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CTE sponsors workshops, seminars, and other events that allow participants to explore a broad range of topics important to the development of high-quality distributed learning courses.

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August 2020

Calling all instructors! Would you like a practice run with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra before the Fall semester begins? Join a small group of other instructors and Blackboard admins and get hands-on experience with sharing your screen, displaying content, using the whiteboard, managing breakout group sessions, and more. These sessions are designed for instructors who have already attended a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra training webinar and want a little extra practice.   Register

Calling all instructors! Would you like a practice run with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra before the Fall semester begins? Join a small group of other instructors and Blackboard admins and get hands-on experience with sharing your screen, displaying content, using the whiteboard, managing breakout group sessions, and more. These sessions are designed for instructors who have already attended a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra training webinar and want a little extra practice.   Register

Calling all instructors! Would you like a practice run with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra before the Fall semester begins? Join a small group of other instructors and Blackboard admins and get hands-on experience with sharing your screen, displaying content, using the whiteboard, managing breakout group sessions, and more. These sessions are designed for instructors who have already attended a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra training webinar and want a little extra practice.   Register

Calling all instructors! Would you like a practice run with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra before the Fall semester begins? Join a small group of other instructors and Blackboard admins and get hands-on experience with sharing your screen, displaying content, using the whiteboard, managing breakout group sessions, and more. These sessions are designed for instructors who have already attended a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra training webinar and want a little extra practice.   Register

Calling all instructors! Would you like a practice run with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra before the Fall semester begins? Join a small group of other instructors and Blackboard admins and get hands-on experience with sharing your screen, displaying content, using the whiteboard, managing breakout group sessions, and more. These sessions are designed for instructors who have already attended a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra training webinar and want a little extra practice.   Register

In a world where updates to apps, software, and hardware are changing constantly, how do we decide when we actually need a new piece of technology? Are we incorporating technology just for the sake of using it, or is it being used to assist and meet our needs? This workshop will discuss some methods and steps that can be used to select what technology best fit your needs. Participants should come to the webinar with some samples of recent technology they have heard about.   Register

Calling all instructors! Would you like a practice run with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra before the Fall semester begins? Join a small group of other instructors and Blackboard admins and get hands-on experience with sharing your screen, displaying content, using the whiteboard, managing breakout group sessions, and more. These sessions are designed for instructors who have already attended a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra training webinar and want a little extra practice.   Register

Don’t stress! We can help. We will cover best practices for producing lecture videos from your office or home that are both engaging and accessible to all students. We will also include tips and resources on how to provide transcripts and closed captioning to your video content.   Register

Calling all instructors! Would you like a practice run with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra before the Fall semester begins? Join a small group of other instructors and Blackboard admins and get hands-on experience with sharing your screen, displaying content, using the whiteboard, managing breakout group sessions, and more. These sessions are designed for instructors who have already attended a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra training webinar and want a little extra practice.   Register

September 2020

Don’t stress! We can help. We will cover best practices for producing lecture videos from your office or home that are both engaging and accessible to all students. We will also include tips and resources on how to provide transcripts and closed captioning to your video content.   Register

Are you ready to explore what PowerPoint can do beyond the basic slides and templates? This workshop will show participants how to include audio and video, customize templates, use animation, and create videos. Workshop participants should have PowerPoint installed on their device before the session to gain first-hand experience during the workshop. Participants will occasionally be asked to share their screen during this workshop.   Register

As more and more courses are offered online, how can we create and maintain an environment in which online students feel cared for and cared about? What faculty behaviors convey caring to students taking online courses? After an extensive literature review, we surveyed College of Nursing graduate students and followed up with focus groups.

In this workshop, we will discuss the top 10 faculty caring behaviors identified by our students and provide suggestions for their implementation in online courses. Although our inquiry was made within the context of online nursing graduate education, we feel that the findings will apply to online teaching and learning in other disciplines and educational settings as caring is a basic human value and need.

We hope that this workshop will be an opportunity for sharing of caring teaching strategies, and we look forward to learning from our colleagues across the University.  Register

October 2020

Are you interested in teaching online courses? In this workshop, participants will learn about the design, development, and delivery of online courses. As we walk through the 3Ds: Design, Development, and Delivery, participants will be introduced to best practices for online teaching in preparation for modifying a current face-to-face course for online delivery or creating a new online course. Participants will also learn about technology and instructional design support available to all who teach at UofSC.   Register

All USC faculty, instructors and graduate teaching assistants are invited to participate in the eleventh annual Oktoberbest: A Celebration of Teaching on Friday, October 9, 2020. Join colleagues from across UofSC campuses for this free one-day virtual symposium focused on sharing best practices in teaching.

The Oktoberbest schedule has a wide variety of workshops on topics ranging from active learning and online course development to critical thinking and integrative learning. Oktoberbest is free to all who teach or support teaching at UofSC, but is not open to the general public.  Register

Join us for a three-part series of webinars in which you will learn the three Ds of online course instruction: Design, Develop, and Deliver. Whether you're a veteran or new to online teaching, you'll be glad you took an hour to learn the key elements of developing a successful DL course at UofSC.

In the first interactive session, we'll cover how to Design your online course for maximum student learning. With an emphasis on planning your course, this webinar will help you draft an effective syllabus and create measurable learning objectives using Bloom's Taxonomy action verbs. We will also be discussing the key principles for good instruction that lay the foundation for making your online course active, cooperative and relevant.  Register

This webinar covers how to Develop course materials for virtual environments. You'll learn the “nuts and bolts” of developing a high-quality virtual course, including how to choose print and video materials, using rubrics to simplify grading, how to best present course information and materials in a learning management system, and techniques for making your virtual course usable for all students.   Register

This webinar covers how to Deliver your virtual course for maximum impact. Join us to learn how to build rapport with students, foster a community of learners, provide meaningful feedback and prompt students toward thoughtful reflection on their learning experiences.  Register

November 2020

In the Hybrid-Flexible (HyFlex) model for course delivery, faculty teach a class in multiple modalities simultaneously: face-to-face, online synchronous, and online asynchronous. While this model provides students with the flexibility in how they attend class and interact with the faculty member and their classmates, faculty must be able to seamlessly manage all three formats. The HyFlex Course Delivery: A Practical Guide resource is designed to provide faculty with recommendations on how to navigate this model in a simple and efficient manner while creating an equitable learning environment for everyone.

Join us as we demonstrate and discuss the approach described in our HyFlex Course Delivery: A Practical Guide, and answer questions that you may have about it.   Register

Are you interested in teaching online courses? In this workshop, participants will learn about the design, development, and delivery of online courses. As we walk through the 3Ds: Design, Development, and Delivery, participants will be introduced to best practices for online teaching in preparation for modifying a current face-to-face course for online delivery or creating a new online course. Participants will also learn about technology and instructional design support available to all who teach at UofSC.

This workshop is an elective session for a certificate of completion in Fostering Proactive Learning Environments Register


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