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Workshops on using Cougar Courses, the Course Management System, are usually offered just before, or at the start of each semester.

  • IDS is collaborating with the Faculty Center to offer a series of workshops featuring tools to innovate your course.  The Workshop descriptions and registration are available on the Faculty Center Upcoming Events Calendar.
  • If you would like us to offer a workshop not listed below, please contact us with your suggestions. We also offer custom-made workshops for your Department or group on topics such as using student response systems (iClickers and PollEverywhere),quality online  teaching and learning, flipping your course and effective assessment practices. Of course, we are always happy to meet with you one-on-one for assistance with any instructional technology or design needs. 
  • Click one of the links below to go to that section.  To learn about our more intensive, in-depth professional development workshop series, see the Professional Development page.
Cougar Courses
Other Workshops

Cougar Courses logo     Using Cougar Courses
There are no workshops currently scheduled.  Workshops are held near the start of each semester.

JAWs screen reader logo  Creating Usable Cougar Course Content

90 minutes: The focus of this workshop will be learning quick techniques to making your Cougar Course usable to all student learning styles and devices. You will also learn how to create compliant files for your course such as Word and PDFs.

Please contact to request an appointment for this training.

External Providers Workshops

Creating Videos for Instruction - Techsmith (Camtasia Studio)  Tutorial Webinars

Session 1: Getting Started with Camtasia  - February 4, 2016 at 1:00 PM
This light overview will give attendees a sense of what Camtasia is, how to navigate the software, and some introductory uses and applications. This session will be great for people who are new to the product or just need a quick refresher!
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Session 2: Deeper Dive with Camtasia - February 18, 2016 at 1:00 PM
This session is for people who have experience with the product and are looking to unlock it's true potential with their own goals in mind. We will explore more tools, tips, tricks and best practices for getting the best and most professional result possible!
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Session 3: Using Video in Your Classroom - March 3, 2016 at 1:00 PM
This session is geared towards people who want to or need to include video in their delivery but aren't sure where to start. We will explore several different popular ways of including video in your instruction as well as have an open discussion for new ideas. As time will allow we will explore these ideas and create some as a group together!
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