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TLC Staff & Faculty Resources: Upcoming Trainings

Teaching and Learning Center at Lakeshore Technical College is your place for professional growth and success

Upcoming TLC Professional Development

View all TLC training sessions scheduled for spring here: Spring Development Brochure

Blackboard - New Home Page Training

Starting July 1, the Blackboard home page will have a new look.  Any staff and faculty that use Blackboard should attend one of the sessions to learn more about the changes in Blackboard.   Base Navigation for Blackboard Learn offers a new way to navigate and access your Blackboard Learn course content that will save you time and help you stay on top of what’s most important. Base Navigation’s clean, personalized interface enables quick access to the information you need, the way you want it. It highlights what’s new and what’s due and offers valuable insights into performance— all without changing the course environment. 
Audience: All Employees
Thursday, May 26 – 12:15pm-12:45pm

SPOL - Accreditation Module Training

This training will help you identify where LTC's accreditation report, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) “Assurance Argument” is housed and updated, which parts are expected to be updated by whom (if any are assigned to you), and how to use the SPOL software application to update (edit narrative, add evidence documents) any sections assigned to you.
Audience: Any Employees who need to update accreditation sections

May 26 from 1-2 pm

CRASE Training 101
CRASE or Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events is a basic course developed under the auspices of the FBI, Department of Justice, and Texas State University to provide useful strategies and guidance to civilians for surviving an active shooter incident. This includes discussions on both mental and physical human responses to stress and disasters, how to manage these responses, historical trends, and proven tactics built on the AVOID, DENY, DEFEND strategy. Audience: All Employees
June 2 from 8-11:30



2022 Community College Humanities Association (CCHA)
National Conference
Cleveland, Ohio, October 13-15, 2022
October 13-15

Community College Humanities Association [] will be held at Cuyahoga Community College’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center (Cleveland, OH) from October 13 to 15.

Note: The original proposal submission deadline is being extended to into June. The first 50 people to register for the conference will be reimbursed their fees—thanks to a generous grant from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation (funds will be disbursed at the conclusion of the conference). What’s more, during the conference, CCHA will be awarding as many as 50 additional travel grants of up to $800 each to cover attendees’ travel expenses. To submit a proposal, register, or learn more about the conference, click HERE [].

Attend ANY OLC workshop or training for free!
Now until Dec 2022

Click here to find workshops that you are interested in. Create an OLC account so TLC can register you, then enter the workshop information in Forms so we can get you registered.

Click here for detailed instructions.

You attend the training, learn from external experts and peers, and send your completion certificate. This opportunity is grant-funded, so we need to show/prove how we spent the funds.

There is no limit to the number of workshops you can register for.

You will receive a digital badge issued by Acclaim for all courses successfully completed. Completed events may be logged as external professional development.

Audience: ALL LTC Employees


Fall 2022 semester

4Square offers faculty at any stage in their career an opportunity to gain insight into their teaching. This is done through a process of class observations which are not evaluative nor judgmental, as well as self-reflection. The four faculty in each square group visit one another’s classes over the course of a semester, and then come together to discuss what was seen and learned.  The purpose of 4-square is to create a new space for faculty to connect and reflect regarding instruction.  Time commitment is approximately 8 hours over the semester. This is considered FQAS Instructional excellence professional development. 

Audience: LTC Faculty

Click here to register

How to Register for Sessions in SumTotal 

Log in to image-20201116174911-8 Tech Central.

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Click 'this link' to access the Library > 

Choose the session title. Click .

After you hit Enroll, SumTotal will email you a calendar invite with an attachment.

In your LTC Email, click the dropdown carrot of the attachment and choose Open.
Click Yes, add to your calendar.
Then ‘Accept’ the meeting. That calendar invite contains the hyperlink for the session if it's virtual.

New to SumTotal?

Follow these ​docx icon step-by-step directions on how to register.

You can also watch this 2-minute video on How to register for events in SumTotal.

Congratulations to

Gene Kiser, our May Winner!