Workshop Calendar

Summer 2020 CELT-eLearning Faculty Development in Online/Hybrid Teaching

Center for eLearning’s Introduction to Online Teaching and Instructional Design Certification Course 

Facilitator: Dr. Colin Walker, Interim Training Specialist for CELT/eLearning; Assistant Professor of Digital Production

What: Asynchronous, 6 week course; Created by instructional designers in the Center for eLearning, the course covers topics like learning theory, instructional design, aligning course objectives and measuring learning online, accessibility, and open education resources. VSU faculty receive a certificate from the Center for eLearning upon completion. 

When: June 1-July 10, 2020 or June 29-August 7, 2020

CELT’s Tuesday Teaching Tips

What: Tweets that focus on teaching (face to face/online/hybrid classes), pedagogical best practices, information from our licensed vendors for instrutional technology and faculty development, webinars curated by CELT and eLearning, and information from repubtable organizations in higher education.

When: Every Tuesday, circulate through twitter and via all campus email announcements

University System of Georgia’s (USG) Online Faculty Development Series in Teaching Online

What: A scaffold series of 3 multi-week online courses in teaching online created by USG’s eCampus. To register and receive badges after completion that typically takes 2-3 weeks per course, USG faculty can sign-up here. Or, check the hyperlinks below anytime to scroll through slightly modified versions of the course series on open-access websites: (2-3 weeks+ each)

When: At your convience

CELT-eLearning Peer Faculty Mentoring Program for Online/Hybrid Teaching

Facilitators: Dr. Jamie Landau, Marsha Dukes, Morgan Clawson

What: Full-time VSU faculty can request to be matched with a VSU peer faculty mentor who has already taught online/hybrid courses and is in their same college, some of whom are experts in this pedagogy. Or, maybe you want to volunteer to mentor fellow faculty.

When: Applications due May 31, 2020; program to run June-Fall 2020 semester

CELT-eLearning Webinars and Trainings during New Faculty Orientation and Opening Weeks

Facilitators: Members of CELT and eLearning

What: CELT and the Center for eLearning will offer a series of synchronous virtual webinars and face-to-face trainings with social distancing on pedagogical topics and technologies for online/hybrid teaching. Examples topics include:

  • Pedagogical activities for video conferencing in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
  • Asynchronous vs. synchronous teaching strategies
  • Teaching with mobile technology in face-to-face classrooms with social distancing
  • Leveraging digital collaborative classrooms for hybrid-flexibility.

When: Early August 2020 (August 3-7, August 10-14); additional information forthcoming from Dr. Jamie Landau, director of CELT

eLearning’s BlazeVIEW 101 and Teaching Remotely Website

What: Basic info and digital tutorials for using BlazeVIEW and teaching online can be found on BlazeVIEW 101 and on the Center for eLearning’s website about Teaching Remotely. In March, all VSU faculty were enrolled in BlazeVIEW 101, a depository of resources that continues to be updated and includes, for example, how to use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, an “Ask the Expert” discussion forum for pedagogical support from peer faculty, and experiential learning online like virtual science labs.

Helpdesk and One-On-One Consultations with Staff in Center for eLearning and CELT

The Center for eLearning offers the following instructor-led workshops available to faculty and staff. Please email blazeview@valdosta.edu to schedule a one-to-one workshop.

BlazeVIEW/GoVIEW 101: Introduction to D2L Brightspace

This workshop will serve as an introduction to the Integrated Learning Platform D2L Brightspace (Referred to locally as BlazeVIEW if you teach for VSU or GOVIEW if you teach for a collaborate program). This workshop will cover some Brightspace basics, including: 

  • Logging into the System
  • Exploring the System’s Various Features
  • Creating Course Content
  • Managing Course Offerings
  • An Overview of the more widely used tools

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BlazeVIEW/GoVIEW: Gradebook

This workshop covers setting up and using the Gradebook in BlazeVIEW/GoVIEW. 

  • Participants will be able to set up a complete basic Gradebook in Brightspace.  
  • Participants will be able to enter grades and feedback in Gradebook.  
  • Participants will have a basic understanding of how Gradebook works in Brightspace.

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BlazeVIEW/GoVIEW: Assessments

This workshop with cover the basics of creating student assessment items including working with the Assessments (Dropbox), Quizzes, and Discussion boards.

  • Participants will be able to create and use a Dropbox in Brightspace.
  • Participants will be able to create and use a Quiz in Brightspace.
  • Participants will be able to create and use a Discussion board in Brightspace.


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Introduction to Qualtrics Survey Tool (Workshop Option)

Qualtrics is the new web-based survey tool which facilitates survey creation, distribution and data monitoring/collection.  The survey tool is available to all faculty, staff and students. This introductory course will cover the following:

  • Creating a basic survey
  • Adding items to the survey
  • Overview of the different question-types
  • Adding display logic to the survey
  • Adding skip logic to the survey
  • Adding collaborators to the survey
  • Changing default settings
  • Options for distributing the survey
  • Viewing the survey results
  • Qualtrics best practices
  • Qualtrics online resources and training available

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Introduction to Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is Blackboard’s replacement for Wimba Classroom. 

Blackboard Collaborate is a fully-featured, live, virtual classroom solution that includes audio, video, text chat, content display, and session archiving. Its pedagogical design and ease-of-use ensures that educators and students engage as if they were meeting face-to-face. Come learn about the new tool replacing Wimba Classroom and learn how to set up a Blackboard Collaborate session in your own D2L class, using the basics tools of the system, such as sharing audio, video, and content, as well as other basic features such as archiving a session.

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Introduction to Kaltura

Kaltura is a video recording, storage, and distribution tool made available through D2L Brightspace. Users can access it directly through (BlazeVIEW). This workshop will inform you on the basics of Kaltura by first presenting the following.

  • Uploading Videos
  • Using CaptureSpace to create quality lecture recordings
  • Ordering Captions
  • Using Insert Stuff to embed videos in D2L

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