Webinars and workshops
Academic Year 2021/2022: 11:00am - 12:00 Noon
Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/CTCassignmentcafe
Friday, October 8, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Friday, November 12, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Friday, December 10, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Friday, January 14, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Friday, February 11, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Friday, March 11, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Friday, April 8, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Friday, May 13, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Teaching Collaborative is proud to partner with our colleagues at Cleveland State University’s Center for eLearning, Center for Faculty Excellence, Center for Instructional Technology + Distance Learning, Digital Design Studio, & DigitalCSU to offer regular Assignment Design Café hours! Click here for more information
Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/CTCassignmentcafe
Previous Webinars - Spring 2021
Developing a Course Blueprint for an Online Course
- Thursday, April 15th, 11:20AM - 12:20PM
- Monica Gordon Pershey, Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences
A course blueprint is an organizational tool that goes beyond the syllabus or course calendar to provide students with a one-stop blueprint of the instructor’s plans for an online course. The course blueprint is an organic document that is then updated throughout the semester to provide students with an ongoing tracking document. The course blueprint notes the weekly instructional topics and tracks how these topics are organized around readings, lectures (live or asynchronous), synchronous online tasks (some of which are flipped, meaning preparatory work done before readings or lectures, and others that are reflective, meaning done post-reading or lecture), and assignments used for grading purposes. This webinar will show examples of the development and ongoing use of course blueprints and demonstrate how following the blueprint keeps students organized and on track during remote learning experiences.
Using Innovative Technology to Center Students in Flipped Learning Experiences
- Thursday, April 8th, 11:20AM - 12:20PM
- Elena Andrei, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education, & Katie Clonan-Roy, Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Foundations
Description: In this workshop we will share how to use Remind to text your whole class or individual students, how to make videos that share your screen with Loom and Panopto, and how to have students have video discussion boards using Flipgrid.
Acting and Auditioning During a Pandemic: How to Perform on Zoom
- Thursday, April 1st, 11:20AM - 12:20PM
- Michael Suglio, Adjunct Faculty, School of Film & Media Arts
Description: Just because theaters are closed and filming opportunities are limited does not mean your craft must come to a halt. This workshop will show how many actors are continuing to work online and are auditioning for roles to be performed post-pandemic.
Quality Matters-Informed Online Course Design for Promoting Students’ Engagement
- March 31, 2021; 11:20am to 12:20pm
- Mary Gergis, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
- PowerPoint Presentation
As many instructors without an instructional design or online education background now need to conduct online classes, Quality Matters provides structure and guidance to assist with creating high-quality, engaging learning environments. The presentation aims to provide the audience with guidance for implementing Quality Matters-informed online course design with a focus on strategies for promoting students’ engagement.
Being an Emotion Scientist: The Critical Need of Balancing the Social/Emotional Needs with Academics in a Virtual Classroom
- Thursday, March 25th, 11:20AM - 12:20PM
- Steven Karaiskos, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychology
Our emotions can drive our attention, our memory, and our learning. Our emotions can impact how we integrate and process information. They also influence our relationships such as with our peers, colleagues, friends, family, and the teacher-student connection. Becoming an emotion scientist rather than an emotion judge is a skill to develop as an educator. We can then model this for our students. Through this pandemic we are all processing the grief and loss of many things including loss of in-person school, relationships, connectedness, and more. By proactively developing the skills of an emotion scientist, we can best support all our learners, during this challenging time, toward their personal and academic success. Join Steven Karaiskos, PhD, CSU professor, educator, writer, emotion scientist, and flaneur for this interactive webinar to build skills to become an emotion scientist - for you and for your students.
Adapting Face-to-Face Project-Based Film Production Courses into Hybrid Modality
- Thursday, March 18th, 11:20AM - 12:20PM
- Cigdem Slankard, Assistant College Lecturer, School of Film & Media Arts
Cidgem Slankard has adapted two film & media production courses from face to face to hybrid modality. These project-based courses typically require close collaboration among students. Cigdem's approach to hybrid modality can be summarized as minimizing face to face contact by relying on remote delivery of content activities as much as possible, while observing all safety requirements during face to face interactions.
