JOLT Faculty and Staff Training Calendar

Fall 2021 Training Sessions:

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 JOLT has a truckload of fresh workshops coming to you for September and October!

Blackboard Accessibility: JCC has renewed its commitment to ensuring information is equitably accessible to students, colleagues, and the community. In this session, you will learn how to structure and format your Blackboard course shells to maximize student accessibility and comprehension. You will also be taught how to identify obstacles to accessibility and remove them using Blackboard Ally.
Exclusive Online Workshop -Tuesday 9/7 11am-Noon- Click here to register!

Office Accessibility: JCC has renewed its commitment to ensuring information is equitably accessible to students, colleagues, and the community. In this session, you will learn to create accessible documents, presentations, and spreadsheets in accordance with college policy and federal law using Microsoft Office 365. You will also be taught how to identify obstacles to accessibility and remove them.
Exclusive Online Workshop -Thursday 9/9 1pm-2pm- Click here to register!

Mastering Blackboard Series: Ideal for anyone that wants to brush up on Blackboard skills. Provides useful hints and tips for making Blackboard work harder for you.

Using Blackboard Master Templates: Learn how to set up and use your new Blackboard Master Course Templates. Learn why a wholesale course copy won't work properly in the new Blackboard environment and how the new Master Course Templates will save you time and worry down the road.

LIVE Studio:  Check out JCC's new interactive LIVE studio space in the LRC building.  The LIVE Studio is the perfect spot for one-to-many communication including remote teaching, lecture recording, video conferencing, green screen special effects, and more!

Classrooms on Wheels (COW's): Learn how JCC's awesome new portable classrooms on wheels can enhance any course! The COW's are a mobile window on the world and will help you teach remote courses from (almost) anywhere on campus, conduct video conferences, add interactivity to your lectures and more!

Lightboard Studio: Learn how JCC's student built Lightboard can add excitement and interactivity to your online lectures and more!

Blackboard Ally: Learn the in's and outs of Blackboard course Accessibility.  Make your course the best it can be for JCC's student body, which includes several students with learning impairments or disabilities. In this session you will learn hints and tips about accessible course design, and how ALLY makes it EASY to make your course materials more accessible.

Blackboard Adaptive Release:  Learn about Blackboard's super cool Adaptive Release tool and take the worry out of your course pacing for individual students.  Adaptive Release can be used to make students complete course activities in a sequential order, eliminating potential distractions and keeping them on-task.  Adaptive release can be helpful for student persistence and course completion. Learn how you can use Adaptive Release for the EVQ and more!

Blackboard Collaborate: Learn the Ins and Outs of using Collaborate for synchronous and asynchronous courses.  Learn how collaborate can increase student engagement and build community in your courses by helping you put faces to names while teaching remotely.

Blackboard Grade Center: Discover hints, tips and tricks on how to organize your Grade Center and insure your grade calculations are what they should be, and how updating the Grade Center can reduce student (and your) anxiety!

Blackboard Rubrics: See how Rubrics can help ensure consistent and impartial grading and help students focus on your assessment expectations.

Tech Talk Thursdays: Drop in for informal discussions about the latest trends in educational technology. The discussion is open ended, so feel free to ask JOLT members anything!  Keep on the lookout for sessions coming this Fall!

Padlet: Learn how to use Padlet to introduce interactivity into your Blackboard courses and how to create group projects in real time!

Sign up for JOLT workshops at our registration page: https://www.johnstoncc.edu/jolt/jolt-faculty-and-staff-resources/jolt-workshop-registration.aspx