Register for TOTAL Workshops

February TOTAL Workshops Available

February TOTAL Workshops Available Registration is now open for the Extended Learning Institute’s (ELI) February Topics in Online Teaching and Learning (TOTAL) workshops:

Start Date: February 10

Workshop Title     Length of workshop
Facilitating Discussion Forums     4 weeks
Using Best Practices in Online Teaching     4 weeks
Writing Directions     3 weeks
Captioning Media     2 weeks


The TOTAL professional development workshops are intended for faculty who teach (or want to teach) blended and online courses. Each workshop focuses on a single topic so you can build an individualized professional development plan by selecting only the workshops you need. ELI suggests taking one workshop at a time; all workshops are offered multiple times during the year. See the TOTAL project website for workshop descriptions.

The workshops are facilitated online in Blackboard and involve reading/viewing resource materials, completing application assignments and interacting with colleagues. Each workshop requires about five hours of work each week. Assignments are due weekly (sometimes mid-week) and are graded. If you complete all assignments and achieve an 80 percent or higher average, you receive a Virginia Community College System (VCCS) certificate of completion.

Registration, via NOVA Academy, closes at 12:00 p.m. on the Friday before the workshop start date. To access the workshops, search for “vccs total to see the workshops listed (ignore the “classroom” delivery designation; the workshops are conducted online in Blackboard which NOVA Academy does not recognize). Click on a workshop title to see the sections. and then click on a section to enroll or manage your enrollment. See HR’s professional development page on the NOVA website for NOVA Academy login directions and a user guide.

For questions, contact Bob Loser at

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