Professional Development

Professional Development

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SCC hosts a number of opportunities for employees (both faculty and staff) to develop their skills in new and different approaches to teaching, the application of technology, and the intricacies of supporting community college learners. Below is a list of our current offerings.  In addition, you can click Past Events in the left menu to see recordings of prior sessions, or click Request Session to be added to the wait list for an upcoming session, or request a customized session for your area.
You can add the following events to your calendar by going here and clicking on the   button located in the lower right hand corner of the page.

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September 30, 2020, 9:00 am - September 30, 2020, 10:00 am
Presenter: E-Learning Team
Location: Online - Collaborate

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to many of the common tasks that instructors will use to support their classes. This course will also introduce you to many of the activities in Moodle that are helpful in engaging students. These activities include discussion forums, assignments, and the other tools.
Learning Objectives:
  • Perform basic navigation functions in Moodle
  • Add content (like your syllabus or other Web Links)
  • Setup a Simple Grade Center (that will communicate with other software on campus)
  • Add an Announcement or Discussion Board to communicate with your students
  • Identify uses for the discussion forum and assignment activities
  • Add an activity to a Moodle course
  • Assign appropriate settings to support learner needs
October 1, 2020, 1:00 pm - October 1, 2020, 2:00 pm
Presenter: E-Learning Team
Location: Online - Collaborate

Welcome to Moodle! This course will introduce you to Moodle quiz tool, helpful in assessing students. In the first half of the class you will learn how the tool functions, then in the second half of the class we will practice.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify common uses for Moodle quizzes
  • Create a question category and add various question types
  • Create a Quiz that includes appropriate directions, settings and questions
October 1, 2020, 2:00 pm - October 1, 2020, 2:45 pm
Presenter: TechSmith
Location: Online

You've been making videos and sharing with Knowmia (formerly Relay), and now you want to know how to do more. Join this session to learn more about the following features:
  • Video Editing
  • Adding/Editing Captions
  • Quizzing
  • Conversations
  • Connecting Your Mobile Device
  • Managing and sharing media inside your LMS
October 5, 2020, 1:00 pm - October 5, 2020, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Erin McCully, E-Learning Specialist
Location: Online - Collaborate

Are you curious about how to make your course materials accessible to a wider audience? Heard about the tools like Ally and want to know more? Join us for this interactive session as we work through your documents, images, and other materials to make them more accessible and discuss how to create more accessible materials from the start.
Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the value of accessible materials
  • Identify common elements that make materials less accessible
  • Interpret the Ally accessibility indicator in Moodle
  • Access suggestions to improve accessibility in your materials using Ally
  • Identify other tools that can assist in creating accessible materials
October 7, 2020, 9:00 am - October 7, 2020, 10:00 am
Presenter: Erin McCully, E-Learning Specialist
Location: Online - Collaborate

Are you curious about how to make your course materials accessible to a wider audience? Heard about the tools like Ally and want to know more? Join us for this interactive session as we work through your documents, images, and other materials to make them more accessible and discuss how to create more accessible materials from the start.
Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the value of accessible materials
  • Identify common elements that make materials less accessible
  • Interpret the Ally accessibility indicator in Moodle
  • Access suggestions to improve accessibility in your materials using Ally
  • Identify other tools that can assist in creating accessible materials
October 8, 2020, 2:00 pm - October 8, 2020, 2:30 pm
Presenter: TechSmith
Location: Online

Did you know your students have access to the same Knowmia site and features that you do? Perhaps you have certain assignments that would be much better as a video submission. Students can easily record, store, and share videos for their classes using Knowmia.

During this session, we’ll walk you through the basics of how your students can use Knowmia to enhance their coursework and turn in assignments that wouldn’t be possible in a written format. We’ll be covering the following topics:
  • Introducing your students to Knowmia
  • How students can utilize Knowmia for coursework
  • Driving student interaction and engagement with our built-in Conversations tool
  • Mobile Capture
October 9, 2020, 8:00 am - November 13, 2020, 5:00 pm
Presenter: NC-Net
Location: Online: NC-Net

Adjunct and new instructors are encouraged to enroll in this course that challenges participants to investigate complex issues: How well does your teaching style mesh with your college’s mission? What’s different about adult learners? How do we reach them online and in person—and how do we know that we did? Designed for participants with minimal background in education theory and application, this course will enhance new and adjunct instructors’ understanding of community college students and the factors critical to their academic success. Note: Due to the nature of the course, participants are required to be actively teaching at least one course section. Participants will need teacher/student interaction to complete the activities for this Academy course.

