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Upcoming Events and Workshops-February

Using Pre-Recorded Lectures to Enhance the Classroom Experience- February 10

Have you ever had a student that just can’t follow along with lectures, no matter how hard they try? Do you have a class of ESL students? Are you going to a conference this semester and missing a class or two? Looking for a way to solve all these problems? Oh, does CTL have a solution for you! Come learn all the ways your classroom could benefit from the wonders of pre-recorded lectures this semester and get some tips and tricks along the way.


Friday, February 10, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm, SBET 127, RSVP to Kaitlin Hodgdon khodgdon@callutheran.edu

Blackboard: Assignments-February 15

The assignments tool enables you to collect student documents uploaded in Blackboard. Use it to create, manage, and distribute activities that assess students in meaningful ways beyond traditional objective tests.

The Grade Center's organization and management capabilities are incorporated into the assignments tool, allowing you to provide feedback and grades efficiently.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm, Swenson #111, RSVP to Natalina Parker nparker@callutheran.edu

Blackboard: Discussion Boards-February 22

The Discussion Board is an area where instructor and student comments are organized into an asynchronous conversation. Participants can post and reply to others' posts. Some faculty members provide discussion boards for student-driven help sessions, content generation and group collaboration. Students who are reluctant to speak in the classroom have been known to participate more in this setting.

Discussion boards can approximate the Socratic Method, allowing discovery through discussion. Although designed for text-based interaction, various media (image, video) and attached files can also be shared.

Conversations are organized within a topic forum as threads that contain a main posting and all corresponding replies. Discussion boards can be restricted to a particular date range or group of students. Evaluation tools in Blackboard allow you to monitor student participation. If desired, grades can be entered in the Grade Center.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm, Swenson #111, RSVP to Natalina Parker nparker@callutheran.edu

Recorded Lectures—Solutions for Your Subject Walk-In Workshop-February 22-24

Recorded Lectures—Solutions for Your Subject Walk-In Workshop

Implementing new technology can be hard, especially if you don’t know where to start. For several days, our Lecture Capture Specialist will be available for walk-ins to discuss specific solutions for your class, your subject, your topics. It’s a workshop all about you! Better yet, if you want more time, more focus, or can’t meet at these hours you still get solutions! Contact Kaitlin Hodgdon for an appointment to talk more about your lecture needs. contact: Kaitlin Hodgdon at khodgdon@callutheran.edu

SBET 114:

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 1:30 pm-4:30 pm

Friday, February 24, 2017, 11:00 am-2:00 pm