Ed Tech PD Courses

Recommended for new or existing faculty who wish to get started with integrating technology into the curriculum.

HCT Ed Tech PD Framework and Certification Programs are designed as per the needs of Higher Colleges of Technology faculty. The modules can be taken at any HCT campus in coordination with the local Ed Tech staff. 

HCT faculty can email the program manager Sarah Whittaker (swhittaker@hct.ac.ae) for more information or to discuss the Ed Tech training needs and requirements.

Teaching with Blackboard

Description:

These courses are for faculty who are new to Blackboard and need to gain a basic understanding of HCT’s learning management system. They will learn how to navigate through the LMS, create new items in the course menu, upload material and build new material directly in the course. They will also learn how to develop two different types of assessments for their students, tests, and assignments. Finally, they will learn how to navigate and manage the grade center.

Note: these courses are highly recommended for all HCT faculty and are available online or through your local Learning Management Systems teams.
Courses:

Duration: 2 Credit Hours Each​

Description:

These courses are for faculty who have a basic understanding of Blackboard and would like to learn how to implement features in their course that will allow them to interact with their students. They will learn how to manage key communication tools, such as announcements, emails, calendars, and tasks. They will also learn how to create and manage discussion boards, blogs, journals, and wikis. In addition, they will learn how to create, deploy and review surveys. Finally, they will learn how to create and manage groups.

Note: this course is highly recommended for all HCT faculty and is available online or through your local Learning Management System teams.
Courses:

Duration: 2 Credit Hours Each​

Description:

These courses are for faculty who have a basic understanding of Blackboard and would like to learn about the management of their courses in more depth. The participants will learn how to create course reports, set up an adaptive release on items, manage their course content collection and create achievements. They will then learn about the various ways they can organize their content in the course by using Learning Modules and Lesson Plans. Finally, they will learn how to create and manage groups of students.

Note: this course is highly recommended for all HCT faculty and are available online or through your local Learning Management System teams.
Courses:

Duration: 2 Credit Hours Each​

m-Learning

Description:

The participants will review the usage of mobile devices by our students and ourselves. They will then explore new apps or web 2.0 tools that can be incorporated into the classroom. In addition, there is a review of several 21st century frameworks and an analysis of which 21st century skills we can help our students develop. The course ends with an introduction to the TPACK framework, which helps educators analyze their own implementation of learning technologies into their lessons.

Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Determine the 21st century skills their students need to develop.
  • Analyze the characteristics of 21st century learners and teachers.
  • Evaluate the usage of a technology tool in a lesson in regards to the SAMR model.
  • Describe the TPACK framework and its’ relation to their teaching practice.
  • Create a lesson plan with an appropriate technology tool, while being in line with the TPACK framework, and considers the 21st century skills their students should be developing.

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Duration: 7 Credit Hours

Description:

This course has been designed to introduce mobile friendly practices to enable faculty to transform their existing courses for mobile delivery. The units in the course cover mobile learning apps, using mobiles in teaching and learning strategies and course design considerations. A number of mobile tools will also be covered.

Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe what mLearning is.
  • Identify mobile-friendly content.
  • Create a mobile-friendly test.
  • Create tasks with different tools for their students.
  • Design a mobile-friendly course in Blackboard.

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Duration: 7 Credit Hours

Description:

This course is for faculty who are interested in exploring and discussing the ways we communicate in the 21st century, and how they can be incorporated into an educational setting. Participants in this course will complete lessons covering how mobile phones, discussion boards, and social media can be used in their teaching and learning strategies. They will experiment using these tools in their classrooms and reflect on their experiences in their course blog. ​

Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Identify a variety of digital communications tools appropriate for education.
  • Describe the advantages and challenges instructors face interacting with their students online.
  • Apply appropriate strategies for overcoming such challenges.
  • Design and implement an effective online discussion.

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Duration: 7 Credit Hours

Description:

This course is for faculty who already have a basic understanding of a mobile operating system. The participants will review the usage of mobile devices by their students and themselves and how this has affected our everyday lives and classrooms. They will then explore new apps or web 2.0 tools that can be incorporated into the classroom and learn how to evaluate them. They will also review the use of Audience Response Systems (ARS) for formative evaluations and implement one ARS tool in a lesson.

Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe how mobile devices have affected the way people consume, collate and communicate information.
  • Analyze several mobile apps or web 2.0 technologies for their appropriate implementation in the classroom.
  • Select an appropriate Audience Response System tool for their classroom.
  • Effectively incorporate an ARS tool into a lesson.

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Duration: 7 Credit Hours

e-Assessments

Description:

This course is for faculty who would like to create online assessments using Respondus 4.0. Respondus 4.0 is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard Learn. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment. Whether you are a veteran of online testing or relatively new to it, Respondus will save you hours on each project.

Note: Respondus 4.0 is only available on Windows operating system. If you are currently using OS, then you will need to install a Windows operating system on your machine, use Parallels software to replicate the Windows operating system or borrow a PC from the IT services. These courses are available online or through your local Learning Management System teams.

Courses:

Duration: 2 Credit Hours Each​

Description:

This course is for faculty who would like to have a more thorough understanding of the test creation process in Blackboard. Participants will learn about the overall processes of creating tests and question pools, and will also review the HCT recommended settings for tests and how to adjust them, especially for FWAs. Instruction will cover pools, question types, test creation using question sets, and test options.​

Note: This course is highly recommended for all HCT faculty who are involved in the FWA creation process. It is also highly recommended that all participants have a basic understanding of Blackboard and the test creation feature. If they don’t, they should complete the course called Creating Tests in Blackboard first. This course is available online or through your local Learning Management Systems teams.

Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Create question pools.
  • Create various question types.
  • Create a test using questions sets.
  • Adjust test settings.

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Duration: 3 Credit Hours

Description:

This course is for faculty who are interested in or required to invigilate online assessments in Blackboard. This course only covers invigilating assessments, not creating them. Faculty wishing to focus on the latter should consider the courses Creating a Test in Blackboard and Creating Effective Online Assessments in Blackboard. Instruction focuses on the technical side of invigilating assessments on laptops.

Note: This course is available online or through your local Learning Management System teams.

Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Take an assessment using Respondus Lockdown Browser and help students do the same.
  • Identify FWA course codes in Blackboard.
  • Follow step-by-step procedures for face-to-face online assessments in Blackboard.
  • Troubleshoot common technical issues that may arise during the assessment. ​

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Duration: 2 Credit Hours

Description:

This course is for faculty who are involved in creating and setting up online FWA exams. Participants will learn about the overall workflow of setting up an online FWA exam including accessing FWA course shells, setting up the FWA final exam and mock exams with the recommended test settings, and to test the exam against the FWA checklist. Participants will also learn the process of requesting student/faculty enrolment to FWA course shells and steps involved in grading the exam. The course will also cover the process of creating printable backup copies of exams.

Note: This course is highly recommended for all HCT faculty who are involved in the FWA creation process, and is available online or through your local Learning Management System teams.

Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Explain the online FWA workflow
  • Setup and conduct mock exams in the FWA course shells.
  • Set up the FWA exam in Blackboard following the recommended guidelines.
  • Create printable backup copies of the FWA exam. ​
  • Perform a comprehensive review of exam settings as per exam requirements and division recommended settings. ​
  • Request student and faculty enrolment to FWA course shells. ​

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Duration: 2 Credit Hours

Description:

This course is for faculty who would like to learn about securing online tests in Blackboard. Participants will learn about restricting IP addresses for taking online tests in Blackboard, hiding test scores from students, in addition to enabling Respondus LockDown Browser for online tests in Blackboard.

Note: This course is highly recommended for all HCT faculty who are involved in the FWA creation process. It is also highly recommended that all participants have a basic understanding of Blackboard and the test creation feature. If they don’t, they should complete the course called Getting Started with Blackboard first. This course is available online or through your local Learning Management System team.

Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Restrict IP addresses for taking online tests in Blackboard.
  • Configure needed settings to hide test scores from students.
  • Enable Respondus LockDown Browser for online tests in Blackboard.

