Workshops & Offerings

Note: All workshops offered by Instructional Development will be conducted fully online until further notice. Some workshops listed are offered by our service providers and will be marked accordingly.

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Fully Online Teaching Training Options:

Online Teaching and Learning Strategies
A rigorous four-week, fully online certification course that introduces faculty to the current research and best practices for online teaching and learning. Using their own discipline-specific course materials for activities, faculty will work independently, collaboratively with peers from across campus, and with Instructional Designers to design and build one unit of online instruction in a myCourses site. This unit will meet the Quality Online Course Review Rubric criteria and be a model that faculty can reference and replicate as they continue to develop their upcoming fully online course(s).

Online Teaching Resources
A fully online, independent, and self-paced learning opportunity that has been adapted from our rigorous Online Teaching and Learning Strategies certification course. Faculty can self-enroll and navigate resources at their own pace. While samples, course design templates, and assessment models are available to enrollees, submissions, grading, feedback, and certification are not available.

Instructional Continuity
Explore tools and strategies that can be leveraged to keep your class(es) on track and maintain instructional continuity in the event of disruption due to weather-related incidents, campus emergencies, or closures.

Getting Started in myCourses
Highlights the most useful features of myCourses. Viewers are guided through creating their myCourses site(s), populating a course menu, incorporating communication tools, as well as adding and organizing course content based on industry best practices for online teaching and learning. Viewers will also learn how to use Student Preview Mode to ensure that they are creating a streamlined and engaging learning environment.

Blended/Flipped Teaching Training Options:

2020 Fall Course Prep
A recorded workshop series that explains the differences between instructional modes and identifies which course components can be conducted online. Viewers will learn how to create a myCourses site and organize electronic materials for online delivery. Popular assessment strategies are showcased and technologies for creating online content are explored. Each session builds upon the last and provides helpful guidance, templates, and samples for faculty to use as they plan for their upcoming online and Flipped course(s):

  • Session 1: Building a Base
  • Session 1.5: Blending for Lab, Clinical, and Studio Courses
  • Session 2: Developing and Curating Course Content
  • Session 3: Online Engagement and Wrap Up!

Fundamentals of Flipping
A fully-online and independent learning opportunity that offers faculty the ability to self-enroll and navigate resources at their own pace. Enrollees are guided through workshop recordings, tutorials, and templates to organize and design their Flipped course.

Blended Learning Toolkit
A free, open educational resource for institutions interested in developing or expanding their blended learning initiatives. Based on proven research and informed by practical experience, the elements of the Toolkit will offer guidance, examples, professional development, and other resources to help you prepare your own blended learning courses and programs.

Instructional Technology Training Options:

Creating Online Lectures with Kaltura
Offered live via Zoom and showcases a lecture capture and personal recording solution built right into myCourses. Kaltura can record content displayed on your computer screen, audio narration, and web-cam video. After recording, your video is automatically processed and stored in your personal myCourses media space. This workshop will walk participants through the process of initiating Kaltura, recording, and embedding videos into a myCourses site.

Getting Started with Qualtrics
UMass Dartmouth has selected Qualtrics as our Internet survey tool. All Faculty and Staff have access to create and publish their own surveys. Students may also use Qualtrics under the direction of a Faculty or Staff member. This workshop covers the authoring and administration of surveys, as well as data collection. Question types are covered in detail. No previous survey experience is necessary.

Qualtrics Branching
An intermediate Qualtrics workshop that explores different means of skipping or repeating questions in a survey. Topics covered include skip logic, display logic, blocks, and block branching, as well as loop and merge. Previous survey experience equivalent to the Getting Started with Qualtrics workshop is required.

Humanize Online Discussions with VoiceThread.
VoiceThread is an interactive collaboration and sharing tool for engaging in rich, asynchronous conversations around images, documents, presentations, and videos. Learn how to take your online discussions to the next level! Attend or watch a workshop hosted by our service provider, VoiceThread.

Tips for Hosting Zoom Meetings
Intended for Zoom users who already know the basics and are ready to learn more. Topics covered include adding a profile picture, using virtual backgrounds, enabling recording, downloading recorded meetings, creating a custom personal meeting ID, polling, breakout rooms, and using Zoom’s security features.