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The Instructional Design Center’s “PD1 – Introduction to Blackboard SaaS” online course is open and accepting enrollments. This is a self-paced course appropriate for anyone who is preparing to teach online and who wants to learn the tools and functionality of EKU’s Blackboard SaaS.

PD1 is a comprehensive, fully online course that consists of a series of interactive tutorials on how to create and use various Blackboard tools and functions. Topics include early course logistics, course content and assessment creation, course communication and grading. The time commitment for completing this course is between 6-10 hours. The course will conclude on May 3.

Note: This is a foundational Blackboard technology class that is a precursor to the IDC’s eight-week Online Course Development and Teaching Certificate Program (PD2).

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Submit an application online

Event Date: January 12; Asynchronous Online
Location: Online
Cost: Free

Contact Information: Nedim Slijepcevic, (859) 353-1675
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In this Professional Learning Community (PLC), faculty will explore new ways to teach large sections. Faculty will design a course that can accommodate large enrollments and consider ways to conduct SoTL research on large enrollment courses.

For more information, and to register for this PLC, click "More On This Announcement" below.

Location: Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning, Crabbe Library 318

Contact Information: Noel Studio, 622-7403
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The Fitness and Wellness Center will operate on a modified schedule this Sunday. Normal semester hours will begin on Monday, Jan. 14.

Event Date: January 13; 4-11:30 p.m.
Location: The Zone, Fitness and Wellness Center

Contact Information: Ryan Fisher, 622-1183

The Community Education January-June 2019 catalog is now available online. New classes include the following:

Hand Painted Door Hangers
Create a Candy Bouquet
Modern Calligraphy
Youth Summer Art Camp
Financial Survival for Retirement

A couple of returning favorites are:

Cake Decorating (beginning and advanced)
Exercise for Adults with Chronic Conditions

Sign up for a class today to secure your spot.

Contact Information: Community Education, 622-1228
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A new semester is about to begin and with it a renewed opportunity to get your students outside and to utilize one of EKU’s natural areas: Maywoods, Lilley Cornett Woods or Taylor Fork Ecological Area. EKU classes have first priority, during the first full week of fall semester classes, to reserve a date or dates. After Friday, Jan. 18, reservation opportunities will open to all EKU classes, EKU organizations and area community groups with environmental education emphasis on a first come, first serve basis. Contact the Division of Natural Areas and reserve a date or dates today.

Spring Semester
Cost: Free

Contact Information: Karen Pratt, 622-1476
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