Professional Development Opportunities

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.

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On-Demand Webinars

Backward Design Series

HyFlex Series

Other Technology & Pedagogy Sessions

 Self-Guided Tutorials

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.

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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.

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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.

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Training Descriptions

Techniques in Technology Integration

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 pedagogical 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)

Learn pedagogical best practices and techniques for moving students upwards in Bloom's Taxonomy 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.

Effective Assessment and Feedback (Webinar)

Learn pedagogical best practices and techniques for using Educational Technology tools to assess learners and provide effective feedback.

Supporting Student Success (Webinar)

Learn best practices for supporting your students' success in an online course. This webinar will focus on building community, establishing effective communication methods, as well as highlight the student resources and support services available at Duquesne.

Educational Technology Tools

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.

Getting Started with Zoom (Webinar)

Learn foundational skills for using Zoom Meetings to conduct synchronous, online class sessions. Experience Zoom from the student perspective while learning how to schedule sessions and use various Zoom tools to engage students.

Beyond the Lecture: Engaging Students with Zoom

During this interactive webinar, experience Zoom's interactive tools and learn how they can be used to engage students. Attendees will participate in activities using Zoom's Breakout Rooms, Polls, and Whiteboard Annotation features while learning techniques in which these interactive tools can be used to enhance student engagement and learning.

Creating & Sharing Videos through MyMediasite (Workshop)

Through this hands-on workshop, learn how to use MyMediasite to record your computer screen and webcam, store recordings to a MyMediasite account, and share recordings with students through Blackboard.

Engaging & Assessing Students with Nearpod (Workshop)

Through this hands-on workshop, 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 and measure their level of understanding.

Increasing Student Interaction with VoiceThread (Workshop)

Through this hands-on workshop, learn how to use VoiceThread to record mini-lectures, conduct class introductions, and hold asynchronous voice discussions with your students. Attendees will participate in VoiceThread as students by posting comments and creating their own VoiceThread presentations.

Presenting with Prezi: An Alternative to PowerPoint (Workshop)

Through this hands-on workshop, learn the benefits of and how to use Prezi to create presentations.

Creating Infographics with Piktochart (Workshop)

Through this hands-on workshop, learn the power of images as a teaching tool while building an infographic using Piktochart.