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Professional Development Workshop Schedule

Below is a list of the upcoming whole group training opportunities and our self-paced options. Please check back frequently as new offerings are made available.


Fall 2022 Sessions

  • August 2022

    08/04 - Where Do I Start: Building a Course Online for the First Time

    Session Description

    When you are facing a combination of new tools, lingo, skills, expectations, and rhythms, things can quickly become overwhelming.

     

    Join us for this hour-long session where we will guide you through a series of prompts to help you focus your initial efforts to take your course online for a complete term. We'll cover some key characteristics of the online environment that will help you engage students and take advantage of some of the many benefits of online teaching and learning. You'll walk away with set of quick action steps and longer-term building blocks that you can use to cultivate immediate and future online course success.

     

    This session addresses the designer role, focusing on the following skills:

    1. I can logically and efficiently organize my course and its content.
    2. I can create assessment descriptions that clearly and transparently communicate my expectations to students.

     

    Want to learn more about the facilitator role and other played by online, hybrid, web-enhanced course instructors like you? Go to  DEeL's professional development page

    Date/Time

    August 4th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)

    Register for the "Where Do I Start" session

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    08/10 - UNCW Online Teaching Orientation & Refresher for New Faculty

    Session Description

    This orientation session will be conducted by UNCW Distance Education and eLearning (DEeL) office and will cover tips and best practices for the online facilitation of learning as well as an overview of Canvas, UNCW's Learning Management System, and Canvas tools used for facilitation.

     

    This will be a completely online, virtual 2-hour session held via Zoom. Faculty must register at least 24-hours in advance. There is one session a month available to register.

     

    All sessions are held on the second Wednesday of every month from either 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST).

    Date/Time

    August 10th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

    Register for the "Online Orientation" session

    08/16 - Creating Successful Group Assignments in Canvas

    Session Description

    Canvas can help make the setting up and managing of groups easier. Come learn more about how to create groups, group discussions and assignments, and manage groups online. The goal of this session is to increase your self-confidence in implementing group work in an online Canvas course

     

    You will walk away with useful products that can be used immediately in any of your hybrid courses.

     

    This session addresses the community builder role, focusing on the following skills:  

    1. When creating brief and larger-in-scope group assignments, I can account for best practices such as individual accountability, mutual dependence, feedback regarding social skills, and purposeful reflection.

     

    Want to learn more about the facilitator role and other played by online, hybrid, web-enhanced course instructors like you? Go to  DEeL's professional development page

    Date/Time

    August 16th, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)

    Register for "Creating Successful Group Assignments in Canvas" session

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    08/24 - A Helping Hand: Assisting Students with Course Workload

    Session Description

    Assumptions. We all make them. One that we can erroneously make is that our students know how to effectively handle the workload that an undergraduate or graduate course places on them. Casting this assumption aside, this one-hour faculty panel discussion will showcase practical, proven design and facilitation approaches to assisting your students in the management of your course.

     

    This session addresses the facilitator role, focusing on the following skills:  

    1. I can conduct course evaluations while the course is running by 1) conducting frequent student evaluations 2) intentionally reflecting on the efficacy of the course and 3) examining results of properly aligned assessments.

     

    Want to learn more about the facilitator role and other played by online, hybrid, web-enhanced course instructors like you? Go to  DEeL's professional development page

    Date/Time

    August 24th, 2:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)

    Register for the "A Helping Hand" session

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    08/30 - LinkedIn Learning Kickoff Meeting

    Session Description

    The DEeL team is looking for twenty UNCW faculty members currently teaching online or hybrid courses to collaborate with us to pilot LinkedIn Learning beginning in Fall 2022.

     

    Why partner with DEeL on this project?:

    1. Are you always looking for ways to enhance the online experience for your students?
    2. Are you interested in collaborating with your peers and serving as a pioneer in online education?
    3. Maybe there are items that you wish you had time to teach your students, but aren't sure how to fit it all in?
    4. When our students leave UNCW they will be ambassadors for your programs. Are there any additional skills that come to mind that you want your students to have when they represent the program? (communication, time management, leadership, interpersonal skills, etc.)

