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Online Instructor Webinar Series
In addition to formal training session, eLearning Training and Instructional Design staff conduct online webinar workshops focusing on instruction, technology and tools within Blackboard Learn.  In each of these sessions, your facilitator will provide an overview of the topic, best practices and tools available to create or facilitate. Interested individuals can register for the workshop via the weblinks provided.

WORKSHOPS FOR SPRING 2017


Universal Design


Universal Design: Overview

Legislation and recent lawsuits have made colleges and universities increasingly concerned with accessibility issues. Continuing education programs strive to serve all learners, including those who may require special accommodations to achieve their learning objectives. Universal design principles help build courses that maximize learning by all students. In this presentation we will provide an overview of what universal design is and discuss the rationale for and practical application of universal design to web-enhanced and online courses. We will present strategies for developing accessible documents, presentations and course content. For more information about Universal Design, visit the universal design resources page. 

Monday, March 13th, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
To Register for this webinar:
https://elearningwebinar-03132017-200p.eventbrite.com


Presenter(s):
Marisha Marks, Instructional Designer









Welcome to Echo 360 PCAP - Lecture Capture for Online Instructors

You’ve requested to use Echo 360 Personal Lecture Capture in your online course, now what? In this webinar, the facilitator will walk you through the basic steps from recording your presentation or lecture to uploading and viewing videos in your Blackboard course. Along the way, you’ll learn some tips and advice on using Echo, as well best practices for recording course multimedia. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/UMass_Echo 

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
To Register for this webinar: 
https://elearningwebinar-032117-200pm.eventbrite.com


Presenter(s):
Marisha Marks, Instructional Designer







Affordable Learning and Open Educational Resource (OER) for Online Courses

Do your students pay a lot of money for textbooks? Are you looking to utilize more engaging online content? Do you want to put your own texts together?

All of this can be done through Open Educational Resources and library materials that are free to students. Learn where to find content and how to best implement it in your Blackboard course.

In celebration of open education week, join library and eLearning staff for an exciting look at OER and a demonstration on using affordable materials in online courses. More information on Open Education Resources is available at the UMass Library OER page or Open Education Week 2017.


Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
To Register for this webinar:
https://elearningwebinar-032817-200p.eventbrite.com

Presenter(s):
Marisha Marks, Instructional Designer
Jeremy Smith, Digital Projects Manager in Scholarly Communication