Workshops & Classes

As part of OIA’s mission to provide professional development opportunities to our campus, we offer a wide variety of workshops, seminars and facilitated online mini-courses to individuals who teach for the UA. 

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Current Schedule of Workshops & Classes    

Date                                                       Workshop

September 6 and                                   Try Something New With Peer Review More info and register
and November 8, 2:00-3:30 pm
ILC 103A

September 8--December 1                   Inclusive Excellence in Teaching Professional Learning Community
(every 3 weeks), 1:00-2:00 pm
Various locations



The 2017 Mini-Courses listed here that have already been offered will be offered again.  Check back here for updated information on 2018 offerings.

Date Fully Online Mini-Courses
January 2-6, 2017

Course-Level Assessment  Description

Effective Online Discussions Description

Teaching a Large Online Course Description

February 20-24, 2017 Creating Communities in Online Courses Description
March 13-24, 2017 Introduction to Teaching Online Description 
April 10-24, 2017 Course Development Description 
May 8-11, 2017 VoiceThread Description 
May 12-26, 2017

Introduction to Teaching Online Description 

June 12-30, 2017

Collaborative Learning Description
(Online with in-person meetings Thursdays, June 15, 22, & 29 from 1-3 pm)

July 10-14, 2017

Creating Communities in Online Courses Description 

July 17-31, 2017 Course Development Description 
August 14-18, 2017 Course-Level Assessment Description 
Effective Online Discussions Description
Teaching a Large Online Course Description

September 11-15, 2017

Designing Effective Writing Assignments and Rubrics Description   
(Online with in-person meeting Sept. 25, 2:00-3:30 pm, ILC 136)

September 25-29, 2017 Building Communities in Online Courses Description   
October 2-20, 2017

Collaborative Learning Description Register
(Online with in-person meetings Thursdays, October 5, 12, & 19 from 3:30-5 pm)

October 6-20, 2017 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

OIA workshops can be found in the campus system UAccess Learning.  This system can be accessed by logging in with Netid and password.  If you are off campus, you will need to first log in to the VPNAfter logging in, select Find Learning and use the search term Teaching to locate OIA offerings in the catalog.

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