Monday, July 02, 2012

July 2012 Professional Development Opportunities


There are several professional development opportunities for coming up this month that are still available for registration.


Title: Managing Discussions
When: July 16th - July 30th 2012
Where: Online in Desire2Learn
Focus: The discussions component of your online course is your virtual classroom. In this two-week online workshop, explore different ways to organize discussions, make discussions more engaging, to maximize your own participation in discussions as well as that of your students, evaluate discussions, explore QA expectations, and more.
Registration close date: July 6th, 2012

Title: D2L Essentials (intended for pre-hire CCCOnline instructors)
When: July 23rd - August 6th, 2012
Where: Online in Desire2Learn
Focus: This is a two-week fully online workshop designed to introduce instructors to the Desire to Learn (D2L) course system. Its primary goal is to prepare instructors to teach with D2L at a basic level during their first term. Activities are completed in a practice course.
Registration close date:July 13th, 2012

Tite: Getting Started (intended for pre-hire CCCOnline instructors)
When: July 30th - August 6th, 2012
Where: Online in Desire2Learn
Focus: This is a one-week online orientation course for new Instructors. Getting Started introduces instructors to the culture of CCCOnline, support resources and support processes for teaching with CCCOnline.
Registration close date: July 20th, 2012


TitleFair Use/Copyright Basics for Online Education
When: July 20th, 2012 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Where: Online in WebEx
Focus: Recently there’s been concern surrounding the use of Pinterest and copyright violation. You’ve also probably run into questions when you’ve wanted to include an image, article or some other materials in your course. Come to learn about the updated Association of Research Libraries Fair Use policies and other helpful resources that will help you navigate the very rocky world of copyright in online education.

 To register for any of these opportunities, please visit and log in with your S# and related portal password.

As always, please feel free to contact with comments and questions.

Sean Renner
Training and Professional Development Coordinator

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