If you have questions about Blackboard’s Grade Center, following is information regarding a webinar opportunity provided by GVTC. Either join us in the CTL or participate in the webinar on your own computer. Thursday, February 25th at 10:00 a.m. This one-hour webinar will cover the grade center in Blackboard Learn. From beginning to end on how to set up and use the grade center this training will be thorough and leave you confident using this tool. All instructors are welcome. You may either come to the CTL F-131 to watch the webinar with a group or watch on your own by following this link on the day of the webinar: http://tinyurl.com/hoetbmw. This webinar will be recorded and the link will be posted on the CTL blog – http://ctlblog.athenstech.edu/
Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for a free and open webinar on best practices for Faculty Development to promote OER adoption. Two librarians who are leading efforts in their states to inform and inspire faculty to adopt OER will be featured. Open Oregon is a project of the Oregon’s community colleges focused on reducing textbooks costs and open education is gaining momentum as an innovative and long-term solution to the problem. Amy Hofer is the statewide coordinator of these efforts and works with all 17 community colleges in Oregon to help promote these efforts through faculty development and sharing resources centrally. Lansing Community College held its first OER Summit in fall of 2015. With support from their Provost, Regina Gong and her team organized a statewide event for Michigan community college featuring OER thought leaders from many organizations including CCCOER and also faculty from Lansing Community College. It was an important event to inform and advocate for using open educational resources to reduce costs and expand faculty’s curriculum choices. Date: Wed, February 10, Time: 10 am PST, 1:00 pm EST Featured Speakers: Amy Hofer, Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Services, Open Oregon Regina Gong, Manager of Library Technical Services and Systems, Lansing Community College Participant Login Information: No pre-registration is necessary. Please use…
Here are a few webinars and webinar archives to check out. Don’t forget to add them to your professional development hours! Blackboard (Higher Ed) http://www.blackboard.com/blackboard-insights.aspx?market=higher%20education&type=event&webinar Microsoft Office – 15 minute webinars – https://blogs.office.com/featured_topics/office-15-minute-webinars/ Softchalk http://softchalk.com/learn-more/webinars/webinar-calendar/ OER Affordable Learning Ga http://www.affordablelearninggeorgia.org/events/training CCCOER http://oerconsortium.org/spring-2016-webinars/ Higher ED CTL Speaker Archives http://ctl.uga.edu/pages/archive USG Faculty Development Series http://www.usg.edu/facultydevelopment/faculty_development/itunes_u_archives
Back by popular demand: Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS) is BACK! Yes, you’ve read that right! BITS is BACK! After a hiatus of a little over a year, we’re excited to bring back the BITs program so that you can grow your Blackboard Learn usage by hearing about the innovative ways your colleagues are using it – things you can bring back to your campus and implement today! We’re kicking off the series with a session called Top 10 things you didn’t know Learn 9.1 could do, featuring Lisa Capan, Sr. Customer Success Advocate at Blackboard. Thursday, January 21 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern https://t.co/uQXy15Mdeq
Beyond the Survey: a practical approach to interviews and focus groups Presenters: Stephanie Gerding and Brenda Hough Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Start Time: 12 Noon Pacific 1PM Mountain 2PM Central 3PM Eastern Do you want a more in-depth understanding of the true needs of your community? Are you interested in learning easy ways to get valuable input and advice from your staff or public by conducting focus groups and interviews? Would like to learn how to communicate the library story using meaningful examples to make your case and get results? During this one-hour webinar, you will learn the four steps involved in focus groups and interviews. You’ll discover how to clearly define the goal or purpose, how to select participants, and how to successfully conduct the focus group or interviews. We’ll also discuss how to analyze and synthesize the data to create valuable results that you can package and deliver in meaningful and useful ways. We will show you how to be successful whether conducting interviews and focus groups in-person or online. If you are planning training for your staff, working on a strategic plan, gathering expert knowledge to solve a problem, or gathering stories to influence politicians and decision-makers, this is the webinar for you! At the end of this…
