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 Spring teaching, the Dean’s office requires that all faculty teaching either in-person or hybrid courses in the Spring undergo training and practice sessions including:

  • Hybrid Training: Content, Logistics and Engagement
  • Hybrid Practice Session

See information and sign-up methods below.

Hybrid Training: Content, Logistics and Engagement

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 Spring 2021. 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.) and how to engage students in this new course setting.

Zoom Link:

Sign-Up: Click here to sign-up to attend training.

Training is available at the following dates/times:

  • Friday, Dec. 4th – 2pm to 4pm (SH110)
  • Thursday, Dec. 10th – Noon to 2pm (BH150)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 6th – 2pm to 4pm (SH110)
  • Wednesday, Jan 13th – 2pm to 4pm (SH110)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 20th – 2pm to 4pm (SH110)

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 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. 

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. 

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

  • No dates available at this time. Please see a recording under the Archived Recordings on this page.

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!

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

  • No dates available at this time. Please see a recording under the Archived Recordings on this page.

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. 

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

  • No dates available at this time. Please see a recording under the Archived Recordings on this page.

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. 

  • Tuesday, December 8th – Noon
  • Monday, December 14th – 1PM
  • Wednesday, January 6th – 11am
  • Thursday, January 21st – 4pm

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: 

  • Thursday, January 14th – 1PM
  • Friday, January 22nd – 11 AM