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.

Course Design Institute 2021

May 17, 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. 

Getting Started with Blackboard in 45 Minutes

May 18, 2021, 11:00 AM–11:45 AM

Get started learning the basics of GW's learning management system (LMS), Blackboard.

Using Zoom in Blackboard

May 18, 2021, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

In this workshop, participants will learn how to set up Zoom in Blackboard and use the various features to conduct a virtual class in Zoom.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra: Live Virtual Classroom

May 19, 2021, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Join in to discover the essentials of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, the synchronous virtual classroom tool, beginning with a general geography of the new and improved user interface and ending with an overview of breakout groups.

Blackboard: Using Groups

May 20, 2021, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

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

Blackboard: Assignments

May 20, 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: Discussion Boards

May 25, 2021, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Learn about and practice creating Forums, Forum Settings, and grading discussions to replicate the robust discussions that take place in the traditional classroom.

Blackboard: Assignments

June 2, 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.

Blackboard: Administering a Test

June 3, 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.

Blackboard: Using Rubrics

June 8, 2021, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Participants will learn how to create a rubric, associate it to a graded activity, and effortlessly grade using an interactive rubric.

Blackboard: Grade Center

June 9, 2021, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Learn about managing Columns, Categories, Smart Views, entering grades and calculating grades using formulas such as weight distribution in the Grade Center.

Blackboard: Administering a Test

June 15, 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.

Tools for Creating Online Lectures

June 21, 2021, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Enhance your online lectures with rich media. This workshop will cover the basics of online lecture creation using Powerpoint narration and Echo360 Capture.

Using Zoom in Blackboard

June 21, 2021, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

In this workshop, participants will learn how to set up Zoom in Blackboard and use the various features to conduct a virtual class in Zoom.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra: Live Virtual Classroom

June 23, 2021, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Join in to discover the essentials of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, the synchronous virtual classroom tool, beginning with a general geography of the new and improved user interface and ending with an overview of breakout groups.