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Professional Development Institute: Online PD

Professional Development

Online Professional Development

UA-PTC employees have access to a large amount of professional development in the online format.  Many of the modules are available on-demand (once you have been added to the course), which means you may complete them at any time you wish.  Others require you to complete the course in a specific sequence or at the same time as other participants.

How do I get Access?

Most of the courses are in Blackboard, and you must request access (register) before the training will show up in your list of Blackboard courses. Simply complete the registration form and wait for a confirmation and instructions for accessing the course.  Because individuals are added manually, it may take a day or two to get you in.

Where are the Courses?

With the exception of the ACUE Course on Effective Teaching, all of the courses are housed in Blackboard and will be accessed the same way. Basically, you will log into the portal, click on the Blackboard link, and find your course. Some of the courses are located under My Courses, while others are located under My Organizations. To see the available online courses, click the down arrow on the Online PD tab (see below).

How Do I Get Credit for My Online Training?

There is a quiz for each of the online modules in the general online courses. For some of the quizzes, like the public safety and identity theft prevention modules, you have to make a particular score or higher to get credit. At the end of each month, quizzes will be graded and completion will be recorded in the PDI database. After they have been entered into the database, they should show up on your transcript.

For the "special" online courses, like ACUE and Digital Instructor, requirement for completion varies. Specific details are included in the course instructions and information.

Is Blackboard Training Available Online

Blackboard Training is offered through Blackboard Support, which is part of the Information Technology Services department. Some of the training is available online and some is face-to-face. Visit the Blackboard Support page for more information.


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