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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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.

Blackboard Organization Leader Training
Blackboard - My Professional Learning
Monday June 3, 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 6/3-6/9: 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.

Foundational Strategies for Effective Online Teaching
Online, 6 weeks
Monday June 3, 2019
  • This six-weeks Web-based workshop introduces faculty to a number of strategies foundational to effective online teaching. Based on the assumption that online teaching dynamics require different competencies and facilitation skills than those required in face-to-face teaching, this session will guide participants through the steps of planning, organizing, and facilitating online courses. Using the best practices from the field, attendees will find themselves actively engaged in using a systematic approach to the planning, organizing, facilitating, and evaluating of online courses. More specifically, the workshop will focus on:

    1. Planning online courses:
      • designing a learner-centered syllabus
      • organizing course content and layout
      • evaluating course effectiveness
    2. Preparing the learning environment:
      • understanding students’ and instructors’ roles and responsibilities
      • getting to know the students
      • empowering students to successfully manage their online learning experience
      • creating an online learning community
    3. Establishing, communicating, and managing student expectations
    4. Identifying effective strategies to reduce faculty workload
    5. Monitoring and managing student performance
    6. Engaging students using:
      • effective communication
      • interaction (student/faculty, student/content & student/student)
      • collaboration
      • timely feedback
    7. Evaluating course effectiveness:
      • analyzing feedback
      • establishing quality assurance processes
      • revising and maintaining the course
    8. Understanding online teaching and learning dynamics (misconceptions, pitfalls, myths)
  • Begins 6/3, Ends 7/21: 6-weeks ONLINE Web-based, Instructor-Led Workshop

  • Objectives

    The overall goal of this workshop is to provide opportunities for participants to explore and discuss online teaching strategies for best practices in delivering, interacting, engaging, facilitating, and collaborating with students while providing content in an asynchronous or synchronous environment.

    At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will use skills or concepts identified or practiced in the workshop to:

    • Recognize online teaching and learning dynamics (misperceptions, pitfalls, myths)
       
    • Plan online courses:
      • design a learner-centered syllabus
      • organize course content and layout
      • evaluate course effectiveness
    • Prepare the learning environment: 
      • define students’ and instructors’ roles and responsibilities
      • get to know the students
      • empower students to successfully manage their online learning experiences
      • create an online learning community
         
    • Establish, communicate, and manage student expectations
       
    • Identify effective strategies to reduce faculty workload
       
    • Monitor and manage student performance
       
    • Engage students:
      • effective communication
      • interaction (student/faculty, student/content, and student/student)
      • collaboration
      • timely feedback
    • Evaluate course effectiveness:
      • analyze feedback,
      • establish quality assurance processes,
      • revise and maintain the course
  • Outcomes

    Online teaching dynamics require different competencies and facilitation skills than those required in face-to-face teaching, this online workshop will guide participants through the steps of planning, organizing, and facilitating online courses. Using the best practices from the field, attendees will find themselves actively engaged in using a systematic approach when planning, organizing, facilitating, and evaluating online courses.

Bb: Copying/Preparing your Course Site
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Tuesday June 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.

Bb: Publish Online Tests with Respondus
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Wednesday June 5, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Prerequisite: Getting Started with Blackboard or equivalent experience in Blackboard.

    Description:  Several features in Blackboard are available to streamline your assessment processes.  Online assignment submission; online testing; automatic grading options; grading with rubrics; color-coding the grade center; providing feedback quickly using text, audio, or video; anonymous grading; and university-licensed software packages are a few of the features that can help you manage assessment.  

  • Objectives

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

    • Identify options for streamlining the assessment process
    • Utilize features in the learning management system to help make assessment more efficient and timely
  • Outcomes

    Faculty will adopt more built-in features to improve efficiency in assessment.

Bb: Copying/Preparing your Course Site
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Thursday June 6, 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.

Bb: Assignments, Tests, and Grading
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Tuesday June 11, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Prerequisite: Getting Started with Blackboard or equivalent experience.

    Blackboard offers many features that can be used by students to submit their work in your courses such as assignment links, blogs, journals, wikis, discussion board, and tests and surveys.  Similarly, Blackboard offers many features that you use to grade and provide feedback for those features quickly and efficiently.  

