Updated Schedule: New Set of Zoom Workshops on Blackboard Ultra Course View

Location: Zoom

Academic Computing and the Center for Academic Excellence are pleased to announce a new round of Zoom-based workshops on Blackboard Ultra, the modern interface for our learning management system. We invite you to review the sessions below and sign up for those that are of interest. Prior to each session we will email the Zoom link to each set of registrants.

Making the Switch to Blackboard Ultra Course View

Curious about Ultra and how it compares to Original Course View? Join us in this hands-on workshop to learn how to navigate an Ultra Course. We'll cover how to build content, find your course roster, and share a few examples of courses built by your fellow Fairfield University faculty. We will also discuss some of the key differences from the Original Course View and discuss practical strategies for moving or building your course in Ultra Course View. 

Sneak Peek Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrTcfMU4Csc


Tuesday June 20, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Registration:  https://form.123formbuilder.com/form-6457230/2023054-making-the-switch-to-blackboard-ultra-course-view


Communication and Community Building in Blackboard Ultra

Whether your course in in-person, hybrid, or fully online, there's a plethora of tech tools available to help you connect with your students. In this workshop, we'll look at how you can leverage Blackboard Ultra to communicate with your students and build a virtual community. We'll talk about Blackboard Ultra's built-in tools such as announcements, messages, and the discussion board, as well as ways to link to or embed your favorite tech tools such as Padlet or Microsoft Teams.

Interested in learning more on your own?  https://wiki.fairfield.edu/display/ITSKB/Blackboard+Ultra+Communication+Tools


Tuesday June 20, 2023 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Registration: https://form.123formbuilder.com/form-6457239/2023056-communication-and-community-building-in-blackboard-ultra 


Setting Up Your Ultra Gradebook

The Ultra Course View Gradebook provides faculty with more control than ever before. We'll explore the different grade book views including how to search by student or assignments and setting up the overall grade (previously referred to as the Total and/or Weighted Total columns in Original Course View). We'll also walk through the steps to grade an assignment (whether it's an Ultra assessments or a manually created column), provide feedback, and posting the students grades.

Interested in learning more on your own?  https://wiki.fairfield.edu/display/ITSKB/Blackboard+Ultra+Gradebook


Thursday June 22, 2023 2:30 - 3:45 pm

Registration: https://form.123formbuilder.com/form-6457242/2023057-setting-up-your-ultra-gradebook

For more information, contact Jay Rozgonyi / x2416 / jrozgonyi@fairfield.edu