Full Course Listing

FULL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS LISTING

We offer the below courses on a regular basis and on-demand. If you are interested in your department getting training on one or more of the topics below, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

Blackboard 9.1 Concept Mapping
Faculty Data Reposity Flip Camera
MS PaintBrush OneNote
PowerPoint 2010 Response Systems
SharePoint Skype
SMART Technology STEM Equipment
Word 2010 Video/Audio Recording and Editing


This demonstration shows you the new features in Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and for graphics & images. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

Word 2010

Using Word 2010 Collaboration Editing Tools

User Support Services offers a Document Collaboration in Word workshop. This workshop will show you how to add revisions to a document, accept and reject revisions, insert comments, compare documents, and more. With Track Changes, you and others can collaborate on the same document. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to work with others to create and update a document using the Word 2010 document collaboration tools. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

Working with Themes and Styles

User Support Services offers a Managing Word workshop. This workshop will show you how to create and modify Paragraph and Character Styles in Word 2010. Using styles will allow you to apply several formatting options in a single step. You will not need to spend hours on making individual formatting changes to every paragraph and character, so that your document looks consistent throughout. Styles will streamline this process when you want to modify the look and feel of your content. For each paragraph or character associated to that style is automatically updated with your new formatting changes. You will also learn how to apply a document themes which can give you a consistent and professional design. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to create and apply styles as well as globally update your styles. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

Creating a Mail Merge in Word

User Support Services offers an Introduction to Mail Merge in Word 2010 workshop. This workshop will show you how to prepare documents in Microsoft Word to merge with data fields from Microsoft Excel. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to merge name and address lists from Excel with letters, and mailing labels created in Word. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

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PowerPoint 2010

How to Apply Transitions/Animation in PPT 2010

User Support Services offers the How to Apply Transitions/Animation in PowerPoint workshop. This workshop will show you how to apply transitions to all of the slides and to selected slides. You will learn how to apply/modify animation to the slide’s items such as bulleted text and images, modify the animation timing and start, apply a trigger, apply sound that automatically plays when slide loads, and modify the order of the animation. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

Working with Multimedia in PowerPoint

User Support Services offers a Working with Multimedia in PowerPoint 2010 workshop. This workshop will teach you how to insert audio, record audio comments on a slide, insert a video from a file and from the web, edit media playback, insert and use bookmarks, and use the action buttons. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

Scanning Your Transparencies

Looking for a way to update your old overhead transparencies for the digital age? User Support Services offers a Scan Your Transparencies to PowerPoint workshop. This workshop will show you how to scan transparencies and other printed materials, and place your scanned content into a PowerPoint Presentation. If you are interested in this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

OneNote

Introduction to OneNote

User Support Services offers an Introduction to OneNote workshop. This workshop will cover how to identify the different interface elements, insert new items, take notes, send content from the web and outlook and place it in your notebook, use the drawing tools, embed content (such as files as printouts), organize your notes, and send notes to others. If you are interested in this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

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SharePoint

Collaborating with SharePoint

User Support Services offers the Collaboration with SharePoint workshop. SharePoint allows you to be collaborative with faculty and staff in your department, committee, and etc. This workshop will show you how to request a SharePoint site, log into the site, add and modify documents on the document library, access the document’s version history, create announcements, use the SharePoint calendar and add it to your Outlook calendar. If you are interested in this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

Microsoft Paintbrush

Microsoft Paintbrush Tool

User Support Services offers an Intro to Microsoft Paintbrush Tool. This workshop will cover all of the command commands that you will find in Microsoft Paintbrush to create and edit images as well as how to import an existing image to modify. . If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

Skype

Introduction to Skype

User Support Services offers an Introduction to Skype workshop. This workshop will show you how make video and audio calls using laptops and Apple devices. You will also be learning how to record your Skype session. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

Flip Camera

How to Use the Flip Camera

User Support Services offers a How to Use the Flip Camera workshop. This is a hands-on workshop showing you how to use Flip Cameras. The workshop will cover planning your video, recording, and uploading your content to the FDR, YouTube, and FlipShare. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

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Video/Audio Recording and Editing

Windows Live Movie Maker

User Support Services offers a Windows Live Movie Maker workshop. This workshop will show you how to place images and video into the Storyboard. You will learn how to add transitions, effects, titles, captions, open/closed credits, animation. You will also learn how to split your video & music and how to finalize your video to share with others. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

Introduction to Jing

User Support Services offers an Introduction to Jing workshop. Jing is a software application for Windows and Macs that allows you to capture the audio and video output of your computer. Jing is available as freeware or by paid subscription of $14.95 per year. Jing has a very user friendly interface. This workshop will teach you how to use Jing to capture what's on your computer screen along with your audio. You will also learn different ways to share the video (such as Faculty Data Repository and screencast.com) with your students. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

