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Office of Open Learning: Workshops

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As we all face the challenge and promise of moving rapidly to online learning as a result of the Corona virus' impact on our daily lives, support for developing your online teaching and for using the educational technology tools available to you is more important than ever. The Office of Open Learning is working closely with our colleagues in the Centre for Teaching and Learning and IT Services, as well as the campus community, to provide the support you need as a teacher heading online.

Options for support are being continuously updated to meet the needs of the campus, and the current courses, workshops and experience are available below. Courses and workshops include our 5-day Introduction to teaching online, and the half-day Online Teaching 101 course, as well as faculty-specific sessions.

If you need immediate support, please visit the Virtual helpdesk in the BB Cafe Organization site Virtual Classroom (Note: Log in to Blackboard before clicking the link above to go directly to the virtual classroom) or if that link doesn't work, use the guest link. Hours and updates are posted on the COVID-19 Preparedness Workshops page. If you require customized or tailored help that can't be addressed in the virtual classroom, please submit a ticket at uwindsor.ca/bbhelp and let us know what you need. Please note that the volume of requests is very high at this time, but we will do our best to accommodate your requests as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience! Other ways to get started include:

Show past offerings

Thursday, January 6, 2022

YuJa and Blackboard – Creating and Managing Video Assignments – Lunch and Learn

Registration closes January 05, 2022.
Schedule: Thursday, January 06, 2022, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Location: Online (Blackboard Collaborate)
Instructors: Lorie Stolarchuk
Harnessing the power of YuJa as a tool within Blackboard releases new and innovative ways to offer student assessment using multimedia. Instructors and their assistants will see how to set up an assignment in Blackboard and engage student creativity whereby students connect their work done or hosted in YuJa back to their assignment. Topics for the lunch and learn demonstration include:
  • Setting up an assignment in Blackboard
  • Adding the YuJa tool to your course menu
  • Configuring your YuJa Course Channel and requesting modifications
  • Accessing content in YuJa from within a Content Area
  • Accessing content from YuJa that can be linked to Blackboard
  • Learning how students can share their YuJa work directly to you
  • Publishing to a channel and adding the channel to your course, and
  • Enabling student publishing to your channel

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Creating gradable YuJa quizzes to embed into your course site – Lunch and Learn

Registration closes January 12, 2022.
Schedule: Thursday, January 13, 2022, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Location: Online (Blackboard Collaborate)
It is strongly recommended that you attend the YuJa Part 1 workshop or have experience with creating and editing videos in YuJa prior to attending this session. YuJa is more than just a video creation and hosting service. Did you know you can also build gradable quizzes directly into your videos? This feature can be used for formative or summative assessment providing valuable feedback on video material in your course to facilitate student learning along the way. Implementing YuJa quizzes within Blackboard will automatically embed a Grade Centre column within your site to be able to show results immediately, be used for grades, or the results can be kept hidden. Topics for the lunch and learn demonstration include:
  • Activating YuJa's LTI connection through Blackboard's integration
  • Creating a quiz in YuJa for use in a Blackboard site
  • Posting a quiz in Blackboard for grading
  • Grading a quiz (and modifying a grade if needed), and
  • Accessing a video's analytics features

Thursday, January 20, 2022

YuJa and Blackboard – Creating and Managing Video Assignments – Lunch and Learn

Registration closes January 19, 2022.
Schedule: Thursday, January 20, 2022, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Location: Online (Blackboard Collaborate)
Instructors: Lorie Stolarchuk
Harnessing the power of YuJa as a tool within Blackboard releases new and innovative ways to offer student assessment using multimedia. Instructors and their assistants will see how to set up an assignment in Blackboard and engage student creativity whereby students connect their work done or hosted in YuJa back to their assignment. Topics for the lunch and learn demonstration include:
  • Setting up an assignment in Blackboard
  • Adding the YuJa tool to your course menu
  • Configuring your YuJa Course Channel and requesting modifications
  • Accessing content in YuJa from within a Content Area
  • Accessing content from YuJa that can be linked to Blackboard
  • Learning how students can share their YuJa work directly to you
  • Publishing to a channel and adding the channel to your course, and
  • Enabling student publishing to your channel

