• Teaching & Technology Series

Blackboard Tools Tour
Tuesday, September 20, 1– 2:30pm

Ever wonder about all those tools listed on Blackboard? Want to learn what they are and what they do? At this session, you will be able to see how each tool works and decide whether or not it might work for you. No prior Blackboard experience is necessary.

Elena Garofoli, Academic Learning Technologist, Sawyer Business School

Using Wikis in the Classroom
Thursday, October 13, 1– 2:30pm

This presentation demonstrates how wikis can be used to create synthesized learning environments, allowing content to extend beyond the traditional classroom’s four walls. Wikis create a collaborative, learner-centered space that enhances traditional course content management. To be effective, wikis cannot be used as supplemental tools in the classroom—they need to be the classroom. Past course experiences with wikis will be shared with participants.

Mish McIntyre, Program Coordinator, NESAD

Facilitating Online Discussions
Tuesday, October 18, 1– 2:30pm

Confused by Blackboard’s discussion boards? Want to extend your face-to-face classroom dialogs online? Want to formulate questions that will stimulate in-depth conversation?
This session will be held in one of the computers labs so you can interact hands-on with discussion board forums and posts, and begin to ask questions that will stimulate in-depth conversations with the different types of learners you teach.

Elena Garofoli, Academic Learning Technologist, Sawyer Business School

Using Blackboard to Increase Student Interactivity
Thursday, October 27, 1-2:30pm

Take an introductory tour of some of Blackboard's features and tools that facilitate engagement and interactivity, and learn some best practices. Tools covered will include discussion boards, blogs, journals, wikis, email, groups, and document sharing.

Michelle Bolser, Instructional Technologist, Academic Computing, CAS


What Twitter Is and How to Use It in the Classroom
Tuesday, November 15, 1– 2:30pm

You may have heard about Twitter or even seen it in action at our first annual technology symposium in May.
In this workshop you will learn how to tweet yourself and how others are already using it in their courses. We will also discuss how you can bring this social media tool to your classroom.

Please Note: You are welcome to bring a laptop in order to create a Twitter account during this session.

Elena Garofoli, Academic Learning Technologist, SBS