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Faculty Technology Center workshops, Nov. 4–8

by Michelle Saport  |   

The following workshops are available for registration at the Faculty Technology Center for the week of Nov. 4-8:

Open Lab Monday Nov. 4, 9-11 a.m. UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 214 or via Blackboard Collaborate

Open lab time for instructors to get assistance from FTC's instructional designers. No registration necessary to attend.

Integrating Student Assignments & Assessments with Blackboard Gradebook Center Monday, Nov. 4, 1-2:15 p.m. UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 214 or via Blackboard Collaborate

Are you ready to create new student assignments and assessments that reflect your course goals and objectives?  Do you want to learn more about how you may use the Gradebook Center to reflect student progress?  Join us for a workshop to explore the flexibility of assignments, assessments and grading methods supported within Blackboard.  Ensure that your student assessment strategy is accurately reflected by your Blackboard Gradebook Center.

Documenting Learning with ePortfolios Wednesday, Nov. 6, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 214 or via VTC*

This fall, the Faculty Discovery Common will be reading "Documenting Learning with ePortfolios, A Guide for College Instructors." The book provides higher education instructors with a theory-to-practice approach for understanding the pedagogy behind ePortfolios and tips for helping students use them for recording and reflecting on their learning in multiple contexts. The authors outline a framework of six critical iterative tasks to undertake when implementing ePortfolios for student success. Filled with real-life models of successful ePortfolio projects, the book also includes guidance for faculty development to support the use of ePortfolios and covers the place of ePortfolios in institutional assessment efforts.

Come join the discussion and learn how ePortfolios can work for you. Free copies of the book are available by contacting the FTC.

*Contact the FTC at (907) 786-4496 for more information on VTC.

Technical Writing-Instructions and Tutorials Thursday, Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 214 or via Blackboard Collaborate

Are you responsible for writing instructions or tutorials? Are you support personnel (for students or instructors) who explains the same processes multiple times per week? Maybe you want help making your syllabus more readable?

This workshop, led by UAA English faculty, will help you get started in writing clear instruction sets or tutorials, which can then be used as a resource for others or repurposed. Topics include task-oriented instructions, usability and testing, chunking, formatting and publishing to the web.

Come with an instruction set or tutorial draft or plan. You will have the opportunity for user testing follow-up by FTC staff.

Open Lab Friday, Nov. 8, 1-3 p.m. UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 214 or via Blackboard Collaborate

Open lab time for instructors to get assistance from FTC's instructional designers. No registration necessary to attend.

For more information on FTC workshops, to register for a workshop or to join a session via Blackboard Collaborate, visit the Faculty Technology Center workshop calendar.

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