Webinars & Training

Upcoming Live Webinars



blackboard collaborate

Wednesday, August 12th, 3-4PM -- RSVP

Blackboard Collaborate is a web-conferencing and collaborative tool that you can use to meet synchronously with your students. In this session, you will learn how to schedule and facilitate an interactive web conference, share files, record sessions, and use breakout groups with your students. 

Blended Course Webinar: Wednesday,  August 5th, 1-4pm

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 back up plan for traditional courses.

safe return to the classroom with covid: tuesday, August 4th, 2-3:0pm

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.

Faculty PLANNING CIRCLES

A Faculty Planning Circle provides the opportunity to meet with other faculty, share ideas and approaches, seek ideas and feedback on your course changes, and get support from other faculty that are facing similar challenges as we all prepare for the fall semester. Several circles have started; contact hlfuhrman@ysu.edu if you are interested in joining or starting another.

Open question sessions

Drop-in virtually anytime between 10-12 on Monday to talk through planning for your fall courses.


Summer Workshop Series

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Toolkit WORKSHOP RECORDINGS


Getting Started -- Watch Recording

Recording Password: 4zG83ZJ2

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.

Instructional Basics --  Watch Recording

Recording Password: WkfKdjX4

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.

Instructional Advanced -- WATCH RECORDING

Recording Password: VpSex36c

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.

Engaging Students -- WATCH RECORDING

Recording Password: fTC6vmZE

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.

Supporting Students -- RECORDING COMING SOON

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.

Connecting Students -- RECORDING COMING SOON

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.

 

Technology WORKSHOP RECORDINGS

 

Microsoft Teams -- RECORDING COMING SOON

Microsoft Teams is a productivity tool for communication, collaboration, and organization. Administrative participants will learn how to: • Create a Team for collaboration • Schedule meetings • Connect with colleagues using web conferencing, calls and screen sharing • Record meetings • Share files with group.

Tips & tools to Working Digitally -- Watch Recording

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 -- Watch Recording

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 -- WATCH RECORDING

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.

 

Remote Learning Basics - Training 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)

Supplemental Training Videos


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!

Creating Engaging Online Discussions with your students: 

Join Cyberlearning to explore best practices in creating discussion boards, writing effective prompts, communicating clear expectations, and facilitating online discussions.

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.

Testing in Blackboard

Using the Gradebook in Blackboard Ultra


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