Training Opportunities

OAT Virtual Fall Institute

Virtual Fall Institute (VFI)

Save-the-date: Aug 10-13

The Virtual Fall Institute (VFI) is structured to help faculty who are interested in developing course resources and/or teaching with Canvas and other technological tools. It is augmented by a series of synchronous presentations by Faculty Ambassadors for Canvas (FAC), external presenters, and instructional designers. The VFI offers customizable experiences to enhance your skills and knowledge.  In partnership with the library, disability resource services, office of information technology (OIT), and faculty development center (FDC).

Faculty can earn a $500 stipend by completing at least 8 out of the 15 workshops. Timely attendance is required to be eligible for the stipend.

VFI Schedule + Zoom Links 

Open Virtual Office Hours + Instructional Design Workshop

Do you need assistance with Canvas? or
Downloading Zoom Recordings and Uploading them to Panopto?

Instructional Design Open Office Hours + once a month workshop on Wed from 1-2 p.m. (no need to RSVP, drop-ins welcomed!)
Successful redesigns adhere to sound pedagogical principles associated with high-impact practices. The primary goal is to shift students from a passive, note‐taking role to an active learning orientation in order to enhance learning outcomes. But successful redesigns don't just happen; they require a high degree of intentionality. Quality needs to be designed into a course.

If you would like assistance in redesigning one of your courses, please contact or drop in during our Instructional Design Open Office Hours with an intentional workshop series at the beginning of every month on Wednesday from 1-2 p.m.!

Please join us during our Open Office Hours.

Open Office Hours - View Schedule

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

Quality Matters - Beginner/Intermediate

Quality Matters - Beginner/Intermediate

Earn a Teaching Online Certificate by completing the seven workshops offered by Quality Matters. Please explore funding options through your department Chair/Dean.

Quality Matters Teaching Online Sign Up Sheet

QLT Certificate Courses! - Beginner

Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT) Workshops from the Chancellor’s Office (CO). Multi-week cohort-based course. Please contact Dr. Shradha Tibrewal, Director FCETL at for more information.

Canvas Warrior Badge 2020

Additional Resources (Free!) - Beginner

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:
To support instructors needing to make a quick transition to utilizing an online environment, the Association of College and University Educators is offering resources and recommendations that can be immediately put to use by instructors, to benefit both faculty and their students. Provide a justification summary of what you learned.

Note: You MUST complete ALL three Options to qualify for the stipend. Proof of completion: two digital badges and a justification summary on ACUE must be submitted to

Self-Paced Canvas 101 & ACUE Online Teaching Toolkit