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E-Learning, Innovation, and Teaching Excellence (ELITE)

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Welcome to the ELITE website! 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.

You can now access workshop material through The Hubnew window, which serves as an online repository of teaching tips and strategies created by Montgomery College faculty and to provide a virtual space for faculty to discuss innovative teaching ideas. 

Need to record videos for your class or for your department projects? The One Button Studio (OBS) is a simplified video recording setup that you can use to create high-quality video projects without having any previous experience with computers, software, lights, or cameras. Take the One Button Studio Tour!

Latest News

Spring Professional Week offers faculty and staff a variety of professional development opportunities provided by the College and ELITE and a chance to celebrate our graduates. Professional Week begins on Monday, May 16, and kicks off with a day of ELITE professional development opportunities. All ELITE-sponsored events are scheduled on Monday, May 16, and held via Zoom. 

Visit the Professional Week websitenew window for more details.

Blackboard has reorganized the My Institution Tab and replaced this feature with a streamlined interface called Base Navigation. On Thursday, May 19, 20222, the new Base Nav Menu will appear.

The Ultra Base Navigation is the experience you have outside of a course. Blackboard removed all of the My Institution tabs and modules and created a streamlined menu (Ultra Base Navigation), which includes the Institution area and several other features.  

Although the interface looks different, base navigation does not impact the design of your course.  In addition, your course building experience remains unchanged, and you retain all the same features that were previously in your Blackboard course.  For students, the navigation experience within a course remains the same, the only difference is the streamlined menu that Blackboard has added which replaces the My Institution Tab. 

Please see documents below for more information:

MC Forward Podcastnew window is a leadership podcast hosted by Dr. Michael Mills and focuses on Montgomery College individuals leading from where they are. Each podcast is about 20 minutes long to allow for individuals to listen while driving, exercising, or eating lunch.


To learn more about ELITE, select one of the options below.
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Professional Development
Learn about our workshops, classes, and programs. ELITE offers several learning pathway certificate programs every year.
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Take a look at our calendar to see what workshops and classes ELITE is offering for all employees.
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Online Teaching Trainings
Looking to teach online? Find out how to get started with Blackboard, the Learning Management System that the College uses for online classes.