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.


The Power of Storytelling in Teaching

May 23-27, 2022

Storytelling has the power to engage, influence, inspire, and teach. Drawing upon research in cognitive science, neuroscience, and psychology, participants in this one-week online mini-course will weave personal stories into their own teaching.

Register


Building Communities in Online Courses

July 18-22, 2022

Participants in this 1-week, asychornous, 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.

Register


End of Semester Wrap-Up Webinars

Wrap-up your semester with these D2L tools! Wrap-up webinars are designed to give participants an overview of the tools available in D2L to finalize your semester within a minimum amount of time. All webinars include 20-minutes of demo followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. Registration not required.

Submitting Final Grades

Dates/Times: May 6th - 13th @ 3 PM

It’s that time of the semester again! You must post grades in UAccess but don’t really remember how to do it. Join us to learn how to finalize your grades in D2L and import them in UAccess.

May 6th - 13th, every weekday at 3 PM - https://arizona.zoom.us/j/81960168366


 

Coming Soon!

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 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.

Dates Mini-Courses
May 23-27, 2022

The Power of Storytelling in Teaching Register

Storytelling has the power to engage, influence, inspire, and teach. Drawing upon research in cognitive science, neuroscience, and psychology, participants in this one-week online mini-course will weave personal stories into their own teaching. 

July 18-22, 2022

Building Communities in Online Courses Register

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.

TBD

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.

TBD

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.

TBD

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.

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

Fine-Tuning Your Course as a Road Map for Learning

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.

TBD

Course Level Assessments

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.

TBD

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.

TBD

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.

TBD

Intentional Learning Relationships 

This two-week, fully online mini-course introduces strategies for intentionally building and strengthening instructor-student relationships. Drawing from a cultural humility perspective, the course integrates contributions from culturally responsive pedagogies, intercultural teaching competence, 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 via our D2L course site. This course includes 2-4 optional live conversations on Zoom, Tuesday and/or Thursday 11 am – 12 pm.

TBD

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.