2020

November

Announcing Online Learning 101 for Students - Spring 2021

To support our students with the challenges they may face this year, IUP is pleased to offer a free, non-mandatory, noncredit course called Online Learning 101 for Students – Spring 2021, designed to simulate an actual IUP online course. During this five-day interactive course, students participate in activities designed to familiarize them with the common tools used in online courses at IUP. 

August

Fall Schedule for Teaching Online Certificate Course

The Office of Instructional Design Services announces fall sessions for the three-week asynchronous Teaching Online certificate course, which provides instructors with a student’s perspective, guidance on designing an online course, and instructions for using the various D2L Brightspace tools.

Join Us for Virtual Tech Day

IUP, in conjunction with Instructional Design Services, invites you to Virtual Tech Day on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. All sessions will be conducted synchronously via Zoom. Virtual Tech Day is for IUP employees only.

June

Reminder: Registration for Summer Academy Express

The Summer Academy Express is being offered by the Summer Academy Team starting Monday, July 20, through Friday, July 24, 2020. This professional development opportunity is for IUP faculty.

Coming Soon the Next: Hybrid on the Horizon

Discuss options and best practices with Veronica Paz and Matt Baumer on hybrid learning at IUP in this online session.

Coming Up: Next Roundtable for Hands-on Learning at a Distance

This event, open to all faculty of IUP, highlights sharing ideas about delivering hands-on learning remotely or with social distancing guidelines. 

2020 Summer Academy for Staff Plans Announced

IUP’s 2020 Summer Academy for Staff, a professional development program designed for staff to gain new perspective and skills when using technology, organizing and planning events, and communicating and connecting with students, will begin on Monday, June 15.

Hybrid on the Horizon

Join Veronica Paz and Matt Baumer to discuss options and best practices on how to use current IUP technology to run your class activities both online and face to face.

Roundtable for Hands-on Learning at a Distance

Join Anne Kondo and Justin Fair as they moderate a roundtable discussion, “Hands-on learning at a distance?” This event highlights sharing ideas about delivering hands-on learning remotely or with social distancing guidelines. This event, open to all IUP faculty, will be offered three times over the summer: Thursday, June 11; Thursday, June 25; and Thursday, July 16.

Staff Professional Development Sessions

The Summer Academy Team presents a series of professional development programs designed to help staff gain new perspectives and skills in using technology, organizing and planning events, and providing support to students. These sessions will be offered via Zoom, and you will need to preregister. 

May

Hands-On Learning at a Distance?

Join us for a roundtable discussion for sharing ideas about delivering hands-on learning remotely or with social distancing guidelines. This discussion is open to all faculty of IUP, and is intended for faculty teaching in fields where labs, studios, and clinical experiences form a significant component of learning.

April

Zoom Security Updates: New Security Icon

Hosts and co-hosts can restrict participants’ ability to several features using the new Security icon.

Ready for More: Zoom and D2L Features

Instructional Design Services invites faculty, managers, and staff to join us to learn additional features and settings of D2L Brightspace and Zoom as you continue to remotely deliver instruction. Our list of offerings will be updated frequently with additional topics and sessions offered via Zoom.

March

D2L Offering Webinar: Come Together to Learn Together

Moving to online instruction during our current circumstances can seem overwhelming. To that end, starting the week of March 23, D2L is launching a Come Together to Learn Together webinar series offering various educational insights on common challenges during this uncertain time.

February

Teaching Online Certificate Course Being Offered by Instructional Design Services

Instructional Design Services is offering sessions for the Teaching Online Certificate Course in April, May, July, and August. If you complete your chosen session, you will receive a certificate of completion. 

January

Tech Day This Wednesday, January 15

Faculty, staff, and graduate students are invited to join us for many creative sessions in all manner of technology. We have several tracks that provide education and IUP services sessions. There is no charge for attendance and no preregistration.

Tech Day Only a Week Away on January 15

You are cordially invited to join us at Tech Day for many creative sessions in all manner of technology. We have several tracks that provide education and IUP services sessions. There is no charge for attendance and no preregistration.