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UMBC created two campaigns to promote a new faculty professional development & training program, Planning Instructional Variety in Online Teaching (PIVOT). As a series of five live webinars, the program was designed to support faculty who wanted to take a more deliberate and holistic approach to preparing courses for remote, synchronous and asynchronous, online instruction. Although UMBC has campus portal and email systems, we wanted more direct outreach to promote this program. EesySoft made it easy to create and embed a message in all Original courses. Our first campaign focused on end of spring training for faculty who were teaching in summer while the second campaign was launched at the start of summer for faculty who were planning for fall.
**Teaching online this summer or thinking ahead to fall?** Plan your course roadmap with a PIVOT* webinar. Now [offered monthly](https://doit.umbc.edu/news/?id=93088) this summer! **Sign up via myUMBC**:
– [June 22 to 26 at 10 a.m.](https://my3.my.umbc.edu/groups/instructional-technology/events?mode=upcoming&tag=pivot-june)
– [July 20 to 24 at 10 a.m.](https://my3.my.umbc.edu/groups/instructional-technology/events?mode=upcoming&tag=pivot-july)
– [August 10 to 14 at 12:00 p.m.](https://my3.my.umbc.edu/groups/instructional-technology/events?mode=upcoming&tag=pivot-august)
Learn more about organizing & designing an online course and more! Open to all instructors & TAs.
_* Planning Instructional Variety for Online Teaching_