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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. Check out the Five-Minute Faculty Development Videosnew window and Teaching Tips of the Monthnew window on The Hub!

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Remote Working

Resources are available for employees while the College operates remotely. Visit the Working Remotely website for guidelines and suggestions.

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Open Education Week

The goal of Open Education Week is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. Montgomery College wants to highlight how open education can help people meet their goals in education, whether that’s to develop skills and knowledge for work, supporting formal studies, learning something new for personal interest, or looking for additional teaching resources. 

Visit the Open Education Week website for more information!

Blackboard Ally

Make your LMS digital content more accessible with Blackboard Ally.

Blackboard Ally works seamlessly with your Learning Management System (LMS) to gauge the accessibility of your content. Ally provides guidance and tips for lasting improvements to your content accessibility.

  • Receives feedback on the accessibility of your content
  • Improves content accessibility with Ally's step-by-step instructions
  • Integrates seamlessly with Blackboard Learn, Instructure Canvas, Self-hosted Moodle, Open LMS, and D2L Brightspace
  • Automatically checks course materials against WCAG 2.1 accessibility standards
  • Provides students with accessible alternative formats such as audio and electronic braille
  • Delivers guidance to instructors to improve accessibility of their course content

Visit Ally for Learning Management Systems Helpnew window for additional information.

Spring 2021 Newsletter

We hope your Spring semester is off to a great start.  Much is happening in the areas of distance education and professional development. Read the ELITE Spring 2021 Newsletter (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) to see some highlights of the activities taking place.

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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.