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Online Instructor Training

For about 20 years now, HVCC has had a Quality Assurance protocol that requires online faculty to be trained in best practices. Additionally, the faculty contract requires it. And SUNY research has documented that it takes about 150 hours to build a course. Because HVCC is committed to Faculty academic freedom, we train faculty using a minimalist template and spread the training out over a full semester to allow faculty to experiment, build multimedia, and otherwise design a robust course with the help of instructional designers. This is called the PEOCDD or Pedagogy of Effective Course Design and Delivery.

The PEOCDD course features ADA compliance policies and protocols, Universal Design, general accessibility training, and online Best Practices from SUNY and international research. We included all of these in our workshop because of increased legal activity in educational technology and student access to higher education environments. Our training also includes materials that reflect recent national and statewide initiatives in Universal Design.

Fall 2021: Pedagogy of Online Course Development and Delivery (PEOCDD)

The online instructor training workshop is for faculty who will teach either fully online asynchronous courses (no set meeting time) or hybrid classes (limited real-time meetings online or in-person) in Fall 2021.

Faculty meet remotely for two hours each week for 7-weeks to learn tools and strategies, and in between class sessions, they build out their courses. The course build is complete at the end of the workshop, and an OSCQR rubric is done to ensure best practices. The course is then sent to DC for review and approval.

Training Dates: 7 weeks

Week 1: Week of Sept 27th
Week 2: Week of Oct 4th
Week 3: Week of Oct 11th
Week 4: Week of Oct 18th
Week 5: Week of Oct 25th
Week 6: Week of Nov 1st
Week 7: Week of Nov 8th

Training Location: Remotely via Zoom

Registration Deadline: September 23rd by 5:00 p.m.

Additional Details:

  • Customized fast-track training is available for faculty with advanced technology skills, heavily web-enhanced experience with Blackboard, or other advanced knowledge. Additionally, anyone who is scheduled to teach late start Spring 2021 courses.
  • Because we only meet for 2 hours each week, trainees will design and build their course on their own time between meetings. (SUNY research has determined that it takes, on average, about 150 hours to develop an online course.)
  • Instructional content for developing an online course is available in the Pedagogy of Effective Online Course Design and Delivery training course on Blackboard. All trainees will be enrolled, enabling 24/7 access to instructional materials needed.
  • Training is complete when:
    • the instructor has fully completed a course build, with all structures in place and most or all of the content (changes and revisions are often made after training)
    • the OSCQR Rubric is completed
    • the DC has been notified that training is complete, and the DC course approval form is requested

Remote and In-Person Instruction Training

Fall 2021: Blackboard Basics

The Blackboard Basics workshop prepares faculty to use Blackboard in their face-to-face (F2F) or remote online synchronous (set meeting time) courses. Using Blackboard with your courses can range from providing students with easy access to course documents, grade books or integrating new approaches to teaching and learning by using online tests, online assignment submissions, or online discussions. Faculty meet remotely for one hour each week for 7-weeks to learn tools and strategies, and in between class sessions, they build out their courses.

The Blackboard Basics course features ADA compliance policies and protocols, Universal Design, general accessibility training, and online Best Practices from SUNY and international research. We included all of these in our workshop because of increased legal activity in educational technology and student access to higher education environments. Our training also includes materials that reflect recent national and statewide initiatives in Universal Design.

Training Dates: 7 weeks

Week 1: Week of June 21st
Week 2: Week of June 28th
Week 3: Week of July 5th
Week 4: Week of July 12th
Week 5: Week of July 19th
Week 6: Week of July 26th
Week 7: Week of August 2nd

Training Location: Remotely via Zoom

Registration Deadline: September 23rd by 5:00 p.m.

Grade Center Training

The Grade Center workshop prepares faculty to use the Blackboard Grade Center for grade record keeping required by the Registrar’s office. Faculty can request to be enrolled in the “Using the Blackboard Grade Center,” where training videos, training session recordings, and tutorials are available. Registration information on workshops is sent via email from the Center for Professional Excellence (CPE).

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 April 30, 2020  Posted by at 1:43 pm Bb News, Bb News - Faculty, BBLMS, Training