Adjunct Faculty Learning Day 9/17/11

Just a reminder that the Center for Teaching Excellence is offering our first Adjunct Faculty Learning Day of the academic year this Saturday.


Saturday, September 17, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Downtown Campus, Applied Technology Center – Meet in room 124


8:30 – 9:00 Registration, networking, continental breakfast, ATC 124

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome by Dr. Ric Underhile, Associate Dean of Instructional Support and Interdisciplinary Studies

9:30 – 12:00 Breakout sessions

· Blackboard Bootcamp ATC 220 Luann Keizer and Meeghan Lillis

· Advanced Blackboard ATC 219 Tim Koets and Ann Alexander

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch (provided) ATC 124

12:30 – 2:30 Back to sessions

Register online at

Sign up for one five-hour session – either Blackboard Bootcamp or Blackboard Advanced. Note that the curriculum for these sessions is the same as that offered during the Summer Technology Institutes Day 1 (Blackboard Bootcamp) and Day 2 (Blackboard Advanced).

Blackboard Bootcamp

Upon completion of Blackboard Boot Camp, the adjunct faculty member will be able to:

· Identify features of Blackboard 9.
· Manage the course menu.
· Create Announcements.
· Create basic content (items, folders, course and external links)
· Create basic assessments and gradebook entries.
· Identify Blackboard support resources.

Blackboard Advanced

Upon completion of Blackboard Advanced, the adjunct faculty member will be able to:

· Manage the Grade Center.
· Create advanced content types.
· Facilitate online discussions.
· Create advanced assessments.
· Reduce plagiarism using the Safe Assignment Tool
· Add interactive tools.
· Use advanced features of Course Tools and Control Panel

For more information about this and other faculty professional development opportunities, visit the Center for Teaching Excellence home page at You can also call the Center at (616) 234-2278 or e-mail

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