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Using the Top Hat Classroom Response System

Facilitator: Russell Davidson

Interested in getting your students to use their mobile devices as a part of your lecture rather than a distraction from it? Top Hat's interactive, cloud-based teaching platform helps you engage your students inside and outside of the classroom with compelling content, tools and activities.

From 12:30-1:30PM Thursday, November 29, Corey Raubvogel from Top Hat representative will be hosting a session for Detroit Mercy faculty in the Instructional Design Studio. In this session, Corey will demonstrate how you can enhance your face-to-face lectures by using Top Hat to:

  • Poll your students to aggregate their thoughts on a subject presented in class, then show your students the poll results in real-time.
  • Push timed, in-class quizzes to your students without the need for distributing and collecting paper.
  • Streamline attendance taking.

Corey will also show how, once collected, this data can easily be pushed back to Blackboard's Grade Center for easy inclusion in student grade calculations.

If you're curious about how you might get started with classroom response, please consider coming to this session.

Lunch will be provided.


12:30 am – 1:30 am
Organizing Your Course Materials in Blackboard

Facilitator: Elizabeth Royal

Have you ever wondered how to best layout and structure a module or unit in Blackboard? This 50-minute hands on workshop will teach you how to create content, embed videos, use selective release, and organize your units in a way that is supported by Adult Learning Theory.

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
New Faculty Roundtable

Facilitators: Elizabeth Royal | Russell Davidson

Our New Faculty Roundtable is a time for you to sit and chat with other faculty and the Instructional Design Studio. Come have a cup of coffee and ask questions, get answers, and share your experience. Experienced faculty are also welcome to attend this roundtable and share what they know with new faculty. Outside of the first session, which starts at 1:30p, these roundtables are offered the fourth Thursdays of the month, 12:15p – 12:45p.

12:15 am – 12:45 am
Online Instruction: Pedagogy and Practice

Facilitator: Elizabeth Royal

This seven-week hybrid class will give you the opportunity to hone your online instruction strategies. This class takes a deeper dive into the mechanics behind planning an engaging, interactive, and student centered online class. We’ll cover topics like active learning, formative and summative assessments, and instructor presence. We’ll spend the in-person sessions mapping our courses and sharing ideas with each other.

The course is designed for instructors of all skill levels, from the new instructor to someone who has been teaching for a while and wants an infusion of new ideas and streamlined strategies. Even if you are not teaching fully online course, you are welcome to enroll. Many of the instructors in the previous cohort were surprised by how much information from the course worked in their face-to-face classes, too.

Tue 03/06/2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Tue 03/20/2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Tue 04/03/2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Tue 04/17/2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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