Here you will find session recordings for Blackboard, Yuja, Zoom, Microsoft Products, and other academic and productivity tools/technologies.
Learn the basic tools and concepts of Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. This recording introduces you to the Acrobat Pro work area and commonly used tools. In this recording, we will cover topics like editing text and images, preparing fillable forms, collaborating with others, and adding external and internal links.
Presented by: Zak Aubol
Learn the basic tools and concepts of Adobe Photoshop. This recording introduces you to the Photoshop work area, and how to open, save, and export your images. In this training, we will be using an example of how to resize an image to fit the specifications of an OmniUpdate Featured Content (feature snippet) image.
Presented by: Zak Aubol
This workshop will guide participants through the basic tasks and decisions required to set up a course in Blackboard. This workshop is for individuals who are new to Blackboard.
Presented by: Naomi Hanson
Blackboard: Interacting with Students (Blogs, Wikis, Discussion Boards)
Learn about the features and differences in Blackboard’s integrated blogs, wikis, journals, and discussion boards. The focus of this session is on the pedagogy, reasons for using the tools, how they are different, why you would use one versus the other, examples, grading rubrics and how to set them up in your course(s).
Presented by: Elizabeth Becker
Blackboard: Introduction to Creating Tests
Create Blackboard online tests and surveys to measure student knowledge, gauge progress, and gather information from students. Learn how to create a test, select and create questions, and deploy a test with the appropriate settings. Review the differences between auto-graded questions and instructor-graded questions. Manage availability of test scores in the Grade Center.
Presented by: Kristi Swartz & Dara Faul
Blackboard: Introduction to the Grade Center
Learn how to customize Grade Center in your course to fit your grading style and learn about the new Blackboard Grades Integration feature that allows you to pull final grades from Blackboard into Campus Connection. We can also assist with setting up your Weighted Totals.
Presented by: Kristi Swartz
DocuSIgn training sessions provided by Amanda Sehner, Sr. Product Consultant/Solutions Engineer with DocuSign.
DocuSign 101: This on-demand webinar is designed for beginners. Our expert covers all the basics including: signing and sending. We hope you will leave this session ready to execute new DocuSign tips and tricks!
Template Creation PowerForm: This on-demand webinar is designed for beginners to moderate users. Our expert covers the steps in the template creation process and then take that template and turn it into a PowerForm.
Streamline your browsing with Google Chrome. In these recorded sessions, you will learn how create a Google Chrome account, and navigate in Google Chrome more efficiently by uncovering unique features and utilizing shortcuts. We will talk about search features and customizable settings.
Presented by: Zak Aubol
Jaggaer Shopper, and Jaggaer Approver and Requester Training sessions are provided by David Krause and the UND Procurement & Payment Services division.
Jaggaer Shopper Training: This training covers topics such as Shopping via search bar, Completing and assigning your cart, Bids/RFP requests, and much more.
Jaggaer Approver and Requester Training: This training covers topics such as How to place an order as a requester, How to approve, reject and other options, and much more.
Jaggaer Invoicing Training: In this recording you will gain a better understanding of how invoices work in the Jaggaer system, how they integrate with PeopleSoft, how payments terms are determined, and how to enter a payment request.
Users will come away with the ability to tailor their Windows and Office experience through the understanding of the integrated features that make our products one the most inclusive in the industry.
Power Automate is a service that helps you create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to synchronize files, get notifications, collect data, and more. Follow along with Peirece, Andre & Roberto
Excel Tips & Tricks
Learn how to quickly navigate in excel worksheets and tabs, create a chart with one keystroke, link charts to Word and PowerPoint files and use a feature called FlashFill that automatically fills your data when it senses a pattern. We will also talk about using an Excel feature called QuickAnalysis to create charts, tables, and totals automatically. Then, we will look at some common functions and work with Excel lists.
Presented by: Linda Muchow, Technology Specialist | Alexandria Technical & Community College
This course is designed to help learners fill in some blanks about key features in Excel, important rules about formula construction, and time-saving shortcuts.
Presented by: Patti Heisler the Collaborative Learning Manager with NDUS
Follow along with Patti Heisler the Collaborative Learning Manager at NDUS's Academic Services and Training Deparment, and learn about Microsoft OneDrive topics like:
- Access from your browser
- Organizing OneDrive
- Managing Shared Files
- And much more!
Microsoft OneNote Basics presented by Pattie Heisler with NDUS, is designed to orient users who have had little to no exposure to Microsoft OneNote. In this session, participants will learn:
- Concept behind Microsoft OneNote
- Searching for information in OneNote
- Creating a notebook section
- Creating a notebook page
- Text containers
- Reorganizing a notebook
- Creating subpages
- Linking pages
- Working with tables and formulas
- Linking to Outlook meetings
- Email a page
- Sharing notebooks
Office 365 Teams is more than a Chat or Meeting tool, it is a collaboration tool allowing Faculty and Staff to communicate and share ideas with others. This training is lead by Ida, Lea, & Pat from Microsoft. They cover topics including Chat, Meetings, Calls, Personal Settings, and much more!
