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Training Sessions and Workshops

Questions about moving your content online? We’re here to help! We’ve created a number of training sessions and workshops tailored to your education needs. Connection information, dates, and times are on the ETC Training Calendar intranet page. Contact us to receive regular updates from the ConnectEd Newsletter and the Blackboard Users Group.

A Mayo Clinic staff member teaches an online course

Blackboard Basics (90 minutes)

Blackboard Learn is the learning management system (LMS) used by Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science to deliver digital content, assess learners, and track learner progress. In this session, you’ll learn about the basic functions in Blackboard.

Blackboard Collaborate (1 hour)

In these workshops, you’ll learn about the key features and core functions of the Collaborate user interface. You’ll also learn about session roles and how to effectively manage the communication tools, understand audio indicators, manage session and participant interaction, display the whiteboard and PowerPoint content, and record a session.

Blackboard Grade Center (1 hour)

In this session, we’ll review the grade center functionality and how you can use it to track learner progression.

Blackboard Reports (1 hour)

In this session we will explore Course Reports available to instructors in Blackboard. Course Reports provide a wide array of information regarding student activity, content usage, course standards, and course objectives.

Create, Deliver, and Proctor Exams in Blackboard Learn (90 minutes)

This session covers the principles of Proctorio used to remotely proctor Blackboard exams. Learn about the process for creating, delivering, and grading tests in Blackboard.  We’ll also explore the student view and optional feedback settings.

Enterprise Surveys (1 hour)

Enterprise Surveys is a tool you can use to collect feedback. You can send a survey to specific Blackboard course participants or upload a list of email addresses (including non-Mayo Clinic email addresses).

Learning Lounge

The Learning Lounge provides one-on-one support for educators who are moving their face-to-face educational offerings online. This is a drop-in virtual space where you can ask specific questions about your education, courses, or content.

Learning Studio

The Learning Studio from the Learning Solutions Center brings focused seminars and workshops covering specific topics inspired by trending conversations and interests in education.

Proctorio Overview (1 hour)

Proctorio’s Learning Integrity Platform combines machine learning and advanced facial detection technologies to remove human error and bias. In this application overview, we’ll discuss the Proctorio/Blackboard interface, review the exam settings, and best practices. You’ll learn how to create templates and access the Proctorio grade center.

VoiceThread (1 hour)

In this introduction to VoiceThread, you’ll learn how to create a VoiceThread presentation, engage with the presentation, discuss permissions and sharing options, and review the Blackboard interface.