Per the IT Department:
All MATC internet connectivity will be unavailable on Thursday June 1, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Central Time) due to scheduled maintenance.
- The outage will NOT affect access to Gmail or Blackboard because these systems are hosted offsite.
- If you have questions, please contact the IT Helpdesk at 414-297-6541.
If you are new to using Blackboard and are looking for hands-on training opportunities, we strongly recommend enrolling in our free 1-credit professional development courses.
Be trained as early as May 30th by enrolling in:
COMPSW-197-201 Introduction to Blackboard (See Spring Semester in INFOnline).
Tues. May 30th & June 6th, 12:30 – 4:30 PM; online requirements
Instructor: Erin Dischler
See our full summer 2017 schedule for more sections. You may register for these classes online at INFOnline – seats are limited, enroll today!
Faculty who are interested in learning more about the Quality Matters system of course design and the Quality Matters standards for online courses are encouraged to register for a free Quality Matters Success Stories webinar to view on their own.
Their webinar schedule is listed below. Seats are limited, register today!
What to Do When We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know: Lessons Learned from QM Rookies
It’s hard to know what to do when we don’t know what we don’t know about implementing and maintaining Quality Matters at our institutions. Join three QM rookies for this discussion on implementation and sustainability of QM at their respective institutions. The presenters will share innovative ways to implement and maintain QM through best practices and life lessons.
The QM K-12 Rubric as a Course Development Roadmap
In this session we will explore strategies for applying the QM K-12 Rubric to the process of online course development. See how the development team at Michigan Virtual School used the QM K-12 Rubric and Annotations to increase course quality and development efficiency. First, we will present a process for developing institutional best practices by closely studying each Standard. Next, we will look at how to apply these practices to the development of course and lesson templates. Sample templates will be provided and participants will be encouraged to share their own best practices.