Workshop Catalog

Our workshops help Ohio State educators like you teach with technology, making you more efficient and effective in your in-person or online classroom.

Click on the workshop title to view recordings, download slides and search for upcoming sessions. NOTE: You must register for and attend a synchronous session in order for your participation to count toward the Technology-Enhanced Teaching or Teaching Online endorsements from the Institute for Teaching and Learning.

Academic Integrity in Online Courses

By the end of this session, you will be able to: 

  • Define academic integrity in the online environment 
  • Discuss current challenges faced by students and instructors for designing and completing graded work 
  • Reflect on parts of your course that could be modified to decrease the likelihood of cheating 
  • Make informed choices about solutions for increasing academic integrity in your course 
  • Identify additional resources on academic integrity 

This session will focus on many aspects of academic integrity, including what it looks like in the online environment, why students choose to cheat, and what you can do about it in your own online courses. We’ll share ideas for how to prevent cheating and discuss the technology available to you as an instructor. You will have opportunities to reflect on past teaching experiences and to make initial decisions about modifications to future assignments and exams.

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Active Learning with Technology

By the end of this session you will be able to: 

  • Define active learning and its value in the learning process

  • Choose a university-supported technology tool to enhance an active learning strategy in a course

  • Make initial planning decisions about implementation of the tool

  • Identify resources for technology services, training and support

In this workshop, we’ll start by building a basic understanding of active learning and reviewing some useful active learning strategies for your in-person course. Then we'll explore how technology can enhance active learning and help you provide a more engaging and student-centered experience. In small groups you will have the opportunity to investigate university-approved tools and apps and discuss how their uses and features can support active learning in your classroom.

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Creating Rubrics in CarmenCanvas

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe the efficiencies afforded by using rubrics
  • List best practices for designing effective rubrics for assignments
  • Explain the types of rubrics 
  • Create a meaningful analytic rubric
  • Add a rubric to an assignment in CarmenCanvas

Using the CarmenCanvas rubric tool to grade and give feedback provides transparency to students so they can easily interpret their grades on assignments. In this session, we’ll share best practices for developing a meaningful rubric, because the Carmen rubric tool is only as useful as the rubric you create. We’ll discuss the benefits and drawbacks of different kinds of rubrics, share examples of each type, and explore how to improve existing rubrics together. You will have an opportunity to work on one of your own rubrics and learn how to add it to a Carmen course.

This session is appropriate whether you are teaching online or in person.

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Digital Flagship for Instructors: Leveraging a Common Technology in Your Courses

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Explain why Ohio State has a one-to-one device initiative, and why iPads were chosen 
  • Identify which Ohio State students receive iPads and how they commonly use them 
  • Describe the iPad support and training opportunities available to students 
  • Consider ways to modify courses for student engagement with iPad technology 

Have you ever wondered why so many students have iPads at Ohio State? Are you interested in knowing how they use them in their personal and academic lives? How can you incorporate students' iPads in your teaching? Join us for an engaging introductory workshop on Ohio State’s one-to-one device initiative, Digital Flagship. We'll explore the ways students commonly use iPad apps for tasks like notetaking, calendaring, recording, and classwork. We will also discuss the device training and optional opportunities available to students for long-term skill growth over their undergraduate careers. Knowing what students are capable of doing with their iPads opens up new avenues for student engagement in your courses. We will share examples of how instructors have modified their teaching to better utilize the devices their students are already bringing to class.

Effective Grading in CarmenCanvas

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Explain how to use CarmenCanvas to grade various types of assignments and exams 
  • Identify the efficiencies of Speedgrader and Quiz settings for providing feedback on student work 
  • List best practices for creating effective rubrics for assignments 
  • Use the Carmen Rubric tool 
  • Manage the Gradebook effectively 
  • Identify additional resources on grading 

Whether you are teaching in-person or online, using Carmen to grade and give feedback helps you be more efficient, organized and transparent, while allowing students to easily find and interpret their grades on assignments and exams. 

