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Welcome to the Office of E-Learning, Innovation, and Teaching Excellence (ELITE)

E-learning Innovation and Teaching Excellence ELITE Logo SmallThe E-Learning, Innovation, and Teaching Excellence (ELITE) team is committed to providing excellence and leadership to the diverse MC community in the areas of instructional professional development, learning technology support and college-wide academic initiatives. We hold ourselves accountable to seek and provide practical, innovative solutions to enhance the learning experience of faculty, staff and students.

If you are looking for information on online teaching, please select E-Learning. For technology resources, please go to Innovation. For information such as New Faculty Orientation, please go to Teaching Excellence.

What is All the Buzz about Open Educational Resources (OERs)?

Open (free or low cost) textbooks? Thousands of educational resources licensed for free use? Students saving money by taking courses where the cost of materials is low? Yes, these things do exist. Come find out more by attending “What Are Open Educational Resources and Why Should We Care?” The workshop will be held on April 10 in Germantown (PK170) between 9 and 11 AM. You can sign up in MC Learns, under the Teaching Technologies tab.

Fall 2015 Blackboard Instructors - Supplemental Course Request Information

Beginning with the Fall 2015 semester, all credit courses will automatically receive a Blackboard course shell. This eliminates the need for faculty to request supplemental sites for Fall 2015 and beyond. WD&CE faculty will continue to use the form to request supplemental sites, and for the remainder of the Spring 2015 semester and the summer sessions, all faculty will continue to submit this request form. Also note that MyMC Course Tools will no longer be available after the second summer session (201610).

YouTube: Using the Automatic Captions Feature Workshop

Closed Caption Image TinyNeed help with creating captions for your videos? Many faculty work with videos for their online classes. As required by law*, videos must have transcript and/or caption available. Sign up for the Blackboard online workshop, YouTube: Using the Automatic Captions Feature. For more information, click on MC Learns and go to the Teaching Technologies section.

Click on Training and then Video Captioning for more information on workshops that ELITE offers at the College on creating captions for videos.

iStream Subscription

Looking for professional development 24/7? The League for Innovation in the Community College’s iStream is a web-based, multimedia portal where faculty, administrators and staff can access videos, articles, publications and learning programs. In addition, iStream provides access to League conference presentations, services, partnerships and collaborative communities. For example, July’s focus is on Pathways to Completion and includes access to presentations and articles on this theme. Access to iStream is free for Montgomery College employees. Follow these simple directions to create your account:

Go to; Click on “Create Your iStream Account”, In the next window, select Montgomery College from the dropdown menu; Enter your first and last name and college email address, Click “Submit”. You will receive a confirmation email with instructions on logging in and creating your password. CLICK HERE for details about what you have access to through the iStream subscription.

Share Your Idea For A Workshop - Submit Your Proposal

Do you have an idea for a workshop? Then go to our I Have An Idea For A Workshop - Professional Development Proposal Form and share your workshop idea with ELITE!

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