OCTET

Oberlin Center for Technologically Enhanced Teaching

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Accessing the results of your SmartEvals student evaluations of teaching (for faculty)

logoPuzzle_Web_250pxIf you go into Blackboard (http://blackboard.oberlin.edu — log in with your ObieID & password) you will see a tab titled ‘ Survey .’  On that tab is a module that will have a link titled ‘ Login to SmartEvals.’  Clicking on the link will automatically log you into SmartEvals Survey Center for this semester.

Once in SmartEvals there will be many links to click on, focus on the ‘Reports’ link at the end of the line describing your course.

SmartEvals

On the Report page for that course there will be a summary of how each question was answered by your students.  Also, note that at the top of the page is a tab titled ‘Individual Responses.’  Clicking on this tab will give you the responses given by each students — very similar to the old format.

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Sending reminder email to your students that haven’t filled out their SmartEvals evaluations (for faculty)

A. Log into Blackboard. Click on the ‘Survey’ tab.

B. Click the ‘Login to SmartEvals’ link.

C. Once you’re in the SmartEvals product, select the ‘not set’ link in the AutoEmail column.

D.  You can either email the students in ALL your course that have still not filled out the survey OR only the students who have not filled it out in a specific course.

E. Follow the 4 steps below to prepare, test and send your email. There is a mechanism in place that does not allow you to send a second email within 24 hours of the first.  This is done to prevent the ‘spamming of your students.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Outline for Academic Departmental Blackboard Training

Feb 16, 2017 1:15-2:15

Types of Sites 

  • Departmental Sites – Banner (faculty, majors, minors)
  • Committees – General Council
  • Advising Sites for faculty
  • College and Conservatory Dean
  • GF, CF, & ConF
  • OCOPE
  • A&PS (Administrative and Professional Staff)
  • Conservatory (Banner – faculty)
  • Program Review
  • Progress Toward Tenure
  • Tenure Review
  • Other sites: All students, all instructors, all faculty, conservatory students,
  • Options Creating Sites

Administrative Assistants Items to Cover

  • Departmental Sites
    • Adding / removing users
    • Automatic Enrollment vs manual enrollment
    • Communications / Announcements vs. Email
    • Creating and using groups
    • Organizing / Navigation of folders and menus
    • Changing Roles
    • Surveys / Senior Surveys

Share Ideas of streamlining procedures

 

 

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January 10, 2017 OCTET Winter Term Workshop

EdTech Workshop for Professional Staff

What? Short presentations on some of the projects that are of greatest interest around campus: Construction on campus, Library update, Athletics update, Oberlin Online, the new Learning Management System, Dean of Students presentation AND short presentations — by YOU — on what’s happening in your shop

When? Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017  starting at  9am (or 8:30 if you’re interested in some coffee, pastriesand pre-conference conversation)

Where ? Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Main Library), Mudd 052 (basement)

Lunch will be served in Azariah, main level, Mudd (reservations are no longer being taken for lunch)

While registration is closed, if you interested in attending any of these sessions, email octet@oberlin.edu and we’ll get back to you asap with information about whether or not there is still space.

 

8:30-8:50 Coffee, Pastries
9 – 9:20 Intro – Change is in the air!
Albert Borroni
Director, OCTET
9:25 – 9:45 Construction/Update plans Steve Varelmann
College Architect
9:50 – 10:10 Lightning Round Everyone
10:15 – 10:35 Athletics/Wellness Update Natalie Winkelfoos
Delta Lodge Director, Athletics, and PE
10:40 – 11:00 Oberlin Online transition
Bill Denneen
Director Web Initiatives
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 11:35 Resource Management Process
Mike Frandsen
Vice President for Finance & Administration
11:40 – 12:00 Dean of Students update Meredith Raimondo
VP & Dean of Students
12:00 – 12:30 Library update  Alexia Hudson-Ward
Director of Libraries
12:30 -1:00 Lunch
(reservations closed)
Azariahs
1:00 – 2:00 Hands-on Workshops

  • Photoshop workshop (Computer Lab, main floor Mudd)
  • Qualtrics workshop (Mudd 052)
  • New LMS options (Study room, main floor Mudd)

workshops are being conducted at the same time.

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Preview Your SmartEvals Course Evaluations (for faculty)

Once logged in to SmartEvals (do so through Blackboard — click on the ‘Survey’ tab), you are able to preview your surveys.

  • Click on the “Evaluation Center” tab at the top of the page.  You will see a list of all your evaluations.

Click on Eval Center

 

  • Click on the magnifying glass icon to the left of the survey you wish to preview

How to Preview

 

  • The survey will open as if you are a student taking it.  You can go through and answer all the questions and submit (it will not record your submission from the preview)

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Current use of LMS (Blackboard)

Currently Blackboard …

serves as a portal that provides

  • interactive websites for all courses and various offices.
  • Space for HR information

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LMS players

Blackboard 9.1 (OWU)

Blackboard Ultra

Canvas (St. Johns, Middlebury)

Schoology (Wheaton)

Notebowl (Denison)

Google Classroom

Moodle (Kenyon, Wooster)

Sakai

 

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Survey of faculty and students who have used systems other than Blackboard

A recent survey was conducted via Blackboard (Nov 19-22) asking users if they have used other LMS products and what their impressions were of those relative to what we are currently using.

Here are some of the results: Read More

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How to create a successful flipped learning experience for you and your students

The Flipped Classroom: Strategies to Overcome Student Resistance and Increase Student Engagement

>>> Upcoming Seminar | October 18 <<<

Join Barbi Honeycutt, editor of the newly released book titled Flipping the College Classroom: Practical Advice from Faculty, as she provides strategies you can use to create a successful flipped learning experience for you and your students. You’ll find out how to identify the reasons that some students resist the flipped classroom model and how you can address those challenges to increase the likelihood that they will come to class prepared.

During this online seminar, you’ll learn how to structure preclass assignments so students are more likely to complete the work, and examine ways to support students as they discover what it takes to learn in the flipped classroom environment.

Here is some of what you’ll learn during this 60-minute seminar:
• How to get your students to understand their roles in the flipped classroom
• How fear and the “stages of grief” can affect student motivation—and how to reduce their impact
• Strategies to help your students overcome resistance to the flipped learning environment
• A three-part model that will help you design effective preclass assignments—and motivate students to do them
• The benefits of the flipped classroom and how to help students understand the value of this model from their point of view

DATE: Tuesday, October 18
PRICE: $247 (through 10/7/16, $297 thereafter)
LEARN MORE: http://bit.ly/flip2016LI

When you register, you get access to the live seminar, on-demand access for 30 days, a copy of the recording on CD, the complete transcript, and all handouts and supplemental materials. Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.

Questions regarding the program should be directed to the customer service department at Magna Publications: email support@magnapubs.com

Regards,
Mary Bart
Teaching Professor group manager

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Google Apps Rebrand

Google Apps for Education has been rebranded as G Suite for Education.  As time moves on, the visual appearance of the various Google apps will be updated. 
Google has also introduced some new “Intelligent Tools” to their apps based off of their Artificial Intelligence project.  For more information on the new tools for Docs, Sheets, and Slides, check out this link: https://docs.googleblog.com/2016/09/ExploreinDocsSheetsSlides.html
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