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.

 

Just-in-Time Workshops

These workshops are designed to address topics that are high priority for instructors as they prepare for the start of the fall semester. They are open to any UA instructors, including TAs.
 

Date & TIme Just-in-Time Workshops                                  REGISTER

August 9, 2018
9:30-11:30 am

How Can I Use Panopto Effectively?
Location: Main Library 112A

August 9, 2018
9:30-11:30 am

How Can I Build a Useful Syllabus in D2L Brightspace?
Location: ILC 125

August 9, 2018
1:00-3:00 pm

How Do I Set Up Grades in D2L Brightspace? 
Location: Main Library 112A

August 9, 2018
1:00-3:00 pm

How Can I Use D2L Brightspace Page Templates? 
Location: ILC 125

August 10, 2018
9:30-11:30 am

How Can I Use Clickers Effectively?
Location: Main Library 112A

August 10, 2018
9:30-11:30 am

What Do Instructors Need to Know About General Education Requirements & Best Practices?
Location: ILC 125

August 10, 2018
9:30-11:30 am

What Do Instructors New to D2L Brightspace Need to Know?
Location: This session will be offered through a webinar.

August 10, 2018
1:00-3:00 pm

How Can I Build Community in my Course Using D2L Brightspace?
Location: ILC 141

August 10, 2018
1:00-3:00 pm

What Do TAs Need to Know About D2L Brightspace?
Location: ILC 125

August 13, 2018
9:30-11:30 am

How Can I Use Zoom Effectively?
Location: Main Library 112A

August 13, 2018
9:30-11:30 am

How Can I Use D2L Brightspace to Make My Course More Inclusive?
Location: ILC 125

August 13, 2018
1:00-3:00 pm

What Should We Teach Students About Plagiarism?
Location: ILC 125

August 16, 2018
9:30-11:30 am

What Do TAs Need to Know About D2L Brightspace?
Location: Main Library 112A

August 16, 2018
1:00-3:00 pm

How Can I Manage Content in D2L Brightspace to Help Students Stay Organized?
Location: Main Library 112A

August 16, 2018
1:00-3:00 pm

What Do Instructors New to D2L Brightspace Need to Know?
Location: This session will be offered through a webinar.

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Current Schedule of Workshops & Classes    

There are no workshops currently scheduled. Please check back closer to the start of the fall 2018 semester.

 

Mini-Courses

The 2018 mini-courses that have already occurred will be offered at roughly the same days in 2019.

Date Fully Online Mini-Courses
January 3-5 & 8-9, 2018

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 3-5 & 8-9, 2018

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 3-5 & 8-9, 2018

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

February 19-23, 2018

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 5-16, 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.

May 14-25, 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.

May 29-June 2, 2018 Exploring VoiceThread  Registration has reached the quota; to be placed on the waitlist email Garry Forger

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 11-29, 2018

Collaborative Learning Register
(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 23-August 6, 2018 Course Development Register

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 6-10, 2018 Re-Imagining Slides Register
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 13-17, 2018

Course-Level Assessment  Register
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 13-17, 2018

Effective Online Discussions Register
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 13-17, 2018

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

September 10-14 and TBD, 2018

Designing Effective Writing Assignments and Rubrics (fully online with D2L) Register
(Online with one in-person meeting Date,Time, and Location 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. 

September 24-28, 2018 Building Communities in Online Courses  Register
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. 
October 8-19, 2018 Introduction to Teaching Online Register
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.

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?
  • Adobe Connect
  • 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