Events and Workshops

The Center for Learning and Teaching provides online tutorials, workshops, seminars, brown-bag discussions, and demonstrations on a variety of subjects each semester in its support of the ODU faculty. We provide faculty with a comprehensive view of opportunities at CLT, a convenient tool for registration as well as tracking individual attendance of CLT events, and the opportunity to interact and share with colleagues.

Our Upcoming Events

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PowerPoint: Dynamic Presentations Beyond Bullets
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Tuesday March 26, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Student engagement is critical for effective learning.  You may engage your students through your presentations, through their interaction with your presentations or learning activities, or through their collaboration and interaction with others. Each session in this series will focus on one or more methods of engagement.

  • Objectives

    Participants will be able to:

    • categorize their current methods of engagement
    • discover additional methods for engagement
    • identify opportunities and technologies that will engage students in order to meet course goals and objectives
  • Outcomes

    Those who use multiple forms of enagement should find that their student satisfaction and performance increase over time.

Brown Bag: Open Discussion on Social Media
Gornto 101
Tuesday March 26, 2019
12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • Participants will explore selected social media tools to determine how they can be used to increase student engagement, improve learning, and foster community.  

  • Objectives
    1. By the end of this workshop participants will be able to describe the basic functionalities of Memes, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and hashtags.
    2. Participants will be able to adapt and adopt draft activities to implement those social media to use in their classrooms to achieve Gen Ed outcomes.
  • Outcomes

    Teachers who are interested in learning more about incorporating social media components other than (or perhaps in conjuction with) Facebook will be more comfortable selecting components that fit their teaching and learning goals.

WordPress: Creating your Faculty Website
Gornto Hall Room 101
Wednesday March 27, 2019
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • The creation and deployment of a Faculty Website can create a one-stop location for faculty members to document teaching, research, and service for the university and for students to ‘meet’ their instructors as well as to receive immediate information on course, instructor, and student expectations.

  • Objectives

    Participants will have the opportunity to explore University resources for developing and maintaining their professional websites.

  • Outcomes

    Faculty members will gather and organize material and content relative to their teaching, research, and services at ODU and and make them available on a faculty website using university resources.

Teaching with Technology: Getting Started
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Thursday March 28, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Have you ever wondered:

    • What tools are available to create instructional materials or activities for my courses?
    • Are there tools that can help me save time on daily tasks related to teaching, like communication and grading, so that I have more time to spend with my students?
    • How to get my students collaborating and excited about working together?
    • Are there any applications that would make my course management and grading easier and less time-consuming?
    • How do I identify and implement available instructional technologies to facilitate my goals and strategies
  • Objectives

    At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

    • Recognize different areas of teaching where technology supports learning
    • Investigate potential technologies used for teaching
    • Analyze educational technologies and their effects on student engagement

     

  • Outcomes

    Those participating in the workshop will evaluate and integrate relevant online tools into their teaching practices.  They will also share their experiences with colleagues.

Instructional Technology Open House Bring Your Que
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Thursday March 28, 2019
12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • During these open house format sessions, CLT staff will be available to help you answer the questions you have about the university's instructional technologies such as the Blackboard learning management system, Adobe Connect online meetings, WebEx web conferencing, Google Apps (Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms, etc.), WordPress, Respondus and Respondus LockDown Browser, etc.

    You may have questions about how to incorporate them into your courses; the appropriate time to use them; strategies to implement them; or tips and tricks for efficiency while using them.

    Bring your questions!

       

  • Objectives

    After attending the session, participants will be able to:

    • address the unique questions they presented at the session
    • locate additional resources, if needed
  • Outcomes

    After this open house, just-in-time type of session, participants will be more informed about the tools that they use and will have the opportunity to interact with other participants, learning from each other as well as learning from the staff on call.

Blackboard: Getting Started
Online workshops are in Blackboard.
Monday April 1, 2019
  • In this workshop, participants will become familiar with the Blackboard workspace and how to utilize the basic course menu and control panel tools. Participants will consider their expectations for using Blackboard and time will be dedicated to exploring common practices in the default configuration and options for customization.

  • Objectives

    At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

    • accomplish basic tasks by utilizing the Blackboard workspace
    • demonstrate the basic principles of course organization and editing
    • make informed decisions about how to organize the course menu and tools to meet their and their students' needs
  • Outcomes

    Faculty members who have a basic understanding of the learning management system are able to get started on their own and also feel comfortable exploring other options as they become increasingly familiar with the environment.  Students will benefit from engaging with a well-informed, technology-ready instructor.

