Use IVS to Build and Host your Online PD

The Illinois Virtual School (IVS) has built an online delivery system for statewide professional development. We offer a robust information system through Bocovox and course system, or LMS, through Desire2Learn/Brightspace.

Partners may choose to utilize the IVS Student Information System (SIS) to:

  • create user credentials; Educators will select their region, district, and schools based on RCDTS codes.
  • register participants into courses;
  • manage courses by department and section (based on IARSS departments) and unique sections;
  • track user progress and completion;
  • collect course evaluations; and
  • issue ISBE PD Clock Hour forms immediately upon course completion.

Course management consists of identifying instructors, determining start and end dates (rolling enrollment allows a course to remain open all the time), and fees to enroll in partner courses.

Partners will utilize the Learning Management System (LMS) to:

  • manage content, assessments, and discussions tied to the course;
  • track participant attendance and progress in the course; and
  • conduct asynchronous and synchronous communication.

IVS Instructional Designers will work with partners to convert existing face-to-face professional development to online PD format or work with Subject Matter Experts (SME) to build new PD offerings.

Please contact Danielle Brush Lewis, Coordinator of Professional Development Services via email or 309-676-1000 ext. 1059 to find out how to become a partner today!