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 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  Register (participation will be capped at 20)
May 12-26, 2017

Introduction to Teaching Online Description  Register

July 10-14, 2017 Building Communities in Online Courses Description  Register
July 17-31, 2017 Course Development Description  Register
July 31-August 14, 2017 Introduction to Teaching Online Description  Register
August 14-18, 2017 Course-Level Assessment Description  Register
Effective Online Discussions Description  Register
Teaching a Large Online Course Description  Register

September 11-15, 2017

Designing Engaging Writing Assignments Description  Register

September 25-29, 2017 Building Communities in Online Courses Description   Register
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?
  • 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?
  • 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
  • Adobe Connect
  • Panopto
  • 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