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Dive In Faculty Technology Workshop

Blackboard Below the Surface!

When it comes to Blackboard, there are wonderful treasures that lurk below the surface. This session investigates the "deep end of the pool" with these topics:

  • First we'll take a look at using Blackboard's social tools to enhance learning while investigating the concept of Universal Design. The goal of Universal Design is to give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. We'll investigate the principles and best practices of Universal Design while experiencing the Blackboard Wiki tool.

  • Next we'll cover the "Top 10 List" ways to make your Blackboard course accessible for users with different physical capabilities as well as mobile devices

  • In the final lap of the morning we'll look at ways to organize course content, avoiding Grade Center disasters, and incorporating graphics in your courses

Dive In Home

Pool Schedule

Please note the different time schedules on each day.

Day 1 - Wednesday


Pool Maintenance - Welcome and Introductions


Blackboard Below the Surface (breaks interspersed)


Everyone out of the pool! (free lunch - pizza)


Take the Media Plunge (breaks interspersed)


Closing the Pool

Day 2 - Thursday


Reflection Pool - Time to Journal


Swim Smart - SMART Products/Office 2013


Water Safety Break


Bait the Hook - Writing Good Questions


Different Strokes for Different Folks - Student Engagement Examples


Everyone out of the pool! (free lunch - Carnivore Catering)


Pool Exercise - small group work


Water Safety Break - Ice cream & give-aways!


Crossing the Finish Line - group presentations


Closing the Pool

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Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:11:04 AM