Instructional Workshops

The Center holds regular e-learning, Canvas and instructional workshops as well as teaching circles, roundtables and other special events. We can also arrange a special workshop or consultation for departments, groups or individuals upon request. For details and the current schedule, please reference our calendar.

To request enrollment or individual consultation, or to a arrange a special departmental or group workshop on any of our workshop topics, please call extension 7-8080 or email ctl@uncc.edu.

2017-18 Annual Quality Matters Recognition Ceremony

Please join us to learn about Quality Matters as a faculty peer-reviewed process for quality online course design.

We will celebrate the success of UNC Charlotte faculty who have had courses and a program certified by Quality Matters. We will also recognize the leadership and service of our Quality Matters Associate Faculty Fellows.

Following individuals will be recognized:

Program Certification

Florence Martin
Ayesha Sadaf

Susan Elizabeth Allred Oyarzun

Instructional Systems Technology

Course Certification

Dean Adams

COAA 3150 - Musical Theatre History

 

Cindy Gilson

SPED 6241 - Advanced Curriculum

for Gifted Students

 

Matthew R. Metzgar

MBAD 6112 - The Economics of Business Decisions

 

Greg Wiggan

EDUC 5100

- Diverse Learners

 

Spencer Salas

MDSK 6260 - Teacher Leadership AND

TESL 6206 - Globalization, Communities and Schools

 

Yuliya Baldwin

LACS 3050

- Understanding Russians

 

Ayesha Sadaf

EIST 6100

- Foundations of Instructional Systems Technology

 

Amy Peters

SOWK 3201

- Foundations of Social Welfare

Faculty Fellow

Dean Adams

Theatre

Associate Faculty Fellows

Julie Cook

First Year Writing

 

Teresa Gaston

School of Nursing

 

Cat Mahaffey

First Year Writing

 

Florence Martin

Instructional Systems Technology

 

Mary McKenzie

Sociology

 

Hannah Peach

Psychological Sciences

 

Teresa Petty

Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education

 

Spencer Salas

Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education

 

Brandy Stamper

Communication Studies

 

Meredith Troutman-Jordan

Nursing

 

Sandra Watts

Languages and Culture Studies

 

 

Blended Learning Models and Best Practices for Learner Engagement

This webinar will introduce attendees to several blended learning models such as blended face-to-face, blended online, the flipped classroom, and the rotation models and how to effectively apply these models to increase student engagement.  Strategies include thoughtful design, collaborative learning, authentic tasks, establishing curiosity and relevance, and creating a sense of community.
 
Presenter:

Heather Bastian

Beth Oyarzun, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Instructional Systems Technology, will lead the session. Before joining UNCC, Beth worked as an instructional designer in the higher education environment for more than ten years. As an instructional designer, she taught online courses in instructional technology while providing professional development for faculty in online teaching pedagogy. Prior to working in higher education, Beth was a high school mathematics teacher for nine years.

NOTE: This workshop will be held online using WebEx, the University's Web conferencing system. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. You will be sent a login link the day before the Webinar.

Login Information:

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  • If you experience any technical problems, please call WebEx Support at 866-229-3239.

Copyright (60-min. Webinar)

Join Atkin Library's Copyright Librarian, Kate Dickson, for an overview of copyright in education. More details coming soon!

 

Presenter: 

Kate Dickson, Copyright & Licensing Librarian, J. Murrey Atkins Library

 

 

 

 

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Active Learning Academy Spring 2018 Expo

Please join your UNC Charlotte colleagues at the Active Learning Academy Spring 2018 Expo to find out how Active Learning is being used on campus to increase student engagement, collaboration, and success.  

What is Active Learning? Active learning involves providing opportunities for students to meaningfully talk and listen, write, read, and reflect on the content, ideas, issues, and concerns of an academic subject (Meyers & Jones, 1993). Active learning is any (teaching) strategy that involves students in doing things and thinking about the things they are doing (Bonwell & Eison, 1991). On higher education campuses today, there are a multitude of technologies and methodologies that can be be used in any classroom, large or small, to engage students in active learning. Join us at the Active Learning Academy Expo to experience and learn about the successes of your colleagues.

At the end of this event, attendees will:

  • Have a greater understanding of Active Learning
  • Be familiar with Active Learning resources to aid their teaching
  • Learn new activities and/or methods to include in courses in the future!

Expo Schedule

1:00 - 1:05 pm - Opening Remarks/Honoring the Loss of Camina Davis
1:05 - 3:00 pm - Eight rounds of 10 minutes to visit the booths of our eight Active Learning Academy Teams and engage with their presentations, experiences, and content.

