5/9/14

UWG Daily Report

Headlines

Summer Faculty Payroll Schedule
Bowdon College: The Athens of the West
Parking Lot Work
UWG|Online Training

Announcements:

The 2014 Summer Session Faculty Payroll Calendar has been posted on HR’s website.

Ingram Library's Special Collections and Bowdon Area Historical Society are pleased to announce the opening of a cooperative exhibit highlighting the history of Bowdon College entitled Bowdon College: The Athens of the West. The exhibit, curated by History Department graduate student Candice Larson, will be on display in the Ingram Library’s Thomas B. Murphy Reading Room from May 9 through August 4.

Beginning Monday May 12 thru Friday May 16 all parking lots around the Coliseum will be closed for sealing work. Barricades will be installed for safety reasons, please observe all signage and barricades.

If you should have any questions, please contact Tommy Brown at 95667.

We appreciate your patience as we enhance the UWG campus

Training:

UWG|Online Training: Blackboard Collaborate and Virtual Classrooms
May 9t, 9:30-11 a.m.
Location: FDC (Faculty Development Center)/ Old Auditorium or Live! on Google Hangouts on Air

Did you know that we have a new tool that will be replacing Wimba Classroom? Blackboard Collaborate is now integrated into CourseDen (D2L). This upgraded virtual space provides mobile and wireless access to allow your students to communicate with you. During this 90-minute session, we will explore Blackboard Collaborate and how you can use this tool to create Virtual Office Hours or a synchronous classroom space for your Online or Technology-Enhanced course, which can serve as a great backup for those ‘unexpected’ disasters that can occur!

How to create a Collaborate Classroom in D2L
Best practices for conducting a synchronous online class
Best practices and a discussion about using Collaborate for online office hours

We will also be streaming and archiving this event via a Google+ Hangouts on Air. If interested in this, please contact David Lloyd at 9-5294.

Please register if you'd like to participate.