Faculty Sessions

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Working hard this semester?
Join our workshops and learn ways to manage courses easier!

If you want to explore some resourses for assistance, don't miss:

We also have online, self-paced courses available for you.

  • TRN-OL-INTRO-SUB: Start Using Blackboard - basic introduction if you have never used Blackboard before
  • TRN-OL-INSTRUCTORS: Blackboard Training Course - overview of all the tools in Blackboard
  • TRN-OL-INTRO-GCS: Grade Center Scenarios - steps for setting up Grade Centers
  • Email your myUTSA ID (abc123) to onlinelearning@utsa.edu to be enrolled.

MIDTERM Grades Due Monday,  Calendar page with October 14 and 2:00 pm 

The Office of the Registrar will run the overnight grade transfer process
starting Monday, September 30 and ending Tuesday, October 15.

For more information:

  1. Attend a training (see below).
  2. Visit the Grades Transfer: Blackboard to ASAP website.
  3. View the directions for Blackboard to ASAP Grade Transfer.

 Coffee cup Coffee Breaks

Are you looking for new ideas to implement into your Course?
Click for information about these essential coffee breaks hosted by your fellow UTSA faculty!

Goal: To promote faculty interaction and innovation

Location & Time: Faculty Resource Center - JPL 4.04.12D from 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Register to attend sessions in person via Human Resources.

 
   Click for the complete Fall 2019 Workshops and Coffee Breaks Schedule

  October 2019

Register to attend sessions in person via Human Resources.

Complete the survey to register to attend virtually using Blackboard Collaborate for October.


   Session Type and Title

        Date, Time, Location

Course Number     

 
Blackboard to ASAP Grade Transfer
In this session, learn how to setup Blackboard Grade Center to communicate with ASAP to transfer Midterm and Final grades. Requirements: Must have attend the Gradebook Setup class, completed the online Grading Scenarios course, or have basic knowledge of creating columns in the Grade Center.

         Tuesday, October 1 
         1:30 - 2:30 pm
         JPL 2.01.12C

               CT0888   
Blackboard to ASAP Grade Transfer
(See description above.)

          Wednesday, October 2 
          1:30 - 2:30 pm
          JPL 2.01.12C

              CT0888 
Coffee Break with coffee cupOnline Discussion Board and Student Engagement: Getting the Students to SpeakWrite
Presented by Dr. Jude Chudi Okpala. Did you ever wonder how to get students engaged, keep students engaged, and grade their engagement in an online course? I bet you the discussion board didn’t cross your mind. This coffee break session provides an opportunity to learn a technique for how to use online discussion board to engage students and keep them engaged.

         Friday, October 4 
         11:00 - 11:45 am
         JPL 4.04.12D

              FS0148 
Blackboard Essentials - 1.5 hours
In this session, learn how to organize content in the course menu, customize a course, create common content items, common options for assessments, communication options, and course reports in Blackboard Learn.

         Tuesday, October 8 
         1:30 - 3:00 pm
         JPL 2.01.12C

              CT0859.01 
Assess Student Knowledge - 1.5 hours
In this session, learn how to create assignments and tests.

         Thursday, October 17 
         1:30 - 3:00 pm
         JPL 2.01.12C

              CT0996.01 
Respondus and Blackboard  
In this session, learn how to create a test in Word, and use Respondus to upload the test to Blackboard. Formatting of documents, random blocks and other test option settings will be discussed.

         Thursday, October 24 
         1:30 - 2:30 pm
         AET 0.202 DEX Lab

              CT0891 
Play@UTSA. Game-based Learning in Action
Gamified courses increase students’ motivation and participation and allow for the capability to reinforce knowledge and skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, persistence, and creativity. In a game-based learning environment, learners are involved in a more challenging, meaningful, empowering, and deep understanding process. Get engaged with us in a playful session about game design in Blackboard Learn.

         Tuesday, October 29 
         12:00 - 1:00 pm
         TBD

              CT0890 
SoftChalk Fundamentals 
In this session, learn the basics of creating an engaging and interactive lesson with SoftChalk Cloud that you can easily publish in your Blackboard course. (Directions for installing SoftChalk and creating an account for SoftChalk Cloud will be sent before the session. Bring your own laptop is optional.)

         Wednesday, October 30 
         1:30 - 2:30 pm
         AET 0.202 DEX Lab

              CT0935 
  November 2019

Register to attend sessions in person via Human Resources.

Complete the survey to register to attend virtually using Blackboard Collaborate for November.


   Session Type and Title

        Date, Time, Location

Course Number     

 
Gradebook Setup! - 1.5 hours
In this session, learn how to navigate the grade center and set up a grade book.

         Thursday, November 7 
         1:30 - 3:00 pm
         JPL 2.01.12C

              CT0997.01    
Coffee Break with coffee cupJourney from In-Class to Online: Lessons Learned, Surprises, and Advantages 
Presented by Dr. Gregory White. Join me in this session as I show you my journey from taking a Face-to-Face course and turn it into a fully Online course. I will share with you all of the lessons I’ve learned, some surprises and even some of the advantages to creating and teaching an Online course.

         Thursday, November 14 
         11:00 - 11:45 am
         JPL 4.04.12D

              FS0149 
Course Management Strategies 
In this session, learn tips and strategies for managing courses and student performance using different tools and settings in Blackboard Learn.

         Tuesday, November 19 
         1:30 - 2:30 pm
         JPL 2.01.12C

              CT0201 
Interactive Learning Activities: Content Presentation & Scoring Activities in SoftChalk  
In this session, the presenter will share the new features of SoftChalk Create.
Requirements: Must have attended Create Digital Lessons with SoftChalk Cloud – BYO Laptop CT0874, CT0935, or be able to create a simple interactive lesson in SoftChalk.

         Monday, November 25  
         1:30 - 2:30 pm
         AET 0.202 DEX Lab

              CT0202   
  December 2019

Register to attend sessions in person via Human Resources.

Complete the survey to register to attend virtually using Blackboard Collaborate for December.


   Session Type and Title

        Date, Time, Location

Course Number     

 
Blackboard to ASAP Grade Transfer
In this session, learn how to setup Blackboard Grade Center to communicate with ASAP to transfer Midterm and Final grades. Requirements: Must have attend the Gradebook Setup class, completed the online Grading Scenarios course, or have basic knowledge of creating columns in the Grade Center.

         Wednesday, December 4 
         1:30 - 2:30 pm
         JPL 2.01.12C

               CT0888   
Blackboard to ASAP Grade Transfer
(See description above.)

         Thursday, December 5 
          1:30 - 2:30 pm
          JPL 2.01.12C

              CT0888 

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