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.

NEW Webinar Series!!

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See and Do Online Workshops

First, see how various D2L, Panopto and Zoom tools work and then do it yourself. Each webinar includes a 20-minute demonstration, 10 minutes of Q&A, and a 30-minute lab where you get to try out what you just learned in one of your own course sites.

Click on the Webinars tab below to see the schedule. Please use the links to pre-register and be sure to add the workshop to your calendar! All sessions will be recorded and recordings will be sent out afterwards to those who registered.

Reminder emails will be sent out before the workshop begins.

Monday, July 6, 2020

10:00 - 11:00 am

D2L: Discussions and Groups

Description: Participants will be able to create groups, create a whole class discussion and create group discussion areas.


Tuesday, July 7, 2020

10:00 - 11:00 am

D2L: Grading and assessment

Description: Participants will be able to grade in the various tools, assignments, discussions and directly in the grade book and be able to provide feedback to students in the different tools.


Wednesday, July 8, 2020

10:00 - 11:00 am

Panopto: Create an assignment folder for student recordings

Description: Participants will be able to create an assignment folder within their course Panopto folder where students can upload or record videos.


Thursday, July 9, 2020

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Panopto: Utilize discussions in Panopto videos

Description: Participants will be able to post a topic or question in the discussion area of a Panopto video that viewers can reply to. Participants also will be able to insert a Panopto video directly into the discussion section of D2L. 


Friday, July 10, 2020

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Zoom: Using breakout rooms for group collaboration & discussion

Description: Participants will be able to create, open, and manage breakout rooms in a Zoom meeting. 


Monday, July 13, 2020

10:00 - 11:00 am

D2L: Question library

Description: Participants will be able to build TF questions, multiple choice questions and short answer questions and organize them in the question library.


Tuesday, July 14, 2020 

10:00 - 11:00 am

D2L: Build a quiz and add it to content

Description: Participants will be able to build a quiz, set start and end dates for the quiz as well as time limits and set special access to a quiz.  Participants will also be able to insert a link to the quiz in a Content module.


Wednesday, July 15, 2020

10:00 - 11:00 am

D2L: Importing from question library and sections

Description: Participants will be able to create sections in a quiz, import questions from the question library, create random pools from which to draw questions.


Thursday, July 16, 2020

1:00 - 2:00 pm

D2L: Grading quizzes

Description: Participants will be able to grade quizzes by Users, by Attempts by questions and know how to update scores on individual questions.


Friday, July 17, 2020

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Panopto: Inserting a quiz into Panopto and synching with D2L Gradebook

Description: Participants will be able to insert a quiz into a Panopto video, insert that video into D2L content, and sync that video quiz to a D2L gradebook item.

Webinar Recordings

These are recordings of live webinars that took place during the Spring 2020 semester and Summer 2020.  All recordings are of Zoom sessions.

The 2020 Mini-Course schedule below is subject to change, as we evaluate how best to meet instructors' needs for the rest of the spring semester and the summer terms.

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 6-10, 2020

Building Communities in Online and Hybrid Courses Registration is closed
Participants in this 1-week, fully online mini-course will discover the impact that instructor presence, collaboration, personalized learning and social networking can have on the development of community in your online and hybrid courses. Participants can expect to spend 1-2 hours per day exploring content and participating in activities

July 13-17, 2020

Interactive Videos with PlayPosit Register
This course uses a scenario-based approach to introduce pedagogical best practices for using interactive videos in online education. Participants 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, and later share their work for peer review and feedback. The course duration is one-week long and contains four (modules). Each module follows a similar format: starting with a scenario description, then moving to best practices and PlayPosit "how tos", and finally end with an exercise creating bulbs. The time commitments for the course is approximately 8-10 hours per week.

July 13-24, 2020

Intentional Learning Relationships, Pandemic Edition Register
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. 

August 2020

Fine-Tuning Your Course as a Road Map for Learning

NOTE: This mini-course will be offered as a webinar series this August. Please check back for the webinar schedule.
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.

August 10-14, 2020 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.
August 17-21, 2020

Course-Level Assessment
This five-day fully online asynchronous mini-course introduces participants to assessment strategies and techniques that can be implemented at the course level to measure student learning, course design, and teaching practices.  Expect to spend 1-2 hours on this mini-course on each of the five days.

August 17-21, 2020

Effective Online Discussions
This five-day fully online asynchronous mini-course introduces participants to strategies for designing and facilitating effective online discussions that expand student exposure to curriculum, deepen learning, and increase student engagement. Expect to spend 1-2 hours on this mini-course on each of the five days.

August 17-21, 2020

Teaching a Large Online Course
This five-day fully online asynchronous mini-course introduces participants to instructional strategies and techniques for teaching large fully online courses. Expect to spend 1-2 hours on this mini-course on each of the five days.

September 21-25, 2020

Building Communities in Online Courses
Participants in this fully online five-day mini-course will conceptualize community in online environments while exploring tools, techniques, and activities that support student-to-student and student-to-instructor connectedness. This mini-course will be capped at 30 participants.

September 28-October 2, 2020

Collaborative Learning by Design
(Online with synchronous meetings Sept. 29 & Oct. 1)
Participants in this 5-day mini-course will explore the design of evidence-based collaborative learning activities, discuss examples of effective collaborative learning activities from actual college courses, plan or revise a collaborative learning activity for a course of their choice, and give and receive feedback to and from colleagues.

September 28-October 9, 2020

Building Intentional Learning Relationships
This 5-day, fully online mini-course will help you address the intersections between cognitive and affective learning to promote academic achievement for your students. Drawing from the research on culturally responsive teaching, you will practice strategies and techniques for building intentional learning relationships with students.

October 5-16, 2020

Introduction to Teaching Online
In this 14-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.

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.

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.

 

Dates Mini-Courses
January 2021

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.

January 2021

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.

January 2021

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.

February 2021

Building Communities in Online Courses
Participants in this fully online five-day mini-course will conceptualize community in online environments while exploring tools, techniques, and activities that support student-to-student and student-to-instructor connectedness.

February 2021

Facilitating Collaborative Learning
Participants in this 5-day mini-course will explore the implementation of evidence-based collaborative learning, observe examples of effective use of collaborative learning in actual college courses, create a plan for facilitating collaborative learning in a course of their choice, and give and receive feedback to and from colleagues. Registration will be capped at 30 participants.

March 2021

Introduction to Teaching Online
In this 14-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.

April 2021 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.

July 2021

Collaborative Learning
In this two-week, hybrid mini-course, participants will learn about, plan, and practice using evidence-based, active and collaborative learning strategies for teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses.

TBD

Introduction to Teaching Online
In this 14-day online mini-course, participants will experience being a student in an online course while learning about methods, tools, and best practices for teaching hybrid and fully online courses.

TBD

Effective Online Discussions
This five-day 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.

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.