     

    No need to stress, DEeL will be supporting you every step of the way!

     

    Interested in learning more about our LinkedIn learning pilot?
    Join us on August 30th at 2:00 pm for a 30 minute informational session via Zoom. During this session you will have the opportunity to ask questions about LinkedIn Learning and the faculty pilot. If you are unable to attend our informational session visit our website or email elearning@uncw.edu learn more.

    Date/Time

    August 30th, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)

    Register for "LinkedIn Learning Kickoff Meeting" session

  • September 2022

    09/06 - Tools to Communicate

    Session Description

    Join us for this interactive session where you will learn how to utilize Canvas communication features and Zoom to engage and communicate online with your students. We will be discussing how best to place your announcements strategically in Canvas, how to set up and share your virtual office hours and your options when doing so. Lastly, we will discuss the best way to communicate via Canvas Speedgrader beyond the comment

     

    Date/Time

    September 6th, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)

    Register for the "Tools to Communicate" session

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    09/14 - UNCW Online Teaching Orientation & Refresher for New Faculty

    Session Description

    This orientation session will be conducted by UNCW Distance Education and eLearning (DEeL) office and will cover tips and best practices for the online facilitation of learning as well as an overview of Canvas, UNCW's Learning Management System, and Canvas tools used for facilitation.

     

    This will be a completely online, virtual 2-hour session held via Zoom. Faculty must register at least 24-hours in advance. There is one session a month available to register.

     

    All sessions are held on the second Wednesday of every month from either 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST).

    Date/Time

    September 14th, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)

    Register for the "Online Orientation" session

    09/21 - How to Use Scaffolding as Structural Support for Student Learning

    Session Description

    In this 60-minute discussion, panelists will share their approaches to as well as best practices in instructional scaffolding in both online and in person spaces. For the purposes of the discussion, we will use the definition of scaffolding as outlined in Instructional Design Theories and Models volume 3: “Scaffolding – a variety of methods that include a sequence that gradually reduces and removes supports of various kinds (facing) and a sequence that gradually increases the acceptable standards of performance (shaping)” (39).

     

    This session addresses the designer role, focusing on the following skills:

    1. I can design course material and assessments that activates my students' prior knowledge and maximizes the chance of transfer of knowledge, including the scaffolding of learner support.

     

    Want to learn more about the facilitator role and other played by online, hybrid, web-enhanced course instructors like you? Go to   DEeL's professional development page

    Date/Time

    September 21st, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

    Register for "Scaffolding as Structural Support" session

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    09/27 - Being There: Instructor and Student Social Presence

    Session Description

    Being There: Instructor and Student Social Presence: Do you worry that you cannot establish the same rapport with your online students as you do with your in-person students? Are you concerned that your students are not getting their social needs met in the online learning space? If so, you’re not alone, and this session is certainly for you! During this 1.5 hour session, you will be provided with practical steps you can take to ensure that both your personality and those of your students are present in your online course.

      

    Date/Time

    September 27th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)

    Register for "Being There" session

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  • October 2022

    10/04 - Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) Workshop

    Session Description

    The Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) workshop is a foundational workshop from Quality Matters (QM) that will provide you with an overview of the QM rubrics and its use in reviewing the design of online and blended courses. In addition, you will also learn to apply the concept of alignment and a research driven peer review process for course improvement.

     

    It’s $200 value workshop that DEeL is bringing to you at no cost. A great investment to get you prepared in designing quality online courses for your students. Register Today!!

     

    Recommended for:

    1. Those who are new to online and blended course design
    2. Those currently teaching online and would like to learn about best practices in course design
    3. Those who wish to explore the benefits of QM course review process

     

    Learning Outcomes:

    1. Recognize the foundational concepts of Quality Matters.
    2. Identify the critical elements of the QM quality assurance program, including the QM Rubric, materials, processes, and administrative components.
    3. Apply the QM Rubric to review online courses.
    4. Make decisions on whether the demo course meets selected QM Rubric Standards.
    5. Apply the concept of alignment.
    6. Draft helpful recommendations for course improvement by citing annotations from the QM Rubric and evidence from the course.