Follow along with Patti Heisler the Collaborative Learning Manager at NDUS's Academic Services and Training Deparment, and learn about the four basic areas within Teams you need to know about:
- Chat functionality
- Teams meetings
- Teams sites
- Stream (recordings)
Follow along with Zak Aubol, Staff Career and Professional Development Coordinator from TTaDA, to learn some tips and tricks of Microsoft PowerPoint. This recording, shows you how to remove backgrounds from images, apply design ideas, and creatively use transitions and animations.
This recording demonstrates how to complete the Journal Voucher Process in PeopleSoft.
Presented by: Laura Nelson | Director of Finance with Procurement & Payment Services
Qualtrics is a robust tool that is easy to use for creating and deploying surveys and analyzing results. In this training, you will learn the basics of how to successfully get started with Qualtrics. You will learn how to create a survey or project. This includes adding and editing questions, as well as how to add basic logic to your questions to increase survey usability. We will also cover how to activate and distribute your survey and view some of the different reporting options.
Presented by: Elizabeth Becker
Recruiting Solutions Training is lead by Hannah Whalen from the UND Office of Human Resources & Payroll Services.
Recruiting Solutions is a module of Peoplesoft that will be used for all recruiting processes for staff, faculty and student hires. Check out this recording to walk you through the job posting, candidate review/interview scheduling & offer to hire processes. If you have questions or would like more training, please contact Hannah Whalen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Improve your social media strategy to better connect with your audience. Learn how to create dynamic posts, increase engagement and adopt best practices for each of today’s top social platforms. We’ll provide the tools you need to bolster your content, from Instagram photo tips to TikTok ideas, and break down what success on social media looks like.
Presented by: Hayley Kuntz
Learn how to build student engagement in your online course using voice, video, and text commenting with VoiceThread. VoiceThread is a new tool that is available in Blackboard that can provide collaborative spaces with video, voice and text commenting among students and instructors.
Presented by: Elizabeth Becker
YuJa is an all-in-one service for recording, editing, storing, and streaming multi-formatted video and audio content across any device. YuJa also provides built-in automatic captioning and is integrated into all Blackboard courses. Using the YuJa streaming service improves the delivery and viewing of your video and audio content in your courses. It is mobile-device-friendly and adjusts the stream based on network speed, browser, and device.
Presented by: Chad Bushy & Ted Storkson
Zoom is a cloud-based videoconferencing and collaboration platform. With Zoom, you have the flexibility to create virtual classrooms and invite students to join from their desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Students can also share content from their devices. Zoom is intended to be used for live/synchronous sessions for UND academic and business purposes.
Presented by: Chad Bushy
These sessions focus on Pedagogical strategies and best practices.
Alternative Assessment Strategies
Traditional, high stakes testing can deter student learning, and online classes provide additional challenges to testing integrity and learning outcomes. Alternative assessments provide opportunities for students to develop active learning and deep learning strategies that can lead to content mastery instead of rote memorization.
Presented by: Jenny Reichart
Practical Tips for Teaching Online
Whether you asked to move your on-campus course to an online format due to pedagogical issues, health concerns or another reason, the Teaching Transformation and Development Academy (TTaDA) is here to help. In this 90 minute workshop, we will provide some simple design principles and tips to help you and your students navigate through Blackboard. You will learn how to cultivate faculty presence, use best practices for online teaching, record short videos using YuJa-video recording with captioning, use Zoom to the fullest extent (linking Zoom to Blackboard, breakout rooms, whiteboard) and navigate the TTaDA website for additional resources.
Presented by: Khalifa Alshaya & Kizito Mukuni
Health & Wellness Sessions
These sessions are focused on mental health, reducing stress, and more.
Mental Health 101 for Non-Clinical Higher Education Professionals
We know that our students are experiencing higher levels of stress than they have ever before. In an effort to be sure we are supporting them as best we can, we wanted to provide a workshop on mental health that will help us understand when students may need a referral for clinical services (e.g., Counseling Center, Psychological Services Center, Student Health). Non-clinical professionals will gain a strong foundational knowledge of mental health concerns in this 2-part workshop. We will review common mental health diagnoses and warning signs and high-risk behaviors such as substance abuse, non-suicidal self-injury, and suicide.
Managing Stress: Activating the Parasympathetic Nervous System
Getting out of “Fight/Flight/Freeze” mode and entering into “Rest and Digest” mode is key to reducing stress and increasing our productive energy. In this recording you will practice three simple and effective techniques to activate your parasympathetic nervous system.
Presented by: Jodi Ramberg with the UND Counseling Center
Impact of COVID-19 on the Black Community: A Vaccine Forum
Follow along as speakers address concerns regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine.
Speakers include Dr. Christy Hewling, senior physician director of quality and patient safety, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center,Kennesaw, Ga. ; Dr. Kirk Hewling, board certified physician, Cherokee County Community, Atlanta, Ga.; Dr. Kristopher Chrishon, executive director of academic assessment, Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law; and Jessica Doty, R.N., director of UND Student Health Services.
Wellness and Self-Care During Times of Isolated Uncertainty
During a time of unexpected isolation and uncertainty, self-care and mental wellness can often be put on the backburner or we are left wondering how we can make this a priority. On May 8, 2020, Angie Muhs, Assistant Professor of Social Work and mental health expert, led over 60 UND staff through wellness and self-care strategies that everyone could implement immediately. Throughout the hour, she presented a PowerPoint, provided us with handouts and also broke us into small groups for additional conversation. Please find the associated recording and resources available to you if you were unable to join the session or would like to revisit it.
These recordings are from special events like book studies, symposiums, keynote presentations, etc.
This Fall, the Teaching Transformation and Development Academy (TTaDA) led a campus-wide faculty, staff, administrator and GTA book study on How to be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. Praised by the New York Times as “The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind,” Kendi’s groundbreaking work provides an essential counterpoint in the national conversation about race and resonates in this collective moment of reckoning. The term Kendi introduces—being an anti-racist—sets forth the idea that people can either be racist or anti-racist, and that there is no in-between. Racists, he argues, are people who support racist policies through their actions, inactions or ideas; anti-racists actively confront racial inequalities. Being neutral isn’t enough. Dr. Kendi urges us to actively combat racist systems and policies, and provides tools to do so. We hope you will join us for this important conversation.
HyFlex Course Design Discussion
In a Hybrid Flexible (HyFlex) Class, students can choose to attend class either in an assigned face-to-face environment or in an online environment, synchronously or asynchronously.
Dr. Brian Beatty, Associate Professor of Instructional Technologies, Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University led a discussion on HyFlex and Hybrid Course Design (combining online and classroom college students in the same class) with UND faculty over Zoom. The discussion highlighted the HyFlex design as a way to meet the needs of students (and institutions) as we move through the current crisis and build a more resilient education system for the future.
Dr. Beatty's primary areas of interest and research include social interaction in online learning, flipped classroom implementation, and developing instructional design theory for Hybrid-Flexible learning environments. Dr. Beatty pioneered the development and evaluation of the HyFlex course design model for blended learning environments, implementing a student-directed hybrid approach to better support student learning.
Dr. Beatty's Session Materials
- Hybrid-Flexible Course Design: Implementing Student-Directed Hybrid Classes
- Active Learning in Hybrid and Physically Distanced Classrooms (Vanderbelt University)
- FlexSpace: A free, open repository and exchange on Hyflex ideas and resources
- CSU: QLT Course Review Instrument
- CSU: QuARRy (Quality Assurance Resource Repository)
- HyFlex Course Design PowerPoint
- Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT) Instrument
- Managing Large Classes
- Course Print - ITEC 082501 Digital Product Usibility Testing
Additional HyFlex Resources
UND Spring Innovative Learning Symposium: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education
On March 5, 2020, The Teaching Transformation and Development Academy and Academic Affairs held the UND Spring Innovative Learning Symposium: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education, featuring Dr. Thomas Tobin, Universal Design for Learning Expert. Dr. Tobin is the Program Area Director for Distance Teaching & Learning on the Learning Design, Development, & Innovation (LDDI) team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as an internationally recognized speaker and author on topics related to quality in technology-enhanced education, especially copyright, evaluation of teaching practice, academic integrity, and accessibility/universal design for learning.
This symposium was made available to all faculty members, staff, administration and graduate students looking to strengthen the engagement, interaction, and performance of all students. Access these recordings and materials to learn more about Universal Design for Learning beginning with a keynote and workshop that will help make educational materials and practices inclusive for all learners and broaden our focus away from learners with disabilities and toward a larger ease-of-use/general-inclusion framework.
Implementing High-Impact Practices Across Modalities
The concept of High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs) has been around for years, but the conversation about transitioning HIPs to online and blended/hybrid environments is just getting started. In this interactive workshop, Dr. Katie Linder, a co-editor of High-Impact Practices in Online Education, led participants through the creation of an HIP implementation action plan that is applicable in face-to-face, blended/hybrid, and online classrooms. Participants learned more about the state of the research for HIPs, had the opportunity to discuss tips and strategies for incorporating various HIPs across modalities, and left with an actionable plan for implementing one or more HIPs into a modality of their choice. For those who were unable to attend the session the recording and materials are provided.