Academic Technology Training

Last Updated: 04/29/2021

Training and support for teaching remotely

OIT is offering a number of live scheduled trainings and recorded on-demand sessions to support instructors teaching remotely. In addition to the pre-scheduled and on-demand sessions, we can facilitate a customized training or a series of trainings for your group or department. Scroll down to the Request Training or Consultation section to learn more. For additional support, visit OIT's Teaching, Learning and Remote Work Resources. You might also be interested in visiting the Center for Teaching and Learning Events website where you'll find a wide variety of teaching-focused events.

Scheduled trainings & webinars

Scheduled training sessions have clearly defined learning objectives and hands-on learning opportunities. These sessions are offered in-person, online, or both. To ensure we have enough space for all interested, please register in advance.

Grading Drop-In Session

May 3, 5
Webinar

Grading Drop-In Session

May 3, 5
Webinar via Zoom

We are offering daily virtual drop-in sessions to help instructors with end-of-semester assessment, grading, and any other questions you might have about Canvas, Proctorio, and other OIT supported tools. No question is too small or too big for these sessions—we look forward to assisting you! Facilitated by OIT's Learning Technology Consultants.

Sessions are available on:

  • Monday, May 3, 10:00 – 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, May 5, 10:00 – 11:30 am

Use this link to join the Zoom drop-in: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/93820072899

 

On-demand video trainings

Some of our training sessions are available as videos to play anytime and anywhere as many times as you need.

Teaching with Canvas

On-demand video
1 hour

Teaching with Canvas

1 hour on-demand training video

This training is designed for instructors and staff who are interested in a comprehensive overview of Canvas features and functionalities. Topics covered in this two-hour training include: course navigation, communicating with students, managing course content and the gradebook, utilizing the calendar, using Canvas support, and more.

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Grading in Canvas

On-demand video
1 hour 20 minutes

Grading in Canvas

1 hour 20 minute on-demand training video

This training is for instructors who would like to gain comprehensive knowledge of the Canvas Gradebook. You will learn about the Gradebook’s relationship to other tools in Canvas, methods for efficient Gradebook usage and organization, new Web Grading Sync functionality, and known limitations of the Gradebook as well as workarounds for those limitations.

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Zoom & Canvas Integration Overview

On-demand video
5 Minutes

Zoom & Canvas Integration Overview

5 minute on-demand training video

This brief training will go over the new Zoom and Canvas Integration. This allows instructors to schedule Zoom meetings directly from Canvas, generate attendance and polling results, utilize cloud recordings and much more. After watching this training, be sure to visit the Zoom & Canvas Integration Guide for more detail on features.

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Remote-Capable Classrooms for Hybrid Teaching

On-demand video
10 Minutes

Remote-Capable Classrooms for Hybrid Teaching

10 minute on-demand training video

This brief training will prepare you to use the new Remote-Capable Classroom (RCC) technology available in many of the classrooms on campus. RCC allows instructors to simultaneously deliver lectures to students physically present in the classroom as well as to students participating remotely. This training will demonstrate the Remote-Capable Classrooms to you in action. After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  • Connect your device to a Crestron Mercury X system in a Remote-Capable Classroom
  • Run remote sessions through Zoom
  • Adjust a camera, a microphone, speakers, and adapters available in the system
  • Know the difference between a table mounted mercury and a cart mounter mercury<

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Using Canvas Quizzes while Teaching Remotely

On-demand video
1.5 hours

Using Canvas Quizzes while Teaching Remotely

1.5 hour on-demand training video

This training is designed for instructors interested in delivering quizzes and exams online using the Canvas Quiz tool. The training will cover quiz setup and functionality, available question types, and grading submitted quizzes.

Learning Objectives
  • Configure and edit general quiz settings
  • Differentiate quiz question types
  • Build and populate quizzes
  • Grade quizzes

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Using Canvas Studio

On-demand video
1 hour

Using Canvas Studio

1 hour on-demand training video

Canvas Studio allows instructors and students to actively engage with video and audio content by commenting directly on the media timeline. In this session, you will learn how to use Canvas Studio's interactive features to facilitate student engagement with one another, instructors, and content they are studying. We'll also review other features including recording screen captures, editing videos, adding in-video questions, grading assignments, and more.