  • Objectives

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

    • Discuss briefly their current methods of assessment and grading
    • Explore built-in tools to reduce workload for the teacher using Blackboard
    • Provide current, accurate feedback to students quickly and efficiently
  • Outcomes

    The overall goal of the workshop is to provide opportunities for participants to explore and practice grading options for course assignments, projects, assessments, etc. Teachers using Blackboard will be able to identify Blackboard tools that will help them to reduce time spent grading and providing feedback..

WordPress: Creating your Faculty Website
Gornto Hall Room 101
Wednesday June 12, 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.

Dynamic Presentations: New Tools and Techniques
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Thursday June 13, 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.

Getting Started with Blackboard
Online workshops are in Blackboard.
Monday June 17, 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 6/17, Ends 6/23: 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.

Dynamic Presentations: PowerPoint Beyond Bullets
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Wednesday June 19, 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.

Blackboard Organization Leader Training
Blackboard - My Professional Learning
Monday July 8, 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 7/8-7/14: 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.

WordPress: Creating your Faculty Website
Gornto Hall Room 101
Tuesday July 9, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • 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.

Bb: Engaging Students with VoiceThread
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Wednesday July 17, 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.

Getting Started with Blackboard
Online workshops are in Blackboard.
Monday July 22, 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 7/22, Ends 7/28: 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.

Bb: Copying/Preparing your Course Site
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Wednesday July 24, 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.

Bb: Using Groups with VoiceThread
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Thursday July 25, 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 Organization Leader Training
Blackboard - My Professional Learning
Monday August 5, 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 8/5-8/11: 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.

Accessibility for Instructional Materials
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Tuesday August 6, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Accessibility for Instructional Materials

    Do your instructional materials meet Web accessibility standards? Are the course materials you create (your videos and PowerPoint presentations, e.g.) ADA-compliant?

    This workshop will introduce the standards and best practices that instructors should follow when designing online instructional materials or other course content. Topics range from creating accessible text, graphics, and video/audio to how to implement Universal Design for Learning. The instructor’s role in meeting ODU students’ accessibility needs will be discussed throughout. Activities include reformatting content in Blackboard for accessibility. Bring Word docs, PPTs, videos, etc. to be workshopped, if you wish.

    This workshop is offered in Gornto Hall or via Web conference. Please notify us at least *24 hours* in advance if you wish to attend using WebEx--we must send you the workshop link.

Dynamic Presentations: New Tools and Techniques
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Wednesday August 7, 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.

Bb: Copying/Preparing your Course Site
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Thursday August 8, 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.

WordPress: Creating your Faculty Website
Gornto Hall Room 101
Thursday August 15, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • 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.

Getting Started with Blackboard
Online workshops are in Blackboard.
Monday August 19, 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 8/19, Ends 8/25: 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.

Bb: Copying/Preparing your Course Site
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Tuesday August 20, 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.

Dynamic Presentations: PowerPoint Beyond Bullets
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Tuesday August 20, 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.

Bb: Publish Online Tests with Respondus
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Wednesday August 21, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Prerequisite: Getting Started with Blackboard or equivalent experience in Blackboard.

    Description:  Several features in Blackboard are available to streamline your assessment processes.  Online assignment submission; online testing; automatic grading options; grading with rubrics; color-coding the grade center; providing feedback quickly using text, audio, or video; anonymous grading; and university-licensed software packages are a few of the features that can help you manage assessment.  

  • Objectives

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

    • Identify options for streamlining the assessment process
    • Utilize features in the learning management system to help make assessment more efficient and timely
  • Outcomes

    Faculty will adopt more built-in features to improve efficiency in assessment.

Bb: Assignments, Tests, and Grading
Gornto Hall Room 101 or WebEx
Thursday August 22, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Prerequisite: Getting Started with Blackboard or equivalent experience.

    Blackboard offers many features that can be used by students to submit their work in your courses such as assignment links, blogs, journals, wikis, discussion board, and tests and surveys.  Similarly, Blackboard offers many features that you use to grade and provide feedback for those features quickly and efficiently.  

  • Objectives

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

    • Discuss briefly their current methods of assessment and grading
    • Explore built-in tools to reduce workload for the teacher using Blackboard
    • Provide current, accurate feedback to students quickly and efficiently
  • Outcomes

    The overall goal of the workshop is to provide opportunities for participants to explore and practice grading options for course assignments, projects, assessments, etc. Teachers using Blackboard will be able to identify Blackboard tools that will help them to reduce time spent grading and providing feedback..

Last updated October 27, 2017.