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Aggies Teach: Recommended Workshops for Online and Hybrid Teaching 

Instructional Technology Training and Development (ITTD) and the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) are combining our expertise and efforts to offer a series of sessions focusing on 7 essential topics to help make your online or hybrid (flipped or blended) teaching experience successful. The workshops will provide valuable information and best practices for preparing courses and instructing students remotely.  

We recommend completing sessions in each topic, leading to at least 19 hours of training. Each workshop is about 1.5 - 2 hours in length and offers opportunities for engaged and active learning among faculty. The sessions will also offer opportunities for practical applications of the concepts to help with course development in Blackboard. Visit to register. 

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Topics and Recommended Sessions  


Session Options 

Total Hours 

Goals and Alignment (Choose 2) 

4 hours 


Setting Learning Goals and Objectives for Online Settings 



Aligning Online Teaching Activities to Course Outcomes 


Student Engagement: Techniques & Tools Online (Choose 1 or More) 

2 hours 


Creating Engaged and Effective Discussions Online 



Active and Engaging Lectures



Creating Community in Online Settings (1 hour)


Blackboard Resources (Choose 1 or more) 

2 hours 


Introduction to Blackboard


Overview of Blackboard Resources and Tools

Lectures (Choose 1 or more)  

1.5 hours 


Creating Lectures and Hosting Meetings using Collaborate Ultra 



Creating Lectures using MyMediasite 



Creating Lectures and Hosting Meetings with Zoom 



Creating Lectures with SoftChalk Cloud



1.5 hours 


Blackboard Assignment and Plagiarism Tools 


Assessments (Choose 3 or more)  

6 hours 


Managing and Creating Exams using Respondus 



Reduce Cheating During Online Exams (Respondus LDB and Monitor) 



Creating Online Rubrics for Course Assessment  



Blackboard Grade Center 



Academic Integrity and Alternative Assessments 


Managing Campus Courses (Choose 1 or more) 

2 hours 


Active Teaching in Compressed Classes 


For more information, contact:
Dr. Tracie Lewis, Director, Instructional Technology Training and Development (ITTD) or 336-285-4491 

Dr. Audrey Dentith, Director, Center for Teaching and Excellence (CTE) or 336-285-3043