Teaching Technologies
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
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Important Dates  

Time:
10:00 AM–11:00 AM Wednesday Dec 20, 2017
Location:

Room 2404 Digital Computer Lab

Description:

Please attend if you have questions about your grading, your final grades being calculated correctly, grade scales displaying correctly, or how to download the final grades.

Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning/Technology Services

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
10:00 AM–11:00 AM Friday Dec 22, 2017
Location:

Room 156G Armory Building

Description:

Please attend if you have questions about your grading, your final grades being calculated correctly, grade scales displaying correctly, or how to download the final grades.

Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning/Technology Services

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
10:00 AM–11:00 AM Wednesday Jan 3, 2018
Speaker:

Dan Hahn

Location:

online

Description:

Attend this live orientation online to learn how to set up and use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra from within your Illinois Compass 2g course. Preview and practice using common features, ask questions and test your hardware so you can be prepared to teach online with Collaborate Ultra. 

Registration is encouraged but not required.  

Join the session by following the link below. You can also join this room at any time to test your hardware and preview the interface. 

http://go.illinois.edu/collaborientation

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Technology Services

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
1:30 PM–2:30 PM Thursday Jan 4, 2018
Location:

Room 428 Armory Building

Description:

Tests  - Come learn how to create online tests that can be automatically graded and learn some of the best practices for giving online quizzes and tests.

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning/Technology Services

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
3:00 PM–4:00 PM Friday Jan 5, 2018
Location:

Room 428 Armory Building

Description:

In this hands-on workshop participants will practice building and organizing content within the Illinois Compass 2g environment, including teaching tools and the Grade Center. The workshop facilitator will also provide examples of best practices drawn from research on teaching and learning in both online and face-to-face settings.

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is an online collaborative learning tool that allows instructors to create synchronous, virtual classrooms to make web conferencing with student simpler, easier, and more reliable. It’s built right into Illinois Compass 2g, making online course delivery easy and productive.

Synchronous Online Course Sessions - Collaborate allows you to hold virtual class sessions with students dispersed around the globe. You can present your PowerPoint, share media, respond to student questions and even create breakout rooms to have students work collaboratively during a synchronous class session.

Virtual Office Hours - By allowing students to participate in office hours virtually, you open up the opportunity to engage with more students without having to tie yourself to your physical office. Students can ask questions, discuss class material, go over assignments, and more, whenever and wherever is most convenient for you.

Online Study Lounge - Unlike a chat box or discussion thread, Collaborate offers easy, real-time communication, increasing the opportunities for students to meet virtually and help prepare for upcoming exams, or complete group assignments. By adding an online study lounge to your Compass 2g space, you increase the chances for students to engage with and learn from one another.

Online Group Work and Presentations - Having student groups prepare and present documentation of their coursework is a great way to help them reflect upon their learning and build their presentation skills; with Collaborate, you can offer a similar opportunity for your online students. Student groups can meet online at their convenience to create and practice their presentations, then use Collaborate to present virtually to you and the class.

Share Your Computer Screen - The tools in Collaborate allow you to share exactly what’s on your computer screen with all participants. That means you can not only share your PowerPoint presentations, you can also demonstrate software, annotate images, explain complicated illustrations and highlight key phrases or concepts within a text.