Active Learning Team Facilitators

  • Jamie Strickland - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Department of Geography & Earth Sciences
  • Mohsen Dorodchi - College of Computing & Informatics, Computer Sciences
  • Susan Harden - Cato College of Education, Department of Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education
  • Ashley Bowers - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Celine Latulipe - College of Computing & Informatics, Software and Information Systems
  • Justin Cary - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University Writing Program
  • Nicole Spoor - J. Murrey Atkins Library, Business Librarian
  • Tina Katsanos - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Department of Religious Studies

Online Faculty Learning Community March 29 2018

The Online Faculty Learning Community (OFALC) is a cooperative group of faculty members who are interested in enhancing their online or blended learning courses, through active discussions of online teaching pedagogy, survey on best practices, and application of effective strategies to facilitate students’ success in their respective online or hybrid learning courses.

The Online Faculty Learning Community would be specifically beneficial for the faculty members who have recently developed a new or redesigned online course, and currently teaching the course this semester or plan to teach next semester. The program is intended to introduce an array of skills and strategies for online teaching.

 

Session Facilitator: Dr. Bobby Hobgood, Director, Language Resource Center, Department of Languages and Culture Studies
Session Title: Sustaining Student Engagement by Establishing a Community of Inquiry
Session Description
Sustaining student engagement is among the top challenges for online instructors. While participation is high in the first couple of weeks, students can easily fall into a culture of “last minute” participation. How can we foster and sustain engagement throughout the semester to avoid such behaviors? Let’s conduct an environmental scan of the online learning experience to identify when and where engagement is likely to wane, and how we can integrate both instructional design and pedagogical strategies to sustain engagement. Participants will leave with a different perspective for thinking about the course community as well as several high-impact strategies that can be easily integrated into any course.

Service Learning 101

"Service learning is a method of instruction in which classroom learning is enriched and applied through service to others” (Florida Department of Education). 
Service learning is a method of teaching that combines formal instruction with a related service in the community. Research has shown that service learning can have a positive impact on many student learning outcomes, including academic performance and retention. It also provides a valuable service to the larger community, thereby promoting the university’s community engagement mission and the broader social good. 

Service learning is a widely-used pedagogy nationally and at UNC Charlotte.  It is surprisingly versatile and applicable to any discipline and level. 

Classroom Assessment Techniques: Assessing Prior Knowledge, Recall and Understanding

Workshop Objectives: Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common techniques for assessing prior knowledge
  • Incorporate classroom assessment feedback to improve teaching and learning

This workshop is facilitated by the Office of Assessment and Accreditation.

Increasing Student Engagement with Kaltura In-Video Quiz

Kaltura Video Quiz option provides faculty with the means to increase student engagement with video through the use of inline questions (Multiple choice question types).

This workshop will show you how to integrate inline questions with your video using Kaltura CaptureSpace in Canvas. The online video quizzing option provides another option for increasing engagement, test knowledge and retention, gather viewing and grade data, and improve learning outcomes.

Introduction to Learning Objectives and Backward Design

This asychronous, online workshop clarifies the use of learning objectives for teaching and provides concrete steps for planning and writing course and module objectives for your course that match what you need and want to teach.

Workshop Format:

This is a one-week, fully online, asychronous course in Canvas facilitated by CTL Instructional Designers. It is delivered Monday-Friday, and then finishes on the following Monday.The workshop is comprised of readings, illustrations, and self-checks. The self-checks are a mix of multiple choice, matching, and essay questions to help you verify your knowledge of objectives and also provide the opportunity for feedback from the workshop facilitators. The final deliverable of the workshop is a course map for one module of your course, listing out module objectives, materials, activities, and assessments.

You should plan to work consistently throughout the workshop to complete the readings, self-checks, and final assessment. The workshop will take around 3 hours to complete.

To be marked as complete for this workshop, you will need to complete all four self-checks and submit the final assessment (list of course objectives with an outline of one module of one of your course including module objectives, activities, materials, and assessments).

Workshop Objectives: 

  1. Define learning objectives, both at the course level and the module level.
  2. Apply characteristics of good objectives to the revision and creation of course and module objectives.
  3. Apply the concept of alignment of to the revision and creation of activities, materials, and assessments.

This workshop counts towards the Essentials of Teaching and Learning Certificate.

Copyright and Fair Use

Today's faculty, research associates and graduate students, as creators and users of intellectual property, must develop a basic understanding and awareness of copyright law, particularly as it intersects with their educational endeavors. This session will present a brief overview of copyright law, including the fair use doctrine and its application to the online world, focusing on implications for displays and performances of copyrighted works in courses online.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching & Learning and Atkins Library.

Getting Started with Active Teaching and Learning

Active learning requires students to be engaged in their learning rather than being passive listeners. To enhance learning, students must speak, write, think deeply, and collaborate with others about the content and concepts presented in class. This workshop provides an introduction to active teaching and active learning strategies that can be used during class.

This workshop counts towards the Essentials of Teaching and Learning Certificate.

Integrating the Library Into Your Course in Canvas (30-min Webinar)

This brief training session will cover some of the many ways the library can be incorporated into your Canvas courses, including linking to content from article and film databases, embedding your subject librarian in your courses, and using the conferencing options to offer online library instruction and reference assistance.

