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SHSU Online offers numerous opportunities for faculty to develop their online pedagogical skills.

Take a look at the faculty development sessions offered by SHSU Online and sign up for the course you need by clicking the button at the bottom of this page. Choose from classroom-based face-to-face sessions, completely online certification courses, or how-to by appointment.

Need more information on the sessions listed below? Check out the session descriptions for online courses and face-to-face courses.

Online Sessions

Online Cohort - Teaching Online With Blackboard - Certification*

The Teaching Online with Blackboard Certification Series is the fully-online cohort based training option for faculty wishing to improve their online teaching skills. The certification consists of four courses aimed at preparing an instructor to master the online teaching environment through Blackboard.

Courses included within this series comprise the following:

  • Course Building: (Starts 6/1) 2-week course that will equip online instructors with building and sharing content in their online courses.
  • Communication: (Starts 6/15) 2-week course that will cover tools of communication, as well as applicable communication strategies for online course management.
  • Assessment: (Starts 6/29) 2-week course that introduces participants to how to get started assessing their student's learning in an online class.
  • Teaching Online- Strategies for Success: (Starts 7/13) 2-Week course that presents participants with the opportunity to explore best practices for creating engaging and effective online learning environments.

Enroll in each course separately, today!*Successful completion of all four courses required for certification.

Self-Paced - Building Online Communities

Communication and collaboration are key facets to this online certification course. In this course, we will further explore some of the communication and collaboration tools Blackboard Learn has to offer. You will have ample opportunity to communicate, gain feedback and share ideas with your colleagues’ using of the tools. This online course covers:

-Online communities and the Instructor’s Role
-Best Practice and Learning Theory Around Discussion Questions
-The Use of Journals & Blogs
-The Use of Wikis
-Groups in Blackboard Courses
-Grading in the collaborative space

Successful completion of this course awards the Online Community Organizer certification.

Enroll today!

Self-Paced - Multimedia in Blackboard Courses

This fully-online certification course provides the Blackboard instructor with the knowledge and skills in both the acquisition and implementation of multimedia for online/face-to-face and hybrid courses. Technologies and best practices are examined in the context of student engagement and success. Participants can choose to complete all module activities for this course and receive a Multimedia Certification or just complete any of the modules that interests them, a la carte.

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6/6 @ 1pm, 6/14 & 12pm Webinar - Blackboard Collaborate: The Ultra Experience
6/19 @ 1pm Webinar - Blackboard & More - By Request
6/22 @ 1pm Webinar - Organizing the Blackboard Gradebook

Enroll today!

SHSU Online eLearning Support Blog

Stay up-to-date with how to sessions and the latest tips and tricks for online faculty. Check out the SHSU Online eLearning Support Blog.

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Don't see what you need, or have a scheduling conflict? Select By Appointment and find what works for you.

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*How-to by appointment sessions are scheduled in 1 hour blocks (even though it may not take the full hour). If you need more than an hour we will schedule follow-up sessions.


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