Upcoming Events


Online & Hybrid Certification Course

This course is designed to provide instructors with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver a high-quality online/hybrid course. Successful participants will also be able to teach effectively online through active facilitation and a variety of student engagement techniques and technologies. The campus sessions are typically on Friday, 1 - 2:30 p.m. in room 351 of Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall, formerly Main Building. This is a hybrid course (online course with some classroom instruction). However, you are not required to attend these campus sessions if the previous week's work is completed. Those who do not attend will watch a video of the campus session.

  • Summer 2020: July 6 - August 16, 2020 - Online

Prerequisite: Training in Blackboard Basics (scheduled for 10 a.m. the first Friday of OHCC training).

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) - Online

Facilitated by Mursalata Muhammad & Ian Matthews, the APPQMR workshop will introduce you to the nationally-recognized Quality Matters course-design principles, which you can then apply to your own distance courses. Not only will this workshop provide you with concrete steps for course-design improvement but it will also qualify you to take additional workshops through QM, become a QM course reviewer, and even facilitate future workshops here at GRCC or online. The APPQMR workshop is a two week commitment that will result in an official QM certification, an improved understanding of the current research regarding course design, and, ultimately, happier and more successful students!

  • Summer 2020: Tuesday, July 14 - Monday, July 27

Register through the CTE Reg webpages.

Be sure to check out our department Google Calendar.


Teaching Online: Best Practices For Asynchronous & Synchronous Delivery

In this webinar, we will explore best practices for utilizing lectures, discussions, and group work in the online classroom. For each strategy, we will examine concrete instructional approaches for implementation in either a synchronous or asynchronous online format. Jean Mandernach, Ph.D. will be the presenter. Jean is Executive Director of the Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching at Grand Canyon University. Her research focuses on enhancing student learning in the online classroom through innovative instructional and assessment strategies.

  • Tuesday, July 7 ~ 1-2 p.m. (Eastern)

Link to Recording and Presentation Materials: http://ietrainings.org/fs7as9872a


Examining Asynchronous & Synchronous Strategies For Active & Engaged Learning

  • Tuesday, July 14 ~ 1-2 p.m. (Eastern)

In this webinar, we will explore a decision-making process for selecting synchronous or asynchronous activities as a function of what you want your students to know, value, or do. Utilizing Bloom’s Taxonomy as a foundation, you will evaluate individual learning objectives to align instructional goals with the mode of interaction to create an active, engaged classroom experience. 

Link to Recording and Presentation Materials: http://ietrainings.org/89s02s8a

Blackboard World Conference

The Blackboard World Conference will be offered virtually this year and free. Tune in for two days of live sessions on topics that are top of mind for fall, including new models of teaching & learning, accessibility & inclusivity, student engagement  and the impact of COVID-19 on education.

  • Tuesday, July 21 & Wednesday, July 22

For a list of sessions and registration information visit https://bbworld.com/sessions/?conference=bbworld

Summer Teaching Institute

  • Wednesday, July 29 through Friday, July, 31

Join us for our 14th Annual Summer Teaching Institute! We have a variety of sessions, and you may choose to attend as many or as few as you'd like. We are also offering evening sessions this year as well. 

For the full schedule of sessions: https://www.grcc.edu/centerforteachingexcellence/specialevents/summerteachinginstitute

To register for the Summer Teaching Institute: https://www.grcc.edu/centerforteachingexcellence/facultyprofessionaldevelopmentregistration