Professional Development

To enroll in PDN sessions, please go to https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/?query=LED
 


Distance Learning Faculty Credentialing

 

Preparing to Teach at a Distance with Course Development

Presented By: Technology-Enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) & Learning Experience Design (LED)
Credits: 12

Description:
The Course Development Cohort is a comprehensive course spanning 12 weeks beginning with an in person workshop and culminating with a display showcase. The faculty member will come to the cohort process with a specific course in hand. This course may be one previously delivered face–to-face with desires to switch to an online delivery, a current online course which has not yet been credentialed, or a brand-new course with little to no course development completed. Faculty are guided through the process of designing and developing interactive engaging content and assessments for students. Alignment is stressed at each step to ensure everything has a purpose and the course delivers the material the students need as well as allowing the faculty member to personalize the course. This a hands-on course offered through NLI for 12 credits, and participants will be paired with an instructional designer who they will meet with once a week facilitating the work required for completion. All assignments which must be turned in are evidence towards course credentialing and count towards the faculty credentialing as well. The participation, assessment submissions and peer reviews from a participating faculty member provide the quality evidence required to achieve their credentialing. At the end of the 12 week Cohort, the participating faculty member will receive Mastery of Online Instruction Credentialing and the course will go through a comprehensive Quality Assurance leading to it being credentialed for online use.

Available by Zoom. Available in the National Capital Region (NCR) 

To enroll, please visit:
https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/browse/teachingandlearning/courses/tlos-led16-082319


Preparing to Teach at a Distance On-Site Workshop

Presented By: Technology Enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) Learning Experience Design (LED)
Credits: 12

Description:
This track will focus on will technology-enhanced course development, delivery considerations, and strategies for teaching online learning courses via synchronous and asynchronous methods. This track is designed to prepare online instructors or improve current practices. Participants will examine strategies, pedagogy, tools, and best practice information. Topics within this track include writing clear objectives, effective communication, online assessment, and quality assurance. Track participants will analyze theory and apply concepts from workshops in a hands-on culminating experience. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to meet with online learning faculty of varying levels from a variety of disciplines. Track participants will receive Master Online Instructor credential.

To enroll, please visit:
https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/browse/teachingandlearning/courses/tlos-led10-081919


Preparing to Teach at a Distance Online Series - A

Presented By: Technology-Enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) & Learning Experience Design (LED)
Credits: 12

Description:
This track will focus on will technology-enhanced course development, delivery considerations, and strategies for teaching online learning courses via synchronous and asynchronous methods. This track is designed to prepare online instructors or improve current practices. Participants will examine strategies, pedagogy, tools, and best practice information. Topics within this track include writing clear objectives, effective communication, online assessment, and quality assurance. Track participants will analyze theory and apply concepts from workshops in a hands-on culminating experience. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to meet with online learning faculty of varying levels from a variety of disciplines. Track participants will receive Master Online Instructor credential.

To enroll, please visit:
https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/browse/teachingandlearning/courses/tlos-led10-082319


Preparing to Teach at a Distance Online Series - B

Presented By: Technology-Enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) Learning Experience Design (LED)
Credits: 12

Description:
This track will focus on will technology-enhanced course development, delivery considerations, and strategies for teaching online learning courses via synchronous and asynchronous methods. This track is designed to prepare online instructors or improve current practices. Participants will examine strategies, pedagogy, tools, and best practice information. Topics within this track include writing clear objectives, effective communication, online assessment, and quality assurance. Track participants will analyze theory and apply concepts from workshops in a hands-on culminating experience. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to meet with online learning faculty of varying levels from a variety of disciplines. Track participants will receive Master Online Instructor credential.

To enroll, please visit:
https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/browse/teachingandlearning/courses/tlos-led10-101019


Distance Learning Course Quality Assurance

 

Course Quality Assurance to Teach at a Distance - A

Presented By: Technology-Enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) Learning Experience Design (LED)
Credits: 6

Description:
This offering is for faculty who have already successfully completed an LED facilitated mastery program for online teaching and learning or connected classroom teaching and learning within the last 3 years. This offering allows you to put a course you teach through the VT course quality assurance process with the LED instructional design team. Successful completion over a period of 6 weeks results in your course being credentialed to offer in a distance education format, allows you to be in compliance with the VT Distance Learning policy and be in compliance with the Office of the Registrar course scheduling guidelines. This offering is primarily virtual, however some face-to-face consultations will take place as the review of your course progresses. Once the session opens, all participants will complete a self-assessment of their course which will be reviewed by an Instructional Designer. Specific information will be submitted for review after that point. On the day the offering starts everyone will be contacted. If you pass the verification, you will receive instructions on how to proceed. If you do not meet the criteria, you will receive instructions on the various options available to you to complete an LED facilitated mastery program.

