Faculty Workshops

Fri February 26

Blackboard Learn to ASAP Grade Transfer

Office of Digital Learning

Mayra Collins

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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Mon February 29

Leap into Open Educational Resources: The Virtues of Free Textbooks

UTSA Libraries

Nicole Finkbeiner

Associate Director of Institutional Relations, OpenStax College

In her role with OpenStax College, Nicole Finkbeiner focuses on providing advice and support for institutions implementing OER on their campuses. A graduate of Kellogg Community College, Western Michigan University, and Michigan State University, she worked in marketing, public relations and college relations for community colleges prior to joining the OpenStax College team.

1 - 3 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room (Side A)   |  Main Campus

OpenStax College will share testimonials and statistics highlighting the powerful impact that free textbooks are having. UTSA faculty will also share their experiences with open textbook adoption and implementation. Information about open textbook mini-grants available to UTSA faculty for fall 2016 will also be shared.

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Fri March 04

Strategies to Manage Courses with Large Number of Students, Sections, and TAs

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

This session will present guidelines for managing large online classes, such as: using teaching assistants, effective communication and teaching techniques, and best practices in the online classroom.

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Tue March 08

Grantsmanship Lunch and Learn: Proposal Budgeting—Beyond the Basics

UTSA Research

Amy Ossola-Phillips

Director, Research Service Center for Engineering

Jennifer Silver

Director, Research Service Center for Liberal & Fine Arts, Business and Honors College

12 - 1:30 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

Facilitators will provide an overview of intermediate topics in proposal budgeting, including personnel costs, subawards, and cost sharing-. Q & A discussions to follow.

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Tue March 08

The PowerPoint Storyboard: The Path to Engaging Educational Video

Office of Online Learning

Staci Osterkamp

Lecturer in the Department of Sociology

Jose Carrillo

Producer in OIT Distance Learning/Video Production

2 - 3:30 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.12D   |  Faculty Center Digital Studio   |  Main Campus

This class will show you how to use Microsoft PowerPoint as a storyboarding tool to create dynamic educational videos for your course.

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Wed March 09

Rubrics and Feedback (via audio and inline grading) for Assignments

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

An important component of successful teaching is developing efficient assessment strategies and methods. In this session you will explore the Assignment tool in Blackboard and how to provide written and audio feedback to students. Rubrics for various types of assignments will be analyzed and discussed. The inline grading tools available in Blackboard will be explored to provide feedback.

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