National Distance Learning Week

November 4-8, 2019

National Distance Learning Week (NDLW), sponsored by the U.S. Distance Learning Association (USDLA), is a week of webinars and information sessions highlighting best practices within the digital/distance learning community. We invite you to celebrate NDLW with us by participating in the events scheduled below.

National Distance Learning Week Scheduled Events

Monday, November 4th

Kickoff Reception - Blackboard & Bagels
8:00am - 10:00am
OCNR 135

Join us for an informative discussion about key Blackboard features. We will discuss the changes that you have seen recently and talk about when you should expect to see any other changes. In addition, instructional designers will be available for design tips and to answer any questions.

Tuesday, November 5th

Online Test Creation Made Simple with Respondus Campus Wide
This video will debut in the Academic Digital Resource Center (A-DRC) and will feature information on what Respondus Campus Wide is and what it can do for you! Installation instructions will be included in the video.

Wednesday, November 6th

Digital Accessibility Day

Join us for a day of hands-on accessibility workshops! We will cover best practices for remediating your digital content to be accessible for all. All workshops will take place in computer labs across campus. Attendees are encouraged to bring MS Word or PowerPoint documents they wish to remediate. No registration is required for this event, however, seating is limited to the lab's capacity.

Session Title Time Location Capacity
Why Accessibility and UDL Matter 9:00 am – 9:50 am CI 223 30
Addressing Accessibility in Word & PowerPoint 10:00 am – 10:50 am CCH 210 40
Designing Universal Images 11:00 am – 11:50 am OCNR 241 54
Optimizing PDFs to Ensure Accessibility 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm CCH 207 27
The Quest for Accessible Media 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm IH 264 46
Hands-On Exploration Lab (BYOD) 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm CCH 123 22

Thursday, November 7th

Blackboard Training Series Lunch & Learn
Engaging your Students in an Online Environment
Dr. Rinki Suryavanshi & Dr. Michelle Staples
OCNR 135

In this workshop, participants will learn the communication/collaboration tools available within a Blackboard course. Topics include Discussion Forums; Journals and Blogs; Wikis; Groups. Participants will investigate the opportunities and challenges of managing these tools and become better informed on how to choose the right tools for specific instructional purposes.
Register for Lunch & Learn (limited to 35 participants)

How Your Colleagues Promote Academic Integrity with Turnitin
This video will debut in the A-DRC and features Dr. Gerri Maxwell (College of Education and Human Development) & Dr. Isla Schuchs Carr (College of Liberal Arts) discuss how they utilize Turnitin in their courses to promote academic integrity.

Friday, November 8th

Quality Matters APPQMR Workshop
CCH 123
Lunch will be provided

Learn the underlying principles behind the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric, critical elements of the QM quality assurance process, and about drafting helpful recommendations as you apply the Rubric to an actual course.
Register to attend APPQMR workshop (limited to 20 participants)