In this session, we will share best practices for developing a meaningful rubric, because the Carmen rubric tool is only as useful as the rubric you create. You will have an opportunity to work on one of your own rubrics and learn how to add it to a Carmen course. We will also demonstrate the Speedgrader tool, show you how to set up Quiz questions to provide efficient feedback, and highlight the functions in Gradebook. Be ready to share any other general questions you may have about grading in Carmen.

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Engaging Students in Online Collaboration

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Summarize research on the use of student collaboration for learning 

  • Identify challenges and opportunities for using online collaboration 

  • Create a shared artifact using collaboration tools 

  • Identify areas of your own class where student collaboration could be added 

  • Begin designing a collaborative activity for your own course 

  • Know what resources are available for additional assistance with online collaboration 

Whether you're teaching face-to-face or online, student-to-student interaction is essential for a successful course. But we don’t always have time to let students collaborate during class, and it’s easy to get stuck in a discussion board rut. This session will spark your creativity for other ways to engage students in collaborative learning in online spaces. By understanding the elements of collaboration that drive learning, you’ll identify opportunities in your own course, create an activity, and begin using the CarmenCanvas tools that support student collaboration.

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Exams and Assignments for Your Online Course

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify considerations, opportunities and limitations for moving exams and assignments online 
  • Make decisions about how to modify assignments and exams that best align with your course context  
  • Decide on modifications that are guided by learning outcomes  
  • Communicate with students about expectations for exams and assignments 
  • Use effective grading strategies  
  • Know what resources are available for additional assistance in designing remote assignments and exams

In this session, we will share resources and suggestions for how to modify your exams, finals, and assignments for the online environment, with an emphasis on using the tools in CarmenCanvas. Learn how to best meet the needs of your students by considering alternatives to traditional exam and final formats. Multiple examples will be shared throughout the workshop. We will also share strategies for grading those assignments and creating them for maximum academic integrity. 

Exploring CarmenZoom: The Basics

By the end of this session, you will be able to: 

  • Identify the various functions and tools in CarmenZoom that contribute to positive teaching and learning experiences 
  • Effectively use the functions and tools that best align with your course context and goals 
  • Get answers to pressing questions about how to use Zoom in your course 
  • Incorporate strategies and examples shared by others in the session

How can you leverage CarmenZoom, Ohio State's web conferencing platform, for your online course? Join us for one or more interactive sessions to practice using key functions in Zoom, experience that functionality as both a student and an instructor, and learn from facilitators and fellow participants about how to effectively integrate them into an online course. Facilitators will answer questions and demonstrate the use of various tools in Zoom. 

This session, The Basics, will focus specifically on setting up a Zoom meeting. We will demonstrate how to create passwords, record a class session or lecture, take attendance and other helpful tools to set up a successful Zoom meeting. We will also share how participants experience Zoom on different devices and platforms.

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Exploring CarmenZoom: Engage Your Students

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the various functions and tools in CarmenZoom that contribute to positive teaching and learning experiences 

  • Effectively use the functions and tools that best align with your course context and goals 
  • Get answers to pressing questions about how to use Zoom in your course 
  • Incorporate strategies and examples shared by others in the session

How can you leverage CarmenZoom, Ohio State's web conferencing platform, for your online course? Join us for one or more interactive sessions to practice using key functions in Zoom, experience that functionality as both a student and an instructor, and learn from facilitators and fellow participants about how to effectively integrate them into an online course. Facilitators will answer questions and demonstrate the use of various tools in Zoom. 

This session, Engage Your Students, will focus on how to gauge student reactions and check for understanding while teaching in a synchronous Zoom class session. We will demonstrate how to use polling, yes/no and other reactions, and the hand-raising features in Zoom. We will also share examples and best practices for using the chat function.

