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Upcoming Trainings


The Office of Information Technology offers several technology training sessions. Simply login with your TAMIU credentials in order to see a more detailed schedule and description of the training sessions that are being offered right now.

Upcoming Trainings

ISNDateTitleLocationSeats AvailableOpen ForDescription
233710/20/2016 10:15:00 AMVoicethread Conversations in the CloudCowart 11225FacultyJoin us in this session to discover a new way of hosting interactive discussions online, through a cloud application called VoiceThread. VoiceThread provides your students an opportunity to comment on presentations/discussions using 1 of 5 powerful commenting options: microphone, webcam, text, phone, and audio-file upload.
234610/20/2016 2:30:00 PMTurnItIn (Plagiarism Prevention Tool)Cowart 11225FacultyThis training will demonstrate how to use TurnItIn, a plagiarism prevention tool.
235510/21/2016 9:00:00 AMRespondus Exam & Lockdown BrowserWebinar25FacultyRespondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment, or moved from one LMS to another. Whether you are a veteran of online testing or relatively new to it, Respondus will save you hours on each project. This session will also show how to integrate the Lockdown Browser into your exams.
236410/21/2016 2:30:00 PMCreating Content for Different Learning StylesCowart 11225FacultyJoin us in this hands-on session where you will experience inaccessible learning content and learn about resources and methods available to support different learning styles. Then, implement some basic accessibility tips for accessible content creation.
237310/24/2016 10:15:00 AMIf it's not easy, it's not SoftChalkWebinar25FacultyCome and discover how easy it is to create interactive web pages for your e-learning courses without knowing any code! SoftChalk makes it fast and easy to create dynamic content that will engage your students with lessons that include pop-up text annotations, self-assessment quizzes, videos, widgets and interactive learning games.
238210/24/2016 2:30:00 PMAdobe ConnectCowart 11225FacultyThis session will demonstrate how to effectively use Adobe Connect for web meetings to enhance online class participation.
225910/25/2016 9:00:00 AMBlackboard 101: Getting StartedCowart 11225FacultyJoin us for this in-depth session on setting up your course in Blackboard. This session is geared toward faculty who are new to Blackboard or would like to get a refresher. We will be covering topics such as Navigating the course content, Modifying the course menu, Selecting a course structure, as well as many more topics.
228210/25/2016 1:30:00 PMBlackboard TestsWebinar25FacultyThis training session will go over all of the settings and how to get the most out of the Tests in Blackboard. Including how to create question sets, randomize not only the questions but also the answers, and how to upload exams from your computer, even if they came from programs such as Exam View or Respondus.
229210/26/2016 9:00:00 AMBlackboard AssignmentsCowart 11225FacultyJoin us for this session on Blackboard Assignments. We will cover what type of assignments are available, how to edit them, and the use of adaptive release. As well as the creation of Rubrics within Blackboard. This session is geared toward faculty who are new to Blackboard or would like a refresher course.
230110/26/2016 2:30:00 PMBlackboard - Rubrics!Cowart 11225FacultyJoin us in this exciting, hands-on session focusing on the creation of Rubrics within Blackboard. This session is intended for faculty members who are familiar with the eLearning (Blackboard) system and will demonstrate how to create rubrics and attach them to Blackboard content for easy grading! *Please note: If you do not have a course shell on Blackboard, one will be provided by the time the training begins.

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