Blackboard: Online Getting Started
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Tuesday April 2, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Prerequisite: None

    In this fast paced, focused session you will learn the critical skills necessary when using Blackboard, particularly if you are using it for the first time and need to get your course ready quickly. It’s also a great opportunity for those who have been using Blackboard for a while to refresh their view and see how Blackboard has changed over the past several years. Topics will include: course management, content organization, basic communication, and using the Grade Center.


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  • Objectives

    At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

    • Configure a basic course site
    • Launch their course sites
    • Identify additional professional development opportunities
  • Outcomes

    First-time users of Blackboard will launch their courses with the basic configurations they identify as critical for their students' experience.

Engaging Students' Social Media Skills
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Wednesday April 3, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Student engagement is critical for effective learning.  You may engage your students through your presentations, through their interaction with your presentations or learning activities, or through their collaboration and interaction with others. Each session in this series will focus on one or more methods of engagement.

  • Objectives

    Participants will be able to:

    • categorize their current methods of engagement
    • discover additional methods for engagement
    • identify opportunities and technologies that will engage students in order to meet course goals and objectives
  • Outcomes

    Those who use multiple forms of enagement should find that their student satisfaction and performance increase over time.

Leveraging Mobile Apps for Teaching
Gornto Hall Room 101
Wednesday April 3, 2019
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Learn how to incorporate your favorite apps into your pedagogical strategy! This workshop will explore choosing apps to fit your instructional needs and will discuss using apps to engage your students and enrich their learning. It will also provide examples of how to create interactive activities with select iPad apps.

  • Objectives

    By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

    • identify ways to engage students in creative ways with apps
    • integrate selected apps into their teaching strategies and student activities
  • Outcomes

    Participants will integrate mobile apps as supplemental tools and resources for their instructional materials, as well as utilize them to create engaging environments for their students.

Blackboard Reusing Your Previous Course for Summe
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Thursday April 4, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  •  If you have course content in Blackboard already, you have probably wished you could leverage it and not have to "start over" each semester.  You CAN!   In this workshop, learn how to reuse and update existing course content and course design to save time between semesters.

    If you do NOT have course content in Blackboard already, you can benefit from this workshop in that you will get a glimpse into the future and know what to expect.  This will help you plan ahead as you put together your first course site.  You can also consider taking one of the Blackboard Jumpstart or Getting Started workshops to learn about the basic editing features.

     

  • Objectives

    After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

    • Identify key strategies for designing your course structure
    • Identify common practices for reusing content
    • Use course copy, export, and import for whole course sites
    • Copy selected, individual items from one course site to another
    • Identify and update areas of the Grade Center to prepare it for the next semester
    • Customize the Tools page for each of your courses
  • Outcomes

    Participants will discover ways to save time and feel more comfortable reusing course content and structure semester to semester.

Instructional Technology Open House Bring Your Que
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Thursday April 4, 2019
12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • During these open house format sessions, CLT staff will be available to help you answer the questions you have about the university's instructional technologies such as the Blackboard learning management system, Adobe Connect online meetings, WebEx web conferencing, Google Apps (Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms, etc.), WordPress, Respondus and Respondus LockDown Browser, etc.

    You may have questions about how to incorporate them into your courses; the appropriate time to use them; strategies to implement them; or tips and tricks for efficiency while using them.

    Bring your questions!

       

  • Objectives

    After attending the session, participants will be able to:

    • address the unique questions they presented at the session
    • locate additional resources, if needed
  • Outcomes

    After this open house, just-in-time type of session, participants will be more informed about the tools that they use and will have the opportunity to interact with other participants, learning from each other as well as learning from the staff on call.

Blackboard: Online Organization Leader Training
Blackboard - My Professional Learning
Monday April 15, 2019
  • This workshop is designed for staff who will be facilitating an organization in Blackboard. Organizations are NON-CREDIT sites in Blackboard that allow for administrative departments and other non-credit units to provide training to the university community. Examples of training include, but are not limited to: network security training and sexual harassment awareness.

     

  • Available 4/15-21: 1-day ONLINE Web-based, Self-Paced Workshop

  • Objectives

    At the conclusion of the workshop, the Blackboard Organization Leader will be able to request an organization, manage enrollment in an organization, and will know a variety of media types that can be utilized in a non-credit training or information site in Blackboard.

  • Outcomes

    Organization leaders will be able to manage and facilitate their online training and information sites.

