UTSA's Office of Online Learning Presents at the 2016 Texas Blackboard Users Group Conference

{November} {30}, {2016}

by Danicia Steele at 8:37 AM in Campus Community, Events, Interesting


(Instructional Development Specialist Vanessa Garza and Senior Instructional Designer Claudia Arcolin Ph.D. presenting at the 2016 Texas Blackboard Users Group Conference.)

The UTSA Office of Information Technology's (OIT's) Online Learning department presented at the 2016 Texas Blackboard Users Group (TBUG) Conference from November 10-11. The annual conference, which took place in League City, Texas, is a networking opportunity for Blackboard users allowing them to collaborate and share best practices and solutions.

During the conference, members were given two presentations from OIT's Online Learning staff. Senior Instructional Designer Claudia Arcolin, Ph.D. and Instructional Development Specialist Vanessa Garza presented "Who is Afraid of Online Learning? Strategies to Lead Students to Self-efficacy and Gain Confidence in an Online Learning Environment." The second presentation was given by Instructional Designer Mayra Collins and Multimedia Specialist IIChristopher Cortez discussing "Out of the Norm: A Creative Training Course."  The presentation elaborated on methods for becoming more creative and innovative when presenting course material.

OIT's Online Learning offers many sessions and services to help increase the level of student success at UTSA. They offer workshops, training, Blackboard support, and instructional design and development to assist in ensuring our faculty has the best tools and techniques to support themselves and their students in the classroom.

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