Presenter: 

Beth Auten, subject librarian at J. Murrey Atkins, supporting the research and library instructional needs of the College of Health & Human Services. Beth has been a health sciences librarian for about ten years. Her first job as a librarian was at the Charlotte AHEC Library, based at Carolinas Medical Center. She moved to the University of Florida in 2010, where she was the liaison librarian for the College of Nursing, the Departments of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy, and the Department of Pediatrics. Beth has also worked as a clinical librarian, participating in patient and family-centered rounds with the general pediatrics team at UF Shands Hospital. Prior to coming to UNC Charlotte, she worked at South Piedmont Community College, supporting the nursing, sonography, and other health programs at the college.

 

 

Assigning and Evaluating Presentations (30-min Webinar)

Oral presentations are an especially effective means to develop students’ communication competencies while deepening their engagement with course content. However, the logistics of developing, assigning, and evaluating presentations often pose challenges. This webinar provides you with strategies and techniques to overcome the challenges by outlining different ways students can engage in oral presentations, reviewing some basic criteria to include when developing assignments, and discussing evaluation and grading strategies. Join us to learn how to make oral presentations work for you and students.

Presenter:

Heather BastianHeather Bastian is the Associate Director of Communication Across the Curriculum (CxC). CxC is a faculty driven, student focused program that consults with departments and individual faculty on how to integrate communication into the curriculum in ways that best facilitate student learning. Heather earned her PhD from the University of Kansas in English with a specialization in Rhetoric and Composition. She joined CxC with twelve years of experience teaching university-level writing and with research interests in the teaching of writing, writing program administration, and WAC/WID.  

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using WebEx, the University's Web conferencing system. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. You will be sent a link the day before the Webinar.

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  • Use this link to attend: https://uncc.webex.com/uncc/k2/j.php?MTID=t4bcdc35565f14dabd5a12eaf67e6bbe5  (if the link does not work, copy and paste the URL into your browser's Address bar).

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Providing Formative Feedback (30 min. Webinar)

Formative feedback is a powerful method to facilitate communication and learning. This kind of feedback adopts a process approach by focusing students’ attention on their own development. Formative feedback also can help you develop as a teacher. It provides you with insight into students’ learning and development that can inform your teaching practices. This webinar will introduce the concept of formative feedback, provide formative feedback strategies and techniques, and address student engagement with feedback. Join us to learn how formative feedback can enrich both your students’ learning and your teaching.

Presenter: 

Stephanie NoranderStephanie Noranderis the Executive Director of the Communication Across the Curriculum (CxC) program. CxC is a faculty driven, student focused program that consults with departments and individual faculty on how to integrate communication into the curriculum in ways that best facilitate student learning. She joined CxC in 2015 with experience in creating communication centered faculty and organizational development programs, curriculum planning, and multi-section course administration. In addition, she has taught a wide range of communication courses in small, large, and online formats. Stephanie earned her Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Ohio University with specializations in Organizational Communication and in Rhetoric.

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using WebEx, the University's Web conferencing system. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. You will be sent a link the day before the Webinar.

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Utilizing Groups in Canvas

This workshop provides instructors with several scenarios of creating and using groups for students to collaborate on group assignments, pages, collaborations, and more. Instructors can also allow students to create their own groups. Groups can be a small version of a course and used as a collaborative tool where students can work together on group projects and assignments.

Using Outcomes and Rubrics in Canvas

Outcomes allow the administration and faculty to track mastery in a course. Users can import Account, State, and Common Core Standards into an account and course. Rubrics are a way to set up custom or Outcome-based assessment criteria for scoring. Combined, both provide a means of assessing mastery of student learning.

Come to this workshop to understand and implement Outcomes and Rubrics for communicating quality expectations of work to your students.

Creating Narrated PowerPoint Video Presentations

Kaltura CaptureSpace allows you to add powerful media tools to Canvas, and combine the best features of video sharing, webcam recording, screen recording, and more. Creating and sharing multimedia learning content is easier than ever using these intuitive tools.

This workshop will walk you through the Voice-over PowerPoint features of Kaltura CaptureSpace in Canvas. It will also help establish a foundation for further exploration of sharing and using rich multimedia content across Canvas courses.

Deeper Use of Assessments in Canvas

This workshop will cover how to use Modules and Assignments to create a pathway through course content. We will dig deeper into Differentiated Assignments, Rubrics, Groups, Peer Review, and Vericite Plagarism Detection.

Developing Content in Canvas Pages

At the end of this workshop, attendees should be able to successfully:

  • Add text to a page and format it
  • Add links to other websites or to course files, and set files to open an embedded preview pane automatically
  • Embed images
  • Create and edit tables
  • Embed videos from Kaltura or YouTube

Utilizing Modules in Canvas

Modules allow instructors to organize content to help control the flow of the course.

Modules are used to organize course content by weeks, units, or a different organizational structure. Modules essentially create a one-directional linear flow of what students should do in a course.

