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The Digital Program

All sessions are now available on demand.

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Visual design for online learning basics

Torria Davis, Instructional Designer, California Baptist University

Learners comprehend and design courses in a variety of ways—and when you’re teaching online, it’s more important than ever to create engaging content. Torria literally wrote the book on online course design and in this special, 20 minute session she shares how to understand, identify, and plan for visual course design. You’ll walk away with actionable ideas to put into place today. 

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Transparency & Integrity of Online Testing with Examity

Carly Papenberg, Senior Associate Director of Instructional Design, Temple University

When seeking the right balance of a student-centered approach to online academic testing and the highest integrity proctoring technology offering, Fox School of Business’ Carly Papenberg explains how the Examity solution has proven to deliver a robust online proctoring platform that combines flexibility, convenience, ease of use, simple integration, combined with the highest level of of quality customer service. This session is followed by a Q&A with Examity’s CEO and CTO.

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Rocket session: great teaching in a world of connected students

Multiple presenters

Love a TED talk? Who doesn’t! We took that format and supercharged it. Introducing rocket sessions: 7-minute sessions that pack a punch. Not sure what to expect? You won’t be disappointed in these seven rocket sessions. Topics include:

  • Engaging your students via text message
  • Integrating video into your courses
  • Social presence in online learning

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Superheros collaborate! Teaching virtual teamwork

Graceful Beam Georgia Northwestern Technical College

A once-feared online capstone class has been transformed into an epic adventure for students at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Buckle up for an exciting ride with Graceful Beam as she highlights how they used online collaboration tools to revamp a course that was once dreaded by all, and is now a student favorite.

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A week-long faculty institute drives big results

Michelle Dames Austin Community College

Austin Community College developed a week-long faculty institute centered around instructional design. The program mirrored the focus of the Blackboard Exemplary Course Rubric’s four key elements: course design, interaction & collaboration, assessment, and learner support. Tune in as Michelle Dames outlines the design of the institute, shares resources, lessons learned, and results of a self-efficacy survey.

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The top 10 things you didn’t know you could do in Blackboard Learn

Tammy Jolley Blackboard

Your job is to deliver great teaching for your students. Our job is to make sure that you have access to the best tools for your classroom. In this session (included by popular demand) Tammy uses her 19 years of experience in education to highlight the most exciting capabilities of Blackboard Learn, our flagship LMS, that you can start using today.

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Building (attr)active courses: a session on instructional design

Tim Boon University of Leuven

Engaging students in online courses can be quite challenging. Good-looking and well-structured courses help students stay motivated. By embedding web 2.0 tools (Google Drive, Prezi, Padlet, …) and using just a tiny bit of coding you can make your Blackboard courses stunning and a lot more interactive. Tim Boon will show you how.

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Featured speaker: making sense of the new world of digital credentialing

Carla Casilli Badging + Credentials Expert

More than five years have passed since the inception of the open badges experiment, and in that time the concept of digital badges has moved steadily into the general consciousness. Part technology and part conceptual approach, the digitization of representations of learning now includes wide-ranging considerations such as competency-based education and e-portfolios, as well as PD. This presentation explores the evolving dimensions of this work.

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A response to the challenge of digital accessibility

Harriette Spiegel University of Tennesse, Martin

What does it mean to create “accessible course documents”? At colleges and universities, we’re all seeing a strong emphasis on ADA compliance, which has taken on new meaning as online courses and digital content become the norm. In this session, accessibility expert Harriette Spiegel walks through the step-by-step protocol for creating accessible content and discusses recent trends in accessibility.

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