The CDE team offers training on a variety of topics including digital course design, media production, hybrid teaching, and education technology (like Zoom!). 

Pro Tip! Click the [Add to Calendar] link next to a session you want to attend. This will download an .ics file. Open the file and choose your preferred calendar system to add the session to your calendar. 

Hybrid Teaching Training

To prepare you for fall teaching, the Dean’s office requires that all faculty teaching either in-person or hybrid courses in the Fall undergo training and practice sessions including:

  • Hybrid Training: Part I – Content and Logistics (Sign-up for in-person or online)
  • Hybrid Training: Part II – Engagement and Moderation (Sign-up for in-person or online)
  • Hybrid Practice Sessions (Sign-up for in-person)

See information and sign-up methods below.

(Note: at least one of Parts I and II must be undertaken by Zoom so instructors can experience the online student perspective.)

Hybrid training will consist of two parts. For the best experience, please sign up to take one part in-person and one part online (ie., Part I in person and Part II via Zoom). Because there is limited seating in-person, please use the sign-up link below to indicate which training you’d like to attend in-person.

If you plan to attend online, register for the session by adding the session to your calendar. Use the Zoom link under the session to access the training.

Hybrid Training: Part I – Content and Logistics

Part I of the Hybrid Teaching Training will help faculty identify what content and logistics look like in a HyFlex learning environment and what challenges and opportunities rest in this teaching style for Fall 2020. It will explore which modes of digital content delivery work best for their teaching style and content type (Powerpoints, writing on the board, docucam, Google Doc, Atl Tab, etc.). Additionally, it will address logistical differences and limitations presented by the HyFlex classroom (physical distancing, audio, sharing of materials, communication etc.)

Zoom Link:

In-Person Sign-Up: Click here to sign-up to attend a Part I training in-person. 

Part I Training is available at the following dates/times:

Hybrid Training: Part II – Engagement and Moderation

Part II of the Hybrid Teaching Training will explore ways to engage both online and in-person students in the HyFlex learning environment, what activities are possible and challenging, and considerations for group work and class discussions. HyFlex courses will utilize a Classroom Engagement Moderator who assists in supporting the online students. This training will define their role and explain how to best use this support. 

Zoom Link:

In-Person Sign-Up: Click here to sign-up to attend a Part II training in-person. 

Part II Training is available at the following dates/times:

Hybrid Teaching Practice Sessions

All faculty teaching in person, HyFlex or HyFlip must undertake a short (20 minute) practice session physically in-class. It is ideal that you complete Part I and Part II of the training BEFORE doing your practice slot (see info above).
Use the sign-up link below to select a slot for practice. It is suggested that you prepare and bring any technology that you anticipate using while you teach. Olin AV staff will be available to assist you with technology. The CDE and Olin AV team will provide rotating participants that will serve as “online students.” Use the Zoom link below to simulate your HyFlex class. 

Zoom Link:

In-Person Practice Sign-Up: Click here to sign up for a practice session slot. 

Digital Course Design

Review core principles of course design and learn about a variety of key topics like; Backwards Design, chunking content, visual design, and using the Olin Canvas Template. 

Best Practices for Flipping Your Class

Want to learn more about how to adapt your class for a “HyFlip” scenario this fall 2020? Please join instructional designer Kella Thornton as she shares concrete pedagogical steps for designing a flipped learning environment, including how to design flipped learning for both face-to-face and online students, how to plan for active learning in a hybrid learning environment, and what learning technologies and educational content you might leverage for out-of-class learning. 

Zoom Link:

The “Best Practices for Flipping Your Class” workshop is available at the following dates/times:

  • Tuesday, August 11th – 2pm to 3pm
  • Friday, August 14th – 10:30am to 11:30am
  • Tuesday, August 18th – 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Engaging Students with Visual Design

This workshop will focus on the why, what and how of great visual design. Following a few simple design principles can have a huge impact on how your content is perceived. Good visual design can even help improve student learning outcomes. Let’s transform those PowerPoints!

Zoom Link:

The Visual Design workshop is available at the following dates/times:

  • Friday, July 31st – 10am to 11:30am [Add to calendar]
  • Friday, August 7th – 2pm to 3:30pm [Add to calendar]
  • Monday, August 10th – 1pm to 2:30pm
  • Tuesday, August 11th – 9:30am – 11am
  • Tuesday, August 18th – 9:30am to 11am
  • Monday, August 31st – 10:30am to noon

Media Production

Media is one of the most challenging parts of course design. Luckily, CDE experts are here to help you. Workshops will highlight different forms of media and how to produce them as well as fundamental aspect of media production.

Before You Hit Record: Producing Media at Home

Creating media from home can be a challenge. Attend this workshop to learn more about media types that are easy to produce, best practices for home media production, and tips and tricks of Zoom recording. 

Zoom Link:

This media workshop is available at the following days/times:

  • Wednesday, August 5th – 3pm-4pm
  • Thursday, August 13th – 10am to 11am
  • Tuesday, August 18th – 3pm to 4pm
  • Wednesday, August 26th – 3pm-4pm

Zoom Training

If you are new to using Zoom, be sure to take the Zoom Basics and Collaboration Through Zoom trainings to prepare for synchronous Zoom teaching.

Zoom Basics

Zoom Basics covered the fundamentals of using Zoom to facilitate course sessions online including; screen sharing, chat, managing participants and more.

Zoom Link:

The Zoom Basics Training is available at the following dates/times. 

  • Thursday, August 13th – 3pm to 4pm
  • Tuesday, August 18th – 11am to noon 
  • Wednesday, August 26th – 10:30am – 11:30am

Collaboration Through Zoom

This training will focus on how to use Zoom to engage students and help facilitate collaboration. We explore how to use Zoom breakout rooms, polling, and more. 

Zoom Link:

The Zoom Collaboration Training is available at the following dates/times: