6/25/14

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Headlines

UWG|Online Walking Techs Are Coming
• UWG Night at Braves Game
• UWG|Online Training: Blackboard Collaborate and Virtual Classrooms
• ADP Manager Training: CORRECTION

Announcements:

The UWG|Online Help Desk will be sending out Walking Techs (help desk student assistants) around campus to offer support and assistance with CourseDen to faculty, staff and students. These visits are to provide an opportunity to offer in-person service to CourseDen users and provide a personal touch to our compliment of services. So look for our Walking Techs as they bring distance education to life!

• UWG Night at Braves Game: Special ticket prices for the July 2 Braves vs Mets game for all UWG faculty, staff and students. You may purchase them online for discounted Upper Deck at www.braves.com/college or for Outfield, Terrace Reserved or Club Reserved discount seats at www.braves.com/cocacola . Let's show the Braves our Wolves HOWL!

Training:

• UWG|Online Training: Blackboard Collaborate and Virtual Classrooms will be held tomorrow at 9 - 10:30 a.m. in the FDC (Faculty Development Center)/ Old Auditorium.

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

 

Can't make it to the FDC? Join us live on Google Hangouts on Air while we stream and archive this event or watch our YouTube channel. If interested in this, please contact David Lloyd at 9-5294.

• ADP Manager Training: ***CORRECTION***ADP Manager Training will be held on July 1 at 2 p.m. in Row Hall room 319. This course is for both bi-weekly and monthly employees (faculty and staff) who supervise and approve another employee's (full-time, student, casual labor, etc.) timecard. This course will instruct participants on how to enter their own hours worked or exception time into the ADP eTime system. It will also provide instruction on how to approve another employee's timecard. Participants of this course should be the supervisor of at least one other employee. Visit the University Meetings and Trainings tab on the Events Calendar to register.