Virtual Office Hours

In 2014, The Learning Platforms team hosted Virtual Office Hours every Wednesday at 3:30 pm ET. All sessions were recorded. The recordings are available on the UM Virtual Office Hours channel in YouTube, or from the links below.

ASSIGNMENTS, TESTS, SURVEYS, & TOOLS:

Adaptive Release – 02/26/2014
Adjusting Tests: Item Analysis and Grade Adjustments Made Easy – 03/05/2014
Bloom: Flipping a lesson using Bloom’s taxonomy – 02/19/2014
Creating a quiz, exam, or survey in Blackboard – 6/4/2014
Flipped Learning / Dr. Wang – 5/7/2014
NBC Learn Content in Blackboard – 03/12/2014
Qualtrics: Creating and Using Panels in Qualtrics – 5/21/2014
Qualtrics: Online Survey and Insight Platform / Rapidly Createing, Deployeing and Analyzing Surveys – 03/26/2014
Respondus LockDown Browser – 6/25/2014
SafeAssign / Using SafeAssign to Detect Plagiarism in Student Assignments -03/12/2014
SafeAssign – 8/20/2014 (1 hr 20 min)
Softchalk E/Learning Content Authoring System – 04/09/2014
SlideShare: Embedding PowerPoint Presentations and more in Blackboard Learn – 04/02/2014
Surveys as classroom assessments – 02/12/2014
Tool Availability – 5/28/2014

 


BLOGS & DISCUSSION BOARD:

Discussion Board Subscriptions – 02/05/2014
Working with Blogs in Blackboard Learn – 03/26/2014

 


COLLABORATE

Adding Collaborate to Course Site – 02/05/2014
Breakout Rooms: Using Breakout Rooms in Blackboard Collaborate – 4/30/2014
Collaborate Participant Interface – 02/05/2014
Collaborate Announcement: Special event to announce the availability of Blackboard Collaborate outside of Blackboard Learn. – 04/01/2014
*This is useful for groups such as student affairs that want to do events that will be attended primarily by non/UM participants: public webinars, promotional events, collaboration with people at other institutuions, etc.*

Leading a Collaborate – 02/26/2014
Using Blackboard Collaborate as a participant – 03/05/2014
Using Blackboard Collaborate in Blackboard Learn: Using the Default Course and Instructor Rooms – 04/02/2014
Polling: Creating and Using Polls in Blackboard Collaborate – 04/09/2014
Participating in a Collaborate Event on an iOS device – 4/23/2014

 


COURSE MANAGEMENT:

Announcements: Using Announcements Productively – 10/1/2014 (27 min)
Course Copies – 8/13/2014 (22 min)
Course Customization / Teaching Styles and Properties – 7/30/2014
Create a Home page for a course site – 6/4/2014
Creating a banner and/or changing the theme – 02/12/2014
Course Merges and Augments – 8/13/2014 (22 min)
Content Management – 9/10/2014 (1 hr 7 min)
Date Management in Blackboard Learn – 4/16/2014
End of Course Activities: archive course, export grade center, export grade history – 5/7/2014
Managing the “My Current Course Sites” Module in Blackboard Learn – 5/14/2014
Performance Dashboard – 9/3/2014 (1 hr)
Spring Cleaning / Improving Your Course Site – 8/20/2014 (1 hr 20 min)
Uploading a Document Package – 03/05/2014
Using NBC Learn Content in Blackboard – 03/12/2014

 


ENROLLMENT AND USER MANAGEMENT:

Badges and Certificates – 7/23/2014
Create CaneID for non/UM Students or Faculty – 03/19/2014
Groups: Using Groups in Your Course – 5/21/2014
Notification and Email Settings – 7/30/2014
Making Sign/Up Lists Using Self/Enroll Groups – 5/14/2014
Why can’t I add a specific person to a Bb course site? (blocked users) 6/25/2014

 


GRADE CENTER AND GRADING:

Setting up a Grading Scale in Blackboard – 8/6/2014
Creating a Rubric – 7/9/2014
Creating Grade Center Columns – 6/11/2014
Graded Discussion: Grading Student Interaction on the Blackboard Discussion Board – 03/19/2014
Creating a Weighted Total Column and Displaying Letter Grades in the Grade Center – 4/30/2014
Inline Grading / Crocadoc – 9/17/2014 (50 min)
End of Course Activities: archive course, export grade center, export grade history – 5/7/2014
Respondus LockDown Browser – 6/25/2014
Retention Center – 9/3/2014 (1 hr)

 


KALTURA:

Adding Kaltura video in your course – 02/12/2014
Screen Recording with Kaltura – 02/19/2014

 


MODULES:

Qwickly – 8/27/2014 (25 min)
Using a Blackboard Wiki – 8/6/2014
Wikis in Blackboard Learn – 4/16/2014

 


SOCIAL MEDIA, INTEGRATION, & SOFTWARE :

Adding Twitter to your blackboard learn course – 4/23/2014
Blackboard Mobile Learn – 5/28/2014
The New UM Blackboard Help Website – 9/24/2014 (25 min)
Yammer demonstration – 6/11/2014