Laura Franklin, who many of you know teaches for ELI and is highly involved (at a national and international level) with MERLOT, asked me to pass long this great, free professional development opportunity.
There is a three-week online seminar, MERLOT 101, starting on Sept. 17. It is free to participate in if you are a member of MERLOT (which is free to join). You can find more information on the seminar here. (You'll need to scroll down a bit in the calendar to find it. Be sure to click on "More information" in the box listing the title of the seminar to get a full description of the training.) Note that each week's session will be offered at three different times each day to help ensure it fits into everyone's schedule. You may even have colleagues participating from around the world!
I took a slightly different version of this course, offered by Laura through TAC, a few years ago, and I learned a lot about MERLOT as well as finding some great resources for my classes. It looks like the opportunity has only become better developed, and I'm sure even more useful, since then. I encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity!