As a professor, we know it can be challenging to keep up with innovative teaching methods and tools, while also managing your many day-to-day teaching responsibilities. That's why we make it easy for you to get the practical training you need to make the most of the latest educational technologies for enhancing student learning in your courses. You can also earn Quality Faculty Plan Instructional Credit (QFP) in our classes.
Learning that's Practical
In addition to showing you how these tools work, we also share effective practices, tips, and ideas for making the most of them in your own classes.
Would you like training for an educational technology that's not listed here? Let us know!
How to get started:
- View Class Descriptions for details on available training.
- Check the Training Schedule for classes that fit your calendar.
- Reserve your spot using MyLearningPlan.
There is a maximum occupancy of 8 people per session. Please make sure you sign up well in advance.
- Attend your scheduled session and recieve QFP credit.
Tip: Click titles for locations, start/end times, and other information.
Office of Online Learning
Phone: (641) 683-4249 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 4249
Note: All classes are one hour in length, unless otherwise noted.
The NEW Collaborate is here: Collaborate Ultra!
Collaborate Ultra allows faculty members and students to interact in MyHills, using audio and video. Hold live online class sessions, record presentations, and much more, all from your office/home computer. Take your online teaching to the next level with Collaborate Ultra!
Collaborate Ultra: Overview
In this one–hour class, faculty members will learn how to hold online class sessions in MyHills, where students and professors can see and hear one another, faculty can show PowerPoint slides and other files to students, and sessions can be recorded for later viewing. Use it for classes, online office hours, group projects, and more. Helpful teaching tips and effective practices will be shared. (Quality Faculty Plan Instructional Credit: 1 hour)
Collaborate Ultra: Hands–On
(Prerequisite: Collaborate Ultra: Overview) This hands–on class session builds on the content in the class described above (Collaborate Ultra: Overview), with hands–on activities designed to help you get started using this powerful tool to maximum effect in your own courses. (Quality Faculty Plan Instructional Credit: 1 hour)
VoiceThread allows you to upload, share, and discuss various types of media asynchronously within your courses. Use voice to add excitement and interest to an online discussion forum! Allow students to comment on recorded presentations given by you or other students in the course! Upload multimedia that you can annotate while you explain a difficult concept! Put the power of VoiceThread to work for you with this one hour class. (Quality Faculty Plan Instructional Credit: 1 hour)
ExamView is a powerful tool for creating and managing assessments. It works with 9,000+ textbooks from 65+ publishers, and integrates easily with MyHills. (Quality Faculty Plan Instructional Credit: 1 hour)
We've partnered with Lynda.com to provide our students and staff with access to 3,700+ online video courses taught by experts. We'll get you started using this amazing resource. (Quality Faculty Plan Instructional Credit: 1 hour)
MyHills is the Internet-based program that Indian Hills uses to provide course content to students and facilitate interaction in online, blended, hybrid, and many of its on–campus courses. "MyHills" is driven by Blackboard.
This one–hour class is designed to introduce faculty to the essential features of MyHills (Blackboard) needed to teach online, blended, hybrid, and on–campus courses. (Quality Faculty Plan Instructional Credit: 1 hour)
MyHills: Communication Tools
(Prerequisite: MyHills: Essentials) Building on what was learned in MyHills: Essentials, this one–hour class looks at the communication tools in MyHills in greater detail. Topics include discussions, blogs, journals, wikis, email, messages, and announcements. (Quality Faculty Plan Instructional Credit: 1 hour)
(Prerequisite: MyHills: Essentials) Moving beyond MyHills: Essentials, this one–hour class covers how to create and manage various assignments and tests in MyHills. Effective practices used to increase test security will also be discussed. (Quality Faculty Plan Instructional Credit: 1 hour)
MyHills: Grade Center
(Prerequisite: MyHills: Essentials) This one–hour class covers how to set up and make the most of the Grade Center. Learn how to create and manage columns, streamline grading, run reports, and more. (Quality Faculty Plan Instructional Credit: 1 hour)
(Prerequisites: MyHills: Essentials, Communication Tools, and Assessments and Grade Center) This one–hour, hands–on session builds on the content in all three of the MyHills classes described above (Essentials, Communication Tools, and Assessments and Grading), with hands–on activities designed to help you get comfortable with using the system. (Quality Faculty Plan Instructional Credit: 1 hour)
My Learning Plan takes Indian Hills Quality Faculty Plan processes online, from start to finish. Discover and register for new professional development offerings, request and receive approval, and have it all recorded in your own professional development account. This training will introduce you to My Learning Plan, and give you everything you need to get started. (Quality Faculty Plan Instructional Credit: 1 hour)
Note: If you would like to request approval to offer (not to attend) a training session for IHCC Faculty (non-students), and to have that training approved for Quality Faculty Plan (QFP) credit by the Academic Affairs Office and entered into MyLearningPlan so that faculty can find, register, and receive QFP credit for their participation, please submit the Request to Offer QFP-Approved Training for IHCC Faculty Form.
Respondus LockDown Browser helps make testing more secure in MyHills. While taking an exam, students are blocked from printing and copying questions, accessing other programs on their computers, and visiting other websites. Respondus Monitor, a companion to the LockDown Browser, uses the student’s own computer and webcam to record testing sessions, helping to ensure the right student is taking the test and that only approved resources are used. Both products integrate seamlessly with MyHills. These are excellent tools that can be used for on-campus classes, proctored testing, and purely online testing. (Quality Faculty Plan Instructional Credit: 1 hour)
Turnitin plagiarism detection checks submitted papers against 20+ billion web pages, 220+ million student papers, and library databases. It also includes peer-review tools and more. (Quality Faculty Plan Instructional Credit: 1 hour)