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

Register Online

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.