Magna Commons

Magna Commons provides free, unlimited campus-wide access to more than 100 professional development seminars, with monthly updates and additions.


New Seminars for September


The Flipped Approach to Online Teaching and Learning
Flipped classrooms look different in blended and online learning environments, particularly those that are asynchronous. Learn how to flip your online courses by analyzing models for the flipped class and exploring how to expand and adapt these definitions to include online learning environments.
Presented by: Barbi Honeycutt, Ph.D., director of Graduate Professional Development and Teaching Programs at North Carolina State University and the founder of Flip It Consulting.


Social Media in Higher Education: Legal Considerations
This seminar covers the basics so that you know what legal issues your social media practices could raise. Learn how to craft sound strategies that allow you to use social media with neither constant oversight nor unnecessary legal exposure.
Presented by: Jacob H. Rooksby, J.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of law at Duquesne University School of Law.

Ten Critical Steps in Choosing a Learning Management System
Choose an LMS that advances your institution's learning goals and adequately supports your instructors and students. You will learn how to evaluate your current technological needs, how to develop an LMS selection process, and how to implement that process successfully.
Presented by: Thomas B. Cavanagh, Ph.D., associate vice president of Distributed Learning, University of Central Florida.


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