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Level 1: Activate
These workshops are designed to give you the essential skills you need to begin teaching in the online environment. This includes basic Canvas skills, introductions to lecture recording and web accessibility, and the foundations of effective online course design and delivery.

Level 2: Elevate
Once you’ve mastered the basics, it’s time to focus on improving and elevating your online teaching practice. These sessions focus on strategies and tools to refine your instruction and take student learning to the next level.

Level 3: Innovate
These advanced sessions focus on creative ways to innovate in the online teaching environment. We’ll explore new ways to use external tools to enhance student engagement and collaboration, apply visual design elements to your course, and work together to solve your most puzzling teaching challenges.

Jun. 2021

25
Peer Collaboration and Interaction: Advanced Tools and Strategies

This workshop discusses strategies for building social presence in your online course – one of the most significant factors in improving instructional effectiveness and building a sense of community. Topics include how to craft effective collaborative assignments with Canvas native tools as well as third-party tools such as FlipGrid, VoiceThread, and PlayPosit. It is meant for participants who are familiar with online course development and are interested in exploring additional ways to increase student engagement.

Level 3: Innovate / @ 11:00 am for 1.5hr / Presenter(s): Ruth
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28
Designing and Revising Courses for Learner-Centered Teaching

This workshop introduces participants to course design methods and principles that can be used to create effective online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses. You will learn how to plan your course so that its components are in alignment, thus ensuring student achievement of set course goals. The plan you begin in this workshop will serve to guide your initial steps of online course development utilizing common LMS tools.

Level 1: Activate / @ 10:00 am for 1.5hr / Presenter(s): Hanna
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Jul. 2021

7
Universal Design for Learning and Inclusive Teaching Strategies

This workshop will introduce you to the principles of inclusive teaching and Universal Design, frameworks which focus on designing learning spaces and experiences that meet the needs of diverse learners. You will leave this workshop with practical strategies, tips, and ideas to make your classroom a place where all students are welcomed and empowered to succeed.

Level 2: Elevate / @ 02:00 pm for 1hr / Presenter(s): Dena
Register for Universal Design for Learning and Inclusive Teaching Strategies
8
Best Practices for Lecture Capture and Video

This workshop will discuss best practices for lecture capture in academic video production. We’ll explore how you can develop an effective plan for producing academic video content and discuss current software and hardware tools used in lecture capture. You will also learn about effective strategies for creating engaging and accessible video content for your online courses.

Level 2: Elevate / @ 10:00 am for 1hr / Presenter(s): Karen
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12
Synchronous and Asynchronous Online Teaching Best Practices

This workshop will focus on the key considerations to keep in mind when deciding between synchronous and asynchronous teaching methods and activities in the online classroom. We will also review various tools available for each approach, and best practices for using these tools effectively to support student learning.

Level 2: Elevate / @ 10:00 am for 1.5hr / Presenter(s): Dena
Register for Synchronous and Asynchronous Online Teaching Best Practices
13
Choosing the Right Tool for the Task

Choosing the right tools to use in your online course requires strategic decision-making, weighing costs against potential payoffs, and staying laser-focused on your course goals and learning objectives. This workshop explores these key considerations and provides an overview of best practices for creating assignments that use 3rd party tools in the Canvas LMS.

Level 2: Elevate / @ 02:00 pm for 1hr / Presenter(s): Dave
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14
Intro to Canvas Part 1: Setting Up & Building Your Course in Canvas

This workshop will cover the basics of setting up and building your course in Canvas. You will learn to navigate a Canvas course and global menu, add content (files, videos, links, etc.) to modules, add your syllabus, communicate with your students, and generate your gradebook.

Level 1: Activate / @ 01:00 pm for 1.5hr / Presenter(s): Omar
Register for Intro to Canvas Part 1: Setting Up & Building Your Course in Canvas
15
Intro to Canvas Part 2: Assign & Assess Student Work

This workshop will cover the essentials for creating assignments and assessments in Canvas. We’ll go over how to create and set up Assignments and Discussions and generate rubrics. We’ll also go over how to manage student group work, and provide feedback and grades through Speedgrader and the Canvas gradebook.

Level 1: Activate / @ 01:00 pm for 1.5hr / Presenter(s): Eric
Register for Intro to Canvas Part 2: Assign & Assess Student Work
16
Designing and Revising Courses for Learner-Centered Teaching

This workshop introduces participants to course design methods and principles that can be used to create effective online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses. You will learn how to plan your course so that its components are in alignment, thus ensuring student achievement of set course goals. The plan you begin in this workshop will serve to guide your initial steps of online course development utilizing common LMS tools.