Adobe Connect Online Workshop
Blackboard - My Professional Learning
Monday April 15, 2019
  • Adobe Connect is an online meeting tool where faculty and students can engage in synchronous collaboration using text, audio, and video. Participants in online meetings can also share applications and a whiteboard during the meeting. 

    Because the online workshop is self-paced, some participants will prefer to and be able to allocate time to finish very quickly and others may need to work at a slower pace. There are no deadlines except to finish within 7 days. The estimated time to complete the workshop in one session is 2 hours.

  • Begins 4/15, Ends 4/21: 1-week ONLINE Web-based, Self-Paced Workshop

  • Objectives

    At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

    • Identify common uses of Adobe Connect
    • Configure a meeting space
    • Practice commonly used tool features
    • Identify student preparation requirements for using Adobe Connect prior to first class meeting

    Additional skills may include:

    • Share applications for collaborative activities
    • Utilize the record features
    • Utilize polling
    • Utilize breakout meetings
    • Manage pods and layouts
  • Outcomes

    A greater number of participants will utilize a variety of available tools in the meeting space to facilitate interactive and collaborative activities.

Logistics for DL Webex Courses
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Tuesday April 16, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • This series of workshops is designed to offer you suggestions for managing your Distance Learning course and the accompanying web conferencing tools.

    • In the Logistics session, the physical locations from which you can teach, identify Web resources, review bookstore services, explain the process for materials distribution, briefly discuss testing and student assessment, grade distribution and course evaluation, provide an orientation to site directors and their roles, review the extended syllabus design, and briefly discuss copyright and fair use.
    • In the Exam Proctoring session, we will discuss the options for proctoring for distance learning courses.
  • Objectives

    The goal of these sessions is to provide opportunities for faculty to become more informed about how best to manage a Distance Learning course. At the end of these sessions, participants will be able to locate and use administrative resources available to broadcast faculty.

  • Outcomes

    Participants will feel confident in locating helpful resources and in managing the logistics or mechanics of delivering a Distance Learning course.

Instructional Technology Open House Bring Your Que
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Tuesday April 16, 2019
12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • During these open house format sessions, CLT staff will be available to help you answer the questions you have about the university's instructional technologies such as the Blackboard learning management system, Adobe Connect online meetings, WebEx web conferencing, Google Apps (Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms, etc.), WordPress, Respondus and Respondus LockDown Browser, etc.

    You may have questions about how to incorporate them into your courses; the appropriate time to use them; strategies to implement them; or tips and tricks for efficiency while using them.

    Bring your questions!

       

  • Objectives

    After attending the session, participants will be able to:

    • address the unique questions they presented at the session
    • locate additional resources, if needed
  • Outcomes

    After this open house, just-in-time type of session, participants will be more informed about the tools that they use and will have the opportunity to interact with other participants, learning from each other as well as learning from the staff on call.

Blackboard Reusing your Previous Course for Summer
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Wednesday April 17, 2019
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  •  If you have course content in Blackboard already, you have probably wished you could leverage it and not have to "start over" each semester.  You CAN!   In this workshop, learn how to reuse and update existing course content and course design to save time between semesters.

    If you do NOT have course content in Blackboard already, you can benefit from this workshop in that you will get a glimpse into the future and know what to expect.  This will help you plan ahead as you put together your first course site.  You can also consider taking one of the Blackboard Jumpstart or Getting Started workshops to learn about the basic editing features.

     

  • Objectives

    After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

    • Identify key strategies for designing your course structure
    • Identify common practices for reusing content
    • Use course copy, export, and import for whole course sites
    • Copy selected, individual items from one course site to another
    • Identify and update areas of the Grade Center to prepare it for the next semester
    • Customize the Tools page for each of your courses
  • Outcomes

    Participants will discover ways to save time and feel more comfortable reusing course content and structure semester to semester.

Webex or Bb Collaborate for Small Groups & Online
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Thursday April 18, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • The purpose of this workshop is to increase participants' knowledge about and comfort level using either WebEx or Blackboard Ultra Collaborate as a communication and collaboration tool. All faculty and staff have access to WebEx. Faculty and staff with access to Blackboard can use Blackboard Ultra Collaborate. Participants will benefit from this session by learning how to use either of these products for small groups and online (virtual) office hours.

  • Objectives

    After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

    • determine which tool, WebEx or Blackboard Collaborate Ultra will best meet their needs for small group activities or for office hours
    • conduct online meetings for small group meetings or for office hours
    • record sessions
    • make links to recorded sessions available to others
  • Outcomes

    Faculty and staff provide more options and flexibility in scheduling meetings for colleagues or students who are in their immediate vicinity and those who are not.  

