February Training

Blackboard GRADE CENTER Training

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 9 AM - 1 PM, Teaching Lab 1053
Training Session 9:00 AM -10:30 AM
Work Session 11:00 AM -1:00 PM


Friday, February 10, 2017, 9 AM - 1 PM, Teaching Lab 1053
Training Session 9:00 AM -10:30 AM
Work Session 11:00 AM -1:00 PM

These will include a work session and training with Blackboard representatives and our own instructional designers.  Bring your questions and a laptop if you would like to work on a specific issue in your course. Our goal is to give instructors more confidence and understanding of the functions available in Blackboard's Grade Center. 

Academic Integrity

Come to this session to learn about vocabulary associated with online teaching, online communication plans, organizing instructional materials, and instructional technology tools available. This session may be attended online in WebEx or face-to-face in Hoggard 133A.
Wednesday, February 15th, 11am
Thursday, February 16th, noon

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.
Wednesday, February 22 from 11-12
Thursday, February 23 from 12-1

Upcoming Training

Online: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (AAPQMR)

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

Volunteer to be an e-Learning Award Reviewer

The Office of e-Learning is seeking reviewers for the OeL e-Learning Award. This is a great opportunity to apply the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric to other online courses as well as see what others are doing with online courses. The review process will be conducted March - May. Please email e-learning@uncw.edu for more information. 

Video Captioning Services

The Office of e-Learning is happy to announce that we are offering video captioning services for instructional videos.  The link to submit requests is below.  Please make sure the video that is submitted for captioning does not break copyright laws and falls within recommended length for online instruction. 
Captioning Request Form

Video Length Matters

Using videos in your course can enhance your content in many ways. Please consult with our instructional designers if you have questions about using them in your course. Quick Tip: Be mindful of your video length so students stay engaged. Take a moment to read this great article about length recommendations

Additional Training Options

Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Membership
Take advantage of UNCW's membership with the OLC for reduced pricing for professional development such as the Online Teaching Certificate. For more information click on this link. 
Quality Matters Membership  
Take advantage of UNCW's Quality Matters membership.  QM also offers discounted professional development workshops to institutional members such as designing or improving your online course.  For more information click this link.                           

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