Level 1: Activate / @ 10:00 am for 1.5hr / Presenter(s): Channell
Register for Designing and Revising Courses for Learner-Centered Teaching
19
Creating Accessible Online Content: Text, Documents, Images, and Video

This workshop is designed to explore how to design courses and materials that are accessible to all students. We will cover the basics of online accessibility, focusing on best practices for creating accessible course materials such as text documents (Word/PDF), images, and videos with captions. We’ll also go over key accessibility features in the Canvas LMS

Level 1: Activate / @ 01:00 pm for 1.5hr / Presenter(s): Mary
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20
Interactive Content Online: Advanced Tools and Strategies

Integrating interactive content into the online learning environment can support active learning, student engagement, and absorbing new concepts. This workshop is designed to examine best practices and interactive strategies applicable to an online environment. Participants will also explore examples of how to use current web-based tools, such as Playposit, Hypothes.is, and Voicethread for increasing learner to instructor, learner to learner, and learner to content interactions.

Level 3: Innovate / @ 02:00 pm for 1hr / Presenter(s): Natalia
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22
Peer Collaboration and Interaction: Advanced Tools and Strategies

This workshop discusses strategies for building social presence in your online course – one of the most significant factors in improving instructional effectiveness and building a sense of community. Topics include how to craft effective collaborative assignments with Canvas native tools as well as third-party tools such as FlipGrid, VoiceThread, and PlayPosit. It is meant for participants who are familiar with online course development and are interested in exploring additional ways to increase student engagement.

Level 3: Innovate / @ 01:00 pm for 1.5hr / Presenter(s): Ruth
Register for Peer Collaboration and Interaction: Advanced Tools and Strategies
27
Best Practices for Lecture Capture and Video

This workshop will discuss best practices for lecture capture in academic video production. We’ll explore how you can develop an effective plan for producing academic video content and discuss current software and hardware tools used in lecture capture. You will also learn about effective strategies for creating engaging and accessible video content for your online courses.

Level 2: Elevate / @ 01:00 pm for 1hr / Presenter(s): Omar
Register for Best Practices for Lecture Capture and Video
29
Intro to Canvas Part 1: Setting Up & Building Your Course in Canvas

This workshop will cover the basics of setting up and building your course in Canvas. You will learn to navigate a Canvas course and global menu, add content (files, videos, links, etc.) to modules, add your syllabus, communicate with your students, and generate your gradebook.

Level 1: Activate / @ 11:00 am for 1.5hr / Presenter(s): Eric
Register for Intro to Canvas Part 1: Setting Up & Building Your Course in Canvas
30
Intro to Canvas Part 2: Assign & Assess Student Work

This workshop will cover the essentials for creating assignments and assessments in Canvas. We’ll go over how to create and set up Assignments and Discussions and generate rubrics. We’ll also go over how to manage student group work, and provide feedback and grades through Speedgrader and the Canvas gradebook.

Level 1: Activate / @ 01:00 pm for 1.5hr / Presenter(s): Eric
Register for Intro to Canvas Part 2: Assign & Assess Student Work

Aug. 2021

2
Choosing the Right Tool for the Task

Choosing the right tools to use in your online course requires strategic decision-making, weighing costs against potential payoffs, and staying laser-focused on your course goals and learning objectives. This workshop explores these key considerations and provides an overview of best practices for creating assignments that use 3rd party tools in the Canvas LMS.

Level 2: Elevate / @ 02:00 pm for 1hr / Presenter(s): Dave
Register for Choosing the Right Tool for the Task
3
Universal Design for Learning and Inclusive Teaching Strategies

This workshop will introduce you to the principles of inclusive teaching and Universal Design, frameworks which focus on designing learning spaces and experiences that meet the needs of diverse learners. You will leave this workshop with practical strategies, tips, and ideas to make your classroom a place where all students are welcomed and empowered to succeed.

Level 2: Elevate / @ 10:00 am for 1hr / Presenter(s): Dena
Register for Universal Design for Learning and Inclusive Teaching Strategies
6
Assessment Strategies That Support Teaching and Learning

Do they remember it? Do they understand it? Can they demonstrate it? Can they explain it? Can they apply it? Can they solve it? Can they expand on it? Assessment is an art that serves the dual purpose of measuring both student performance and instructional effectiveness. In this workshop we will discuss how to design and leverage a framework of formative and summative assessment that offers students opportunities to demonstrate their learning while providing instructors with insights into how to offer responsive teaching. While covering a broad spectrum of assessment formats, tasks, and tools, we will explore their strengths and weaknesses as vehicles for providing individualized student feedback and overall learning mastery insights.

Level 2: Elevate / @ 11:00 am for 1hr / Presenter(s): Mary
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9
Visual Design for Online Courses

This workshop will show you principles and techniques to create visual elements to add interest to your course. You will learn to add decorative, informative, and functional elements that will increase learner engagement and improve aesthetic.

Level 3: Innovate / @ 10:00 am for 1hr / Presenter(s): Channell
Register for Visual Design for Online Courses
11
Synchronous and Asynchronous Online Teaching Best Practices

This workshop will focus on the key considerations to keep in mind when deciding between synchronous and asynchronous teaching methods and activities in the online classroom. We will also review various tools available for each approach, and best practices for using these tools effectively to support student learning.

Level 2: Elevate / @ 02:00 pm for 1.5hr / Presenter(s): Dena
Register for Synchronous and Asynchronous Online Teaching Best Practices