Full-time and part-time faculty from all of the community colleges in North Carolina may apply. Participants should plan to spend 5-7 hours per week on course assignments. Course completers receive a certificate identifying number of contact hours attained and a $100 stipend.
October 13, 2020, 1:00 pm - October 13, 2020, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Bethany Emory - Dean of Teaching and Learning Support
Location: Online - Collaborate


Using videos in your online or hybrid courses can help engage your students and promote your learning objectives. In this session, we will discuss why you should consider using video in your courses and explore some tools and strategies for creating and deploying videos that will engage your students.
Learning Objectives:
  • Create simple videos using Techsmith Relay / Knowmia
  • Supplement videos with interactive discussion
  • Supplement video with questioning techniques
October 14, 2020, 10:00 am - October 14, 2020, 11:00 am
Presenter: Chris Akers - Instructional Development Specialist
Location: Online - Collaborate

Research indicates that communication in online classes is key for student retention and success. In this session, we will explore strategies for communicating with students using tools in Moodle as well as other communication tools.
Learning Objectives:
  • Explain the benefits of effective communication in online courses
  • Develop a plan for communication in your courses
  • Configure and use the tools needed for your communication strategy
October 20, 2020, 10:00 am - October 20, 2020, 11:00 am
Presenter: E-Learning Team
Location: Online - Collaborate

Join us for a discussion of best practices in grading as efficiently, effectively and quickly as possible. We will start with a short presentation, then customize the remainder of the training to troubleshooting specific scenarios from the group. 
Learning Objectives:
  • Evaluate Moodle Grading Options
October 21, 2020, 1:00 pm - October 21, 2020, 2:00 pm
Presenter: E-Learning Team
Location: Online - Collaborate

Join us for a discussion of best practices in grading as efficiently, effectively and quickly as possible. We will start with a short presentation, then customize the remainder of the training to troubleshooting specific scenarios from the group.
Learning Objectives:
  • Evaluate Moodle Grading Options
October 30, 2020, 8:00 am - December 4, 2020, 5:00 pm
Presenter: NC-Net
Location: Online: NC-Net

Educational videos effectively convey much more information to a more diverse audience of learners than a printed handout, but require planning, execution, polish, and posting to a reliable platform—far more than selfies posted to social media. In this second bootcamp addressing video, teachers will create and polish video using sophisticated software that will teach and assess in their subject area. Working in a supportive group atmosphere, participants will practice the techniques of planning, producing, and sharing video that can communicate and evaluate in a way that static text and images cannot. Note: Video production is time-consuming and computer intensive. Participants will need a 64-bit multimedia computer to support the video editing software (on Windows 7 or MacOS10 or newer).

Full-time and part-time faculty from all of the community colleges in North Carolina may apply. Participants should plan to spend 5-7 hours per week on course assignments. Course completers receive a certificate identifying number of contact hours attained and a $100 stipend.
November 3, 2020, 8:00 am - November 17, 2020, 5:00 pm
Presenter: Danell Moses - Dean of Career Technologies and Bethany Emory - Dean of Teaching and Learning Support
Location: Online - Moodle

Join us in this hybrid exploration of technology use. The session will begin with an online review of common tools and resources. After identifying your comfort zones, you will have the ability to request one on one support for areas you may wish to develop further. The online session is asynchronous, complete it at times that are most appropriate for you.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify methods for infusing technology into your instruction
  • Identify useful tools helpful in ensuring students have support necessary for the tools you choose
November 10, 2020, 10:00 am - November 10, 2020, 11:00 am
Presenter: E-Learning Team
Location: Online - Collaborate

Join us for a discussion of best practices in grading as efficiently, effectively and quickly as possible. We will start with a short presentation, then customize the remainder of the training to troubleshooting specific scenarios from the group.
Learning Objectives:
  • Evaluate Moodle Grading Options