Professional Development Opportunities
Looking to build your technology toolkit, enhance your teaching through the use of technology, or learn pedagogical strategies for teaching online? Check out the variety of professional development opportunities that we offer.
Workshops & Webinars
We offer several hands-on workshops and webinars throughout the year. Opportunities range from learning pedagogical techniques to enhance learning through the use of technology to hands-on workshops to learn how to use educational technology tools.
We offer self-guided, online tutorials for both Getting Started with Blackboard and Getting Started with the Blackboard Grade Center. These tutorials can be completed at your own pace.
Foundations in Online Teaching & Learning
To support the development of high-quality online courses, Foundations in Online Teaching & Learning (FOTL) is an asynchronous, comprehensive, fully online course for faculty and instructors who teach in the online environment. Please read through the Executive Statement to learn more about the goals and focus of the course. If you are teaching or anticipate teaching online, we encourage you to register for one of the upcoming FOTL sessions.
Need help developing an online course or want to learn about new technologies? Our Instructional Designers are happy to meet one-on-one for consultations. Simply fill out the consultation request form below and one of our designers will reach out to you to schedule a meeting date.
Keys to Success in Online Teaching & Learning (Webinar)
Learn pedagogical best practices and techniques for designing and facilitating an online course that is engaging, learning-objective focused, and promotes student success.
Creating a Welcoming Online Course Environment (Webinar)
Learn best practices, course design techniques, and ideas on how to harness Blackboard's features, such as Announcements,Discussion Board, VoiceThread, Wikis, Blogs, Journals, and Zoom Meetings to build community and create a welcoming course environment for your students.
Increasing Online Student Engagement (Webinar)
Move your students upwards in Bloom's Taxonomy by learning best practices and techniques for using the Discussion Board, VoiceThread, Wikis, Blogs, Journals, and Zoom Meetings within a Blackboard course site to promote a reflective, collaborative, student-centered learning environment.
Using Blackboard Assessment Tools (Webinar)
Learn best practices, course design techniques, and ideas on how to harness Blackboard features and online tools to assess learners and provide constructive feedback.
Getting Started with Blackboard (Workshop or Self-Guided Tutorial)
Learn course design basics and foundational skills for using the Blackboard Learning Management System to design and teach your courses. Practice using the most common Blackboard tools, reflect on your personal use of Blackboard, and apply best practices for using Blackboard in your courses.
Getting Started with the Blackboard Grade Center (Self-Guided Tutorial)
Learn how to use Blackboard's Grade Center to grade student work in your Blackboard course sites. Topics include the layout of the Grade Center, how to set up the Grade Center, and how to grade student work through the Grade Center.
Web Conferencing with Zoom (Webinar)
Learn foundational skills for using Zoom Meetings to conduct synchronous, online class sessions. Experience Zoom Meetings from the student perspective while learning how to schedule sessions and use various Zoom tools to engage students.
Creating & Sharing Videos through MyMediasite (Workshop)
During this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to use MyMediasite to record your computer screen and webcam, store these recordings to a MyMediasite account, and share them with students through Blackboard. Finally, you will learn how to use MyMediasite to share pre-recorded videos (i.e. videos created in Camtasia).
Engaging & Assessing Students with Nearpod (Workshop)
During this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to create interactive Nearpod lessons that include presentation slides, web content, videos, audio, virtual field trips, polls, quiz questions, and other assessment tools to engage students while gauging their level of understanding.
Increasing Student Interaction with VoiceThread (Workshop)
Learn how to use VoiceThread to record mini-lectures, conduct class introductions, and hold asynchronous voice discussions with your students. During this hands-on workshop, attendees will participate in VoiceThread as students by posting comments and creating their own VoiceThread presentations.
Presenting with Prezi: An Alternative to PowerPoint (Workshop)
In this hands-on workshop, attendees will learn the benefits of using Prezi as they create their own presentations.
Creating Infographics with Piktochart (Workshop)
Learn about the power of images as a teaching tool while gaining hands-on experience with building an infographic using Piktochart.