     

    Want to learn more about the facilitator role and other played by online, hybrid, web-enhanced course instructors like you? Go to  DEeL's professional development page

    Date/Time

    October 4th - 18th

    Register for the "APPQMR" Workshop  

    10/04 - Measuring Student Performance Within Canvas

    Session Description

    Are you using Canvas to increase motivation, participation, and progression?

     

    In this session, participants will have the opportunity to listen to Dr. Rick Olsen, UNCW Communication Studies Chair, share about the importance of utilizing Canvas tools to help measure student performance. Part 1 of this session will focus on the tools that are available to you and how to put them into action in your Canvas Course. Part 2 will focus on the interpretation or how to read that data and to help you think about, what does this information mean? Part 3 will focus on the follow up to that data and the action plan.

     

    This session addresses the technician role, focusing on the following skills:

    1. I can utilize (i.e. access and interpret) various Canvas tools (ex. analytics, gradebook, Quiz analytics) to assess student engagement and performance.

     

    Date/Time

    October 4th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)

    Register for the "Measuring Student Performance" session

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    10/12 - UNCW Online Teaching Orientation & Refresher for New Faculty

    Session Description

    This orientation session will be conducted by UNCW Distance Education and eLearning (DEeL) office and will cover tips and best practices for the online facilitation of learning as well as an overview of Canvas, UNCW's Learning Management System, and Canvas tools used for facilitation.

     

    This will be a completely online, virtual 2-hour session held via Zoom. Faculty must register at least 24-hours in advance. There is one session a month available to register.

     

    All sessions are held on the second Wednesday of every month from either 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST).

    Date/Time

    October 12th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

    Register for the "Online Orientation" session

    10/20 - Large Class? Let’s Talk Feedback

    Session Description

    The online environment offers a variety of ways for you to provide effective and meaningful feedback to your students. During this 60-minute synchronous session, our panelists, Tom Dorgan, Kirsten Kringle-Baer, and Matt Sayball, will share their journey to embracing the use of text, audio, and video to provide feedback in their larger online courses.

     

    Our panelists will discuss ways to utilize platforms such as Canvas and VoiceThread to generate student feedback that is meaningful and timely for both the learner and the instructor.

     

    This session addresses the facilitator role, focusing on the following skills:  

    1. I can provide feedback using a variety of modalities (ex. text, audio, video).

     

    Want to learn more about the facilitator role and other played by online, hybrid, web-enhanced course instructors like you? Go to  DEeL's professional development page

    Date/Time

    October 20th, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)

    Register for the "Let’s Talk Feedback" session

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    10/26 - What's New in Canvas?

    Session Description

    Join a member of the Learning Management Team for this quick, 30-minute, session to learn about the latest updates in Canvas. The presenter will be available for questions following the presentation.

    Date/Time

    October 26th, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)

    Register for the "What's New in Canvas?" session  

  • November 2022

    11/1 - Using VoiceThread for Student Presentations and Discussions

    Session Description

    Please note that this training is for UNCW faculty and staff only.

    Given the surge in VoiceThread usage at UNCW we have added new features to our VoiceThread instance including automatic captioning, a new assignments interface and a new VoiceThread Universal interface.

     

    Join us for an overview of these new features led by VoiceThread Lead Trainer George Haines. There will be an opportunity for Q&A following his presentation.

     

    Date/Time

    November 1st, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)

    Register for the "Using VoiceThread" session

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    11/09 - UNCW Online Teaching Orientation & Refresher for New Faculty

    Session Description

    This orientation session will be conducted by UNCW Distance Education and eLearning (DEeL) office and will cover tips and best practices for the online facilitation of learning as well as an overview of Canvas, UNCW's Learning Management System, and Canvas tools used for facilitation.

     

    This will be a completely online, virtual 2-hour session held via Zoom. Faculty must register at least 24-hours in advance. There is one session a month available to register.

