Bb Learn Extended
Look for new tools like Collaborate, Bb Drive, Student View, Grade Center Due Dates, and more soon.
For Blackboard Learn Workshops, go to the Bb Learn Training Page.
- Accessible Syllabus
- TurningPoint Clickers
- Wimba Classroom
- Wimba Voice Presentation
- Wimba Podcaster
- Google Docs
- Second Life
In this one hour workshop, we'll use the accessibility features of Microsoft Word to make course syllabi more accessible to all students. You should bring a copy of a course syllabus in MS Word format to edit and improve. An accessible syllabus checklist, complete software tutorials and more information about the responsibility of faculty to provide accessible documents are available on our Accessibility page.
This hour-long workshop offers participants the necessary information needed to run a virtual classroom with audio, video, chat, and PowerPoint. Wimba Classroom allows the presenters to display content materials in a virtual classroom setting where students can synchronously watch and listen to a lecture live from a distance or access a pre-recorded session. This technology is currently being used on campus in distance education classes as well as an add-on for virtual office hours and communication. This workshop is available to all CSU, Chico faculty and staff who have access to a Vista Class section.
This hour-long workshop offers participants the opportunity to learn to create an orally annotated presentation or guided web tour. Available as part of the Wimba Voice Suite and already integrated in Vista, Voice Presentation allows faculty or students to present web content accompanied by voice narration. This workshop is available to all CSU, Chico faculty and staff who have access to a Vista Class section.
The hour-long Wimba Podcaster Workshop will demonstrate to participants how to author portable audio recordings. The Wimba Podcaster is a complete, start-to-finish podcasting application that allows faculty to record lectures or other content. Attendees of this workshop will learn how to publish audio content and distribute it via Blackboard Vista. This workshop is available to all CSU, Chico faculty and staff who have access to a Vista Class section.
Learn what is necessary to add TurningPoint to your classes. We'll cover how to access the software and an introduction to polling, participant lists, and reporting. We'll discuss best practices and things to consider when implementing clickers. To learn more about using the campus's supported clicker system TurningPoint, contact Claudine Franquet at x5551 or visit the TLP Knowledge Base.
Google Documents is an online collaborative office-like suite including a word processor, spreadsheet, and a presentation tool that faculty and students can use to collaborate and present content. This hour-long workshop is open to all CSU, Chico faculty and staff.
Twitter, a very popular instant messaging system that lets a person send brief text messages to a list of followers, is now being used educationally. This hour-long hands-on workshop will teach participants how to create an account, add contacts and begin tweeting professionally. This workshop is applicable to all CSU, Chico faculty and staff who want to communicate in a modern and innovative fashion.
This hour-long, hands-on workshop is intended to give attendees a glimpse of the new CSU, Chico virtual campus as well as some basic experience as an in-world participant. During the session participants will get an account and an avatar and tour the 3-D environment. All participants will receive a basic SL Quick Start Users’ Guide and a list of resources. This workshop is available to all CSU, Chico faculty and staff.