Courses

How do you know if your Blackboard course materials are accessible? How do you fix it if they are not? Learn more about Blackboard Ally to determine the accessibility of your content and tips for designing your content for all learners. Discussions will include effectively adding descriptions to images, creating accessible Word documents, as well as manipulating specific content in your course to strive toward accessibility for all.


Tuesday, May 24, 2022, Zoom
Wednesday, June 22, 2022, Zoom
Each year, the global accessibility community unites on the third Thursday of May for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) to highlight the need for more inclusive digital content. May 19th marks the annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day. As part of our campus-wide commitment to inclusive education, we are participating in the third annual Blackboard Ally "Fix your Content Day." On this day, we will be on a mission to fix as many accessibility issues with course files as we can. At the end of the day, the campus with the most files improved will be recognized and awarded a prize. Join us in reaching this goal and making our content more accessible for students.How can you help? Start clicking those red and orange indicators in your Blackboard courses and improve as many files as you can. Focus on images that need a description and Word documents to start. Aim for 100% but improvement is what counts! TTaDA will be offering a virtual hands-on session to assist you in fixing your content. During this session, we will provide a brief overview of Blackboard Ally and what the indicators mean. We will have staff available to help you work on fixing specific content in your course.


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Integrated within Blackboard, Collaborate Ultra is a fully featured, live, virtual classroom solution that includes features such as audio, video, application sharing, web tours and content display. Enable further dynamic interaction between students and educators through advanced features that include polling, white-boarding, presenter on-the-fly, re-sizable chat areas and participant lists, usage analytics tools, and recorded session archives.


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Learn how to copy content from one course to another and tips/tricks for ensuring the appropriate content copies over. The session will cover making sure copied assignments/test are linked in Grade Center, how to update due dates, and how to clean up duplicate/unused content.


Monday, May 23, 2022, Zoom
Learn how to declutter your Blackboard site and avoid potential Grade Center issues by identifying and deleting unneeded materials from your Blackboard courses. Topics include removal of unnecessary items such as unused Grade Center columns and duplicated copies of old exams or quizzes from Tests, Surveys and Pools. Discussion will also include how to reduce course size and improve accessibility scores by the removal of outdated items from the Content Collection and course menu.


Thursday, May 26, 2022, Zoom
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, Zoom
Discover how to efficiently create assignments in Blackboard while designing an effective space for students to submit assignments. Topics include creating rubrics and linking them to assignments, and setting up SafeAssign to check for unoriginal content.


Monday, June 20, 2022, Zoom
Monday, July 25, 2022, Zoom
Designed for instructors who are new to Blackboard, this workshop will guide participants through the basic tasks and decisions required to set up a course in Blackboard, such as posting an announcement, adding a syllabus, and including your contact information.


This offering currently has no open sessions available for registration
Learn how to customize Grade Center in your course to fit your grading style, including setting up your Weighted Totals. Additionally, learn how to utilize Blackboard Grades Integration feature that allows you to pull final grades from Blackboard into Campus Connection.


Thursday, June 16, 2022, Zoom
Monday, July 18, 2022, Zoom
Discover how to efficiently grade assignments in Blackboard. Topics include using rubrics, grading and providing feedback using Blackboard's Annotate Grading feature, and detecting unoriginal content using SafeAssign.


Tuesday, June 14, 2022, Zoom
Thursday, July 7, 2022, Zoom
Group work within a course can be challenging. Utilizing Blackboard Groups helps you handle these potential complications, while managing expectations and reducing member conflict. Additionally, discussions regarding best practices, innovative grading, and pedagogical advantages will help to demonstrate what Blackboard Groups can do for you!


Thursday, May 26, 2022, Zoom
Wednesday, June 29, 2022, Zoom
Create Blackboard online tests and surveys to measure student knowledge, gauge progress, and gather information from students. Learn how to select and create effective questions, as well as distribute the test with the appropriate settings. Discussion will include the differences between auto-graded questions and instructor-graded questions, and the availability of test scores in the Blackboard Grade Center.


Wednesday, May 25, 2022, Zoom
Tuesday, June 7, 2022, Zoom
Wednesday, July 27, 2022, Zoom
Have you ever suspected that there might be a pattern in how your students are engaging (or not engaging) with your course content in Blackboard? The ability to investigate these patterns is right at your fingertips! With Blackboard A4L (Analytics for Learn) Integrated Learn Reports, you can now run canned reports of your courses to make data-informed decisions on course revisions. Improve your student outcomes by learning how to view learning analytics in four ways: Course at a Glance; Activity & Grade Scatter Plot; Activity Matrix; Course Submission Summary. Join this session to see how you can make data-informed decisions to improve your students' learning outcomes in your courses and see how you compare with similar courses within your department at UND.


Thursday, July 28, 2022, Zoom
Learn the basics of Omni CMS in this training session for UND.edu editors. Website users must complete this training to gain access to edit the UND.edu site. Course curriculum includes Omni page editing and design basics such as use of snippets and assets, as well as building pages and sites. Discussion will also include accessibility guidelines and template and SEO best practices. Registration will be closed 24 hours prior to the course starting.