This workshop will support faculty who are seeking greater course organization techniques to support the delivery of their teaching.

Mastering the Canvas Gradebook

Grades can serve as a communication tool between students and instructors and allow instructors to track the progress of students.

In this workshop, faculty will see how to utilize the Gradebook to store all information about student progress in the course, and assessment, measuring both letter grades and course outcomes.

Differentiated Assignments in Canvas

Ever need to develop differentiated assignments for students based on learning goals and student performance, learning pathways, pedagogical methods, or differences in major?

This workshop will cover how to use Modules and Assessments to create a Mastery Pathway through course content. We will also dig deeper into Differentiated Assignments (using Groups and Sections), Peer Review, and Vericite (plagarism detection tool)

What is Differentiated Assignments?  It is the process of providing different students (as opposed to the entire course) with different avenues to learning in terms of acquiring course content and the successful transfer of learning.

Instructional Material, Universally Designed (60-min. Webinar)

UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing university with almost 29,000 students from diverse backgrounds. This diversity includes not only culture or knowledge background but also students who live with a disability. At UNC Charlotte we are committed to providing equality of educational opportunity and ensuring accessible education to all students.

 This training focuses on Universal Design, and how full accessibility not only benefits students with disabilities, but also adds quality to your course. We will explore different types of disabilities and how students with disabilities access course information in different ways. We will then introduce the basics of how to make instructional materials accessible for all your students.

Khaleel Eksheir photoKate Montie photoKhaleel Eksheir, Assistive Technology Specialist, and Katie Montie, ADA Project Coordinator, in the Office of Disability Services will lead the session.

 
 
 
 

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Office of Disability Services and the Center for Teaching and Learning.
 
NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using WebEx, the University's Web conferencing system. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. 
 

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Using Canvas Quizzing over Poll Everywhere (30-min webinar)

As faculty, are you seeking to create more learning opportunities for your students by providing rich formative assessments that modify and reinforce existing knowledge, behaviors, skills, and values in your students? 

This webinar continues the conversation on assessments specifically on high stakes testing techniques using Canvas Quizzing over Poll Everywhere. The information presented will seek to expand your teaching techniques using technology. We will discuss how to replace a few high-stakes exams with more frequent low-stakes testing to provide more assessment opportunities for student learning and success.

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Presenter: 

Bruce RichardsSenior Instructional Technologist, Center for Teaching & Learning, supports faculty in applying the lessons of instructional design by consulting with faculty in the use of instructional technology in online, blended, and face-to-face environments.

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using WebEx, the University's Web conferencing system. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. You will be sent a link the day before the Webinar.

Using Canvas Gradebook for Face-to-Face Courses (30-min. Webinar)

This webinar will provide an overview of the Canvas Gradebook tool and specifically how you can use it to track student work and progress in your face-to-face courses. Using the Canvas Gradebook for record keeping in your face-to-face course can cut down on student questions about grades, provide students with valuable information they need to succeed in your course, and make it easier to submit final grades at the end of the semester.

Presenter: 

Bruce RichardsSenior Instructional Technologist, Center for Teaching & Learning, supports faculty in applying the lessons of instructional design by consulting with faculty in the use of instructional technology in online, blended, and face-to-face environments.

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using WebEx, the University's Web conferencing system. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. You will be sent a link the day before the Webinar.

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  • Use this link to attend: https://uncc.webex.com/uncc/k2/j.php?MTID=ta34c7b2e22d8636bef394359256673e9 (if the link does not work, copy and paste the URL into your browser's Address bar).

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UNC Charlotte Quality Matters Resources (60-min. Webinar)

If you've heard about Quality Matters and want to learn more about the resources available to you here at UNC Charlotte, this session is for you. This session will provide a walkthrough of our Quality Matters Resource Site and Quality Matters Course Template, both available to you within Canvas. We'll provide some tips and tricks for working with the template and customizing it for your course, as well as an overview of other resources for designing online and blended courses available to your through the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Presenters: 

Enoch Park, Quality Matters and Online Learning Specialist, Center for Teaching & Learning.

Lynn Wahl, Instructional Designer, Center for Teaching & Learning, partners with faculty in the redesign or development of online and blended courses. Lynn is a certified QM Peer-Reviewer, and certified Facilitator for the online APPQMR and IYOC and face to face IYOC workshops.

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using WebEx, the University's Web conferencing system. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. You will be sent a link the day before the Webinar.

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  • Use this link to attend: https://uncc.webex.com/uncc/k2/j.php?MTID=tb6c963f3b936a396bcbf970250b3f29a (if the link does not work, copy and paste the URL into your browser's Address bar).

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Digital Learning Forum on Adaptive & Personalized Learning and Keynote Address: “Reaching Every Student Through Personalized Learning”

Please join your colleagues at the UNC Charlotte Digital Learning Forum on Adaptive & Personalized Learning to find out how Adaptive Learning is being used in your discipline to increase student success.  

