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July 18, 2014

Summer 2014 Blackboard Trainings from eLIT

Beginner Blackboard 

3:00pm-4:30pm, Tuesday July 22nd 2014

3:00pm-4:30pm, Tuesday July 22nd 2014

Business Science - M319

Adjunct and full-time faculty new to Blackboard

If you are new to Blackboard and would like to get a jump start on developing the basic structure of your course and learning how the main features work, this workshop is for you. We will do our best to answer all your questions and get you well on your way to developing your course in time for the fall term.

Topics will include:

  • Making course available to students and setting a course entry page
  • Adding course syllabus
  • Adding faculty contact information
  • Managing course menus or buttons
  • Customizing course settings and manage your screen displays
  • User management - includes getting your class roster in blackboard
  • Adding and modifying announcements
  • Adding course content (e.g. an assignment)

Intermediate Blackboard

3:00pm-4:30pm, Tuesday July 29th, 2014

Business Science - M319

Any and all adjunct and full-time faculty

Users who feel confident with Blackboard basics and want to expand their knowledge about using functions such as Grade Center and Testing/Assessment should consider this intermediate level workshop. The workshop will cover the topics listed below:

Topics will include:

  • Managing grades using grade center
  • Creating, modifying, and deploying a test with multiple question types
  • Clearing attempts and managing multiple attempts on assignments and tests
  • Options for using Respondus and lockdown browser for testing
  • Creating and modifying a discussion board forum
  • Adding/Replying to a Discussion Board Thread

 

*******For workshop registration click here: http://bitly.com/1yOrdah*******

For more information or to receive additional Blackboard support, contact Ramona or Carrie in the eLit office at:Phone: 540-857-6202 Email: eLIT@virginiawestern.edu

 

Plus 50 Pre-Conference Workshop on Engaging Adult Learners

The VWCC Plus 50 Initiative and the Academic Link are co-sponsoring a free pre-conference workshop on best practices for engaging adult learners. The workshop will be held on July 24, one day prior to the 2014 Instructional Technology Mini-Conference and will run from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. The workshop is open to all VWCC employees though faculty and tutors will find it especially relevant.

Entitled From Pedagogy to Andragogy: Best Practices for an Engaged Learner, the workshop will be presented by Melissa Maybury Lubin, Ph.D., the director of the Virginia Tech Richmond and Hampton Roads Centers. “Andragogy,” according to Dr. Lubin, is “. . . a flexible, enhanced, inclusive mode of learning that promotes a positive environment for learning for both children and adults.” In this workshop, Dr. Lubin, who earned her Ph.D. in Adult Learning and Human Resource Development at Virginia Tech, will draw on her experience and expertise in developing and engaging adult learners to help attendees understand how “the principles of andragogy [can] inform the practice of teaching in our interactions with adult learners.”

The workshop will provide a foundation and context for the mini-technology conference the following day, so if you’re planning to attend the mini-conference, please make plans to attend the workshop, as well. If you aren’t attending the mini-conference, please plan to attend the workshop anyway – particularly if you teach or tutor. You’ll be glad you did!

Time: Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 2 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: HP208
Registration is now open at: https://docs.google.com/a/email.vccs.edu/forms/d/1uuHBV9PB-SNqB0P9DIYahYIBFrJW3hp_N1SK8yfgVLQ/viewform

Friday Night Fever – Tonight!

There's only one cure for Friday Night Fever - a night out with your co-workers at El Rodeo. Stop by El Rodeo on 419 after work on Friday, July 18th for a meal, a drink, conversation, and fun! No agenda, no to-do list, just wind down on a Friday night. The conversation and fun is free, everything else you have to pay for.

This event is the brain child of the Health-Wellness-FUN Committee of the Staff Senate but everyone is welcome to attend.

Virginia Western business cards

New employees and current employees needing additional business cards may request them through Print Services. Please provide the following information in addition to number of cards requested:

Name

Title

Phone number

Cell number (if applicable)

Fax (if applicable)

Email address

The "We'll Take You There" business card design and associated fonts/font sizes is the only approved layout for Virginia Western business cards. The design was established through the IA Committee process and approved by the Executive Committee. Please do not request alternative designs, as Print Services will be unable to fulfill them. Any changes to the business card design/policy must go through the committee process.