Time to Register for July’s TOTAL Workshops

Time to Register for July’s TOTAL WorkshopsNOVA’s Extended Learning Institute announces its schedule of Topics in Online Teaching and Learning (TOTAL) workshops for the semester:

Start Date: July 7
Establishing Social Presence
3 weeks

Facilitating Discussion Forums
3 weeks

VCCS Blackboard Basics
3 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. It is suggested that you take 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 resource materials, completing application assignments and interacting with colleagues. Each workshop requires about five hours of work per week. Assignments are due weekly (sometimes mid-weekly) 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 for the July 7 workshops opens Monday, June 16 and closes at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, July 3. Register via NOVA Academy. 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. 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 Coordinator of Instructional Design and Development Joan Osborne at josborne@nvcc.edu.

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