What is Adaptive Learning?  Imagine having at your disposal an interactive, electronic textbook that promotes out-of-class learning to better prepare students for the deeper, interactive experiences inside the classroom.  That is what Adaptive Learning tools can do: provide rich and engaging content to automatically create individualized pathways for each student.  This ensures solid, base-level skills to succeed in your course and the courses they will take later on.

Adaptive Learning tools are used to promote:

  • Content area knowledge
  • Conceptual and procedural learning
  • Critical thinking
  • Self-efficacy and metacognition   

Keynote Speaker: Karen Vignare, Executive Director for the Personalized Learning Consortium at APLU

Karen Vignare, the Executive Director of the Personalized Learning Consortium at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Karen Vignare, Ph.D., M.B.A, is a strategic innovator leveraging emerging technologies to improve access, success and flexibility within higher education. As Executive Director for the Personalized Learning Consortium at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), Karen manages a network of universities committed to student success through personalization. She also oversees the adaptive courseware grant providing leadership and support to eight pioneering universities which are scaling adaptive courseware in introductory level courses.

Karen previously served as a Vice Provost, at University of Maryland University College, the largest online public open access institution where she led innovations in adaptive learning, student success and analytics. Previous to that work, she served as Director of Project Planning and Implementation for MSUGlobal at Michigan State University where she helped multiple units leverage emerging technologies in extension, non-credit programs, corporate settings, and research projects.

See for Yourself:
You will have the opportunity to engage with courseware providers who will be available to demonstrate their adaptive learning tools.


View the Adaptive Learning Presentation [PDF, 1.9MB]

Participating Courseware Providers: Acrobatiq, Barnes and Noble Education LoudCloud , CogBooks, Knewton, McGraw-Hill Education/ALEKS , Pearson, Realizeit, SmartSparrowWiley PLUS with Orion, zyBooks

Schedule of Events:

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Vendor Fair and Lunch Available
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Keynote Address
  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm: Vendor Fair

 

Active Learning Classroom - ELI

Active learning spaces have become much more visible over the past several years and their contribution to the teaching and learning mission more widely recognized. But they can also represent significant financial investments, ranging from the wires and gear to the faculty support programs. Join EDUCAUSE's ELI Online Event "The Active Learning Classroom: Directions and Impacts," where expert presenters will engage with participants around many of the important aspects of the 21st-century learning space, such as:

  • What is the best research telling us about the effectiveness of these resources?

  • What teaching challenges and opportunities are common to these spaces?

  • What kinds of impact analysis can we do at our institutions to best inform stakeholders and faculty?

Find out where we’re headed with active learning classrooms – and the investment required – in this unique online event.

Tuesday, November 28, 12:00 PM - Register for free using "University of North Carolina Charlotte" as your organization.

 

Online Faculty Learning Community - Session 3

The Online Faculty Learning Community (OFALC) is a cooperative group of faculty members who are interested in enhancing their online or blended learning courses, through active discussions of online teaching pedagogy, survey on best practices, and application of effective strategies to facilitate students’ success in their respective online or hybrid learning courses.

The Online Faculty Learning Community would be specifically beneficial for the faculty members who have recently developed a new or redesigned online course, and currently teaching the course this semester or plan to teach next semester. The program is intended to introduce an array of skills and strategies for online teaching.

Part I - Dr. Teresa Petty, Student Engagement Strategies
This session will provide specific strategies and examples to actively engage students in both asynchronous and synchronous online activities.
Results from a recent research study involving engagement in discussion forums will be shared.  

Part II - Dr. Spencer salas,  Leading Asynchronous Discussions about Diversity

Drawing examples from two recently QM certified courses, the session provides concrete strategies for engaging learners in asynchronous discussions around text-based modules focused on diversity including descriptive criteria for posts and learners' self-evaluation strategies.

Delivering Your Program Online

This session is for program directors, faculty champions, department chairs and leaders who want to learn more about delivering an online or blended program. Bring your questions, challenges, and “what if” scenarios and walk away with a plan for next steps to take back to your department.
This brief session with Jody Cebina, director of Distance Education and Summer School, will outline the 5-step program planning process including the approval process, support for course development, marketing planning and additional resources. Get the perspective from someone delivering a 100% online programs, Lanny Inabnit, clinical assistant professor and BSRT program coordinator.

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 The “Designing Your Blended Course” workshop explores the eight General Standards in the Quality Matters Rubric and provides a framework to build a blended course. While QM recognizes that each institution will define "blended" in its own way, this framework will work with any combination of face-to-face and online elements. Participants use the QM Rubric to review key blended elements and develop a course development plan.

Dr. Diana Zilberman a QM DYBC face-to-face and online trainer, will lead the workshop. She currently serves as Director of the Center of Excellence in E-Learning and Teaching Innovation at Baltimore City Community College, MD. 

Note: Participants in this workshop need to have a blended course to work on throughout the session.

