Webinars & Training

Highlighted Webinars

 

Creating & Grading Assignments in Blackboard Ultra

Testing in Blackboard

Using the Gradebook in Blackboard Ultra

Creating Engaging Online Discussions with your students

 

Remote Learning Basics Webinars

 

  1. Blackboard Ultra Basics - Blackboard Ultra is an online learning management system that allows you to facilitate your course online. This workshop will provide instruction on how to access your courses, learn how to create and upload content and files, use discussion boards and other communication tools, and how to input grades in the gradebook.
    • Watch. The password to view is Penguin2020 (passwords are case sensitive).
  2. Blackboard Collaborate - Blackboard Collaborate is a conferencing and collaborative tool that you can use to meet synchronously with your students.  You will learn how to schedule a session, hold virtual office hours, facilitate an interactive web conference, share files, use breakout groups and share recordings with your students. 
    • Watch. You can access the video using your YSU credentials.
  3. WebEx Meetings/Teams - Webex Meetings is a video conferencing tool that allows you to meet synchronously online with your students. During the meeting, you can share content, create a poll, and annotate your screen.  Meetings will record the session, create a transcript of the session and the recordings can be linked, downloaded, and shared with your students. You can also use Webex Meetings as a lecture capture tool to record your lecture and share it with students. Webex Teams is a shared collaborative teams space where you can create spaces for group projects, message students, upload files, schedule office hours, start meetings and whiteboard.
    • Watch. The password to view is Penguin2020 (passwords are case sensitive).
  4. Instructional Media  - Instructional Media tools enable you to connect and engage with students in various ways.  We will be assisting you in how to create quick using Webex or Screencast-o-matic and easy videos, upload them to Microsoft Stream, use OneDrive for distributing material and how you can provide feedback to students.  Tips on how to best use your Office 365 online tools and calendars.
    • Watch. The password to view is Penguin2020 (passwords are case sensitive)


Summer Toolkit Series

 

  1. Getting Started -- Watch Recording; Slides PDF - This workshop is a survey of the best practices and university supported tools that will enable to you set the expectations for your course, ensure your course is equitable, communicate with your students, and provide information on resources for students that need assistance with using class technologies.
  2. Instructional Basics --  Watch Recording; Slides PDF - This survey workshop moves beyond Getting Started and provides best practices and tools, depending on the modality, suggests ways you can distribute course material, assess student learning, maintain academic integrity and host live lectures.
  3. Instructional Advanced -- Watch Recording; Slides PDF - This workshop will provide ideas, resources, and ways for students to demonstrate a skill, give an online presentation, encourage their learning and facilitate a lab remotely.
  4. Engaging Students -- Watch Recording, Slides PDF - As you continue to build your course it is important that you provide ways for students to engage in the learning process.  This workshop will provide ideas and ways to personalize your course, help your students engage with the content and help them participate in a class discussion.   The workshop will also provide tools and best practices for hosting and managing a simultaneous face-to-face and online audience.
  5. Supporting Success -- Watch Recording, Slides PDF - It is important that students stay involved in the course.  This workshop will provide you with various ways to check student understanding of content, provide them quality feedback, ideas to help keep them motivated and involved in the course.
  6. Connecting Students -- Watch Recording, Slides PDF - Retention studies show that one of the major components of retaining students is that they feel supported, connected to campus and connected to each other.  This workshop will provide information how students can work on group projects together successfully, ways they can connect with each other and you and the campus support resources available to them in the areas of academic support, physical and mental health support, and how to assist a student in distress.

Supplemental Training Videos

 

Blended Course DESIGN:

View recording (password Penguin1). Participants will learn a backward design approach and instructional strategies that will help faculty planning new fall modalities, or as a backup plan for traditional courses.

Blackboard Ultra Exceptional Course Showcase & Overview: 

Ever wonder what an exemplary online course looks like? Join Cyberlearning to learn about online course design best practices and get ideas for your own classes by seeing your colleague's examples! Watch Recording (Password: tPr329BM)

Supporting Students Mental Health Remotely

Find out how faculty and staff can support students' mental health needs during online instruction. You will learn the value of asking, listening, acknowledging, supporting, challenging, and connecting. We will discuss your role and scope of care as an educator and learn about additional resources to you and your students. Webinar delivered by Dr. Ann Jaronski, Director of YSU Student Counseling Services.

Academic Student Support for Remote Learning

We know that some of your students may be struggling academically right now, and that you want to help them. Becky Varian, Center for Student Progress Director, will present ways we can support students, and what resources are available to help. 

Online speeches? Yes, it can work!

Online speeches work best with careful planning and preparation. In this hour-long webinar, Cary Wecht and Dorian Mermer (Department of Communication)  walk you through the steps to set up your assignment and assessments to maximize speech quality.

    safe return to the classroom with covid (8/4/2020)

    View recording (password Penguin1) Members of the "Calendar Scenarios for a Safe YSU" Taskforce, will share key information and prepare you to return to your classrooms this fall. Provost Smith will also lead a Q&A session after the presentation. Topics include the "For Pete's Sake" safety campaign information, syllabus statements, attendance tracking, and face-covering policies. Download supplemental slides on collecting attendance using the YSU App for contract tracing.

    Tips & Tools to Working Digitally

    View recording (password: eP3D72nm). This training is a survey workshop of multiple available tools and platforms and best practices for successfully working remotely or additional ways to use these tools while working on campus.

    LinkedIn Learning

    View recording (password: bNupjJ3p). LinkedIn Learning curates a wide variety of engaging videos and tutorials that feature expert instructors. Courses cover thousands of technology, business and creative skills. Use this University wide resource to assist in flipping your classroom, assign homework or develop your own personal skills.

    Webex Meetings & Teams

    View recording (password: zThyccg7). Webex Meetings is a video conferencing tool that allows you to meet synchronously online with your students. During the meeting you can share content, create a poll, and annotate your screen. Meetings will record the session, create a transcript of the session and the recordings can be linked, downloaded, and shared with your students. You can also use Webex Meetings as a lecture capture tool to record your lecture and share with students. Webex Teams is a shared collaborative teams space where you can create spaces for group projects, message students, upload files, schedule office hours, start meetings and whiteboard.


    Visit the Faculty Shared Resources page for videos and training guides made by YSU Faculty for YSU faculty.


    Recommended External Webinars & Training
     

    Best practices

    • The Key to Teaching Online? Rapport. This is a great recorded webinar providing practical tips for what you can do right now to help your students stay (or get) engaged for the rest of the semester. Available here.
    • Good Practice in Online Course Design: this webinar series, by the Association of College and University Educators, is a fantastic resource on areas like welcoming students, facilitating online discussions, and engaging students in readings. View recordings under "wrap up."
    • Getting ready for summer online classes? Check out this short article, "Ten Best Practices for Teaching Online" by J.V. Boettcher for some core online principles to keep in mind as you plan.
       

    Contact Cyberlearning staff to be added to the "Preparing to Teach Online" course, a self-paced Blackboard course that gives an overview of best practices in online instruction.

    Technology