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January 16, 2014

VWCC TOTAL Workshops Announcement

Register now for VCCS Topics in Online Teaching and Learning (VCCS TOTAL) workshops via the VWCC Knowledge Center.  The first registration deadline is this Friday (1-17-2014) at 12:00 noon.

The VCCS TOTAL professional development workshops, currently offered through Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), 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.  We suggest taking one workshop at a time; all workshops are offered multiple times during the year.  See the TOTAL project website for workshop descriptions.

NOVA Schedule of TOTAL workshops for Spring 2014:

Beginning January 20

  • Establishing Social Presence - 3 weeks
  • Preparing Student Learning Objectives - 2 weeks
  • VCCS Blackboard Basics - 2 weeks
  • Implementing Open Educational Resources - 3 weeks

Beginning February 10

  • Facilitating Discussion Forums - 4 weeks
  • Using Best Practices in Online Teaching - 4 weeks
  • Writing Directions - 3 weeks
  • Captioning Media - 2 weeks

Beginning March 17

  • Developing Collaborative Activities - 2 weeks
  • Time Management Strategies - 2 weeks
  • Designing Meaningful Discussion Activities - 3 weeks
  • VCCS Blackboard Basics - 2 weeks
  • Copyright, Fair Use & TEACH Act - 2 weeks

Beginning April 7

  • Using Best Practices in Online Teaching - 4 weeks
  • Establishing Social Presence - 3 weeks
  • Designing Rubrics and Providing Feedback - 4 weeks
  • Making Your Courses Accessible - 4 weeks

Instructions for Accessing VCCS TOTAL Courses via the Knowledge Center:

  1. Login to the VWCC Knowledge Center: https://covkc.virginia.gov/vwcc/
  2. Go to Learning Center >> Course Catalog
  3. Enter Keywords:  VCCS Total in the Search Text box. Click Search.
  4. Click on the course link of the course in which you would like to enroll.
  5. Click on the specific section in which you would like to enroll.
  6. Click Enroll.  You will see that your status changes to “Enrolled.”  You will also see a statement confirming the date you enrolled:  e.g. You enrolled in this item on 1/13/2014.
  7. After enrolling, you will be able to see the course(s) in which you are enrolled in the Scheduled Training box located on My Homepage:  Home >> My Workspace >> My Homepage.

If you have questions or need assistance regarding the Knowledge Center, please contact Sarah Miller, Heidi McClintic or Carly Johnson in Human Resources.  If you have any questions about the workshop format and content, please contact Carrie Halpin or Ramona Coveny in eLearning & Instructional Technology.