Archive for October, 2016
Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS) webinar
When: November 2, 2016 @ 2:00 PM EDT
Naveen Ramnanan, Customer Success Advocate
Blackboard, North America Higher Education
Do you want to deliver online courses that make students forget they aren’t in a physical classroom? Join us to learn about some easy-to-use tools that can help you do just that.
The top takeaways from the session include:
- Multiple ways to share content
- Diverse tools for promoting active learning and student engagement
- Online classroom roadmap development
This is a must-attend webinar for higher education professionals, including:
- Instructional Designers
- Academic technology professionals
Hope to see you there!
The “Improving Your Online Course” workshop explores the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric and provides a framework to improve the quality of online and blended courses. Participants use the QM Rubric to review their own courses and develop a course improvement plan.
The content is based on the 21 essential Specific Review Standards of the Quality Matters Rubric. Participants come away with a plan for course improvement, so enrolling in the workshop with an online or blended course with a pre-developed course is required.
Space is limited.
Register early via UT Online’s EventBrite Registration Page.
Upon completion of this QM training, you will be able to:
- Recognize the foundational concepts of Quality Matters
- Apply the essential Standards of the Quality Matters Rubric to your own online course
- Describe the alignment of at leat one module/unit in your online course
- Prioitize improvements to your online course
Participants must arrive on time and stay for the duration of the workshop in order to earn a Certificate of Completion.
An online or blended course to improve. (This workshop is not for faculty looking to build a course from scratch.)
What should I bring?
Please bring a completed online or blended course ready to review during the workshop. An IYOC Workshop folder will be provided, including the 5th Edition of the QM Rubric.
The workshop will be held in Memorial Field House, Room 1060. The Memorial Field House is located in the northwest corner of UT’s Main Campus.
Contact Phoebe Ballard, director of instructional design and development, at email@example.com or 419-530-4379.
Designing discussions that engage students — register for a FREE webinar October 11, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Session Title: Designing Engaging Discussion Boards
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
Description: This presentation looks at best practices for discussion questions. We explore the best practices presented in leading literature, as well as discuss how we have modified discussions to garner more engagement from students.
Moderator: Amy Grincewicz
Candie McKee has been working in instructional design for more than 15 years via higher education and workplace settings. She’s worked with Quality Matters as a QM-Certified F2F Facilitator, Online Facilitator, Peer Reviewer, and Master Reviewer for the past three years. Her primary focus in instructional design centers on user-centered design that is accessible to all students.
Kristin Winterrowd has been teaching for more than 13 years and brought her experience in student engagement to the instructional field a few years ago. For the past year she’s engaged with Quality Matters as an internal peer reviewer. Her primary focus in instructional design is centered on student engagement in activities and assessments.