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ORGSYNC

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General Instructions for Accessing & Navigating OrgSync

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Completing Your OrgSync Profile

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Communicating with Students via OrgSync

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Running Student Involvement Reports

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BLACKBOARD GENERAL TOPICS

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Getting Started In Blackboard

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​Logging In

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Browser Test

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Activate Your Students

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Adaptive Release

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Adding Modules to the Home Page

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Archiving a Course

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Clearing The Java Plug-In Cache

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Combine Your Courses

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Content Editor

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Control Panel

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Course Cartridges

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Course Environment

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Course Menu

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Export and Import a Package

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Global Navigation

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Managing the Course List

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Themes & Structures

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Using Student Preview

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Understanding Tabs

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BLACKBOARD COLLABORATE

Please visit our Collaborate page for additional training material.

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Bb Collaborate Features

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Bb Collaborate Orientation for Participants

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Bb Collaborate Overview for Moderators: A Collaborate Recording

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Accessing a Session from an Email Link

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Audio/ Video Set Up

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Create a Collaborate Session

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Collaborate Will Not Load/ Java Errors

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Preparing for a Session - Moderators

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Preparing for a Session - Participants

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BLACKBOARD CONTENT

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​​Add a Course Link

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​Add Information

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Add Media

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Add a WebLink

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Adjust Dates in a Copies Course

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Content Editor

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Create a Blank Page

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Create a Glossary

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​​Modify Content Permissions

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Organize Content

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Set the Entry Page for Your Course

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Upload a Syllabus

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Copy Your Course Content into a New Course

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Flickr Photo Mashup

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Save Word File as A PDF

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Slideshare Presentation Mashup

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YouTube Video Mashup

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COMMUNICATION TOOLS

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​​Announcements

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​Blogs and Journals

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Calendar

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Discussion Boards

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Discussion Boards with Rubrics

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Discussion Forum Settings

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Using Voice Authoring in a Discussion Post

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My Messages Module

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Sending Email

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Sending Messages

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Creating a Wiki

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Videos Anywhere

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GROUP MANAGEMENT

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Creating and Managing Groups

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​Exporting Group Membership

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Selecting Group Members

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ASSIGNMENTS

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Create a New Assignment

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​Download an Assignment

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Grade an Assignment Using Inline Grading

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Creating a Turnitin Assignment

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Using GradeMark within Turnitin

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TESTS

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​​Create a Test

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​Adding Graphics

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The Access Log

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Creating a Test Question

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Creating a Fill in Mulitiple Blanks Question

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Delete Test Attempt

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Exporting/Importing Tests

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Grade a Test

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Pools vs. Tests

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Setting Options

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Setting Adaptive Release

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Tests for Student Accommodation

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Respondus Lockdown Browser

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Respondus Quiz Builder - Installing and Opening

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Respondus Quiz Builder - Adding a Server

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Respondus Quiz Builder - Importing Questions from Document

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Respondus Quiz Builder - Retrieving Questions form Blackboard

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Setting Up Respondus Monitor

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GRADE CENTER

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​​Create a Calculated Column

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Create Reports

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Creating a Rubric

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Customizing the View

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Email Students From Grade Center

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Enter Grades

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Export Grades to Spreadsheet

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Filter Student in a Combined Course

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Grade History

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Grading Periods

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Grading Schemas

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Grading with a Rubric

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Icon Legend

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Importing Grades into e-Services

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Items Analysis

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Navigate

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Organizing & Sorting Columns

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Retention Center

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Viewing the Last Access Column

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Smart Views

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Uploading Grades From Excel

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​​PUBLISHER​ CONTENT

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​​Cengage Learning Mindlinks: Faculty Training (13 mins)

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McGraw-Hill Faculty Training (17 mins)

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McGraw-Hill: Pair Your Blackboard Course

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McGraw-Hill: Add Connect Assignments

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McGraw-Hill: Deploy Connect Assignments

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Get Started with Pearson's MyLab

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Pearson's MyLab: Adding Content

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Pearson's MyLab: Course Tools

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Pearson's MyLab: Transfer Grades

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WileyPlus Faculty Training (22 mins)

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B​LACKBOARD MOBILE

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​​Installation Instructions

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Best Practices

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iPhone Video

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OTHER TOPICS

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e-Portfolios - Complete Guide

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​e-Portfolios - Creating Your Portfolio

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e-Portfolios - Designing Your Portfolio

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e-Portfolios - Publishing and Sharing Your Portfolio

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Softchalk - Installing

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Softchalk - Creating a Lesson

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​​​​​ZOOM CLOUD ​CONFERENCING​​​

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​​Getting Started with Z​oom

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​Sign In with Single Sign On (SSO)

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Zoom Client Inter​face

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Managing Zoom Meetings (General)

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Scheduling Zoom Meetings

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Managing Zoom Contacts

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Microsoft Office

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Excel Basics

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​Excel (Importing & Manipulating Data)

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Excel 2013 (Incre​asing Productivity)

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Excel Pivot Tables

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Excel (Using Charts)

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Excel Templates

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Excel Terminology

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Excel (Version Compatibility)

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Outlook Essential Skills

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Outlook 2013 Calendar Basics

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Outlook Voting Buttons

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PowerPoint Basics

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PowerPoint (Embedding a Presentation)

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Visio (Formatting)

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Visio (Flow Charts)

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Visio (Organizational Charts)

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ADOBE APPLICATIONS

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​​Acrobat Professional Basics

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​Acrobat Professional - Creating Forms

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Contribute CS3

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Photoshop: Photo Retouching

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Photoshop: Design Names & Titles

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Photoshop: Filters/Brushes

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​​Photoshop: Graphic Editing

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OTHER TOPICS

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​​Adding Trusted Sites in Your Browser

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​AdvisorTrac- SAGE Alert Referral - Faculty Instructions

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AdvisorTrac- SAGE Alert Referral – Advisor Instructions

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Cisco Unified Telephone System

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Content Manager (Web Upload Program)

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Course Evaluation Reports: Faculty

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Course Inventory Update Request Process

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Course Seat Availability Notification Report

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Disabling Pop-Up Blockers

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Go To Meeting - Record a Meeting

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Go To Meeting - Set Up Remote Meeting

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iClickers - Getting Started

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