Faculty Center Info Hub (CSI): Online Blackboard Workshops for Week of Apr. 13 – 17

We hope you are enjoying this last day of Spring Break. This week we would like to invite you to participate in one of the following virtual training sessions being offered by the Faculty Center for Professional Development:

  • Interacting with Students in Blackboard: Asynchronous Strategies & Best Practices: An overview of some of the best ways to interact, communicate, and collaborate with your students asynchronously online using the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Organizing Course Content in Blackboard: Best Practices: When using Blackboard to deliver course materials to your students in a fully online environment, how easy it is for students to find and access what they need is extremely important. This workshop will go over some of the best ways to organize your course’s content it is easily accessible by your students. 
  • Fully Online: Intro to the Blackboard Classroom Environment: Learn the basics of the Blackboard learning management system and prepare to manage your course(s) fully online. You will learn some effective methods for setting up your course environment, as well as an overview of Blackboard’s navigation, course tools, communication, and assessment features. 
  • Keeping Collaborate Sessions Secure: How to Ensure Only Your Students Have Access:  Discusses the steps needed to ensure the security of your sessions. Please note: in general, there is no need to provide alternative access to any Collaborate session you hold inside your course(s). Students automatically have access to the online course room as enrolled members of your course. The workshops listed below will go over the steps needed to ensure only your registered students have access to your course sessions.
  • Troubleshooting in Blackboard: A Virtual FAQ Q&A: Something not looking or working as you want it to inside your Blackboard course? Do you have a question about creating content, or interacting with students via Blackboard? Or another general question pertaining to the Blackboard Learning Management System? If so, attend this open question and answer forum hosted by one of the Blackboard LMS Specialists from the CSI Faculty Center.

There is no sign-up needed to participate in any of the trainings offered. To attend, simply click on the access link provided anytime within 15 minutes of the start of the workshop. Once clicked, Blackboard Collaborate will appear at the top of the screen. It will show the specific training session you are joining and offer a place for you to type your name (please enter both your first and last name). Select Join Session after typing your full name.

Workshop TitleDateTimeLocationAccess Link Phone Dial-in Info If you do not have  speakers or headphones
Interacting with Students in Bb: Asynchronous Strategies & Best Practices Mon 4/1310:00amOnlineEnter HERE571.392.7650 PIN: 597 888 0956
Organizing Course Content in Bb: Best PracticesMon 4/1312:00pmOnlineEnter HERE 571.392.7650 PIN: 597 888 0956
Fully Online: Intro to the Bb Classroom EnvironmentMon 4/13  2:00pmOnlineEnter HERE 571.392.7650 PIN: 597 888 0956
Keeping Collaborate Sessions Secure: How to Ensure Only Your Students Have AccessMon 4/13 
4:00pmOnline
Enter HERE 571.392.7650 PIN: 377 524 9953
Keeping Collaborate Sessions Secure: How to Ensure Only Your Students Have AccessMon 4/136:00pmOnlineEnter HERE 571.392.7650 PIN: 377 524 9953
Interacting with Students in Bb: Asynchronous Strategies & Best Practices 
Tue 4/1410:00amOnlineEnter HERE 571.392.7650 PIN: 597 888 0956
Organizing Course Content in Bb: Best PracticesTue 4/1412:00pmOnlineEnter HERE 571.392.7650 PIN: 597 888 0956
Keeping Collaborate Sessions Secure: How to Ensure Only Your Students Have AccessTue 4/142:00pmOnlineEnter HERE 571.392.7650 PIN: 377 524 9953
Keeping Collaborate Sessions Secure: How to Ensure Only Your Students Have AccessTue 4/144:00pmOnlineEnter HERE 571.392.7650 PIN: 377 524 9953
Troubleshooting in Bb : Online Q&A HourTue 4/146:00pmOnlineEnter HERE 571.392.7650 PIN: 377 524 9953
Interacting with Students in Bb: Asynchronous Strategies & Best PracticesWed 4/1510:00amOnlineEnter HERE 571.392.7650 PIN: 597 888 0956
Organizing Course Content in Bb: Best PracticesWed 4/15 12:00pmOnlineEnter HERE 571.392.7650 PIN: 597 888 0956
Keeping Collaborate Sessions Secure: How to Ensure Only Your Students Have AccessWed 4/15 2:00pmOnlineEnter HERE  571.392.7650 PIN: 377 524 9953
Keeping Collaborate Sessions Secure: How to Ensure Only Your Students Have AccessWed 4/15 
4:00pmOnlineEnter HERE 571.392.7650 PIN: 377 524 9953
Troubleshooting in Bb : Online Q&A HourWed 4/15 6:00pmOnlineEnter HERE 571.392.7650 PIN: 377 524 9953
Interacting with Students in Bb: Asynchronous Strategies & Best PracticesThu 4/1610:00amOnlineEnter HERE 571.392.7650 PIN: 597 888 0956
Organizing Course Content in Bb: Best PracticesThu 4/1612:00pmOnlineEnter HERE 571.392.7650 PIN: 597 888 0956
Keeping Collaborate Sessions Secure: How to Ensure Only Your Students Have AccessThu 4/162:00pmOnlineEnter HERE 571.392.7650 PIN: 377 524 9953
Keeping Collaborate Sessions Secure: How to Ensure Only Your Students Have AccessThu 4/164:00pmOnlineEnter HERE 571.392.7650 PIN: 377 524 9953
Troubleshooting in Bb : Online Q&A HourThu 4/166:00pmOnlineEnter HERE 571.392.7650 PIN: 377 524 9953
Interacting with Students in Bb: Asynchronous Strategies & Best PracticesFri 4/1710:00amOnlineEnter HERE 571.392.7650 PIN: 597 888 0956
Organizing Course Content in Bb: Best PracticesFri 4/1712:00pmOnlineEnter HERE 571.392.7650 PIN: 597 888 0956
Keeping Collaborate Sessions Secure: How to Ensure Only Your Students Have AccessFri 4/172:00pmOnlineEnter HERE 571.392.7650 PIN: 377 524 9953
Keeping Collaborate Sessions Secure: How to Ensure Only Your Students Have AccessFri 4/174:00pmOnlineEnter HERE 571.392.7650 PIN: 377 524 9953
Troubleshooting in Bb : Online Q&A HourFri 4/176:00pmOnlineEnter HERE571.392.7650 PIN: 377 524 9953

For question about any of the trainings listed above, please contact Kristen Lindtvedt at kristen.lindtvedt@csi.cuny.edu.

Please note: Due to the fluid nature of things, we ask you not rely on our Center phone extensions as all Faculty Center staff members are currently working virtually due to the campus closure. However, staff will be present within this Hub and on email all day so please utilize these formats, as well as the text and chat options provided where applicable.

By Kristen Lindtvedt