Wednesday, June 15, 2022, Zoom
Monday, July 11, 2022, Zoom
Tuesday, August 9, 2022, Zoom
Qualtrics is a robust tool that is easy to use for creating and deploying a variety of different projects. Designed for individuals who are new to Qualtrics, this workshop will instruct participants in how to effectively create and distribute a project. Topics include constructing and editing survey questions, adding basic logic to your questions to increase usability, survey distribution options, and analyzing the results.


Tuesday, June 21, 2022, Zoom
Thursday, July 28, 2022, Zoom
Recruiting Solutions is a module of Peoplesoft, used for all recruiting processes for staff, faculty and student hires. This crash course tutorial will demonstrate the student process from posting the position to the final hire. Attendees will learn RS tips and tricks, and receive resources to ensure they are prepared to recruit and retain student employees for the 2021 - 2022 academic year.


Monday, July 11, 2022, Zoom
Is this your first year supervising student employees? If not, are you looking for a refresher or assistance as you prepare for the upcoming year? Look no further! This course will cover the resources available to student employee supervisors, as well as compliance reminders, and important dates and deadlines.


Monday, June 13, 2022, Zoom
Monday, August 8, 2022, Zoom
VoiceThread is a tool available in Blackboard that provides collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting among students and instructors. Learn how to build student engagement in your online course using VoiceThread.


Tuesday, May 24, 2022, Zoom
Thursday, June 2, 2022, Zoom
Integrated into all Blackboard courses, YuJa is an all-in-one service for recording, editing, storing, and streaming multi-formatted video and audio content across any device. Designed for individuals who are familiar with YuJa, this hands-on workshop will focus on advanced editing features. Topics will include trimming the start/end or cutting from the middle of existing videos and inserting slides, text, and other videos. As well as editing video/index chapters, captions, tracking editing actions, and adjusting audio levels.


Wednesday, July 13, 2022, Zoom
Integrated into all Blackboard courses, YuJa is an all-in-one service for recording, editing, storing, and streaming multi-formatted video and audio content across any device. Discover how YuJa can improve the viewing of your video and audio content in your courses with features such as built-in automatic captioning, mobile-device-friendly format, and automatic adjustment of the stream based on network speed, browser, and device.


Thursday, June 23, 2022, Zoom
Tuesday, July 19, 2022, Zoom
Zoom is a cloud-based videoconferencing and collaboration platform. Learn how Zoom allows you to have the flexibility to create virtual classrooms, share content, and interact with students across any device.


Wednesday, June 1, 2022, Zoom
Thursday, July 14, 2022, Zoom
Follow along with Zak Aubol, Staff Career and Professional Development Coordinator from TTaDA, to learn some intermediate level skills in Adobe Acrobat Pro. Some of the topics covered include: protecting your document, adding a watermark, creating bookmarks, and redacting content.


Thursday, July 21, 2022, Zoom
Learn the basic tools and concepts of Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. Beginning with an introduction to the Acrobat Pro work area and commonly used tools, this training will cover topics such as editing text and images, preparing fillable forms, collaborating with others, and adding external and internal links.


Wednesday, June 8, 2022, Zoom
Wednesday, August 17, 2022, Zoom
Streamline your browsing with Google Chrome. Learn how to navigate in Google Chrome more efficiently by uncovering unique features and utilizing shortcuts. Discussion will include search features and customizable settings.


Wednesday, July 13, 2022, Zoom
Gain insight into your own effectiveness regarding how you currently manage your time. Identify time wasters and learn some new tips and tools to enhance your time management skills. UND partners with Emily Holth, Sustainable Solution Services.


Wednesday, July 20, 2022, Zoom
This presentation will describe Mental Health Matters, a program through the City of Grand Forks, and discuss mental health in the workplace. This will include tips for creating a safe and healthy working environment for all, signs and symptoms of a colleague who may be experiencing a crisis, and evidence-based approaches to speaking with someone who may be struggling.


Tuesday, July 12, 2022, Zoom
Follow along with Zak Aubol, Staff Career and Professional Development Coordinator from TTaDA, to learn some more about Microsoft Tasks by Planner and To-Do. This session, shows you how to create a plan, buckets and tasks, assign tasks, and much more!


Thursday, July 21, 2022, Zoom
Follow along with Zak Aubol, Staff Career and Professional Development Coordinator from TTaDA, to learn some more about Microsoft To-Do. This session, shows you how to create tasks and lists, access your tasks from Outlook, share lists and assign tasks, and much more!


Wednesday, July 20, 2022, Zoom
Qualtrics is a robust tool that is easy to use for creating and deploying a variety of different projects. Discover some of the higher-level features that allow you to use Qualtrics most effectively. Topics will include accessing, editing, sharing, and presenting your project's data. As well as advanced tools and options such as Survey Flow, Pipe Texting, Email Triggers, and Quotas.


Wednesday, June 8, 2022, Zoom
Wednesday, August 10, 2022, Zoom