Dynamic Presentations Exploring New Tools & Techni
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Thursday April 18, 2019
1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Student engagement is critical for effective learning.  You may engage your students through your presentations, through their interaction with your presentations or learning activities, or through their collaboration and interaction with others. Each session in this series will focus on one or more methods of engagement.

  • Objectives

    Participants will be able to:

    • categorize their current methods of engagement
    • discover additional methods for engagement
    • identify opportunities and technologies that will engage students in order to meet course goals and objectives
  • Outcomes

    Those who use multiple forms of enagement should find that their student satisfaction and performance increase over time.

Blackboard: Online Getting Started
Online workshops are in Blackboard.
Monday April 29, 2019
  • In this workshop, participants will become familiar with the Blackboard workspace and how to utilize the basic course menu and control panel tools. Participants will consider their expectations for using Blackboard and time will be dedicated to exploring common practices in the default configuration and options for customization.

  • Begins 4/29, Ends 5/6: 1-week ONLINE Web-based, Self-Paced Workshop
     

  • Objectives

    At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

    • accomplish basic tasks by utilizing the Blackboard workspace
    • demonstrate the basic principles of course organization and editing
    • make informed decisions about how to organize the course menu and tools to meet their and their students' needs
  • Outcomes

    Faculty members who have a basic understanding of the learning management system are able to get started on their own and also feel comfortable exploring other options as they become increasingly familiar with the environment.  Students will benefit from engaging with a well-informed, technology-ready instructor.

Brown Bag: Open Discussion on Social Media
Gornto 101
Tuesday April 30, 2019
12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • Participants will explore selected social media tools to determine how they can be used to increase student engagement, improve learning, and foster community.  

  • Objectives
    1. By the end of this workshop participants will be able to describe the basic functionalities of Memes, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and hashtags.
    2. Participants will be able to adapt and adopt draft activities to implement those social media to use in their classrooms to achieve Gen Ed outcomes.
  • Outcomes

    Teachers who are interested in learning more about incorporating social media components other than (or perhaps in conjuction with) Facebook will be more comfortable selecting components that fit their teaching and learning goals.

TurningPoint: Using Clickers in the Classroom
Gornto Hall Room 101
Wednesday May 1, 2019
  • A personal response system uses hand-held devices (also known as "clickers") that can be used in the technology classrooms to receive immediate feedback from an entire class during live lectures. In this workshop, faculty become familiar with the software and explore best practices for optimum results.

    NOTE:  Faculty members who are interested in using "clickers" in technology classrooms need to coordinate with Classroom Central in advance of the semester to assure the technology will be available.

  • Objectives

    At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

    • locate resources for help for themselves and their students
    • create PowerPoint slides with a sampling of questions
    • poll students from PowerPoint
    • integrate rosters and results with Blackboard
  • Outcomes

    Faculty members who teach on campus and want to utilize fast feedback during the class to measure the level of understanding in real time can take advantage of the "clicker" system and related software supported by the university.

Blackboard: Getting Started
Online workshops are in Blackboard.
Thursday May 2, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • In this workshop, participants will become familiar with the Blackboard workspace and how to utilize the basic course menu and control panel tools. Participants will consider their expectations for using Blackboard and time will be dedicated to exploring common practices in the default configuration and options for customization.

  • Objectives

    At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

    • accomplish basic tasks by utilizing the Blackboard workspace
    • demonstrate the basic principles of course organization and editing
    • make informed decisions about how to organize the course menu and tools to meet their and their students' needs
  • Outcomes

    Faculty members who have a basic understanding of the learning management system are able to get started on their own and also feel comfortable exploring other options as they become increasingly familiar with the environment.  Students will benefit from engaging with a well-informed, technology-ready instructor.

2019 Summer Conference - Day 1
Ted Constant Convocation Center
Tuesday May 21, 2019
8:00am to 4:00pm
  • The annual Faculty Summer Conference on Teaching and Learning is held two days in May each year. CLT's Faculty Summer Conference is open to faculty from across the Commonwealth, so invite your friends at other universities, colleges, or community colleges who might enjoy participating in this collegial discussion on teaching and learning.

  • Objectives

    The purpose of the Conference is to engage the Faculty in higher education from all across the Commonwealth in a discussion about best practices, tools, and research related to teaching and learning.

  • Outcomes

    The outcome of the Summer Conference is intended to be a more reflective faculty community with increased awareness of and access to techniques and resources that will positively impact teaching and learning at the university.

Last updated October 27, 2017.