Office of the Faculty Teaching Fellow

Events

FIT 2.0 Faculty Information and Training for Spring 2015

 

There will be two presentations on Thursday January 15, One meeting in the morning on the Downtown Campus and an afternoon session on the Hawaii Loa Campus.  This is a combined presentation of the Academic Advising Office and the Office of the Faculty Teaching Fellow.

Downtown Meeting Schedule:


 

10:00- 10:50 am. Large group, UB 212,  Wendy Agrusa, Andrew Brittain and Han Nee Wester.

 

Wendy Agrusa and Patrick Eagle will give a quick update on the progress of Academic Advising: Advisor embedding and faculty advising.

Andrew Brittain will report on the result of the Fall semester's Faculty Feedback efforts and present changes to the feedback interface that will simplify the process.

Han Nee Wester will introduce several new upgrades to Blackboard and how to use them:

  1. Calendar – Users now have more choices about how their calendars are formatted both in the Calendar tool and when making date selections.

  2. Content Editor – The Content Editor spell check options is now ON by default.

  3. Video Everywhere – Improved integration so users can seamlessly use several video features within Learn without authentication issues

Link to PowerPoint: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1oZ0H_pDdRrX8Zp5RMTjxUOa836yahxKxh35d-a8U5H4/edit?usp=sharing

 

11:00 to 12:00 pm. Two concurrent sessions. UB 212 and UB 210

 

1.  Han Nee Wester do a workshop on “Course Copy and Course Clean-Up: Getting Your Course Ready for Spring 2015”

Course copy allows an instructor to copy a course that he/she had taught in a previous semester into a new section. You can copy courses and use them as a convenient way to reuse and adapt existing course structures, materials, and content. However, after each course copy, it is important to remember to spend some time cleaning the course up. In this workshop, I will walk you through the basic steps of course copying, and the checklist of items to ‘clean up’ afterwards, so that your course will be ready to go! The list of items we will be discussing include: date management, test settings, testing links/videos, deleting old, unused content, setting up your grade center and providing a course map for your students.

Link to PowerPoint: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1v4sAvAyOaNXgdmNp2CA2NvB97uV2u-UT4_iQ720ME0Y/edit?usp=sharing

2. Wendy Agrusa, Patrick Eagle, and Andrew Brittain will discuss the progress toward faculty advising. 

There will also be a draft of the breakdown of responsibilities provided (applies to undergrad only). Grad faculty advisors are responsible for all advising.

 


 

Hawaii Loa Afternoon Meeting Schedule:

 

1:30- 2:20 pm. Large group, AC 101, Wendy Agrusa, Andrew Brittain

and Han Nee Wester.

 

Wendy Agrusa and Patrick Eagle will give a quick update on the progress of Academic Advising: Advisor embedding and faculty advising.

Andrew Brittain will report on the result of the Fall semester's Faculty Feedback efforts and present changes to the feedback interface that will simplify the process.

Han Nee Wester will introduce several new upgrades to Blackboard and how to use them:

  1. Calendar – Users now have more choices about how their calendars are formatted both in the Calendar tool and when making date selections.

  2. Content Editor – The Content Editor spell check options is now ON by default.

  3. Video Everywhere – Improved integration so users can seamlessly use several video features within Learn without authentication issues

Link to PowerPoint: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1oZ0H_pDdRrX8Zp5RMTjxUOa836yahxKxh35d-a8U5H4/edit?usp=sharing

2:30 to 3:30 pm. Two concurrent sessions. AC 101 and AC 206

 

1.  Han Nee Wester do a workshop on “Course Copy and Course Clean-Up: Getting Your Course Ready for Spring 2015”

Course copy allows an instructor to copy a course that he/she had taught in a previous semester into a new section. You can copy courses and use them as a convenient way to reuse and adapt existing course structures, materials, and content. However, after each course copy, it is important to remember to spend some time cleaning the course up. In this workshop, I will walk you through the basic steps of course copying, and the checklist of items to ‘clean up’ afterwards, so that your course will be ready to go! The list of items we will be discussing include: date management, test settings, testing links/videos, deleting old, unused content, setting up your grade center and providing a course map for your students.

Link to PowerPoint: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1v4sAvAyOaNXgdmNp2CA2NvB97uV2u-UT4_iQ720ME0Y/edit?usp=sharing


2. Wendy Agrusa, Patrick Eagle, and Andrew Brittain will discuss the progress toward faculty advising. 

There will also be a draft of the breakdown of responsibilities provided (applies to undergrad only). Grad faculty advisors are responsible for all advising.