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A series of one-hour “how-to” workshops to get you started with some basic online activities.  This series covers everything from giving live or recorded lectures, using various discussion board tools, giving an online test, and providing a platform for asynchronous student presentations.

Feel free to register for the ones that are most relevant to your teaching needs. Register for each topic using the links below. 



How to Collect Online Assessments, including Projects, Presentations, and Performances

Learn how to set up the Blackboard assignment tool to collect individual student submissions and group submissions. Learn about different options for collecting various kinds of student assessments, including video and online presentations. 

Dates: September 30, 12noon – 1pm



Supporting Academic Honesty

With more activities moving online, many instructors will need to learn new techniques for preventing and detecting cheating during exams.  This session will share techniques instructors can use to support student integrity in remotely administered exams, including key choices in the design of exams and remote proctoring using Zoom.

Dates:  October 7, 12noon-1pm



Creating and Using Blackboard Groups

Learn how to use Blackboard Groups for project assignments, discussion boards, sign-up sheets, and more.

Dates: October 14, 12noon-1pm



How to Facilitate an Online Exam

Learn how to create and set up a Blackboard Test. The various options available for testing will be discussed including when and how to use each option. Additional testing software will be mentioned. 

Date:  October 21, 12noon-1pm




Gain knowledge about Gradescope to reduce your grading time by more than 50% while increasing consistency, accuracy, flexibility at the same time. Understand how to apply the power of Gradescope for quizzes, homework assignments, and exams. Evaluate your assessments to see if they are a good fit for the Gradescope platform.

Dates: October 28, 12noon-1pm



Learn more about Perusall

Perusall is a social annotation tool. Learn different use cases for Perusall in your course. See examples of ways Perusall can be used to engage students around your content. Learn more about how connect Perusall to Blackboard.

Dates: November 4, 12noon-1pm



Learn more about Padlet

Padlet is an electronic bulletin board. Learn about different use cases for Padlet in your course. See examples of different ways Padlet can be used to engage students and support collaboration. Learn how to get a UR Account and connect Padlet to Blackboard so that students have accounts associated with their contributions.

Dates: November 11, 12noon-1pm




The Blackboard Grade Center

Learn how to use the Blackboard Grade Center to grade submitted work. Learn how to set up new columns, categories, and smart views.

Dates:November 18, 12noon-1pm




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