Faculty ED-Venture Week is back, March 1-4, 2022!

Thanks for attending Ed-Venture Week. Click on each session below to view the recording.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

9:30am - 11:00am Blackboard Ultra: Learning the Ins and Outs of Groups and Group Assignments

In this session we’ll show you how to use the Groups tool in Blackboard Ultra. We’ll look at how to create group assignments, activate and use group tools, and show the student experience. And of course, we’ll share some tips to help you set up your assignments more effectively. 

Recording coming soon.

11:00am - 12:00pm Presented by Blackboard: Blackboard Learn Basic Ultra

This webinar is designed to provide you easy step-by-step instructions on how to upload course content, create discussion boards for students to engage, and provide an overview on the types of online assessments available in Blackboard Learn Ultra Course View. 

Session not recorded.

12:00pm - 1:00pm Back to Basics: Avoiding Burnout and Conducting a Mid-Semester Review of Course Goals

Strategies to get laser focused on what is important for learners to achieve by the end of the semester and not lose sight of the big picture during periods of larger workload. 


1:30pm - 2:30pm Creating And Sharing Inclusive and Accessible Videos

This session will focus on how faculty can make their videos more inclusive and accessible. We’ll walk through how to select diverse and inclusive images, how to design accessible slides and visuals, and how to apply Closed Captioning using Panopto.  

We also introduce using Audio Descriptions for the learners who need it, and we share the “Making Accessible Media” resource, available to students, staff, and faculty at Humber 


2:30pm - 4:00pm Introducing Research and SoTL

This session introduces faculty and staff to the Office of Research (ORI), and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) at Humber. 

Session not recorded.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

9:30am - 11:00am Blackboard Ultra: Mastering Test Settings

In this session we’ll explore what Ultra has to offer with test settings. We’ll look at features such as time limits, access codes, release conditions and applying accommodations and exceptions. We’ll also show you some helpful workarounds that can strengthen the integrity of your tests. 


11:00am - 12:00pm Presented by Blackboard: Q&A with Experts - Blackboard Learn Ultra

Have a question on how to do something in Blackboard Learn Ultra? Join this live Office Hours session where Blackboard experts will be on hand to answer questions, demonstrate workflows and provide guidance on teaching remotely. 

Session not recorded.

12:00pm - 1:00pm Best Practices for Online Teaching: Moving Forward

Highlighting experiences with online teaching and reflecting on teaching practices through the lens of accessibility and inclusivity.


1:30pm - 2:30pm Using Panopto's In-video Quizzes and Discussions Threads to Support the Learning Experience

This session is designed for those who know how to upload or record videos using Panopto. This session will guide faculty through how to create in-video quizzes using Panopto and link them to the Gradebook in Blackboard Ultra. Lastly, we’ll walk through strategies on how to effectively use Discussion Threads to support knowledge retention. 


Thursday, March 3, 2022

9:30am - 11:00am Blackboard Ultra: 7 Tips to make using Gradebook a breeze

In this Webinar we will explore some of the lesser-known features of the Gradebook such as calculated columns, grading schemas, and automatic zeros. And we’ll also share some organizing and navigating tips to help make your Gradebook run as smoothly as possible. 


11:00am - 12:00pm Presented by Blackboard: Blackboard Collaborate Basics

Blackboard Collaborate is a virtual classroom tool that allows you to engage with your students in real-time, to record sessions for students to watch later, and to offer live virtual office hours. In this 45-minute session, we will review the Collaborate interface and tools that support engaging virtual classroom sessions. 

Session not recorded.

12:00pm - 1:00pm Micro-credentials that Mean Something

Micro-credentials seem to be everywhere but what exactly are they? Hear about Humber’s Micro-credentials Framework and how they can meet reskilling and upskilling needs of learners. 


1:30pm - 2:30pm How to Create a Video Assignment Using Panopto in Blackboard Ultra

We’ll walk faculty through how to use Panopto’s newly simplified Video Assignment feature to collect video assignments from your students in Blackboard Ultra. 


Friday, March 4, 2022

9:30am - 11:00am Moving Your Live Class Video Sessions From Blackboard Collaborate To Microsoft Teams

In this session we’ll learn how to set up and run our live video class session in Microsoft Teams, and what are the differences and the many advantages of moving from Blackboard Collaborate.


12:00pm - 1:00pm Strategies To Facilitate Group Work and Collaboration In The In-person Classroom

We will explore strategies and simple tools that can be implemented in the physical classroom to facilitate group work safely. We will also consider the strategies that worked online that we can still use in the in-person classroom.