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BHSU Workshops

In order to register for the workshops below, please select the relevant workshop section for each topic. After you select the sessions you would like to attend, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click register. You will be asked to provide your BHSU username and password to complete the registration process.

An Introduction to D2L
Aug 12 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Presenter: Devin Feighan
Location: BHSU Rapid City 106
Target Audience: Faculty
Content: This session is meant for faculty with limited or no experience with Desire2Learn. We will be providing an overview of the system and its numerous tools and functionality. We will also focus on how faculty can create files for/in D2L that will not only allow the students to access them but also maintain the intended functionality within those files.
D2L Communication Tools
Aug 12 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Presenter: Christopher Dawes
Location: BHSU Rapid City 106
Target Audience: Faculty
Content: This session will focus on the communication tools within Desire2Learn. We will be discussing the discussion forums, course email, the pager, etc.
Google Tools
Aug 12 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Presenter: Devin Feighan
Location: BHSU Rapid City 106
Target Audience: Faculty & Staff
Content: Google’s cloud storage feature includes the ability to add free software and tools to your Google Drive account. In this training session we will discuss how to set up your Google drive, search and attach software to your account, and a demonstration of how a few of the more useful applications work.
Screencast-o-matic
Aug 12 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Presenter: Christopher Dawes
Location: BHSU Rapid City 106
Target Audience: Faculty & Staff
Content: This session is a hands-on workshop for using screencast-o-matic to create screen recording videos. Attendees will learn how to optimize the sizes of their screen recordings and gain a brief overview of some of the available editing tools and additional resources. Screen recording videos are an excellent way to narrate presentations and provide students with additional help.
D2L Assessments & Gradebook
Aug 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Presenter: Christopher Dawes
Location: BHSU Rapid City 106
Target Audience: Faculty
Content: This session will focus on the assessment tools and gradebook functionality within D2L. We will be discussing dropbox folders, quizzes, the gradebook wizard and more.
Assigning Video Projects
Aug 13 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Presenter: Devin Feighan
Location: BHSU Rapid City 106
Target Audience: Faculty & Staff
Content: This training session will describe some of the tools available for students to create video projects. All aspects of assigning video projects will be discussed including possible issues and work-arounds for those issues.
Advanced D2L Functionality
Aug 13 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Presenter: Christopher Dawes
Location: BHSU Rapid City 106
Target Audience: Faculty with experience using D2L
Content: This session will focus on some of the advanced functionality within the Desire2Learn system. We will be discussing topics such as incorporating replacement strings, release conditions, checklists and self-assessments. We will also walk through the steps for creating and implementing rubrics and discuss how the course builder tool can save faculty time as they develop new courses and revise existing ones.
Online Course Demonstration
Aug 13 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Presenter: Devin Feighan
Location: BHSU Rapid City 106
Target Audience: Faculty & Staff
Content: This session will provide faculty with an overview of a sample online course. We will discuss the standards in the online course review rubric and how the sample course meets those standards. Attendees will be given access to the sample course as well as tips for organizing their online course(s) and explanations of some of the common file types.
An Introduction to D2L
Aug 17 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Presenter: Devin Feighan
Location: Jonas 201
Target Audience: Faculty
Content: This session is meant for faculty with limited or no experience with Desire2Learn. We will be providing an overview of the system and its numerous tools and functionality. We will also focus on how faculty can create files for/in D2L that will not only allow the students to access them but also maintain the intended functionality within those files.
An Introduction to Blackboard Collaborate
Aug 17 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Presenter: Anne Stevens
Location: Jonas 205
Target Audience: Faculty
Content: This session is an overview of the Blackboard Collaborate software. This software allows faculty and presenters to conduct synchronous online class sessions and meetings. We will discuss the tools available within the software and recommendations for conducting live online sessions.
D2L Communication Tools
Aug 17 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Presenter: Christopher Dawes
Location: Jonas 201
Target Audience: Faculty
Content: This session will focus on the communication tools within Desire2Learn. We will be discussing the discussion forums, course email, the pager, etc.
