Office of e-Learning

Fall 2017 Training Schedule

Introduction to Blackboard Learn/Online Instruction

Are you considering teaching online for the first time or are new to Blackboard? Come to this session to learn about vocabulary associated with online teaching, online communication plans, organizing instructional materials, and instructional technology tools available. You can attend this session via online through WebEx or in person in Hoggard 133A. Click on the date to register.

August 9th, 11am
August 10th, 11am

Increasing Learner Motivation

“100% of the learners in my online classes are intrinsically motivated.” If this statement does not apply to you, consider attending this session. The session will focus on increasing student motivation in an online course, with a specific focus on the ARCS model of learner attention, relevance, confidence, and satisfaction. Each attendee will examine these four issues as they exist in one of her or his own courses; furthermore, each attendee will leave with practical takeaways that can be implemented into any course. You can attend this session via online through WebEx or in person in Hoggard 133A. Click on the date to register

September 13th, 11am
September 14th, 11am

Writing Measurable Objectives to Determine Online Student Success

How do you know that your students are learning the material that you’re delivering in your online courses? Without the use of typical body language cues, the online instructor needs to have other tools in their arsenal.  One set of tools in a high quality online course is for faculty to employ a host of assessment strategies, but which ones are right for your students and content? The first step is to look at your objectives and make a plan to have the students show what they know.  Come learn more about how to write these objectives to help your course design process and meet the rigorous Quality Matters standards for online learning. You can attend this session via online through WebEx or in person in Hoggard 133A. Click on the date to register

September 20th, 11am
September 21st, 11am

Applying the QM Rubric

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. Click on the dates to register. 

October 12 - October 26


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.