Summer 2020 Training

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The Office of Online Learning is happy to announce the Summer 2020 training schedule. To accommodate the time availability and learning method preferences of faculty, the Summer 2020 trainings will be delivered both asynchronously and synchronously. For questions, please email us at

Asynchronous Sessions
Synchronous Sessions
Individual Assistance

Asynchronous Sessions


Reimagine your class in an online format:

  • Overview of Blackboard Learn 9 and Template
  • Course Materials
    • Introductions
    • Guidelines and Expectations
    • Course Information (time on course, flexibility, due dates, etc.)

Creating your online lectures using best practices:

  • Weekly materials folders
    • Videos
    • Links
    • Documents
    • Discussions
    • Journals, Blogs, and Wikis
    • Groups
    • Embedding external resources (e.g., Flipgrid)

Assessments using best practices:

  • Assignments
  • Tests and Quizzes

Grade Center:

  • How to set up grade center


Synchronous Sessions


Throughout the summer the Office of Online Learning will offer two types of synchronous sessions: open Q&A sessions and best practices synchronous sessions. The open Q&A sessions will offer faculty who have watched the asynchronous sessions to join the Office of Online Learning team to ask any questions they have about how to set up their course. The Synchronous Training for Online Teaching with Best Practices sessions will be live, interactive versions of the asynchronous sessions. They will occur over 3 half days (9 am - 12 pm). We strongly encourage you to sign up for the week that you can attend all three sessions. Signup is required for any sessions. Please click on the appropriate dates in the table below to be taken to the signup sheet for that day.


Open Sessions

Open Sessions

Synchronous Training for Online Teaching with Best Practices

June 12 (1 pm - 2 pm)

July 10 (1 pm - 2 pm)

June 8, 10, 12 (9 am - 12 pm)

June 19 (1 pm - 2 pm)

July 17 (1 pm - 2 pm)

June 15, 17, 19 (9 am - 12 pm)

June 26 (1 pm - 2 pm)

July 24 (1 pm - 2 pm)

June 22, 24, 26 (9 am - 12 pm)

July 3 (1 pm - 2 pm)

July 31 (1 pm - 2 pm)

July 20, 22, 24 (9am - 12 pm)


Individual Assistance


The Office of Online Learning Associate Faculty Fellows are available throughout the summer for individual assistance. Please click on the name of the Faculty Fellow in your school to contact them by email.

  • College of Education - Dr. Greg McVerry, Curriculum and Learning
  • School of Business - Dr. Alison Wall, Management/IB
  • College of Health and Human Services - Dr. Kyle O'Brien, Social Work
  • College of Arts and Sciences - Dr. Candy Hwang, Biology
  • College of Arts and Sciences - Walter Stutzman, Music
  • Library - Rebecca Hedreen, Sciences and Distance Education Librarian

The Office of Online Learning staff can also be contacted individually for support: