OTL – Prior Sessions

The Online Teaching and Learning (OTL) Workshop series is created with the intent to explore strategies, assessment, pedagogy, and tools and technology in online education. These workshops are mainly led by EKU faculty with moderate to extensive online teaching experience or by faculty/instructional designer tandems. OTL sessions are 40 minutes long with an additional 10 minutes for Q&A.

Spring 2022

2/16 Best Pracrices in Online Teaching with Drs. Myrabeth Bundy and Matt Winslow | Recording

2/8 Tips for Teaching Online in a Pinch and Long Term with Vicki Sikora – 11AM-12PM | Recording

2/2 Jennifer Fairchild: Tips for fostering community and strategies for developing instructor immediacy in the online classroom – 11AM-12 | Recording

2/1 Working with Blackboard groups – Basic to Advanced in 45 Minutes | Recording

1/25 Smarthinking: Multi-subject tutoring for eCampus students at no additional cost – 11:00AM-12:00PM | Registration Link Recording

TBA Evening sessions on topics of interest to part time instructors and facilitators

1/20

  • EKU Online in the Evening: Brief Presentation and Drop In With Your Questions!  – 7:00-8:00PM | Registration Link
  • OTL Kickoff: Introduction to eCampus Services and PD Opportunities – 11:00AM-12:00PM | View Recording

1/13 Top Tips for New Online Facilitators and Instructors with Dr. Chris Daniel | View Recording

Fall 2021

11/17 Advanced Blackboard Group Management with Dr. Chris Daniel | View Recording

11/9 Persuall Social Reader Application with Cindy Hawks | View Recording

10/27 Blackboard App: Designing a More Mobile-Friendly Course with Vicki Sikora | View Recording

10/26 This I do to Promote Attendance and Engagement in My Online Asynchronous Coures with Dr. Kim Parsons | View Recording

10/6  11AM-12PM PowerPoint Reborn with Vicki Sikora | View Recording

10/5 11AM-12PM – Lessions from the Pandemic Series: Discord for Discussions with Dr. Alison Buck | View Recording

9/28 – Google Docs for Scaffolded Group Work/Student Engagement via Zoom – With Dr. Cindy Tran – View Recording

9/9 – Resounding Echo: Engaging Online Students – With Angel King, LCSW – View Recording

Spring 2021

Hosting Multimedia Files in Blackboard, View Recording

5 Steps to Reduce Stress and Student Confusion Through the Power of Organization, View Recording

What’s New in Blackboard, View Recording

Using VoiceThreads to Increase Student Engagement, View Recording

Google World, View Recording

Microsoft OneDrive, View Recording

5 Lessons Learned from Online Engagement, Assessment, and Evaluation, View Recording

Flipping the Grid on Student Interactions, View Recording

Innovative Online Activities, View Recording

PowerPoint Reborn, View Recording

Video Production 101: Tips for Creating, Hosting, and Delivering Course Media, View Recording

Ungrading Tests Your Deepest Teaching Convictions, If You Dare, View Recording

Using Discord for Online Course Communication, View Recording

Online Teaching: A Few of My Favorite(?) Things, View Recording

Online Teaching: Designing Resilient Courses for Resilient Students in Ever-Changing Learning Environments, View Recording

Canceled – Video Feedback on Student Assignments

Fall 2020

Hosting Multimedia Files in Blackboard, View Recording

What’s New in Blackboard, View Recording

Flipping the Grid on Student Interactions, View Recording

Small changes, Big Impact: Using your PowerPoint Lectures Online, View Recording

Using VoiceThreads to Increase Student Engagement, View Recording

Microsoft OneDrive, View Recording

Best Practices in Online Learning, View Recording

Online Student Engagement, View Recording

Online Cheating – Can Anything Be Done to Prevent It?, View Recording

Tweeting the Night Away: Replacing Blogs with Twitter Conversations in Online Classes, View Recording

Lockdown Browser and Assignment feedback Techniques, View Recording

Effective Use of Discussion Boards, View Recording

Student Engagement Plans, View Recording

Simple Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Virtual Classroom, View Recording

Connecting with your Students Online, View Recording

Formative Assessment Through Group Projects In Online Classroom, View Recording


Spring 2020

Blackboard Mechanics: Multimedia Grading and Course Reports, View Recording

Microsoft OneDrive, View Recording

Using VoiceThreads to Increase Student Engagement, January 22 from 11-12 | Register Here

