Call for Posters: 2021 Teaching and Learning Day

Deadline for submissions: March 7, 2021

The Teaching & Learning Day is an annual event that showcases the fresh thinking and innovative strategies of GGC faculty and staff related to enhancing teaching and learning. Our fourth annual Teaching & Learning Day will consist of a virtual poster session that provides a visual forum for individuals and groups to showcase innovative work related to teaching, learning, and technology, including but not limited to:

  • course design (face to face and hybrid),
  • assignment design,
  • engaged pedagogies (including experiential learning),
  • assessment strategies,
  • research on teaching and learning
  • efforts to enhance student success. 

The poster session at Teaching & Learning Day provides an opportunity to reach a broad audience and initiate conversations with colleagues sharing similar interests. We invite you to submit an application to present your work.

Please complete this application by Sunday, March 7, 2021. Questions may be directed to Roy Marquez (

For more information, please see the FAQ here: Teaching and Learning Day FAQ

Pearson MyLab + Respondus Monitor Prevent Cheating During Online Tests

From Respondus:

The testing tools in Pearson MyLab now offer seamless integration with the Respondus Monitor proctoring system, providing a powerful solution for exam integrity. Join us for a free, 30-minute webinar to learn about this new integration.

The 30-minute webinar will include: A demonstration of how to set up and use Respondus Monitor with Pearson MyLab Discussion of licensing options, including student purchase Best practices for administrators and instructors A Q&A period at the end of the webinar where attendees can ask questions  There are two dates to choose from. Register for the session of your choice, and we’ll see you there!

Pearson MyLab + Respondus Monitor: Prevent Cheating During Online Tests

Tue, March 9
1pm ET / 10am PT

Thu, March 11
3 pm ET / 12pm PT

Not able to make a webinar? Visit our website for an introductory video and to discover how to use this integration with your MyLab tests.

Gradescope Summit – Tuesday, March 16th

From Gradescope:

We’re thrilled to invite you to our inaugural user summit with the hope that by hearing from each other, you’ll feel equally inspired.

Register now

Join us for the Gradescope User Summit on Tuesday, March 16th.
This one-day event brings together members of our community to share innovative approaches to teaching and best practices for accelerating grading and feedback. Led by and built for Gradescope users, sessions are designed for all experience levels and disciplines. Join us and walk away with new ideas and proven success strategies, all from members of the Gradescope community.

Check out our list of session topics and presenters to learn more.

Can’t make the live event? Register now and we’ll follow up with recorded and on-demand access.

As always, you can reach out to us directly at Thanks for being a part of our Gradescope community. We hope to see you on March 16th!

– The Gradescope team

Upcoming Kaltura Training Opportunities

Here are three upcoming opportunities to learn more about using our Kaltura video services. Each of these live webinars requires registration.

KAMP: Creating Interactive Video Opportunities That Provide Active Learning

March 11, 2:00PM: Explore ways to better engage students with video through active learning that improves outcomes. Faculty and instructional designers will explore ways they can better engage students with video and how this active learning improves student engagement and ultimately student learning outcomes.

RSVP – Registration

D2L/Brightspace – Kaltura Essentials Training

Tuesday, March 16, or 18, 12:00 – 2:00pm

Led by: Kaltura Training & Learning Team

Learn how you can easily record, upload, manage, edit, clip, transcode, publish, share, and deliver high-quality video content that displays beautifully on any device, anywhere, all within your D2L Brightspace environment.

RSVP – RegistrationAgenda, Overview and Practice

KAMP: Using Kaltura Analytics to Continuously Improve Student Engagement

April 8, 2:00PM: Understand how your videos are being watched as well as how to improve student engagement. Come learn the power of analytics. This session will help faculty and designers understand how their videos are being watched as well as how to use these analytics to improve student engagement.

RSVP – Registration

ProctorU 202 Training Webinar

From ProctorU:

ProctorU 202, our new training webinar, is now open for registration. What will you learn in ProctorU 202? We will review detailed tips and best practices about exam administration including:

  • How to view and investigate sessions
  • How to view incident reports
  • How to view exam metrics/dashboard
  • Best practices of exam rules/notes – including preferred and discouraged examples
  • The importance of an accurate exam window

This one-hour webinar will include a live Q&A. Register here for one of the following dates and times: 

  • Tue, March 2 (10:00 AM EST)
  • Thu, March 4 (2:00 PM EST)
  • Mon, March 8 (11:00 AM EST)
  • Wed, March 10 (3:00 PM EST

CTE Workshop: Using D2L Intelligent Agents (Feb 16)

The Office of the Provost cordially invites faculty to the Vice President and Academic and Student Affairs professional development workshop, “Using D2L Intelligent Agents to Automate Some Course Communication and Promote Student Engagement,” led by the Center for Teaching Excellence.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. Join the session using the link in this announcement.

