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Professional Development Update: © R. Craig Collins, 2010-20

Hello all, I hope you can all take a moment to read over the following items!
Divisions and Departments, please forward to adjuncts and staff that may not get this email.
Let adjuncts know I have late afternoon and evening hours on Wednesday by appointment!
If all you need is the schedule, Scheduled Workshop information is below

Reminder, if you come by during my open lab times, you still qualify to sign up for the topic we worked on, for professional development!

Snapshot of Professional Development open labs:
Monday 1:00-2:00 WTC 522 Scheduled Workshop/Open Lab
Tuesday 9:30-12:00 WTC 522 By Appointment (Get help on eLearning, technology, curricula, etc.)
Tuesday 1:00-2:00 WTC 522 Scheduled Workshop/Open Lab
Tuesday 3:30-4:30 Hutto B205 Scheduled Workshop/Open Lab
Wednesday Afternoon WTC 522 By Appointment (Get help on eLearning, technology, curricula, etc.)
Wednesday 4:00-5:00 WTC 522 Open Lab (Get help on eLearning, technology, curricula, etc.)
Thursday 9:30-12:00 WTC 522 By Appointment (Get help on eLearning, technology, curricula, etc.)
Thursday 1:45-3:00* WTC 522 Open Lab by appointment (Get help on eLearning, technology, curricula, etc.)
Friday 9:00-11:00 WTC 522 D2L Content for first 6 weeks, then By Appointment
Friday 11:00-12:00 WTC 522 By Appointment

Goals of Professional Development:
1) to help you deal with the technology used in your job, and in your courses
2) to help you improve your courses, to influence retention and student success, via Instructional Design and the continuous improvement of Course Quality
3) to help you stay current in your subject matter

Many Colleges and Universities include up to 40 hours a year of verified Professional Development as a part of the conditions of employment;
this is not to be a punishment, rather an investment in time that will actually reduce you work load and improve results as you go forward.

I can also help full time staff, full time faculty, and adjunct faculty track outside activities related to Professional Development, especially for faculty evaluation*

Quick links to items you may need:
Handy link to share with your student on how to use D2L, etc. D2L Notes or
Handy tutorial on D2L Click here for a Desire2Learn Tutorial
Handy reference for your students on how to Log in at the bottom of the PD Update
Handy notes on how I do lecture capture, with YouTube for delivery.
Handy link to recent Education and Technology Tips

Please note, aside from scheduled workshops, I am available for individual consultation for staff, faculty, or departments almost every day.

I have been setting up Professional Development items for folks who ask, but I need a day to get these set up so please let me know before you attend a workshop, please.

If you or your department need Professional Development and can't find workshops or webinars, please let me know and I'll see what I can set up!

Aside from the emails you have received about Webinars, etc., here is what is going on for Professional Development this coming week

Prior Material
D2L Content
Tenure Prep (pptx
D2L Gradebook
Microsoft Word
D2L Quizzes Part II
Intro to Excel
D2L Attendance

WKSP D2LMOP 0120A Manage the Online Process (D2L Intelligent Agents Conditional Release D2L Power Tools pptx)
WKSP-CIAOVR-0120A Campus Issues: CIA Overview, Curriculum Instruction Assessment (Instructional Design)
WKSP-CIA1-0120A Campus Issues: CIA 1,Curriculum Instruction Assesstment (Instructional Design)
WKSP-CIA2-0120A Campus Issues: CIA II, Curriculum Instruction Assesstment (Instructional Design)
WKSP-CIA3-0120A Campus Issues: CIA III, Curriculum Instruction Assessment (Instructional Design)
WKSP-CIA3-0120B Campus Issues: CIA IV, Curriculum Instruction Assessment (Instructional Design)
WKSP-CIA3-0120C Campus Issues: CIA V, Curriculum Instruction Assessment (Instructional Design)

Coming Soon
Help setting up 2nd 8 week classes, Instructional Design (Curriculum-Instruction-Assessment)

* A note on tracking professional development: if you wish to use our optional TConnect method of recording Professional Development credit,
you must let me know before you attend your workshop or conference, so I can set it up.
Then, you must sign up in TConnect before the end of the workshop or conference.
Once I have something to show you actually attended, I process the PD item with an S for satisfactory completion.
If you sign up for something like a Zero Week workshop, but don't actually attend, you get a U for unsatisfactory completion.
Also, just signing in on a sign-in sheet will not get you into the system... I cannot add folks to TConnect rosters,
nor can I add folks after the workshop has ended.
I only use the sign-in sheet only to verify attendance. Further, I do NOT keep sign in sheets after verification in TConnect.


How to sign up to get credit for workshops (pdf)

Would you like a specific workshop to be offered? Email
We are also looking for campus experts or area subject matter experts to offer additions workshops... again contact

See the entire Professional Development Calendar at
For On Line material, bookmark
or scroll down below

Current Online workshops
Documents for Proctor U
Video and screenshots available in Respondus link

D2L for Faculty  
Creating D2L News and Content D2L-Content.pptx
D2L Gradebook D2L-Gradebook.pptx
D2L Dropbox D2L-Dropbox.pptx
D2L Quizzes, Part I Quizzes, Part 1 pptx pptx
D2L Quizzes, Part II D2L Quizzes Part II pptx
Brightspace by D2L (Desire2Learn) Rubrics D2L Rubrics
D2L Attendance D2L Attendance
D2L New Course (Instructional Design Wizard) D2L New Course pptx
D2L Power Tools (Intelligent Agent, Release Conditions,
Manage dates, Course Copy, & Rubrics)
D2L Power Tools started, usable, but under construction
D2L Intelligent Agents D2L Intelligent Agents

CIA Instructional Design (more soon) Curriculum Instruction Assessment
Course Quality (more soon) online Course Quality (pdf)
Tenure Tenure Prep (pptx)
Classroom technology  
Windows Crash Course pdf, new
Microsoft Word pt 1 web
Word Outlines new
Word Résumé new
Word Bibliography/Footnote
Word Cover Page, Headers
Microsoft Word pt 2 web
Microsoft Excel pt 1 web
Microsoft Excel pt 2 web coming soon
PowerPoint 2013 web
YouTube Creation coming soon
HTML web page web
My Book on Making Web Pages, use TOC to locate Dreamweaver (pdf)
Adobe Acrobat  
Intro to GIMP/Photoshop web
email me for details on getting credit for doing these on-line  

After registering and viewing the Web site and/or YouTube,
Send me an email when you have finished viewing; include  a short summary, as well as any questions you have,
and I’ll complete the TConnect credit.

  YouTube Video Companions and online workshops now available

Click here for full Training Calendar


Coming Soon or online

... what else do you want to see?

Handy reference for your students on how to Log in



last name + first initial + last three numbers of your student ID

eMail address:


last name + first initial + last three numbers of your student ID @



If your Username does not work, go to TConnect & select “First time using TCONNECT” or “Don’t know your TCONNECT User ID”





Tc + D O B



1st time

last name + first initial + last three numbers of your student ID


Tc + D O B



1st time DOB