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Instructional Technology training recordings require myUMBC login. Browse all recordings in our Panopto training folder.

Ultra Essentials I & II | view recording

  • This back-to-back recording focuses on the two key essentials of using the Ultra Experience Blackboard course interface for communication & content creation and assessment & grading.

Blackboard Original Essentials | view recording part 1 (content & communication) or recording part 2 (assessment & grading)

  • New to Blackboard or need a refresher? This 2-part hands-on overview focuses on the essentials of using the Original Blackboard course interface.

Collaborate Essentials | view recording

  • This workshop prepares faculty to use Collaborate for synchronous classroom settings. By the end of the virtual workshop, faculty should be able to identify the content sharing tools, record a session, create breakout rooms and polls, and examine active learning strategies to get participants involved in the sessions.

Panopto Essentials | view recording

  • Sometimes it’s just easier to show than tell. Using Panopto, faculty can capture and narrate anything they see on their computers, and then publish an online screencast movie tutorial or mini-lecture for students to watch and replay on their own time. This hands-on Panopto Essentials workshop focuses on an introduction to screencasting. 

Panopto Advanced: Editing & Quizzing | view recording

  • This recording focuses on advanced Panopto editing skills, such as embedding external content within a video, and leveraging the quizzing features within Blackboard Classic and Ultra course to allow for automatic grading.

VoiceThread Essentials | view recording

  • VoiceThread is a learning tool for enhancing student engagement and online presence. Participants will learn how to upload media, comment and annotate on that media, and share it with others; create VoiceThread assignments in Blackboard; use comment moderation to formatively assess student work, give private feedback, and use threaded commenting; and edit automated captions for accessibility.

CourseArc Essentials | view recording

  • CourseArc is a digital content creation tool that encourages the design of interactive, accessible, and engaging online content. CourseArc is available to UMBC faculty for the ability to integrate captivating course content into Blackboard. This recording provides a brief introduction to get started with CourseArc.

Annotating Online & Handwriting Online | view recording

  • Making the transition to online teaching and learning can be challenging, especially for courses that are accustomed to handwritten materials. In Math courses, writing out equations effectively with technology may prove challenging; in Chemistry courses, drawing structures by hand may be an important learning outcome of the course; or even in English courses, writing reflections or other work may add an important human element.  This workshop explores three common scenarios instructors face while trying to replicate their handwritten materials digitally: distributing and receiving handwritten annotations, chalk and talk lectures, and facilitating student collaboration.

Grading & Providing Feedback with Google Assignments | view recording

  • Deploy assignments, create rubrics, re-use comments on student submissions, suggest edits through track changes, and enable a Google originality checker from Google Assignments. Learn how to leverage your unlimited Google Drive storage, and use the Google Drive File Embed tool to link to a native Google Suite file from your drive directly into your Blackboard course, providing students with view-only access to the file.

Class Collaboration with OneNote Class Notebook | view recording

  • OneNote Class Notebook allows instructors to create a shareable notebook with students enrolled in their Blackboard course. This tool is helpful for instructors that find using traditional word processors for their coursework challenging, like in mathematics or languages. Learn how to create a Class Notebook through Blackboard, distribute content, create an assignment, and review student work; and determine use cases to apply the OneNote Class Notebook in their courses.