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.
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August 17, 2018, 9:00 am - August 17, 2018, 10:00 am
Presenter: Erin McCully
Location: Bradford 306: The Center for Teaching Excellence

Whether you are brand new to Blackboard or just need a quick refresher, this course and will introduce to you to many of the common tasks that face to face instructors will use to support their classes. If you are a Hybrid or Online / Web-Centered instructor, fear not. This course will provide the basics to get you started (and we will connect you with further training once you have mastered the basics).
Learning Objectives:
  • Creating content (like your syllabus or other Web Links)
  • Creating a Simple Grade Center (that will communicate with other software on campus)
  • Creating Announcements or Discussion Boards to communicate with your students
August 22, 2018 (All day) - September 5, 2018 (All day)
Presenter: Chris Akers
Location: Online

In this course, you will learn how to create and deploy discussions using the discussion board tool in Blackboard. Additionally, we will discuss the rationale for using discussion boards and some best practices for implementing and using them in your classes. We'll explore some questions such as: What is a discussion board? Why should I use discussion boards? What sorts of prompts make for the best discussions? What are some practical ways that I can use discussion boards effectively to increase student engagement and learning? How are my colleagues at SCC using discussion boards in their classes?
Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the main components of the Blackboard discussion board tool.
  • Identify reasons to use the discussion board tool.
  • Articulate ways the discussion board can help you meet your course objectives.
  • Identify best practices for online discussions.
  • Create effective and engaging discussion board prompts.
  • Create a grading rubric for online discussions.