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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 distancelearning@alamancecc.edu.

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.

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!

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