     

    All sessions are held on the second Wednesday of every month from either 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST).

    Date/Time

    November 9th, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)

    Register for the "Online Orientation" session

    11/15 - Alignment in Action: The Process of Achieving Course Alignment

    Session Description

    We often hear the term alignment, but what does that mean in the context of online learning? As defined by Quality Matters, course alignment is the concept that all critical course components work together to ensure students achieve the desired learning outcomes. A well-aligned course can significantly increase student success; however, the course alignment process can seem like a daunting task if you don’t know where to start.



    In this one-hour session, UNCW faculty member, Dr. Daisyane Barreto, will demonstrate her personal process for achieving course alignment and share effective strategies, tools, and tips that can be used to attain course alignment in your own courses.

     

    This session addresses the designer role, focusing on the following skills:  

    1. I can effectively achieve alignment between course-level objectives, module-level objectives, assessments, instructional materials, instructional activities, and course tools.

     

    Want to learn more about the facilitator role and other played by online, hybrid, web-enhanced course instructors like you? Go to  DEeL's professional development page

    Date/Time

    November 15th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)

    Register for the "Alignment in Action" session

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    11/18 - Getting Started with Echo360 and Universal Capture

    Session Description

    Creating videos for your course will allow you to capture your student’s attention and build a deeper connection within your online course. Your students will see you, your emotions, and your intentions, which builds trust and helps the learning process be more engaging.

     

    This virtual session introduces faculty to the best practices for creating accessible videos using UNCW’s video streaming platform, Echo360, and screencasting software, Universal Capture.

     

    This session will primarily answer the following questions:

    1. Should I use Echo360 or Universal Capture?
    2. What are the best practices for video creation?
    3. How do I share my videos in my course?
    4. How can I increase video engagement with my students?
    5. How do I make my video accessible?
    6. Who do I contact for support?

     

    Don’t worry about all the fancy video production terms or film editing techniques! All you need is 20 minutes to create a simple, accessible, and engaging video for your students. This session is your golden ticket if you are new to video creation or just want to refresh your skills!
    Date/Time

    November 18th, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)

    Register for "Getting Started with Echo360" session

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  • December 2022

    12/14 - UNCW Online Teaching Orientation & Refresher for New Faculty

    Session Description

    This orientation session will be conducted by UNCW Distance Education and eLearning (DEeL) office and will cover tips and best practices for the online facilitation of learning as well as an overview of Canvas, UNCW's Learning Management System, and Canvas tools used for facilitation.

     

    This will be a completely online, virtual 2-hour session held via Zoom. Faculty must register at least 24-hours in advance. There is one session a month available to register.

     

    All sessions are held on the second Wednesday of every month from either 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST).

    Date/Time

    December 14th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

    Register for the "Online Orientation" session


Spring 2023 Sessions

  • January 2023

    01/11 -UNCW Online Teaching Orientation & Refresher for New Faculty

    Session Description

    This orientation session will be conducted by UNCW Distance Education and eLearning (DEeL) office and will cover tips and best practices for the online facilitation of learning as well as an overview of Canvas, UNCW's Learning Management System, and Canvas tools used for facilitation.

     

    This will be a completely online, virtual 2-hour session held via Zoom. Faculty must register at least 24-hours in advance. There is one session a month available to register.

     

    All sessions are held on the second Wednesday of every month from either 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST).

    Date/Time

    January 11th, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)

    Register for the "Online Orientation" session

    01/19 - Best Practices in Online Assessments

    Session Description

    Many of us are familiar with best practices as they apply to assessments and quizzes taken in a face-to-face setting, but what about those delivered online?

     

    This professional development focuses on the most significant considerations when designing a Canvas Quiz or Assessment. Specifically, the session focuses on creating a valid Canvas quiz and composing student- and instructor-friendly Canvas assignment descriptions. 

     

    This session addresses the designer and the technician roles, focusing on the following skills:  

    1. I can create assessments (Assignments and Quizzes) with best practices in mind, including the use of Canvas rubrics when appropriate
    2. I can create assessment descriptions that clearly and transparently communicate my expectations to students.

