Online Professional Learning 28th January: Links and information

Thank you for registering for our online professional learning sessions in the Virtual Conference Centre. Please find links to sessions below. A number of participants have registered for concurrent sessions. Please decide which session you will attend rather than chopping and changing once sessions are underway. Remember that all sessions are being recorded and links will be published on this page on Wednesday 29th January

Please run some checks on your computer so that you are confident of your ability to connect to Blackboard Collaborate well in advance of Tuesday 28th January. You will need a headset with microphone if you wish to participate fully, however you will be able to view and listen to the presentation using your computer and speakers and join the conversation using the online chat system.

 Go to the Blackboard Collaborate page of the DEECD Virtual Conferencing webpages.  

  • You will be able to check whether you have Java installed on your computer.
  • Test your connection and if you are able to access the training room your system is correctly configured.
  • Whilst you are in the training room, set up your microphone headset or speakers using the Audio Set-up Wizard.

The Blackboard Collaborate Orientation Guide will step you through how to prepare for your first Blackboard Collaborate web conference.

 You will be able to click on the session links 30 minutes prior to the advertised starting time.

Session Links for Online Professional Learning: Tuesday 28th January


Introduction to AusVELS: Sharon Foster, VCAA


Using Digital Resources to Support AusVELS: Rachel Crellin Digital Learning Branch 

iPads for Learning: Megan Iemma, ICT Coach 

Introduction to 21C-LD (21st Century Learning Design): Marc Blanks & Wendy Macpherson, Digital learning Branch


Online Learning- Planning and preparing for the year ahead: Sandy Phillips, Digital Learning Branch 

Digital Pedagogies: Flipped, Blended and Virtual Learning; Marc Blanks, Digital Learning Branch


Introduction to facilitating online learning: Peter Maggs, Digital learning Branch

Starting up a Student Digital Learning Leadership Program; Wendy Macpherson, Digital learning Branch 

Please refer to the Technical Support materials if you are experiencing difficulties setting up Blackboard Collaborate. (note that the previous name for Blackboard Collaborate was Elluminate. Elluminate support materials are still relevant)

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