Introduction to Camtasia

User Support Services offers an Introduction to Camtasia workshop. Camtasia is a software application for Windows and Macs that allows you to capture the audio and video output of your computer. You can also import files recorded with Jing and edit them with Camtasia. Are you looking for a way to provide your students with a quick walk through video on your Blackboard course, then this course is definitely for you! This workshop will teach you how to record a particular task on your computer screen and then edit that video and audio within Camtasia Studio. You will also learn how to publish the Camtasia project. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

Introduction to Audacity

User Support Services will offer a workshop "Introduction to Audacty". This workshop will show you how use this free audio editor and recorder for Windows and MAC. At the end of the workshop, you will be record an audio file using different types of mics and have a basic knowledge some of the audacity tools and techniques. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

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Faculty Data Repository

Introduction to the FDR (Faculty Data Repository)

Blackboard has become increasingly popular in the last year and we are seeing courses that are exceeding their limit due to huge files and/or media being placed on it. We have noticed that some of your courses have exceeded the limit for space and are urging you to attend one of the Intro to the FDR workshops. If you do not offload your material now you will notice that your courses will slow down considerably and you will have great difficulty in moving your content from one semester to another.

Not only will moving your content help your Blackboard course run better but if you are using media it will stream the content (meaning that students will do longer have to download the entire video/audio before being able to listen to it).

Advantages of the FDR

  • Store PowerPoint's, docs, pictures, PDF's for use with Blackboard,
  • Reduce the load on the Blackboard server and improve performance for all users
  • Take advantage of video and audio streaming capabilities recently developed for academic users.
  • Can be used for private storage for personal files (not visible to students). These files will be accessible both on and off campus.

If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

Response Systems

How to Use i>clickers

User Support Services offers a How to Use i>clickers workshop. This workshop will show you how to setup and incorporate the i>clickers in your class. At the end of the workshop, you will be able setup your i>clicker folder, start a new session, control the session with your instructor clicker, start/stop questions and display/hide results, ask anonymous questions, sync student clicker to the online i>clicker database, and generate and read the HMTL reports. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

SMART Technology

SMART Sync

User Support Services offers a SMART Sync workshop. SMART Sync is a lab management software which will allow you to monitor and control your students’ computers using the Thumbnails view, which displays real time images of your students’ desktops. You will also learn how take control of a student’s desktop, block internet access, block the use of specific applications, broadcast your desktop, and more. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

How to Incorporate the SMARTBoard in Your Lesson

Have you used the SMART board yet? If not, what is holding you back? If you don’t know where to start, why not adapt lessons from SMART Exchange (http://exchange.smarttech.com/#tab=0), an educational repository with over 40,000 teacher-tested lessons? User Support Services will offer a workshop “How to Incorporate the SMARTBoard in your Lesson.” RIC faculty will present Math and Science lessons chosen from SMART Exchange. The session is designed to jump start your SMARTBoard journey from novice to expert user. If you search on SMARTBoard lessons on YouTube, you will also find a wealth of information. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

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Concept Mapping

Introduction to Inspiration

User Support Services offers an Introduction to Inspiration workshop. This workshop will explore the concept mapping software Inspiration that is installed on all RIC lab and e-classroom computers. It easily makes visual graphic organizers that can change to an outline at the touch of a button. This program has been used from upper elementary to graduate school for brainstorming, story webs, project reports, visual comparisons, planning presentations, papers, dissertations, conferences, etc. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

STEM Equipment

STEM II Equipment Workshops

User Support Services offers STEM II Equipment Workshops which deals with the equipment that you’ll find in Horace Mann (185, 186, 189, and 190), Gaige (253 and 257), and Fogarty Life Science (050, 108, 209), and Clarke Science (125 and 128). This workshop will teach you how to use the Crestron Panel, switch to different sources such as a laptop and the instructor PC, Document Camera, and SMARTBoard (only the Gaige and Horace Mann rooms have one). If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

Lecture Capturing in Henry Barnard School STEM Rooms Workshop

User Support Services will offer a workshop “Lecture Capturing in Henry Barnard School STEM Rooms”. The HBS rooms that have lecture capture capabilities are 205, 212, 214, and 215. This workshop will show you how to capture a single and multiple sources along with the in room cameras. You will also learn how to share your lecture capture with your students.

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Blackboard 9.1

Blackboard uses a web interface which differs significantly from that of our previous LMS, WebCT. For this reason, before using Blackboard, if you are planning on using Blackboard to web enhance your F2F courses or for your hybrid/fully online courses, we asked that you participate in the Basic Blackboard courses. The training is mapped out in the Blackboard 9.1 Training Tracks. For those faculty that have been using Blackboard 9.0, we offer a What's New in BB 9.1 workshop. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

Blackboard Basics

User Support Services (USS) and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) offers the "Blackboard Basics" workshop. In this two-hour workshop, faculty members will be walked through the process of planning, creating, and organizing the Course Menu. Participants will gain hands-on experience creating a Course Menu suitable for their own courses. They will also develop a Content Area designed to provide students with the information they need to be successful learners. Participants will also learn to customize their courses to address pedagogical requirements. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

If you would like to review the Blackboard Basics workshop material, please check out the video recording. (Video)

Working with Course Files and the FDR

User Support Services (USS) and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) offers the "Working with Course Files and the FDR" workshop. Organizing and maintaining materials is an important part of developing an online course. With Course Files, you have access to all of their files for each one of their courses. You can organize, view, manage, and link to those files as suits your needs. Also, Course Files has support for WebDAV which allows you to directly upload, edit, and manage your files in the Course Files area from your computer desktop.

