Office of e-Learning

Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Training Schedule

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Pedagogy Training

Fall Dates

Spring Dates

Introduction to Online Teaching August 24 from 11-12
August 25 from 12-1
Academic Integrity September 21 from 11-12
September 22 from 12-1
Designing Quality Interaction October 26 from 11-12
October 27 from 12-1

ADA Compliance

The Americans with Disabilities ACT (ADA) provides standards that require all electronic information to be accessible to those with disabilities.  Student disabilities can be visual, hearing, motor, and cognitive or learning disabilities. Our Learning Management System (LMS), Blackboard, is considered to be an ADA-compliant platform. However, course materials added to the LMS can still be non-compliant.  In this session you will learn about the ADA standards and how to make your course content accessible to all learners.

Universal Design for Learning

UDL is a framework used to optimize learning for all students.  This session will use the framework to present research-based course design techniques that accommodate a diversity of user needs and circumstances. We will offer specific examples of how to incorporate these designs directly into your course.

Face-to-Face: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (AAPQMR) August 4 from 8:30-4:30
Online: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (AAPQMR) September 19th - 30th.

Learn the underlying principles behind the QM Rubric and the critical elements of the QM quality assurance process. Participants will learn to apply the concept of alignment and draft helpful recommendations for course improvement. This course is intended for faculty, adjunct instructors, administrators and others interested in learning the concepts of excellent online course design. The cost of the workshop will be covered by Distance Education. This is a two-week online asynchronous course and is limited to the first 20 people who register.

May 3rd - 17th

Tool Training

Fall Dates

Spring Dates

Introduction to Blackboard August 10 from 11-12
August 11 from 12-1
January 4 from 11-12
January 5 from 12-1
Introduction to WebEx September 7 from 11-12
September 8 from 12-1
February 1 from 11-12
February 2 from 12-1
ShareStream - Streaming Media November 9 from 11-12
November 10 from 12-1
March 29 from 11-12
March 30 from 12-1
Respondus - Test Creation October 12 from 11-12
October 13 from 12-1
April 19 from 11-12
April 20 from 12-1

Asynchronous Training

The Office of e-Learning is now offering an asynchronous professional development series. This is a great way to learn about online course design and development, research based best practices, and student perspective in online learning. If you are new to online teaching, we recommend taking courses as they are listed. To enroll in any of the courses below, please follow these instructions.

Once you have been enrolled in the course, the courses will be listed at the bottom of your Blackboard Course list page. You can enroll and complete the course at any time throughout the semester.

Introduction to Online Teaching

This course provides basic information on designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating online courses. Strategies to prepare yourself, your course, and your students for online learning are provided. Both pedagogical ideas and course development tools are highlighted.
Course Design This course will show you how to use/leverage elements in Blackboard to develop a design structure and a plan, so you can create a course that is well organized and easy to navigate.
Quality Interaction

This course will introduce best pedagogical practices for building learner to learner, learner to content, learner to instructor, and learner to interface interaction in asynchronous online courses.

Assessment Assessment is designed to give you a basic overview of creating assessments for online or web-enhanced courses including creating tests and assignments as well as tips to maintain academic integrity.
Learner Support

This course introduces the tools and concepts necessary for effective learner support in online teaching. Learner support addresses resources made available to students both internally and externally to the course environment.

Video Tools, Tips and Techniques

Learn how to create a dynamic course by adding instructor presence through the use of multimedia. This course will demonstrate adding ADA compliant videos to your online course.