After completing this session, participants will be able to
  • Upload pre-existing videos to Canvas Studio
  • Record and edit new video content
  • Embed Studio videos into course content
  • Use commenting features to interact with and provide feedback to students
  • Add quiz questions to Canvas Studio Videos and sync results with the Gradebook
  • Grade videos submitted via Canvas Studio using Rubrics and Speedgrader

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Basics of Cidi Labs Design Tools

On-demand video
15 minutes

Basics of Cidi Labs Design Tools

15 minute on-demand training video

This video training is designed for instructors and staff and staff seeking to create more engaging, aesthetically pleasing, and more navigable courses in Canvas. Cidi Labs Design Tools are a suite of Canvas tools that expands both aesthetic design and course navigation customization options to enhance the student experience in Canvas courses.

After completing this session, participants will be able to
  • Launch Design Tools and adjust settings
  • Add and edit content blocks in Design Tools to structure course pages
  • Apply and modify pre-designed page themes
  • Add and edit navigation links
  • Import existing content and page templates

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Cidi Labs Design Tools Advanced

On-demand video
15 minutes

Cidi Labs Design Tools Advanced

15 minute on-demand training video

This training is designed for instructors and staff interested in using advanced features in Cidi Labs Design Tools, a new suite of Canvas tools that greatly expands design customization options. This 15 minute training covers the advanced elements available in Cidi Labs Design Tools, as well its accessibility options. The “Using Cidi Labs Design Tools in Canvas Basic” training is strongly recommended as a prerequisite.

After completing this session, participants will be able to
  • Add expanders, accordions, and tabs
  • Add module progress indicator and module list to a page
  • Add module progress indicator and module list to a page
  • Style lists and tables
  • Format text into columns
  • Add HTML snippets to a page
  • Change the page design manually through the code editor

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Using Cidi Labs Multi-Tool to Bulk Manage Course Content

On-demand video
15 minutes

Using Cidi Labs Multi-Tool to Bulk Manage Course Content

15 minute on-demand training video

This training video is designed for instructors and staff who are interested in using Multi-tool for building out and bulk managing their course modules, pages, assignments, and quizzes. Multi-tool is part of the Cidi Labs Design Tools suite, which aids in creating and editing Canvas course features in bulk. By the end of this 10 minute training, you will be able to use the following features of the Multi-tool:

After completing this session, participants will be able to
  • Template Builder: Create template pages, assignments, discussions, and quizzes that can be utilized in your Canvas course
  • Module Builder: Build your Canvas course structure through Modules; create and edit modules; add pages, assignments, discussions and quizzes to modules
  • Due Date Modifier: Update date values of pages, assignments, discussions and quizzes from one centralized location
  • Delayed Announcement Modifier: Adjust delayed posting dates for announcements

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Proctor Exams Using Proctorio

On-demand video
1 hour

Learn to Proctor Exams Using Proctorio

1 hour on-demand training video

This training shows instructors how to install and set up Proctorio online exam proctoring service in Canvas. We discuss online exam proctoring use cases, student communications, and support resources. The training was facilitated by Kevin Schaub, instructor from the Leeds School of Business who has used Proctorio extensively in his courses and supported other instructors at Leeds.

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Adding Digication ePortfolios to Course Curriculum

On-demand video
1 hour

Adding Digication ePortfolios to Your Course Curriculum

1 hour on-demand training video

This workshop will contextualize and provide an orientation to the use of ePortfolios for teaching, learning, and assessment at the course and program levels. Workshop participants will engage with the key functionalities and tools within Digication as they design an ePortfolio assignment and build an ePortfolio template for their course. This workshop includes integration points with the Canvas learning management system. Facilitated by Joan Monahan Watson, PhD, Director of Education and Implementation, Digication, Inc.