Intelligent Agents in Brightspace can assist instructors and students by providing an automated email in the following situations:

• When a specific student activity occurs in a course.
• When such an activity does not occur in a course.
• When a student does or does not login to Brightspace.
• When a student does or does not enter a particular course in Brightspace.

An Intelligent Agent is a D2L tool that can perform a communications task on your behalf. By the end of this workshop, you will know how to create and use Intelligent Agents.

USG Short Course: Motivating Learners (January 25 – February 13, 2021)

This fall, the University System piloted a short course in D2L for faculty, Motivating Learners: Starting Strong, which focused on mindset supportive practices. The response to the course has been overwhelmingly positive, and we are pleased to be able to make the course available for a much larger audience in January.  The next session of this course will run from Monday, January 25th through February 13th.  

The course will be conducted through the USGTrain Brightspace platform. Registration for the course is available through the Complete College Georgia website. Participation is open to up to 200 faculty Systemwide.

About the Course
This mostly asynchronous pilot course reviews learning mindset supportive messaging, explores how to integrate Learning Mindset-supportive practices into instruction and provides an opportunity to explore ways to embed these concepts at the very start of the course with a concrete tool to use in classes in the future. Throughout, participants will reflect on their practice and have opportunities to share with their peers.

What else?
To assess the impact of the work on facutly and their students, we also ask that participating faculty:

  • Complete a pre- and post-survey (~25 minutes) before beginning the short course and after completing the course  (we’ll email the link before the course).
  • Administer a ~10-minute survey to your students at the beginning of the next semester you teach and again at the end of that semester (link will be provided).

Introducing KAMP: Masterclass for Kaltura Users

The new Kaltura Academic Media & Pedagogy masterclass series focuses on helping higher education faculty and instructional designers better use video. This series will not only teach you tips and tricks for getting the most out of your Kaltura products, but will also provide some of the latest pedagogical theory on how to use video for more effective learning in your courses.

Starting January 14, sessions will be held every second Thursday of the month. All Kaltura end users from higher education are welcome!  Register for as many sessions as you wish; each session is on a separate stand-alone topic:

* Session 1: Using Kaltura Capture to Easily Create Engaging Classroom Videos

Session 2: Using Video in the Fully Online Environment for Improved Personalization and Student Engagement

* Session 3: Creating Interactive Video Opportunities That Provide Active Learning

* Session 4: Using Kaltura Analytics to Continuously Improve Student Engagement

* Session 5: Kaltura Transcriptions and Captions: More Than Accessibility!

* Session 6: Flipped and More: How to Get the most Student Engagement with Your Videos!

Register here.  

Upcoming events in January:

The CTE Winter Institute (January 06 – 07, 2021)

Do you want to keep your students motivated and engaged? Thinking about integrating self-care into your routine in a more purposeful way? Looking for a way to recharge and reinvigorate yourself? Reflecting about the past year and how to include more of your students’ perspectives and identities into the decisions made in the classroom?

Join the CTE for our Winter Institute as we reflect on engagement in the online arena, looking at ways to integrate self-care and well-being during difficult times and explore practices to make our classrooms spaces where diversity, equity and inclusion are valued and practiced.

The Institute will take place on January 7th, with several pre-institute sessions focused on student success scheduled on January 6th.

For more information and/or to register for the workshops, go to the CTE Winter Institute website

The GGC Teaching, Learning, and Research Symposium (January 13 – 14, 2021)

As we have worked in greater isolation, you have found ways to make connections; as we have discovered new challenges, you have invented new solutions; as we have re-examined our priorities and commitments, you have re-invested in education, in students, and in the mission of higher education. This symposium showcases the insights and innovations of that re-investment. Importantly, it also provides an opportunity to listen and to share. As we have found new ways to work collaboratively and safeguard health, one of the quieter losses has been casual and unplanned collaboration: incidental office suite conversations, discussions that spill from the classroom to the hallway, new ideas over a shared lunch table, the beginning of plan formed on a walk from one building to another. To combat this loss, we must be intentional about making time to learn from others, to hear what worked (and what didn’t). We need not know what we will learn; it is enough to know we are engaged in the same work of teaching, learning and research, and to know good ideas grow when we share and listen.

GGC’s Teaching, Learning, and Research Symposium has come together because of collaboration and shared values. The Business, Economic, and Applied Research Center (BEAR) in the School of Business; the Center for Teaching Excellence; the Office of the Provost are excited to welcome presentations from within GGC, the broader USG system, and beyond. Thank you for your commitment to teaching, to learning, and to research, and for your support of the mission and community of higher education.

Follow this link for more information and/or to access the workshops.