DYOC

Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered peer review process designed to certify the quality of online course design and online components. The QM Rubric is used in course reviews that result in continuous improvement and faculty development.

The Designing Your Online Course (DYOC) workshop includes an overview of the QM Rubric and provides a framework for participants to design an online course plan. An integral element of the workshop is exploration of the eight General Standards of the QM Rubric, focusing on learning objectives and overall course alignment.

Participants will complete a Module Planning Worksheet to design one module of an online course. The worksheet includes course and module learning objectives, assessments that align with the learning objectives, instructional materials that support the learning objectives and activities, and tools and media that enhance student interaction with classmates, content, and the instructor.

Lisa Clark, a QM Master Reviewer and APPQMR face-to-face and online trainer, will lead the workshop. Lisa was introduced to QM in 2010 while attending an APPQMR workshop and has been passionate about it ever since. She teaches a variety of English, communication, women's history, and media literacy courses. Lisa has a BA in English from the Ohio State University, an MA from the Union Institute & University/Vermont College in English & Women's Studies, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Capella University. She currently serves as Dean of Online Programs at The University of Northwestern Ohio.

Note: Participants in this workshop must have an online course to work on throughout the session.

Mid-Semester Feedback (30-min. Webinar)

Mid-semester evaluations, or other evaluations delivered during the length of the course, have the potential to improve end-of-semester evaluations and students' experience in a course.  In addition, unlike end-of-semester evaluations, this timely feedback can be applied immediately to the course. Join us for a webinar where you'll learn why and how to implement mid-semester evaluations in your courses. 

Presenters: 

Tracy RockTracy Rock, College of Education, provides professional development for faculty addressing pedagogy, instructional design, and other topics that impact student learning and faculty satisfaction with their courses. She also leads the peer observation program for CTL, which emphasizes partnering with faculty on giving feedback about teaching outside of the formal evaluation process. 

 

Lynn WahlLynn WahlInstructional Designer, Center for Teaching & Learning, partners with faculty in the redesign or development of blended and online courses. Lynn also provides assistance with pedagogy and technology training.

 

 

 

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using WebEx, the University's Web conferencing system. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. You will be sent a link the day before the Webinar.

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  • Use this link to attend: https://uncc.webex.com/uncc/k2/j.php?MTID=t81759bcfa8bc4078ff8b105a40a3c49f (if the link does not work, copy and paste the URL into your browser's Address bar).

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  • If you experience any technical problems, please call WebEx Support at 866-229-3239.

Improving Your Online Course - ONLINE

QM Logo for ImprovementThe “Improving Your Online Course” workshop explores the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric and provides a framework to improve the quality of online courses. Participants use the QM Rubric to review their own courses and develop a course improvement plan.

The content is based on the 21 essential (3 point) Specific Review Standards of the Quality Matters Rubric. Participants come away with a plan for course improvement so you must have an existing online course you plan to improve in order to enroll in this workshop

Note: This workshop is taught fully online for 2 weeks November 6-20th, 2017. It requires 8-10 hours of work per week. Although the session is asynchronous, attendees are asked to complete all assignments by the designated deadlines and fully participate in the online activities. 

Viewpoint Diversity and Civil Discourse in the Classroom

College is designed to teach students how to think - not what to think. An inclusive classroom must provide opportunities for students to form and express diverse viewpoints while respecting differing viewpoints of others.Teaching students how to engage in civil discourse can ensure that diverse viewpoints are discussed without offending others or disrupting the class.

This workshop will provide techniques and resources to help faculty engage students in safe and respectful discussions around diverse viewpoints and perspectives.

This workshop counts towards the Essentials of Teaching and Learning Certificate.

Webinar - The Power of Embeddable Content in Canvas (Cary)

Whether you've been teaching with Canvas for awhile or are just looking to add new features for next semester, join us for this Webinar. See how to get more out of Canvas.

You'll learn how to embed external content like:

  • YouTube videos
  • Soundcloud music
  • Padlet Walls for real time written collaboration
  • Custom image content such as slideshows and photo galleries 
  • Google Docs so they can be viewed and edited directly in Canvas instead of just using URL link
     

Photo of Justin CaryJustin Cary, a lecturer in the University Writing Program, will lead you on this adventure. 

 

 

 

NOTE: This session will be held online using WebEx, the University's Web conferencing system. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. You will be sent a link the day before the Webinar.

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  • Use this link to attend: https://uncc.webex.com/uncc/k2/j.php?MTID=t6a8461fe1fac24e4b4130219ea3227f9  (if the link does not work, copy and paste the URL into your browser's Address bar).

  • On the Join Session page, enter your full name and email address and click Join Now.

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Online Faculty Learning Community - Session 2

The Online Faculty Learning Community (OFALC) is a cooperative group of faculty members who are interested in enhancing their online or blended learning courses, through active discussions of online teaching pedagogy, survey on best practices, and application of effective strategies to facilitate students’ success in their respective online or hybrid learning courses.