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Exploring CarmenZoom: Student-Student Interaction

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the various functions and tools in CarmenZoom that contribute to positive teaching and learning experiences 
  • Effectively use the functions and tools that best align with your course context and goals 
  • Get answers to pressing questions about how to use Zoom in your course 
  • Incorporate strategies and examples shared by others in the session

How can you leverage CarmenZoom, Ohio State's web conferencing platform, for your online course? Join us for one or more interactive sessions to practice using key functions in Zoom, experience that functionality as both a student and an instructor, and learn from facilitators and fellow participants about how to effectively integrate them into an online course. Facilitators will answer questions and demonstrate the use of various tools in Zoom. 

This session, Student-Student Interaction, will focus on using Zoom to create opportunities for interactions between students. We will demonstrate how to create breakout rooms and assign students to them from the instructor role, but you will also experience what a breakout room is like for students. We will also show you how to share your screen and allow students to share their screens and presentations with each other.

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Fostering Inclusive Learning Online

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify strategies for creating inclusive environments in CarmenCanvas 
  • Discuss challenges and affordances of the online environment in creating community and supporting all students 
  • Engage with other participants and share strategies 
  • Identify additional resources for creating inclusive environments

What is inclusive teaching, and why does it matter for the online spaces where our students engage with us and with each other? In this session, we’ll address challenges to creating inclusive environments and explore the affordances CarmenCanvas provides us to do so. We will discuss ways to improve online discussions, set expectations for respectful dialogue, create opportunities for metacognition and reflection, provide accessible and representative material, and create a supportive instructor presence online. You will have opportunities to consider the strategies that fit best within your own course context and share ideas with other participants. 

This workshop is intended for any Ohio State educator. Carmen is an important tool even when teaching in-person—you do not need to be teaching fully online to adapt these strategies.

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Instructional Approaches to Hybrid Courses

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Define the various ways to structure a hybrid course at Ohio State   
  • Identify opportunities and challenges of teaching a hybrid course   
  • Make decisions about how to implement teaching strategies that best align with course context   
  • Consider ways to incorporate student engagement and content delivery in the online and in-person components of a hybrid course   
  • Know what resources are available for additional assistance

Hybrid courses offer unique opportunities for both instructors and students. Join us to explore design principles for hybrid courses that help students meet learning outcomes in effective and engaging ways. We will discuss the benefits and limitations of various instructional strategies and explore tools for supporting rich synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences in face-to-face and online components of a course. Additionally, we will address special considerations for teaching a hybrid course given the challenges of the pandemic. You will have opportunities to work with fellow participants to share ideas on teaching hybrid courses and strategize potential approaches.

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Integrating Student iPads into Your Course

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Explain how using technology such as the iPads can support student learning through increased engagement, efficiency, inclusion, collaboration and digital fluency 
  • List ways students can use iPads, in class and out, to show knowledge, participate, create content and apply skills 
  • Decide on the types of iPad-integrated assignments and activities that will provide the most value in your course 
  • Reflect on how to leverage student technology if you don’t have the same device 
  • Locate additional resources and support for teaching with iPads

Whether you're teaching in person or online, there are a variety of ways to incorporate student iPads into your course that can support learning through increased engagement, efficiency, inclusion, collaboration, and digital fluency. In this session, we’ll share examples of iPad-integrated course components, including content, assignments and in-class activities, as well as the specific apps students can use for each. You’ll be invited to share your own experiences with using iPads and reflect on how best to incorporate them in future courses.  
 
Most of this session will focus on how you can easily integrate iPads into your course without owning one yourself. But we’ll also share strategies for how instructors can utilize their own iPads as a teaching tool for tasks such as grading and content delivery. 

