Faculty Workshops


Blackboard I - Organization and Content
This workshop introduces the basics of using Blackboard for a course. In this workshop, you will learn to add and organize content, create content areas, edit the menu, add content items, docs and links.

Registration required: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F45A8A72AA3FD0-blackboard1

  • Monday, Aug. 22., 6pm-7pm, Room M154
  • Wednesday, Aug. 24, 12pm-12:50pm, Room M154

Blackboard II - Assignments, Tests, and Grading
Teach without paper. This workshop teaches you how to create Assignments and Tests in Blackboard that students can submit online and then how to grade student work online.  

Registration required: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F45A8A72AA3FD0-blackboard4

  • Monday, Aug. 29, 6pm-7pm, Room M154
  • Wednesday, Aug. 31, 12pm-12:50pm, Room M154


Panopto I: Introduction to Recording Presentations
Panopto Recorder makes it easy to record a presentation from your computer or to record a lecture in a classroom. This workshop will get you started quickly so that you can create valuable resources for your students.

Registration required: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F45A8A72AA3FD0-panopto2

  • Wednesday, Sept. 7, 6pm-7pm, Room M154
  • Friday, Sept. 9, 12pm-12:50pm, Room M154

Google Apps

Google Docs
Google Docs is an awesome tool that students can use to write papers, collaborate with fellow students, and offer feedback to their peers. It also provides a great way for you to easily track revisions and provide comments to students.Registration required: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F45A8A72AA3FD0-google

  • Wednesday, Sept. 21, 12pm-12:50pm, Room M154
  • Monday, Sept. 26, 6pm-7pm, Room M154


Online Teaching Certification Course
This course is intended for instructors who want to teach an online or hybrid course but have not been previously certified. It is also recommended for instructors who want to know how to use Blackboard and other online tools more effectively in their courses. This is a free, online five-week course that is “mostly” self-paced. This course covers the pedagogy and the software tools needed to teach online. The course is limited to 20 students.  

REGISTRATION: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf0ms0vob1FsNkCv1xyI0jT3bIvGnY8CRfpGXcvwBmNPiqOzg/viewform?usp=send_form
Begins: October 3, 2016
Duration: 5 weeks, mostly self-paced

Teaching Squares
The PVCC Teaching Squares Program allows faculty to gain new perspectives and insights into their teaching through a completely non-evaluative process. It works through a process of reciprocal classroom observation and self-reflection. Each Teaching Square consists of four faculty members, preferably from different disciplines, who work together for a semester. These faculty visit each other's classes and then meet and discuss, through a guided process, what they've learned from the observations.

Sign Up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNDlqEvEqVNlrQzFcCZoqnbRGqnz_fhrE-CNW0-r6rTRXMQA/viewform