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STAFF WORKSHOPS

Blackboard workshops (see timetable below)

The Centre for Academic Technologies (CAT) offers a variety of staff workshops on the successful use of Blackboard for the integration of blended teaching, learning and assessment activities.

In addition, these workshops also offer guidance on employing other available software and the use of smart devices in the lecture room. These practical and hands-on sessions can also be booked for a Department, smaller groups or individuals.

For more detail contact Ms Puleng Motshoane (011 559 3083 or puleng@uj.ac.za) or Dr Erica Pretorius (011 559 3513 or ericap@uj.ac.za).

LevelTitleDescription
BeginnerDesigning your Blackboard module
Introductory session where all aspects and functionalities of Blackboard are introduced.
IntermediateGrade Centre

Managing your marks in Blackboard, keeping track of student progress and downloading your marks.
Collaboration Tools
Communicating and giving feedback − using discussions, journals, wikis and blogs.
AdvancedAssignments

Creating an assignment, using rubrics, downloading assignment submissions and grading assignments online.
Assessments
Creating an assessment/test or a survey, using a variety of question types. 
Turnitin and text-matching/plagiarism
How to set a Turnitin assignment, generate an originality report and interpret the text-matching/plagiarism report.


Blackboard Workshops for Semester 2, 2017

  1. Please bring your own module content in a digital format, e.g. questions, assignments and learning content.
  2. Kindly bring your own laptop if attending the training on APK.
  3. Bookings: Emily Mthembu  011 559 2297   emilym@uj.ac.za
DateLevelTimeVenueTopic

Thursday
31 August 2017

Beginner09:00 – 11:00

APK
E Ring 206

Designing your Module

Thursday   
31 August 2017

Beginner09:00 – 11:00

DFC
TBC

Designing your Module

Tuesday
5 September 2017

Beginner09:00 – 11:00

APB
Con Cowan G02

Designing your Module

Friday 
8 September 2017

Beginner09:00 – 11:00

SWC
GNB 204

Designing your Module

Tuesday
12 September 2017

Intermediate09:00 – 11:00

APK
C Ring 303

Collaboration Tools
Groups
Grade Centre

Thursday
14 September 2017

Advanced09:00 – 11:00

APK
C Ring 303

Assignments
Assessments
Turnitin

Tuesday   
19 September 2017

Advanced09:00 – 11:00

APK
E Ring 206

Assignments
Assessments
Turnitin

Thursday
21 September 2017

Intermediate09:00 – 11:00

APK
E Ring 206

Collaboration Tools
Groups
Grade Centre

Tuesday   
3 October 2017

Intermediate09:00 – 11:00

APK
E Ring 206

Collaboration Tools
Groups
Grade Centre

Thursday
5 October 2017

Advanced09:00 – 11:00

APK
E Ring 206

Assignments
Assessments
Turnitin

Tuesday
10 October 2017

Intermediate09:00 – 11:00

APK
E Ring 204

Collaboration Tools
Groups
Grade Centre