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SUNY OTTER Institute 2024: Student Voices Edition

The SUNY Center for Professional Development (CPD) OTTER Institute is an opportunity for online practitioners, regardless of teaching modality or experience, to learn more about online education’s innovations, trends, and challenges. The OTTER Institute is FREE to all SUNY campus members. The webinars will be recorded and shared with participants at the conclusion of OTTER 2024.

This year’s OTTER will focus on student voices. Each webinar will commence with online students from across SUNY sharing their experiences and preferences for online course materials, course design, communication tools, interaction, and more.

The second half of each webinar will focus on how we can use Brightspace to meet student expectations and preferences.

Institute Agenda (Mon, Aug 19 - Fri, Aug 23, 2024)

Webinar #1: The First Week of Class (Mon, Aug 19, 3pm - 5pm)
Webinar #2: Communication and Regular & Substantive Interaction (RSI) (Tue, Aug 20, 3pm - 5pm)
Webinar #3: Online Assessment and Providing Feedback (Wed, Aug 21, 3pm - 5pm)
Webinar #4 : Effective Course Design (Thu, Aug 22, 3pm - 5pm)
Webinar #5: Artificial Intelligence (Fri, Aug 23, 3pm - 5pm)

Institute Registration (free for all of SUNY)

Register for OTTER Institute 2024

For programming questions, please contact Jamie Heron, jamie.heron@suny.ed, SUNY Online Program Manager.

For registration questions, please contact Meghan Martin,,  Program Coordinator, SUNY CPD.