Training Opportunities

Virtual Fall Institute (VFI) Workshop

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OAT's upcoming workshop: (August 8- 12)

Are you new to Canvas? Maybe you're looking for ways to increase student engagement with your course content? Or are you just curious about tech tools available at Stan State? Join the 2022 Virtual Fall Institute and get the information and inspiration you need for a successful Fall 2022 semester! Selected participants can also earn a $750 stipend for completing the institute requirements.  All faculty are welcome to attend sessions without participating in the stipend program. 

Institute Schedule

All sessions are held on Zoom. View the complete schedule for access to links and session descriptions.

Monday, Aug. 8 - Optional Pre-Institute Session: Welcome to Canvas!
9:30-10:30 - Setting Up Your Canvas Course (profile, course settings, using Modules)
11:00-12:00 - Canvas Grades: Grade Book & SpeedGrader
1:00-2:00 - Canvas Assignments, Quizzes, and Discussions

Tuesday, Aug. 9 - Content
9:30-10:30 - Using Panopto Video Creatively
11:00-12:00 - Canvas Potpourri (Turnitin, Zoom, Rubrics, Course Settings)
1:00-2:00 - Designing Your Course in a Post-Pandemic World

Wednesday, Aug 10 - Interaction
9:30-10:30 - GoReact
11:00-12:00 - Discussions Plus
1:00-2:00 - Hypothesis

Thursday, Aug 11 - Assessment
9:30-10:30 - Canvas New Quizzes
11:00-12:00 - Canvas Outcomes
1:00-2:00 - Using Ally to Create Accessible Learning Experiences

Friday, Aug 12 - Participant Presentations
8:30-9:30 - Optional Presentation Tune Up Session
9:30-10:30 - New Classroom Technology for Fall
11:00-12:00 - Presentations, Session 1
1:00-2:00 - Presentations, Session 2

Stipend Requirements

To receive a stipend, participants must:

  1. Attend 9 of 10 sessions from Tues-Thu and the non-optional Friday sessions.
  2. Prepare a 10-minute presentation on at least three ideas you will incorporate into your Fall courses based on the workshops attended.

How to Register

Read complete information and register for VFI

Note: The information on this page is continually being updated with more information.

Open Virtual Office Hours

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CSU - QLT Courses and Quality Matters (QM) Offered - Free!

Quality Matters - Beginner/Intermediate

CSU Online Course Services offers FREE professional development Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT) and Quality Matters (QM) courses for tenure-track faculty and lecturer faculty across all 23 CSU Campuses. For more information: CSU-QLT Courses Offered

All courses are taught by certified CSU Facilitators who are faculty and/or instructional designers with extensive experience and training in teaching and evaluating online courses. All courses are 3-weeks in length, online, asynchronous, require 15-20 hours, with a structured course schedule and due dates that must be followed. While you are able to move ahead in the course, you are expected to follow the due dates outlined in the schedule as peer-to-peer collaboration is an integral component of all courses. If you fall behind you must contact the facilitator as soon as possible to make arrangements to catch up. Printable Spring 2022 Course Training Schedule.

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Additional Resources - Free!

Canvas 101:
Self-Paced Introduction to Canvas (Stan State). Learn all about Canvas and receive a "Canvas Warrior Badge" credential. Please email to unlock the quiz and earn your Warrior Badge!

ACUE Online Teaching Toolkit:
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