Information For


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

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 (icClickers), teaching online, 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. Or you can drop by the open labs in the Technology Resource Center for immediate help with your Cougar Courses.

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 Workshops
Accessibility Workshops
Other IDS Workshops
Offered by External Providers

Cougar Courses logo  Using Cougar Courses 

Click on the blue titles below to register for workshops.

Instructors New to Using Cougar Courses

90 minutes: This hands-on workshop is an introduction to teaching online with Cougar Courses. It will cover the interface, general settings, and editing icons.
You will also learn to add and manage content and tools, methods of communication, how to add users, and make your class available to students. Discussion will address why and how online activities can engage students and compliment ones current instruction.

Tuesday, January 20, 1 - 2:30 pm

Wednesday, January 21, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Monday, January 26, 9 - 10:30 am

Tuesday, January 27, 1 - 2:30 pm

Assignments and Turnitin (with Grademark)

90 minutes: Workshop will cover both the assignment activity and Turnitin with Grademark (TurnItIn is a plagiarism detection tool and Grademark is used for online marking of submitted papers). Working hands-on within Cougar Courses, participants will learn how to add and adjust assignments.
    Topics include:
* Overview of assignment types and Turnitin features
* Grading and feedback of assignments
* Grademark with rubrics

       Thursday, January 22, 1 - 2:30 pm

       Tuesday, January 27, 10:40 am - 12:00 pm

       Thursday, January 29, 1:00 - 2:30 pm


90 minutes: Working hands-on within Cougar Courses, participants will learn how to add and adjust quizzes (assessments).
   Topics include:
* Quiz database of reusable questions
* setting up a quiz with questions
* quiz settings
* best practices for preventing cheating
* grading of quizzes

Friday, January 23, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Monday, January 26, 1 - 2:30 pm

Thursday, January 29, 9 - 10:30 am


90 minutes: Working hands-on within Cougar Courses, participants will learn how to work with the grade book.
   Topics include:
* overview of the settings
* layout options
* setting up custom columns
* working with grade formulas
* importing and exporting in and out of excel
* settings for grade availability

Friday, January 30, 9 - 10:30 am

Tuesday, February 3, 1 - 2:30 pm

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.

Tuesday, January 20, 10:40 am - 12:00 pm, KEL 2414

Friday, January 23, 9:00 - 10:30 am, KEL 2414

Other IDS Workshops

There are no current offerings.