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GATA Network Series Recorded Workshops

Supporting Teaching and Learning in the Blackboard Environment: Tips for GAs and TAs
Instructor: Lauren Sabourin
This session provided an overview of key Blackboard tools and topics for GAs and TAs in the online environment. Our focus was on communicating with students (announcements, discussion board), and grading the different types of assessments found on Blackboard (tests, assignments, and discussion boards) in addition to using the Grade Centre and related features.

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)
Instructor: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, GAs/TAs, and students to use. This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Computer Science GA/TA Workshop
Instructors: Elizabeth Ismail and Laura Chittle
Participants were provided with an introduction to designing and delivering labs and lectures, tools and techniques to engage students, and strategies for grading and effective feedback. We also touched on the use of Teams and Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.