Webinars & Classes

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.

Credentialing

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, search for professional development classes and certifications. If you have questions on this system please contact Gabriel Rodriguez.


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Zoom, Panopto, TurningPoint, Qualtrics Webinars


The clinics feature 20 minutes of demonstration, 10 minutes Q & A, and 30 minutes of participant work time with D2L Consultants available for support.  Stay for 20 minute or the full hour.  It’s up to you.

For more information on descriptions, please visit How To Clinics.


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August 2-6, 2021

This one-week mini course uses a scenario-based approach to explore the uses of interactive videos in promoting deeper thinking, assessing student learning, and sharing feedback. Participants will practice creating interactive videos or "bulbs" using PlayPosit, share their work with peers for review and feedback, and reflect on the use of interactive video in their own courses.

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Inclusive Collaborative Learning

August 2-6, 2021


In this 5-day mini-course, participants will learn about, experience, and create a plan for applying inclusive, accessible, and equity-minded collaborative learning in their courses. This will include considerations of inclusive collaborative learning for in-person, asynchronous, Live Online, and hybrid course environments. This mini-course is offered in D2L with optional synchronous Zoom sessions.

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Zoom, Panopto, TurningPoint, Qualtrics Webinar Series

OIA and the Collaborative and Academic Technologies teams have partnered together to offer a series of webinars on UA technologies such as Zoom, Panopto, TurningPoint, and Qualtrics. These webinars will walk you through various step-by-step tutorials on how to conduct different tasks in each program. 

All webinars will require UA Zoom account authentication to join and all of them will be recorded. If you register for a webinar, you will receive the recording of that session even if you do not attend. Some recordings may get posted up to the OIA webinar recording page. 

All webinars will consist of approximately 30-40 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. 

Webinar Descriptions and Registration Information

If you have any issues or questions, please email acadtech@arizona.edu.


Digital Learning Offerings

Deep Dive into PlayPosit Advanced Features

Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 11:00am-12:00pm (AZ/PT)

*Attendees should be familiar with PlayPosit prior to joining this webinar.

Join us in diving deeper into PlayPosit to explore some cool features to enhance engagement with your bulbs with Emily Bleibel, account manager at PlayPosit!

  • Autograded questions and feedback options
  • Bulb monitoring and data analytics
  • Embedding images, audio, attachments, and more in an interaction

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Explore the Waters of Interactive Videos

Thursday, August 19, 2021 | 9:00am-10:00am (AZ/PT)

Jumpstart your online presence and engagement with your students by learning how to incorporate PlayPosit into your course! We will go over the basics of using PlayPosit for first-time users or anyone that needs a refresher.

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Webinar Recordings

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 2021 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.

 

Dates Mini-Courses
July 26-30, 2021

Building Communities in Online Courses Registration is closed

Participants in this 1-week, asynchronous, fully online mini-course will discover the impact that instructor presence, collaboration, personalized learning and social networking can have on the development of community, connectedness,  and learning in online courses. Participants can expect to spend 1-2 hours per day exploring content and participating in activities. This mini-course is offered in D2L.

August 2-6, 2021

Inclusive Collaborative Learning Register

In this 5-day mini-course, participants will learn about, experience, and create a plan for applying inclusive, accessible, and equity-minded collaborative learning in their courses. This will include considerations of inclusive collaborative learning for in-person, asynchronous, Live Online, and hybrid course environments. This mini-course is offered in D2L with optional synchronous Zoom sessions.

August 2-6, 2021

Interactive Videos with PlayPosit Register

This one-week mini course uses a scenario-based approach to explore the uses of interactive videos in promoting deeper thinking, assessing student learning, and sharing feedback. Participants will practice creating interactive videos or "bulbs" using PlayPosit, share their work with peers for review and feedback, and reflect on the use of interactive video in their own courses. Participants can expect to spend 1-2 hours completing course activities.

August 9-13, 2021

Fine-Tuning Your Course as a Road Map for Learning Register

This 5-day, fully online mini-course allows you to refine an existing course plan and syllabus incorporating lessons learned during the pandemic. Using the methodology of backward design and the principle of alignment, you will revise and peer-review the learning outcomes, assessment plan, and other aspects of your course to create an effective “road map” for learning via the course syllabus for any course modality - including In-person, Flex In-Person, Live Online, and iCourses/fully Asynchronous courses. You will plan active and inclusive learning conditions for your students and articulate your instructional choices. This mini-course is offered in D2L. You are invited to two optional group conversations in Zoom to connect synchronously and further explore how to build on the lessons learned during the pandemic as we move forward.

