Special Development Opportunities


Interested in teaching an online or hybrid course? Learn more about our Foundations of Online/Hybrid Course Development and Delivery workshop, including the workshop dates for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Faculty Learning Communities

Each semester, IDeL's instructional designers facilitate a series of Faculty Learning Communities to help hybrid and online faculty share their experiences and best practices.

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Summer Teaching Institute

Information on the Institute held in the summer of 2017 is available on the eLearn site.

Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium

Each Spring, Grand Valley's Teaching & Learning with Technology Symposium provides an opportunity for faculty to showcase how they're putting technology to use in their teaching. Faculty and staff from across the university gather for this afternoon of fun, food, and presentations.

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Previous Years' Symposiums

Campus Workshops

IDeL Workshops

The IDeL team offers a variety of workshops on instructional technology and e-pedagogy. This year's lineup includes workshops on:

  • Being present online: Good for you and your students
  • What is social presence and why is it important
  • Formative assessment techniques/tools to assess student learning
  • Glue them to their Seats: Redeeming PowerPoint through neuroscience and good design

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eLearning Seminars

The Information Technology / eLearning and Emerging Technologies department offers a variety of workshops for those interested in learning to use GVSU's Blackboard learning management system, Collaborate web conferencing tools, Panopto video streaming, Ally accessibility features, and a number of other tools for enhancing your teaching.

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Workshops on Demand

You pick the date, the time, and the topic and we'll be happy to come deliver a group training for you and your colleagues. This is the perfect way to fit training into your busy schedule. Choose from our full menu of workshops, or propose a topic that fits your specific needs.

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Other Opportunities for Development

Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series

The BITS workshops are a series of weekly faculty training webinars offered by Blackboard. Free for faculty, these are a great way to expand your skills from the comfort of your office.

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Online Learning Consortium

Need professional development opportunities that better fit your schedule? Consider the Online Learning Consortium workshops. Formerly known as the Sloan Consortium, the OLC is a recognized name in online learning; their workshops cover a variety of topics in instructional technology and are offered online.

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