Events for Faculty This Week at CLT (May 13-17)

Teaching, this Summer?  Join CLT for some Summer Fun!

CLT is offering workshops in May that designed to help you use technology to teach more effectively and to help you save time.   The workshops will be held in the Center for Learning and Teaching’s Faculty Development Lab, Gornto 411.

You must register to attend these workshops.  Please log in at and use the teachODU module or click Events in the top navigation.

For more information: Send email to or phone Susan Boze at 683-3172.

Blackboard Jumpstart for First-Time Users

Tuesday 5/14  - 4:30-6:30pm

In this fast paced, focused session, you will learn the critical skills about using Blackboard, particularly if you are using it for the first time and need to get your course ready quickly. It’s also a great opportunity for those who have been using Blackboard for a while to refresh their view and see how it has changed over the past several years. Topics will include course management, content organization, basic communication, and using the grade center.

Blackboard Grade Center

Wednesday 5/15 - 10am-noon

Explore the features of the Grade Center. Some topics covered include: Entering and over-riding grades; Linking the Grade Center to assignments, discussion, blogs, wikis and tests; Calculating Grades by Total Points or by Weights; and Integrating Bb Grade Center with Excel.

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 2: Beyond the Basics – Thursday 5/16 – 1:30-3:30pm Adobe Connect is an online meeting tool where faculty and students can engage in synchronous collaboration using text, audio, and/or video. Participants in online meetings can also share applications and a whiteboard during the meeting. This is a two part series where Adobe Connect 1: Basics is a pre-requisite for Adobe Connect 2: Beyond the Basics.

In the "Beyond the Basics Workshop" participants will explore and practice using the many "beyond basics" features and tools as they relate to content presentation, student presentation, collaboration, document sharing, small group work, recordings, and more. 

Other Summer Offerings

After the annual Faculty Summer Institute on Teaching and Learning which is being held May 21-22, a variety of workshops and events are available in June, July, and early August.  Review the online schedule at and join us for some summer fun!



Posted By: Alison Schoew
Date: Mon May 13 15:37:15 EDT 2013