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Workshop Wednesdays are brief, informative sessions intended to provide just-in-time training on a variety of teaching and instructional technology topics. Sessions will include informative content at the beginning, followed by Q&A time. We hope participants will come to learn and share their own knowledge and ideas.

Workshop Wednesday sessions will be regularly scheduled on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m., MST. Calendar invitations will be sent out prior to each workshop.

During the semester in which they are offered, Workshop Wednesday sessions are eligible for OPI renewal units and can be listed on professional development plans for faculty promotion. Sessions will also be recorded and available for future viewing.

Summer 2020 Offerings

The summer sessions have concluded. August 17 at 5:00 p.m. is the deadline to request OPI renewal units for the summer workshops.

Click on the title of the workshop to watch the recording.

After viewing a recorded session, please complete this form: Summer Workshop Wednesdays Tracking.

5/27 Creativity in Online Courses with Susan Gassaway

Learn some creative ways to spark students’ enthusiasm in online learning.

6/3 Online Instruction Best Practices with Becky Sullivan

Learn more about strategies and best practices for effective online instruction. Please note that there are few visuals in this recording due to technical difficulties.

Click on this link for the best practices handout with choice board examples and rubrics.

6/10 WebEx Education Connector with Wayne Breau

WebEx Education Connector is a helpful tool integrated with D2L Brightspace. Learn how to set up and use WebEx Education Connector to improve communication with students.

6/17 Panopto with Wayne Breau and Becky Sullivan

Curious about creating instructional video content? Looking for a tool that integrates easily with D2L and captions videos? Come learn about Panopto!

6/24 Flipped Learning and the HyFlex Model with Becky Sullivan and Mandy Wright

We‘ve all heard the term “flipped instruction,” but do you know how to incorporate it into your courses? Learn more about this teaching model and find out how to align it with your own instructional practices. We will also discuss an alternative instructional model called the HyFlex model as a way to add even more flexibility to your course.

7/1 Integrating Collaborative Tools with Steve Robinett

The workshop will explore the use of Microsoft Teams as a collaborative tool in both face-to-face and online modalities. Other sharing services such as whiteboards and shared docs will be covered. Hands-on experience with all tools will be offered.

Collaborative tools slide deck

Whiteboard Fox--interactive virtual whiteboard

Teams Quick Start Guide

7/8 Respondus with Wayne Breau

Respondus is more than just the Lockdown Browser. Come learn about the other tools Respondus offers, including collaborative study tools for students.

7/22 Orienting Learners to Your Course with Becky Sullivan

Learn more about orienting your learners to your online course. We discuss the reasons why you should create an orientation for learners, what the orientation should include, and how you can create a simple and quick orientation.