FITS will help provide a number of informal workshops to help promote faculty (and staff) development for HuskyCT. It will provide a mechanism for participants to collaborate with other members of UConn Health community, and discuss new methods to help provide a more comprehensive understanding of using Blackboard (HuskyCT). *** Please note that below on this page are links to registration for Online workshops that are done at Storrs. For information regarding training workshops or support with HuskyCT please contact Jason Wright in FITS.
The following February workshop has been scheduled with FITS staff please check back as more may become available.
Registration for this workshop has ended. Please contact Jason Wright @ Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org or x2895 for further information of for a more personal training or for other times this will be offered.
Additional workshops are listed here from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning staff at the Storrs Campus:
HANDS-ON HUSKYCT Workshops and other EdTech Workshops
Is your HuskyCT Grade Center ready for midterm and final grade calculations? Do you have questions about using HuskyCT tools in your course? Join us for hands on guidance with HuskyCT, including Grade Center. Workshops take place in Rowe 319 except via Webex dates.
Please bring your laptop.
- Wednesday, 1/31 – 1:00-2:30 – Rowe 319 and online –Kaltura and Collaborate
Kaltura is an application built right into HuskyCT that allows instructors and students to record their own video and audio, such as screencasts and/or webcam recordings, and add them directly to their courses. Collaborate is a web-conferencing platform (similar to Skype or WebEx) built into HuskyCT and available to every instructor, allowing for remote/virtual live interaction with students. This session will cover the basics of each platform and how they can be used in your course through HuskyCT. You will be sent a link to the Collaborate if you decide to join online.
February schedule is as follows:
- Tues., 2/6, 10:30 am – noon – Organizing Course Materials in HuskyCT (Rowe 319) – Rescheduled from 1/17 snow day
This session will cover options for presenting and arranging materials in your HuskyCT course in ways that minimize confusion for students. We will discuss various options for adding content, such as the difference between sorting materials into folders or learning modules, as well as controlling the visibility of content to students. We will also cover options for adding multimedia elements to your course, such as audio and video, among the variety of other content options available in the system.
- Wed., 2/7, 1:30 – 3:00 – HuskyCT Basics – Intro and Overview for New Instructors (online via Blackboard Collaborate)
This session covers the basics of HuskyCT such as how to begin using HuskyCT, how the LMS can be used in academic and non-academic environments, basic functions and tools, and tips and tricks for beginner users.
- Tues., 2/13, 1:30 – 3:00 – Using LockDown Browser for Online Tests in HuskyCT (Rowe 319)
LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment when used for administering a test through HuskyCT. When taking a test using LockDown Browser, students are unable to print, copy, go to other websites, access other applications, or close a test until it is submitted for grading. This session will cover the use of LockDown Browser for tests, quizzes, and exams in your course, including recommended settings and best practices.
- Thurs., 2/15, 1:30 – 3:00 – Developing and Building Test, Surveys, and Pools (Rowe 319)
Many instructors administer online assessments through HuskyCT, and this session will cover the variety of settings that ensure a smooth experience for both you and your students. This session will cover creating questions outside of HuskyCT and uploading them into the system, as well as the range of available submission and feedback settings.