     

    Want to learn more about the designer role and others played by online, hybrid, web-enhanced course instructors like you?  Go to  DEeL's professional development page

    Date/Time

    January 19th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)

    Register for the "Best Practices in Online Assessments" session

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    01/24 - Personalized Isn't Problematic: Individual feedback in online courses

    Session Description

    In this one-hour session, you will learn approaches to providing your learners with quality, individualized feedback. So, what makes for quality feedback? Three qualities are the following:

    1. It is focused on pre-established criteria.
    2. It uses clear, direct language that avoids jargon when possible.
    3. It promotes active engagement with feedback.
    4. And more!

     

    This session addresses the facilitator role, focusing on the following skills:

    1. I provide effective, frequent feedback on student performance (either individually or generally) within pre-established timelines.

     

    Want to learn more about the facilitator role and others played by online, hybrid, web-enhanced course instructors like you?  Go to  DEeL's professional development page

    Date/Time

    January 24th, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)

    Register for "Personalized Isn't Problematic" session

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  • February 2023

    02/06 - Faculty Panel Discussion: Leveraging Student-Created Goals & Activities

    Session Description

    Instructors thoughtfully consider the goals of their courses and develop activities to foster successful achievement of those goals. But what about student goals – can we personalize and enhance the student experience by involving them in the process of goal setting and planning for success?

     

    In this one-hour panel discussion session, faculty from UNCW’s School of Nursing will engage in dialogue about how they have integrated student-goal setting and student-developed activities into their practicum experience. Topics this session will address include:

    1. Why might I want to involve students in developing their own goals or activities?
    2. What are some course design considerations when providing opportunities for students to set their own goals?
    3. What are some details of a specific implementation of the Plan Do Study Act (PDSA) cycle in a graduate-level nursing course?
    4. What does effective coaching and feedback look like when students develop their own goals, plans, and activities by engaging in the PDSA cycle?

     

    This session addresses the community builder role, focusing on the following skills:

    1. I can allow students to participate in developing certain course policies and elements (ex. grading policy, course syllabus)

     

    Want to learn more about the designer role and others played by online, hybrid, web-enhanced course instructors like you? Go to  DEeL's professional development page

    Date/Time

    February 6th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)

    Register for the "Leveraging Student-Created Goals & Activities" session

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    02/08 - UNCW Online Teaching Orientation & Refresher for New Faculty

    Session Description

    This orientation session will be conducted by UNCW Distance Education and eLearning (DEeL) office and will cover tips and best practices for the online facilitation of learning as well as an overview of Canvas, UNCW's Learning Management System, and Canvas tools used for facilitation.

     

    This will be a completely online, virtual 2-hour session held via Zoom. Faculty must register at least 24-hours in advance. There is one session a month available to register.

     

    All sessions are held on the second Wednesday of every month from either 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST).

    Date/Time

    February 8th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

    Register for the "Online Orientation" session

    02/16 - What is LinkedIn Learning?

    Session Description

    Did you know all UNCW faculty, staff, and students have FREE access to LinkedIn Learning? LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform that helps you discover and develop business, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led course videos.

     

    LinkedIn Learning provides thousands of high-quality videos that are professionally produced and led by qualified subject matter experts across multiple disciplines. Whether you are looking to increase your knowledge and skills in data analysis, graphic design, project management, or professional writing, LinkedIn Learning can help!

     

    Join us for a 30-minute session to learn how to set up and use your LinkedIn Learning account. This session is limited to UNCW faculty and staff.

    Date/Time

    February 16th, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM (EST)

    Register for the "What is LinkedIn Learning?" session

    02/21 - A Helping Hand: Assisting Students with Course Workload Part II

    Session Description

    Assumptions. We all make them. One that we can erroneously make is that our students know how to effectively handle the workload that an undergraduate or graduate course places on them. Casting this assumption aside, this one-hour faculty demonstration/Q&A will showcase practical, proven design and facilitation approaches to assisting your students in the management of your course.

