Workshop Descriptions

These in-class sessions are scheduled throughout the year. 

These in-class sessions are offered as needed:

eLearn 101: All of the Basics

Duration: 2 hours

During this session you will be introduced to Stonehill’s eLearn system, which is based on Blackboard Learn. The focus will be to familiarize faculty with the system using a combination of training demonstrations followed by some hands-on activities. Please bring an electronic copy of your fall 2015 course syllabi (a draft of your syllabi is sufficient).

By the end of the workshop, you should be able to:

  • Log  in
  • Navigate the tabs and modules
  • Overview of  a course
    • Course availability
    • Course menu
    • Email
    • Student Roster
    • Calendar
    • Add and organize course content (including syllabus)
    • Personalize your course
    • Understand the Control Panel
  • Create an Assignment
  • Global Navigation

Collaborate- Web Conferencing Essentials
- prerequisite eLearn Basics

Duration: 2 hours

Participants in this workshop will get a solid foundation, enabling them to successfully deliver live, interactive Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing sessions. Participants will learn how to effectively manage the session communication tools, display PowerPoint content and record sessions for later playback.

By the end of the workshop, you should be able to:

  • Understand the user interface, layouts and customization
  • Identify different methods of communication – audio, chat, video, and polling
  • Manage classroom interaction from the Participants Panel - participant permissions and understanding activity and status indicators
  • Develop and deliver Whiteboard content
  • Generate a session recording

Collaborate- Beyond the Basics of Web Conferencing
- prerequisite eLearn Basics

Duration: 2 hours        

In this interactive workshop, participants build upon the Moderator foundation skills acquired in the Essentials workshop. Participants will learn to use Application Sharing, Web Tour, Breakout Rooms, Timer and File Transfer features to make sessions more collaborative and interactive.

By the end of the workshop, you should be able to:

  • Build knowledge with a review of Essentials Workshop Topics
  • Deliver a session using Application Sharing
  • Explore the use of Web Tour features
  • Construct Breakout Rooms and develop knowledge of the tools
  • Interact with the Timer Feature
  • Hand-out a file to session participants using File Transfer

eLearn 202: Making the Grade Book Work for You
-prerequisite eLearn Basics

Duration: 2 hours     

 This session is essential for understanding how the grade book calculates grades and how easy it is to customize settings using the features available in the "Grade Center." In addition, the discussion forum, blog and journal tool will post directly to the grade book, as well as allowing flexibility for manually entered grades.The Grade Center is an easy tool to leverage for students to be able to track their progress and stay informed. 

eLearn 203: Assessments (Tests, Surveys & Quizzes)
- prerequisite eLearn Basics

Duration: 2 hours

 You can use tests and surveys to measure student knowledge, gauge progress, and gather information from students. There are myriad options for creating tests, surveys and quizzes. This session will focus on the creation and deployment of tests and surveys, how to copy a test to another course and how faculty and students view their results.

Schedule an Appointment: Design & Build Your Course
- prerequisite eLearn Basics

Duration: 1hour

The purpose of the individual appointment is to provide an extra level of support and assistance in the customization, design and building of eLearn courses. An IT expert will be assigned to answer questions and guide the faculty member through the LMS in order to help provide an understanding of the overall eLearn course experience. This is the perfect opportunity to work on a course site and make it available to students!

eLearn Special Topics
- prerequisite eLearn Basics

Sessions can be coordinated with a subject matter expert. Please call or email the Service Desk at (508)565-4357 or service-desk@stonehill.edu to arrange an appointment.

Prerequisite - familiarity using the eLearn system.

Duration: 1 hour for each of the selected topics

  • Panopto Lecture Capture
    • How to use the lecture capture capabilities that are easily integrated within any eLearn course. You will create a video sample during this session and we will provide all of the tools to get you started. Also, see how easy it is for students to create and upload their recordings.
  • Atomic Learning (add video training directly to the course)
    • What is Atomic Learning? Add a training module to your course for students to learn how to properly cite sources (e.g. Chicago/Turabian Maunal of Style Training).
  • Mobile App
    • Demonstration of the mobile app. What are the tips and suggestions for how to leverage the “anytime, anywhere” capabilities.
  • xpLor
    • What is xpLor?
    • How to share content, create/distribute resources easily.
    • Why use xpLor when I have the content collection?

myHill Targeted Announcements

There are no workshops currently scheduled.

Suitable for all Targeted Announcement providers, this workshop will provide you with everything you need to know to send effective Targeted Announcements to the Stonehill Community. We will cover the Targeted Announcement interface, using the Boolean operators to target your announcement to specific role, class year and/or majors.  We will also discuss options to send messages as email or post it as an announcement as well as formatting announcement including how to insert an image into a Targeted Announcement.  Please bring any upcoming announcements you would like to work on to get the most out of this training.

Outlook Basics

There are no workshops currently scheduled.

We all use email on a daily basis and that Outlook desktop program is our gateway to this useful tool. In this training, we’ll explore some of the basic email features the Outlook provides us, and then expand from there. Topics we will cover include organizing messages using filters and search folders, creating a signature file and an Out of Office message.  Calendaring basics that includes adding an appointment and using the Scheduling Assistant to plan a meeting as well as working with contacts; global and personal address lists and task list. Please note that this training will focus on Outlook 2010 on the Windows platform. 

myHill Content Channel Development

There are no workshops currently scheduled.

Suitable for all Content Developers, this hands-on workshop will cover a variety of topics that will help you harness the power of creating targeted content for your audience. We will be reviewing content management best practices, learn to use different Content Layouts depending on the needs, and many hints to simplify the process to refresh content often. This workshop is mandatory for all current myHill content providers.