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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

Thursday, August 20th 11:00am-12:30pm

Monday, August 24th 10:30am-12:00pm

 

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

REGISTER HERE

 

 

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

Wednesday, September 2nd 12:00-1:30pm

 

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

REGISTER HERE

 

 

Discussions in 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 18th 1:00pm-2:30pm

September 1st 12:00-1:30pm

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. 

 

Assignments in Brightspace Workshop with Stacey Johnson

Participants in this workshop will learn about how to use the Brightspace Assignments tool receive, organize, and provide feedback on student work. 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 assignments in the Content area and the Assignments tool
  • Select the most appropriate options and settings
  • Connect assignments to the gradebook and use the many built-in assessment and academic integrity tools

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

The workshop will take place in September and more offerings may be announced depending on demand.

September 7th 12:00-1:30pm

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. 

 

Brightspace Template Tour 

The CFT has developed a template for online courses in Brightspace. If you are interested in learning more about the template to see if it might work for you, you can sign up for a one-hour workshop with Brightspace Instructional Technologist, Erica Brandon. Erica will walk you through the elements of the template so you can use it effectively, then provide you with your own copy that you can use to build your online course in Brightspace.
For more information about this workshop and future offerings, keep an eye on the registration form and this Brightspace support workshops page.
Date: July 13th, 20th, 27th, and Aug 3rd at 3pm AND July 21st, 28th, Aug 4 at 2pm

For the rest of August and September, the template tour will be an asynchronous experience. Register at the link below to gain access to the tour and the template.

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

REGISTER HERE

 

Using Turnitin in your Online Courses with Danielle D’andrea from Turnitin

Participants in this workshop will learn how to use Turnitin for assessment when working in a partially or fully online course. 

The workshop will take place Wednesday, August 12th 2:00pm-3:00pm and will be shared as an asynchronous video on this page for those who couldn’t attend.

Location: Zoom session found at this link
Open to anyone teaching or developing courses at Vanderbilt

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