Using Course Design and Discussion Boards to Foster Student Learning in Online Courses
- March 15, 2021; 11:20am to 12:20pm
- Marnie Rodriguez, Senior College Lecturer, Department of Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology
Building on knowledge gained through participating in several Center for Faculty Excellence and Center for E-learning opportunities at CSU, I discuss strategies to improve student learning in asynchronous online courses. Specific strategies covered in this presentation include how to improve course organization, utilize discussion board assignments, and provide feedback to students in a manageable way.
"T" is for Tweeting & Teaching
- Thursday, March 11th, 11:20AM - 12:20PM
- Beth Thomas, Assistant College Lecturer, School of Communication
Join Beth Thomas as she presents on how teachers can use Twitter to engage students in the online classroom, keep them updated on trends in their industry, and help them start building a professional presence on the web.
Using OneNote to Build a Community in Your Remote Classroom
- Thursday, March 4th, 11:20AM - 12:20PM
- Shawn Ryan, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Shawn Ryan will describe how to use the OneNote Classroom Notebook feature to build a welcoming environment for students in remote classrooms. Within this framework you can increase your connection to the students, greatly enhance course structure/ organization, and provide timely feedback on all assignments, keeping students engaged continually.
Increasing Connection in Remote F2F and Online Courses: Lessons and Strategies
- March 3, 2021; 11:20am to 12:20pm
- Reinhild Boehme, Assistant College Lecturer, School of Social Work
This webinar will explore the use of various strategies for increasing engagement in both online and remote F2F courses. We will explore the importance of student engagement with each other and the instructor in the process of increasing engagement with course content.
Blackboard Discussion Forums & Zoom Breakout Rooms: Building Class Community and Connection
- March 2, 2021; 11:20am to 12:20pm
- Maria Gigante, Assistant Professor, School of Film and Media Arts
The college classroom is not only a place to grow academically, but socially and emotionally as well. One of the biggest struggles students (and instructors!) have with remote learning is the lack of the social element. Through trial and error, I’ve found that strategic and creative use of BB Learn’s Discussion Forums and Zoom’s Breakout Rooms can help students connect with one another, express themselves, and serve as an communication tool for those who might not typically speak up in class. Helping our students build connections to one another is essential during this time of remote learning, and especially now as struggles with mental health are on the rise.
Creating an Engaged Learning Community with Microsoft Teams
- February 18, 2021; 11:20am-12:20pm
- Marcus Schultz-Bergin, Assistant College Lecturer, Department of Philosophy & Comparative Religion
This presentation will focus on the use of the Microsoft Teams platform to create a engaged learning community for remote (or hybrid) courses. This will include its value as a small group collaboration system, its assignment submission process, and the more natural and friendly method of text-based engagement.
eLearning Tools and Techniques and more
- February 16, 2021; 11:20am to 12:20 pm
- Selma Koc, Professor, Deparment of Curriculum and Foundations
This webinar will provide e-learning tools and techniques you can use in your online, remote, blended or face-to-face courses to create and support an engaging and active student learning. After this webinar, you will learn to how to develop formative assessment strategies and engaging course content to encourage and reinforce student learning. Small tips for an engaging and active teaching and learning will be included.
Know Your Why
- February 11, 2021; 11:20am to 12:20pm
- Jessica Yox, Adjunct Faculty, Monte Ahuja College of Business
In this session, we will work on determining the "why" behind your course learning objectives. If you are clear about the reasons "why" a student would learn a particular skill or topic in your course, you can design learning activities that will appeal to and meaningfully engage students. In an online or blended environment, so much student learning is compliance-based. Student-centered, timely, and personalized assessments increase engagement, learning, student satisfaction and deepen student learning of the material in the process.
Discussion Board Reboot
- February 9, 2021; 11:20am to 12:20pm
- Candice Vander Weerdt, Assistant College Lecturer, Department of Management
Online discussions can be meaningfully updated to include student presentations. These presentations allow students autonomy is the course and pride in their skills. This presentation will provide clear explanations of all the Blackboard tools needed as well as the student instructions for completing the assignment.
