Online Education: How To Collect, Correlate & Use Data To Assess Needs & Student Outcomes

On-Demand Training

$ 425.00

The registration fee includes institutional access to the recording for one year.
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As the cost of education continues to increase and the availability of new and innovative technology tools expands online teaching and learning opportunities, keeping up with and increasing faculty skill sets proves challenging. Moreover, institutions are experiencing tighter budgets, making opportunities for professional development more difficult to fund.

This webinar will focus on how to collect, correlate, and use data to expand faculty capacity and assess outcomes. During this webinar, participants will learn how the University of the District of Columbia initiated an effort to provide professional development opportunities to faculty across three levels: track participation and outcomes, target specific training to faculty based upon skills, and move faculty along a continuum toward being certified to teach online. The presentation will also disclose how a simple correlation was used to map trained faculty and their online offerings to student outcomes and increased success.

  • Attain skills in designing, collecting data, and assessing professional development initiatives
  • Learn how to correlate and map data to determine the needs of faculty
  • Learn how to design and explore LMS use via a content analysis
  • Learn how to use data to expand faculty capacity on an individual basis
  • Discover how to begin to use these tools immediately and not need statistical expertise
  • 2-year & 4-year institutions
  • Academic Affairs/Instruction
  • Online Learning
  • Professional Development Office
  • Faculty (online & hybrid)
  • Retention Specialist
  • Accreditation Officers
  • Directors of Assessment
  • Institutional Research

"By using simple data analytics we are able to specifically target faculty needs to expand capacity resulting in a cohort of certified online instructors. Moreover, the partnerships and increased skills correlate to improved student success. Our efforts have are a win-win all the way around."

Dr. Suzan Harkness represents the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) as one of the most strategic clients in Blackboards portfolio of Mid- Atlantic institutions. Dr. Harkness is an active participant in many executive-level events due to her commitment and dedication to making online learning a success at UDC. Her advice and thought leadership are consistently sought after by many of her peers, sometimes those more senior, within the global network. Through her robust training efforts, attention to data analytics and strategic vision, faculty use of technology tools and online instruction has risen over the course of four years. Several more faculty are considered power users, and educating faculty on the key features and functionalities that ultimately impact student outcomes is a key focus for Dr. Harkness and her team. Harkness has been teaching online for nearly two decades and has always had an innovative spirit and vision. In 2005, Dr. Harkness became one of only a handful of academics worldwide to use podcasting to flip the classroom. You will not be disappointed in what you will learn during this webinar by such a dynamic and visionary leader.

Dr. Suzan Harkness is currently Special Assistant to the President at The University of the District of Columbia and most recently was an ACE Fellow at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Prior to her Fellowship, Harkness was Assistant Dean and Director of the Center for Academic Technology at the University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC. In this role, Dr. Harkness was responsible for managing and directing the Center for Academic Technology and Online Learning initiatives at the university. This included system administration of teaching and learning platforms and instructional technology, faculty professional development, research, and strategic planning in the area of online and distance education.

Harkness earned her Ph.D. in political science (public policy) from the University of Hawaii (Manoa) in 2000, certificates in Leadership and Intercultural Curriculum Development from the East-West Center (Honolulu, Hawaii); Higher Education Management from the Peabody School, Vanderbilt University; and Experiential Education, from Northeastern University and the National Society of Experiential Education. Her MA degree was received from U.S. International University (San Diego) and her BS from the University of Wisconsin (La Crosse).

Dr. Harkness’ research and publications are in the scholarship of teaching and learning, instructional technology, experiential education, and political behavior. She presents research at national and international conferences, consults nationally and internationally, and conducts professional development symposiums. Dr. Harkness leadership has won accolades and international recognition. She was awarded the Quality Matters Making a Difference for Students Award (2011) and a Blackboard Platinum Catalyst Award for Staff Development (2012).

What is a live webinar?

A live webinar is an interactive online training. Participants can communicate with the presenter(s) during the event via a live chat feature.

What is an on-demand webinar and how do I get access?

An on-demand training is a previously recorded webinar available online for faculty and staff to access anytime, anywhere. You can register for on-demand trainings at any time. You typically receive a link to the recording and handouts within 24 hours of registration.

How long are the webinars?

Webinars can be 30, 45, 60, 90 or 120 minutes. Please check the webinar page for the exact timeframe.

How do I register?

You can register online by adding the product to your shopping cart. You can also register by fax, email (, or mail by completing the paper-based registration form. The paper-based registration form is unique to each webinar and is available on each product page.

How do I request accommodations?

For captioning, please contact us 7 days in advance. 303.955.0415 or

When do I register?