August 16-20, 2021

Course Level Assessments Register

This five-day fully online mini-course presents ideas for using assessment strategies in your course that are inclusive and engaging, help optimize student learning, and align with your course learning objectives. 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.

August 16-20, 2021

Effective Online Discussions Register

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.

August 16-20, 2021

Teaching a Large Online Course Register

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.

October 18-29, 2021

Introduction to Teaching Online Registration coming soon

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.

TBD

Reimagining Slides

This five day online mini-course will invite participants to dust off those text heavy, bullet point laden lecture slides and reimagine the power and purpose of what is projected on a screen. This mini-course is offered in D2L.

TBD

Intentional Learning Relationships, Pandemic Edition

This two-week, fully online mini-course introduces strategies for intentionally building and strengthening instructor-student relationships. We will focus on the online and hybrid learning contexts of the COVID-19 pandemic and explore several factors that impact building effective learning relationships at this time. Drawing from a cultural humility perspective, the course integrates contributions from culturally responsive teaching, intercultural teaching competence, trauma-informed pedagogy, and anti-racist work. The course will focus on both foundational reflections and active application to participants’ course materials. Your expected time investment is 1 to 2 hours per day during the regular work week. This course includes four optional live discussions on Zoom, each Tuesday and Thursday 3:00 to 3:45 pm. This mini-course is offered in D2L. 

TBD

Reimagining Online Lectures

This five day online mini-course will invite participants to reconsider the construct of “lecture” as it relates to online teaching and learning. Participants will explore ways that online content might be created and delivered. This mini-course is offered in D2L.

TBD

Designing Effective Writing Assignments and Rubrics
This mini-course includes a face-to-face session, TBD.

Participants in this 5-day mini-course will learn strategies to design (or redesign) a writing assignment for maximizing student engagement and success. This mini-course is paired with a face-to-face workshop focusing on developing a fair, effective, and efficient rubric for your assignment. This mini-course is offered in D2L.

Dates Mini-Courses
TBD

Course-Level Assessment

This five-day online mini-course introduces assessment strategies and techniques that can be implemented at the course level to measure student learning, course design, and teaching practices.

TBD

Effective Online Discussions

This five-day online mini-course introduces strategies for designing and facilitating effective online discussions that expand student exposure to curriculum, deepen learning, and increase student engagement.

TBD

Teaching a Large Online Course

This five-day online mini-course introduces instructional strategies and techniques for teaching large fully online courses.

January 2022

Building Your D2L Course Site (BYOD2L)

This is a one-week mostly asynchronous online workshop designed to help you plan and build D2L course sites. It offers guidance, resources, a structured work schedule, and peer support to plan and build an online course site in D2L that supports learning and teaching despite uncertain and shifting conditions. Whatever your teaching modality, a course site is fundamental for equity, inclusion, flexibility, and staying connected with students. All courses should have a D2L course site.

January 2022

Getting Started with Flipped Learning 

This course introduces the flipped learning teaching strategy along with other best practices for facilitating your course (e.g., universal design for learning (UDL) and effective communication for virtual teaching teams). Mini-course participants will engage with interactive video lectures, contribute to discussion forums, and engage with short online readings. The course is one weeklong and contains four (4) modules.

January 2022

Fine-Tuning Your Course as a Road Map for Learning 

This 5-day, fully online mini-course allows instructors to refine an existing course plan and syllabus. Using the methodology of backward design and the principle of alignment, participants will revise and peer-review the learning outcomes, assessment plan, and other aspects of their courses to create an effective “road map” for learning via the course syllabus.

February 2022

Building Communities in Online Courses 

Participants in this 1-week, asynchronous, fully online mini-course will explore and discover the impact that instructor presence, collaboration, personalized learning and social networking can have on the development of community, connectedness, and learning in online courses. Participants can expect to spend 1-2 hours each day exploring content and participating in activities. This mini-course is offered in D2L. 

March 2022

Designing Multimedia Assignments 

Participants in this five-day, hybrid mini-course will explore strategies for successfully designing, adapting and implementing multimedia assignments in their online courses to maximize student engagement and success. Participants will design a multimedia assignment and experiment with different multimedia tools. This mini-course is in Zoom and D2L.

April 2022

Reimagining Slides

This five day online mini-course will invite participants to dust off those text heavy, bullet point laden lecture slides and reimagine the power and purpose of what is projected on a screen. 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.