New OER Courses Available

Over the past several weeks, we’ve added new courses to the OER Course Catalog in Blackboard Learn, bringing the total number of curated OER titles to 15. The newest open course, and one that has been heavily requested by colleges, is ITE 115: Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts. All VCCS faculty have access to the OER Courses tab in […]

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Proposal deadline today: Conference on HigherEd Pedagogy

The 8th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy,  hosted by Virginia Tech’s Center for Instructional Development and (pant, pant…let me take a breath) Educational Research (mercifully shortened to the refreshingly delicious acronym CIDER) is, according to the CIDER website, “focused on higher education teaching excellence and the scholarship of teaching and learning. The conference showcases the best pedagogical practice and research […]

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UPDATE with link: Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) Informational Webinar

The Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) is a competitive fund open to faculty and staff of VCCS colleges to fund innovative, targeted projects that closely align with the new VCCS Strategic Plan, Complete 2021, and other system priorities. All CIF projects are developed, piloted, and assessed by the end of each fiscal year. Both credit and non-credit projects are welcome. Past CIF recipients […]

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Update: Zx23 Project Featured on WCVE’s Virginia Currents

Public radio fans in the Richmond metro area, listen up: the Zx23 Project will be featured on WCVE’s Virginia Currents radio program this Thursday, September 10 during NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. The radio version will air on WCVE at 8:44 am and 5:44 pm respectively. There will also be a longer online version available on the Virginia Current’s site. The piece includes interviews […]

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Distance Education Peer Group: Call for Proposals Closes August 28!

The Distance Education peer group conference is scheduled for October 9-10, 2015 at Reynolds Community College’s Parham Campus. Proposals are due on Friday, August 28. Get together with your peers and bridge the distance to superior teaching and learning online. If you have an innovative idea, suggestions for best practices for distance education and/or hybrid classrooms, new research, or other information you want to share […]

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Zx23 Webinar Central

Did you miss the recent Zx23 session in your specific discipline? Looking for a catalog of Zx23 webinar recordings? You will find all of the webinar session recordings in a single place: on the Zx23 Webinar Central Recording Archive page. You can find it at http://bit.ly/zx23_archive. Sessions are organized by date and labeled with the specific webinar topic. Just click on the […]

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Bb Collaborate Ultra Webinar Recordings

 If you missed the recent webinars on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra,  you can view any of the session recordings below to see what you missed. Click a date below to launch and view the recording.     ​VCCS Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Webinar Recordings Friday, August 7, 11:00am-12:00pm (Audio only due to processing issue) Friday, August 7, 12:00-1:00pm (Audio only due to processing issue) Friday, August 14 11:00am-12:00pm […]

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New training series! Atomic Learning

Did you know that 19 VCCS colleges* and the System Office subscribe to Atomic Learning and have access to online training on over 250 applications, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, Google Apps, and Blackboard Learn, as well as a series of student-focused workshops on the effective use of technology? Atomic Learning also offers training on assistive technology and 508 compliance […]

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