The Center for Online Learning, Teaching and Technology


Innovations in Online Learning

The Center for Online Learning, Teaching & Technology invites you to participate in the Fall 2012 Innovations in Online Learning Luncheons.



This series of presentations is offered to UTPA Faculty as an opportunity for professional development. Three live sessions are provided each semester covering the areas of teaching online, and how technology can enhance online learning. Lunch is provided for all participants.

To register for the series, or to select specific sessions, go to: and sign in using your UTPA username and password. Under “Class Listings” select “Active (open)” and locate the COLTT IOL listings, then click on Register. Once your registration has been received, you will be sent a confirmation and set of directions for logging in.


Innovations in Online Learning Luncheons

Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:00-1:00 PM Blackboard Learn
Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:00-1:00 PM Blackboard Assignment & Safe Assign


If you have any questions regarding registering for any sessions offered in this series, please contact Edgar Gonzalez


Fall 2013 IOL Series Archives

Quality Matters

Thursday November 21, 2013

Video Archive of Luncheon

Blackboard Learn

Thursday September 26, 2013

Video Archive of Luncheon

Blackboard Collaborate

Thursday October 24, 2013

Video Archive of Luncheon

Fall 2012 IOL Series Archives 

Introducing the New COLTT

Thursday, September 20, 2012  12:00-1:00 PM

Academic Services Building (ACAS 1.104)

Video Archive of Luncheon 


Discussions, Wikis, and Blogs…Oh My!

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Academic Services Building (ACAS 1.104)

Video Archive of Luncheon (Available Soon)




Fall 2011 IOL Series Archives

Exemplary Online Course Program

The Exemplary Online Course (EOC) Program is a grant-based initiative designed to provide motivation, tools, education, and support for faculty teaching fully online and hybrid courses at UTPA. This program will establish a standardized approach for the development and facilitation of online instruction that is based on nationally recognized best practices and promotes the highest level of quality in online education. Join us as we introduce this “quality” initiative and usher in a new era in online instruction at UTPA.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011  12:00 - 1:00 PM

Academic Services Building (ACAS 1.104)

Video Archive of Luncheon

Connect Yard

Understanding the important role that social networking plays in students’ lives and how effective it can be in higher education is the focus of this presentation. You are invited to join us for this exploration into ConnectYard, a centralized social media communications platform that seamlessly integrates Facebook, Twitter and video as well as text messaging with popular Learning Management Systems and portals to better engage students and expand overall institutional communication.

Thursday, October 20, 2011  12:00 - 1:00 PM

Academic Services Building

Video Archive of Luncheon



SoftChalk allows educators to transform existing course material into interactive and engaging e-learning content with minimal time, effort and resources. Educators can build, customize and personalize content by mashing up their own materials with rich media (video, audio, images), interactive exercises, quizzes and text. The combination of personalized content, embedded assessment, interactivity, and immediate student feedback increases student engagement and improves learning outcomes. We invite you to join us for this stimulating and informative presentation on this vital web tool. 

 Thursday, November 17, 2011  12:00 - 1:00 PM

Academic Services Building (ACSA 1.104)

Video Archive Luncheon