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.
- Self-Paced - Blackboard Ally - Making Course Content Accessible
Learn how to make your course(s) more accessible! Explore how Blackboard Ally will take your original content upload and make a range of more accessible alternatives. Participants will learn about universal design for learning, how to interpret accessibility scores, and how to improve file accessibility. The course also covers reading and interpreting the accessibility report and the instructor workflow within Blackboard Ally.
Successful completion of this course awards the Blackboard Ally certification.
- Self-Paced - Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
This fully-online, self-paced course is designed to familiarize Blackboard instructors with how to use Blackboard Collaborate's new Ultra Experience in their Blackboard courses. This course covers:-Web conferencing as it applies to education
-The continuous release cycle as it applies to Collaborate
-Comparing and contrasting session roles in the Ultra experience
-Navigating and participating in a session using the Ultra experience
-Setting up a Collaborate session in the Ultra experiences
-Use Moderator tools to facilitate a Collaborate session in the Ultra experience
Successful completion of this course awards the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra 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.
- Self-Paced - Multimedia in Blackboard Courses (Video Quiz Update)
Kaltura has updated the Interactive Video Quiz tool. Enroll in this course to see what's new. 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.
Online Course Redesign & Faculty Certification - Summer 2018 Cohorts
This summer, SHSU Online introduced the Online Course Redesign & Faculty Certification program for online instructors. The program, predicated upon peer-reviewed research in online teaching competencies and course design best practices in course design, takes place over three days and involves collaboration and communication between the online instructor, the program facilitator, and the SHSU Online course development team.
Registration for the Summer Pilot is currently closed. Registration for Fall 2018 cohorts will open later this summer. Do you have questions? Use these helpful links to find answers:
Program Cohort Dates
All of the summer cohorts for current online teaching faculty are full. An cohort reserved for newly hired online teaching faculty for the Fall 2019 semester will open for registration in mid-July. Regisration for Fall 2018 cohorts will open soon. SHSU Online will be offering more program cohorts until the end of summer 2019.
- 8/8 - 8/10 Cohort 8 – University Plaza 302 (8:30am - 3:00pm)
Cohort Reserved for Newly Hired Faculty - Fall 2018
- Registration for Fall 2018 cohorts will open later this summer.
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.