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Blackboard Grade Center

Need to brush up on your Grade Center skills? This workshop will introduce you to the main Grade Center features. Participants can also schedule additional one-on-one help with the Faculty Assistance Center following the workshop.

All College faculty are required to use the Grade Center in Blackboard. According to a resolution approved by Academic Council:

In order to increase student success, the OAA Digital Learning Committee recommends that all Columbus State faculty employ the Blackboard Grade Center for students in a manner which allows students to determine, at any point during the term, their current grade in the course (e.g. a running average; running total, weighted or unweighted; other up-to-date benchmark that allows a student to compare their performance to that course’s overall standards of assessment).



  • 7/23/2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Columbus Campus (CT 119) - 6 seats left - click to register
  • 7/26/2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Columbus Campus (CT 119) - 9 seats left - click to register

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Blackboard's Features

Learn how to use Blackboard features that will make your life easier. Some are brand new to Blackboard and some are just new to you. Due Date Management, Video/Audio Feedback, Grade Center tips and more!

  • 6/21/2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Columbus Campus (CT 119) - 1 seats left - click to register
  • 7/9/2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Columbus Campus (CT 119) - 8 seats left - click to register

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How to Use Turnitin Direct Assignment

Learn how to use Turnitin to check your student’s writing for plagiarism and to easily grade their papers online. Turnitin Direct Assignment is now integrated with Blackboard. It is a useful and effective feature that allows instructors to provide feedback to students through markup instruments, rubrics, proofing tools and originality reports. Presented by Robert Trent, Turnitin trainer and tech support.

  • 6/28/2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Columbus Campus (CT 106) - 15 seats left - click to register

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Increase Student Success with Blackboard Rubrics

Do you find yourself writing the same comments to multiple students when grading? Do your students ask you why they received a “B” instead of an “A” on an assignment? Rubrics outline assignment expectations for students and allow them to know how assignments will be graded. Rubrics are powerful tools for instructors to use to provide feedback to students in a very efficient, consistent manner. Grading rubrics are easy to create in Blackboard. In this training session, learn how to use Blackboard grading rubrics enhance the feedback for students and improve the grading experience for faculty.  (Note: A basic knowledge of Blackboard is required.)

  • 6/27/2019 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Columbus Campus (CT 106) - 7 seats left - click to register

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Kaltura Capture

For years, TechSmith (Camtasia) Relay has been the College’s simple screen/camera recording program. It is now being phased out and will be completely replaced with a new program, Kaltura Capture, by the end of 2019. So join us and learn about Kaltura Capture, which works on any computer to create your own videos with just a few mouse clicks. Those videos are then automatically pushed to Blackboard, where they can be easily embedded in any course site. You can also embed the videos in any other website — including CSCC’s own, soon-to-be-released YouTube-like site — or download them to your computer.

  • 6/25/2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Columbus Campus (CT 106) - 0 seats left
  • 7/12/2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Columbus Campus (CT 106) - 6 seats left - click to register

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Tips, Tricks, and Techniques to Make Your Grade Center Experience Better

  • Using Grade Center for More than Grades
  • Drop the highest grade
  • Drop the lowest grade
  • Average the scores of quizzes
  • Make the grade book show you only what you want to see
  • Have letter and mid-term progress calculations appear automatically
  • Export the grade center to Excel, enter stuff, and then load that back into Bb
  • Easier ways to enter grades for group projects
  • Give students more information on their performance.
  • And anything else I can think of or you want to hear about
  • 7/19/2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Columbus Campus (CT 119) - 7 seats left - click to register

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Use Learning Glass to Enhance Your Class

Why use Learning Glass? You need to show students diagrams, graphs, illustrations, flowcharts, mathematical equations or scientific formulas. In your classroom, you stand at a whiteboard with your back to students while you teach. With Learning Glass – a camera records your face, your voice, and your writing on the Lightboard for a more personal and engaging learning experience. Your recorded Learning Glass presentations in Blackboard benefit web and blended students. Workshop includes hands-on practice.

  • 6/25/2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM on Columbus Campus (CT 106) - 0 seats left
  • 7/12/2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Columbus Campus (CT 106) - 0 seats left
  • 7/29/2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Columbus Campus (CT 106) - 0 seats left

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