Faculty Workshops

Mon February 15

Thriving in Stressful Times

UTSA Libraries, Honors College & the Sue E. Denman Distinguished Chair in American Literature

Roxanne Donovan

Associate Professor, Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies
Wellstar College of Health and Human Services, Kennesaw State University

Dr. Donovan earned a PhD and MA in clinical psychology and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Connecticut. Her scholarship and teaching examine how the intersections of socio-structural variables such as gender and race impact mental health and well-being. Dr. Donovan is a licensed psychologist in Georgia and provides consultation and training on healthy ways to increase productivity, reduce stress, and integrate oftentimes competing work-life priorities. See Dr. Donovan's full bio >>

1 - 3:30 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room, Side A   |  Main Campus

Stress can be detrimental to our health, well-being, relationships, and productivity. Many of us underestimate how stressed we are and lack effective coping mechanisms. Dr. Roxanne Donovan offers a faculty workshop that teaches how to identify stressors; how to reduce stress; and healthy ways to cope with stress.

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Tue February 16

Logistics for Setting up Video Assignment in your Course

Office of Digital Learning

Sailaja Athyala

Instructional Designer for the Office of Digital Learning

2 - 3 p.m.   |  MS 1.03.14   |  FIT Lab   |  Main Campus

Creating a video can be a powerful resource for learning as it helps students develop visual, information, and digital literacies. Engaging students in the production of a video can captivate and motivate students to learn more in-depth about the subjects they study, and promote creative expression, individual reflection, and higher-order thinking skills.

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Wed February 17

Finding your Voice: How to Write an Engaging Script

Office of Digital Learning

Nancy O Hall

Lecturer in the Department of Writing Core Program

Claudia Arcolin

Instructional Designer for the Office of Digital Learning

Vanessa Garza

Instructional Developer for the Office on Digital Learning

11 - 11:45 a.m.   |  MS 1.03.14   |  FIT Lab   |  Main Campus

You've planned to record a video. You've chosen the right location, and gotten familiar with the technology you will use. And you've written a script that effectively addresses course content. But, even you have to admit it's a bit impersonal. Perhaps, you could use a few pointers on how to take that script from dry to engaging, or maybe you just need a little help putting the “you” in online course scripting.

If you are interested in creating more engaging scripts that reflect both content and personality, well, this Coffee Break is for you.

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Thu February 18

Facilitating Group Work online Via Blackboard Collaborate/Skype for Business

Office of Digital Learning

Sailaja Athyala

Instructional Designer for the Office of Digital Learning

3 - 4 p.m.   |  MS 1.03.14   |  FIT Lab   |  Main Campus

Participants will be able to evaluate models and processes that support effective group work, learn tools/features that address challenges of group activities for faculty and students and discuss a group work activity.

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Fri February 19

Facilitating Group Work online Via Blackboard Collaborate/Skype for Business

Office of Digital Learning

Sailaja Athyala

Instructional Designer for the Office of Digital Learning

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.   |  MS 1.03.14   |  FIT Lab   |  Main Campus

Participants will be able to evaluate models and processes that support effective group work, learn tools/features that address challenges of group activities for faculty and students and discuss a group work activity.

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Mon February 22

Blackboard Learn to ASAP Grade Transfer

Office of Digital Learning

Sailaja Athyala

Instructional Designer for the Office of Digital Learning

10 - 11 a.m.   |  MS 1.03.14   |  FIT Lab   |  Main Campus

In this session you will learn how to set up the Blackboard Grade Center to communicate with ASAP to transfer Midterm and Final grades.

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