Faculty Instructional Support
CTLT provides faculty with essential training and workshops in instructional technologies.
Additionally, we provide advising resources, professional development, hybrid and distance teaching and learning, and other support areas, so faculty can concentrate on providing quality teaching to Shenandoah students.
All courses and organizations should be moved to Canvas by May 1, 2016. Faculty and Staff should archive content needed for accreditation, contract portfolios, and grade centers by that date.
Canvas will be used to run courses starting Summer I, 2016 and we will no longer have access to Blackboard July 1, 2016.
The period May 1-June 30 is reserved for testing, so all content needs to be moved prior. Please start now.
For a current listing of training sessions, click the Register for Canvas Training button
Visit the Canvas Training Organization Site for more instructions and details. (Sign in required) If you do not see the organization site listed on your Canvas page, please contact the CTLT.
Canvas Technical Help
CTLT welcomes Beth Dodson, adjunct professor of mathematics. Beth will be joining as Instructional Technology Specialist to assist faculty with the transition from Blackboard to Canvas. She will lead training sessions and provide help with Canvas instructional design.
Beth will be available to help answer questions in the CTLT office, Smith 322:
- Mondays 9:00 – 2:00
- Tuesdays 8:30 – 10:45
- Wednesdays 9:00 – 4:00
- Fridays (Remote Only) 8:30 – 1:15
Beth will be available on Fridays via Zoom only and will not be in Smith 318.
3rd Annual SUpr Summit:Student Project and Research Symposium
“Excellent Experience!” “Learning, caring, and effort happening here.” “Energy and excitement surrounding the projects.” “Exhibits look professional.”
There were 40 individual and group projects displayed and a total of 125 students participating, including collaborative research with students from other universities and representing nearly every SU college. Additionally, this year one of Paula Grajdeneau’s computer math students wrote an interface allowing students and visitors to vote for the student choice award.
Each of the 27 students involved with these high scoring projects will be awarded $75 dollars.
Faculty Writer’s Retreat for Creativity and Collaboration
May 23 – 25, 9-4 Each Day, at Cool Spring Lodge
Time and space to think, write, get motivated, and be creative! Attend and participate in focused scholarly work in separate spaces designed for individual writing and collaborative/creative work. Take a break from the usual office environment!
Course Design Academy 2016
This is a two-day hands-on workshop. Mainly for new faculty, experienced faculty may want to join this CTL workshop as mentors or to revise their classes. This will be a practical workshop covering curriculum construction, “scaffolding” material, “flipped” classes, technology, and strategies to achieve deeper learning. Time for working on syllabi and course materials is scheduled.
Please bring your laptop.
Scheduled for Thursday and Friday, August 4 & 5 from 9 AM to 4 PM each day, Smith Library 318 (location is subject to change).
Attendance at both sessions is recommended but not mandatory. Lunch will be provided.
Contact us for information or with questions – firstname.lastname@example.org – 540-542-6537.
Our Advising Resources page contains information about WebAdvisor Student Planning and the EAB Student Success Collaborative, as well as the Campus Resources Guide and the Fall 2015 Advising Handbook.
Our Resource Repository contains help files and video tutorials on a variety of topics including Learning Management. Currently there are more than 30 specific resources and help files available and we add to the repository frequently.
CTLT also provides faculty workshops and training on a variety of topics including digital humanities, using technology, e-portfolio creation, and more.
Don’t see the workshop you want? Have a workshop idea?
No worries! Just email us to discuss planning your workshop.
The CTLT is comprised of the Transformative Teaching and Learning team led by Dr. Anne Marchant, and the Academic Computing Technologies team led by Dr. Richard Pierce.
Transformative Teaching and Learning
The Transformative Teaching and Learning team (TTL) works to improve student learning outcomes and academic success by providing pedagogical support in areas such as hybrid teaching, distance education, and collaborative and experiential learning as well as coordination and support for academic advising. TTL also provides support and instruction for a number of instructional technologies.
Academic Computing Technology
The Academic Computing Technology team (ACT) helps faculty maneuver through in-class technologies such as SmartBoards and other classroom presentation technologies including audio/visual hardware. ACT is responsible for bridging the virtual gap between the NVC and Winchester campuses. Additionally, ACT coordinates and troubleshoots video teleconferencing software and hardware.
Classroom technology assistance is available!
*SU log-in required
Projects and Initiatives
- Ellucian Student Planning Module on WebAdvisor
- EAB Student Success Collaborative Advising Tool
- Canvas LMS Implementation
- Panopto Video Recording and Storage
- ZOOM WebConferencing Software
What We Offer
Faculty training and support in instructional technology, pedagogy, and professional development.
Promoting the highest quality education through creativity, collaboration, and lifelong learning.
Initiating advancements in instructional technology, academic advising, and research.
Visit the CTLT Staff Page and the links below for more information and to find out who to contact when you have questions about teaching with technology.
Transformative Teaching and Learning Team
Academic Computing Technologies Team
Northern Virginia Campus
In Winchester, the office is centrally located on the Main Campus in room 322 of Smith Library.
The office at the NVC Campus is located in room 147.
Can’t make it to a workshop or to our office?
We are happy to provide remote support through Zoom.
Hours: M-F, 9-12 and 1-5