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CTE sponsors workshops, seminars, and other events that allow participants to explore a broad range of topics important to the development of high-quality distributed learning courses.

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In order for attendees to personally track their current registrations and attendance at CTE workshops and events, CTE requires that registrants create an account in our registration system and login to register.  If you have an existing training account with the Division of Human Resources, Office of Organizational and Professional Development, you do not need to create an account. You can login using your HR training username and password. By logging in to register for CTE events, your complete record for both CTE and HR trainings will be available in a single location with a single account and login. 

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May 2024

This workshop familiarizes attendees with Blackboard’s Ultra Course View. eLearning Services will demonstrate how instructors can navigate a UCV course, communicate with students, add content, find and utilize Blackboard tools, and grade assignments.  Register

Enhance your courses and get personalized assistance for teaching with the new Blackboard Learn Ultra Course View (UCV). Whether you have specific inquiries or just need general assistance, facilitators from the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and eLearning Services (eLS) are here to help!  Register

This workshop familiarizes attendees with Blackboard’s Ultra Course View. eLearning Services will demonstrate how instructors can navigate a UCV course, communicate with students, add content, find and utilize Blackboard tools, and grade assignments.  Register

This seminar is led by Anthology, the parent company of Blackboard.

Blackboard Learn Ultra provides a modern course experience that engages students and eases the burden on instructors. However, the transition to the Ultra Course requires careful preparation and support. This Anthology  seminar is the path to Learn Ultra mastery.

Comprised of two enlightening 60-minute sessions, we will explore in depth the Learn Ultra major features and how to make the most out of the Ultra Course View in two primary areas:

1. Setting Up and Designing a Learn Ultra Course:

  • Learn the ins and outs of creating an engaging and interactive Learn Ultra course.
  • Discover best practices for designing your course to maximize student engagement.

2. Using the Course for Flexible Assessment, Grading Workflows, Interaction, and Collaboration:

  • Streamline your assessment and grading processes.
  • Foster interaction and collaboration among your students for enhanced learning experiences.
  • Gain insights into providing more meaningful and insightful feedback to your students.

Participants have direct access to product experts with extensive backgrounds in education and peers who are also preparing to use the Ultra Course View.  Register

The session includes a networking lunch with USC faculty and support staff, as well as an open lab for working on individual courses and asking questions from Anthology and USC's UCV implementation team. You are welcome to join for the entire day or a part of the session. Computers are available in the lab, but feel free to bring your own laptop.

Join us for a focused training session on the Blackboard Learn Ultra Course View (UCV) Gradebook, led by Anthology, the parent company of Blackboard Learn. Gain skills in creating and organizing the Gradebook. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, attendees should be able to: 

  • Organize the Gradebook.
  • Create Gradebook columns.
  • Set up the overall grade calculation.
  • Customize calculated columns for specific criteria.
  • Manage grade categories for weighting.
  • Develop a grading schema.
  • Explore the automatic zeros feature.

Topics

  • Overall Gradebook 
  • Gradebook columns
  • Overall grade column
  • Calculated columns
  • Gradebook categories
  • Grading Schema
  • Automatic zeros

Agenda

10:00 am - 12:00pm Interactive Session: Gradebook Management in Blackboard Learn Ultra Course View (UCV)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Open Lab/Q&A

Register

This workshop is designed for Blackboard users who are familiar with the new Ultra Course View but want a more intensive look at the UCV Gradebook. In this 60-minute session, a consultant from eLearning Services will share best practices and tips & tricks for setting up a Gradebook that works for you, present a live demonstration, and answer questions.   Register

USC now has an enterprise license for Zoom, and it's built right into Blackboard for your convenience! Get a crash course in scheduling Zoom meetings, recording in Zoom, and managing your video content in Blackboard.   Register

Enhance your courses and get personalized assistance for teaching with the new Blackboard Learn Ultra Course View (UCV). Whether you have specific inquiries or just need general assistance, facilitators from the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and eLearning Services (eLS) are here to help!  Register

This workshop familiarizes attendees with Blackboard’s Ultra Course View. eLearning Services will demonstrate how instructors can navigate a UCV course, communicate with students, add content, find and utilize Blackboard tools, and grade assignments.  Register

This session will take a look at some of the tools and functionalities within Blackboard Learn Ultra that will help you create, develop, and organize your courses.   Register

