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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 Instructional Design by email at instructional.design@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, Messaging (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 gradebook work together in Canvas.

Please register no later than 24 hours in advance of the session you want to attend. We need your complete registration in advance so we can prepare a Canvas shell for you to use during the workshop.

Gradebook: Assignments and Grading in Canvas

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

Please register no later than 24 hours in advance of the session you want to attend. We need your complete registration in advance so we can prepare a Canvas shell for you to use during the workshop.

Setting Up Quizzes in Canvas

n this two-hour hands-on workshop we will examine quiz design. Participants will explore quiz settings, quiz types, question types, quiz banks and question grouping methods used when designing both basic and more complex quizzes in Canvas.

Please register no later than 24 hours in advance of the session you want to attend. We need your complete registration in advance so we can prepare a Canvas shell for you to use during the workshop.

Canvas Boot Camp

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

Canvas Lab

This two- to four-hour open lab is 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.

Using Groups In Canvas

This 60-minute workshop focuses on the benefits of using groups in online classes. In addition to pedagogical discussion about student group work, we will also walk through how to create groups for discussions and for group projects in Canvas, and how to navigate within those groups. We will also show you know what these group spaces look like and how they function from the student perspective.

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN AND ONLINE PEDAGOGY

Planning Your Online Course

In this workshop we will present a proven methodology for planning an online course using 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

In this two-hour workshop we will examine proactive approaches to promote academic integrity. We will discuss why cheating happens, when cheating happens, and what we can do to curb cheating and academic dishonesty. We will explore prevention tools and strategies, including the effective use of plagiarism-detection software (VeriCite), secure settings for online quizzes, and the best practices for using proctoring services.

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND SOFTWARE

Zoom and Panopto: Media Tools for Student Engagement  

In this 90-minute hands-on session we will demonstrate the basics of using Zoom, our new video conferencing tool, and Panopto, our new video streaming tool. We will explore the differences in these two video tools, and we will discuss how you can use these tools to take student engagement to the next level.