- Presentation PowerPoint with example videos embedded
- Discussion Board Presentation Instructions
- Discussion Board Position Paper Instructions
- Sign-up Wiki Instructions and Exam Questions
- Sample Videos:
Web-based Assessment Strategies for Student Engagement in Higher Education
- February 4, 2021; 11:20am to 12:20pm
- Xiongyi Liu, Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum & Foundations
This lecture examines the role of assessment in promoting cognitive and social engagement among college and graduate students in online and blended learning environments. Theoretical model of web-based assessment for learning will be presented and a variety of web-based assessment strategies will be introduced and illustrated with examples. Specifically, the lecture covers formative online quizzes with instant feedback, rubric-based grading of asynchronous discussion and recorded presentations, self and peer assessment, audio and video-based instructor feedback, assessment of individual and group projects, Wiki and Blog entries, etc.
Building Student Cooperative Learning and Maximizing Instructor Presence in the Online Classroom
- February 2, 2021; 11:20am to 12:20pm
- Christopher Mallett, Professor and Coordinator, BSW Program, School of Social Work
This workshop reviews a number of ways to approach and motivate cooperative student learning. First, by using an "open" testing environment built to get students to work together on discussion boards with the instructor. Second, by designing the course with maximizing instructor presence through thematic humor across the curriculum, tests, and student contact (Zoom, in-person, as able). While online learning may bore some students, it provides a forum for increased contact and presence across the students and instructor.
Design Your Own Digital Escape Room
- January 28, 2021, 11:20am to 12:20pm
- Erin Avram, Assistant College Lecturer, Deparment of Chemistry
Looking for a new and innovative way to engage your students? Digital escape rooms integrate gameplay and problem solving into any unit. These are fun and interactive activities that challenge students to look for clues and analyze ciphers based on course content in order to “escape.” In this webinar you will learn how to design your own digital escape room which involves creating web activities, crafting a digital scene with hyperlinks, and assembling a website to organize the activities. A Google account is recommended.
Cameras Optional: Faculty Panel Discussion
- Tuesday, January 12, 11:30 - 12:30 PM
Moderated by: Caryn Lanzo, Director of the Center for eLearning & Joanne Goodell, Professor & Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence
Description: Join a us for a panel discussion on how to engage students who cannot, or choose not to, turn on their cameras during synchronous class meetings. Faculty will share their methods to show how these students can still be engaged members of class discussions.
|Vendor Webinars and Training|
|Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor|
|Online Learning Consortium Summer Webinar Series|
|Session Title||Date and time||Webinar Link|
|Monday, August 17th, 1:00pm - 2:00pm|
|Blackboard for Beginners||Tuesday, August 18th, 10:00am - 11:00am|
|Tuesday, August 18th, 11:30am - 12:30pm|
|Wednesday, August 19th, 11:30am - 12:30pm||Recording|
|Thursday, August 20th, 10:00am - 11:00am|
|Monday, August 24th, 1:00pm - 2:00pm|
|Monday, August 24th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm||
|Tuesday, August 25th, 10:00am - 11:00am|
|Tuesday, August 25th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm|
|Wednesday, August 26th, 11:00am - 12:00pm||Recording|
|Wednesday, August 26th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm|
|Thursday, August 27th, 11:30am - 12:30pm||Link|
|Friday, August 28th, 10:00am - 11:00am||Recording|
|Tuesday, September 1st, 11:30am - 12:30pm|
|Thursday, September 3rd, 11:30am - 12:30pm|
Monday, August 17th, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Recording Link: us-lti.bbcollab.com/recording/51da24903d8543329cb31a3f84c68c6d
This webinar will cover how to use the CSU Online Course Template to get your course up and running quickly with a standard organizational structure. We will show you how to customize it and use it effectively.
Tuesday, August 18th, 10:00am - 11:00am
Learn how to navigate Blackboard and how to use basic tools such as create content items, send announcements and emails and create course assignments.
