Instructional Technology and Classroom Integration  

EDC 1202

The changing nature of technology and the new research on distance learning and technology integration makes it challenging for faculty to stay current on issues of instructional technology. This course is designed to meet the needs of faculty on these issues by allowing the faculty member to tailor the instruction by selecting workshops specific to those needs.

This semester CETLA has scheduled a series of workshops on MS Expressions Web that may be used in conjunction with a project to meet the requirements of EDC 1202.  The session descriptions and schedule may be found below.

Participants will receive one hour of credit for completing 16 hours of instruction from the various workshops presented. To enroll, register for EDC 1202 Section 150 at the Records Office  (see PDF file:  EDC 1202 Course Description ).


Testing - Beyond Multiple Choice — 02/18/16, 12:00 – 1:30pm, CETLA
An in depth look at testing with Blackboard.  This session will explore all of the options available for testing within Blackboard, including the use of the Respondus lock down browser and the use of the Monitor web cam tool. Session  participants will also learn how to evaluate the statistics for test questions to determine which questions are fair and which should be improved.

Blackboard Performance Data — 02/25/16, 12:00 – 1:30pm, CETLA
Session participants will be introduced to the tools available in Blackboard to track student activities and identify which course resources are being viewed by which students and when. 

Diagnosing Student Issues – 03/03/16, 12:00 – 1:30pm, CETLA
An in depth look at how Blackboard instructors can determine whether or not issues reported by students, (such as faulty test submission and failures), are valid.  This is a CSI Blackboard approach to student claims of course difficulties.

10 Time Saving Tips for Blackboard Faculty — 03/10/16, 12:00—1:30pm, CETLA
Session participants will be introduced to ten Blackboard time saving practices, including grade center management, parent child /course grade center smart views, assignment document formats and inline grading of documents. 

Advanced Blackboard Topics - 03/17/16, 12:00 –1:30pm, CETLA
Participants in this ninety minute hands on session will learn how to use the newer tools available  in Blackboard. The most exciting new tool available is the content library, a centrally located place where content may be shared amongst sections and divisions.

Faculty and staff are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions at their convenience.  Faculty members who intend to complete all five sessions and a Blackboard project may register for EDC 1202 -150 and be compensated with one hour of salary movement or a $150 stipend.  Faculty who will be enrolling in EDC 1202-150 should complete the professional development activity form and register for the course