In addition to walk-in support and one-on-one consultations, the Innovation Center offers small-group workshops regularly throughout each semester. These workshops empower you, the teacher, to explore and integrate new approaches to education.
Join us for any of the following workshops; no RSVP is required--just show up!
Check calendar for times and dates.
Canvas provides tools for communicating, collaborating, and managing learning resources and activities online. We're offering workshops and trainings all semester that will teach you to use Canvas to improve teaching and learning.
Can't make it to any of the workshops? Don't worry, we're available for individualized learning sessions during our normal hours, or feel free to check out the available Canvas Online Tutorials.
See our Hybrid Teaching Initiative for info on upcoming hybrid course design events. You can also make an appointment with one of our Instructional Technologists to discuss how to modify your objects and activities to fit within the parameters of a Hybrid Course.
The Innovation Center hosts special topics, webinars, and guest speakers on various education and technology related topics.
Badges in education is a growing trend thanks to technology which makes it easier to develop, award, and share these digital credentials. Being tied to competency based learning, badges are given to a student to acknowledge they have learned a particular skill, trade, or achievement. In this workshop we will discuss the basics of badges, how to develop them, and share strategies of implementing them into your course.
Do students ask you “when am I going to use this?” PBL offers a possible way to cover
the material while “learning by doing.” This workshop will explain what PBL, its advantages
and disadvantages, and whether it might be right for you.
Use of e-readers by the general public has been accelerating rapidly. However, educators are just beginning to explore how they might fit into the classroom. This workshop will explain the world of e-books including textbooks for the iPad.
Get ready to turn teaching on its head! Flipped learning can help you spend more time helping students and less time lecturing in the classroom. Sound impossible? Learn how by attending this workshop.
Need to access Canvas on the go? There’s an app for that. During this workshop we will go over the tools available for both Canvas and SpeedGrader apps as well as other useful apps to enhance your teaching experience.
Recent controversies surrounding online privacy haven resulted in increased scrutiny from government agencies, watchdog groups and private citizens. This workshop will discuss online privacy and what it means for the classroom.
Video games are a $65 billion dollar industry. Still, games in the classroom have had a mixed history in the classroom. This workshop will look at the recent calls for the “gamification” of the classroom.
Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has become one of the big buzzwords in education. Come find out what a MOOC really is and what it means for higher education.
Need to meet, but don’t have the class space? Want to bring experts in from a distance? Meet BigBlueButton, the replacement for Wimba. This workshop will show you BigBlueButton and how it might fit in the classroom.
Sometimes great content is trapped on a DVD, VHS or audio cassette. Or, maybe you want to try making your own video. This workshop will give you some options for multimedia creation.
Find out ways to customize learning and assessments in Canvas and elsewhere. The workshop will also discuss best practices in adapting learning
Some education product vendors will claim that their product is "brain based". This workshop will explore these claims and what we really know about the brain.
TurnItIn is a tool to help assess the originality of documents and much more. Find out what TurnItIn can do for your class.
It is commonly understood that cheating occurs frequently in higher education. This workshop will explore some of the reasons students cheat and what you can do about it. Emphasis will be placed on measures that can be taken in Canvas to mitigate cheating.