Faculty Center Info Hub (CSI): Faculty Center Workshop and Drop-in Session Schedule for Week of Sept. 21

Please see the online schedule for our virtual training and/or drop-in sessions being offered this week.

  • Using and Taking Attendance with Bb Collaborate: Similar to Zoom, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra allows instructors to hold synchronous class sessions or office hours fully online. Bb Collaborate affords you the ability to communicate with students live or allow the students to watch recorded sessions all from the security of your Bb online classroom. This workshop will go over how to set-up, launch, moderate, and record sessions using Collaborate, track attendance both internally and within the LMS, as well as, answer any questions you may have about it.
  • Adding Multimedia to Bb Courses: This workshop will go over the three main ways you can add video and audio files to your course on Blackboard, including main course page areas, as well as, tool areas such as discussion boards, blogs, and wikis. 
  • Setting Bb “Test Options”: When you deploy a test or survey in a content area in Bb, you can set options for aspects such as due date, duration, access attempts, presentation, etc. This workshop will examine the different parameters available and how to utilize them effectively. 

In addition to this week’s workshops, the Drop-in Center will be open from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, and 6:00pm to 7:30pm, Monday – Friday. As with the workshops, Drop-in Sessions can be accessed via the direct links below, or by using the Virtual Drop-in Center button located on the main page of the Faculty Center Info Hub (CSI) Bb Organization, available to all teaching faculty at CSI. 

There is no sign-up needed to participate in any of the sessions. To attend, simply click on the access link provided next to the session date/time you want to attend 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 to ensure you receive credit for having attended). Select Join Session after typing your full name.

For more information or questions about any of the trainings listed above, please feel free to contact me directly at kristen.lindtvedt@csi.cuny.edu.

By Kristen Lindtvedt, MATLT