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OER Degree Initiative Webinar | March 10 @ 3pm

Happy Open Education Week! There’s a lot happening this week in the world of open education and open educational resources, and it’s happening all over the world, from institutions across North America as well as Europe, Asia, and the global south. You can check out all of the exciting events scheduled for Open Education week on the website: http://www.openeducationweek.org/. I do want […]

Respondus Training

During the month of February, Respondus®, maker of the VCCS-licensed products Respondus Lockdown Browser (LDB), Respondus 4.0, and StudyMate, is offering a series of webinar trainings to help instructors effectively use Respondus applications with online tests. The webinar sessions are each 45-minutes long and focus on creating online assessments and deterring cheating during online exams. The schedule is below. Instructor Training for LockDown […]

UPDATE with link: Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) Informational Webinar

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The Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) is a competitive fund open to faculty and staff of VCCS colleges to fund innovative, targeted projects that closely align with the new VCCS Strategic Plan, Complete 2021, and other system priorities. All CIF projects are developed, piloted, and assessed by the end of each fiscal year. Both credit and non-credit projects are welcome.

Past CIF recipients have used the funds to contribute such valuable, lasting projects as PluggedIn VA, the courses in the Teaching Online Program (TOP, IDOL, LOGO, TOTAL), Northern Virginia’s Digital Open OER-Based General Education Project, and a number of crucial workforce certifications and academic programs. All faculty and staff with innovative ideas are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity as we all work towards a common goal: a successful community college experience for all of our students.

If you have a potential project in mind and are wondering if it is the right fit for the CIF program, or simply want to find out more, please visit the CIF site and register for the webinar at the bottom of the Overview tab. You will receive the webinar link once your register.


The link to the CIF Informational Webinar recording is below:

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Zx23 Webinar Central

Did you miss the recent Zx23 session in your specific discipline? Looking for a catalog of Zx23 webinar recordings? You will find all of the webinar session recordings in a single place: on the Zx23 Webinar Central Recording Archive page. You can find it at http://bit.ly/zx23_archive.

Sessions are organized by date and labeled with the specific webinar topic. Just click on the purple Collaborate icon, enter your name and email address, and the recordings should launch. Continue to monitor the Zx23 events page for upcoming webinars.

Zx23 Webinar archive

Bb Collaborate Ultra Webinar Recordings

 If you missed the recent webinars on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra,  you can view any of the session recordings below to see what you missed. Click a date below to launch and view the recording.

 
 

​VCCS Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Webinar Recordings

See this post to register for future sessions.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra: New sessions added

Bb_Collaborate_ultra_laptopSince our series of Collaborate Ultra webinars are so popular, we’ve added four new sessions in September.  If you missed out on the last round of trainings, don’t sweat it: you get another chance.

Space is still limited to 50 participants and the sessions fill up fast, so don’t dawdle, lollygag, or tarry. And as a courtesy to your colleagues, please register for one session only to allow for maximum participation.

The updated webinar schedule is:

  1. Friday, Aug. 21: 11am-12pm
  2. Friday, Aug. 21: 12-1pm
  3. Tuesday, Sept. 8: 11am-12pm New!
  4. Tuesday, Sept. 8: 11am-12pm New!
  5. Tuesday, Sept. 22: 11am-12pm New!
  6. Tuesday, Sept. 22: 11am-12pm New!

Please register using the form at the bottom of this post.


Session description

Do you currently use Blackboard Collaborate in your courses, as a virtual office, or for online meetings? If you do, then you will definitely want to learn about the new Collaborate with Ultra Experience by registering for one of the upcoming webinar sessions below. The webinar will introduce you to the new sleeker interface within Collaborate and demonstrate how you can take advantage of the improved functionality. If you don’t currently use Collaborate but are interested in finding out how you can connect and engage with your students and colleagues with this powerful videoconferencing platform, consider registering for a session to learn more. Your students will love using the new browser-based Collaborate platform to connect with you and their fellow students.

Webinar Agenda

Each session will provide you with an overview of the features and functionality of the new Collaborate with Ultra Experience. Specifically, the session will cover:

  • What is the Ultra Experience?
  • Advantages to Collaborate with Ultra Experience
  • Use Cases for Collaborate Ultra
  • Feature overview
  • Technical considerations
  • What’s next?

