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This Week in the LEC: Introducing the New BlendFlex Training Self-Paced Course, August BlendFlex Training Schedule, Flipped Classroom Webinar from LinkedIn Learning, and Zoom Updates

Issue Date: 08-07-2020

Introducing the New BlendFlex Training Self-Paced Course

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The Learning and Educational Center (LEC) is pleased to announce the release of the new Self-Paced “Teaching in the BlendFlex Model” online training.  The asynchronous course consists of four modules and should take approximately 90 minutes to complete.  

Each module includes previously recorded sections of the live trainings as well as interactives.  Of particular note is the Module 2 simulation. The interactive representation of the Zoom dashboard includes a hands-on walkthrough of how to use the cameras as well as 4 suggested tools that can be used for student engagement.   

 After successfully completing all four modules and a final quiz, the instructor will be awarded a certificate of completion.   

The course is now available and directions on how to self-register can be found here. Below is a link to a video walkthrough to help guide you register for the new Self-Paced BlendFlex Training. 


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We are continuing our Zoom based live trainings of Teaching in the BlendFlex Model and there are 5 more opportunities to join our sessions. Either the Zoom based live training, or the Self-Paced course meets the requirements. The links for the live Zoom based trainings are listed below. 

Instructor-Led BlendFlex Training Opportunities

BlendFlex Training

BlendFlex training opportunities available for the month of August!

Register for a BlendFlex interactive training session and learn how to deliver face-to-face and online learning experiences simultaneously. After this online training, you will be able to do the following:

  • Discuss the BlendFlex Model for teaching and learning at NSU.
  • Identify technology and software components of BlendFlex classrooms.
  • Implement the BlendFlex Model to deliver content, engage, and assess students.
  • Identify best practices of teaching in the BlendFlex Model.

We look forward to seeing you online!

Dates & Times:

August Training Sessions

August 10th, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

To Register for this course visit-, select TrainCaster, log in, and then click on Classroom Schedule 

August 12th, 2020 - 9:30am - 11:00am

To Register for this course visit-, select TrainCaster, log in, and then click on Classroom Schedule 

August 14th, 2020 - 9:30am - 11:00am

To Register for this course visit-, select TrainCaster, log in, and then click on Classroom Schedule 

Additional dates will be shared as they become available.

For instructions about registration through TrainCaster check out this document or the video linked below.

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BlendFlex Model

The BlendFlex model is an innovative course delivery method that offers Face-to-Face, Online, and Hybrid student experiences running simultaneously. NSU BlendFlex attendance options include attending: on campus in a traditional classroom setting, from a remote location (regional center, home, work) using videoconferencing type technologies including Zoom as well as the LMS Canvas.

For a list of courses, resources, and technical support, visit

To get answers to your most frequently asked questions, visit

Flipped Classroom Webinar from LinkedIn Learning

When you hear the term 'flipped classroom' what comes to mind?  While this term is not new, it's made a resurgence over the past few months as we've all learned to work and learn in virtual environments.  If you are not familiar, Aaron Quigley describes it well in this two-minute video.

In these strange times, faculty members, learning and development professionals, and anyone who is responsible for helping others to learn are all faced with the same challenge.  The time that we have face-to-face (in person or virtually) is extremely limited and we have no choice but to adapt.  Learning programs of all kinds are moving to incorporate synchronous and asynchronous elements, as explained in this 3-minute video by Ashley Kennedy. 
University of Florida has embraced this challenge with their Integrated Business Program.  It features an exclusively flipped classroom and is now the most popular business major at UCF thanks to its strong placement rate. 
On Tuesday, August 11 at 11 AM Eastern Time, we'll chat with Jim Gilkeson, program chair and William Palovich, a student in the program via LinkedIn Live to gain their perspectives on why this program has been a smashing success. 
To register for this webinar, click here.

Updates to Respondus Lockdown Browser 

We wanted to make you aware that the Office of Innovation and Information Technology (OIIT) became aware of a bug that allowed Lockdown browser users to circumvent the lockdown browser controls and access the web during a test. After working extensively with the vendor, OIIT is glad to announce that there is an automatic update available that has resolved the issue. The next time a student uses the software they will be prompted to complete the update in order to use the software.  

If you are a new Respondus Lockdown Browser user, they have Webinars available for you to learn more about how to use the tool. For Faculty questions or assistance please contact or call 954-262-0070. If your students need assistance with Lockdown Browser they can get the software and get help through the student help desk and ask questions at 



Zoom News

In Zoom News, this week there was an update which brought along a host of new features added to allow for you to adjust different aspects of your video, such as brightness and fine tuning of the Touch Up My Appearance feature. 

The most eye-catching feature of the coming update is one that allows the use of a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation as a background. You could then use the arrows on your keyboard to navigate the presentation. In addition to those features, they are expanding the notifications to hosts when attendees enter a waiting room. Also, there are additional emoji reactions (pictured below) that will be available during a meeting to attendees.  The full details of all updates are available on the Zoom Website. As always, be sure to keep your Zoom software up to date. 

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To update your Zoom Application, check out these directions-

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Register for a Zoom Meeting for Education Webinar

These webinars are provided by Zoom.

Duration: 45 minutes

Prerequisites: An understanding of e-mail and video conferencing principles is helpful.

In this session you will learn:

1) How to download the Zoom applications and join a Zoom meeting;

2) How to schedule a meeting and send out invitations;

3) In-meeting controls and differentiation tools (including the waiting room, share screen, breakout rooms).

Time will be allocated at the end of the session for live Q&A.

Note: We will be delivering training using Zoom's Webinar platform. This will ensure your privacy during this webinar.

To Register for a webinar, click here.

Additional Temporary Online Research Resources

In response to the transition to online learning, many publishers and other content providers are making additional resources freely available online for a limited time for students, teachers, and librarians. You may take advantage of these resources while they are temporarily available at no cost to you.

Faculty Development Channel


Faculty Development Channel on Sharkmedia

Through our partnerships with various colleges and departments, there have been several valuable workshops that were held which you may not have been able to attend. Check out our SharkMedia Channel to see recordings of past workshops such as: 

Experiential Education

ExEL Professional Development Series: Experiential Education 101- WHAT, WHY, and HOW

Going online in a hurry

ExEL Professional Development Series: Going Online in a Hurry- Let's Talk About It!


Plagiarism and Using TurnItIn for Your Online Courses 

These workshops and additional video assets are all available in the LEC Faculty Development Channel.

Remote Technical Help

Faculty and Staff who need assistance, please feel free to contact NSU Support:

Email to

Faculty & Staff Support Hotline at 954-262-0070 

Submit a ticket for technical assistance through ServiceNow.

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