Authentic Assessment is a half course that will introduce you to the principles and practice of this approach to assessment of student learning. Authentic assessment is an approach that takes into account the contexts in which that learning will actually be used once students leave the university. It is an attempt to assess what students actually know, value, and can do in a way that is well-integrated into the entire learning environment of a course. In this course you will learn how to align assessment with intended learning outcomes, how to design meaningful assessment measures that motivate students and even design assessments that help students learn as they are being assessed.
Blackboard Learn is the University of Windsor's learning management system (LMS). It is a robust integrated system, designed to provide an enhanced learning experience for students, an efficient interface for instructors to prepare course materials and interact with students, and offers a customizable infrastructure.
Blackboard Learn is the Learning Management System (LMS) that the University of Windsor supports. These online courses featured below, are designed to provide valuable information and corresponding self-learning activities for instructors and their assistants, to help learn, use and configure Blackboard Learn. Please note, these courses are NOT facilitated, and there won't be any instructor interaction. If you would like face-to-face support we would be happy to help, so check out the Name Your Topic! offerings at http://www.uwindsor.ca/bbworkshops
- 1.0 Introduction to Blackboard IB-O-W19-01
- 1a. Getting Started with Blackboard (Pre-requisite) – GS-O-W19-01
- 2. Building Courses (Basics) – BC-O-W19-01
- 3. Assessing Learners (Basics) – ASL-O-W19-01
- 4. Enhancing Communication (Basics) – EC-O-W19-01
- 5. Monitoring Student Performance - Course Outline – (Advanced) – MSP-O-W19-01
- 6. Building Online Communities (Advanced) – BOC-O-W19-01
- 7. Designing Engaging Content (Advanced) – DEC-O-W19-01
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This six-week half-course will explore and evaluate the principles and theories of learning-centred teaching in higher education. Participants will use research findings and pedagogical publications to inform their own teaching and learning practice, engaging with a wide range of empirically proven approaches to improve instruction systematically. The course provides a rich opportunity for the examination and application of these approaches in varying post-secondary learning cultures and academic settings.
The University of Windsor is pleased to invite college and university professors of all ranks and years of experience to its Teaching Dossier Academy. The Academy is designed to provide background information, workshops, peer consultation, and extensive expert individual consultation to support the development of participants’ professional teaching portfolios over a period of five days.
This hybrid half-course is a series of three full-day sessions divided over two weekends coupled with online modules that will introduce participants to the Blackboard Learn environment including menu configuration, and creating assessments with integrated grading. We will also provide some development time and guidance to help you actually prepare your upcoming course.
New Faculty, mid-career faculty, and instructors with teaching assignments for the upcoming semester will be given priority, as registration spaces are limited. (Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops to the F2F sessions where possible).
* If you have already completed the Course Design course you will be able to apply this course towards partial fulfilment of requirements for the UTC program. Note: participants must apply to and be accepted into the UTC for this to apply.
Part 1Topics covered during this two-day weekend session, includes an introduction to the environment, course menu configuration, content creation, creating assignments, SafeAssign plagiarism detection tool, and inline grading.
Part 2Topics covered on this final full day include creating and deploying tests, configuring and customizing the Grade Centre and special topics as time permits.
Further training or one-on-one consultations for Blackboard are available at uwindsor.ca/bbworkshops.
Online self-paced courses to learn Blackboard are available at http://www.uwindsor.ca/bbonline.