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Making Your Course Accessible for All Learners

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Explain the need for accessibility, especially in online courses 
  • Identify common access barriers in course assessments, activities, and materials 
  • Describe the importance of proactively fixing accessibility issues 
  • Apply principles of UDL to the design or redesign of course components 
  • Be able to identify accessibility flags and remediation resources

What is accessibility, and why does it matter, particularly for online courses? Join us for an interactive workshop to get started making your course accessible to all learners. You'll consider how to reinvent your course materials, activities, and assignments to improve the learning experience for your students. We’ll guide you to proactively apply principles of Universal Design for Learning and accessibility and share university resources to support you in this endeavor. 
 
This workshop is an introduction to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and accessibility. UDL refers to principles and best practices for ensuring that all activities, assignments, outcomes, and instruction are designed so that students have multiple ways to interact with content and be assessed on their learning. Accessibility, in the context we use it, is the practice of designing content and using technology so that students with vision, auditory, motor and cognitive disabilities can successfully navigate, use and benefit from them.

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Managing Course Files: Maximizing Instructor Workflow

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Explain best practices for file management for your course, including organization of files, naming conventions, sharing, and permissions 
  • Differentiate types of files best suited for various file storage areas, such as OneDrive and CarmenCanvas 
  • Explain how storage tools create efficiency for you and your students 
  • Maximize the potential of various applications to make file management seamless 
  • Know where to get additional information and support

Planning a course doesn’t just include creating CarmenCanvas modules, writing a syllabus, and designing assignments. You also need to organize your digital course materials and decide where to put them for easy access. Should you upload files into Carmen or share them from OneDrive? Should video recordings be saved in Carmen or linked from CarmenZoom or Mediasite? This session will help you answer these questions, navigate best practices for file management, and understand sharing in OneDrive and collaboration options in Carmen. You will also learn effective strategies for file naming conventions and using the Carmen File Manager.

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Planning for Your Online Course

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Review university's expectations for the upcoming semester 
  • Make decisions about best practices for course format and online teaching strategies 
  • Create ways to interact with and support students 
  • Locate further resources and assistance for teaching in an online context

Are you teaching online this upcoming term and looking for guidance on how to develop an effective course? Join us for a workshop on how to create a supportive learning environment and incorporate strategies for meaningful student engagement. You will leave with a better understanding of how to make your online course consistent with the course-assurance requirements that have been set up for the upcoming semester. During the session, you’ll have opportunities to reflect on key questions about course format and teaching strategies.

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Recording Lecture Videos: Best Practices and Tools

By the end of this session, you will be able to: 

  • Identify the available tool and modality choices for creating lecture videos 
  • Identify the available hosting and accessibility options for lecture videos 
  • Explain the steps in producing effective lecture capture, including recording, trimming and sharing video 
  • Describe ways to personalize lecture videos 
  • List ways to use effective communication strategies when recording lectures

This session will explore the various tools and processes for capturing effective lecture videos for your course. We’ll highlight university-supported tool options, including CarmenZoomMediasite and PowerPoint, and discuss why you might select one over another. We’ll also go over the steps in producing a video from start to finish, including setup, recording, trimming and sharing. Additionally, we'll share best practices for personalizing video lectures, communicating clearly and integrating opportunities for knowledge checks. This session is appropriate for any instructor seeking solutions, from simple to advanced, for recording video for their course.

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Setting Up Your Course in Carmen

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Review Ohio State's expectations for Carmen courses 
  • Use the Carmen template to create organized and clear pathways for students to understand and access course material and grades 
  • Use Carmen to communicate with and support students in the online environment 
  • Explain how students experience Carmen on iPads and other devices 
  • Locate further resources and assistance

Whether you are teaching online or in-person this autumn, setting up your course effectively in CarmenCanvas will be crucial for you and your students. Join us to explore best practices for sharing your syllabus, using the Gradebook, posting resources and communicating with students online. We will review Ohio State's expectations for all Carmen courses, share examples of effective courses, and answer questions about creating a learning environment where students feel connected and informed. Additionally, discuss the student experience in this digital learning environment, with a particular emphasis on using Carmen on iPads.

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