Flipping the Grid on Student Interactions, View Recording

Small changes, Big Impact: Using your PowerPoint Lectures Online, View Recording

Recreating Class Discussion in an Online Environment, View Recording

Review of Best Practices for Use of Blooms Taxonomy in Writing Objectives, View Recording

Course Planning with Backward Design, View Recording 

Critical Reading and eText Social Annotation (Perusall), View Recording

Conducting Hands-On Chemistry Labs Online, View Recording

Design and Use of In-Basket Exercises for Experiential Learning, View Recording

Integrating Popular Culture in Online Learning to Increase Student Engagement, View Recording

Highlights of 25 Online Teaching and Learning Workshops and More, View Recording

Cut Your Grading Time by 1/3 without Sacrificing Quality, View Recording

CANCELED Quality Matters Certification, CANCELED | More info


Fall 2019

Blackboard Collaborate, Jonathan SikoraView recording.

Making Expectations Clear and Evaluations Transparent in Online Courses, Dr. Sara Incera | View Recording.

Using VoiceThreads to Increase Student Engagement, VoiceThreadView Recording

Discussion Assignments: One Size Doesn’t Fit All, Dr. Aaron Sciascia | View Recording

Microsoft OneDrive, Esther Tattershall | View Recording

Promoting Self-Assessment and Reflection in Online Courses: Strategies for Engaging the Learner in Course Design, Dr. April Blakely and Esther Tattershall | View Recording

ADA Awareness Month: IT & IDC Present on Using Ally to Check Your Blackboard Files | View Recording.

Using Memes in Classroom Instruction, Clinton Nowicke | View Recording

Take 20 to get 100: A Few Quick Best Practices to Maximize Document Accessibility, Chris Daniel | View Recording.

Grading Contracts and Online classes?, Margaret Frozena and Dominic Ashby | View Recording

Real-World Discussion Boards: New Strategies for Faculty Consideration, Dr. Molly BradshawView Recording

Online, but not Isolated! Teacher Presence in the Virtual Classroom, Dr. Dorie Combs | View Recording

Quality Matters Certification, More info


Spring 2019

Ally, Audio/Video Grade Feedback, Jonathan Sikora, View Recording

Utilizing Rubrics, Chris Daniel, View Recording

Online Course Planning with Backward Design, Nedim Slijepcevic, View Recording

Creative strategies for fostering community and student engagement in your online classroom, Jennifer Fairchild, View Recording

Using VoiceThreads to Increase Student Engagement, George Heines, View Recording

Recreating Class Discussion in an Online Environment, Eileen Shanahan, View Recording

Setting Goals for you and your Students: Online Course Planning and Assessments, Yoshie Nakai, View Recording

Online Cheating – Can Anything Be Done to Prevent It?, Chris Daniel, View Recording

“Dear A11y”: An Hour of Advice about Digital Accessibility, Jennifer Perkins, View Recording (download supporting PDF slides)

Online Student Interaction Activities, Anne Cizmar, View Recording

Creating Unique and Engaging Online Assignments, Jessica Harber, View Recording

Quality Matters Certification, April 19 from 9:00-4:30 | More info

Fall 2018

Student Engagement in Your Course: A Data Snapshot (Esther Tattershall, August 22). View Recording

Using VoiceThreads to Increase Student Engagement (George Heines, VoiceThread, August 29). View Recording

Audio/Video Grade Feedback and other new Bb Features (Jonathan Sikora, August 30). View Recording

Gamified Practice Testing 2.0 in Online Classroom (Dr. Michael Chen, September 4 ). View Recording

Mastering Online Discussions (Dr. Nedim Slijepcevic, Dr. Steve Dwinnells, September 11) View Recording

Online, but not Isolated! Teacher Presence in the Virtual Classroom (Dr. Dorie Combs, September 19) View Recording

Relationship Building without Match.com: 10 Take Home Strategies for Online Student Connectedness (Drs. Brooke Bentley, Angela Wood, and  Margaret Zoellers, September 26) View Recording

How to Build a “Digital Bridge” (Jennifer Perkins, October 2) View Recording

Blackboard’s Exemplary Course Award Showcase (Margaret Frozena, October 8) View Recording

