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Wimba, Blackboard seminars scheduled for instructors

Wimba, Blackboard seminars scheduled for instructors

NDSU Distance and Continuing Education has scheduled a number of seminars designed for instructors to learn about technologies and tools that enhance Distance and Continuing Education courses.

Say it Quick with Pronto!
Pronto is the instant-messaging tool from Wimba.com that integrates directly into a Blackboard course shell. Use Pronto to host impromptu office hours, connect with colleagues and send out quick announcements easily. Students can use Pronto for group work and "beyond-the-walls" learning. The 30-minute seminar for beginners is conducted in a fully equipped computer lab. All courses are in FLC 320 on the following dates and times:
• Thursday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m.
• Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1 p.m.
• Monday, March 16, 9:30 a.m.
• Thursday, April 30, 9:30 a.m.

Be There with Wimba! – Introduction
Use Wimba to bring the human touch into distance education courses easily and powerfully. The seminar will provide an introduction to the features of Wimba Classroom and related technologies to bring video, voice and application sharing into teaching experiences. The 60-minute seminar for beginners is held in a fully equipped computer lab. All courses are in FLC 320 on the following dates and times:
• Thursday, Jan. 22, 10:45 a.m.
• Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1:45 p.m.
• Monday, March 16, 10:15 a.m.
• Thursday, April 30, 10:15 a.m.

Measuring the Learning with Blackboard – Newly Updated for Blackboard 8
Blackboard offers many ways to incorporate both assessment and evaluation activities into courses. Learn how to use the assignment feature, discussion board, test manager and other features to give assignments, exams and other assessment and evaluation activities. The 90-minute seminar for beginners is conducted in a fully equipped computer lab. All courses are in FLC 320 on the following dates and times:
• Tuesday, Jan. 27, 10 a.m.
• Monday, Feb. 23, 10:30 a.m.
• Tuesday, March 17, 1:30 p.m.
• Thursday, April 2, 1:30 p.m.

Be There with Wimba! – Advanced

This Wimba session is designed for faculty and staff who have already attended the "Be There with Wimba" training or have used Wimba. The 60-minute seminar will be conducted from the comfort of your office or home, via Wimba. Participants will experience application sharing, breakout rooms, on-the-fly quizzing and polling.
• Tuesday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m.
• Monday, Feb. 9, 1 p.m.
• Thursday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m.
• Tuesday, April 7, 1 p.m.

There is no cost for the seminars, but registration is required. To register or for more information, contact Lyn Willoughby, instructional designer, at 1-6371 or lyn.willoughby@ndsu.edu.


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