Google Tools
Aug 17 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Presenter: Devin Feighan
Location: Jonas 201
Target Audience: Faculty & Staff
Content: Google’s cloud storage feature includes the ability to add free software and tools to your Google Drive account. In this training session we will discuss how to set up your Google drive, search and attach software to your account, and a demonstration of how a few of the more useful applications work.
Teaching Online
Aug 17 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Presenter: Kelly Kirk, Kathleen Matthew, & Laura Prosser
Location: Jonas 205
Target Audience: Faculty
Content: This Q&A panel discussion is designed for all faculty whether you have been teaching online for years or have just started contemplating the idea. The faculty panelists will be discussing some of the differences between the face-to-face and online classrooms and answering questions from participants.
Oh Snap! What you need to know for employees
Aug 17 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Presenter: HR Staff
Location: Jonas 205
Target Audience: Faculty & Staff
Content: Get to know your employee time and leave portals inside and out. This training will focus on how to navigate the employee SNAP portal; including, timesheets, benefits, and leave request system.
Screencast-o-matic
Aug 17 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Presenter: Christopher Dawes
Location: Jonas 201
Target Audience: Faculty & Staff
Content: This session is a hands-on workshop for using screencast-o-matic to create screen recording videos. Attendees will learn how to optimize the sizes of their screen recordings and gain a brief overview of some of the available editing tools and additional resources. Screen recording videos are an excellent way to narrate presentations and provide students with additional help.
D2L Assessments & Gradebook
Aug 18 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Presenter: Christopher Dawes
Location: Jonas 201
Target Audience: Faculty
Content: This session will focus on the assessment tools and gradebook functionality within D2L. We will be discussing dropbox folders, quizzes, the gradebook wizard and more.
Veterans in the Classroom
Aug 18 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Presenter: Eileen Thomas
Location: Jonas 110
Target Audience: Faculty & Staff
Content: As a result of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, veterans are entering higher education at an increasing rate. In order to offer student veterans the support and services needed to be successful, the Veterans Service office is hosting a “Veteran Friendly Zone Basic Training” for faculty and staff to Examine, Explore, and Expand their knowledge of today’s student veteran. If you attend “Veteran Friendly Basic Training”, you can expect to… • Examine academic and social issues for veterans entering higher education • Explore areas of concern affecting today’s student veterans • Expand your knowledge of veteran’s benefits and the role they play for student veterans.
An Introduction to Starfish
Aug 18 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Presenter: Mike Isaacson
Location: Jonas 205
Target Audience: Faculty & Staff
Content: This session will be an overview of Starfish: the student success system that allows BHSU to connect students with the tools and resources that they might need in order to be successful. The system allows students to easily schedule appointments with their professors and advisors, and allows faculty to better help students to be successful. Starfish also allows the University to remind students about non-classroom related tasks that they need to complete and commend students for a job well done.
ADA & Higher Education
Aug 18 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Presenter: Mike McNeil
Location: Jonas 110
Target Audience: Faculty & Staff
Content: This session will include a review the accommodation process, a discussion about universal design, an overview of some of the assistive technology, an explanation of the different resources on campus, and a question and answer period.
Films on Demand & Library Services
Aug 18 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Presenter: Scott Ahola & Rich Loose
Location: Jonas 110
Target Audience: Faculty & Staff
Content: Films on Demand is a streaming video service offered through the Library that is available to all Faculty and Students at BHSU. This exciting new resource holds excellent potential for quickly and easily enhancing your courses with relevant and current full length videos and clips across a wide variety of subject areas. Come see how easy it is to search through thousands of titles and quickly use them in your courses! We will also cover other library services, including reference instructional sessions for your courses, available research material, and other areas.
Advanced D2L Functionality
Aug 18 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Presenter: Christopher Dawes
Location: Jonas 201
Target Audience: Faculty with experience using D2L
Content: This session will focus on some of the advanced functionality within the Desire2Learn system. We will be discussing topics such as incorporating replacement strings, release conditions, checklists and self-assessments. We will also walk through the steps for creating and implementing rubrics and discuss how the course builder tool can save faculty time as they develop new courses and revise existing ones.
