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Participate in the “Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment” virtual conference. This is a great way to learn more about creating an engaging online experience for your students. Conference sessions will be held Monday-Friday from February 15 - February 26.

The Office of Distance Learning has funded an institutional registration for this virtual conference. Please join us for the viewing parties below or access sessions from the comfort of your home or office.

The up-to-date schedule for all the sessions can be found on the “2016 Sessions by Date” page on the website. You can enter a session, by clicking the “Join Session” link to the left of each session title.

  • All times listed are Eastern Time.

  • The conference will use Blackboard Collaborate to deliver the sessions.  Instructions for using Collaborate are available on the conference website.

  • When joining a conference session, you’ll be asked to enter your name.  Please enter your first and last name plus your school affiliation.
    Example: Joe Smith – Boston College  or  Jane Smith, UCLA

Viewing parties will be held for the following sessions in the Dupre Library Bibliographic Lab (1st Floor):

  • Monday, February 15 – 9-10am “Flipping the Professor”

  • Wednesday, February 17 – 8-9am “Dynamic Lecturing: 7 Strategies to Increase Learning”

  • Wednesday, February 17 – 9-10am “The Future of Online Learning Experiences”

  • Thursday, February 18 – 8-9am “I Am A Real Person In This Time and Space With You: Building Community In An Online Course”

  • Monday, February 22 – 12-1pm “The ‘Problem’ with 508-Compliance and Accessibility”

  • Monday, February 22 – 1-2pm “How to Be Human: Teaching Real People in Digital Spaces”

  • Tuesday, February 23 – 1-2pm “Developing an Online Learning Unit for Next Generation Learners”

  • Friday, February 26 – 9-10am “Creating Interactive Video Lectures to Increase Student Engagement”

All sessions will be recorded and remain available for at least one month after the conclusion of the conference. The recordings of each day’s sessions are usually available by 6:00pm ET that same day. The recordings can be accessed by going to the “2016 Sessions by Date” page on the conference website. To the left of the session title, it will say “View Recording.” Simply click on that link to access the recording.

If you have questions about viewing the virtual conference, please contact the Office of Distance Learning at