COVID-19 Updates

BSU is open. An initial plan to return to campus in the fall 2020 semester is now available.

Summer 2020 LOTTO

 

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Academic Computing, and Academic Affairs are excited to open up registrations for the Summer 2020 LOTTO – Virtual Experience.

LOTTO I and II will take place between June 22 – July 10, and will be offered virtually.

Summer 2020 LOTTO I

Led by Dr. Sumanth Reddy and Dr. Michelle Phipps, with the assistance of several colleagues who will be serving as peer mentors

The Summer 2020 LOTTO I workshop has been designed for faculty members who need to know how to use the tools on Blackboard in order to offer their current face-to-face courses as online or hybrid courses, dependent upon what the pandemic necessitates. LOTTO I is designed for instructors who do not plan on continuously teaching online/hybrid once the campus fully opens.

LOTTO I will be a three-week, self-paced, primarily asynchronous (with some synchronous sessions) workshop intended to give faculty an in-depth training on how they can offer current face-to-face classes using an entirely online delivery method. Emphasis will be placed on a learner-centered approach and using the different tools within Blackboard to ensure academic continuity when face-to-face classes are not possible. The Emergency Remote Instruction Checklist, published by Quality Matters, will be used to guide the design and organization of these classes.

Even if you have taken LOTTO I in the past, you may repeat LOTTO I in order to learn more than what is involved in minimum presence or if you feel as though you need more experience using the tools within Blackboard. If you repeat LOTTO I, you will receive a special certificate for your participation.

Summer 2020 LOTTO II

Led by Dr. Katrina Kardiasmenos and Dr. Erica Hernandez, with the assistance of several colleagues who will be serving as peer mentors): The Summer 2020 LOTTO II workshop has been designed for faculty members who want to build a fully online, or hybrid, course that meets at least the essential standards on the Quality Matters (QM) rubric. LOTTO II is designed for instructors who do plan on continuing to offer online/hybrid courses once the campus fully opens.

LOTTO II Institute will be a three-week, self-paced, primarily asynchronous (with some synchronous sessions) workshop intended to train faculty how to design a course that meets Quality Matters standards using the full Quality Matters rubric (more extensive than the Emergency Remote Instruction Checklist).

Since the emphasis of LOTTO II will be on course design, faculty attendees will be expected to be able to use Blackboard tools with little instruction or assistance so that the pedagogical implications of the design can be discussed.

Please Note

LOTTO I and LOTTO II are concurrent sessions. Best practices suggest that faculty have a semester of using Blackboard tools consistently between taking LOTTO I and LOTTO II.

Which one should you take?

Watch this brief video to learn the differences so you can make a more informed decision: LOTTO I and II video

Registration

Know which one to take? You can complete the registration form here: LOTTO Summer 2020 Registration.

More questions?

Contact Katrina Kardiasmenos by email Registration will close a: 5:00 PM on June 5, 2020.