WorkshopsWorkshops 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.
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, Aug. 19, 9-10:30 AM
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1 - 2:30 PM
Friday, Aug. 22, 9- 10:30 AM
Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1 - 2:30 PM
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 9-10:30 AM
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.
* Overview of assignment types and Turnitin features
* Grading and feedback of assignments
* Grademark with rubrics
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2:40-4 PM
Friday, Aug. 22, 1-2:30 PM
Thursday, Sept. 4, 10:40-noon
90 minutes: Participants will learn how to add and adjust a forum (discussion).
* overview of forum types and recommended uses
* setting up a forum
* grading forum activity
Tuesday, Aug. 19,1-2:30 PM
Thursday, Sept. 4, 1-2:30 PM
90 minutes: Working hands-on within Cougar Courses, participants will learn how to add and adjust quizzes (assessments).
* Quiz database of reusable questions
* setting up a quiz with questions
* quiz settings
* best practices for preventing cheating
* grading of quizzes
Friday, Aug. 22, 2:40-4 PM
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1-2:30 PM
Friday, Sept. 5, 1-2:30 PM
90 minutes: Working hands-on within Cougar Courses, participants will learn how to work with the grade book.
* 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
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 9-10:30 AM
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 10:40 - noon
Friday, Sept. 5, 2:40-4 PM
90 minutes: Participants will learn how to set up and manage multiple groups within your course,
* the different types of groups
* creating groups and groupings
* assigning students to groups
* using the Group self-selection activity
* setting up CC activities with groups
Tuesday, Sept. 2, 10:40 - noon
Thursday, Sept. 4, 9-10:30 AM
90 minutes: Participants will get an overview of the Cougar Courses tools that can be used for student collaboration, team and group projects. Tools of specific interest to the participants will be covered in more depth.
* Chat tool
* Wiki tool
* Glossary activity
* Workshop activity
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2:40-4 PM
Friday, Sept. 5, 9-10:30 AM
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.
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 10:40 am - noon
Thursday, Sept. 2, 9-10:30 AM
There are no current offerings.
Other Workshops, Webinars and Training Events (Not conducted by IDS)
iClicker Pedagogy Series
National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) Spring Webinar Series
Each hour-long webinar will feature an NCAT Redesign Scholar, the project leader of a highly successful course redesign, describing the redesign project with a particular focus on its distinguishing characteristics. After a presentation, the lead faculty member will be available to answer questions and provide additional specifics about the redesign. The following topics and speakers are planned:
- Redesigning General Psychology - April 8th, 10:00 - 11:00am
- Redesigning College Algebra -May 13th, 10:00 - 11:00 am