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Professional Development Opportunities
Professional Development for Teaching Online
The Distance Learning Center offers a variety of professional development opportunities and services for faculty and staff. Training includes learning the essentials of online teaching, managing courses in Moodle, creating interactive and engaging media for online courses, and best practices for online teaching and learning. Professional development is offered in a variety of methods including on campus workshops, webinars, and online courses. The Essentials of Online Courses and the Introduction to Moodle training is a required training for faculty new to teaching a fully online or hybrid course. All faculty teaching online are encouraged to obtain at least one hour of professional development each year in a distance learning topic area in an effort to improve student success and distance education course outcomes.
Current Professional Development Opportunities
View the Distance Learning Training Schedule
View Professional Development Opportunities through the NCCCS Virtual Learning Community
We have several online courses that are open in Moodle. Email us at email@example.com.
Introduction to Moodle – Online Course
This self-paced course is designed for faculty, teachers, course builders, trainers, and site administrators who are new to Moodle/Blackboard Open LMS, as well as those who are who are migrating from another Learning Management System and want to understand the core features of Moodle. It includes an overview of Moodle, how to navigate within it, how it may be customized, reviews the basic components of a Moodle course, introduces basic course design and course building information, and introduces course management information.
Course Building for New Moodle Users – Online Course
This course has been designed for faculty, course builders, and instructional designers who are new Moodle users.
Getting Started with Online Course Facilitation – Online Course
This course will introduce participants to the many facets of online facilitation to build skills in four areas: technical, managerial, social, and pedagogical. Finally, to synthesize all you have learned, you will build a Facilitation Checklist to help guide your ongoing facilitation needs.
Moodle Gradebook – Online Course
There are many settings in the Gradebook that can change how graded items aggregate, how grades and feedback can be given and display, and what these settings and display options mean in the larger scheme of things. From a facilitator perspective, you will learn how to grade multiple modules, as well as best practices for quick and easy grading using the available Moodle and Open reports. This course will help you make appropriate decisions to create a gradebook that suits your needs.
PD On Demand
You can find archived webinars and training sessions on the ACC Online Channel. All webinars offered through Distance Learning will be uploaded to the ACC Online Channel beginning November 2022. Faculty and staff will need to login using their ACC credentials. Check back often for new videos!
Online Teaching Resources
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First Day Checklist for Online Courses
Asking for Copyright Permission
Guidelines for Public Domain or Creative Commons Images
Reporting the First Day of Attendance for Online and Hybrid Courses
Alamance Community College is committed to providing accessible materials and online content to students. Below is a list of accessibility resources to assist faculty in purchasing and developing content. If you have questions or need assistance with making your course accessible, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- ACC 5-Year Accessibility Plan Chart
- ACC 5-Year Accessibility Plan -Text Version
- Accessibility Responsibility Chart
- Purchasing Accessible Materials
- Accessible Word Documents
- Accessible Docs Quick Guide
- Accessible PowerPoint Presentations
- Ally Instructor Resources (PDF)
- Checking for Captions in YouTube
- 5 Steps to Make Your Course Accessible (ppt)
- 5 Steps to Make Your Course Accessible (doc)
- WebAIM Quick Reference: Web Accessibility Quick Principles
- WebAIM Quick Reference: Testing Web Content for Accessibility
Activities and Resources
- Assignment Availability and Submissions
- Choice Activity
- Forum Display Settings
- Quiz Overrides
- Creating Hyperlinks in Moodle
- Embedding Videos in Moodle
- Remove Embedded Videos from Moodle