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Tech Tuesdays from Drake ITS

All sessions will include time for Q&A. Each month we'll have different topics designed to provide you with resources to use technology more efficiently in your job (and possibly your life). Some Tech Tuesday topics are being offered twice, please register below by session.

August

Getting Started with Blackboard

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 1 p.m. in Olmsted TMR 132

We will be providing some basic tips and tricks for working with Blackboard. We will focus on course menus, navigation, grade center setup, and more.

NOTE: Please bring your own laptop or other internet capable devices. If you don't have a laptop or internet capable device, consider borrowing one from the laptop kiosk located in the lobby of Meredith Hall.

Taught by Karly Good & Clayton Mitchell, ITS 

Eventbrite - Getting Started with Blackboard

Setting up Your Blackboard Course to Match Your Syllabus

Tuesday, August 28 at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. in Olmsted TMR 132 

This practical, hands-on session will help you to take what is provided in your completed syllabus and build your Blackboard course to match what you have already developed.

NOTE: Please bring your own laptop or other internet capable devices. If you don't have a laptop or internet capable device, consider borrowing one from the laptop kiosk located in the lobby of Meredith Hall.

Taught by Karly Good, ITS

Eventbrite - Setting up Your Blackboard Course to Match Your Syllabus Requirements

Eventbrite - Setting up Your Blackboard Course to Match Your Syllabus Requirements

 

September

Making the IT Service Portal Work for You

Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. in Olmsted TMR 133 

The IT service portal is a place to find answers to frequently asked technology questions and to request help when needed. Find out how easy it is to make and track requests. Whether you’ve used the IT Service Portal or not, we’ll help you understand how to use it more effectively, and how it can make your work life easier.

Taught by Carla Herling & Clayton Mitchell, ITS

Eventbrite - Making the IT Service Portal Work for You

Enhancing Communication through Blackboard

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. in Olmsted TMR 132 

Learn to promote, create and maintain open communication channels through using a variety of tools in Blackboard. We will focus on learning more about automated notifications from the system as well as other means to communicate and collaborate.

NOTE: Please bring your own laptop or other internet capable devices. If you don't have a laptop or internet capable device, consider borrowing one from the laptop kiosk located in the lobby of Meredith Hall.

Taught by Karly Good & Clayton Mitchell, ITS

Eventbrite - Enhancing Communication through Blackboard

Eventbrite - Enhancing Communication through Blackboard

Using Office365 for Educational Information & Collaboration

Tuesday, September 18 at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. in Olmsted TMR 132 

What is Office365? What tools are included in the suite? How can you use them for student access and collaboration? How can you leverage these tools and bring mobile technologies into your classroom?

NOTE: Please bring your own laptop or other internet capable devices. If you don't have a laptop or internet capable device, consider borrowing one from the laptop kiosk located in the lobby of Meredith Hall.

Taught by Clayton Mitchell, ITS

Eventbrite - Using Office365 for Educational Information & Collaboration

Eventbrite - Using Office365 for Educational Information & Collaboration

 

October

Collaborative Instruction in the Classroom

Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. in Olmsted TMR 132

Collaborative learning involves students working in peer groups or with an instructor. Leveraging technology can remove the need for physical proximity and time. This session will cover different resources available to facilitate this type of instruction. This session will focus Office 365 tools as well as other available resources across the web.

NOTE: Please bring your own laptop or other internet capable devices. If you don't have a laptop or internet capable device, consider borrowing one from the laptop kiosk located in the lobby of Meredith Hall.

Taught by Clayton Mitchell, ITS

Eventbrite - Collaborative Instruction in the Classroom

Project Management I

Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. in Olmsted TMR 132

Have a project idea? Come learn when and how to submit your idea for review. We’ll share the technology project request review process, timing for reviews, and how to create both the Business Case and Return on Investment (ROI) documentation. We’ll end by sharing basic project management processes with you which will serve as the foundation for the Project Management 2 session coming in the spring.

Taught by Kris Brewster, ITS

Eventbrite - Project Management I

How Do I Keep My Information Safe?

Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. in Olmsted TMR 132

Have you been impacted by a breach or identity theft, or just want to know how to keep your own and your family’s information safe? Join a conversation about the latest trends in cybercrime and some easy ways to protect your identity and information at home and at Drake.

Taught by Peter Lundstedt, ITS

Eventbrite - How Do I Keep My Information Safe?

 

November

Assessing Learners in Blackboard

Tuesday, November 6, at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. in Olmsted TMR 132

Delve into learning about a multitude of student creation tools for assessing learning. Instructors will learn how to manage assignments, tests, and other assessments.  We will also look at some of the reporting options tied to assessments.
 
NOTE: Please bring your own laptop or other internet capable devices. If you don't have a laptop or internet capable device, consider borrowing one from the laptop kiosk located in the lobby of Meredith Hall.

Taught by Karly Good, ITS

Eventbrite - Assessing Learners in Blackboard

Eventbrite - Assessing Learners in Blackboard

Internet Search Best Practices

Tuesday, November 13 at 1 p.m. in Olmsted TMR 132

This session will help you hone your abilities to navigate massive amounts of information online, be a better searcher, find quality sources, and be more confident with online technology.

Taught by Dan Chibnall, Cowles Library

Eventbrite - Internet Search Best Practices

Making Qualtrics Work For You

Tuesday, November 27 at 1 p.m. in Olmsted TMR 132

This session will briefly introduce how to use Qualtrics and move on to investigate how you can use it in your work. By the end of this session, you’ll know the key question types most often used, get some ideas on how to incorporate Qualtrics tools into your position, and where to go for assistance.

Taught by Christine Marchand, Office of Institutional Research & Assessment

Eventbrite - Making Qualtrics Work For You

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