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Tuesday, January 8 @1 pm
Blackboard Rubrics and Assignments
Class / Instruction
Spark

Electronic rubrics reduce grading fatigue and ensure more consistent judging criteria. In this session we will cover rubrics, assignments, and SafeAssign.

Wednesday, January 9 @10 am
Blackboard Tests and Quizzes
Class / Instruction
Spark

A review of Blackboard’s full array of powerful question formats and setting options that allow you to precisely control and manage delivery of online assessments.

Monday, January 14 @12 pm
Provost search listening session
Meeting
Consolidated Information Center

Faculty, staff and students at WSU-Tri-Cities are invited to provide input about the selection of WSU’s next provost during this session.

Tuesday, January 15 @9 am
Blackboard Grad Center
Class / Instruction
Spark

We’ll explain different setup options, show how to grade and comment on student work, and demonstrate how to use the electronic rubric.

Tuesday, January 15 @1 pm
Tri-Cities Campus Modernization Initiative Project Kickoff
East Building

Join us this winter to learn more about the effort to roll out Workday software university-wide to modernize and transform the way we support finance, post-award grant administration, payroll and human resource activities here at Washington State University.

Wednesday, January 16 @1 pm
Blackboard Basics
Class / Instruction
Spark

For those new to Bb Learn. We will show you how to create, upload and edit content, including a review of the feature-rich content editor. We’ll also suggest valuable ideas, short cuts, and tips designed to save you time and energy managing your online class.

Thursday, January 17 @2 pm
Cougar Capture: Panopto
Class / Instruction
Spark

Learn how to use this flexible recording and uploading tool. Create video lessons, in-video quizzing and schedule recordings.

Friday, January 18 @3 pm
Cougar Capture: Voice Thread
Class / Instruction
Spark

Learn how to engage students in meaningful conversation by interacting with their peers and media. Create, comment, collaborate, and share information with this tool that centers conversations around media (instructor created, student created, or already existing).

Wednesday, January 23 @11 am
Strategies for Enhancing Student Success I
Class / Instruction
Spark

This series will explore active learning methods shown to result in greater learning achievement while also reducing drop, withdrawal, and failure rates. Participants will experience strategies that can be tailored to a variety of courses and learning outcomes. Each session will focus on different approaches, ranging from getting student buy-in to creating a course specific activity. Sessions are open to all instructors. You are welcome to attend one, a few, or all of the sessions available in the semester series.

Thursday, January 24 @11 am
Perusall: Ensure your students are reading
Class / Instruction
Spark

Use this tool to proactively engage students in reading and provide a focus of conversation with automatically graded annotations. This platform allows students to make comments, ask questions, and interact with peers in a quick and scalable way that allows misconceptions about the reading (or other media) to be easily identified. This tool is also a strong candidate for a flipped classroom.

Wednesday, January 30 @10 am
Web Conference: Collaborate Ultra
Class / Instruction
Spark

This web conferencing tool allows users to communicate through webcam/microphones, chat, and screen sharing. Learn about how this tool can be used to conduct real time class sessions, meetings, office hours, host remote presenters, and other events.