Grade Center in Blackboard. We will go over the setting for Grade Center and how to set up the Gradebook for your class.
9/2/2015 2:30:00 PMBlackboard Discussions vs Wikis vs Blogs Cowart 11225This session will go through the differences among these three tools in Blackboard. Learn about the basic setups of each tool in a course and how to determine which tool will provide you most advantages on the assignment at-hand.
9/3/2015 9:00:00 AMVoicethread Conversations in the CloudWebinar25Join us in this session to discover a new way of hosting interactive discussions online, through a cloud application called VoiceThread. VoiceThread provides your students an opportunity to comment on presentations/discussions using 1 of 5 powerful commenting options: microphone, webcam, text, phone, and audio-file upload.
9/3/2015 2:30:00 PMTurnItIn (Plagiarism Prevention Tool)Webinar25This training will demonstrate how to use TurnItIn, a plagiarism prevention tool.
9/4/2015 9:00:00 AMRespondus Exam & Lockdown BrowserCowart 11225Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment, or moved from one LMS to another. Whether you are a veteran of online testing or relatively new to it, Respondus will save you hours on each project. This session will also show how to integrate the Lockdown Browser into your exams.
9/4/2015 2:30:00 PMCreating Accessible Digital ContentCowart 11225In today's world we access our information digitally, but how accessible is this content? Does it satisfy your learning style? In an effort to target different learning styles, join us for this session for information on creating accessible content. You will be presented with the opportunity to experience inaccessible learning content and learn about resources and methods available that can be implemented to create accessible content.
9/7/2015 9:00:00 AMIf it's not easy, it's not SoftChalkWebinar25Come and discover how easy it is to create interactive web pages for your e-learning courses without knowing any code! SoftChalk makes it fast and easy to create dynamic content that will engage your students with lessons that include pop-up text annotations, self-assessment quizzes, videos, widgets and interactive learning games.
9/7/2015 2:30:00 PMAdobe ConnectCowart 11225This session will demonstrate how to effectively use Adobe Connect for web meetings to enhance online class participation.
9/8/2015 9:00:00 AMOnline Training to Meet Your Classroom NeedsCowart 11225Atomic Learning videos provides training on 250+ applications, including Microsoft® Office, Adobe® Creative Cloud, SPSS, a variety of career skills and more. Learn how Atomic Learning videos can be integrated into your class.
9/8/2015 1:30:00 PMBlackboard 101: Getting StartedWebinar25Join us for this in-depth session on setting up your course in Blackboard. This session is geared toward faculty who are new to Blackboard or would like to get a refresher. We will be covering topics such as Navigating the course content, Modifying the course menu, Selecting a course structure, as well as many more topics.
9/9/2015 9:00:00 AMBlackboard TestsCowart 11225This training session will go over all of the settings and how to get the most out of the Tests in Blackboard. Including how to create question sets, randomize not only the questions but also the answers, and how to upload exams from your computer, even if they came from programs such as Exam View or Respondus.
9/9/2015 2:30:00 PMBlackboard AssignmentsCowart 11225Join us for this session on Blackboard Assignments. We will cover what type of assignments are available, how to edit them, and the use of adaptive release. As well as the creation of Rubrics within Blackboard. This session is geared toward faculty who are new to Blackboard or would like a refresher course.
9/10/2015 9:00:00 AMFrom Angel to Blackboard, Now What? Webinar25This session will show you how to organize your materials in Blackboard after they have been copied over from Angel. Having a basic understanding of Blackboard beforehand will greatly help you to get the most out of this session. Recommended Prerequisite: “Blackboard 101: Getting Started”
9/10/2015 2:30:00 PMBlackboard Grade Center TrainingCowart 11225Join us for this in depth look at the Grade Center in Blackboard. We will go over the setting for Grade Center and how to set up the Gradebook for your class.
9/11/2015 9:00:00 AMBlackboard Discussions vs Wikis vs Blogs Cowart 11225This session will go through the differences among these three tools in Blackboard. Learn about the basic setups of each tool in a course and how to determine which tool will provide you most advantages on the assignment at-hand.
9/11/2015 2:30:00 PMVoicethread Conversations in the CloudCowart 11225Join us in this session to discover a new way of hosting interactive discussions online, through a cloud application called VoiceThread. VoiceThread provides your students an opportunity to comment on presentations/discussions using 1 of 5 powerful commenting options: microphone, webcam, text, phone, and audio-file upload.
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