Current Sessions

Summer Workshop: AI Generated Test Questions
Date/Time:
Monday August 5, 2024 11:00 am
Location:
McN Library TLC – R324

Creating good test questions can be a difficult and time-consuming process. To lighten the load, faculty often refer to pre-created question banks – such as those made by textbook publishers, testing services, and shared by peers. Blackboard’s AI Design Assistant provides another potential source for assessment questions. In this session, we’ll look at how we can use the Design Assistant to generate various types of questions based on our course material, and then refine them into questions that more accurately assess your students’ comprehension of the course material. 

August 5, 2024

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

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Summer Workshop: Creating Learning Modules with AI
Date/Time:
Monday August 5, 2024 10:00 am
Location:
McN Library TLC – R324

In this workshop, we will explore the AI Design Assistant’sAuto-Generate Learning Modules functionality. In this session, we will familiarize ourselves with Blackboard’s learning modules, discussing how their functionality differs from folders. Then we’ll dig into the Auto-Generate Modules tool, which will create modules for us based on parameters we provide, including text information like a brief course description or list of learning outcomes. We will look at examples of it in action and discuss its strengths and limitations. 

August 5, 2024

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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Summer Workshop: Finding Inspiration in AI Generated Assignment, Discussion, and Journal Prompts
Date/Time:
Tuesday August 6, 2024 11:00 am
Location:
McN Library TLC – R324

Blackboard’s AI Design Assistant can also be found in an ultra-style course’s Assignment, Discussion, and Journal tools. In this session, we will look at some examples of how the tool can be used to create a variety of course activities. We’ll also discuss some AI prompt best practices that will help you get better initial results. 

August 6, 2024

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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Summer Workshop: Kicking Off Rubric Creation with AI
Date/Time:
Tuesday August 6, 2024 10:00 am
Location:
McN Library TLC – R324

When provided alongside assignment instructions, rubrics are an excellent way to clearly communicate your expectations to students. When used to grade, rubrics you keep your scoring consistent across student submissions, and provide students with at least a minimal level of feedback on their performance. Unfortunately, Blackboard’s click-to-score rubrics can be a little tedious to construct – lots of little boxes to type or paste into. That’s where Blackboard’s AI Design Assistant can really help. In this session, we will look at how we can use the Design Assistant to streamline our clickable rubric creation process, putting you in the position of only needing to refine recommended text to suit your assessments, rather than type the whole thing out from scratch.  

August 6, 2024

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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Summer Workshop: Enhancing Engagement and Presence through Multimedia Tools and Content
Date/Time:
Wednesday August 7, 2024 11:00 am
Location:
McN Library TLC – R324

During this session, we will explore strategies for incorporating multimedia content such as video and audio recordings into teaching practices; we will also outline several multimedia assignments students can complete (across the disciplines). By leveraging multimedia tools and content, instructors can enhance their presence in learning environments, foster community among students, provide effective feedback, and create opportunities for student engagement and reflection. We will begin by providing a general overview of several strategies and techniques before demonstrating how to implement them using the tools provided through the academic technologies. Participants will have time to engage in guided exploration of the recommended tools and strategies and brainstorm ideas for multi-media assignments at the end of the session.

August 7, 2024

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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Summer Workshop: Efficient, Every Day Course Management Strategies
Date/Time:
Wednesday August 7, 2024 10:00 am
Location:
McN Library TLC – R324

This professional development session will equip you with practical strategies to improve the effectiveness of your courses while saving valuable time in your daily routine. This opportunity will help you gain valuable insights and practical tools for a more streamlined and impactful teaching experience!

August 7, 2024

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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