Distance Learning Week

National Distance Learning Week 2021 – November 8 – 12, 2021

Life in a Hybrid World: Learning How to Flex

How do we manage the insecurity of a pandemic that has been affecting the world for two years now? How can we stay nimble? What is the best course of action in training, teaching and learning? This year, the U.S. Distance Learning Association’s annual conference focuses on exploring how hybrid courses have been able to optimize hands-on learning, psychological safety, designing an effective teaching environment, and how the pandemic influenced perceptions of distance learning.

This FREE, virtual, week-long conference is meant to:

  • Generate a greater appreciation and awareness of distance learning.
  • Celebrate distance learning applications.
  • Discuss current issues and emerging trends.
  • Highlight best practices.
  • Recognize leaders in the field.

To view the full agenda and register for this conference, visit National Distance Learning Week 2021 Conference

Blackboard Digital Teaching Symposium

Friday, November 5, 2021

Blackboard kicks off Distance Learning Week with a FREE virtual symposium for instructors and educational technologists. Pop in and join sessions about accessible teaching resources, using Hyflex models in the classroom, enhancing group collaboration, Open Education Resources (OER), and more.

To view the full agenda and register for this digital symposium, visit:

Blackboard 2021 Digital Teaching Symposium

Marshall’s Distance Learning Week Activities

Monday, November 8, 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Join Instructional Designers and Blackboard’s Lisa Clark to learn about Ultra Base Navigation features that will save you time when working in Blackboard. Ultra Base Navigation will take effect on December 16, 2021, so check out the cool new features now.

Link to Teams Meeting Session

Wednesday, November 10, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Join Instructional Designers and Blackboard’s Lisa Clark to talk about tips for preparing your course materials for the transition to Ultra course view. There are some course components and tools to consider moving forward in the Ultra update, learn about tools and tips to help you prepare your Blackboard course sections for transition to the Ultra course view (Ultra course view is Step 2 in Marshall’s update process, taking effect May 2021).

Link to Teams Meeting session

Thursday, November 11, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Join Instructional Designers and Blackboard’s Lisa Clark for tips and suggestions for creating more student engagement in online learning.

Link to Teams Meeting session

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