9797-Professional Development Opportunities for the Spring 2014 Semester
Posted for Academic Affairs by Joseph Rutledge on Feb, 18 2014
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The Center for Online Learning, Teaching & Technology (COLTT) is excited to offer several professional development opportunities for the Spring 2014 semester. These trainings are beneficial for faculty who are currently teaching, or will be teaching fully online or hybrid courses in the near future. The “Tools of the Trade” series is designed to provide professional development in the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully deliver online instruction. The trainings focus on the different instructional technologies available at UTPA such as SoftChalk, Respondus, Tegrity, & Blackboard Collaborate. We will also be offering Blackboard Basics training as well as Blackboard Learn trainings that focus on a specific tools such as the Grade Center or Discussion Board.

To sign up please visit the link below:
2. Log in with UTPA credentials
3. Click on the Register button for any of the Blackboard Learn or Blackboard Tools of the Trade trainings

Important Note*
For those who will be teaching fully online in the Summer/Spring 2014 semesters, please remember that you will need to successfully complete the required Teaching Online (TOL) training. Please register for the TOL training through If you have additional questions specific to the TOL, please email the TOL Coordinator, Toni Saldivar ( for more information.

This is a great opportunity and we look forward to working with you!