Learning Objectives
  • Define ePortfolio as a process ("folio thinking") and a product
  • Describe different ways ePortfolio can be used at the course and program levels in Higher Ed
  • Design an ePortfolio assignment for their course
  • Utilize key tools and functionalities within Digication
  • Build an ePortfolio template in Digication
  • Add Digication to their Nav Bar in Canvas
  • Share the template with students via the course in Canvas
  • Describe what students need to do in order to make their ePortfolios available to the instructors via Canvas

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Get Started with PlayPosit: Quick Tips & Tricks

On-demand video
30 minutes

Get Started with PlayPosit: Quick Tips & Tricks

30 minute on-demand training video

In this video you will be introduced to the ins and outs of using PlayPosit to create interactive videos. You will be shown: how to link PlayPosit to a video; how to add interactions to videos; how to review student progress, and finally, what exactly is a “Bulb” in PlayPosit.

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PlayPosit Advanced Features

On-demand video
1 hour

PlayPosit Advanced Features

1 hour on-demand training video

Join the PlayPosit Instructional Design team to learn about PlayPosit's advanced features. In this webinar, you'll learn how to adjust advanced settings to allow for branched learning, hotspots, overlays, and more! Learn to use the Rich Text Editor, adjust interaction placement and timing, and find out more about auto-grading, web embedding, and adding secondary streams. Download the PlayPosit Advanced Features Training Outline to better follow along with the training video.

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PlayPosit Advanced Features Webinar

On-demand video
1 hour

PlayPosit Advanced Features Webinar

1 hour on-demand training video

In this webinar you will learn how to use PlayPosit's advanced features, including the rich text editor, precise timing tool, autograding, web embed questions, advanced feedback options, and more Download the PlayPosit Advanced Features Checklis to better follow along with the recording

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Advanced Interactions in PlayPosit

On-demand video
45 minutes

Advanced Interactions in PlayPosit

45 minute on-demand training video

In this video you will learn how to create an auto-graded fill in the blank table, discuss the differences between the various advanced interaction and bulb settings, learn how to use analytics in PlayPosit, and go over some frequently asked questions and common use cases for PlayPosit.

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App Smashing with PlayPosit

On-demand video
1 hour

App Smashing with PlayPosit

1 hour on-demand training video

App smashing is the process of using multiple apps to create projects or complete tasks. In this intermediate to advanced PlayPosit training, you will learn how to incorporate external apps into your bulbs to increase interactive learning in your videos. Learn more about App smashing with this PlayPosit playlist.

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Preparing for Remote Instruction Part 1: Course Communication

On-demand video
30 minutes

Preparing for Remote Instruction Part 1: Course Communication

30 minute on-demand training video

Planning for remote instruction can help reduce stress and confusion during this challenging time. This series of brief training sessions, you will be introduced to the essentials of rapidly moving a course online. Each training will provide insight into a specific aspect of remote instruction, in a “bite-sized,” easily digestible format. Attend the full series for a comprehensive overview of best practices, or join individual sessions as needed for an introduction to an unfamiliar topic or a refresher. After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  • Create a comprehensive plan for course communication
  • Use basic Canvas functions to post announcements, send email, and share files with students

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Preparing for Remote Instruction Part 2: Course Mapping

On-demand video
45 minutes

Preparing for Remote Instruction Part 2: Course Mapping

45 minute on-demand training video

Planning for remote instruction can help reduce stress and confusion during this challenging time. This series of brief training sessions, you will be introduced to the essentials of rapidly moving a course online. Each training will provide insight into a specific aspect of remote instruction, in a “bite-sized,” easily digestible format. Attend the full series for a comprehensive overview of best practices, or join individual sessions as needed for an introduction to an unfamiliar topic or a refresher. After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a simple course map to plan remote instruction
  • Identify ways to replace in-person class meetings with online activities and assessments
  • Create an assignment in Canvas to permit online submission of student work

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Preparing for Remote Instruction Part 3: Student Support

