Blackboard Fundamentals for GIA/GTAs

Friday, August 19, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

This workshop is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to the CTE office.

 

To attend the webinar, log-in as a guest at https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/fc338007de9646ce9bd3f185d67a42c5. This is a Blackboard Collaborate Session.

 

The webinar starts at 11:00 a.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 11:05 a.m. 


Details

In this workshop, graduate instructional assistants / graduate teaching assistants (GIA/GTAs) will learn the basic functionalities that they will need to teach or support teaching in Blackboard. We will discuss uploading and editing content, tools and strategies for communication, maximizing the menu and navigation tools, and other valuable tips. This workshop is intended for GIA/GTAs with limited experience using Blackboard, but all who teach may attend. We will be discussing Blackboard Original Course View only.

This is the first in a series of three workshops on Blackboard Original Course View basics. You do not need to attend all three workshops. The other workshops will cover Assessments and Activities, and Grade Center.


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If you have an existing training account with the Division of Human Resources, Office of Organizational and Professional Development, you do not need to create an account. You can login using your HR training username and password. By logging in to register for CTE events, your complete training record for both CTE and HR trainings will be available with a single account and login.

 

Participants must attend a workshop in its entirety to receive credit for the workshop in their training records. Late arrival and/or early exit from a workshop invalidates receiving credit. If technology issues require rescheduling of a workshop, participants must attend the workshop at the rescheduled time to receive credit. These policies apply to all CTE workshops/events, including workshops that qualify as requirements/electives for a certificate of completion.


Facilitator


Michelle L. Hardee
Program Manager, Graduate TA Training
Center for Teaching Excellence


Michelle L. Hardee is the program manager for graduate student teaching assistant training and professional development in the Center for Teaching Excellence. She received her Ph.D. in marine science from the University of South Carolina and a master's from Grice Marine Laboratory at the College of Charleston. Throughout her 19-year teaching career, Hardee has been actively involved in marine science education and teacher training. She taught throughout her graduate program, as an instructor at Coastal Carolina University and as an adjunct professor of geology at the College of Charleston and is currently an instructor in the Marine Science Program at UofSC. She is a staunch advocate of all graduate students and of the critical need that GTAs develop pedagogical knowledge and professional skills for any future career pathway.



Casey Carroll
Instructional Designer
Center for Teaching Excellence


Casey Carroll is an instructional designer with the Center for Teaching Excellence at USC. Carroll works with all who teach to support the creation of innovative and accessible courses and the continued development of teaching skills. He also works with instructors teaching online to help with course design and learning technologies. Prior to joining CTE, Carroll designed curriculum for professional training and leadership development. He has also taught First-Year English and English as a Second Language at the University of South Carolina. Carroll holds a master’s degree in linguistics from USC and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and psychology from Pacific Lutheran University.