NOTE: Blackboard Collaborate is compatible with all browsers, but for the best experience use Google Chrome. Contact your college help desk staff to see if they will download Chrome to your computer.

Register

Each session is limited to 50 participants. If the session you want does not appear below, that means it is currently full. Additional sessions will be scheduled in the future. After you register, you will receive a link to your webinar session.














    If a session does not appear, that means it is full.


New training series! Atomic Learning

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Did you know that 19 VCCS colleges* and the System Office subscribe to Atomic Learning and have access to online training on over 250 applications, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, Google Apps, and Blackboard Learn, as well as a series of student-focused workshops on the effective use of technology? Atomic Learning also offers training on assistive technology and 508 compliance to help colleges create a barrier-free campus; skill assessments to help gauge the knowledge and skills of both instructors and students; career skills modules that provide the soft skills training needed for academic and career growth, and much much more.

To learn more about how you can put Atomic Learning to work for you, please register for a series of valuable training sessions, hosted by Atomic Learning and the VCCS. These sessions will explore Atomic Learning’s vast library of online learning resources and address how these resources can meet the specific needs of VCCS faculty and staff in particular campus roles: faculty, of course, as well as instructional designers, instructional technologists, help desk and student services staff, human resources staff, and college train-the-trainers. During these sessions, you will not only learn more about the rich catalog of online learning resources available to you, but also hear  about success stories, learn best practices, and have the opportunity to ask questions.

Each hourlong session will begin at 11:00 a.m on Friday and tailored for a specific audience (see the list below).  However, all VCCS faculty and staff* are welcome to join any or all of the sessions they want.

Sessions

  • September 4:  Instructional Designers/Technologists
  • September 18: Help Desk
  • October 2: Faculty
  • October 16: Human Resources
  • November 20: Train-the-trainers
  • December 18: Student Services

* currently, CVCC, DCC, LFCC, and NRCC do not participate in the VCCS’s Atomic Learning subscription. While faculty and staff from these colleges will not be able to access the Atomic Learning resources in Blackboard Learn, they are still welcome to participate in any of the above webinar sessions.


Register for Atomic Learning Training


Today’s Events

Upcoming webinar: Introduction to the New Collaborate

Bb_Collaborate_ultra_laptopDo you currently use Blackboard Collaborate in your courses, as a virtual office, or for online meetings? If you do, then you will definitely want to learn about the new Collaborate with Ultra Experience by registering for one of the upcoming webinar sessions below. The webinar will introduce you to the new sleeker interface within Collaborate and demonstrate how you can take advantage of the improved functionality. If you don’t currently use Collaborate but are interested in finding out how you can connect and engage with your students and colleagues with this powerful videoconferencing platform, consider registering for a session to learn more. Your students will love using the new browser-based Collaborate platform to connect with you and their fellow students.

For your convenience, the VCCS will offer two, hour-long sessions on the next three Fridays in August to VCCS faculty and staff.  Space is limited, so please register for only one session to allow for maximum participation . The webinar schedule is:

  1. Aug. 7: 11am-12pm
  2. Aug. 7: 12-1pm
  3. Aug. 14: 11am-12pm
  4. Aug. 14: 12-1pm
  5. Aug. 21: 11am-12pm
  6. Aug. 21: 12-1pm

Webinar Agenda

Each session will provide you with an overview of the features and functionality of the new Collaborate with Ultra Experience. Specifically, the session will cover:

  • What is the Ultra Experience?
  • Advantages to Collaborate with Ultra Experience
  • Use Cases for Collaborate Ultra
  • Feature overview
  • Technical considerations
  • What’s next?

Please register for a session below.

NOTE: Blackboard Collaborate is compatible with all browsers, but for the best experience use Google Chrome. Contact your college help desk staff to see if they will download Chrome to your computer.


Register

Each session is limited to 50 participants. If the session you want does not appear below, that means it is currently full. Additional sessions will be scheduled in the future. After you register, you will receive a link to your webinar session.














    If a session does not appear, that means it is full.


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