Call for Participants: Strategies for Teaching Online: Developing Online and Hybrid Courses – Fall 2019

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The Center for Teaching & Learning is offering an eight-week hybrid workshop focusing on the development and implementation of hybrid courses (courses that blend online and face-to-face instruction) and fully online courses. Faculty from all academic disciplines are invited to apply by completing this form:


Please apply no later than September 25, 2019.
Selected participants will be notified by October 2, 2019.

No experience teaching online is necessary, but space is limited so we will give priority to participants who will teach at least one hybrid or online course in winter/spring 2020 and/or summer/fall 2020.

The eight-week workshop will orient participants to online pedagogies through both face-to-face and online synchronous and asynchronous work.

As participants in this workshop, faculty will:

  1. develop an online or hybrid course that will promote successful learning outcomes and provide a positive learning experience for students;
  2. demonstrate competency in using Blackboard as both learner and instructor;
  3. demonstrate competency in choosing and using digital tools for teaching online;
  4. design effective online learning activities that engage students in the learning process, and support the achievement of intended student learning outcomes;
  5. reflect on being both an online learner and teacher; and
  6. contribute to in-person and online class discussions about teaching and learning online.

The workshop will include two face-to-face sessions, one synchronous online session, and five asynchronous online sessions that will include individual and group work. The detailed schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, Oct. 11 – Face-to-face 10 am to 3 pm

  • Friday, Oct. 18 – Online (Asynchronous)

    Online meeting tools (Google Meet & Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)
    Tech support 12 noon – 1 pm
  • Friday, Oct. 25 – Online (Synchronous) 12 noon to 1 pm

    EdPuzzle, Ted-Ed & Lynda.com
  • Friday, Nov. 1 – Online (Asynchronous)

    Create videos and screencasts
    Tech support 12 noon – 1 pm
  • Friday, Nov. 8 – Face-to-face 10 am – 2 pm

    Blackboard course interface, contents, and assignments
  • Friday, Nov. 15 – Online (Asynchronous)

    Blackboard tests/quizzes and grade center
    Tech support 12 noon – 1 pm
  • Friday, Nov. 22 – Online (Asynchronous)

    Blackboard Discussion Board forums
    Tech support 12 noon – 1 pm
  • Friday, Dec. 6 – Online (Asynchronous)

    Presentation via Screencast
    Tech support 12 noon – 1 pm


Workshop participants will also have access to sustained technical support and pedagogical advice from the Center for Teaching & Learning and receive a copy of the book, Minds Online, by Michelle Miller.

Upon successful completion of this intensive workshop (attendance on the two face-to-face sessions (Oct. 11 and Nov. 8), the online synchronous session (Oct. 25), and completion of at least 90% of the workshop activities), participants will receive a Certificate of Completion and a choice of one of  the following:

  • Stipend of $700 (to be paid as a non-teaching adjunct salary in the Winter Session 2020; workload restrictions apply).
  • A device (such as an iPad Pro or Microsoft Surface). A limited number of devices will be available.*

*The device will remain on the Queens College inventory list and you will be contacted via email once a year to verify that it is in your possession.

If your schedule does not allow your full participation in this workshop, you may join our Self-paced Workshop on Strategies for Teaching Online – your pace, your schedule.

Please direct questions to Rowena Li (rowena.li@qc.cuny.edu) or Michelle Fraboni ( michelle.fraboni@qc.cuny.edu). For more information on teaching online: http://ctl.qc.cuny.edu/online/.

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