Creating Your Blackboard Course: A 3 Step Approach

Creating your Blackboard Course: 3 Step Approach Webinar

Webinar Description: Setting up a quality course in Blackboard Learn is as easy as 1, 2, 3!  In this webinar, we will discuss simple ways in which faculty can easily transform their empty Blackboard shells into a student-centered environment.  This process involves identifying your course tools, organizing the course menu, and standardizing your learning module format.

Presenter: Jessica Rosazza Williams, Distance Learning Specialist/Course Designer and Part-time Faculty, Central New Mexico Community College
Location: Web Conferencing using Blackboard Collaborate
Date: 4/07/2014 12:00:00 PM (Central Time (US & Canada))
Capacity: 1000
Duration: 1 hour

View this webinar at the Downtown Campus M201A!

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Become a Google Tools Expert Webinar

Free Online Event: Become a Google Tools Expert

  • An overview of using Google tools with student projects and assignments
  • Step-by-step guides on how to increase student writing and researching skills
  • Information on FREE Google resources for increasing student engagement
• Virtual Explorations and Field Trips with Google Tools
- Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 9:00:00 AM CST

• Productivity and Collaboration in the Cloud with Google Drive
- Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 10:00:00 AM CST

• Go Google for Presentations
- Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 11:00:00 AM CST

• Simplify Data Collection and Documentation with Google Forms
- Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 12:00:00 PM CST

• 10 Google Search Tips to Help You Find the Info You Need
- Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 1:00:00 PM CST

• Improve Writing Skills Using Digital Writing and Google Docs
- Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 2:00:00 PM CST

• How To Get The Most From the Teacher Learning Community
- Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 3:00:00 PM CST

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Collaborating & Creating using Microsoft Tools Webcasts


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Free webcasts for educators
Educator Webcasts Register and attend to hear firsthand from educators and tech experts on how best to polish your skills, as well as receive professional development resources to help you stay current, on your own time. 

Use Office 365, PowerPoint and Moviemaker to build a collaborative team project for student learning inside and outside the classroom.

Educator-focused learning:

March 7th at 6:30 pm CST: Collaborating and creating on a team project

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Using YouTube to Host Videos and provide Video Captions

Videos that faculty have created themselves, where they retain copyright ownership, can be uploaded to their MATC YouTube account. YouTube is a free video service that all faculty have access to through MATC Google Apps for Education. By default, YouTube will upload videos no greater than 15 minutes long.  However, there is a way that you can increase your limit to 30 minutes. Also, YouTube allows you to add captions and transcripts to your videos. Please see the instructions to learn more about these processes.

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Getting Started with Google Drive and Docs

Faculty and students at MATC have access to Google Drive through their MATC Gmail accounts.  Google Drive is an online file storage space and a free, powerful, suite of office productivity software. Files uploaded to Google Drive can be shared with students and oftentimes viewed directly within the web browser. Documents created as or converted to Google Docs can be shared and edited by others simultaneously, allowing for flexible collaborative writing and online group work. An added plus is that students are often familiar with this teaching tool. To help you become more familiar with Google Drive and Docs, we have compiled a list of video tutorials and other resources. Check them out!

Google Drive Training Videos

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