June 2024

Enhance your courses and get personalized assistance for teaching with the new Blackboard Learn Ultra Course View (UCV). Whether you have specific inquiries or just need general assistance, facilitators from the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and eLearning Services (eLS) are here to help!  Register

This session with provide an understanding of the role of the AI Design Assistant and how it can assist in the development of courses. Participants will learn how to create auto-generated course structure, add Unspalsh images, develop rubrics for use with assessments, and create test questions and questions banks generated by the AI Design Assistant.   Register

This workshop familiarizes attendees with Blackboard’s Ultra Course View. eLearning Services will demonstrate how instructors can navigate a UCV course, communicate with students, add content, find and utilize Blackboard tools, and grade assignments.  Register

This seminar is led by Anthology, the parent company of Blackboard.

Blackboard Learn Ultra provides a modern course experience that engages students and eases the burden on instructors. However, the transition to the Ultra Course requires careful preparation and support. This Anthology  seminar is the path to Learn Ultra mastery.

Comprised of two enlightening 60-minute sessions, we will explore in depth the Learn Ultra major features and how to make the most out of the Ultra Course View in two primary areas:

1. Setting Up and Designing a Learn Ultra Course:

  • Learn the ins and outs of creating an engaging and interactive Learn Ultra course.
  • Discover best practices for designing your course to maximize student engagement.

2. Using the Course for Flexible Assessment, Grading Workflows, Interaction, and Collaboration:

  • Streamline your assessment and grading processes.
  • Foster interaction and collaboration among your students for enhanced learning experiences.
  • Gain insights into providing more meaningful and insightful feedback to your students.

Participants have direct access to product experts with extensive backgrounds in education and peers who are also preparing to use the Ultra Course View.  Register

Enhance your courses and get personalized assistance for teaching with the new Blackboard Learn Ultra Course View (UCV). Whether you have specific inquiries or just need general assistance, facilitators from the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and eLearning Services (eLS) are here to help!  Register

The session includes a networking lunch with USC faculty and support staff, as well as an open lab for working on individual courses and asking questions from Anthology and USC's UCV implementation team. You are welcome to join for the entire day or a part of the session. Computers are available in the lab, but feel free to bring your own laptop.

Explore the Blackboard Learn Artificial Intelligence (AI) Design Assistant feature with Anthology, the parent company of Blackboard Learn. This feature leverages AI to streamline the course building process. 

Learning Objective

Upon completion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Use the Blackboard Learn Artificial Intelligence (AI) Design Assistant feature to create course content.

Topics

Generate the following using the AI Design Assistant:

  • Modules
  • Discussions
  • Journals
  • Rubrics
  • Assignment prompts
  • Test questions
  • Question Banks

Agenda

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Interactive Session: Artificial Intelligence in Blackboard Learn Ultra Course View
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Open Lab/Q&A

Register

This workshop familiarizes attendees with Blackboard’s Ultra Course View. eLearning Services will demonstrate how instructors can navigate a UCV course, communicate with students, add content, find and utilize Blackboard tools, and grade assignments.  Register

This workshop is designed for Blackboard users who are familiar with the new Ultra Course View but want a more intensive look at the UCV Gradebook. In this 60-minute session, a consultant from eLearning Services will share best practices and tips & tricks for setting up a Gradebook that works for you, present a live demonstration, and answer questions.   Register

July 2024

This workshop familiarizes attendees with Blackboard’s Ultra Course View. eLearning Services will demonstrate how instructors can navigate a UCV course, communicate with students, add content, find and utilize Blackboard tools, and grade assignments.  Register

Enhance your courses and get personalized assistance for teaching with the new Blackboard Learn Ultra Course View (UCV). Whether you have specific inquiries or just need general assistance, facilitators from the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and eLearning Services (eLS) are here to help!  Register

This session will provide an overview of Progress Tracking and the Student Progress tab. You will learn more about these functions to give your students an easy way to keep track of what they’ve done in your course, as well as tracking their progress throughout the course.   Register

This workshop familiarizes attendees with Blackboard’s Ultra Course View. eLearning Services will demonstrate how instructors can navigate a UCV course, communicate with students, add content, find and utilize Blackboard tools, and grade assignments.  Register

Enhance your courses and get personalized assistance for teaching with the new Blackboard Learn Ultra Course View (UCV). Whether you have specific inquiries or just need general assistance, facilitators from the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and eLearning Services (eLS) are here to help!  Register

This session will provide an overview of the Blackboard Learn Ultra Gradebook. You will learn how to navigate the Gradebook, add columns, and setup preferences. You will also learn how to set up the overall grade by points and percentages.   Register

The session includes a networking lunch with USC faculty and support staff, as well as an open lab for working on individual courses and asking questions from Anthology and USC's UCV implementation team. You are welcome to join for the entire day or a part of the session. Computers are available in the lab, but feel free to bring your own laptop.

