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WORKSHOP CATALOG

Welcome to the instructional Design and Development Workshops Catalog. Below is a list of workshops offered by Instructional Design and Development.  To view a list and register for current workshops please visit our workshops registration page or  or click on the respective title of interest below. 

Please note that training shells are created for you to use in Canvas training sessions. Not providing the correct UNCO email address may delay your participation in the workshop.  

To request accommodations from Disability Support Services for workshops offered, please contact Bree DeForest by email at aubreena.deforest@unco.edu. Include your name, email address, phone number and date of workshop.  Send request at least 5 business days prior to the session you are attending to allow for optimal time to coordinate available services.  

CANVAS TRAINING

Getting Started in Canvas

In this two-hour hands-on session you will get a bird's eye overview of Canvas. We will begin with Canvas' global features, including the Dashboard, Conversations, and the Calendar. We will then look at how to get started working with your courses in Canvas. We will go over the basics, including course Settings, the course Home page, the dynamic Syllabus, and Assignments. You will be able to practice posting a syllabus and creating assignments, and we will show you how assignments and the grade book are connected in Canvas.

Please register no later than 24 hours in advance of the session you want to attend. If you come to a session without registering, you will not have a shell to work with, so please be sure to register.

Gradebook: Assignments and Grading in Canvas

In this two-hour hands-on session we will demonstrate how you set up the grade book by setting up your assignments, how to create and add a rubric, how to grade assignments using SpeedGrader, and how to manage your grade book. Experience with Canvas is preferable, but not required.

Please register no later than 24 hours in advance of the session you want to attend. If you come to a session without registering, you will not have a shell to work with, so please be sure to register.

Setting Up Quizzes in Canvas

This is a two-hour hands-on workshop that will examine quiz design. Participants will explore quiz settings, question types, quiz types, quiz banks and question grouping methods used in designing basic and complex quizzes in your Canvas course.

Please register no later than 24 hours in advance of the session you want to attend. If you come to a session without registering, you will not have a shell to work with, so please be sure to register.

Canvas Boot Camp

In this five-hour intensive hands-on training with instructional designers, you will explore all aspects of Canvas including you will cover all content for both Getting Started and Gradebook. It is a perfect session to start with if you are new to Canvas. You will also participate in building a course from scratch.

Canvas Lab

This two to four-hour open lab will be supported by two Instructional Designers who will be available to answer questions and troubleshoot technical problems you may have with your Canvas course. Previous experience with Canvas is required for successful participation in Canvas labs. Come prepared to work independently on your course. 

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN AND ONLINE PEDAGOGY

Planning Your Online Course

This workshop presents a proven methodology for planning an online course using the Quality Matters standards as a guide.  Bring a course you want to develop and during the workshop you will develop a course purpose, revise your learning objectives, decide on assessments, and brainstorm resources and activities that will help your students meet their learning goals. 

Tools to Prevent Plagiarism and Cheating

This two-hour workshop will examine proactive approaches to help inhibit academic dishonesty.  We will discuss why cheating happens, when cheating happens, and what we can do to curb cheating.  The prevention tools and strategies explored include effective uses of plagiarism-detection software (VeriCite), secure settings for online quizzes, and best scenarios for when to use proctoring services.  

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND SOFTWARE

Introduction to Respondus 4.0

Respondus 4.0 is a powerful tool for creating and managing quizzes that can be printed to paper or published directly to learning management systems. Quizzes can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment, or moved from one LMS to another. Respondus 4.0 is a downloaded software and available for faculty use at UNC. In this 90-minute workshop, you will learn about Respondus 4.0, what it is used for and how to access it. In addition, you will learn how to set up Respondus 4.0 to create and edit quiz questions from scratch, upload quizzes into Canvas to launch the quizzes. Finally, you will learn how to export and import Canvas Quiz files into Respondus 4.0 in order to print in-class copies of quizzes.