Upcoming Live Online Seminars


Checklist for Launching a New Online Degree Program

Checklist for Launching a New Online Degree Program

Join us to learn insight about how the best online programs work and how you can model that success at your own school. This FREE podcast can help you and your school mount and support a respected new online degree program.

September 2, 2015 • 2:00 pm Central • 30 Minutes • FREE

Online Teaching Toolkit: Evaluate & Improve Your Teaching

Online Teaching Toolkit: Evaluate & Improve Your Teaching

It is essential that faculty understand the best practices that underlie evaluations of effective online teaching. In this seminar, learn the strategies for garnering constructive feedback, make significant changes in the way you teach based on that feedback, and take more control for the results of your evaluations.

September 22, 2015 • 1:00 pm Central • 40 Minutes • $297

State Authorization Compliance

Clearing 4 Common Hurdles in State Authorization Compliance

Where does your institution stand regarding state authorization for distance education? This seminar will provide you with a framework for deepening your understanding of state authorization and regulatory compliance, plus bring you up to date on SARA. You’ll learn about four common trouble areas and explore realistic solutions to frequently occurring problems.

September 23, 2015 • 1:00 pm Central • 40 Minutes • $297

Assessment Strategies for Flipped Learning Experiences

Assessment Strategies for Flipped Learning Experiences

Instructors who want to ensure that their students are engaging fully with the course material need specialized assessment tools to evaluate their progress and make changes efficiently. This seminar takes a look at the assessment options available in the flipped classroom and how to use them for the best results.

September 29, 2015 • 1:00 pm Central • 60 Minutes • $397

Five Tips to Engage Students Outside of the Online Classroom

Five Tips to Engage Students Outside of the Online Classroom

What if you could reach beyond the confines of the online classroom to engage more fully with your students? In this seminar, explore activities and projects that can help students develop a deeper connection to your coursework and subject matter by going offline.

October 6, 2015 • 1:00 pm Central • 40 Minutes • $297

Group Work Activities in the College Classroom

Choosing and Using Group Activities in the College Classroom

A lot of students (and faculty) hate group work. This seminar will introduce you to three different group work methodologies and help you identify which ones are appropriate for your course, your students, and your teaching style.

October 13, 2015 • 1:00 pm Central • 40 Minutes • $297

Five Crucial Steps to Launching a New Online Degree Program

Five Crucial Steps to Launching a New Online Degree Program

If your institution is considering jumping on the online learning bandwagon or expanding its existing offerings, this seminar could be your key to a successful project. You’ll gain valuable insight into the process most institutions use to create a new online degree program and learn how to start your programs with best-in-class support systems.

October 14, 2015 • 1:00 pm Central • 40 Minutes • $297

Dealing with Student Behaviors That Compromise Learning

Dealing with Student Behaviors That Compromise Learning

Policies alone will not elicit the best work from your students. However, there are ways to help your students recognize how their behaviors affect their grades and their overall success. This seminar will show you how to adjust your teaching style and assignments to keep your students focused before, during, and after class.

October 27, 2015 • 1:00 pm Central • 40 Minutes • $297

Who Am I When I Teach? Understanding Teaching Persona

Who Am I When I Teach? Understanding Teaching Persona

This seminar will help you understand how your teaching persona, the classroom dynamic, professional satisfaction, and options for communication intersect to enhance the learning and teaching environment.

November 3, 2015 • 1:00 pm Central • 40 Minutes • $297

Refresh Your Course with Straightforward Design Changes

Refresh Your Course with Straightforward Design Changes

Even the most inspired teacher can hit a brick wall after teaching the same course time and again. This seminar will provide strategies for giving your course a makeover without redoing it completely.

November 17, 2015 • 1:00 pm Central • 40 Minutes • $297

Editor’s Picks

Below you will find a few of our most recent, top-rated online seminars. They’re available on-demand, starting at $99. To see the complete library of archived seminars, visit Magna Publications.


 Writing Better Multiple-Choice Questions

Writing Better Multiple-Choice Questions

Multiple-choice exams continue to be a staple of college classrooms. However, there is a tendency for these exams to lack complexity and test recall rather than knowledge. After this seminar, you’ll be able to write better multiple-choice questions that test a wider range of course material at a higher level of critical thinking. You’ll also be able to achieve “proper construction” of multiple-choice exams to ensure your questions are challenging, relevant, and fair. Learn More »


Outcomes-Based Assessment

Outcomes-Based Assessment for Teaching & Learning Centers

Faculty development centers rarely operate under financial models that allow them to prove that they are cost-effective. It is therefore important that faculty support centers be able to measure and communicate the value of what they do, particularly in today’s budget climate. This seminar will give you a reliable framework for measuring tangible outcomes for your center and communicating these outcomes clearly to others. Learn More »


Self-Regulated Learning

How to Integrate Self-Regulated Learning into Your Courses

Led by Linda B. Nilson, PhD, director of the Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation at Clemson University, this online seminar will prepare you to select, adapt, design, and integrate proven self-regulated learning assignments and activities into the courses you’re teaching right now. Learn More »


Team-based Learning

Team-Based Learning: Strategies for Getting Started

Team-Based Learning is a uniquely powerful and increasingly popular form of small group learning. When properly designed, it can help ensure students leave your class with conceptual and procedural learning, confident in their understanding of course content, and ready to apply it in meaningful ways. It’s also a great teaching approach for the flipped classroom. Learn More »


Flipping Online Classroom

The Flipped Approach to Online Teaching and Learning

Much of the literature about the flipped classroom has focused on traditional face-to-face courses. That doesn’t mean that flipping doesn’t work online—it’s just a bit different. During this seminar, you will analyze current models for the flipped class and explore how to expand and adapt these models to include online learning environments. Learn More »


Designing & Teaching a Course with a Critical Thinking Focus

Designing & Teaching a Course with a Critical Thinking Focus

Critical thinking is a misunderstood skill set. Although educators agree on its importance, views remains split on what exactly critical thinking is, or how to effectively teach it to students. This seminar helps dispel much of the confusion surrounding critical thinking and gives you actionable strategies that you can use in your classroom to effectively teach and assess critical thinking. Learn More »