     

    This session addresses the facilitator role, focusing on the following skill:

    1. I can proactively assist students in managing course workload.

     

    Want to learn more about the facilitator role and other played by online, hybrid, web-enhanced course instructors like you? Go to   DEeL's professional development page

    Date/Time

    February 21st, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)

    Register for "A Helping Hand" session

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    02/23 - Next Steps: Instructor and Student Social Presence

    Session Description

    As you may have experienced before, the online environment can sometimes feel a bit isolating for both students and instructors. Join us for this one-hour session focused on increasing instructor and student social presence in online courses. During this session, you will have the opportunity to explore a variety of ways to promote student interactions and collaborate with your peers to discuss how these methods could be implemented within your online course.

      

    This session addresses the Community Builder role, focusing on the following skills:

    1. I can create a safe environment for students to feel comfortable asking questions and sharing opinions.
    2. I can create appropriate opportunities for students to convey their personal characteristics to me and their peers, such as having students relate their personal experiences to course topics.
    3. I can create spaces for students to assist one another with subject matter and learning skills.

     

    Want to learn more about the designer role and others played by online, hybrid, web-enhanced course instructors like you? Go to DEeL's professional development page.

    Date/Time

    February 23th, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)

    Register for "Next Steps" session

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  • March 2023

    03/15 - How are UNCW faculty using LinkedIn Learning with their students?

    Session Description

    Perhaps you’ve heard about LinkedIn Learning but aren’t sure how to incorporate it into your online or hybrid course. Join this one-hour session as our faculty panelists showcase how they have chosen to incorporate Linked In learning strategically in their courses.

    Date/Time

    March 15th, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)

    Register for the "Using LinkedIn Learning with Students" session

    03/21 - How to Deepen Dialogue in Online Discussion Boards

    Session Description

    Would it be enough to create a discussion forum in Canvas and let it go? What do I need to consider before I create and use discussion boards effectively online? If these are some questions that you have caught yourself thinking about in the past couple of weeks, then this session is for you. In this session, you are guaranteed to walk away with a framework to help you get started.

     

    This session addresses the community builder and designer roles, focusing on the following skills:

    1. I can include a self-introduction and provide a space for students to introduce themselves to me and their peers
    2. I can create appropriate opportunities for students to convey their personal characteristics to me and their peers, such as having students relate their personal experience to course topics.
    3. I can create assessment descriptions that clearly and transparently communicate my expectations to students.

     

    Want to learn more about the facilitator role and other played by online, hybrid, web-enhanced course instructors like you? Go to  DEeL's professional development page

    Date/Time

    March 21st, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)

    Register for the "Deepen Dialogue" Workshop 

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    03/24 - Using VoiceThread for Student Presentations and Discussions

    Session Description

    Please note that this training is for UNCW faculty and staff only.

    Given the surge in VoiceThread usage at UNCW we have added new features to our VoiceThread instance including automatic captioning, a new assignments interface and a new VoiceThread Universal interface. Join us for an overview of these new features led by VoiceThread Lead Trainer George Haines. There will be an opportunity for Q&A following his presentation.

    Date/Time

    March 24th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)

    Register for the "Using VT for Student Presentations and Discussions" session

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  • April 2023

    04/04 - The Basics of LinkedIn Learning

    Session Description

    Have you heard the buzz around campus about LinkedIn Learning? Are you ready to learn how to use LinkedIn Learning in your course? During this one-hour session, we will demonstrate the how-tos of using LinkedIn Learning. By the end of this session, you will be able to:

    1. Curate content for your learners or for professional development.
    2. Create learning paths for your learners or for professional development.
    3. Share content with your learners via share links and/or the Canvas integration
    Date/Time

    April 4th, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)

    Register for the "Basics of LinkedIn Learning" session

    04/12 - UNCW Online Teaching Orientation & Refresher for New Faculty

    Session Description

    This orientation session will be conducted by UNCW Distance Education and eLearning (DEeL) office and will cover tips and best practices for the online facilitation of learning as well as an overview of Canvas, UNCW's Learning Management System, and Canvas tools used for facilitation.

