Workshops and Events

Below are some of the upcoming workshops and events of interest to GW faculty, instructors, and teaching assistants. See all upcoming workshops on the GW Libraries website.

Blackboard: Using Groups

March 5, 2021, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Join us to learn about setting up and using groups in Blackboard.

Blackboard: Administering a Test

March 8, 2021, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

In this workshop, participants will learn how to create a Blackboard Test and set it up for students, how to view and grade test results, and how to create and use question Pools.

Online Proctoring: Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor

March 9, 2021, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Respondus Lockdown Browser & Monitor is an online proctoring tool that can be used in conjunction with a Blackboard test to lock down the testing environment.

Blackboard: Assignments

March 10, 2021, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about creating assignments, submitting assignments as a student, and grading them.

Faculty Perspectives: Open Textbooks in the Classroom and Funding Opportunities

March 10, 2021, 11:30 AM–1:00 PM

Join us for a panel discussion featuring first hand accounts about the quality and equitability of open course materials from five faculty who are using them, including GW’s Professor Dennis Schell (Psychology). Following a brief introduction to open textbooks, faculty attendees will have the opportunity to earn a $200 stipend by posting a review of an open textbook.

Improve Course Accessibility with Blackboard Ally

March 10, 2021, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Build a more inclusive learning environment and improve the student experience by using Blackboard Ally to alert you to inaccessible content, provide alternative formats of some content for students, and provide detailed insight and guidance on how to improve the accessibility of your content.

Blackboard: Grade Center

March 11, 2021, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

This workshop will cover how to manage the grade center and calculate grades.

Blackboard: Blogs & Wikis

March 11, 2021, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Participants will explore the creation and management of student blogs and private journals as well as group wikis in Blackboard.

Blackboard: Grade Center

March 22, 2021, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

This workshop will cover how to manage the grade center and calculate grades.

Application Deadline for Course Design Institute 2021

March 23, 2021, All day

Apply now for the 2021 Course Design Institute (CDI), a “bootcamp” style program that guides faculty through the design of a new course or the re-design an existing one in a facilitated, supported environment. 

Online Proctoring: Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor

March 24, 2021, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Respondus Lockdown Browser & Monitor is an online proctoring tool that can be used in conjunction with a Blackboard test to lock down the testing environment.

Blackboard: Administering a Test

March 25, 2021, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

In this workshop, participants will learn how to create a Blackboard Test and set it up for students, how to view and grade test results, and how to create and use question Pools.

Blackboard: Assignments

March 29, 2021, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about creating assignments, submitting assignments as a student, and grading them.

Blackboard: Using Rubrics

March 30, 2021, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

This workshop will cover the basics of Blackboard rubrics.

Blackboard: Administering a Test

April 7, 2021, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

In this workshop, participants will learn how to create a Blackboard Test and set it up for students, how to view and grade test results, and how to create and use question Pools.