• April 24:
    • Instructor Training: LockDown Browser Advanced Settings, 1:00-2:00 pm
    • This in-depth training for LockDown Browser will focus on advanced settings and features – such as how to use external websites, spreadsheets and online calculators with LockDown Browser. The session will also include how students can use LockDown Browser on different devices, such as an iPad, and best practices for instructors and students. The webinar will include a Q&A period at the end.
    • Free! Register with Respondus 

May and June 2018

  • May 2:
    • Let's Hangout!, 10:00-11:00 am 
    • Bring your computer or use one of ours to learn how to use Google Hangouts to quickly connect with your students.
    • Facilitated by: Meegan Willi
  • May 3:
    • Creating Video with Camtasia, 1:00-2:30 pm
    • In this session, you will learn how to create a recording in Camtasia, perform basic editing on a recording, and share your recording to Relay, YouTube or simply save it as a local file.
    • Facilitated by: Meegan Willi
  • May 11:
    • ​​​​​​​Blackboard Basics, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
    • This session is designed to get you started using the basic functions of Blackboard. Blackboard is GRCC's course management system that allows you to communicate with your students. The basic items explored in this session will include a general overview and capabilities of Blackboard, using the Control Panel (edit mode) and Course Availability, managing the course menu, creating an announcement, populating content areas with items, adding folders and files, accessing the grade center to add columns and grades, and where to find support for Blackboard at GRCC. This training fulfills the prerequisite for the OHCC. 
    • Facilitated by: Meegan Willi
  • ​​​​​​​May 11-June 22:
    • ​​​​​​​Online/Hybrid Certification Course (OHCC), Friday meetings 1:00-2:30 pm
    • This multi-session learning opportunity prepares faculty to teach online and/or hybrid courses at Grand Rapids Community College. Faculty must successfully complete this course before they will be permitted to teach online or hybrid courses. The course includes an orientation and six modules. Topics discussed include the following: Online and Hybrid Course Syllabus, Online and Hybrid Course Schedule, Accessible Online Content, Copyright Compliance, Universal Design for Learning, Consistency in Course Design, Academic Integrity and Authentication, Building Online Community, Facilitating Online and Hybrid Learning, Preparing the Online Learner, GRCC Online Course Development Process, GRCC Student Support Services, and Online Course Quality. PREREQUISITE: Blackboard Basics or equivalent Introductory Blackboard Training.
    • Facilitated by: Garry Brand & Meegan Willi


The Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies Department works in collaboration with the Center for Teaching Excellence to plan and host a variety of training sessions throughout the year. Register through the CTE's Registration page

Special Events

If you would like more information on special events, please visit the Center for Teaching Excellence website. Clicking HERE will take you directly to the special events section.