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Contact the Instructional Design Studio

Today's Hours: 8:30 - 5:00 [ALL]

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

Email: ids@udmercy.edu

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Upcoming events

Calculating Columns in the Grade Center

    The Grade Center offers a variety of tools for automatically calculating grades. While the Weighted Total tool can handle many situations, additional calculations are sometimes necessary. In this session, we'll go over the various Calculated Column tools and discuss the ways in which these tools can help to calculate subtotals, add bonus points to a column, display alternate grade views to students, adjust assignment/assessment grades, and more.

    Scheduled Sessions:

    Tue 02/10/2015 11:00 - 11:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Nathan Blume (blumena@udmercy.edu)

    Tue 02/10/2015 11:00 - 11:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Nathan Blume (blumena@udmercy.edu)

    Tue 02/10/2015 1:00 - 1:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Nathan Blume (blumena@udmercy.edu)

    Tue 02/10/2015 2:00 - 2:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Nathan Blume (blumena@udmercy.edu)

    Wed 02/11/2015 10:00 - 10:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Nathan Blume (blumena@udmercy.edu)

    Wed 02/11/2015 11:00 - 11:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Nathan Blume (blumena@udmercy.edu)

    Wed 02/11/2015 1:00 - 1:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Nathan Blume (blumena@udmercy.edu)

    Wed 02/11/2015 2:00 - 2:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Nathan Blume (blumena@udmercy.edu)

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Online Tests and Quizzes

    Tests and Surveys offer a great way for faculty to assess learning, measure student progress, and gather information regarding the effectiveness of the course itself. Creating tests in Blackboard allows you to easily gain insight into student understanding and retention. Blackboard testing saves class time, and tests saved within the course site can be used again and again. Students benefit by gaining immediate grading and instant feedback; faculty benefit by realizing a less stressful testing experience overall. In this session we'll look at building online tests, from the mechanics of building an online test using Blackboard's tools or IDS's document-to-test conversion service, to strategies for constructing online assessments that discourage student cheating, to tools for evaluating the effectiveness of individual test questions. Want to learn more? Join us for this workshop and learn how easy it is to create online tests and quizzes.

    Scheduled Sessions:

    Tue 02/03/2015 10:00 - 10:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Linda Papa (papalw@udmercy.edu)

    Tue 02/03/2015 11:00 - 11:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Linda Papa (papalw@udmercy.edu)

    Tue 02/03/2015 1:00 - 1:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Linda Papa (papalw@udmercy.edu)

    Tue 02/03/2015 2:00 - 2:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Linda Papa (papalw@udmercy.edu)

    Wed 02/04/2015 10:00 - 10:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Linda Papa (papalw@udmercy.edu)

    Wed 02/04/2015 11:00 - 11:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Linda Papa (papalw@udmercy.edu)

    Wed 02/04/2015 1:00 - 1:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Linda Papa (papalw@udmercy.edu)

    Wed 02/04/2015 2:00 - 2:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Linda Papa (papalw@udmercy.edu)

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Optimize Your Blackboard Course

    This session will cover how to set up a Blackboard course site that is easy for both you and your students to use. We'll look at how to simplify course navigation, making your documents and assignments easier for students to locate. We'll also introduce some tools that simplify the process of managing students and their work. In this session we'll also look at the course template, available to any interested faculty, which simplifies the process of building a well-organized course site with built-in help resources.

    Scheduled Sessions:

    Tue 02/24/2015 10:00 - 10:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Anthony Cressey (cressean@udmercy.edu)

    Tue 02/24/2015 11:00 - 11:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
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    Tue 02/24/2015 1:00 - 1:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Anthony Cressey (cressean@udmercy.edu)

    Tue 02/24/2015 2:00 - 2:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Anthony Cressey (cressean@udmercy.edu)

    Wed 02/25/2015 10:00 - 10:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Anthony Cressey (cressean@udmercy.edu)

    Wed 02/25/2015 11:00 - 11:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Anthony Cressey (cressean@udmercy.edu)

    Wed 02/25/2015 1:10 - 2:00
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Anthony Cressey (cressean@udmercy.edu)

    Wed 02/25/2015 2:00 - 2:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Anthony Cressey (cressean@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 02/17/2015 10:00 - 10:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Russell Davidson (davidsor@udmercy.edu)

    Tue 02/17/2015 11:00 - 11:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Russell Davidson (davidsor@udmercy.edu)

    Tue 02/17/2015 1:00 - 1:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Russell Davidson (davidsor@udmercy.edu)

    Tue 02/17/2015 2:00 - 2:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Russell Davidson (davidsor@udmercy.edu)

    Wed 02/18/2015 10:00 - 10:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Russell Davidson (davidsor@udmercy.edu)

    Wed 02/18/2015 11:00 - 11:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Russell Davidson (davidsor@udmercy.edu)

    Wed 02/18/2015 1:00 - 1:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Russell Davidson (davidsor@udmercy.edu)

    Wed 02/18/2015 2:00 - 2:50
    Where: McNichols Campus Library 3rd Floor Conference Room (324)
    Presented by: Russell Davidson (davidsor@udmercy.edu)

    REGISTER NOW

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