Workshops & Classes

As part of OIA’s mission to build capacity for excellent teaching on our campus, we offer a wide variety of workshops, seminars 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.

Credentials for Completion of Professional-Development Offerings

Current Schedule of Workshops & Classes  

 

Teaching With D2L Interactive Webinars | October 16 & December 6 | Click here for more information

 

Just in Time Workshop Recordings:

How Can I Use Clickers Effectively?

What do TAs Need to Know About D2L Brightspace?


Mini-CoursesOnline Course Model

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.

 

Date Mini-Courses
October 8-19, 2018

Introduction to Teaching Online

In this 14-day mini-course, participants will experience taking an online course while learning about methods, tools, and best practices for teaching hybrid and fully online courses.

December 17-21, 2018

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

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.

 

In 2019, our mini-courses will be offered in the months indicated below.

2019 Planned Offerings Mini-Courses
January (before spring semester begins)

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 (before spring semester begins)

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. 

January (before spring semester begins)

Teaching a Large Online Course 
This five-day mini-course introduces instructional strategies and techniques for teaching large fully online courses. 

February 

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. 

March  Introduction to Teaching Online

In this 14-day mini-course, participants will experience taking an online course while learning about methods, tools, and best practices for teaching hybrid and fully online courses.

May 

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

May-June Exploring VoiceThread 

Participants in this five-day, fully online, mini-course will examine, play with, discuss and conceptualize uses of VoiceThread for instruction, storytelling, scenario-based learning, interactive content, community building, assessment and more.  A computer or mobile device with a camera and microphone is required.

June

Collaborative Learning
(Online with in-person meetings Thursdays, June 14, 21, & 28 from 1-3 pm in ILC Room 145)
In this three-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. 

July-August Course Development

This 14-day online mini-course introduces tools and best practices for effective course design, applicable both to creating new courses and revising existing ones, be it from in-person to online formats, or from a 16-week schedule to an accelerated one.

August  Re-Imagining Slides
This five-day mini-course will invite participants to dust off those text heavy, bullet-point-laden lecture slides and re-imagine the power and purpose of what is projected on a screen.
August (before fall semester begins)

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.

August (before fall semester begins)

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. 

August (before fall semester begins)

Teaching a Large Online Course
This five-day mini-course introduces instructional strategies and techniques for teaching large fully online courses. 

September 

Designing Effective Writing Assignments and Rubrics 
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. Breakfast will be provided. Space is limited.

September 

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.


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

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.

Assessment

  • Classroom Assessment Techniques
  • Creating Effective Multiple Choice Questions
  • How Can I Grade Assignments and Give Useful Feedback?
  • How Can I Use Rubrics Effectively?
  • How Do I Know What My Students Are Learning?
  • 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

Writing

  • Feedback to Students on Writing Assignments
  • Incorporating Informal Writing Opportunities
  • Providing Constructive Feedback on Student Writing

D2L

  • 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?
  • How Can I Manage Content to Help Students Stay Organized?
  • How Can I Use D2L to Get My Class Off to a Good Start?
  • How Can I Use D2L to Make my Course More Inclusive?
  • How Can I Use D2L Page Templates?
  • How Can I Use the D2L Gradebook Effectively?
  • 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
  • How Can I Use Clickers Effectively?
  • Zoom
  • Panopto: How Can I Use Panopto Effectively?
  • 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