Looking to learn or do some professional development this fall? Here are some upcoming opportunities we’ve got to share.

Courses and Workshops

All courses, unless labeled walk-in, require registration through the TLC.

 Class Name Date Time Facilitator Location
Bb Grade Center Workshop II – Assignment 8/13/18 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Min/Tim BIC 1C06
Ask an Expert: Roster Verification, Midterm Grades, Final Grades 8/23/18 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tim Sweeney SRC 1105 (TLC Lab)
Ask an Expert: Roster Verification, Midterm Grades, Final Grades 8/24/18 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Tim Sweeney SRC 1105 (TLC Lab)
Ask an Expert: Roster Verification, Midterm Grades, Final Grades 8/27/18 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tim Sweeney SRC 1105 (TLC Lab)
Ask an Expert: Roster Verification, Midterm Grades, Final Grades 8/29/18 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Tim Sweeney SRC 1105 (TLC Lab)
Blackboard Grade Center Workshop I – Basics 8/30/18 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Min/Tim SCC 123
Blackboard Grade Center Workshop II- Assignments 9/12/18 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Min/Tim SCC 123
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra 9/17/18 N/A Min Pan Online
Blackboard Grade Center Workshop I – Basics 10/5/18 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Min/Tim SRC 3016
Foundations of Online Teaching 10/15 to 11/16 N/A Mike Maxse Online
Intro to Instructional Video 10/29 to 11/14 N/A Min Pan Online
Blackboard Grade Center Workshop I – Basics 12/4/18 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Min/Tim SCC 123


Training you can enjoy without leaving the comfort of your desk chair? What could be better?

Qwickly Attendance Faculty Training

When: August 21, 2018 – 10:00 AM ET and August 29, 2018 – 3:00 PM ET

What Is It: Start your semester with the efficiency of Qwickly Attendance. Learn how to manage class attendance with our user-friendly software.

ION Courses

The Illinois Online Network has a variety of courses offered this fall as well. Find their complete listing at on the ION website.

  • Digital Accessibility for Educators Workshop October 16- October 18
  • Book Study: Deepest Well October 1- November 16

Fall Conferences

EdSurge Fusion, October 2-4, San Francisco, CA

Personalized learning is not just about the technology. At Fusion 2018 we will bridge the gap between theory and practice—focusing not just on technology but integrating what learning sciences, community development and social-emotional research can teach us about the holistic picture of personalized learning in schools and districts.

Open Education Conference, October 10 – 12, Niagara Falls, New York

The annual reunion of the open education family.

WCET 3oth Annual Meeting, October 22-24, Portland, OR

WCET, the leader in the practice, policy, and advocacy of technology-enhanced learning in higher education, brings together innovative thinkers and pragmatic solutions during the Annual Meeting and 30th Anniversary Celebration.

Emerging Technologies in Education October 24, Wheaton, IL

The Emerging Technologies in Education Conference will expose education professionals to the technologies that are transforming their sector. This conference will provide attendees information on how these technologies can be used, real-life examples of how they are being used in education, and how to implement these technologies in order to stay relevant in an ever-changing world.

Quality Matters, October 30- Nov 2, St. Louis, MO

Meet the QM Community in St. Louis this October and open the Gateway to Quality. Discover solutions to your online learning challenges including engagement, accessibility and sustainability with 10 concentrations to choose from. You’ll connect with colleagues from around the world — build your network and exchange ideas to help deliver on your online promise. Participate in the future of online learning. And celebrate the journey — QM Connect is turning 10! Join us to mark 10 years of connecting and sharing, as well as 10 years of growth in online education.

EDUCAUSE Oct 30- Nov 2  Denver, CO

The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference calls together the best thinking in higher education IT to become even better at what we do. This is where professionals and technology providers from around the world gather to network, share ideas, grow professionally, and discover solutions to today’s challenges.

Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences Department Heads and Deans Annual Meeting, November 14-17, Chicago, IL

The 2018 Annual Meeting theme is Navigating the Complexities of the Deanship. Join us as we learn together and work together to give voice to the values that unite us in the arts & sciences.

Advancing Improvement in Education Conference, November 13-14, San Antonio, TX

The Advancing Improvement in Education Conference (AIE) is about inspiring educational leaders to be the change needed to improve student outcomes for all. At this conference, participants will walk away inspired, motivated, and capable of strengthening the relationships and structures needed to improve success.

OLC Accelerate, Nov 14-16, Orlando, FL

In 2018, you won’t be able to have a dialogue about higher education without discussing, in part, online learning. It’s one of the fastest growing sectors in education today, and as the pace of growth accelerates, we’d like to invite you to OLC Accelerate, the premier global gathering covering this field.We chose the name OLC Accelerate because this conference is devoted to driving quality online learning, advancing best practice guidance and accelerating innovation in learning for academic leaders, educators, administrators, online learning professionals and organizations around the world.

POD, Nov 14-18, Portland, OR

This year’s conference theme is Leading in Times of Change.

Leadership and managing change are two of the most pressing concerns POD Network Members face in their institutions and in the educational development profession. We believe that these two concepts, leadership and change, are naturally intertwined and have combined them to form the 2018 conference theme.
We hope that sessions addressing this theme will consider the questions: Where in higher education is change already happening? And where is change needed but not happening—or not happening quickly enough? What kind of professional development do we need to become the leaders who are successful in navigating the changes on the horizon?

Other Stuff

Wait, there’s more!


Faculty Resource Open House

Don’t forget about In-Service! On August 15-17 there will be loads of opportunities for professional development, learning and networking. Find the full schedule of events here.

Know about something great that’s not on our list? Send us the info and we’ll add it!