You can register at any time, even the morning of the live event. If the live event has occurred, you can purchase the on-demand training (recording) of the session. You can register for on-demand trainings at any time.

What is the process for attending a live event?

The process is as follows:

  • We email participants login instructions approximately 1 week prior to the live event.
  • We email participants a link to the PowerPoint (.pdf) and any additional handouts approximately 1-2 days prior to the live event. Participants can make copies for attendees if desired.
  • We give a courtesy reminder call the day before the live event.
  • On the day of the live event, participants can login 30 minutes prior to the start time. Once logged in, participants can see the PowerPoint slides, ask questions, and make comments via the chat feature.
  • We email participants a link to the recording the Monday following the live event.
Is there a recording available? And how long is the recording good for?

Approximately one week after the conclusion of the live webinar, participants will receive a link to the recording which can be forwarded to all faculty and staff for viewing anytime, anywhere. The recording is a campus access license and is available for one year from the date of the live event.

What are the technical requirements?

Innovative Educators uses WebEx as its web conferencing provider. If you have not previously attended a WebEx event, please Join a Test Meeting to make sure your computer is compatible with WebEx. Be sure to complete this test prior to the live event. System Requirements - Webex System Requirements

What equipment is required?

For individual or small group viewing, a computer with a reliable Internet connection and audio capabilities are all that’s needed. For large group presentations, we recommend a computer with a reliable Internet connection and speakers, as well as an LCD projector. Participants can call in via phone if they are having trouble retrieving the audio over the computer. Please be sure to reserve a meeting room prior to the live event that can accommodate these requirements as well as your attendees. You should reserve the room 30 minutes prior to the webinar start time and you may want to allow at least 15-30 minutes after the webinar for discussion.

How much does a live webinar or on-demand training cost?

1 Training (Live Webinar or On-Demand Training) - $425 Unlimited connections, campus-wide access license to the recording for one year.

Package Pricing

  • 2 Trainings - $645 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
  • 3 Trainings - $900 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
  • 6 Trainings - $1500 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
What type of payment do you accept?

You may pay with a credit card (MasterCard or Visa), PO, check, or electronic transfer of funds. You can email us (, call 303-955-0415 or fax 1.866.508.0860.

Where do I send payment?

Please mail checks and POs to our mailing address:
Innovative Educators
3277 Carbon Place
Boulder, CO 80301

What is your cancellation policy?

Below is a breakdown of our cancellation policy.

  • 30 days prior: Full refund
  • 14 days prior: $100 processing fee
  • Fewer than 14 days: Credit toward another IE event. Please note that registration for the live webinar includes access to the recording which you can share, as it is a campus access license. We email the recording the Monday following the live event. For questions, please email us or call 303.955.0415.
What are the benefits of online training?

Cost-Effective: No travel required. Online Training is an innovative way to provide your entire faculty and staff with a variety of professional development opportunities for one low price! The more you train the more you save, as the registration fee is per institution, not per person.

Easy: You will receive a detailed list of instructions via email. If you run into any problems, we're always here to help.

Practical: Our training sessions focus on the most critical and relevant issues facing educators today. Our primary goal is to provide participants with the information, training, and skills necessary to immediately implement positive change at their institutions.

Top-Notch Presenters: Our presenters are subject matter experts and recognized in their field.

Value Added: When you purchase an online training, you also receive a campus-wide access license to the recording for one year. Faculty and staff can access it as often as they like from any location.

Satisfaction Guaranteed: Our online training is 100% guaranteed. If you are not satisfied, we will give you a credit for a future webinar or on-demand training of your choice (of equal or lesser value).

How can we use these trainings?

Flexible Training:

  • Live: Promote and attend a live webinar and debrief immediately following.
  • Hybrid: Distribute the recording to all faculty and staff at the beginning of each month and plan a discussion session at the end of the month to determine how you will implement the strategies presented.
  • On-Demand: Distribute the recording to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.

In-Service Training: Plan an in-service around a live webinar or schedule a day and time to show the recording in a lecture hall or large conference room and invite faculty and staff to brainstorm and discuss implications for your institution.

Online Faculty and Staff Learning Communities: Distribute the recording to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.

Staff Recognition: Develop a program around the webinar with monthly themes and recognize the staff members that implement the best idea related to the theme.

Team-Building: Utilize these trainings to develop cross-functional and cross-discipline teams to foster collegiality.

New Employee Training: Include the online training as part of your new employee training program to ensure consistency.

Implementation and Follow-Up: Use the guide and evaluation materials provided by Innovative Educators to plan, implement, and track your progress.