CATE support for distance learning

With the switch to distance learning in the first two weeks of the spring semester, CATE has extended the previous courses for the 5th to 7th Replaced scheduled classroom tours on January 1st with six webinars designed to help instructors utilize the learning technologies required for full online teaching.

CATE’s teaching design and professional development team can use Blackboard to help you organize your course content; Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate to meet online with your students in sync; and Echo360 or Panopto for video sharing. In addition, we can provide ideas on teaching strategies to increase engagement of online students using different technologies. Using the right learning technology can improve accessibility for students participating in distance learning and speed up the return to the classroom once courses resume on campus. For example, if you teach in one of the 177 centrally managed classrooms in the spring, using Echo360 to record your video will allow your students seamless video access once you are back on campus.

Planned CATE training

Find these sessions and register using the CATE webinar form.

note: On the day of the event, a calendar invitation will be sent to the registered participants.

Blackboard basics

In this interactive webinar, participants have the opportunity to help set up a Blackboard course. We cover everything from populating a course with resources from a previous course, to creating assignments, to setting up a discussion forum for students to ask and answer questions.

Synchronous lessons via Zoom & Blackboard Collaborate

Zoom and Collaborate are both built into Blackboard. Not sure which one to use? Attend this webinar to learn about the interfaces between these two web conferencing tools. In this interactive webinar, attendees practice screen sharing, polls, and other features of Zoom and Collaborate that are good for effective classroom engagement and interactions.

  • January 6, 11:30 a.m.
  • January 7th at 1pm

Record your screen and use videos with Echo360 or Panopto

Echo360 and Panopto are both screencast and video streaming tools, and both are built into Blackboard. Not sure which one to use? Attend this webinar to get to know the interfaces of these video tools. Learn how to access these tools and quickly capture video and share it instantly with Blackboard.

  • January 6, 1 p.m.
  • January 7th at 11:30 a.m.

Join us in these interactive learning experiences.

If you have any questions about training, please contact the team at the Center for the Advancement of Teaching Excellence (CATE) at [email protected]

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