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FOTD and Beyond

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Faculty who complete three courses and/or activities will be eligible to receive a one-time $500 F.O.T.D. and Beyond stipend upon completion. Faculty must complete within one year from the beginning of their first course. Faculty may be full-time or part-time. You are welcome to complete additional courses without a stipend once you complete the required three. Others with the primary role of staff or students are not eligible to receive the stipend, but are welcome to participate. Don't get stuck on the Event Horizon! Be sure to finish on time!

Once you have completed three destinations, please submit the completion form to request your stipend.

Please note: You must have completed the F.O.T.D. to be eligible for the F.O.T.D. and Beyond courses listed below.

Session Name Session date description registration
Introduction to Panopto Sunday, September 12th - Sunday, September 26th

Panopto is a lecture capture software that allows the user to include video, audio, screen capture and slides into a recording. It can be used to record lectures or presentations for your students. Panopto is integrated with Blackboard and available in all Blackboard course shells. This self-paced, two-week course will cover the following topics:

  • Downloading the Panopto Recorder to your computer
  • Create a Simple Recording (PC and Mac)
  • Simple Edits to a Recording
  • Sharing Panopto Videos
  • Moving Panopto Videos
  • Student Panopto Video Assignments
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Saving Time with the Grade Center

Sunday, September 26th - Sunday, October 3rd This one-week online workshop will help you save time facilitating your course by teaching you how to effectively use Blackboard's Grade Center. We will cover how to efficiently give feedback, manage columns and reports, properly design weighted grades and create SmartViews. Register Today
Introduction to VoiceThread Sunday, October 3rd - Sunday, October 17th This two-week course will show you how VoiceThread is an interactive collaboration and sharing tool, allowing instructors and student to add images, documents, and videos. Instructors and students can add comments in various formats: text, voice and video. VoiceThread lets students’ collaboration projects, student Portfolios, and instructors can use Voicethread for assessments. Instructors can use VoiceThread for introductions, presentations, and lectures. Register Today
Ally for Creating Accessible Documents Sunday, October 17th - Sunday October 31st This two-week course introduces you to Ally, a new tool in Blackboard that helps you spot accessibility issues within your documents and provides alternative formats to faculty and students. You'll learn about different ways to check document accessibility and practice implementing Ally and other accessibility checker recommendations for making your Word documents, PowerPoints, PDFs, and images accessible. We'll explore some of the alternative formats Ally produces. Register Today
Best Practices in Online Teaching

Sunday, November 7th - Sunday, November 21st

This two-week course expands on some of the foundational best practices you learned in the Faculty Online Teaching and Design course (FOTD), namely ensuring instructor presence and establishing clear expectations. The course will also introduce you to additional best practices you may use while teaching online. We will study these best practices in terms of their practical applications to your professional practice while examining when and how to utilize them in your own course. Register Today