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Training with OAK experts to get you started.

OAK Training Sessions are intended for those administering courses in OAK, including faculty, support staff, and teaching assistants.

A two-hour block is reserved for each session, although the sessions are about an hour and a half in length. The sessions are hands-on; feel free to bring some of your own materials to get started building your course.

Help Sheets & Videos

Please visit the Help Sheets & Videos page for self-help resources in PDF and video formats.

 

OAK Training Sessions are intended for those administering courses in OAK, including faculty, support staff, and teaching assistants.

A two-hour block is reserved for each session, although the sessions are about an hour and a half in length. The sessions are hands-on; feel free to bring some of your own materials to get started building your course.

Training Sessions

 

Introduction to OAK and OAK Services

All sessions will be held in 119 Garland Hall.    REGISTER NOW

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Monday
Tuesday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
August 18
August 18
August 19
August 19
August 20
August 21
August 22
August 25
August 26
August 27
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Advanced Tools

There are no sessions currently scheduled. Advanced training is available by appointment.

Session Descriptions

Introduction to OAK and OAK Services

This session provides an overview of OAK, navigating the OAK website, finding information on your own, getting started, and best practices in course creation. By the end of the session, you should be able to create a basic course in OAK.

Advanced Sessions

These sessions are designed for instructors who would like to take the next step in building their course in OAK. Sessions are divided into topics.

Grade Center - Learn the best practices in setting up and managing your Grade Center, using "smart views," and working off-line.

Assessment - Learn the ins and outs of working with tests, surveys, and pools, including performing item analysis on tests.

Collaboration - Go beyond instant messaging to interact with your students. OAK has several collaboration tools including blogs, wikis, discussion boards, and messaging.

Advanced Tools - Over the years, the tools available to instructors have changed. Learn more about uploading multiple files quickly, grading assignments in the browser, and the new calendar tool. Topics covered in this session will change as the tools change.

Specialty Sessions

Specialty sessions are held on a case-by-case basis. Please contact your local support provider if you need help with a topic not covered in the sessions listed above.


Guides from Blackboard

Blackboard Learn 9.1 User Guides
The Blackboard User Guides are provided for Vanderbilt facutly and students to use as a quick reference.Vanderbilt does not have all the features described in the Guides. If you need more help, please contact your local support provider.

» View Bb 9.1 Instructor Guide (link)
» View Bb 9.1 Student Guide (link)


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Note about Regularly Scheduled Maintenance:

Though we like to have our servers up 24/7, there are times when we need to take them down to perform regular maintenance. Please note that we will reserve the third Sunday morning of each month to perform these tasks. OAK may be down between the hours of 6:00 AM and 10:00 AM the THIRD Sunday of each month. If we need to be down longer (or not at all), we will provide 2-3 week notice that will be posted on the main OAK website.

Please know that there may be times that we need to take the server down immediately in emergency situations. Information about such downtime can always be found on the main OAK website.

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