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Collaborative writing using Google drive and Google docs

GDocs and GDrive are great tools for working on texts together.In this session we will demonstrate how they can be used to make students write texts together.

Instructor: S. Jager
Simple animations with PowToon

When creating visuals for a presentation or a lesson, it is nice to have a few different tools from which to choose. PowToon is a useful tool and a nice alternative to PowerPoint. PowToon is an online tool with a free account option that allows the user to create an animated video or presentation. It has a simple interface that makes the process of creating an animation as straightforward as possible. PowToon offers a range of templates that the user can employ as a starting point then customize to fit the particular topic. For the more adventurous, the option of animating from scratch is always available. In this one­hour workshop, we will look at some sample animations created with PowToon, discuss potential uses for the tool, and take time to learn the basics of its use.

Instructor: Lynne West (Fullbright scholar, San Jose, CA)
Creating educational video clips with Screencast­o­matic

Video can support teaching in various domains, such as Cognitive, Experiential, Affective, Skills. Educational videos can be created by professional teams, but also by teachers themselves. In this workshop, we will focus on the latter. You will learn how to record your computer screen, displaying e.g. a Powerpoint presentation or a piece of software, combined with sound and/or a webcam recording of the teacher. For this, we will be using the free software application Screencast­o­matic, that allows for a 15­minute recording. The workshop also includes a short introduction on video for education and some thoughts on preparing for a recording.

Instructors: Henk­Jan Kooke, André Rosendaal
Assignments in Blackboard

Assignment submission

Blackboard assignments are used to manage the digital submission or file upload of essays, papers or other types of assignments. Assignments allow students to type in a short answer or essay response and attach a document with their submission. Students can save a draft of their work and return to it later or submit multiple attempts. Once student work is submitted, teachers can download the attachments from the grade center one­by- one or as a “batch” per assignment. They can respond to each student separately with comments and attached files. Alternatively they can distribute assignments to course groups.

Like other assessment tools, instructions for students and a point value can be provided. Written assignments allow for the assessment of critical thinking, synthesis and other higher order skills.

Inline Assignment Grading

Instead of requiring instructors to download student­submitted files to view or edit those submissions, instructors can now view student­submitted files “inline,” i.e. in the web browser, without leaving the Grade Assignment page. Instructors can see the student submission content on the left and be able to grade the submission by using the grading tools in sidebar on the right. In addition, annotation tools are available as part of the inline viewer, enabling instructors to provide feedback including comments, highlights, and even drawings/annotations directly on the inline view of the document. In this workshop, you will learn about:

  • The benefits of Blackboard Assignments, including downloading student submissions in batches;
  • Creating and Editing Assignments;
  • Uploading documents (text, PowerPoints, PDFs, etc.) to use as assignments;
  • Individual and Group Assignments;
  • Multiple Attempts;
  • Anonymous Grading;
  • Delegated Grading;
  • Inline Grading.
Instructor: P. de Groot
Creating instructional videos Instructional videos are an appropriate tool for explaining specific topics, as part of online or blended learning ('e.g. for 'flipping the classroom'). In this session, we will go into the basics of creating your own videos for making the learning experience more attractive and interactive for your students.
Hangouts for video chatting Hangouts is a videoconferencing tool provided by Google. It is similar to Skype, but has a number of additional features which make it interesting for use in an educational environment.
Using Google classroom Google classroom is an additional tool from Google, making it easy to share materials and assignments with students.
Teaching online using Collaborate Have you participated in a webinar lately, and are you interested in running a webinar yourself? Or do you want to teach a class in a virtual classroom? Then this session is for you. We will demonstrate the basic principles of setting up a webinar or online classroom using Blackboard Collaborate.
Recording your lecture Recording lectures has many benefits, as well as some drawbacks. During this session, the basics of recording your lecture will be demonstrated and potential advantages will be highlighted. Attention will also be paid to negative aspects, such as dropping attendance rates, and how to deal with these.
Plagiarism prevention and detection with Ephorus and Turnitin Ephorus and Turnitin have joined forces to make plagiarism prevention and detection potentially more effective than ever before. During this session, it will be demonstrated how you can integrate plagiarism or 'originality checking' in your course. Some attention will also be paid to additional advantages that the recent merger between these programs brings to you as a university teacher.
Online tandem tasks using SpeakApps Tandem tasks are a powerful tool for promoting language learning. During this workshop it will be demonstrated how the SpeakApps tools can be used to create such tasks to make your language teaching more authentic for students.
Audio recordings in Parla During this workshop, it will be demonstrated how the spoken voiceboard system Parla can be used to offer interactive speaking practice to students inside our familiar Blackboard environment.
Reflection and assessment using journals and blogs in Nestor Journals and blogs are a powerful instrument for reflection and assessment in Nestor. During this workshop, you will learn how to set up journals or blogs as part of your course and how you can make the best possible use of them for keeping track of students' progress.
NetSupportSchool for managing student PC's NetSupportSchool is a powerful utility for managing student PC's in your computer lab. In addition to replicating the teacher screen on student PC's, teachers can start and lock down programs (including access to the Internet), distribute files to students, communicate with students, etc. In this session, we will demonstrate how NetSupportSchool may be used for teaching and testing.
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