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FAST TRACK FACULTY ONLINE TRAINING (LIVE)

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SELF-PACED FACULTY ONLINE TRAINING (Asynchronous)

Learning Zoom (Beginners)

This is ANY TIME Training.  Click here to start the training. 

Course details

Collaborate more seamlessly using Zoom, the popular video conferencing tool. In this course, staff instructor Garrick Chow shows how to schedule, moderate, and participate in Zoom meetings. Garrick begins by showing how to set up your Zoom account and adjust audio and video settings. Next, he walks through joining and participating in meetings scheduled by others. Garrick covers how to use a variety of options during meetings such as adjusting views, muting your microphone, turning your video camera on and off, and sharing your screen. Finally, Garrick demonstrates how to host your own Zoom meetings, from scheduling and adjusting moderator settings to recording meetings. 

Contact uma-fdc@maine.edu if you have any questions after you have begun or completed this training.


Blackboard Groups

This is ANY TIME Training.  Click here to start the training.
This training will offer a basic introduction to setting up groups in Blackboard.

Contact uma-fdc@maine.edu if you have any questions after you have begun or completed this training.
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Documentation

Blackboard Essential Training for Instructors

ANY TIME Training: Blackboard Essential Training for Instructors Click here to start the training. 

Course details

Get the Blackboard training you need to quickly enroll students and start creating assignments. Patrick Crispen shows instructors how to customize their course sites, manage users, and add and organize course content, including multimedia and online assessments. He also shows how to enter scores, create grading periods, and more in the Grade Center. 

If after experiencing this training you have questions contact uma-fdc@maine.edu.


Blackboard Discussions

ANY TIME Training.  This training will offer a basic introduction to setting up groups and discussion boards in Blackboard.
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Contact uma-fdc@maine.edu if you have any questions after you have begun or completed this training.
Related Video Tutorials 
Plan and Facilitate Effective Discussions

Documentation and Example Rubrics and Self Reflections for Students

Blackboard Grade Center

This is ANY TIME Training.  Click here to start the training.

Blackboard® Grading Center is a grade book module incorporated into Blackboard. It is set up much like Excel® or any other spreadsheet program. Like a regular grade book, the Grading Center allows you to track student progress, provide feedback to students, download grades to your computer, and create reports. This online training series helps you become familiar with Grading Center's flexibility and the many features that will make grading easy for educators.

Contact uma-fdc@maine.edu if you have any questions after you have begun or completed this training.

About Our Session Formats

Webinar: this type of session can cover a range of topics, but the main difference is that all participants join remotely online through Zoom. In a Faculty Show & Tell, a faculty member will highlight a tool or strategy that they use and walk the participants through their course or materials with details and lessons learned. In a technology webinar, time is spent in presentation mode, demonstrating a tool, with additional time spent in breakout sessions where participants can receive individualized assistance while they complete a task.

Accessibility Statement

The University provides reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities upon request. Any person with a disability who needs accommodations for a workshop should contact the Faculty Development Center at uma-fdc@maine.edu or (207) 262-7979 to submit a request. Due to the lead-time needed to arrange certain accommodations, individuals should submit their request no later 1 week before the event.