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Phone: 313-578-0580
Text [beta]: 313-288-2060

Email: ids@udmercy.edu

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Assessments & Grading

    From blog posts to term papers, Blackboard has made it easy to grade student work online. This session covers various methods of recording scores and providing feedback on student work across a range of Blackboard tools. Particular attention is paid to how the similarities between these tools make them easy to manage, and how rubrics can be employed to both speed the grading process and help students understand how their scores were earned and what (if anything) they need to do to improve. Finally, we'll look at how grades get organized on the students' My Grades page, and review how faculty can preview student grading and feedback.

    Scheduled Sessions:

    Thu 07/09/2015 10:00 - 10:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Linda Papa (papalw@udmercy.edu)

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Copyright and online content

    Can I post this PDF on my course site? How do I provide online students with access to this article? This book chapter? These are common questions that arise when developing online course content. In this session, we'll discuss copyright, the UDM Libraries' online resources, and different strategies for providing students with online access to books, articles, audio, video, and images.

    Scheduled Sessions:

    Tue 07/07/2015 10:00 - 10:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Anthony Cressey (cressean@udmercy.edu)

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Discussion Board, Blogs, Journals, & Wikis

    Blackboard has four tools for fostering student interactions that do not require folks be online at the same time: discussion boards, blogs, journals, and wikis. In this session we look at what makes each tool distinct, paying attention to their particular strengths and weaknesses. We'll also run down some ways to structure activities using these tools that respect the time of both faculty and students. From this discussion faculty will be able to select the appropriate tool for different kinds of educational activities.

    Scheduled Sessions:

    Wed 07/08/2015 11:00 - 11:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Nathan Blume (blumena@udmercy.edu)

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How are we doing? Optimizing the student-teacher feedback loop

    A high level of student-teacher interaction is critical to providing students with an excellent online education experience. This session covers a range of ways you can interact with your students, as individuals, in groups, and with the class as a whole. We'll also discuss ways to streamline these interactions, including identifying students who need special attention, and how to write and store student emails and announcements in a way that they can be easily re-used in future terms or across various classes. Discussion includes sending email from the grade center, help forums on the course site, virtual office hours, mid-course teacher evaluations, and achievement badges.

    Scheduled Sessions:

    Wed 07/08/2015 10:00 - 10:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Nathan Blume (blumena@udmercy.edu)

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Introduction to teaching online

    Setting up an online course can be daunting. We'll help ease that process by going over the basics of online course development. Attendees will have a better handle on how to approach both building a new online course and transitioning from a face-to-face course to an online course. While the primary focus of our discussion will be developing fully-online courses, faculty will find the strategies discussed in this session useful in providing better online enhancements to their traditional classes.

    Scheduled Sessions:

    Mon 07/06/2015 10:00 - 10:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Russell Davidson (davidsor@udmercy.edu)

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Recording Lectures

    Whether you're teaching online, thinking about flipping your face-to-face course so more class time can be spent interacting, or just looking to supplement your course with additional material, you may be looking for a way to provide your students with an online lecture experience. In this session we'll look at some of the available options, including lecture capture, pre-recorded slideshows, desktop whiteboarding, and audio-only solutions. We'll discuss the pros and cons of each approach, look at the tools available, how they work, and their availability.

     

    Scheduled Sessions:

    Tue 07/07/2015 11:00 - 11:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Anthony Cressey (cressean@udmercy.edu)

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Testing Online

    In this workshop we explore how our approach to test creation and a considered application of test options can result in tests that encourage and ensure student academic honesty. Rather than focus on the nuts and bolts of test and question creation, we will discuss how a pool-based philosophy of online test creation provides an opportunity to create more flexible exams, quizzes, and student self-assessments. We'll discuss how the new feedback option set can be employed to allow students to get good feedback on their online tests while still reducing opportunities to share work. We'll also shed some light on how the item analysis tool can help you refine your tests to improve their quality for future course offerings, or to adjust credit on current attempts.

    Scheduled Sessions:

    Thu 07/09/2015 11:00 - 11:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Linda Papa (papalw@udmercy.edu)

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UDM's Online Course Template

    The Instructional Design Studio's online course template helps streamline the online course development process. Our template includes built-in help guides for students, and follows a modular format which makes progressing through an online course easy for students to follow. While not required for online courses, it may serve as a useful jumping-off point for faculty developing online courses either on their own or with the help of an instructional designer. In this session, we’ll look at the template, talk about how it incorporates various instructional design strategies, and collect feedback on how the template may be improved.

    Scheduled Sessions:

    Mon 07/06/2015 11:00 - 11:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Russell Davidson (davidsor@udmercy.edu)

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