Webinars & Classes

As part of OIA’s mission to build capacity for excellent teaching on our campus, we offer a wide variety of workshops, webinars and facilitated online mini-courses to individuals who teach for the UA.

All of our professional development offerings incorporate Universal Design principles. Registration for these offerings includes space for participants to request any disability-related accommodations that will facilitate their full participation, such as ASL interpreting, captioned videos, Braille or electronic text. Please use the Contact Us link to ask any other questions about the accessibility of our offerings.

Credentialing

The OIA offers credentials (certificates of completion) for our Mini-Courses and many of our workshops. EDGE Learning is the University system that is used to grant certificates. After logging in with your netID and password, you can view and print your certificates, search for professional development classes and certifications. If you have questions on this system, please contact Gabriel Rodriguez.


Zoom New Features Webinar

Zoom New Features Webinar

This webinar will highlight some of the newest features released by Zoom within the past 4-5 months. Some of the new features that will be discussed include topics around the Zoom Apps, waiting room, polls, and spotlight feature.  

This webinar will be offered two different dates and times to allow for flexibility in hopes that you can attend. Each session contains the same information.

Thursday, August 11, 2022 @ 10:00 AM AZ Time 

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 @ 2:00 PM AZ Time - Register

These webinar sessions require UA Zoom account authentication to join, and will be recorded. If you register for a session, you will receive the recording of that session even if you do not attend. The recording will be posted to our webinar recording page.

This webinar will consist of approximately 45-50 minutes of demonstration followed by a Q&A session. Upon submitting your registration, you should receive an email confirmation with details of how to join the webinar.

If you have any questions, please email d2l@arizona.edu.


TurningPoint Webinar Series

TurningPoint Webinar Series

Our vendor, Echo360 (formerly Turning Technologies), will be offering two different TurningPoint polling webinars. These webinars are designed for either beginners or existing users who want a refresher about the TurningPoint Polling Desktop solution and the TurningPoint Web Polling solution. Each session will consist of approximately 50 minutes of demonstration, followed by a Q&A session. Upon submitting your registration, you should receive an email confirmation with details of how to join the webinar.

TurningPoint Web Polling

TurningPoint Web Polling

Thursday August 11 @ 12:00pm (AZ Time)
Register Here

In this session, learn about creating content and polling live or scheduled polling sessions within the TurningPoint web platform. The biggest difference between the web polling versus the other desktop and hybrid software options is you are doing everything within a browser. All of your content is created and saved up on the web. While you can insert PowerPoint files as still slides you don't use PowerPoint for the presentation of your content. You can schedule polling sessions to occur asynchronously and all of your sessions conducted are stored and saved up to the web in your instructor TurningPoint account.  

These webinar sessions will be recorded. If you register for a session, you will receive the recording of that session even if you do not attend.

If you have questions, please email d2l@arizona.edu.


Fine-Tuning Your Course as a Road Map for Learning

August 15-19, 2022

This 5-day, fully online mini-course allows instructors to refine an existing course plan and syllabus. Using the methodology of backward design and the principle of alignment, participants will revise and peer-review the learning outcomes, assessment plan, and other aspects of their courses to create an effective “road map” for learning via the course syllabus.

Register


August Gradescope Workshop Series

Join us for an online workshop series and learn how instructors use Gradescope. This series will cover all Gradescope assignment types and course formats, including the LMS workflow. In the sessions we’ll offer guidance on the delivery of assignments that are hand written, fully online, and a combination of the two.

Available Sessions:

Gradescope for In-Person Teaching

  • Tuesday, August 16th: 11:00- 12:00 PST/ 2:00- 3:00 EST 

Gradescope for Online and Hybrid Teaching
  • Monday, August 15th: 10:00- 11:00 PST / 1:00- 2:00 EST 

Using Bubble Sheets in Gradescope 

  • Wednesday, August 17th: 11:00- 11:30 PST / 2:00- 2:30 EST

Register


 

Coming Soon!

Webinar Recordings

These are recordings of live webinars that took place during the Spring 2020, Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 semesters.  All recordings are of Zoom sessions.

The 2022 Mini-Course schedule below is subject to change, as we evaluate how best to meet instructors' needs for the Spring semester.

You can expect to spend about an hour a day on the content for these online mini-courses. Where indicated below, some include synchronous meetings, but most of the work for these will be at your own pace. Registration for Mini-Courses opens approximately three weeks prior to the start date.

Dates Mini-Courses
August 8-12, 2022

The Power of Storytelling in Teaching Register

Storytelling has the power to engage, influence, inspire and teach. Drawing upon research in cognitive science, neuroscience, and psychology, participants in this one-week online mini-course will weave personal stories into their own teaching. Participants do not need any prior experience in storytelling. Participants can expect to spend 1-2 hours daily, Monday through Friday, engaging in daily activities.

August 15-19, 2022

Fine-Tuning Your Course as a Road Map for Learning Register

This 5-day, fully online mini-course allows instructors to refine an existing course plan and syllabus. Using the methodology of backward design and the principle of alignment, participants will revise and peer-review the learning outcomes, assessment plan, and other aspects of their courses to create an effective “road map” for learning via the course syllabus.

TBD

Reimagining Slides

This five day online mini-course will invite participants to dust off those text heavy, bullet point laden lecture slides and reimagine the power and purpose of what is projected on a screen. This mini-course is offered in D2L.

TBD

Course Level Assessments

This five-day fully online mini-course presents ideas for using assessment strategies in your course that are inclusive and engaging, help optimize student learning, and align with your course learning objectives. This mini-course is offered in D2L. Participants will be expected to complete activities each day but there are no synchronous online meeting times. Expect to spend 1-2 hours per day on the curriculum for each of the five days.

TBD

Effective Online Discussions 

This five-day fully online mini-course presents strategies for designing and facilitating effective asynchronous online discussions that expand student exposure to curriculum, deepen learning, and increase student engagement. This mini-course is offered in D2L. Participants will be expected to complete activities each day but there are no synchronous online meeting times. Expect to spend 1-2 hours per day on the curriculum for each of the five days.

TBD

Teaching a Large Online Course 

This five-day fully online mini-course presents instructional strategies and techniques for teaching large fully online courses that engage students, better personalize the instructional environment, and help reduce administrative overhead. This mini-course is offered in D2L. Participants will be expected to complete activities each day but there are no synchronous online meeting times. Expect to spend 1-2 hours per day on the curriculum for each of the five days.

TBD

Introduction to Teaching Online 

In this 10-day online mini-course, participants will experience taking an online course while learning about methods, tools, and best practices for teaching hybrid and fully online courses. Registration will be capped at 40 participants. This mini-course is offered in D2L.

 

The OIA has also created several mini-primers, which are short introductions to various teaching and learning topics, and include links to additional resources. A list of our mini-primers is available on this Mini-Primers page.