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August 29, 2014

MVLRI Initiatives Webinar – Recording Link And Slides Available

From yesterday’s inbox…

Hi everyone,

We hope this email finds you well.

Thank you to those of you who joined us at yesterday’s inaugural edition of the MVLRI Webinar Series!

If you missed it or would like to re-review/share what you learned yesterday with others, the recording link and slides are below:

Recording link:


Note: Downloading the PowerPoint slides from SlideShare will provide you with the speakers’ notes, which include more information.

If you have any questions, contact us at Enjoy your day!


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August 26, 2014

Create, Manage and Share eLearning Content – Free Webinar

From Friday’s inbox…

Register Now for Free Demo of SoftChalk Cloud

See what’s up in SoftChalk Cloud!

Learn how you can easily meet the needs of your 21st century learners with SoftChalk Cloud.

  • Create your own lessons with mobile-friendly activities, quizzes and media that engage the digital learner and improve learning outcomes.
  • Manage your learning content and track student learning.
  • Share content with your students or with the world—anytime, anywhere on any device, and collaborate on content development with colleagues… all from the Cloud.

Register for a free demo today and learn how you can use SoftChalk Create with SoftChalk Cloud’s award-winning learning object repository to create portable, interoperable content that works with any learning management system.

Monday, August 25, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Register Now
Thursday, September 4, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Register Now
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 2:00 PM EDT Register Now

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In this webinar you will see how to take a lesson created with SoftChalk Create and, using SoftChalk Cloud, place it easily and seamlessly into Canvas.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Register Now

no imageWe look forward to seeing you at a demo!

The SoftChalk Team

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August 16, 2014

Leadership Challenge in Higher Education

From Thursday’s inbox…

PATHS - Accelerated Career Paths for Higher Education

The Current Leadership Challenge in Higher Education
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:00 PM EDTThe opportunities for dedicated professionals in higher education have never been greater. With the continuous shift in the academic population and with ever-changing academic hiring practices in higher education, the need to fill management positions with qualified academic leaders has become increasingly more important.

In this brief webinar, Open Doors Group (ODG) Leadership Services will present the trends that are affecting higher education today, the leadership opportunities inherent in the current academic environment, and we will identify what the key capabilities are that leaders must have to rise to these challenges.

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The Current Leadership Challenge in Higher Education Tuesday, August 26 2:00 PM EDT Register Now

no imageIf you’re interested in boosting your career in higher education, visit the PATHS website to learn more about this career-changing 12-week program. Mentors will be available for the first 50 registrants, so don’t delay!

PATHS is sponsored by the League for Innovation in the Community College, Open Doors Group and SoftChalk LLC.

The SoftChalk Team

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August 14, 2014

Register Today to Enhance Your Online Teaching Skills with OLC Institute of Learning

And another one from yesterday’s inbox…

** To ensure delivery to your inbox, please add to your Address Book **
Upcoming Webinars 

Programs and Tools to 

Enhance Your Online
Teaching Skills  


OLC complimentary webinars are the perfect way to learn more about our online teaching programs. Whether you are looking to learn about best practices, new technologies, or OLC programs and events, these presentations are not only convenient, but timely and relevant to your online teaching.

August 26 – Going Places with Geotechnologies

“Going Places with Geotechnologies” invites you to explore the world using today’s exciting, web-based mapping tools, to expand spatial and critical thinking for you and your students. Examine historical and current issues from local to global scale, from water quality or historical homes in your own community to global climate, energy, and population change. You will learn how to apply the principles of spatial and critical thinking through the use of web mapping tools to build an exciting learning environment.

August 27 – New To Online: OLC Workshop Series for Fundamental Online Teaching Skills Development                            

Are you in the beginning stages of developing an online or blended class? This webinar provides an overview of the OLC New to Online Workshop Series and how you can develop the skills you need to successfully design and deliver your class. Topics in the series include how to convert your course, introduction to audio and visual tools, strategies for increasing interaction and engagement and more.

September 10 – Revamp Your Lecture Capture with Kaltura CaptureSpace 

The demand for educational video content creation continues to grow in educational institutions. However, much of the video content is currently captured and stored in silos, making it difficult to access, search, and manage content in a centralized manner. This significantly limits the impact of video on improving teaching and learning. Join this webinar to learn how Kaltura CaptureSpace simplifies lecture capture, flipped classroom, and remote learning initiatives with a one-stop shop solution.


Best Regards,


P.S. Join us onsite or virtually in celebrating 20 years of online learning at the 20th Annual Online Learning Consortium International ConferenceOctober 29-31, 2014 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort – Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

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Sandra Coswatte | Director, Institute for Learning

Online Learning Consortium

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August 12, 2014

Reminder: FREE Webinar 8/12 at 3 PM ET on Using Google Docs in Online Course Design

A reminder of an event today from yesterday’s inbox…

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Join us for this free webinar event!

Designing an Online Course with the Help of Google Docs

Date: Tuesday, August 12
Time: 3:00–4:00 PM ET (Add to Calendar)
Panelists: Leesa Potts and Diana Garrison, Virtual Arkansas and Lesley Reilly, EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO)

Webinar Room:


How can Google Docs be used effectively to support collaboration when designing online courses?

During this interactive webinar, Leesa Potts and Diana Garrison from Virtual Arkansas will share how they used Google Docs and Google Drive as they developed content for a personal finance online course designed for high school students.


While participating in ETLO’s Online Course Design online course facilitated by Lesley Reilly, Leesa and Diana maintained an organized system of folders in Google Drive for each module of the course which allowed for seamless collaboration during course development and allowed additional contributors to provide them with feedback on their work in progress.


Each module of their course creatively presents content through a mix of text, Voki (audio enhanced) scenarios, and other multimedia. A variety of assignments throughout the course allow students to apply what they learn in ways that meet a variety of learning styles


Webinar participants are encouraged to ask questions and share their own experience with using Google Docs for online course development and collaboration.

To access ETLO’s Collaborate Webinar Room for the August 12th webinar:


Visit: at the scheduled time.
Type your name in the text box and select “Log In.”


You may be prompted to download the software required for Collaborate and you will need the most recent version of Java.
Pre-registration is not required for this free webinar. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the ETLO Webinar page.


Hope you can join us!

Interested in continuing the conversation about online course design?


Continue discussions about webinars and other

online and blended learning topics in the NEW Google+ ETLO Community Forum.



Have you missed any of our previous webinars?

The recordings are available on the ETLO Webinar page.




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