About Our Workshops
As faculty contemplate the various modalities of course delivery for the fall, the CHSS Office of Digital Education continues to support the needs of the college by offering professional development, microtrainings, tutorials, and personal consults. The ODE continues to develop new resources as technology, circumstances, and challenges reveal gaps in available training.
Trainings Under Development
Recently we have become aware a growing number of UTAs in the college assigned to assist faculty in the delivery of online synchronous (remote) courses. The ODE is in the process of creating a training program for the UTAs that will prepare them for their possible technological responsibilities. We also recognize that many of you will have last minute hires joining your departments who may need a crash course on D2L and online/remote tool technology. Both the UTA and New Faculty training will likely take place the last week of July/first of August. Please watch for announcements.
We also realize faculty will have questions about the new technology setups in the face to face classrooms. We are preparing quick start guides and microtrainings to make sure faculty are prepared on day one.
Summer 2020 Trainings
We are continuing our summer series of boot camp trainings. Interested persons are
invited to sign up here.
Online Course Development (agenda here, focus on asynchronous online delivery) - 7/7 & 7/21
Enhanced Remote Course Development (agenda here, focus on synchronous delivery) - 7/14
Hybrid Course Development - (agenda here, focus on hybrid course delivery) 7/23
In addition to these live remote professional development opportunities, the ODE website
continues to offer self-paced microtrainings on the following:
Online Assessments in D2L
Building and Teaching Hybrids
Creating Accessible Resources
Facilitating Master Courses
Enhancing Collaborative Online Group Projects
How to Quickly Put Content Online (in the event of a crisis)
The ODE website also hosts a great variety of video and step-by-step tutorials navigating D2L and fostering engagement on our Tutorials & Resources page. These tutorials are designed to be simplified quick and easy guides geared toward faculty. Topics include
D2L - Basic operations, Quizzes/Exams, Engagement, and Feedback
Kaltura/Mediaspace - Screen capture, voice-overs, video recording, editing, video quizzing
Discussion and Collaboration - Collaborate Ultra, Wiki, Voicethread, Flip Grid
Fun Tools - Learning Apps and Kahoot
Accessibility - Making Word, PowerPoint, and PDFs accessible and captioning
Resources for Students - Plagiarism, Netiquette, Are You Ready for an Online Course
To help faculty support student success, we have created tutorials to assist students in preparing for success in online learning and easily using online tools.
Of course, the ODE is always happy to help faculty in one-on-one consultations. Please have your faculty reach out to Tammy Powell (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Stephen Bartlett (email@example.com) anytime with questions or other needs.
We also offer department and program specific brownbag workshops on a variety of topics. In the past, we have conducted one-session workshops on:
- Digital accessibility
- Course affordability and open educational resources (OERs)
- D2L Orientation
- Collaborate Ultra