Online Readiness Faculty Development Project
The purpose of this project is to ensure that all school of education faculty are conversant with the technology tools and elements of design and delivery so that each may participate fully in the development of a framework for online courses that is appropriate for individual programs. Please select all sessions that you feel can contribute to your understanding of online course design, development, and delivery.
Additional sessions on systems such as Bb Collaborate (a virtual classroom environment), Taskstream (portfolios), and other tools will be offered at a future time based on level of interest.
All workshops will be held at the Center for Teaching & Learning unless otherwise noted. Click on the Workshop title for a description.
You can register for all applicable workshops at one time. Register here
This workshop will introduce you to basic best practices for organizing, optimizing, and uploading content into a blackboard course. The course is intended for novice and new users of Blackboard. Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
This workshop is designed for non-experienced users of Blackboard Learn who have already taken the Blackboard Learn Foundations workshop. In this workshop participants will learn how to manipulate Bb Learn's basic tools, create links to course tools, and set adaptive release on tools and other content items.
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In this workshop participants will learn how to use, manage, navigate, and customize the grade center. The workshop is for users who have already attended the Bb Learn Basic Workshop or the Bb Learn Enhanced workshop. Topics covered during this workshop include:
Discussion Boards, Wikis, Blogs, and Journals
In this workshop participants will learn how to set up course tools for students to use, how to grade tools, and elements of good practice for assignment design using these tools. Topics covered in the workshop include:
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Online Course Design
This session will provide you with a set of principles and practices for designing and organizing your course in a blended or online environment. This session explores implementation of principles developed by UAB faculty, and include:
Teaching Presence in Online Environments
This session will provide you with a set of principles and practices for delivering your course in a blended or online environment. This session explores implementation of principles developed by UAB faculty, and include:
The panel sessions are intended to bring faculty together to discuss good practice and initiate development of a framework for online courses that make sense for individual programs, or departments.