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 for 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) - Faculty Advancement Credit
    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 Workshop Series
    In this 5-part workshop series participants will master techniques and best practices for hybrid course development and delivery using tools and methods to foster optimal learner engagement and achievement. The series includes the following workshops, which should be taken in order:

    1. Fundamentals - Faculty Advancement Credit
      In this first 2-hour workshop of the series, participants will learn to distinguish between the hybrid and online instructional formats, identify basic course design concepts and effectively organize course content.

    2. Learning Plans - Faculty Advancement Credit 
      This is the second 2-hour workshop in the series in which participants will explore the use of learning plans as the focus of a module of instruction.

    3. Assessments and Rubrics - Faculty Advancement Credit
      This is the third 2-hour workshop in the series, which will explore assessment and the use of rubrics as the focus of a module of instruction.

    4. Learner Interaction and Engagement - TBD

    5. Learner Support and Performance Management - TBD
  • Performance Based Learning (PBL) Faculty Advancement Credit
    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.

  • Curriculum Writing Open Lab
    In this curriculum writing open lab, instructors will work on their hybrid or online courses within a community of learners. The Academic Technology Team will be available to answer curriculum related questions.

  • Course Design Open Lab
    In this course design open lab, instructors will work on their hybrid or online courses within a community of learners. The Academic Technology Team will be available to answer course design related questions.

Educational Technologies Workshops

  • SoftChalk Workshop - Faculty Advancement Credit
    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 workshop, you will learn how to create media-rich learning objects and incorporate them into your Canvas classroom.

  • EFSC Capture - Kaltura MediaSpace in Canvas
    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 - Faculty Advancement Credit
    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.

  • 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 Workshop Series
    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 the following workshops which can be taken in any order:

    1. Creating an Inviting Home Page - Faculty Advancement Credit
      In this 2-hour workshop, participants will learn how to create an inviting, clean and organized homepage. Participants will learn how to create their own buttons and page banners using various online tools.

    2. Securing Quizzes and Working with Test Banks - Faculty Advancement Credit
      In this 2-hour workshop, participants will learn about advanced quiz settings and how the settings can be used to enhance quiz security. They will also learn how to work with test banks.

    3. Managing Grades - Faculty Advancement Credit
      In this 2-hour workshop, participants will learn how to set up their gradebook, use Grades and SpeedGrader.

  • UDOIT in Canvas - Is My Course Content Accessible to ALL Learners?
    Learn how to use the UDOIT content scanner to detect the most commonly found accessibility issues in online course content.

  • Accessible Course Content Open Lab
    In this accessible course content open lab, instructors will work in their online courses among a community of learners to ensure their content is fully accessible to all students. The Academic Technology Team and SAIL (Student Access for Improved Learning) Team will be available to answer accessibility related questions.

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