The Online Faculty Learning Community would be specifically beneficial for the faculty members who have recently developed a new or redesigned online course, and currently teaching the course this semester or plan to teach next semester. The program is intended to introduce an array of skills and strategies for online teaching.

Part I - Dr. Florence Martin, Effective Time Management
Online teaching is time consuming. We will discuss various strategies such as setting response times, creating clear grading rubrics, assigning discussion moderators, setting grading schedule, clarifying contact expectations that will assist in effectively managing time when teaching online.

Part II - Prof. Dean Adams, Synchronous Tools
This session will explore the strengths and challenges of synchronous technology in online learning. Topics will include creating activities that capitalize on the strengths of synchronous technologies, the challenges of scheduling, preparing a dynamic environment, and linking synchronous activities to course outcomes. Demonstrations using Canvas and WebEx will provide examples of how to maximize the impact of student engagement in real time.

Webinar - eBooks at Work

This webinar will go over important information about implementing eBooks in the classroom and in your research. We’ll take a look at different titles and demonstrate tools and tips for access and use in and out of the classroom.

Presenters:

Photo of Abby MooreAbby Moore, Interim Head of Research and Instruction Services as well as an Education Librarian at UNC Charlotte.

 

 

Photo of Liz SilerLiz Siler, Collection Development Librarian.

 

 

 

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using WebEx, the University's Web conferencing system. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. You will be sent a link the day before the Webinar.

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Webinar - Active Learning in the STEM Classroom

In this webinar, we will review active learning approaches with an emphasis on STEM courses. The session will highlight current state of research in active learning, and review some of the best practices. We will also discuss resources available around campus, that may be helpful in designing and implementing such approaches.

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using WebEx, the University's Web conferencing system. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. You will be sent a link the day before the Webinar.

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  • Use this link to attend: https://uncc.webex.com/uncc/k2/j.php?MTID=t06fde4653bb6336cd81d3124393125ce (if the link does not work, copy and paste the URL into your browser's Address bar).
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Taking a Different Path: Strategies for Personalized Adaptive Teaching and Learning - Webinar and Discussion

Personalized adaptive learning presents students with an individual learning experience by allowing them to progress on distinct learning paths through a course. In this webinar, the speakers from the University of Central Florida will present case reports from a pilot program, in which they have implemented unique strategies to optimize student learning, by incorporating adaptive learning technologies for online courses - the Math Pathway program (intermediate algebra, college algebra, trigonometry, and precalculus) and nursing pathophysiology course, from the faculty perspective. Challenges and practical considerations for richer student assessment will also be addressed.

A debrief session will follow the webinar, introducing opportunities for adaptive learning pilot programs and reference resources for faculty and programs.

CxC - Developing and Facilitating Peer Review

Learn how to make the most of peer review with this webinar. Peer review can be a productive and time saving pedagogical practice. It can increase student learning and performance on written and oral assignments as well as reduce your time grading. However, developing and facilitating effective peer review is challenging.

This webinar will help you meet these challenges by 1) introducing you to strategies that help students provide useful feedback and then utilize that feedback for revision and  2) addressing practical concerns about implementing peer review in a course. Whether you want to try peer review in your class but don’t know where to start or you have tried peer review but want some new ideas, this webinar is for you. 

Heather BastianHeather Bastian, the Associate Director of Communication Across the Curriculum (CxC), will lead the session. CxC is a faculty driven, student focused program that consults with departments and individual faculty on how to integrate communication into the curriculum in ways that best facilitate student learning. Heather received her PhD from the University of Kansas in English with a specialization in Composition and Rhetoric. She joined CxC with twelve years of experience teaching university-level writing and with research interests in the teaching of writing and writing program administration.

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using WebEx, the University's Web conferencing system. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. You will be sent a link the day before the Webinar.

 

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CxC - Facilitating Student Discussions

Learn how to facilitate engaging class discussions and how to develop students as facilitators in this webinar. Structured discussions can be a powerful instructional strategy that deepen engagement with course content. They allow students to explore new ideas, recognize the contributions of others, and synthesize diverse viewpoints and information. They also can be used to enhance students’ communication competencies, especially when they are given the opportunity to facilitate. Students, however, need preparation and guidance to develop and practice these abilities.

This webinar will help you plan for leading in-class discussions and for preparing students to facilitate by 1) outlining features of effective discussions and facilitation and 2) discussing strategies that encourage and support both. Join us to refresh your discussion facilitation skills or learn some new ones.

Stephanie Norander photoStephanie Norander, Executive Director of the Communication Across the Curriculum (CxC) program, will lead the session. CxC is a faculty driven, student focused program that consults with departments and individual faculty on how to integrate communication into the curriculum in ways that best facilitate student learning. She joined CxC in 2015 with experience in creating communication centered faculty and organizational development programs, curriculum planning, and multi-section course administration. In addition, she has taught a wide range of communication courses in small, large, and online formats. Stephanie earned her Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Ohio University with specializations in Organizational Communication and in Rhetoric.