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Duration: 2 Credit Hours

Online Teaching

Description:

In this course, participants will learn the basics of using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra to run online classes. Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a web conferencing tool that allows faculty to synchronously communicate online with students anywhere. Instruction in this course will cover scheduling sessions, managing attendees in the session, engaging with attendees using audio, video and chat, in addition to recording sessions and accessing sessions reports. The course will also cover the student user experience when participating in a Collaborate Ultra session.

Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • access Collaborate Ultra tool and lock the Course Room,
  • set up Collaborate Ultra in Blackboard course,
  • create a Collaborate Ultra session and adjust session settings,
  • manage a Collaborate Ultra session through the Attendees and My Settings panels,
  • share audio, video and use Everyone chat channel,
  • access recordings and reports, and
  • identify the privileges for the different session roles for basic features.

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Duration: 3 Credit Hours

Description:

In this course, participants will learn how to use the advanced features of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra to run online classes. Instruction in this course will cover using tools for sharing content, communicating and collaborating in the Collaborate Ultra session, in addition to identifying what will be recorded when advanced features are used. The course will also cover the student user experience when participating in a Collaborate Ultra session.

Course Learning Outcomes: 
At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • share content in a Collaborate Ultra session (Whiteboard, Application/Screen, Files),
  • use chat, polls, timer and breakout groups,
  • identify what will be covered in the recording, and
  • identify the privileges for the different session roles for advanced features.

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Duration: 3 Credit Hours

Description:

This course is for faculty who are preparing to teach online courses or who are interested in learning more about how to facilitate online synchronous classes. Participants will watch videos that cover giving students a voice, presenting themselves and their material and tools for effective online communication. The course also includes practical strategies for planning and delivering engaging online classes in real time, as well as additional resources to help faculty prepare for teaching online classes.​

Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Prepare all elements needed to deliver an online synchronous course successfully.
  • Create an engaging and participatory environment in online classes.
  • Use a platform such as Zoom or Collaborate to deliver and facilitate online classes.
  • Utilize a number of online-based tools to encourage participation and collaboration in online synchronous classes.

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Duration: 7 Credit Hours

Description:

This fully online Epigeum course helps participants put pedagogical frameworks into practice to improve their online teaching. The course provides practical strategies for building an effective learning community, facilitating and leading online learning, and using assessment in an online course. It will take approximately 7 hours for participants to complete the required work and activities, which include an Epigeum course containing videos, PDFs, web links, as well as, online discussions and blog entries.

Course Learning Outcomes:
Completing the activities in this course will contribute to your ability to::

  • Design and organize an online course or module.
  • Facilitate and moderate an online course or module.
  • Direct and lead an online course or module.
  • Assess student learning in an online course or module.

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Duration: 7 Credit Hours

Description:

This fully online Epigeum course provides participants with a series of step-by-step learning design activities to help teachers develop their own successful online course. The course explores the issues of academic integrity, accessibility and inclusive design in addition to guidance on following best practice and avoiding pitfalls in the planning stages of your course. It will take approximately 7 hours for participants to complete the required work and activities, which include an Epigeum course containing videos, PDFs, web links, as well as, online discussions and blog entries. This is a highly interactive course, so it is important that you try to complete the tasks, specifically the discussion board and blog posts, in a timely manner. This will make sure that you are part of the active conversation on how to design and develop your online course. ​

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Course Learning Outcomes:
Completing the activities in this course will contribute to your ability to:

  • Identify appropriate learning design methods.
  • Evaluate common learning design processes related to planning for online learning.
  • Apply appropriate design methods to online learning scenarios.
  • Identify appropriate assessment methods and apply them to online learning scenarios.
  • Identify identify appropriate evaluation methods and apply them to online learning scenarios.
  • Incorporate diverse learning activities into your teaching and locate a broader range of educational resources.

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Duration: 7 Credit Hours

Description:

This self-paced online course provides participants with a series of activities to help teachers develop and adapt to an online learning pedagogy. The course explores the issues of how people learn through constructivism and the Community of Inquiry model to foster online interaction. It will take approximately 7 hours for participants to complete the required work and activities, which include an Epigeum course containing videos, PDFs, web links, as well as, online discussions and a review quiz. Considering the focus of this course, it’s important that you participate in the online discussions and finish the 5 modules in a timely manner. This will ensure that you are part of the active conversation on how to further develop your online pedagogical skills.