To enroll, please visit:
https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/browse/teachingandlearning/courses/tlos-led4-090319


Course Quality Assurance to Teach at a Distance - B

Presented By: Technology-Enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) Learning Experience Design (LED)
Credits: 6

Description:
This offering is for faculty who have already successfully completed an LED facilitated mastery program for online teaching and learning or connected classroom teaching and learning within the last 3 years. This offering allows you to put a course you teach through the VT course quality assurance process with the LED instructional design team. Successful completion over a period of 6 weeks results in your course being credentialed to offer in a distance education format, allows you to be in compliance with the VT Distance Learning policy and be in compliance with the Office of the Registrar course scheduling guidelines. This offering is primarily virtual, however some face-to-face consultations will take place as the review of your course progresses. Once the session opens, all participants will complete a self-assessment of their course which will be reviewed by an Instructional Designer. Specific information will be submitted for review after that point. On the day the offering starts everyone will be contacted. If you pass the verification, you will receive instructions on how to proceed. If you do not meet the criteria, you will receive instructions on the various options available to you to complete an LED facilitated mastery program.

To enroll, please visit:
https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/browse/teachingandlearning/courses/tlos-led4-101519


Skills and Strategies

 

Creating and Managing Online Group Work

Presented By: Technology-Enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) Learning Experience Design (LED)
Credits: 1

Description:
Engaging students in collaborative work is challenging in any classroom environment but even more so in an online class. This session will provide an overview of the strategies and tools for establishing, managing and assessing group work in an online course.

At the end of the workshop, the participant will be able to: Explore options and models for managing group work online Discuss the challenges, advantages to including group work in online courses Determine the opportunities for incorporating group work in your online course..

To enroll, please visit:
https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/browse/teachingandlearning/courses/tlos-led1-101519


Creating Content with Screen Recording Tools

Presented By: Technology-Enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) Learning Experience Design (LED)
Credits: 1

Description:
This session serves as a broad overview of video screen capture tools you can use to record your lectures for online, flipped, or just technology-enhanced delivery to give you more active learning time with your face-to-face students. We will discuss best practices with these tools in general, and then take a look at a few of the specific tools, ranging from VT-supported free tools to more involved interactive recording/editing tools.

To enroll, please visit:
https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/browse/teachingandlearning/courses/tlos-led2-092319


Creating Media-Enhanced Courses Using Adobe Photoshop

Presented By: Technology-Enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) Learning Experience Design (LED)
Credits: 2

Description:
This session provides an overview of the tools and options in Adobe Photoshop for the creation of media to enhance course design and content development. A review of free or low-cost alternatives to Photoshop will also be provided.

To enroll, please visit:
https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/browse/productivity/courses/tlos-led7-091619


Creating Media-Enhanced Courses Using Adobe InDesign

Presented By: Technology-Enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) Learning Experience Design (LED)
Credits: 1

Description:
This session provides an overview of the tools and options in Adobe InDesign for the creation of media to enhance course design and content development. A review of free or low-cost alternatives to Photoshop will also be provided.

To enroll, please visit:
https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/browse/productivity/courses/tlos-led7-100119


Creating Media-Enhanced Courses Using Adobe Illustrator

Presented By: Technology-Enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) Learning Experience Design (LED)
Credits: 1

Description:
This session provides an overview of the tools and options in Adobe Inllustrator for the creation of media to enhance course design and content development. A review of free or low-cost alternatives to Photoshop will also be provided.

To enroll, please visit:
https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/browse/productivity/courses/tlos-led5-110519


Qualtrics L2 workshop

Presented By: Technology-Enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) Learning Experience Design (LED)
Credits: 1

Description:
The Advanced Qualtrics workshop will introduce more advanced features that will allow you to create intricate branching, advanced question options, testing and scoring, piped text and variables, and customized detailed reports on your data and other advanced features. Participants will get the most out of this workshop if they already have a basic familiarity with creating and deploying Qualtrics surveys or have taken Qualtrics Basics training workshop.

To enroll, please visit:
https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/browse/researchdiscovery/courses/tlos-led18-110419


Templates for Canvas in the Online and Flipped Classroom

Presented By: Technology-Enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) Learning Experience Design (LED)
Credits: 1

Description:
Any Learning Management System (LMS) can be daunting if you haven’t used it before, or if you’re populating a new site from scratch. In this session, LED Instructional Designers will show you a few templates we offer to help provide a quality-assured platform and structure for your content. We have options ranging from a basic platform for face-to-face delivery all the way to much more thorough templates for fully online courses, and if you choose, you will leave the session with your own template you can begin populating whenever you like.

To enroll, please visit:
https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/browse/teachingandlearning/courses/tlos-led13-092519


Tools and Strategies for Interaction in an Online Class

Presented By: Technology-Enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) Learning Experience Design (LED)
Credits: 1

Description:
In this session, LED staff will talk about the importance of interaction in online courses, and then we’ll extend the conversation to include tools and strategies to embed opportunities for interaction in a variety of online course contexts. We’ll cover the tools embedded in Canvas, as well as third-party tools already integrated into VT’s version of Canvas, then other external (and sometimes free!) tools that can allow for a more interactive student experience.

To enroll, please visit:
https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/browse/teachingandlearning/courses/tlos-led14-091919