Boost your proficiency in Blackboard Learn Ultra Course View (UCV) with Anthology, the parent company of Blackboard Learn. This session will equip attendees with essential skills to confidently start teaching in UCV. Specifically, it will focus on converting courses and copying and building content in UCV.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, attendees should be able to: 

  • Copy course content from Blackboard Learn Original View to Blackboard Learn UCV.
  • Copy course content from a UCV sandbox course to a UCV course.
  • Recognize features of UCV. 
  • Create course content in Blackboard Learn UCV.

Topics

  • Copy content from original to UCV
  • Copy content from UCV to UCV
  • Overview of UCV
  • Learning Modules
  • Folders
  • Documents
  • Links

Agenda

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Interactive Session: Getting Started with Blackboard Learn Ultra Course View
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Open Lab/Q&A

Register

This workshop is designed for Blackboard users who are familiar with the new Ultra Course View but want a more intensive look at the UCV Gradebook. In this 60-minute session, a consultant from eLearning Services will share best practices and tips & tricks for setting up a Gradebook that works for you, present a live demonstration, and answer questions.   Register

August 2024

Enhance your courses and get personalized assistance for teaching with the new Blackboard Learn Ultra Course View (UCV). Whether you have specific inquiries or just need general assistance, facilitators from the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and eLearning Services (eLS) are here to help!  Register

This session will provide an overview of the Blackboard Learn Ultra Gradebook. You will learn how to navigate the Gradebook, add columns, and setup preferences. You will also learn how to set up the overall grade by points and percentages.   Register

Enhance your courses and get personalized assistance for teaching with the new Blackboard Learn Ultra Course View (UCV). Whether you have specific inquiries or just need general assistance, facilitators from the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and eLearning Services (eLS) are here to help!  Register

The session includes a networking lunch with USC faculty and support staff, as well as an open lab for working on individual courses and asking questions from Anthology and USC's UCV implementation team. You're welcome to join for the entire day or a part of the session. Computers are available in the lab, but feel free to bring your own laptop.

Boost your proficiency in Blackboard Learn Ultra Course View (UCV) with Anthology, the parent company of Blackboard Learn. This session will equip attendees with essential skills to confidently start teaching in UCV. Specifically, it will focus on converting courses and copying and building content in UCV.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, attendees should be able to: 

  • Copy course content from Blackboard Learn Original View to Blackboard Learn UCV.
  • Copy course content from a UCV sandbox course to a UCV course.
  • Recognize features of UCV. 
  • Create course content in Blackboard Learn UCV.

Topics

  • Copy content from original to UCV
  • Copy content from UCV to UCV
  • Overview of UCV
  • Learning Modules
  • Folders
  • Documents
  • Links

Agenda

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Interactive Session: Getting Started with Blackboard Learn Ultra Course View (UCV)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Open Lab/Q&A

Register

This workshop familiarizes attendees with Blackboard’s Ultra Course View. eLearning Services will demonstrate how instructors can navigate a UCV course, communicate with students, add content, find and utilize Blackboard tools, and grade assignments.  Register

Learn how to set up Blackboard assignments and SafeAssign plagiarism detection.   Register

Panopto is an all-in-one video management platform built into Blackboard Learn. In this session, attendees will learn how to create and manage video learning content in Panopto that can be easily integrated into Blackboard courses.   Register

USC now has an enterprise license for Zoom, and it's built right into Blackboard for your convenience! Get a crash course in scheduling Zoom meetings, recording in Zoom, and managing your video content in Blackboard.   Register

Blackboard’s new Ultra Course View is a simpler and more modern course experience for instructors and students. In this webinar, participants will become more familiar with Gradebook in UCV courses. eLearning Services will demonstrate how to create Gradebook items, enter and post grades, and set up the Overall grade. Register


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