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using WebEx, the University's Web conferencing system. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. You will be sent a link the day before the Webinar.

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  • Use this link to attend: https://uncc.webex.com/uncc/k2/j.php?MTID=tf0c2e7bf32c803b086e03f3b0bb92d2b (if the link does not work, copy and paste the URL into your browser's Address bar).
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Give Your Canvas Home Page a “New Look”

The home page is the flagship of your Canvas course and is the most immediate and visible part of your course to students. It should be 'intentionally beautiful' compared to other course pages.

This workshop will demonstrate easy-to-follow steps on how to use Canva.com to design custom navigation buttons and banners to portray a professional “look and feel” for your home page. Learn techniques to define a color scheme, overlay text on images, and import images into your home page in Canvas.

Webpage Design for Online Courses

If you use primarily use “pages” to organize and present lessons in Canvas, this workshop is for you.

Your web page design matters when you design courses in Canvas. In this workshop, learn how to apply web design principles related to type, font, colors, contrast, alignment, and spacing of text and images to make your content easy to digest by student. We will discuss webpage layout styles that can improve the readability and scannability of your lessons.

Brain-Based Presentation Techniques to Enhance Your Lectures

This workshop highlights presentation design techniques that apply practical brain-based neuroscience principles to enhance wordy, dull Powerpoint lectures. Learn strategies on how to communicate information that is clear and memorable, add interest to slide content, organize slides with structure and visual cues, and control information overload during lectures.

Creating Active Online Discussions

Do you want to use or improve discussion forums in your online or blended course?

In this workshop, we’ll show you how to define the purpose for your online discussion and how to write clear instructions that enable students participate in online discussions at the level you expect them to. We’ll also discuss strategies to balance your facilitation with student interaction and methods to promote critical thinking among students.

Creating Objectives that Work with Your Teaching Style

If you’ve ever felt like the creation of course or module objectives has limited or will limit the creativity and spontaneity that’s so much a part of good teaching, you’re not alone.

This workshop will show you how to create objectives that work for you and that will clarify, augment, and guide your teaching goals while ensuring students are learning what you want to them to learn. We’ll present multiple strategies for creating learning objectives, both at the course and module level, so you can choose the method that works best for your teaching style. You’ll leave with a number of resources that you’ll be able to put to immediate use in your courses.
 

Canvas Foundations

Work through exercises and activities to learn the most essential Canvas features for teaching...in a convenient asynchronous format! You will be guided through daily activities to learn key Canvas tools.

Course Format

This is a one week asynchronous course that is facilitated by Jessica Kapota, CTL Instructional Designer. Enrollment is limited to 20 participants.  Participants will read material on their own and engage in daily exercises that will take approximately 2-3 hours a day. The course facilitator will monitor the discussion board, answer questions, and guide participants through the activities.

Course Objectives

  • Learn to navigate the Canvas interface: icons, pages, profile

  • Learn to create your course homepage and add/ organize content

  • Learn how to use assessment tools: assignments, rubrics, quizzes

  • Learn how to use the gradebook: setup your gradebook and use the handy Speedgrader tool

  • Learn best practices for each Canvas tool

Is this course right for you?

This is a course for instructors who have never taught in Canvas before. The interactive daily assignments will take approximately 2-3 hours a day, in a guided, easy-to-follow format.  You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Those who complete all acitivites successfully will also earn an hour consultation with a CTL Instructional Designer!

Webinar - Online Literacy: Enhancing the Readability of Canvas Assignments

Students enter the university with varied levels of skill in reading comprehension. Our shift toward digital course materials makes this skill gap even more prominent. We will discuss strategies for identifying problems and improving the readability of assignments in Canvas.

Image of Cat MahaffeyCat Mahaffey, Associate Director of First-Year Writing in the University Writing Program, will lead the session. She researches online literacy and online writing instruction (OWI) and serves as a Quality Matters (QM) Faculty Fellow at UNC Charlotte.

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using WebEx, the University's Web conferencing system. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. You will be sent a link the day before the Webinar.

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Webinar - Effective assessment practices for online learning

Are you worried about the effectiveness of your online course assessments? This webinar will provide research-based assessment tips and techniques that you can use immediately. Please come prepared to discuss at least one assessment used in your course.
 
Beth Oyarzun photoBeth Oyarzun, Educational Leadership Department, College of Education, will lead the session. She has been teaching online for over ten years, an online student for more than 5 years, and also researches effective instructional strategies for online learning. She will share assessment tips and techniques that she has learned from her teaching practice, research, and experience as an online student.
 
 
 
NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using WebEx, the University's Web conferencing system. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. You will be sent a link the day before the Webinar.

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  • Use this link to attend: https://uncc.webex.com/uncc/k2/j.php?MTID=t28e5bfe0dc337caa759a4162db58e2fe  (if the link does not work, copy and paste the URL into your browser's Address bar).
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