Both online and face-to-face courses can benefit from a welcoming and informative course orientation. This two-part workshop, facilitated by Karen Herold, Instructional Technology Assistant, will demonstrate how to hold a live, virtual orientation session in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra to get students engaged and focused in your course. It will also demonstrate how to create a recorded orientation using video, audio, and screencasting that gives students the flexibility to watch the orientation anytime and from any device.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact. Blackboard Collaborate Ultra sessions can be started from any Blackboard course in which you are enrolled as the instructor, and links to live and recorded sessions can be easily shared with students. Collaborate with the Ultra experience opens right in your browser, so you don’t have to install any software to join a session.

  • Part 1: Thursday, November 9, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., D242 OR  Friday, November 10, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., D278
  • Part 2: Thursday, November 16, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., D242 OR  Friday, November 17, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., D278

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Attend both parts of the workshop and demonstrate an innovation you make in your online or face-to-face classroom at the Series Showcase to earn CEUs or a stipend (see details in Cornerstone Series Showcase).

Questions? Please contact the Academy at 847.925.6174,