Course Learning Outcomes:
Completing the activities in this course will contribute to your ability to:

  • Identify and discuss the four characteristics of constructivist learning environments.
  • Evaluate the changing paradigm from teaching to learning in online education.
  • Utilise the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework for your online pedagogy.
  • Identify and employ the key elements of online interaction.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how to successfully structure an online course.
  • Use both formative and summative assessment in online learning.
  • Identify and understand the changing nature of online students.

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Duration: 7 Credit Hours

Description:

This full online, self-paced course is for faculty who want to learn about using different technology tools for teaching online and blended courses. Participants will complete lessons that cover developing, delivering and curating content; facilitating communication and interaction; developing assessments and evaluating learning; exploring digital innovations; and, selecting and adopting technology tools into their online teaching and learning strategies. It will take approximately seven hours for participants to complete the required work and activities, which include online discussions and blog entries as well as an Epigeum course containing videos, PDFs and web links. This is a highly interactive course, so it is important that you try to complete the tasks, specifically the discussion board and blog posts, in a timely manner as others will want to comment on your contributions. This will make sure that you are part of the active conversation on how use technology tools for teaching online.

Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Develop and curate content to support student learning.
  • Facilitate communication and interaction using a number of tools in an LMS as well as external tools.
  • Utilise the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework for your online pedagogy.
  • Evaluate student learning in an online environment.
  • Select, test and implement appropriate technology tools.

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Duration: 7 Credit Hours

 

Grades Journey in Blackboard

Description:

This course is for faculty who have a basic understanding of Blackboard and would like to learn specifically about the setting up of their grade center so that the final grade can be communicated to the Banner system. Participants in this course will complete lessons covering how to create and edit various types of columns in the grade center, and group them to contribute to a final grade.​

Note: This course is available online or through your local Learning Management System teams.

Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Create and edit manual grade entry columns.
  • Create average columns and choose other columns or assessments to include in the average.
  • Create weighted columns and choose other columns or assessments to be weighted in an overall grade.

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Duration: 2 Credit Hours

Description:

This course is for faculty who have a basic understanding of Blackboard and column creation, and would like to learn about their grade center in more depth. Participants in this course will review column creation as covered in the course Grades Journey – Setting Up the Grade Center (Basic) and will coplete lessons covering how to use more advanced filtering options.​

Note: This course is available online or through your local Learning Management System teams.

Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Create grading periods based on assessment due dates.
  • Colour code the grade center for easy, visual interpretation of results.
  • Create smart views based on specific criteria.
  • Create categories to group columns together.
  • Create minimum/maximum columns to display a specific grade.

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Duration: 2 Credit Hours

Description:

This course is for anyone who needs to submit or approve grades in the Blackboard Grade Center. All aspects of the grades journey will be reviewed so that the final letter grade is successfully sent to Banner.

Note: This course is available online or through your local Learning Management System teams. Participants are strongly encouraged to complete ‘Grades Journey: Setting up the Grade Center’ before taking this course.

Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Ensure that the grade center is set up correctly.
  • Submit grades for approval.
  • Approve/unapproved grades.
  • Push the approved grades to Banner.
  • Troubleshoot any errors encountered.

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Duration: 2 Credit Hours

Description:

This course is for faculty who have a basic understanding of Blackboard and would like to learn about grading and grade center management in more depth. The participants will learn how to navigate the grade center, manage the columns in the grade center and customize it for their course needs. They will also learn how to create and implement rubrics and conduct grading for all types of assessments in Blackboard. As well, they will learn how to manage their students grades, so that they can manual add a grade or edit an existing grade.

Note: This course is highly recommended for all HCT faculty.​

Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Navigate the grade center.
  • Manage the grade center columns.
  • Create and implement rubrics.
  • Conduct grading in all types of assessments.
  • Manage grades.
  • Customize the grade center.

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Duration: 7 Credit Hours

Office 365 in the Classroom

Description:

This course has been designed to introduce the collaborative functions of Office 365 and the various apps that allow for this. There five units or Toolbox workshops in this course, including Setting up OneDrive, Sharing and Collaborating, Forms, Stream and Yammer. Each section includes demonstration videos and step-by-step simulations, as well as external resources to support your learning and practice.

Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Set up OneDrive and use it to create and organize folders and files.
  • Share folders and files with colleagues.
  • Use the Office 365 apps Word, Excel and PowerPoint to collaborate in real time.
  • Use Forms to create and share surveys and quizzes, and analyze results.
  • Store, manage and share videos using channels and groups in Stream.
  • Create, monitor and participate in private social network groups in Yammer.

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Duration: 3 Credit Hours

Description:

This course is for faculty who would like to learn how to use HyperDocs to deliver content and create interactive collaborative projects for their learners. Participants in this course will complete lessons and watch videos that covering how to create lesson plans using HyperDocs, insert a variety of media elements and share their creations with others.

Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • create and HyperDocs with various types of media,
  • share folders and files with colleagues,
  • share their documents with learners and other educators, and
  • upload their document to Blackboard.

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Duration: 3 Credit Hours

Description:

This course is for faculty who would like to learn to use Microsoft Teams, which is part of the Office 365 apps suite, for team coordination and content sharing. Participants in this course will complete lessons covering how to create teams and structure them by using channels to separate and organize conversations and files according to topic. The course will also cover creating and editing OneNote Class Notebooks to use with students. This course is offered in both blended and online delivery modes.

Course Learning Outcomes: 
At the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • create teams and add members,
  • create channels within each team for different topics the team needs to focus on,
  • collaborate and focus on specific tasks using conversations, files and tasks within the channels, and
  • create and edit OneNote Class Notebooks both in Teams and in OneNote.

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Duration: 3 Credit Hours

eTextbooks in Blackboard

Description:

This course is designed as an introduction to the McGraw-Hill Connect platform and associated etextbooks. It covers an overview of the interface and briefly summarizes the main features such as the two types of assignments, LearnSmart and the more conventional Connect assignments along with the administrative elements of Connect including creating reports.

Along with familiarising users with the interface, this course also covers the initial set-up and ‘pairing’ of the etextbook and Blackboard sections so that it can be viewed by students. There are additional resources related to other platforms such as ALEKS as well.

Note: This course is available online or through your local Learning Management System teams.​

Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Perform the steps as an instructor to pair a section using Blackboard Learn and McGH Connect platform to access an eTextbook.
  • Guide students on how to access their course eTextbook from McGH Connect via Blackboard Learn.
  • Access the student roster from McGH Connect platform.
  • Navigate the Connect interfacE.

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Duration: 2 Credit Hours

Description:

This course looks at utilizing the resources built into McGraw-Hill Connect e-textbooks from automatic note-sharing with students, responsive comprehension questions built into the text to external instructor resources such as presentations and question banks that can be uploaded to Blackboard. There are also instructions on how to set up the initial e-text so that students can link through their Blackboard course.

Note: This course is available online or through your local Learning Management System teams.​

Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Adjust the reading difficulty and content to match class ability.
  • Export question banks for use in Blackboard courses as question pools.
  • Reading tools such as shared highlighting and notes.

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Duration: 2 Credit Hours

Nearpod

Description:

This course will provide learners an introduction to the Nearpod District License. There are four main lessons in the course that will bring the learner through all the basic knowledge to confidently navigate the Nearpod interface and start launch lessons for their students to complete.

Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Update their profile in Nearpod.
  • Adjust advanced settings.
  • Add lessons from the Nearpod store to their library.
  • Edit lessons in their library.
  • Launch both live and student-paced lessons.
  • Share lessons.
  • Create a basic lesson.

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Duration: 2 Credit Hours

Description:

This course is for faculty who would like to learn how to use Nearpod or improve upon their existing skills to create and share interactive lessons with their students. Participants in this course will learn how to create an interactive Nearpod lesson using a PowerPoint file. They will then learn how to manage their lessons, find already created ones and review reports. As well, participants will be given an overall explanation of the Nearpod interface and will learn how to share both live and student-paced lessons.

Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Create a Nearpod lesson.
  • Find lessons in the Nearpod store.
  • Share both live and student-paced lessons with their learners.
  • Track their students’ progress and participation in the lesson.

