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.signupgenious.com/go/10C0F45A8A72AA3FD0-blackboard5

  • Monday, Aug. 21, 6pm-7pm, M261
  • Wednesday, Aug. 23, 12pm-12:50pm, M834

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.signupgenious.com/go/10C0F45A8A72AA3FD0-blackboard6

  • Monday, Aug. 28, 6pm-7pm, M261
  • Wednesday, Aug. 30, 12pm-12:50pm, M834


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.signupgenious.com/go/10C0F45A8A72AA3FD0-panopto4

  • Wednesday, Sept. 6, 6pm-7pm, M834
  • Friday, Sept. 8, 12pm-1pm, M834

Panopto II: Advanced Panopto (Quizzes, Editing, Management)

This workshop is for those who want to use the advanced features of Panopto including editing, quizzes, and video library management.

Registration required: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F45A8A72AA3FD0-panopto5 

  • Wednesday, Sept. 13, 6pm-7pm, Room M834
  • Friday, Sept. 15, 12pm-12:50pm, Room M834

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: 

Registration required: http://www.signupgenious.com/go/10C0F45A8A72AA3FD0-google3

  • Monday, Sept. 18, 6pm-7pm, M261
  • Wednesday, Sept. 20, 12pm-12:50pm, M154


VoiceThread: A Multimedia Discussion Board for Students

VoiceThreads is an online application used to create multimedia presentations and conversations. It allows your students to make their own narrated presentations or slideshows, and allows other students to add voice, video, or text comments. It’s a great tool for both face-to-face as well as online classes.

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

  • Wednesday, Sept. 20, 6pm-7pm, Room M154
  • Friday, Sept. 22, 12pm-12:50pm, 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.  

  • Begins: September, 18, 2017
  • 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://goo.gl/forms/NaMhHwtFVhNclBZx2