     

    This will be a completely online, virtual 2-hour session held via Zoom. Faculty must register at least 24-hours in advance. There is one session a month available to register.

     

    All sessions are held on the second Wednesday of every month from either 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST).

     

    Date/Time

    April 12th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

    Register for the "Online Orientation" session

    04/20 - Where Do I Start: Building a Course Online for the First Time

    Session Description

    When you are facing a combination of new tools, lingo, skills, expectations, and rhythms, things can quickly become overwhelming.

     

    Join us for this hour-long session where we will guide you through a series of prompts to help you focus your initial efforts to take your course online for a complete term. We'll cover some key characteristics of the online environment that will help you engage students and take advantage of some of the many benefits of online teaching and learning. You'll walk away with set of quick action steps and longer-term building blocks that you can use to cultivate immediate and future online course success.

     

    This session addresses the designer role, focusing on the following skills:

    1. I can logically and efficiently organize my course and its content.
    2. I can create assessment descriptions that clearly and transparently communicate my expectations to students.

     

    Want to learn more about the facilitator role and other played by online, hybrid, web-enhanced course instructors like you? Go to  DEeL's professional development page.

    Date/Time

    April 20th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)

    Register for the "Where Do I Start" session

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  • May 2023

    05/16 - Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) Workshop

    Session Description

    The Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) workshop is a foundational workshop from Quality Matters (QM) that will provide you with an overview of the QM rubrics and its use in reviewing the design of online and blended courses. In addition, you will also learn to apply the concept of alignment and a research driven peer review process for course improvement.

     

    It’s $200 value workshop that DEeL is bringing to you at no cost. A great investment to get you prepared in designing quality online courses for your students. Register Today!!

     

    Recommended for:

    1. Those who are new to online and blended course design
    2. Those currently teaching online and would like to learn about best practices in course design
    3. Those who wish to explore the benefits of QM course review process

     

    Learning Outcomes:

    1. Recognize the foundational concepts of Quality Matters.
    2. Identify the critical elements of the QM quality assurance program, including the QM Rubric, materials, processes, and administrative components.
    3. Apply the QM Rubric to review online courses.
    4. Make decisions on whether the demo course meets selected QM Rubric Standards.
    5. Apply the concept of alignment.
    6. Draft helpful recommendations for course improvement by citing annotations from the QM Rubric and evidence from the course.

     

    Want to learn more about the facilitator role and other played by online, hybrid, web-enhanced course instructors like you? Go to  DEeL's professional development page

    Date/Time

    May 16th, 2023 - May 30th, 2023

    Register for the "APPQMR" workshop

  • June 2023

    06/06 - Online Teaching Essentials Certification Course

    Session Description

    Note: This course is fully online and asynchronous - there are no required live sessions. Past participants have reported spending 10-15 hours per week engaging with the course and completing assignments.

     

    The Online Teaching Essentials Certification Course is not your average "sit and click" online training but rather an interactive, fast-paced online learning experience that is designed to allow instructors to experience online learning as a student in order to create a sense of community and perspective with future students.

     

    The course facilitators will model the best practices of online teaching and design within the course as you work your way through the modules as a student learning about these best practices.

     

    You will explore the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be an effective online instructor as well as how course design impacts course facilitation. You will also explore effective online instructional strategies and tools that can be used to create an engaging and learner-centered online course.

     

    Lastly, each module will incorporate application assignments where instructors can develop actual online course facilitation components for their own course while having the opportunity to review them with peers and faculty experienced in teaching online.

    Date/Time

    June 6th, 2023 - June 27th, 2023

    Register for the "OTECC" session


Self-paced Courses

To give faculty the flexibility to explore new ideas whenever they have time and space available to do so, DEeL has now created several asynchronous options. Faculty can enroll in the self-paced courses at any time and earn a certificate of completion in any of the courses listed below. 

  • Introduction to Canvas

    Introduction to Canvas

    Course Description

    This self-paced Canvas course introduces faculty to the fundamentals of creating a course in UNCW’s Learning Management System (Canvas )  while introducing them to common best practices for online course  design.   

