Quality Matters, Blended Learning, and Blackboard Learn Tracks

May 20-21, 2013 @ Health and Learning Center Multi-Purpose Rooms 2nd Floor  

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric

Blended Learning Bootcamp

Blackboard Learn Updates


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Applying the Quality Matters Rubric

The Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) workshop is QM's flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses. It is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM Rubric and process of course review.  The APPQMR is the pre-requisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a QM Peer Reviewer.  (This is a 6 hour workshop in aface-to-face format.)

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop Part 1 AM

The Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) workshop is QM's flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses. It is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM Rubric and process of course review.  The APPQMR is the pre-requisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a QM Peer Reviewer.  (This is a 6 hour workshop in aface-to-face format.)

Melody Buckner
Melody Buckner

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop Part 2 PM

The Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) workshop is QM's flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses. It is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM Rubric and process of course review.  The APPQMR is the pre-requisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a QM Peer Reviewer.  (This is a 6 hour workshop in aface-to-face format.)

Melody Buckner
Melody Buckner

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric to Blended Learning Courses

Ann Randall
Ann Randall
Matthew Minister
Matthew Minister

Lunch & Blackboard Learn Template

If you are developing a new Bb Learn course, or modifying an existing one, there is a new template, developed by e-Learning using Quality Matters concepts, that can help you start the process. Its purpose is to give you some ideas about how to structure your course, to provide instructors and students access to helpful resources, and to create some consistency across courses for students. We'd love to get your input as we continue to develop the template.

Ann Randall
Ann Randall
Larry MacPhee
Larry MacPhee
Erin Shelley
Erin Shelley
Walter Nolan
Walter Nolan

Blended Learning Bootcamp

We will answer the following questions: What is blended learning? How do I mesh online and face-to-face learning activities? What blended learning techniques can I use? We will answer the following questions: How do I build my sample module? How do I make this work in Blackboard Learn? How did I do and what do I do next?  (4 hours face-to-face broken into 2 segments)

Blackboard Learn Updates

Service Pack 11/12 offers these great new features

Templates 

 

What's new in Blackboard Learn via Collaborate

Tue May 21, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm Online - via Collaborate

[NOTE: Join the Collaborate session here: http://tinyurl.com/bblearn-qm-5-21-13
The session will be open to participants 15 minutes early; please make sure to join at least 10 minutes early so that you may set up your audio devices. We will not have time to troubleshoot your connection during the session.]

New Blackboard Learn Features

On May 23, Blackboard Learn will be upgraded to include a number of major improvements. This session will provide a quick walkthrough of many of these exciting new features, including:

Test Improvements

  • Add exceptions for individual students or groups – you can now schedule extra time or makeup quizzes without having to make a second copy of your test!
  • Schedule what kind of feedback your students will see… for example, you can schedule the release of the student’s score immediately, but the correct answers only after the availability has ended.

Inline Assignment Grading

  • View assignments and provide feedback – including comments, highlighting, etc. – right within the web browser, instead of having to download attachments.

Calendar Enhancements

  • Add calendar items automatically based on activity due dates!
  • Drag-and-drop a calendar entry, and the due date updates itself.

Discussion Board Enhancements

  • Set up your forum so that a student may not see other students’ posts until he has posted his own thread.

Content Editor Improvements

  • Edit HTML files right within Bb Learn, even if they weren’t created in Bb Learn.
  • No more worries about “bad code” as a result of pasting from Word!

Social Learning

  • Connect with others more easily – in your courses, at the University, and even at other institutions.
  • Set up your own Spaces to share common interests, do group work, etc.

Retention Center

  • See at a glance which students may be at risk, may not be engaging with the course, or may just need a little nudge in order to be successful.
Related Links: tinyurl.com/bblearn-qm-5-21-13   
Dan Stoffel
Dan Stoffel

What's New in Blackboard Learn

New Blackboard Learn Features

On May 23, Blackboard Learn will be upgraded to include a number of major improvements. This session will provide a quick walkthrough of many of these exciting new features, including:

Test Improvements

  • Add exceptions for individual students or groups – you can now schedule extra time or makeup quizzes without having to make a second copy of your test!
  • Schedule what kind of feedback your students will see… for example, you can schedule the release of the student’s score immediately, but the correct answers only after the availability has ended.

Inline Assignment Grading

  • View assignments and provide feedback – including comments, highlighting, etc. – right within the web browser, instead of having to download attachments.

Calendar Enhancements

  • Add calendar items automatically based on activity due dates!
  • Drag-and-drop a calendar entry, and the due date updates itself.

Discussion Board Enhancements

  • Set up your forum so that a student may not see other students’ posts until he has posted his own thread.

Content Editor Improvements

  • Edit HTML files right within Bb Learn, even if they weren’t created in Bb Learn.
  • No more worries about “bad code” as a result of pasting from Word!

Social Learning

  • Connect with others more easily – in your courses, at the University, and even at other institutions.
  • Set up your own Spaces to share common interests, do group work, etc.

Retention Center

  • See at a glance which students may be at risk, may not be engaging with the course, or may just need a little nudge in order to be successful.
Dan Stoffel
Dan Stoffel