Join in the 2018 Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment Virtual Conference

Vol State faculty and staff are invited to participate in the 2018 Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment Virtual Conference. Transforming the teaching and learning environment 2018 virtual conference February 12 to February 23



Presented by the University of Idaho’s

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning 

Distance & Extended Education

Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment virtual conference is presented by the University of Idaho’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and Distance & Extended Education.  Now in its 9th year, this one-of-a-kind virtual conference provides 60 one-hour live and interactive sessions.


The conference begins on Monday, February 12th and concludes on Friday, February 23rd.  Each session is live and interactive, giving you the opportunity to engage with education professionals from all over the world. Each weekday, there will be six one-hour sessions using Zoom as the platform.  The conference website has more information about using Zoom.  You can test your connection to Zoom prior to the scheduled time by visiting

Check the Latest Schedule

The most up-to-date schedule of sessions is available on the conference website.  Check there for updates.

Joining a Session

Joining a conference session is really easy. Go to the Schedule page.  To the far right of each session is a “Join Session/View Recording” column, with a link to each session.  At the appropriate time, click on that link.  You may join a session up to 30 minutes in advance of the start.

Logging in

When asked to type your name, please include your First Name, Last Name, plus the full name of our institution [Volunteer State Community College].


Each session will be recorded.  The recordings will be available for at least one month after the conclusion of the conference.  The link to the recording of each session should be available within an hour after the conclusion of each day.  Go to the Schedule page.  Click on the link to the right of each session in the “Join Session/View Recording” column.


Vol State Distributed Education has sponsored the virtual conference for our faculty and staff attendance. Vol State employees may take advantage of the virtual conference by participating in as many of the sessions over the two week period as your schedule allows, or view the recordings in the month that follows the conference dates.

The conference is sponsored by:

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Zoom to eLearn Integration

By Rhonda Gregory
Director of Distributed Education

Great News

We have great news about virtual conferencing! Thanks to a new integration partner, faculty and students can use Zoom for online meetings from within any eLearn course. 

A Few Reasons to Consider Using Zoom:

  • Hold regular online office hours specific to each course
  • Meet “face-to-face” with online students, building a personal connection
  • Provide tutoring to one, two, or many students
  • Watch student presentations in real-time
  • Record video messages for students to watch later


It’s easy to get started. From within any eLearn course, click the “Course Tools” menu and select “Zoom Meetings” from the list. The following video provides a brief overview of the Zoom to eLearn integration and how to get started.

Bonus Option: Zoom-MyMedia-eLearn 

Not to confuse you, but there’s another option you may want to consider. If this is confusing – just ignore and follow the info above! The option here is to save your regular Zoom meeting recordings (that are created without going through eLearn to begin with) to eLearn’s MyMedia gallery. Once there, you can insert or embed the videos recordings into your courses.

Pre-required: You must have a Vol State Zoom account setup.
  1. Go to and click on “Create or Edit Account.”
  2. Click on “Profile” on the left side of the page.
  3. Scroll down to “Kaltura User I.D.” at the bottom of the page and click on “Edit”.
  4. Enter your VSCC I.D. (e.g., rgregory987)
  5. Click Save. 

Need More Help?

There are lots of ways to get help using Zoom.

  1. Download the various tutorials and instructions available on the Zoom LibGuide (new window opens). 
  2. Attend a training (new window opens). (NOTE: The next one is coming up in February!)
  3. Contact one of the Distributed Education team members for personalized assistance.