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Duration: 3 Credit Hours

Description:

This course will guide the participants in how to complete their application to become a Nearpod Certified Educator. Before taking this course, participants should already be comfortable creating and conducting lessons in Nearpod. If they are not, they should complete the below course first.

Recommended Pre-requisite: Creating Interactive Lessons in Nearpod.

Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of becoming a Nearpod Certified Educator.
  • Create a Nearpod lesson according to Nearpod’s recommended lesson guide.
  • Complete the application process of becoming a Nearpod Certified Educator.

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Duration: 4 Credit Hours

Additional Courses

Description:

This course covers the theoretical aspects of creating engaging learning videos for your students along with the practical aspects of using video-creation software. It looks at the research of multimedia theory and how to download and use video creation software such as Zoom, Camtasia and PowerPoint.

Course Learning Outcomes: 
At the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Apply multimedia theory and principles to video creation.
  • Create videos with Zoom, Camtasia and PowerPoint.
  • Upload and share videos through the Office 365 Stream application.

Duration: 4 Credit Hours

Description:

This course is for faculty who would like to learn how to use Kahoot! to create learning games to use in the classroom. Participants in this course will complete lessons and watch several videos covering how to play Kahoot!, as well as how to use the program to create and host Kahoot! games and assign them for homework.

Note: This course is available online or through your local Learning Management System teams.​

Course Learning Outcomes: 
At the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Create and edit Kahoot! games.
  • Host Kahoot! games and review their statistics.
  • Assign kahoots as homework.

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Duration: 7 Credit Hours

Description:

The participants will be introduced to BookWidgets, an online content creation software that allows faculty to create interactive worksheets and quizzes which can be viewed and completed by students on all devices. Built-in templates for worksheets, games, and quizzes help faculty create engaging online content efficiently. BookWidgets is no longer restricted to iPads and iBook Author. These widgets can be created and shared with your students on any device. Instructors can also track their student’s progress in the activity and provide feedback.

If you are tired of standing at the photocopier for hours and then learning that your students ‘lost’ their worksheet papers, then BookWidgets might be the answer.

Course Learning Outcomes: 
At the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Create a single BookWidgets activity.
  • Create a worksheet that combines several activities together.
  • Share an activity or worksheet with their students.
  • Monitor their students’ activity and results.

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Duration: 3 Credit Hours

Description:

This course is for faculty who would like an introduction to the content and eLearning authoring tool SoftChalk. Participants in this course will complete lessons covering how to build an interactive SoftChalk lesson that includes different types of activities and quizzes. Participants will also learn how to save their created courses to Blackboard to share with their learners.

Course Learning Outcomes: 
At the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Create a SoftChalk lesson from an existing Microsoft Word document.
  • Build and incorporate interactivities and quizzes into lessons.
  • Upload completed SoftChalk lessons to Blackboard.

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Duration: 3 Credit Hours

Description:

This is an overview of the Adobe Education Exchange PD platform and how to gain credit for completing these courses. It also covers the functionality of Rush CC and Spark as these are often used to complete assignments in Adobe Edex. Finally, it looks at a number of the most commonly used applications available in the Adobe Creative Cloud suite.

Course Learning Outcomes: 
At the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Enroll in Adobe Education Exchange Courses.
  • Edit videos in Rush CC.
  • Create an online Spark blog with embedded video.
  • Upload videos to Vimeo or YouTube.
  • Embed a Spark blog into BBL.

Duration: 2 Credit Hours

Description:

The participants will be introduced to FlipGrid, a tool that will enable them to create and monitor video discussions with and amongst their students. They will watch several instructional videos, participate in group and whole-class discussions on topics including possible uses for the tool as well as some potential challenges and solutions of using it. They will also do practical, hands-on activities such as participation in a FlipGrid discussion and creating their own.

Course Learning Outcomes: 
At the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Describe what FlipGrid is.
  • Explain the possible benefits of using this tool with their students.
  • Create their own Grid and Topic.
  • Implement a FlipGrid discussion in their own class.
  • Reflect on the success or failure of using this tool with their students..

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Duration: 7 Credit Hours

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