CATS Workshops Add Appeal and Resources to you Classroom!

Mar 28th, 2012 | By | Category: FACULTY




The CATS Department would like to formally invite you to attend the following workshops:

Topic Location Date Time
Photoshop for Web
Blackboard Grade Center LRC 346* 10-Apr 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Photoshop Restoration Impact Center 12-Apr 2-4 p.m.
Wimba LRC 346 16-Apr 2-4 p.m.

*The Turnitin and GradeCenter  workshops will also be streamed live.  Tune in from your desktop!

RESPONDUS -  Angela Xiong

Learn how to use this powerful program for creating or importing exams and publishing them to your Blackboard course.


Want to add visual appeal and interest to your Blackboard course shell?

Come and find out how to personalize your course shell:

  • Add a banner
  • Process a picture or image into a usable format for Blackboard
  • Experience some free, easy-to-use online (no sign up required) utilities
  • Learn how to customize your menus
  • Learn about some ADA (American Disabilities Act) considerations

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WIMBA – Alvin Butler

Learn how to set up this collaborative learning tool within your Blackboard course shell.

  • Become familiar with a popular educational webinar tool
  • Set up a Wimba classroom for instruction/communication
  • Set up Wimba classroom for student presentations
  • Initiating and accessing an archive
  • Tips and tricks for success (audio considerations, preparing for presentation, etc.)

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PREZI – Alvin Butler

Learn how to sign up for and use this cloud-based presentation software that takes you above and beyond the same old Power Point slides!

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TURNITIN – Lisa Caldwell and Suzan Sollie

Would you like to:

  • Check student papers for plagiarism?
  • Give students the opportunity to see if their work is properly cited?
  • Check for common writing mistakes?
  • Grade and comment student papers online? (A green solution!)

At this workshop we will demonstrate:

  • Setting up a Turnitin Assignment from within Blackboard
  • The student view
  • Accessing and evaluating the results of plagiarism detection
  • Using Grademark to comment (in context) and grade student work electronically
  • Constructing and attaching a rubric

Additionally, we will provide you with some resources to reference as you use this valuable tool in your courses.

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Learn how to develop your own rubrics within Blackboard and TURNITIN

  • Blackboard now supports the use of interactive rubrics for accessing discussion boards and assignment submissions
  • Turnitin now supports interactive rubrics in the GradeMark tool

Sample rubrics and resources will be provided

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This workshop will provide an overview of the Grade Center within Blackboard. Learn how columns are created, how to weight your grades and other functions and features this powerful tool offers.

Following the overview, his workshop will be an open forum for attendees to bring questions and concerns about the Grade Center function within Blackboard.

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Using photos taken with your digital camera, or even some smartphones these days, online or even within Blackboard can have some obstacles. Learn how to use the power of Photoshop to get the most of your pictures for the web! You will learn some basic Photoshop tools, how to resize images, optimize photos for the best web viewing experience, and even learn how to combine images into one. Everyone knows a picture is worth a thousand words, learn how to make sure your audience sees them the way you intended!

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Did you have old photos you wish to preserve? Or do you just want to learn just how powerful Photoshop can be? Join us for Photo Retouching with Photoshop and learn how you can restore photos that have been worn or damaged. You will learn how to remove dust, tears, and scratches, restore a faded image, and even add color to a black and white photo. Many of these techniques can be applied to other uses as well, including enhancing current photos. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, you will learn the techniques to bring life back into your family photos!

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