Introduction to Smarthinking (Jennifer Koch, Pearson, October 9) View Recording

You Have an Ally in Blackboard! (Jonatan Sikora, October 10) View Recording

Online Teaching Yoga: Combining Pedagogical Strengths with Flexibility in Instruction (Dr. Beth Polin, October 22) View Recording

How I Disrupted My (Boring) Use of Discussion Boards (Dr. Scotty Dunlap, October 24) View Recording

Wikis and Audio/Video Feedback (Dr. Shirley O’Brien, October 29) View Recording

The Case(s) for Formative Feedback: A Dynamic Communications Tool in Online Asynchronous Courses (Chris Danie, November 27l) View Recording


Spring 2018

Barry Burkett: Online Course Timesaving Techniques with Google Docs – View Recording

Voicethread Training: Effective use of VoiceThreads in Online Courses – View Recording

Dr. Steve Dwinnells: Top 10 + 2 Best Practices for Effective Online Teaching – View Recording

Dr. Nedim Slijepcevic: Introduction to Rubrics – View Recording

Dr. MyraBeth Bundy: My Online Teaching and Learning Practices – View Recording

Jennifer Perkins: Designing Documents with an “Access Ramp” – View Recording

Barry Burkett: Metacognition and Online Course Design – View Recording

Dr. Laura Clark and Dr. Dusty Embury: My Online Teaching and Learning Practices – View Recording

Dr. Nedim Slijepcevic: Applying the Quality Matter Certification 

Alix Heintzman: Building better bridges: Race and Inclusivity in Online Courses – View Recording

Dr. Fontaine Sands: My Online Teaching and Learning Practices – View Recording

Sam Williamson: Best Practice Tips & Strategies for Video Editing – View Recording

Dr. Steve Dwinnells: e-Campus Course Evaluations – View Recording


Fall 2017

Megan Jones and Barry Burkett: Online Course Timesaving Techniques with Google Docs and Microsoft Drive  – View Recording

Dr. Ryan Baggett and Mikah Pritchard: Online strategies with an emphasis on engagement or tools and technology – View Recording

Alix Heintzman: Building Better Bridges: Race and Inclusivity in Online Courses  – View Recording

Dr. Donna Corley and Chris Daniel: My Online Teaching and Learning Practices – View Recording

Dr. April Blakely: 10 Things I’ve Learned about Teaching Online – View Recording

Dr. Cindy Hayden: It works for Me in Blended Classroom – View Recording

Jennifer Perkins: Designing Documents with an “Access Ramp” – View Recording

Dr. Steve Dwinnells: Improving Student Retention in Online Courses – View Recording

Jonathan Sikora: What’s New in Blackboard SaaS – View Recording

Dr. Alex Varakin: Utilizing Publisher and Free Resources in your Online Classroom – View Recording


Spring 2017

Dr. Laura Clark: -It works for me in Online Classroom (Commonwealth 1801 from noon-1 p.m.). – View Recording.

Dr. Nedim Slijepcevic: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) certification

Dr. Michelle Gremp and Dr. Elizabeth Crane (Commonwealth 1801 from noon-1 p.m.) – Online Tools for Student Engagement: Wikis, Journals, and ThingLink – View Recording

Megan Jones and Barry Burkett: Online Course Timesaving Techniques with Google Docs and Microsoft Drive  (Commonwealth 1801 from noon-1 p.m.) View Google Tutorials – View Microsoft TutorialsView Recording

Dr. MyraBeth Bundy: It works for me in Online Classroom (Commonwealth 1801 from noon-1 p.m.) –View Recording

Jennifer Perkins: A Little Means a Lot: Simple Ways to Improve Online Course Accessibility (Online) – View Recording

Dr. Leslie Hardman – It works for me in Online Classroom. – View Recording

Voicethread Overview – View Recording

Fall 2016


Dr. Zekeriya Eser: Effective use of Camtasia and iSpring in Online Classroom – View recording

Jennifer Perkins: A Little Means a Lot: Simple Ways to Improve Online Course Accessibility – View Recording

Dr. Ryan Baggett and Mikah Pritchard: Online strategies with an emphasis on engagement or tools and technology – View Recording.

Dr. Antoinette Davis and Catherin Beechie: Using lightboard for online instruction

OTL: Erin Stevenson on Peer Review and Self Assessment Tips and Tricks