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Instructional Design: Workshops

This guide serves faculty, staff, and students in improving and supporting instruction and learning in various learning environments (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online). This represents our effort to share our knowledge with you.

Connect2Learn Conference at SHC

Faculty & Students:

Learn more about the C2L online educational technology conference hosted by students and professors in the Education Department at SHC.

USA 2017 Conference on Teaching & Learning

The Conference on Teaching & Learning (COTL) at the University of South Alabama (USA) occurs annually at the end of spring semester. Visit this link to register for the conference held at USA's Student Center. The 2017 theme was Activity and Assessment: Making Learning Active. Generally, many SHC faculty also present at this conference. Our college, along with Bishop State Community College, University of Mobile, and the University of South Alabama co-host this annual conference. Here was the schedule of SHC faculty presentations:

  • Dr. Carolyn Simmons- Cell video G-doc lab reports.
  • Dr. Lori Aultman- Electronic vs. print texts
  • Dr. Meg Smith- Peer tutors in research writing
  • Dr. Bosko-Dunbar- Purposeful learning for purposeful living

Also, Dr. Puto participated in the luncheon panel of university presidents!

2017 SITE Conference in Austin, TX

Dr. Rogers would love to share her presentations from the 2017 annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE): 

  • Brief Paper and slide presentation on Dissertation: Massively, Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing Games with Language Strategic Gameplay to Improve English Grammar, Listening, Reading, and Vocabulary
  • Gaming Panel: Shared tips for novice educational game researchers such as herself, as part of a 6-member panel.

TCC Online Conference

The Technology, Colleges and Community Worldwide Online Conference (TCC Online Conference) is a virtual, professional development event held annually online. This event enables faculty, staff, students, and administrators in higher education worldwide to share their expertise and engage in discussions about innovations and practices related to the use of technology for teaching and learning. 

To learn more about the Annual TCC Worldwide Online Conference, visit their website. They also provide access to free webinars.

Schoology Training Schedule for Faculty & Staff

Pedagogy Workshop Offerings


Contact Sandra Rogers (  to arrange training for your department:

  • Online Community of Inquiry Syllabus Rubric: Dr. Rogers will share a rubric she developed and used to conduct a research study on the current level of community of inquiry (COI) in distance education courses at the University of South Alabama based on faculty’s syllabi. She’ll share the importance of planning for a COI to engender student presence, teacher presence, and cognitive presence in e-learning. It all starts with the syllabus, as your plan of action! Request this workshop for your department. See Powerpoint presentation.
  • Cognitive Benefits of ePortfolio Use: Learn about the research evidence in improving cognitive skills and student achievement with the use of ePortfolios.View Dr. Rogers' PowerPoint. 
  • Magis Instructional Design (ID)  Model: Learn about this unique ID model that Dr. Rogers developed that includes religion, spirituality, and social justice in addition to intellectual growth. It's inclusive of service to others. According to Dr. Carmody, Jesuit educators try to focus instructional activities on experiential learning to engender the cycle of experience leading to reflection and further action. This is based on the dynamics of Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises. Additionally, Jesuit school educators include techniques for reflection within their units of study in order to challenge students to serve others (Korth,1993). 

Demonstration Course on Schoology

Demonstration Course on Schoology titled Critical Reading 101

Dear Faculty and Staff,

Are you curious about using Schoology but don't know where to start?  Contact Dr. Rogers if you would like to be placed in her demonstration course on Schoology as a student. It's a blended course on Critical Reading with best practices such as an introductory video, a Getting Started folder, collaborative projects, and goal setting with students.

LIRS Technology Workshop Offerings

Faculty & Staff:

Contact Sandra Rogers ( or Dwight Spivey ( to arrange training for your department:

  • How to Make Your Online Course Accessible: Learn about the four basic requirements to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for distance education: describe images and hyperlinks, use sans-serif fonts, caption video and transcribe audio, and ensure your PDFs are readable and not scanned images of the printed word. See PowerPoint presentation under the tab for accessibility for more information.
  • Respondus for Test Migration: Learn how to upload your tests from Word documents or other formats through Respondus to Schoology in a few clicks instead of creating online quizzes one question at a time. You can also migrate test from one learning management system (LMS) to another.  View the Respondus folder on the SHC page in Schoology to download the software and obtain instructions in the folder titled Test Migration Resources within Information for Instructors.
  • Creating Instructional Videos with Camtasia Studio: This tool is available for use in the Faculty development center in BL112. Come learn how to capture and edit narrated PowerPoints, talking head lectures, or screencast demonstration.
  • How to Create Narrated PowerPoints in MS Word: Learn how to upload existing audio or create and edit your own.
  • How to Create an Unlisted YouTube Channel: Learn how to host your videos in the cloud and share them easily with students via YouTube.
  • How to Correct Automated Closed Captions on YouTube Videos: Learn how to use the YouTube video editor to correct the errors in the automatically captioned videos on your channel.
  • Copyright Issues in Online Courses: Learn four important rules to follow for use of the copyright-protected material in online courses.  We cover the use of Spring Hill College's EzProxy link+permalink to share articles in our library's databases the appropriate way. We also cover various resources. See the Copyright LibGuide for more information.
  • Intro to Google Drive: This is an overview of the Google tools (apps) and how to access them from your Gmail account.
  • Google Suite Advanced Features: Learn to use new features in Google Suite (Apps, Classroom, & Drive): a)Google Docs (voice recorder, explore web, QR codes from links, & to shorten URLs; b) Google Forms and Google Classroom quiz features for formative assessments; c) Incognito browsing for privacy searches on Google Chrome to reduce digital footprint; use of Chrome 'Omnibox' URL as timer; & d) Google educator certification training and Google Groups support.
  • Schoology training opportunities are provided in the sign-up form on this page.
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