On-demand video
30 minutes

Preparing for Remote Instruction Part 3: Student Support

30 minute on-demand training video

Planning for remote instruction can help reduce stress and confusion during this challenging time. This series of brief training sessions, you will be introduced to the essentials of rapidly moving a course online. Each training will provide insight into a specific aspect of remote instruction, in a “bite-sized,” easily digestible format. Attend the full series for a comprehensive overview of best practices, or join individual sessions as needed for an introduction to an unfamiliar topic or a refresher. After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  • Provide resources to help students successfully transition to remote learning
  • Develop a remote learning schedule for students and publish it on Canvas
  • Identify strategies and resources for making course materials accessible for all students

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Preparing for Remote Instruction Part 4: Maintaining Community

On-demand video
45 minutes

Preparing for Remote Instruction Part 4: Maintaining Community

45 minute on-demand training video

Planning for remote instruction can help reduce stress and confusion during this challenging time. This series of brief training sessions, you will be introduced to the essentials of rapidly moving a course online. Each training will provide insight into a specific aspect of remote instruction, in a “bite-sized,” easily digestible format. Attend the full series for a comprehensive overview of best practices, or join individual sessions as needed for an introduction to an unfamiliar topic or a refresher. After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  • Maintain “instructor presence” while teaching online
  • Identify strategies for student-instructor and student-student interaction
  • Create a discussion forum in Canvas

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Vendor trainings

Many of the academic technology vendors that CU Boulder partners with provide training resources for their users. In this section you will find links to on-demand and live training resources provided by our vendors.

Canvas Training Portal

Vendor Resource

Canvas Training Portal

Canvas offers a training resource called the Canvas Training Portal where you can participate in online training webinars or view pre-recorded training videos. Access the Canvas Training Portal through the Canvas Help Menu found at the bottom left side of the Canvas Navigation Bar.

The Training Portal will open in a new tab that asks you to authorize the training portal. Once you click “Authorize”, you will be redirected to the Training Portal Tutorial slide show. The tutorial provides useful information on navigating the portal, accessing training videos, and registering for training webinars. This tutorial will appear each time you access the portal. To disable the tutorial in the future, click “Don’t Show Again” on the final slide of the tutorial.

Login to Canvas

PlayPosit Academy

Vendor Resource

PlayPosit Academy

PlayPosit provides a self-directed training resource called PlayPosit Academy. It consists of step-by-step video lessons that will take you from the very basics of building an interactive video (or “Bulb”), to assigning and grading PlayPosit Bulbs in Canvas, and to advanced features of PlayPosit. You can start, stop, and pick up where you left off any time.

Please note: you may need to login to playposit.colorado.edu before using PlayPosit Academy.

Access PlayPosit Academy

VoiceThread Workshops

Vendor Resource

VoiceThread Workshops

VoiceThread offers a series of interactive workshops covering a variety of topics, including the basics of using VoiceThread and how VoiceThread integrates with Canvas. The VoiceThread Basics workshop is split into four separate hour-long sessions, and teaches attendees how to create VoiceThreads as course content, share VoiceThreads with groups and individuals, moderate comments to assess student work, and more. Workshops are facilitated by VoiceThread staff. NOTE: VoiceThread workshops are conducted through GoTo Webinars, and will require a small download before the session.

Recordings of all previous workshops are available through the VoiceThread Workshop Archive.

Upcoming VoiceThread Workshops

 

Request tailored training or consultation

OIT's instructional design and academic technology consultants are available to facilitate discipline-specific sessions tailored to the needs of your group or department. Training topics include using specific Canvas tools while teaching remotely, online course design, and e-learning pedagogy. Schedule any of the listed sessions as is, request to customize them, mix and match to create a training program, or request an entirely new session that would best meet the needs and interests of your group. Our team of Learning Technology Consultants is also available to meet one-on-one with instructors, TAs, and staff.

Additional resources

Many of the vendors OIT contracts with offer webinars, on-demand trainings, and even in-person trainings on their own schedules and locations. Visit service pages for more information: