Professional Development at SUNY Broome

Ally Training
Blackboard Ally is a tool available to faculty members to help make the classroom materials they post online more accessible to their students. This workshop will provide an overview of the system, highlighting the key aspects of Ally, and show you how you can use the Ally Instructor Feedback Panel to help make your documents available to all learners.    

When:  Monday, November 4, 2019 Venue: TRC Lab Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Presented by: Susan Woerner & Cagatay Emre Dogan Register REGISTER HERE

Document Accessibility

Have you ever wondered if your documents are accessible for all your students?  This training will review what makes documents accessible for all students- especially our students with disabilities.  In this workshop you will also see what software is used to create accessible documents.

When:  Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Venue: TRC Lab Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Presented by: John Covert Register REGISTER HERE

You Bring the Content, We’ll Bring the Support – An Overview of Instructional Design”
Just what is instructional design? Why would I need an Instructional Designer? Join Instructional Designers Carine Surdey and Susan Woerner as they answer these questions and highlight the many ways your Instructional Designers can assist you with designing your online, blended, or web-enhanced course using research-backed methods and strategies for learning to best support students. Whether you are looking for someone to be a “stand-in student,” or to bounce ideas off of, we’re here to help. You bring the content and we’ll bring the support – working together we can make your course stronger, better, faster.  

When: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Venue: TRC Lab Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Presented by: Carine Surdey & Susan Woerner Register REGISTER HERE

Blackboard Advanced: Grade Center 

The Grade Center in Blackboard can be the most challenging component of your course. This training will review the basic set up of a points-based versus percentage-based (weighted) grade center, as well as how to grade discussions, assignments, and essay/short answer assignments and ensure that these grades are accurately presented in the grade center.  Training will also include higher-order uses of the grade center not covered in the original Blackboard 1-2-3 Training series such as creating columns for activities completed in the classroom, reorganizing, hiding and displaying columns, creating average columns for each category and assigning extra credit.  

When:  Friday, November 8, 2019 Venue: TRC Lab Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Presented by: Tera Doty-Blance Register REGISTER HERE