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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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June 2021

Are you interested in teaching online courses? In this webinar, we will explore the basics of online teaching and the components of an online course. As we walk through the 3Ds Instructional Design Model: Design, Develop and Deliver, you 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.  Register

This workshop is a thorough overview of Blackboard's capabilities. Learn how to log-in, add course content, create announcements and send email. Explore online course design, the discussion board, see how to set up groups and use the Grade Center.  Register

Learn how to hold meetings or teach a class with this convenient and reliable web conferencing tool. With Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, instructors can record sessions, share materials, allow participants to chat with each other, use a digital whiteboard, allow participants to share presentations, and more.  Register

This workshop is an introduction to Blackboard's new course design view and features called Ultra Course View (UCV). We will introduce UCV features such as the new menu, tools, and how to create content and assignments for your students. We will then give you hands-on time to practice. By the end of this session, you will be able to recognize the new layout and tools, and be able to use the basic functions of content creation in UCV.  Register

In this webinar, we'll cover how to Design your course to maximize student learning, with an emphasis on planning. We’ll discuss using Backward Design; aligning outcomes, assessments, and activities; and organizing your course into modules. We’ll also discuss factors you'll need to consider in planning, such as interactions (between students, faculty, and content) and Chickering and Gamson’s Seven Principles – which outlines the foundation for making your online course active, cooperative, and relevant. And as a bonus for attending, we’ll throw in some handy templates to help you get started!  Register

In this session, participants will learn how to use the Blackboard Grade Center to their advantage and manage grades more efficiently. Creating and managing categories, weighting grades, dropping grades, downloading grades to work offline and using Smart Views are some of the topics to be covered. We welcome users with any level of experience, but this course is designed for instructors or graders who are already comfortable with Grade Center basics.  Register

This webinar covers how to Develop the materials and structure for your online course. You'll learn what makes a high-quality and accessible online course, how to choose or create instructional materials and rubrics, how to best organize your course information and materials in Blackboard, and how to select video recording and web conferencing tools for asynchronous and synchronous courses. Register

Learn how to set up Blackboard assignments and SafeAssign plagiarism detection. Register

Learn to create tests and surveys, to use pools of questions while creating these items, and to modify the deployment rules for individuals or groups of students.  Register

This workshop is an introduction to Blackboard's new course design view and features called Ultra Course View (UCV). We will introduce UCV features such as the new menu, tools, and how to create content and assignments for your students. We will then give you hands-on time to practice. By the end of this session, you will be able to recognize the new layout and tools, and be able to use the basic functions of content creation in UCV.  Register

This webinar covers how to Deliver your online course for maximum impact. Join us to learn how to build rapport with students, foster a community of learners and provide meaningful feedback. The session will end with tips to consider to facilitate an engaging and successful online course.  Register

In this session you will learn simple instructional techniques that benefit all users, technology tools that can be used to provide specific accommodations, and resources that are available to meet accommodation needs.  Register

July 2021

Learn how to hold meetings or teach a class with this convenient and reliable web conferencing tool. With Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, instructors can record sessions, share materials, allow participants to chat with each other, use a digital whiteboard, allow participants to share presentations, and more.  Register

In this session, participants will learn how to use the Blackboard Grade Center to their advantage and manage grades more efficiently. Creating and managing categories, weighting grades, dropping grades, downloading grades to work offline and using Smart Views are some of the topics to be covered. We welcome users with any level of experience, but this course is designed for instructors or graders who are already comfortable with Grade Center basics.  Register

Learn to create tests and surveys, to use pools of questions while creating these items, and to modify the deployment rules for individuals or groups of students.  Register

Learn how to set up Blackboard assignments and SafeAssign plagiarism detection.   Register

In this session you will learn simple instructional techniques that benefit all users, technology tools that can be used to provide specific accommodations, and resources that are available to meet accommodation needs.  Register

August 2021

Any UofSC graduate student teaching or instructional assistants (GTA/IAs) who will be involved with online teaching in some form this fall 2021 are recommended to participate in the Introduction to Online Teaching for Teaching Assistants (IOTTA) program.

These in-person workshops are designed to assist GTA/IAs with building their knowledge and skills in all aspects of teaching or instructional assistance online -- from aligning a syllabus, best practices in online engagement, to managing course materials and grading in Blackboard -- in a hands-on, practical skill development setting.

GTA/IAs will be working with their own assigned course materials and Blackboard environment to get the course ready to begin their instructional responsibilities by the start of classes on August 19th, 2021.

Registration deadline is Monday August 2, 2021 by 5 p.m. Upon registration, you will be contacted by Dr. Michelle Hardee to review the workshops you plan to attend and provide you with an agenda and additional information.

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