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Workshops

 

CFT staff run Brightspace workshops for instructors interested in learning how to use Brightspace tools effectively and efficiently. We are also available during the academic year to facilitate Brightspace workshops on topics both general and specific for departments, programs, and schools, upon request. Email brightspace@vanderbilt.edu to ask about these offerings or the possibility of an invited workshop.

See the main CFT website for other teaching workshops, including workshops focused on educational technology, and for extensive resources on teaching in the fall 2020 semester.

 

 


fall 2020 Workshops

Introduction to Brightspace Workshop with Stacey Johnson

In this hands-on workshop for people who have little to no experience teaching online with Brightspace, participants will get oriented to Vanderbilt’s course management system and learn how to accomplish common teaching tasks. Ideally, participants will have Brightspace open during the session so they can explore and build content in our test course! By the end of the workshop, users will be able to:

  • Confidently navigate around the different areas of a Brightspace course
  • Post, edit, and link Content for students using a variety of tools
  • Communicate with students about important Brightspace tools

There will be time at the end of the workshop for participants to ask questions about using Brightspace.

The workshops will take place throughout August and more offerings may be announced depending on demand.

Tuesday, August 4th 11:00am-12:30pm
Monday, August 10th 11:00am-12:30pm
Wednesday, August 12th 11:00am-12:30pm
Tuesday, August 18th 11:00am-12:30pm

Location: Zoom link will be emailed to participants
Open to anyone teaching or developing courses at Vanderbilt

REGISTER HERE

For more information about this workshop and future offerings, keep an eye on the registration page and this workshops page. 

 

Grades, Rubrics, and Feedback in Brightspace Workshop with Stacey Johnson

Participants in this workshop will learn about the range of tools available in Brightspace to make grading and feedback more efficient and effective. Ideally, participants will have Brightspace open during the session so they can explore and build content in our test course! By the end of the workshop, users will be able to:

  • Build a gradebook that mirrors the grading scheme in their syllabus
  • Build and use rubrics to give feedback on Assignments, Discussions, and in Grades
  • Communicate feedback to students using multiple tools and media

There will be time at the end of the workshop for participants to ask questions about using Brightspace.

The workshops will take place throughout July and August and more offerings may be announced depending on demand.
Wednesday, July 22nd 1:00pm-2:30pm
Monday, July 27th 1:00pm-2:30pm
Wednesday, Aug 5th 1:00pm-2:30pm
Tuesday, Aug 11th 1:00pm-2:30pm

Location: Zoom link will be emailed to participants
Open to anyone teaching or developing courses at Vanderbilt

REGISTER HERE

For more information about this workshop and future offerings, keep an eye on the registration page and this workshops page. 

 

Discussions in Brightspace Workshop with Stacey Johnson

Brightspace Workshop with Stacey Johnson

Participants in this workshop will learn about how to use the Brightspace Discussions tool for engagement, interaction, formative assessment, individual journaling, and more. Ideally, participants will have Brightspace open during the session so they can explore and build content in our test course! By the end of the workshop, users will be able to:

  • Build discussion forums, topics, and threads using a variety of available options
  • Connect discussions to the gradebook and use the built-in assessment tools
  • Construct useful prompts and activities that will promote maximum engagement from your students

There will be time at the end of the workshop for participants to ask questions about using Brightspace.

The workshops will take place throughout July and August and more offerings may be announced depending on demand.
Wednesday, July 22nd 3:00pm-4:30pm
Wednesday, Aug 5th 3:00pm-4:30pm
Tuesday, Aug 11th 1:00pm-2:30pm

Location: Zoom link will be emailed to participants
Open to anyone teaching or developing courses at Vanderbilt

REGISTER HERE

For more information about this workshop and future offerings, keep an eye on the registration page and this workshops page. 

 

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