Thursday, April 1, 2021
11:40 AM - 12:55 PM
To attend the webinar, log-in as a guest at https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/6cf171cbf313478186116400ee50a5f6. This is a Blackboard Collaborate Session.
The webinar starts at 11:40 a.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 11:45 a.m.
Virtual Conversations: Engaging Students In Online Discussion Boards is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to the CTE office.
Research literature on the effectiveness of discussion boards on engagement specify that responsibility lies with instructors to create atmospheres that support, encourage, and foster high quality discussions in online courses. Students report high levels of satisfaction with their online courses when they are socially active and participate in online discussion boards. This workshop will focus on methods, strategies, and tools that can be used in online courses to enhance engagement and participation.
This is an elective session for a certificate of completion in Fostering Proactive Learning Environments.
In order for attendees to personally track their current registrations and attendance at certificate of completion workshops and events, the Center for Teaching Excellence requires that all registrants create an account in our registration system and login to register for all workshops.
If you have an existing training account with the Division of Human Resources, Office of Organizational and Professional Development, you do not need to create an account. You can login using your HR training username and password. By logging in to register for CTE events, your complete training record for both CTE and HR trainings will be available with a single account and login.
CTE Instructional Designer
Yvette Sands has been teaching at the University of South Carolina since 2013. She received her doctoral degree in the Curriculum and Instruction – Education Technology Program from the University of South Carolina. Sands teaches both online and face-to-face courses. Her research has revolved around engagement in online courses and the effective management and delivery of group discussion boards. She had been awarded a grant by the Office of the Provost for redesigning an online course. In addition, she has also received the Two Thumbs Up” Award for recognition of faculty who make a difference in students’ experiences at UofSC.