Fall 2020 Webinar Recordings

As we record webinars on technology and teaching topics this fall, they will be posted here with a brief description of the webinar in case you missed it.

Tests and Surveys in Blackboard (09/30)

This webinar covers pedagogical tips and tricks for online testing, the difference between tests and surveys in Blackboard, ideas on how to use each feature, and the basics of creating a test in Blackboard.

The webinar ran 1.5 hours, and the recording can be accessed here.

Embedding Multimedia in Blackboard (10/06)

Enhance your Bb site experience and engage your students. This webinar covers how to embed multimedia such as images and YouTube videos into various Blackboard pages and tools.

The webinar ran 1 hour, and the recording can be accessed here.

Reddit as a Classroom Forum Tool (10/07)

This webinar discusses Reddit as an alternative to Blackboard’s discussion board feature. Though typically viewed as a social media site, Reddit can provide a smooth experience for classroom discussions in a format many students are already familiar with.

The webinar ran 1.25 hours, and the recording can be accessed here.

CUNY Academic Commons Basics (10/13)

This webinar covers the basics of using the CUNY Academic Commons as a classroom tool.

The webinar ran 1.25 hours, and the recording can be accessed here.

Managing Online Groupwork (10/14)

This webinar covers tips and tricks for managing group work online, including strategies for creating groups, and managing synchronous groups and asynchronous groups for both low and high stakes work. Below are the files shared in during the webinar, and links to

How to Create Groups in Blackboard

The webinar ran 1.5 hours, and the recording can be accessed here.

YouTube Basics (10/21)

This webinar covers the basics of using YouTube for teaching.

The webinar ran 1.5 hours, and the recording can be accessed here.

Using Zoom (10/27)

This webinar covers the basics of using Zoom to engage students and teach synchronously.

The webinar ran 1.5 hours, and the recording can be accessed here.

Optimizing Student Engagement on the Commons (11/03)

This webinar covers ways to engage students in an online class using the CUNY Academic Commons including blogs, and student collaboration. It also discusses student privacy on the Commons.

The webinar ran 1.25 hours, and the recording can be accessed here.

Dropbox Basics (11/04)

This webinar covers the basics of using your CUNY Dropbox account for storing files, sharing them with your students, and requesting and receiving files.

The webinar ran 1.5 hours, and the recording can be accessed here.

Advanced Text Formatting in Blackborad (11/10)

This webinar covers how to format text in Blackboard with a focus on formatting equations for math and science courses.

The webinar ran 1 hour, and the recording can be accessed here.

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