     

    Topics that will be covered include:

    • Navigating Canvas
    • Canvas Features and Icons
    • Getting Help in Canvas
    • Best Practices for Teaching with Canvas
    • Creating Rubrics in Canvas
    • Adding a File
    • Creating Content in Canvas
      • Adding an assignment
      • Adding a page
      • Creating a quiz
      • Creating an announcement
      • Creating a discussion

     

    To access this course, you will first need to self-enroll into the course by clicking the button down below. 

    Self-enroll into the "Intro to Canvas" course

  • Introduction to VoiceThread

    Introduction to VoiceThread

    Course Description

    Miss hearing your students discuss topics together? Want to create group projects online without the hassle of having to log in at the same time? Then, come discover VoiceThread!

     

    VoiceThread is a tool for conducting student discussions asynchronously using video, voice, and/or text commenting. There are a variety of ways in which using VoiceThread can enhance the community building in your course and provide students with multiple means of expressing their learning. This self-paced course introduces faculty to the VoiceThread tools and features as well as how they can be utilized in the online environment.

     

    Topics that will be covered include:

    • Exploring and interacting with VoiceThread
    • Viewing a gallery of example VoiceThreads in real online classes
    • Creating and sharing VoiceThreads
    • Introducing students to VoiceThread
    • Using VoiceThread with group projects
    • Facilitating and grading VoiceThreads
    • VoiceThread support and additional resources

     

    To access this course, you will first need to self-enroll into the course by clicking the button down below. 

    Self-enroll into the "Intro to VoiceThread" course

  • Survive to Thrive: Moving Beyond Rapid Remote Instruction

    Survive to Thrive: Moving Beyond Rapid Remote Instruction 

    Course Description

    Global pandemics, hurricanes, ice and snowstorms...just a few of the unprecedented events that may cause a quick pivot towards rapid remote instruction. However, as situations change, it is important to recognize when and how online courses should be modified to reflect high-quality online learning best practices rather than rapid remote instruction.  

     

    This three-part self-paced microlearning training will provide faculty with the foundation for recognizing the difference between rapid remote instruction and high-quality online learning along with recommended strategies and steps to follow when modifying online courses.  

     

    Topics that will be covered include:

    • Defining rapid remote instruction and high-quality online learning
    • Identifying contributing factors
    • Exploring online course quality indicators
    • Modifying specific course items to reflect recommended best practices (Getting Started Information, Course Syllabus, Instructional Materials, Instructor Presence, Student Engagement, and Assessments)
    • Exploring DEeL resources and support
    • Identifying strategies for evaluating changes made to online courses  

     

    To access this course, you will first need to self-enroll into the course by clicking the button down below. 

    Self-enroll into the "Survive to Thrive" course

  • Tools to Communicate
    Course Description

    This self-paced Canvas course introduces you to some of the Canvas Communication tools, and includes the topics below in a series of mini-learning modules that are designed for grab and go, or take all of the modules and submit for a Tools to Communicate certificate.  

    • Creating strategic and multi-media announcements in Canvas.
    • Setting virtual (student drop-in) hours in your Canvas course using Zoom.
    • Using your Canvas Inbox to communicate with your students.
    • Utilizing Canvas SpeedGrader beyond the comment box to provide feedback for students.

     

    To access this course, you will first need to self-enroll into the course by clicking the button down below. 

    Self-enroll into the "Tools to Communicate" course

  • Zoom Security
    Course Description

    This self-paced Canvas course provides quick and easy access to information related to: 

    • The "3 S's" for Zoom Security
    • How to configure your Zoom meeting for security
    • What are key settings to ensure maximum protection
    • Secure methods of distributing class-related Zoom sessions to students
    • Suggestions for communicating Zoom behavior expectations and Consequences to students
    • What to do should a disruptive situation occur
    • How to seek assistance, report a disruptive situation, and follow-up protocols 

     

    To access this course, you will first need to self-enroll into the course by clicking the button down below. 

    Self-enroll into the "Zoom Security" course