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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.

*Special Notice*

In order for attendees to personally track their current registrations and attendance at CTE workshops and events, CTE requires that registrants create an account in our registration system and login to register.  If you have an existing training account with the Division of Human Resources, Office of Organizational and Professional Development, you do not need to create an account. You can login using your HR training username and password. By logging in to register for CTE events, your complete record for both CTE and HR trainings will be available in a single location with a single account and login. 

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August 2022

Blackboard’s new Ultra Course View is a simpler and more modern course experience for instructors and students. In this webinar, participants will learn how to create content, access course tools, facilitate student discussions, grade assignments, and more!  Register

Blackboard’s new Ultra Course View is a simpler and more modern course experience for instructors and students. In this webinar, participants will become more familiar with Gradebook in UCV courses. eLearning Services will demonstrate how to create Gradebook items, enter and post grades, and set up the Overall grade. Register

Teaching fully online courses requires additional considerations than face-to-face teaching. Course design, development, and delivery are essential for providing students with high-quality and accessible courses. This webinar focuses on three pedagogical principles and frameworks for the design, development, and delivery of online courses. Participants will receive 10 tips for successfully teaching online.  Register

Learn how to create assignments and tests in your Blackboard Ultra course, including a sneak peek at a new, streamlined grading process. Bring your questions and be prepared to play in your Ultra sandbox!  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

Blackboard’s new Ultra Course View is a simpler and more modern course experience for instructors and students. In this webinar, participants will become more familiar with Gradebook in UCV courses. eLearning Services will demonstrate how to create Gradebook items, enter and post grades, and set up the Overall grade. Register

Panopto is an all-in-one video management platform built into Blackboard. In this session, attendees will learn how to create and manage video learning content in Panopto that can be easily integrated into Blackboard courses.  Register

Today’s Generation Z students are constantly communicating through the use of video and audio. Did you know that Blackboard allows you and your online students to share audio and video messages, plus images, documents and videos? This interactive workshop will discuss the benefits of and demonstrate using VoiceThread, a free multimedia tool built into the Blackboard LMS. Using VoiceThread, faculty members and learners can help create a better social presence in the online environment. Learn how VoiceThread can help you facilitate meaningful class discussions, provide personal interaction, and host virtual study sessions and office hours.  Register

Blackboard’s new Ultra Course View is a simpler and more modern course experience for instructors and students. In this webinar, participants will learn how to create content, access course tools, facilitate student discussions, grade assignments, and more!  Register

Blackboard offers many ways to engage your students using a variety of collaboration tools. Learn how to use some of these tools to encourage your students to communicate and collaborate in an effective and creative way.  Register

Blackboard’s new Ultra Course View is a simpler and more modern course experience for instructors and students. In this webinar, participants will learn how to create content, access course tools, facilitate student discussions, grade assignments, and more!  Register

Blackboard’s inline grading feature, Blackboard Annotate, makes grading easy. Learn how to provide meaningful feedback to your students through comments, virtual stamps, edit marks, and more.  Register

Panopto is an all-in-one video management platform built into Blackboard. In this session, attendees will learn how to create and manage video learning content in Panopto that can be easily integrated into Blackboard courses.  Register

Have you ever thought about making your course materials more inclusive in Blackboard? Dip your toe in the water of Universal Design for Learning by learning about student accommodations, including exceptions for test and assignment submissions, and discover the alternative formats automatically available to your students through Blackboard Ally. A few simple changes could make a huge difference in your students’ level of engagement and success in your course.  Register

Learn how to create assignments and tests in your Blackboard Ultra course, including a sneak peek at a new, streamlined grading process. Bring your questions and be prepared to play in your Ultra sandbox!  Register

In this workshop, graduate instructional assistants / graduate teaching assistants (GIA/GTAs) will learn the basic functionalities that they will need to teach or support teaching in Blackboard. We will discuss uploading and editing content, tools and strategies for communication, maximizing the menu and navigation tools, and other valuable tips. This workshop is intended for GIA/GTAs with limited experience using Blackboard, but all who teach may attend. We will be discussing Blackboard Original Course View only.

This is the first in a series of three workshops on Blackboard Original Course View basics. You do not need to attend all three workshops. The other workshops will cover Assessments and Activities, and Grade Center.  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.  Register

In this workshop, graduate instructional assistants / graduate teaching assistants (GIA/GTAs) will learn how to develop assessments and other online activities in Blackboard. We will explore options for student submissions in Blackboard including assignments, discussion boards, and tests. We will also address options for test questions and test deployment. This workshop is intended for GIA/GTAs with limited experience using Blackboard, but all who teach may attend. We will be discussing Blackboard Original Course View only.

This is the second in a series of three workshops on Blackboard Original Course View basics. You do not need to attend all three workshops. The other workshops will cover Blackboard Fundamentals and Grade Center.  Register

Join us for the second session in a new three-part webinar series in which you will learn the three Ds of online course instruction: Design, Develop, and Deliver. This webinar covers how to Develop online course materials. You'll learn the “nuts and bolts” of developing a high quality online course, including how to choose print and video materials, using rubrics to simplify grading, how to best present course information and materials in Blackboard, and techniques for making your online course usable for all students. Register

September 2022

Online courses are becoming increasingly popular at UofSC. As we move toward offering more online courses, students with disabilities may get left behind. Online course accessibility is important as we extend our reach and course offerings to a variety of students near and far. Join this presentation to discuss 7+ tips for creating an accessible online course. After attending the presentation, you will be able to identify and utilize accessibility techniques and strategies in your online courses.

This workshop is an elective session for a certificate of completion in Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence.  Register

In this workshop, graduate instructional assistants / graduate teaching assistants (GIA/GTAs) will learn the basic functionalities that they will need to grade and provide feedback to students in Blackboard. We will discuss the types of grading options, how to access completed assignments, and how to organize and manage the grade center. This workshop is intended for GIA/GTAs with limited experience using Blackboard, but all who teach may attend. We will be discussing Blackboard Original Course View only.

This is the third in a series of three workshops on Blackboard Original Course View basics. You do not need to attend all three workshops. The other workshops will cover Blackboard Fundamentals and Assessments and Activities.  Register

The Virtual Environments Community of Practice is planning ways to bring virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality into teaching and learning environments at UofSC. Meetings are open to faculty, staff and students.

If you are interested in participating in the Virtual Environments CoP, or would like to be on the email list for further information, please send a message to Aisha Haynes at haynesa@mailbox.sc.edu. 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

History and basics of Digital Accessibility.

This workshop is an elective session for a certificate of completion in Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence. Register

October 2022

The Virtual Environments Community of Practice is planning ways to bring virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality into teaching and learning environments at UofSC. Meetings are open to faculty, staff and students.

If you are interested in participating in the Virtual Environments CoP, or would like to be on the email list for further information, please send a message to Aisha Haynes at haynesa@mailbox.sc.edu. Register

The Center for Teaching Excellence is pleased to announce the 13th Annual Oktoberbest: A Symposium on Teaching. All UofSC faculty, instructors and graduate teaching assistants are invited to attend this free, in-person, one-day symposium focused on sharing best practices in teaching. At Oktoberbest you'll hear innovative teaching ideas and best practices implemented by your colleagues at UofSC. This teaching symposium features engaging and informative presentations on innovative approaches to teaching, assessments, course design, creative student learning opportunities, and successful implementation of new strategies and best practices.

Oktoberbest is free to all who teach or support teaching at UofSC, but is not open to the general public.  Register

 


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