Blackboard Sessions


Registration is now open for the 2017 Ann Arbor Faculty Institute Thursday May 18, 2017

Deadline to register is Friday, May 12. Sign up for as many programs as you are able to attend.

Registration link (for all programs)

8:30-10:00: Blackboard Grade Center
with Jan Weisenbach
Based on a recent CUAA Faculty survey, the first part of this session will answer Blackboard-related questions. In the second part of this session we will show you how to set up a grade center in Blackboard, with focus on specific issues CUAA Faculty have experienced.

10:15-12:00: Managing Difficult Conversations in the Classroom
with Jeffery Schwehm and Glenda Waterman
A discussion on different approaches to facilitating discussions on controversial topics in the classroom with suggestions on how one may handle those expected and unexpected "hot moment(s)" that may occur during these types of classroom discussions.

12:00-1:30: Assessment Report Working Lunch
with Elizabeth Peckham and members of the Assessment Committee
Do you have questions on your assessment report? Would you like to get feedback? Come have lunch with the assessment committee! The assessment committee will be available during lunch to provide guidance and assist with any questions you might have about the report.

1:30-3:00: Teaching through Simulation
with Anita Simmons, MSN, RN
Learn how simulation is being used as a teaching strategy in nursing, Justice and Public Policy, and other programs at CUAA and how it could be integrated into your course. During this session, you will have the opportunity to watch footage of previously recorded simulations, participate in a simulation in a variety of roles (actor, student, observer), and hear about the effectiveness of simulation from faculty who have used it.

3:15-4:45: Blackboard Learn Collaborate
with Susan Gallanis and Justin Frisque
Learn how to use Blackboard Learn Collaborate, a web conferencing tool you can use to meeting virtually and synchronously with your students. You will also learn how can allow groups of students to meet virtually and synchronously without the instructor needing to be present (for example, group projects).