2015 Training Opportunities

The Office of Information Technology and Division of Outreach and Continuing Education provide workshops on important technology topics in a variety of areas to improve the skills of our faculty and staff. Because seating is limited, please register early to secure a spot.

Requests for specialized training sessions are considered when the requested course content is not available through our current instructor-led workshops. To submit a workshop request for consideration, send email to ittraining@olemiss.edu including the workshop topic and potential number of attendees.

IT Training

08/03 Introduction to Blackboard: Learn the basics of Blackboard to get started building your course as well as receive an overview of the features.
1:30 - 3:00, Weir 104, AMELIA ANNETTE ROBBINS
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08/04 Blackboard Grade Center: Learn about the different features of the Grade Center. There is a wide array of functionality from simply using it to post grades or use it to calculate the students? final grades for you. This class will walk you through the different features available to help you decide how the Grade Center is best used within your course(s).
9:00 - 10:00, Weir 104, AMELIA ANNETTE ROBBINS
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08/04 Blackboard Journals, Blogs, Wikis and Discussion Boards: When used together, blog, wiki, and journal tools allow students to collaborate, share information with their classmates, and post private information seen only by the instructor. Learn more about each tool and how you can integrate them into your Blackboard course.
1:30 - 2:00, Weir 104, AMELIA ANNETTE ROBBINS
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08/04 Using Rubrics in Blackboard: This workshop introduces the Rubrics feature in Blackboard, which can be used to objectively evaluate and grade student work through Blackboard, as well as provide concrete grading criteria to students.
2:00 - 2:30, Weir 104, AMELIA ANNETTE ROBBINS
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08/04 Excel I: This introductory seminar will cover basic workbook skills, creating formulas, copying and moving data, working with columns and rows, page setup, and printing.
2:30 - 3:30, Weir 104, TERESA MCCARVER
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08/05 UM Box: This training session will introduce UM Box for cloud storage and collaboration. Attendees will learn how to login to Box, navigate the Box web site and share folders and files. The BoxEdit, Box for Office and BoxSync applications will also be covered.
9:00 - 10:00, Weir 104, JIMMY BALL
Class is Full
08/05 Detecting Plagiarism in Blackboard Assignments via SafeAssign: SafeAssign is now integrated directly into the Blackboard Assignments tool. Learn how to create and configure assignments to check students' submissions for plagiarism using the SafeAssign service.
10:00 - 11:00, Weir 104, PENNY A RICE
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08/05 Creating Blackboard Tests, Assessments, and Surveys: Instructors will learn how to create online tests and surveys using the Test Manager and Pool Manager features. Tips for successful test deployment will also be given.
1:00 - 2:00, Weir 104, AMELIA ANNETTE ROBBINS
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08/05 Automated Attendance Training : This seminar will introduce instructors to the automated attendance system. It will include information on how to configure your class and use the interfaces for viewing and updating attendance records. Instructors who are teaching in a room with attendance scanners for the first time are encouraged to attend.
3:00 - 4:00, Weir 104, PENNY A RICE
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08/06 Managing Your Blackboard Content: Purging, Recycling and Updating: Learn ways to improve your Blackboard course management with Course Files, Course Copy, Date Management and Calendars. These will provide a toolset to enhance your effectiveness and efficiency by organizing, purging and reusing materials to let you focus more time on developing your content.
9:30 - 10:30, Weir 104, AMELIA ANNETTE ROBBINS
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08/06 Excel II: Prerequisite skills: Completion of Excel I or equivalent knowledge. Topics for this seminar include managing data, creating formulas, sorting data, linking data to multiple sheets, and importing/exporting data.
2:00 - 3:00, Weir 104, TERESA MCCARVER
Class is Full


There are no current workshops scheduled.