Workshops & Classes

As part of OIA’s mission to build capacity for excellent teaching on our campus, we offer a wide variety of workshops, seminars and facilitated online mini-courses to individuals who teach for the UA. 

All of our professional development offerings incorporate Universal Design principles. Registration for these offerings includes space for participants to request any disability-related accommodations that will facilitate their full participation, such as ASL interpreting, captioned videos, Braille or electronic text. Please use the Contact Us link to ask any other questions about the accessibility of our offerings.

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Current Schedule of Workshops & Classes    

  Date                                                                           Workshop

Thursday, January 25th and Thursday, February 1st, 2018 Designing Engaging Writing Assignments & Effective Rubrics- 
Wednesday, February 7th and February 14th, 2018 Connecting Reading & Writing.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (9:00 – 10:00 a.m.) Using Clickers for Team-Based Learning or Gamification (access the recorded session  )

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 (9:00 – 10:00 a.m.) Using Clickers for Flipped Classroom or Peer Instruction 

Webinar Recording - 


The 2018 Mini-Courses schedule.

Date Fully Online Mini-Courses
January 3-5 and 8-9, 2018

Course-Level Assessment  Description

Effective Online Discussions Description 

Teaching a Large Online Course Description

February 19-23, 2018 Building Communities in Online Courses. Description
March 5-16, 2018 Introduction to Teaching Online Description
May 14-25, 2018

Introduction to Teaching Online Description Register

May 28-June 1, 2018 Exploring VoiceThread Description Register
June 11-29, 2018

Collaborative Learning Description Register
(Online with in-person meetings Thursdays, June 14, 21, & 28 from 1-3 pm)

July 23-August 6, 2018 Course Development Description Register
August 6-10, 2018 Re-Imagining Slides  Description Register
August 13-17, 2018 Course-Level Assessment Description Register
Effective Online Discussions Description Register
Teaching a Large Online Course Description Register

September 10-14 and TBD, 2018

Designing Effective Writing Assignments and Rubrics (fully online with D2L) Description  Register
(Online with one in-person meeting Date,Time and Location TBD)

September 24-28, 2018 Building Communities in Online Courses Description  Register
October 8-19, 2018 Introduction to Teaching Online Description  Register

Mini-Course Descriptions

Self Paced Tutorials

The OIA offers several online, self paced tutorials that are available through D2L.  A list of available tutorials and descriptions, along with enrollment instructions, are available at this Tutorials page. 

Catalog of Workshops

Provided here is a list of workshops that OIA has facilitated in the past.  This list provides examples of the range of workshops we offer, but is by no means an exhaustive list.  To request that OIA offer one of these workshops again, or to request a workshop on a topic not listed here use the Contact form.


  • Classroom Assessment Techniques
  • Creating Effective Multiple Choice Questions
  • How Can I Grade Assignments and Give Useful Feedback?
  • How Can I Use Rubrics Effectively?
  • How Do I Know What My Students Are Learning?
  • Building Program Assessment Plans

Classroom Management

  • How Can I get My Class off to a Good Start?
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Discussions in Large Classroom Settings
  • Classroom Management Strategies for Large Classrooms
  • Inclusive Classrooms


  • Feedback to Students on Writing Assignments
  • Incorporating Informal Writing Opportunities
  • Providing Constructive Feedback on Student Writing


  • D2L: What’s New
  • D2L Integrations: Additional Items for the Tool Kits
  • D2L Tools and Functions
  • The Library Tab in D2L
  • How Can I Build a Useful Syllabus in D2L?
  • How Can I Manage Content to Help Students Stay Organized?
  • How Can I Use D2L to Get My Class Off to a Good Start?
  • How Can I Use D2L to Make my Course More Inclusive?
  • How Can I Use D2L Page Templates?
  • How Can I Use the D2L Gradebook Effectively?
  • What Do TAs Need to Know About D2L?
  • How Can I Use D2L to Manage Large Classes?

Instructional Technologies

  • Clickers: Real Time Interactive Classroom Feedback
  • How Can I Use Clickers Effectively?
  • Adobe Connect
  • Panopto: How Can I Use Panopto Effectively?
  • VoiceThread
  • Effective Use of Multimedia Instruction
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Tweetchat: What is it and How to Use it For Teaching

Teaching Online

  • Learner Centered Education and Online Classes
  • Teaching Online vs Face-to-Face