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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.

Free Virtual Training Opportunities

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 2018 Conference on Teaching & Learning

The Conference on Teaching & Learning (COTL) at the University of South Alabama (USA) occurs annually during the summer semester. It's held at the USA's Student Center. The 2018 theme was "Partnerships & Pedagogies: Engagement, Innovation, Impact." Our college, along with Bishop State Community College, the University of Mobile, and the University of South Alabama co-host it. The 2018 SHC faculty and staff presentations included:

  • Forming Civic Learners Through Listening to the Voices of the Poor, Dr. Goldschmidt
  • Do Educators Build Human Capital? Responding to the "Mere Signaling Critique of Higher Education, Dr. Metcalf
  • A Deeper Examination of How Students Interact with Digital vs. Print Textbooks, Dr. Aultman
  • Open Source Meets LMS: Creating an Online Textbook, Dr. Massey
  • Partnering Across Disciplines: Engaging Students in Collaborations on Writing Assignments, Dr. Smith
  • (Workshop) Use of Online Community of Inquiry Syllabus Rubric for Course Developers and Collaborators, Dr. Rogers
  • (Poster Session) New Day Experience Re-entry Resource Map, Drs. Rogers & Semien, Intern, Olivia Miller, and student volunteers

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

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 Dwight Spivey (x3878) if you'd like to be placed in this 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 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 presentation. Ask Dr. Rogers to place you in the online workshop on Accessibility for self-study.
  • 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 or obtain them from your publisher via the Test Bank Network. Access the Test Migration folder on the SHC page in Schoology to download the software and obtain the installation passcode and instructions. See video tutorial that covers this entire process from installation to actual use.
  • Creating Instructional Videos with Camtasia Studio: This tool is available for use in the Faculty development center in BL112. Learn how to capture and edit narrated PowerPoints, talking head lectures, or screencast tutorials.
  • How to Create Narrated PowerPoints in MS Word: Learn how to upload existing audio or create and edit your own. See presentation.
  • How to Create an Unlisted YouTube Channel: Learn how to host your videos in the cloud and safely share them 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. See video tutorial. 
  • 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) to create formative assessments, scaffold instruction for all learners, and provide collaborative projects.
  • Schoology training opportunities are provided in the sign-up form on this page.