The FDR (Faculty Data Repository) is a storage repository for academic content such as PDF’s PowerPoint's, and video files. You will learn how to put content into your FDR to use on and off campus as well as link to files within your Blackboard course.

If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

If you would like to review the Working with Course Files and the FDR workshop material, please check out the video recording. (Video)

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Boot Camp

User Support Services (USS) and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) offers "Boot Camp" all day workshop. This workshop will cover all of the topics found in the Quick Set-up Guide, Blackboard Basic, and Communicating with Students workshops as well as the BB SP 8 demo. Throughout the workshop, you will be given time to apply what you've learned into your own Blackboard course and start to develop their course. Participants will learn the how and why to use specific Blackboard courses and best practices on how to organize your Course Menu and content.

Blackboard Help Sessions

Are you looking to get some help in developing your Spring Blackboard courses or migrate your Fall Blackboard course over to your Spring course? If so, then you should plan on coming to one of the Blackboard Help session. We will be providing this support Deli Counter style --first come; first served. Below are the dates this session is being offered. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

Communicating with Students

User Support Services (USS) and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) offers the "Communicating with Students" workshop.This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the Blackboard Learn tools used to inform and communicate with students. Participants will learn about many of the tools offered by Blackboard such as: Announcements, Email, Messages, Contacts, Journals, Blogs, Discussion board, Wiki, and live chatting. Also, participants will discuss pedagogical and practical issues related to using the tools in the online environment. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

Using Blackboard for Writing and Writing Instructions

Making the Most of Discussions

User Support Services (USS) and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) offers the "Making the Most of Discussions" workshop. When is online discussion useful, valuable? What topics make for a good face-to-face discussion? Do those topics translate well to the online environment? Why or why not? How do you setup an online discussion? How do you manage an online discussion? How do you handle certain challenges like "flaming" or "bashing?" What about the student who is an electronic "no show?" What other challenges do we face in the online discussion forums? If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

Setting Up the Grade Center

User Support Services (USS) and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) offers the "Setting Up the Grade Center" workshop.This workshop provides a comprehensive, hands-on introduction to the Grade Center tool. Participants will learn how to navigate the Grade Center and customize it to suit your needs. Participants will also create columns to manage, calculate grades, how to enter and manage grades, and utilize the Needs Grading page for efficient grading. Participants will experience the student perspective by exploring the My Grades tool and becoming familiar with how grades will appear to their own students. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

Assignments, Designing Rubrics, and Grading

Coming Soon!

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Respondus – The Quick and Easy Way to Get Your Tests into Blackboard

While a quiz can be created in Blackboard, odds are you have already created your test in Microsoft Word. Learn how to use Respondus to import your test into your Blackboard course, instead of re-typing the test within blackboard, saving yourself a ton of time and energy.

Building Your Course

This workshop provides a hands-on introduction in developing your Blackboard course based on one of the Rhode Island College templates. We will discuss which template best fits your own course. The course will be broken up into three areas: Getting Started, Course Content, and Communication. You will learn what require and option items should be located in these three areas and how to add tools and content to fit your needs in the course design phase. The course will be Facilitated by Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) and User Support Services (USS). If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

Using Tests, Pools, Surveys

Coming Soon!

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Collaborating with Groups/Self Peer Assessment

This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to using the Groups tool. Participants will first use the tool as a student, as they explore how to access Groups and use the collaboration tools. From the instructor perspective, they will create Groups, enable collaboration tools to fit their requirements, and create and grade Group Assignments. Along the way, they will discover best practices and practical issues related to using the Groups tool in online courses. Participants will learn how to have their students can be assigned self peer assessments. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

Managing and Engaging Students Online

This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the tools that help instructors keep students on track and improve retention and results. They will learn to customize the release of content, monitor student progress, and view course statistics.

Participants will first look at how to mark content as reviewed as they progress through a course as a student. They will also look at the types of criteria that can be applied to content items to control the release of content. Then, turning to the instructor perspective, they will learn how to create Basic and Advanced Adaptive Release rules, how to monitor student progress through specific items or through the course in general, and how to view course and item statistics. Along the way, they will discuss pedagogical and practical issues related to using these tools to keep track of course usage and student progress. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.

SafeAssign

This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the SafeAssign tool used to encourage original writing and proper citation practices within your course. Participants will learn to use the tool to create SafeAssignments for student submissions and how to view, grade, and manage SafeAssignments. Also, participants will discuss practical issues related to using the tool in the online environment. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email ittraining@ric.edu.


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