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Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a web conferencing application that can be used to conduct live online lectures and seminars with your students. It can be enabled through any Canvas course, and lectures can be facilitated easily through the use of screen sharing, uploading videos and presentations, and a collaborative whiteboard feature.

This one-hour workshop will guide you through utilizing Blackboard Collaborate Ultra’s main features, including hosting sessions, sharing media, raising hands, breakout groups, and making past sessions available for download.

Zoom

Zoom Video Communications is a web conferencing application that can be used to conduct live online lectures and seminars with your students. Similar to Collaborate Ultra, lectures can be facilitated easily through the use of screen sharing, hosting sessions, raising hands, and creating breakout groups. Zoom integration with Canvas is currently in the works.

This one-hour webinar will guide you through utilizing Zoom’s main tools, best practices, and other neat features.

 


Schedule

Register for a workshop by clicking on a session listed below.

  • Nov
    12

    (WEBINAR) Navigating Collaborate Ultra – November 12, 2020

    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a web conferencing application that can be used to conduct live online lectures and seminars with your students. It can be enabled through any Canvas course, and lectures can be facilitated easily through the use of screen sharing, uploading videos and presentations, and a collaborative whiteboard feature. This one-hour webinar will guide you through utilizing Blackboard Collaborate Ultra's main features, including hosting sessions, sharing media, raising hands, breakout groups, and making past sessions available for download.

  • Nov
    17

    (WEBINAR) Engaging Students Through Annotations – November 17, 2020

    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
    With educational technologies, the age old use of annotations takes on new dimensions. More specifically, the Collaborative Learning Annotation System (CLAS) allows students to comment directly on PDFs, reply to other comments and organize their observations, leading them to engage with textual materials in a more meaningful way. The Collaborate Ultra whiteboard provides a space for students to annotate documents in real time, allowing them to build on each other's knowledge to make new connections, together. This workshop will explore the pedagogical use of annotation tools such as CLAS and Collaborate Ultra whiteboard. Participants will leave the session with new ideas on how social annotation can benefit their classes.

  • Nov
    18

    (WEBINAR) Zoom Workshop – November 18, 2020

    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    This one-hour webinar will guide you through utilizing Zoom’s main tools, best practices, and other neat features.