Jump-Starting Success with Open Educational Resources: The Lumen Model for OER-based Courses and Support Through years of collaboration with faculty and institutions, Lumen Learning has developed not only a growing catalog of road-tested courses designed using open educational resources, but also an engagement approach that helps institutions make a sustained impact with OER. This webinar shares how we develop OER courses and support institutions and faculty through the processes of course adoption, customization and continuous improvement. Gain insight into Lumen’s support model, pricing, and strategies we recommend to help students, faculty and institutions realize the full benefits of OER. When: Tuesday 10/27/2015, 11-12 ET/8-9 PT Presenter: Julie Curtis, VP Strategy & Communications, Lumen Learning Register: Jump-Starting Success with Open Educational Resources: The Lumen Model for OER-based Courses and Support High Impact OER Courses: Accounting Due to the double-whammy of high commercial textbook costs and historically low passing rates, Accounting has been high on the OER wish-list for many institutions and faculty members. This webinar showcases Lumen’s new Financial Accounting and previews Managerial Accounting, the products of extensive collaboration and effort to improve the learning experience and student success in this foundational course sequence. Bring your questions about customizable OER course…
Free OER webinar: —————————————— Curious about how OER initiatives through the repository can save students money? Please join us for a free webinar exploring how open access textbooks in Portland State’s PDXScholar saved thousands of dollars for students! Register below: Webinar: Inside an Open Educational Resource Initiative: PDX Open at Portland State University Date/time: Thursday, 11/5 at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9085201177789281026 As the rising cost of textbooks continues to burden students, some libraries have begun to facilitate the creation and sharing of Open Educational Resources. At Portland State University, Digital Initiatives Coordinator Karen Bjork has worked with faculty on campus to publish five new open textbooks in their repository, PDXScholar, all as part of a Provost-backed initiative. The initiative aligns with their institutional mission of better serving the student body: in their first term of use, the open textbooks saved students nearly $24,000! Over the course of the presentation, Karen will discuss the Provost’s initiative and how the library continues to work with faculty to create open resources. She’ll also go over some of the specific workflows they’ve used and provide best practices for those interested in working with their own faculty on OER.
Webinar: Inside an Open Educational Resource Initiative: PDX Open at Portland State University Date/time: 11/5/2015, 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9085201177789281026 Webinar: Closing the Gaps in Faculty Services: Repository Innovations at EIU Date/time: 12/3/2015, 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6594120146109300482 Webinar: Demystifying Data: Five Easy Steps to Get Your Data Program Started Now Date/time: 12/10/2015, 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8503986137207388162 If you are unable to attend any of these, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be happy to follow up with a recording. We hope you can join us!
Webinar: The Modern Repository: Aligning the Library with the University Mission Date/time: 10/20/2015, 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/518556441088694786 Library deans and directors continue to search for ways to align with the university’s strategic initiatives. For many, integrating with larger campus priorities is a necessary step to keep the library from falling into obsolescence. They’re wondering: – How can I prevent the library from being left out of important campus research and teaching initiatives? – How can we use scarce resources to serve so many different constituents with such different needs? – How do we make the transition from content gatekeepers to coaches and consultants? Successful libraries are already demonstrating how the IR is an essential part of campus infrastructure and an indispensable library service that affects institutional funding and visibility, research, and student learning and recruitment. Drawing from the Digital Commons community of over 400 institutions, the webinar shares data and examples of crucial IR services and their impact on all corners of campus: faculty, students, centers and departments, and the institution as a whole.
Are you ready to revise and remix, but uncertain about tools and techniques? Then this is the webinar for you. http://openoregon.org/events/event/adapting-and-authoring-oer-lessons-learned/ Central Oregon Community College librarian Michele DeSilva is a member of the 2015 Open Oregon special projects grant cohort. She is working with two writing faculty on developing an OER textbook for a technical writing course. The team worked through issues likely to arise for any OER adopters/adapters, including questions about platforms, accessibility, and attribution. In this webinar, Michele will discuss answers to these questions and other practical lessons learned while supporting faculty in their OER work. Join the session: Oct. 16, 2015 https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2008418&password=M.00FA0F3D48C58152D470CA7471E2EE Call-in number: 571-392-7703 Participant PIN: 924 186 726 350 NOTE: We’re starting at 10am Pacific time! (Pacific time! 1 PM EST)