Workshops & Offerings

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Canvas Conversations:

Join us for “Canvas Conversations,” hosted by the Instructional Development team and the Office of Faculty Development. We invite faculty members to engage in discussions aimed at providing valuable insights into the features and integrated tools of Canvas. While the project is in its beginning stages, we are excited to share forthcoming information and gather feedback. Mark your calendars for this collaborative effort, and let’s pave the way for a smooth transition throughout the 2024-2025 academic year. Your participation and input are invaluable in shaping a learning platform that supports both faculty and students alike. Email Ellen Mandly in OFD to register for a session!

  • Mon, 4/1/24 at 11 am, LIB 213
  • Fri, 4/5/24 at 12 pm – Fully online via Zoom

Visit the LMS Migration to Canvas for more information

Certification Courses:

Blended Teaching: Designing Meaningful Content Connections
An engaging two-week, fully online certification course that introduces faculty to current research and best practices for blended teaching and learning. Using their discipline-specific course materials for activities, faculty will work independently, and collaboratively with peers from across campus, and with Instructional Designers to design and build one unit of blended instruction that can be incorporated into their course(s), to enhance student engagement and meaningful content connections. This unit of instruction will meet the Quality Blended Course Review Rubric criteria and be a model that faculty can reference and replicate as they continue to develop their upcoming blended course(s) on a myCourses site. 

Visit Teaching Blended for more information.

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 discipline-specific course materials for activities, faculty will work independently, and collaboratively with peers from across campus, and with Instructional Designers to design and build one unit of online instruction on 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).

Visit Teaching Online for more information.


Other Blended Teaching Educational Opportunities:

Blended/Online 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!

Visit our Workshop Series: Online Course Prep site for session recaps and resources!

Fundamentals of Flipping
A fully online and independent learning opportunity that allows faculty 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.

Enroll now!

Other Fully Online Teaching Educational Opportunities:

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.

Enroll now!

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.

Visit the Instructional Continuity site to learn more!

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.

Visit our Getting Started in myCourses site to learn more!


Instructional Technology Training Options:

Adobe InDesign
Design stunning pages for digital and print with Adobe InDesign. Whether you’re making a digital brochure with a team, designing personal cards, or creating posters, InDesign is the ultimate layout and page design app for any creation.

  • TBD

Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel is a program in the Office 365 suite typically used to store, sort, and manipulate data. Although Excel is not a database, it is often used in data analytics and finance careers to assess large amounts of information and create visualizations.

  • TBD

Kahoot!
Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform that makes it easy to create, share, and play learning games or trivia quizzes in minutes. Unleash the fun in face-to-face classrooms and online courses! Kahoot! functions as an interactive technology to engage students in the learning environment through Games, Interactive synchronous and asynchronous lessons, Polls, Quizzes, and Interactive lectures. Join us for a training and demonstration offered by a Kahoot! education specialist.

Free, live, and on-demand webinars are also available

Kaltura – Creating Online Lectures
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 webcam 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.

Register for Kaltura Learning: Blackboard Building Block Essentials

More Sessions are available at Kaltura Training Services

Qualtrics – Getting Started
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.

  • TBD

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.

  • TBD

VoiceThread – Humanize Media-Rich, Online Discussions
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.

Upcoming VoiceThread workshops

Previously Recorded VoiceThread workshops