As part of OIA’s mission to build capacity for excellent teaching on our campus, we offer a wide variety of workshops, webinars, 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.
The OIA offers credentials (certificates of completion) for our Mini-Courses and many of our workshops. EDGE Learning is the University system that is used to grant certificates. After logging in with your netID and password, you can view and print your certificates, and search for professional development classes and certifications. If you have questions about this system, please contact Gabriel Rodriguez.
This webinar will highlight some of the newest features released by Zoom within the past 4-5 months. Some of the new features that will be discussed include topics around the new Zoom Whiteboard, breakout rooms, and in-meeting chat to name a few.
This webinar will be offered on two different dates and times to allow for flexibility in hopes that you can attend. Each session contains the same information.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 @ 2:00 PM (AZ Time) - Register
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 @ 10:00 AM (AZ Time) - Register
These webinar sessions require UA Zoom account authentication to join and will be recorded. If you register for a session, you will receive the recording of that session even if you do not attend. The recording will be posted to our webinar recording page.
This webinar will consist of approximately 45-50 minutes of demonstration followed by a Q&A session. Upon submitting your registration, you should receive an email confirmation with details of how to join the webinar.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
D2L @ 2 - Fall 2022
New to D2L or in need of a refresher? Join us for the Fall 2022 D2L @ 2 webinars, which are designed to show participants less-known D2L tools, tips and tricks for saving time, and best practices for organizing your D2L courses. All webinars include 20 minutes of demo followed by 10 minutes of Q&A (recordings will be made available to all registrants).
December 7th & 8th @ 2 PM
Everything you need to grade is in one place - even for different courses. Join us to learn how to access and use Quick Eval effectively.
These are recordings of live webinars that took place during the Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020 semesters. All recordings are of Zoom sessions.
The 2022 Mini-Course schedule below is subject to change, as we evaluate how best to meet instructors' needs for the Spring semester.
You can expect to spend about an hour a day on the content for these online mini-courses. Where indicated below, some include synchronous meetings, but most of the work for these will be at your own pace. Registration for Mini-Courses opens approximately three weeks prior to the start date.
Effective Online Discussions
This five-day fully online mini-course presents strategies for designing and facilitating effective asynchronous online discussions that expand student exposure to curriculum, deepen learning, and increase student engagement. This mini-course is offered in D2L. Participants will be expected to complete activities each day but there are no synchronous online meeting times. Expect to spend 1-2 hours per day on the curriculum for each of the five days.
Teaching a Large Online Course
This five-day fully online mini-course presents instructional strategies and techniques for teaching large fully online courses that engage students, better personalize the instructional environment, and help reduce administrative overhead. This mini-course is offered in D2L. Participants will be expected to complete activities each day but there are no synchronous online meeting times. Expect to spend 1-2 hours per day on the curriculum for each of the five days.
Introduction to Teaching Online
In this 10-day online mini-course, participants will experience taking an online course while learning about methods, tools, and best practices for teaching hybrid and fully online courses. Registration will be capped at 40 participants. This mini-course is offered in D2L.
The OIA has also created several mini-primers, which are short introductions to various teaching and learning topics, and include links to additional resources. A list of our mini-primers is available on this Mini-Primers page.