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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Face-to-Face Sessions

May 2019

  • 5/24 - Blackboard Ally - Making Courses More Accessible 10am UP 440
  • 5/28 - Blackboard Ally - Making Courses More Accessible 10am UP 440

Faculty Certification - Summer 2019 Cohorts

  • 5/14-5/16 - Cohort One 8:30am - 3:30pm UP 440 [FULL]
  • 5/21-5/23 - Cohort Two 8:30am - 3:30pm UP 440 [FULL]
  • 6/4-6/6 - Cohort Three 8:30am - 3:30pm UP 440 [FULL]
  • 7/9-7/11 - Cohort Four 8:30am - 3:30pm UP 440[FULL]

Online Course Redesign & Faculty Certification

This is the Online Course Redesign & Faculty Certification program for online instructors.  The program, predicated upon peer-reviewed research in online teaching competencies and best practices in course design, takes place a number of days(dicated by the time of year offered) and involves collaboration and communication between the online instructor, the program facilitator, and the SHSU Online course development team.

Enrollment for the Summer 2019 is closed. Enrollment in Fall 2019 cohorts will open in July.

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Program Cohort Dates

All of the Spring 2019 cohorts for current online teaching faculty are full. Regisration for Summer 2019 cohorts will open in late March. SHSU Online will be offering more program cohorts until the end of summer 2019.

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.

Sign Up for Sessions and Certification Cohorts

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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