Advanced Starfish Functionality
Aug 18 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Presenter: Mike Isaacson
Location: Jonas 205
Target Audience: Faculty & Staff
Content: This session will discuss some advanced functionality for the Starfish system.
Assisting Dual Credit Students
Aug 18 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Presenter: Mary Beth Kwenda
Location: Jonas 110
Target Audience: Faculty & Staff
Content: Will you be interacting with high school dual credit students this semester? You might be! Learn more about the dual credit program, the benefits of working with these students, and the support services available to help them succeed.
Assigning Video Projects
Aug 18 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Presenter: Devin Feighan
Location: Jonas 201
Target Audience: Faculty
Content: This training session will describe some of the tools available for students to create video projects. All aspects of assigning video projects will be discussed including possible issues and work-arounds for those issues.
HR 101 for Supervisors
Aug 18 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Presenter: HR Staff
Location: Jonas 110
Target Audience: Faculty & Staff
Content: This session will cover the required steps of the “onboarding” process for student workers. New hire paperwork, ePAFs, timesheet approval, ACA cautions, etc.
Advanced Quizzing in D2L
Aug 18 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Presenter: Christopher Dawes
Location: Jonas 205
Target Audience: Faculty with intermediate to advanced knowledge of D2L
Content: This session will focus on creating more advanced quizzes and exams using the Desire2Learn Quizzes tool. We will be discussing question randomization, embedding multimedia, quiz layout and design, and more!
Creating Accessible Files
Aug 19 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Presenter: Christopher Dawes
Location: Jonas 205
Target Audience: Faculty
Content: Even though the new version of D2L displays PDFs, Word documents, and PowerPoint files directly in the students' browsers, the technology it uses to do so eliminates all functionality from those files. Hyperlinks, embedded multimedia files, etc. do not work if the students simply view those files in the built-in viewer. This session will focus on how faculty can create files for/in D2L that will not only allow the students to access them but also maintain the intended functionality within those files.
Web Usability & BHSU Marketing Resources
Aug 19 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Presenter: Ryan Shippy
Location: Jonas 207
Target Audience: Faculty & Staff
Content: Get an overview of the website along with some best practices for maintaining and expanding your area’s web presence. Also learn about some of the resources available online to help promote your events and announcements.
Online Course Demonstration
Aug 19 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Presenter: Devin Feighan
Location: Jonas 205
Target Audience: New & Experienced Online Faculty
Content: This session will provide faculty with an overview of a sample online course. We will discuss the standards in the online course review rubric and how the sample course meets those standards. Attendees will be given access to the sample course as well as tips for organizing their online course(s) and explanations of some of the common file types.
Try One New Thing: Redux
Aug 19 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Presenter: Dr. Mary Caton-Rosser and Dr. Bobbi Looney
Location: Jonas 110
Target Audience: Faculty
Content: Remember when we tried one new thing at a faculty workshop in May 2013? Well, guess what? Social media keeps updating. We're gathering around the table for a lively discussion on current trends and social media use in the classroom.
What are you doing?
Aug 19 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Presenter: Abby Domagall, Jerry Rawlings & Jeff Wehrung
Location: Jonas 110
Target Audience: Faculty
Content: This round table discussion is an opportunity for faculty to sit down with their colleagues to discuss and brainstorm ideas and strategies. Stop by and discuss some of the things that you have tried that worked well; those that didn't work so well; and those that you are still tweaking. Bounce ideas around with other faculty and walk away with a lot of new ideas to try this semester or next!
What is student-to-content interactivity?
Aug 19 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Presenter: Christopher Dawes
Location: Jonas 110
Target Audience: Faculty
Content: Many course activities fall into multiple categories of interactivity. The easiest way to determine the type of interactivity for any part of a course is to ask yourself "where is the source of the initial feedback?" For student-to-content interactivity, the feedback should be automated and built into the activity itself. This session will begin with a discussion about student-to-content interactivity and end with demonstrations of some of the tools and resources available to faculty for creating student-to-content interactivity in their courses.
Black Hills State University

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Black Hills State University
Educational Outreach
1200 University St. Unit 9508
Spearfish, SD 57799-9508
877.847.8134
EducationalOutreach@bhsu.edu