Faculty Online Workshops Registration

Blackboard Drop-In Training Session

Facilitators: Paul Desmarais, Nadine Aboulmagd

The Center for Learning and Teaching will be offering virtual drop-in training and support during the summer semester for faculty using Blackboard. CLT's team of experts will be offering both technical and pedagogical support during these live online sessions. We will begin each drop-in session with a short (10-minute) presentation on a topic related to a course design feature of Blackboard, but feel free to bring any questions or issues you need to be resolved


Session 3 - Improving Student Experience (Course Design Features)

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 -  1:00 - 2:15 pm

Blackboard is a powerful package of tools and functions that can help you deliver a complete and engaging learning experience for your students; provided the course site is designed in such a way that students can engage with you, their peers, and the course materials intuitively. In this session/ workshop, we will discuss how to leverage some of Blackboard’s functions to create a more intuitive learning experience and how to improve the usability of your course. The session will discuss the following: managing your navigation menu, usability/functionality, pathways not buckets, and sharing grades. 


Session 4 - Assessment via the Quiz Feature

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 -  1:00 - 2:15 pm

The quiz feature in Blackboard allows you to create a variety of assessments, from simple student surveys to complex final exams. In this presentation/workshop we will examine the course settings in the quiz tool, a number of questions types, creating automated feedback.


Tools for Engagement

Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Facilitators: Maha Bali, Hoda Mostafa, Mohamad Saleh

While AUC strongly encourages faculty to use Blackboard as the main platform for communicating with students, faculty may occasionally need to use other tools to engage students more effectively. This session is divided into two parts. The first hour showcases and models five different tools for engagement: Hypothes.is for asynchronous reading annotation, Google apps for semi-synchronous engagement, polling via various tools, Zoom annotation, and Zoom breakout rooms. After a 15 minute break, participants will have the opportunity to practice hands-on using Hypothes.is annotation, and polling tools. Faculty wishing to practice Zoom breakout rooms will need to sign up for one of the sessions scheduled above. Faculty are encouraged to create a Hypothes.is account ahead of time in order to benefit from the hands-on session.


Online Teaching Institute

Facilitators: Azza Awwad, Maha Bali, Caroline Mitry, and Hoda Mostafa 

This institute will replace the CLT Teaching Enhancement Certificate for the Fall 2020 semester.

Sunday, September 20, 2020, 10 am - 1 pm


Thursday, October 1, 2020, 12 - 3 pm (Repeated)


Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 12 - 3 pm (Repeated)



Classroom Assessment Techniques and Alternative Assessments

Monday, September 21, 2020, 1:00 - 3:30 pm


Facilitators: Azza Awwad, Caroline Mitry, Maha Bali, and Hoda Mostafa


E-portfolios as an Alternative Assessment Strategy: Deep Dive Session

Monday, September 28, 2020, 1:00 - 2:30 pm


Facilitators: Heba Fathelbab and Doris Jones


Managing Zoom Break-out Rooms: Practical Hands-on Workshop

Facilitators: Maha Shawki, Mohamed Saleh and Mariam Hussien

This is a hands-on workshop where faculty will learn about Zoom breakout rooms feature and get a chance to be a host to practice creating and managing rooms with participants.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 1:00 - 2:30 pm


Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm (Repeated)



Liberating Zoom: Strategies for Online Engagement and Interaction

Facilitators: Maha Bali and Hoda Mostafa 

This workshop will introduce you to liberating structures, a collection of alternative and easy strategies to engage and energize your students, many of which can be done very well online using some of Zoom’s features such as breakout rooms.

Monday, September 14, 2020, 1 - 3 pm


Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 11 am - 1 pm (Repeated)



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