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The Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) will design workshops, on request, on topics related to teaching and learning using technology. In addition, we offer regularly scheduled workshops on a wide range of teaching and learning issues.

Applying the QM Rubric

June 16 - 30, 2014
Register Now! - Registration deadline: Thursday, June 12 by 5 p.m.

Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. QM is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its peer-based approach and continuous improvement in online education and student learning. 

The Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop introduces participants to the Quality Matters (QM) process and rubric. The facilitator will present information about the rubric and peer review process and guide participants through a series of activities designed to promote understanding of the quality standards and to give hands-on experience in applying these standards to the review of an online/blended course.
The TWU workshop is two weeks online. The workshop may be completed in less than two weeks, however, you are asked to complete the work within the two week time frame. Upon completion of the workshop, faculty will be eligible to participate in Peer Reviewer Certification training, online from Quality Matters.

If you have questions about this course or anything else related to QM, please contact Alli Peterson, Instructional Designer III at or 81-3486.

*Please note, space is limited. The workshop is subject to cancellation, if minimum enrollment is not met.

Live to the Desktop Presentations

Teaching and Learning Efficiencies - Making Your Time with the LMS More Meaningful

Live to the Desktop Presentations will be conducted online in Blackboard Collaborate. Registration is not required.

How to prepare your computer and interact during the presentation.

Participant link to access the Spring 2014 Live to the Desktop presentations.

Previous Live to the Desktop presentations can be found on the TLT Faculty Resource page.

Grade Center Statistics: What Can these Numbers Actually Tell Me?

Friday, April 25 | 1 – 2 p.m.

This session will cover how to read statistical reports available through the Grade Center in Blackboard to help you gauge individual or class progress and fine tune assessments. We will discuss various ways to glean information from Grade Center about individual student performance, class performance and tests. We will then simplify how to interpret that information and how to use it to tweak assessments for the next course offering.

Dallas Trainings

Getting Courses Ready for Summer & Fall Semesters

It is never too early to start preparing for your summer or fall courses. Join Rachel Clarke Raidenkov from the Office of Technology and Janet Bickel-Burton from the Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology as they present on roster synchronization with Colleague, the Roster Merge tool, and other Blackboard topics, plus a Q&A session.

Registration is not required.

  • Thursday, May 1 | IHSD Room 6700 | 1 – 2 p.m.
  • Monday, May 19 | IHSD Room 6504 | 11 a.m. – noon

Houston Trainings

All Houston faculty and staff are invited to attend the following trainings that will cover topics including Blackboard preparation, how-tos with Blackboard tools and other technology related topics. These trainings will be offered jointly by the Office of Technology and the Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology.

All sessions will be from Noon – 1 p.m. and conducted online in Bb Collaborate. Registration is not required.

How to prepare your computer and interact during the presentation.

Participant link to access the Spring 2014 Houston trainings.     

  • Blackboard: Getting Ready for Next Semester | April 22
  • Blackboard Collaborate – Plan | April 23

Open Lab

Registration is not required to attend the Open Lab.

Need help with your online course? Come to an Open Lab and we'll answer any question you have with the "how's" and "why's" of course design. 

  • April 23 | 2 - 3 p.m. | IHSH 4322

Schedule a Workshop

To schedule a workshop for your department or program, contact the TLT group at 940.898.3409. The TLT group also sends information on all TLT events via email.

Special Events

The TLT group also sponsors several special events for the TWU community. Each fall, the Online Educator Symposium brings together faculty and others to discuss teaching in the online environment. During the spring semester, TLT sponsors the Academic Success Series (a lecture and/or workshop session followed by two online sessions on related topics). During the summer, several TLT sponsored events take place. In June, invited Teaching Assistants can participate in the PILOT program. This four-week course covers basic concepts for teaching online and F2F for Teaching Assistants. The Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy also convenes in June.  A select group of faculty members and mentors attend a three day institute on teaching and learning and work through the year to explore some aspect of teaching. In July, the Online Faculty Development Program is offered for new TWU faculty members. This program covers course development and pedagogical concepts for teaching online.

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