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Drop-in help is available for faculty interested in using Panopto media server and streaming service with Blackboard. 

  • Monday, August 23, 2021 2 - 3 p.m. - virtual (email
  • Friday, August 27, 2021 10 - 11 a.m.  - virtual (email
  • Friday, September 3, 2021 10 - 11 a.m. - In-person (DLIT Offices in 373 RJF)

Blackboard Basics (HyFlex)

Blackboard Basics is an overview of using Blackboard in teaching, learning, and classroom community building. This course is designed to get you on-board with Blackboard by covering topics that are commonly used by faculty at GRCC. Blackboard Basics is a prerequisite to enrolling in the Online / Hybrid Certification Course (OHCC).

  • Thursday, September 30, 2021 3 - 4:30 PM - HyFlex

This session will be offered in a HyFlex format (both in-person and virtual) for your convenience. Enroll through the Online Center via the CTE Faculty Professional Development webpages.

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 virtual 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.

  • Fall 2021: October 4 - November 14 - Online
  • Winter 2022: January 1 - February 11 - Online
  • Summer 2022: May 9 - June 19 - Online

Prerequisite: Training in Blackboard Basics (scheduled for 10 a.m. the Friday prior to 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!

  • Fall 2021: TBD

Archived Events

Faculty Panel Discussion: Virtual Online Teaching

Please join us for a Faculty Panel Discussion on Virtual Online Teaching Friday, October 2nd at 12:30 PM. Megan Lockard will facilitate the discussion with veteran online instructors teaching in the Virtual Classroom this fall. Panelists will share with and engage participants in a discussion on the challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned with synchronous online teaching & learning.

Panelists include Rachel Lutwick-Deaner - English, Deb Vilmont - Education, and Samantha Wolfe - Psychology.

  • Friday, October 2, 2020 at 12:30 PM

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.

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.

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. 

Full schedule of sessions.