Did you know that the Instructional Technology Consultants in the College of Education's Office of Assessment, Data Management and Digital Learning are here to help when it comes to software that is available at ECU?
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Jason Whited if you have questions or need some guidance. Not sure who to contact for what? The chart below should point you in the right direction:
Below is an example of one of the videos created by ECU's College of Education to help you with Blackboard. Use the link above to view several additional videos.
Do you maintain a research, instructional or professional website or blog at ECU? Then join Mike Thompson (Disability Support Services) and Belinda Perkinson (ITCS Communications) to discuss accessibility considerations for your online content. An accessible website not only complies with federal, state and UNC regulations, but more importantly, opens up your online content to a much wider audience.
After this workshop, learners will be able to
Students, faculty, and staff have access to lynda.com, an online library of over 129,000 instructional videos teaching the latest software tools and skills. If your students need to learn how to use software such as PhotoShop, Microsoft Office, GIS, and AutoCAD, they now have access to free training through ECU lynda.com. lynda.com provides both short tutorials, full-length courses, and hands-on project files. The lynda.com library also includes courses on job-search strategies, resume building, time management, and much more. View the Welcome to lynda.com video to learn more.
You can start integrating lynda.com video content into your Blackboard courses. Visit the ECU lynda.com login page to get started. Please note the following:
Faculty, staff, and students can contact the ECU IT Help Desk for assistance.
Are you tired of one and done approach to professional development? Do you feel like you leave the sessions with more questions than answers? The Office of Assessment and Accreditation will be offering a Professional Learning Community on Social Media starting this fall semester. It will take a look at how social media can be used for PD and as an engagement tool in classes. This PLC will meet four times this semester and once at the beginning of the spring semester. It will satisfy the six hours of distance education PD that is required for the year. So, if the opportunity for a more personalized PD experience appeals to you and you are interested in using social media, feel free to contact Jason Whited, firstname.lastname@example.org, for additional information or to sign up to participate.
Do you have a suggestion for an upcoming professional development session? Please use the form below to tell us about it. We are especially interested in sessions our prestigious faculty members are interested in presenting!