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coli_canisius_left_revIn the next few weeks, the Center for Online Learning and Innovation will offer a variety of workshops for faculty and staff.  These are chances to quickly learn (or review) some skills with common technologies used for coursework and administration, or prepare to teach an online or hybrid course.

  • Beginning next week is our Online Course Development Workshop.  This six-week virtual workshop officially begins Monday, September 19 with an introductory webinar on Friday, September 16. The workshop is designed for those looking to teach online or hybrid courses at Canisius College. This session of the workshop will be led by COLI faculty fellow Dennis Mike, PhD.  Professor Mike has been teaching literacy education and instructional technology courses at the higher education level since 1991. Since coming to Canisius as an associate professor in 2009, he teaches almost exclusively online and the focus of his recent scholarly work is also in this area.  This is an excellent opportunity for those who intend to teach fully online, blended or hybrid courses – especially in the fall (term II) and spring semesters. For more information about the Online Course Development Workshop, contact Leah MacVie at Ext. 8355.
  • Our Desire2Learn Grades workshop is Wednesday, September 14.  Learn how to use D2L’s grades tool to manage and report student grades.
  • Interested in WordPress for blogging or web publishing?  Attend our WordPress & Divi Kickstarter session on Wednesday, September 21.  This is a great opportunity to get started in WordPress and the versatile Divi Theme.
  • Also on Wednesday, September 21 is our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Session focused on Google Cardboard in the Classroom.  Attendees will discover ways that students can explore parts of the world through low-cost, interactive 3D technology using common smartphones.
  • On Thursday, September 22, an advanced Qualtrics workshop will be offered.  Learn how to make “smart” surveys or forms in Qualtrics that customize questions for different respondents and track respondent participation.

Sign up now for these and other workshops offered this fall by the Center for Online Learning & Innovation.


Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer, Center for Online Learning and Innovation