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LIFT Video Presentations and Online Learning Opportunities [open in new window]

Blackboard

Teaching Techie: You Can Be One Too!

Presented by Sarah Lelgarde Swart, MM, MLIS. Presentation with audio covers Objectives and Goals and Learning Objects for an effective Blackboard course. 17:40 min.

Managing Your Grade Center 14:51 min

Presented by Sarah Lelgarde Swart, MM, MLIS. Presentation with audio covering the use of categories, drop a grade, and calculated fields.

Creating a Banner for Your Course Site Using PowerPoint 9:16 min

In this presentation you will learn to create customized banners for your courses using PowerPoint.

Assignment Feature-Instructor View 1:44 min

Presented by Sue Meeuwenberg.

Customizing Your Blackboard

Presented by Sue Meeuwenberg.  In this presentation you will learn how to customize your Navigation Course Menu, Create File Folders, and use various types of links.

 Student Tutorials

Orientation to Using Discussion Boards

Created by Sarah Swart. Presents how to use discussion boards in Blackboard. Discusses discussion board etiquette. [7:16 min.]

Discussion Board Etiquette [webpage]

Using the View/Complete Link in Assignments to Submit Homework

Created by Susan Meeuwenberg. Presents the steps to submit an assignment in Blackboard using the View/Complete link in the assignment instructions. Your instructor would need to provide the link in your course site in order for you to use this feature. [1:26 min.]

Sending Email Within Blackboard

Created by Susan Meeuwenberg.  Presents steps for sending email to users within your Blackboard class.

Viewing "My Grades"

Created by Susan Meeuwenberg.  Presents steps for viewing grades within Blackboard.

Using USB Headsets with Microphone [pdf] by Sarah Swart [new window]

Wimba Pronto for IM, Group IM, and Audio Calls [video] by Greg Marczak, Jeffrey Fuhs, and Sarah Swart [new window] 6:25 min

 

21st Century Teaching Practices

21st Century Teaching 
[windows media format] 
[pdf of presentation]

Presenter: Sarah L Swart, MM, MLIS. Presentation with audio covering teaching methodology and resources for teaching with electronic content.

Digital Content for Teaching: Don't Reinvent the Wheel! 
Presenter: Sarah L Swart, MM, MLIS. Presentation with audio discussing resources for finding online content developed by faculty for use in your online teaching. Includes downloadable presentation and mp3 file. 03:17 min.
[pdf presentation]

Audio Recording: Creating MP3 Files with Audacity 8:09 min
Presenter: Sarah L Swart, MM, MLIS. Presentation with audio discussing uses for MP3 files in teaching including student feedback, assignments for students, and audio lectures. Presentation includes instructions for downloading the free Audacity software and the LAME MP3 encoder. Tutorial on using Audacity for recording is also provided.

VYEW: A Collaboration Tool for Office Hours, Desktop Sharing, Chat, Talk, and Whiteboard
Presenter: Greg Marczak. Presentation with audio for using a collaboration tool from http://vyew.com

 

 

 

Software Programs at LIFT

Creating Learning Games and Uploading to Your Blackboard Sites with StudyMate Wizard
Presented by Sarah Lelgarde Swart, MM, MLIS. Study Mate is a product from Respondus which creates learning games such as flash cards, crossword puzzles, and other one-answer or no-answer games. 10:00 min.

Microsoft Office

Electronic Grading in MS Office
Presented by Sarah Lelgarde Swart, MM, MLIS. You will learn how to change the user information in MS Office and provide feedback using the Comments feature. [3:37 min]

Word2007 Tables for Syllabus or Other Document 
Presented by Sarah Lelgarde Swart, MM, MLIS. Using tables creates a more effective document for pasting into Word. Learn the basics of table creation in Word2007 in this presentation. [9:54 min]

 Word2003 Tables for Syllabus or Other Document
Presented by Sarah Lelgarde Swart, MM, MLIS. Using tables creates a more effective document for pasting into Word. Learn the basics of table creation in Word2003 in this presentation. [13:35 min]

PowerPoint2007 for Presentations
Presented by Sarah Lelgarde Swart, MM, MLIS. Basic Navigtion, functions, and good practices for projected presentations. Learn the basics of using the main menu items, the new features on the ribbons in MS Office 2007, and some good practices for presentation you plan to project. [22:10 min]

PowerPoint2003 for Presentations
Presented by Sarah Lelgarde Swart, MM, MLIS. Basic Navigtion, functions, and good practices for projected presentations. Learn the basics of using the main menu items, the new features on the ribbons in MS Office 2007, and some good practices for presentation you plan to project. [22:10 min]
Note that in this presentation I was unsure of the method to change the User Information for the popup comments feature. It is in Tools menu/Options on the General Tab.

Using Portable Apps [10:38 min]
Presented by Sarah Swart. Discusses the  use of portable apps from a jump drive or iPod. Presentation is designed for new users to portable apps (and used
Use software from USB drive or iPod---Portable Apps---
If you want to carry your programs with you for certain applications including Firefox, Audacity, Zotero (and eliminate the export/import need for your Zotero database), you can download some software to a thumb drive or iPod from http://portableapps.com

Learning Styles

Learning Styles and Teaching: Developing Content for Learners
Presented by Sarah Lelgarde Swart, MM, MLIS. Presentation with audio discussing various learning styles using the VARK System (Visual, Aural, Reading/Writing, and Kinesthetic)

 

   

eMail requests for future presentations to Don Bogema, LIFT Institute, Muskegon Community College