Tuesday, August 18th, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Zoom is a videoconferencing tool that enables participants to "join anywhere, on any device" from mobile to desktop. It can be used for distance learning, virtual meetings and collaboration sessions by providing video, audio, real-time messaging and content sharing in one application. This webinar will explore various features found in Zoom Meetings including: scheduling, inviting others, host controls, and wrap things up with Q&A.
Wednesday, August 19th, 11:30am - 12:30pm
In this webinar, we will look at some steps to quickly make a personal connection with your online students. One of the most powerful ways to do this involves using simple online communication tools and several intentional strategies. We will look at several of these communication strategies, we’ll examine the core ingredients for establishing regular communication that students can come to expect, and some steps you can take to make sure you are doing all you can to connect with students.
Thursday, August 20th, 10:00am - 11:00am
This session takes participants “beyond the basics” and delves into Zoom’s more robust features. We’ll explore screen sharing, collaborative and interactive tools (breakout rooms, polling and chat), managing participants through the security menu, and recording your meeting. The session will conclude with Q&A.
Monday, August 24th, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Panopto can be used to record lectures or presentations for your students. Panopto is a lecture capture software that allows the user to include video, audio, screen capture and slides into a recording. Panopto is integrated with Blackboard and available from all spring 2020 Blackboard course shells.
Monday, August 24th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
In this webinar, we will look at several helpful tips for facilitating online discussions from the author of Excellent Online Instruction, Aaron Johnson. These tips will look at common questions such as frequency of instructor posts to discussions, what are some effective ways to incite deeper thinking, when should instructors respond? We will also look at some of the strategies to save time and increase learning when grading discussions.
Tuesday, August 25th, 10:00am - 11:00am
Sometimes the only way to show students what you’re talking about is to write it out, and sometimes a keyboard doesn’t have the means to express complex concepts and processes such as equations, diagrams, annotations, etc. This webinar will showcase a range of hardware and software options available to instructors for recording handwritten content.
Tuesday, August 25th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
|Part 1: Intro to Collaborate Ultra|
|Part 2: Creating A Session|
|Part 3: Working with the Session Interface|
|Part 4: What’s New and Attendance Taking with Collaborate|
Use synchronous sessions to meet with your class or to meet with students individually. Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact. Collaborate with the Ultra experience opens right in your browser, so you don't have to install any software to join a session.
Wednesday, August 26th, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn how to engage your students with VoiceThread. Create presentations, in VoiceThread, and work in groups on an assignment. This webinar will show how students can create content like PowerPoint and work together to create presentations as a class assignment—having students working in groups can create exciting dialogue and engage students with content in a variety of ways.
Wednesday, August 26th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
How to create a test, add questions, and make the test available to students in Blackboard.
Thursday, August 27th, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Session Link: us.bbcollab.com/guest/c203dd4a967543dcbd90832b95aab682
Blackboard Learn offers a fully-featured grade center. Our hope is that you can leave the webinar feeling confident in how to navigate the basic features of the grade center. We will demonstrate many functions such as needs needs grading, student grade information, filtering, weighted totals, categories, column organization and more.
Friday, August 28th, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us in this Blackboard Collaborate session for a demonstration of using breakout rooms and discussion about using them in your course.
Tuesday, September 1st, 11:30am - 12:30pm
In this webinar, we will look at collaborative learning in Blackboard. Blackboard Groups offer many benefits, enabling students to work as a team to solve problems more effectively, build camaraderie and experience a greater sense of accomplishment.
Within Blackboard, you can organize students into groups so tha they can interact with each other and demonstrate their knowledge while they learn to appreciate the perspective of others and work in real-world team-like environments.
Thursday, September 3rd, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ally is an accessibility tool that is integrated with Blackboard Learn. It checks your course materials for accessibility and gives you guidance on how to improve the accessibility of your content. It also provides students with alternative formats for your content, such as audio files and electronic braille.
Join us for a demonstration of how to use Ally to improve the accessibility of your learning materials.