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Creating gradable YuJa quizzes to embed into your course site – Lunch and Learn

Registration closes January 26, 2022.
Schedule: Thursday, January 27, 2022, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Location: Online (Blackboard Collaborate)
It is strongly recommended that you attend the YuJa Part 1 workshop or have experience with creating and editing videos in YuJa prior to attending this session. YuJa is more than just a video creation and hosting service. Did you know you can also build gradable quizzes directly into your videos? This feature can be used for formative or summative assessment providing valuable feedback on video material in your course to facilitate student learning along the way. Implementing YuJa quizzes within Blackboard will automatically embed a Grade Centre column within your site to be able to show results immediately, be used for grades, or the results can be kept hidden. Topics for the lunch and learn demonstration include:
  • Activating YuJa's LTI connection through Blackboard's integration
  • Creating a quiz in YuJa for use in a Blackboard site
  • Posting a quiz in Blackboard for grading
  • Grading a quiz (and modifying a grade if needed), and
  • Accessing a video's analytics features

Thursday, February 3, 2022

YuJa and Blackboard – Creating and Managing Video Assignments – Lunch and Learn

Registration closes February 02, 2022.
Schedule: Thursday, February 03, 2022, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Location: Online (Blackboard Collaborate)
Instructors: Lorie Stolarchuk
Harnessing the power of YuJa as a tool within Blackboard releases new and innovative ways to offer student assessment using multimedia. Instructors and their assistants will see how to set up an assignment in Blackboard and engage student creativity whereby students connect their work done or hosted in YuJa back to their assignment. Topics for the lunch and learn demonstration include:
  • Setting up an assignment in Blackboard
  • Adding the YuJa tool to your course menu
  • Configuring your YuJa Course Channel and requesting modifications
  • Accessing content in YuJa from within a Content Area
  • Accessing content from YuJa that can be linked to Blackboard
  • Learning how students can share their YuJa work directly to you
  • Publishing to a channel and adding the channel to your course, and
  • Enabling student publishing to your channel

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Creating gradable YuJa quizzes to embed into your course site – Lunch and Learn

Registration closes February 09, 2022.
Schedule: Thursday, February 10, 2022, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Location: Online (Blackboard Collaborate)
It is strongly recommended that you attend the YuJa Part 1 workshop or have experience with creating and editing videos in YuJa prior to attending this session. YuJa is more than just a video creation and hosting service. Did you know you can also build gradable quizzes directly into your videos? This feature can be used for formative or summative assessment providing valuable feedback on video material in your course to facilitate student learning along the way. Implementing YuJa quizzes within Blackboard will automatically embed a Grade Centre column within your site to be able to show results immediately, be used for grades, or the results can be kept hidden. Topics for the lunch and learn demonstration include:
  • Activating YuJa's LTI connection through Blackboard's integration
  • Creating a quiz in YuJa for use in a Blackboard site
  • Posting a quiz in Blackboard for grading
  • Grading a quiz (and modifying a grade if needed), and
  • Accessing a video's analytics features

Thursday, February 24, 2022

YuJa and Blackboard – Creating and Managing Video Assignments – Lunch and Learn

Registration closes February 23, 2022.
Schedule: Thursday, February 24, 2022, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Location: Online (Blackboard Collaborate)
Instructors: Lorie Stolarchuk
Harnessing the power of YuJa as a tool within Blackboard releases new and innovative ways to offer student assessment using multimedia. Instructors and their assistants will see how to set up an assignment in Blackboard and engage student creativity whereby students connect their work done or hosted in YuJa back to their assignment. Topics for the lunch and learn demonstration include:
  • Setting up an assignment in Blackboard
  • Adding the YuJa tool to your course menu
  • Configuring your YuJa Course Channel and requesting modifications
  • Accessing content in YuJa from within a Content Area
  • Accessing content from YuJa that can be linked to Blackboard
  • Learning how students can share their YuJa work directly to you
  • Publishing to a channel and adding the channel to your course, and
  • Enabling student publishing to your channel