Training workshops through Academic Technology

Academic Technology offers a number of face-to-face, hybrid and online workshops and webinars which provide the opportunity to actively explore many different types of multimedia software, course management tools and best practices for the online environment.

The workshops typically last from one to three hours and are offered frequently throughout the year. Training workshops are also available upon request at times and locations that are convenient to you. If there is a workshop topic not listed below that you would like to see offered, we are open to suggestions. Review what's offered below and search the training calendar for available dates and registration.

Workshops and Webinars

Course Design Workshops

  • Fundamentals of Performance Based Learning (PBL)

This 2-hour face-to-face workshop is designed to present performance-based learning (PBL) fundamentals, without the necessity of having to learn WIDS course design software. The language of Performance Based Learning (PBL) will be covered, along with basic instructional design processes.

  • Hybrid & Online Course Design - 6 week UCF Credit Workshop

Participants will master techniques and best practices for hybrid course development and delivery using tools and methods to foster optimal learner engagement and achievement. This workshop will be delivered in the hybrid format comprised of 2 face-to-face meetings with the remainder of the course work to be completed online.

  • Performance Based Learning (PBL) - 6 week UCF Credit Workshop

This workshop focuses on establishing desired performance expectations; specifying performance standards; creating standards-based assessments; planning teaching and learning strategies that work; and aligning standards, assessments, and instruction. Participants will design a customized, performance-based, learner-centered course of study using the WIDS Learning Design System software. This workshop will be delivered in the hybrid format comprised of 2 face-to-face meetings with the remainder of the course work to be completed online.

Educational Technologies Workshops

  • SoftChalk Workshop (TPDC Approved)

SoftChalk© LessonBuilder is software that allows you to easily create and edit digital content such as text, pop-up annotations, interactive activities and assessments, images, hyperlinks and video.  In this face-to-face workshop, you will learn how to create media-rich learning objects and incorporate them into your Canvas classroom.

  • EFSC Capture - Kaltura MediaSpace in Canvas Workshop

The Kaltura technology makes recording or "capturing" classroom lectures and linking the content into Canvas as easy as walking into the classroom.  This capturing capability enables students to improve comprehension and retention by on-demand review and allows instructors to improve the effectiveness of the classroom and office hours.

  • Web Tools (TPDC Approved)

The Internet offers a wide variety of tools which can be used in online courses and in the classroom. Many of these tools are available at no cost. Enrich your courses with new possibilities and creativity. Learn about tools like YouTube, Prezi, OfficeMix, and more.

  • Make your Content Accessible (TPDC Approved)

Accessibility compliance for students in higher education has risen in recent years. As an instructor you need to ensure that all your students are able to learn the same material. Learn how to recognize accessible content and how to create content for all learners.

Workshop Presentations:

Importance of Accessibility   

Accessibility in Windows 7/Office 2013  

Accessibility in Canvas

Workshop Resources:

Faculty Resource List  

Office 2013 Accessibility Checklist 

Writing Tips for Web Writers

  • Turnitin

Ensure the integrity of your students' writings by utilizing Turnitin drop boxes to check the originality of submitted papers. Save time and improve feedback through inline grading and commenting. Turnitin's PeerMark feature allows you to engage students by providing anonymous feedback of other student's submissions.

  • Advanced Course Enhancement Workshops (TPDC Approved)

This is a 3-part series of workshops designed to provide participants with information on advanced concepts and techniques to enhance their Canvas courses beyond the required basic training. The series includes:

    • Creating an Inviting Home Page
    • Securing Quizzes and Working with Test Banks
    • Managing Grades

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