Office of Communications
August 22, 2011 - August 28, 2011
Scope Weekly


Summer researchers

Daily Events

Monday 8/22

 

Blackboard: The Basics (Open to faculty/staff only)
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Location: Harder Hall - 110

Learn the basics of creating and developing a course in Blackboard 9.1. This hands-on workshop will cover the specifics of developing a course, including posting materials. Participants will work in their own Blackboard courses and should bring to the session any course materials they want to upload or work with during the workshop. Files need to be on a flash drive (readable in a USB port) or on CD.


Tuesday 8/23

 

Exhibitions Overview/Behind the Scenes at the Tang
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

Public Tours: Exhibitions Overview/Behind the Scenes at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College.


Wednesday 8/24

 

Blackboard: Using Mashups and Digital Media (Open to faculty/staff only)
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM

Location: Harder Hall - 110

With the help of the library, this hands-on workshop will introduce participants to a variety of free and subscription based media resources that can enhance course content. Workshop participants will also get an opportunity to learn about Blackboard's Mashup tools such as Flickr, Slideshare and Youtube.


 

Blackboard : Assignment Tool (Open to faculty/staff only)
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM

Location: Harder Hall - 110

Using the Assignment Tool with the Grade Center, gives instructors a way to organize and track individual or group student work by providing a digital format for instructors to give instructions and/or assignment materials to students who can then submit their coursework through Blackboard. When an assignment is created, it automatically generates its own column in the grade center where instructors can download submitted assignments and provide grades and feedback to the students. In this workshop, you will learn: How to create assignments View the assignment in the grade center and make edits View the assignment submission process from the student?s view Grade and give feedback to students assignments View the grading history Show the different grading options and how to clear a student?s attempt If time allows, quickly look at SafeAssign


 

Blackboard: Grade Center (Open to faculty/staff only)
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Location: Harder Hall - 110

Learn how to set up and use Blackboard Grade Center. Topics include how to enter/delete grades and comments, clear attempts, exempt grades, add extra credit grades, change display options, set up Total/Weighted Total columns, customize the letter grade schema, work with column organization, and download/upload the Grade Center.


Thursday 8/25

 

Blackboard: The Basics (Open to faculty/staff only)
Time: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Location: Harder Hall - 110

Learn the basics of creating and developing a course in Blackboard 9.1. This hands-on workshop will cover the specifics of developing a course, including posting materials. Participants will work in their own Blackboard courses and should bring to the session any course materials they want to upload or work with during the workshop. Files need to be on a flash drive (readable in a USB port) or on CD.


Friday 8/26

 

UpBeat On the Roof
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

An eclectic series of free music performances on the rooftop of the Tang Museum. Rain location is the Payne Room.

"Tichy Boys," Father/son swing-a-billy.


Ongoing Events

[5/28 - 9/18] "MELT"
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

"MELT" is inspired by the notion that the material world is not fixed and certain, "MELT" presents works from the museum's collection in which artists expose the fluid nature of things we might not usually consider fluid. The works in this exhibition probe the boundaries between visible and invisible, organic and inorganic, solid and liquid, exploring ideas about structure, perception, mutability, and interconnectedness.


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