Dallas Training Events
All Dallas faculty, adjuncts, staff and GAs are invited to attend the following training events. These trainings are offered jointly by the Office of Technology and the Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology.
Registration is not required. All trainings will be in IHSD Room 6700 unless otherwise noted.
April – Wise Words
- Recording Lectures | April 13 | 2 – 3 p.m.
- Bb Collaborate & IM Office Hours | April 27 | 2 – 3 p.m.
May – Managing and Preparing for Student Success
- Tracking Student Performance | May 4 | 12 – 1 p.m.
- Getting Ready for the Summer Semester | May 18 | 12 – 1 p.m.
All Houston Faculty, adjuncts, staff and GAs are invited to attend the following training events. These trainings are offered jointly by the Office of Technology and the Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology.
Registration is not required. All trainings will be conducted online through Blackboard Collaborate unless otherwise noted.
- Blackboard: The Grade Center and Course Reports | March 31 | 1 – 2 p.m.
- Respondus LockDown Browser | April 8 | 1 – 2 p.m.
- Tips for Success in the Online Environment | April 22 | 12 – 1 p.m.
- Blackboard: Getting Ready for Next Semester | April 28 | 12 – 1 p.m.
Judi Moreillon, Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Studies
Wednesday, April 1 | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. | SH 202A
Come to this session to learn about Judi Moreillon’s use of ApprenNet to enhance the peer review process in her courses. ApprenNet is a web-based tool that provides instructors tools to create video-based exercises that mimic key components of successful live classrooms: practice or role play, peer review, and mentoring, thereby enhancing learner competencies and confidence. Dr. Moreillon, who will be joined by ApprenNet co-founder, Emily Foote Williams, will share how ApprenNet can enhance teaching and learning in all university classrooms–face to face, hybrid, or 100 percent online. Dr. Moreillon has used this tool in three different courses over three semesters; she will share her students' experiences and her own assessment of the tool. ApprenNet was purchased through an Innovation Grant awarded by the Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology.
These Live to the Desktop presentations will be conducted online in Blackboard Collaborate. Registration is not required.
Enhancing Your Courses with Google’s Gadgets
April 9 | 10 – 11 a.m.
April 15 | 2 – 3 p.m.
Web-based word processing, group note-taking, surveys and data collection, portfolio building, file sharing, peer-reviews, social networking, instant messaging, and video calls. TWU students have access to Google Apps that allow them to do all these things and more. This presentation will explore a few of the ways that Google Apps might be used for both face-to-face and distance courses. Presenters will also provide a tour of resources devoted to using Google apps for teaching and learning.
To schedule a workshop for your department or program, contact the TLT group at 940.898.3409. The TLT group also sends information on all TLT events via email.
The TLT group also sponsors several special events for the TWU community. Each fall, the Online Educator Symposium brings together faculty and others to discuss teaching in the online environment. During the spring semester, TLT sponsors the Academic Success Series (a lecture and/or workshop session followed by two online sessions on related topics). During the summer, several TLT sponsored events take place. In June, invited Teaching Assistants can participate in the PILOT program. This four-week course covers basic concepts for teaching online and F2F for Teaching Assistants. The Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy also convenes in June. A select group of faculty members and mentors attend a three day institute on teaching and learning and work through the year to explore some aspect of teaching. In July, the Online Faculty Development Program is offered for new TWU faculty members. This program covers course development and pedagogical concepts for teaching online.
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