Training Opportunities - Development and Teaching Workshops

New instructor training session for Fall 2017

A new instructor training is available prior to the start of the new term. This training is delivered simultaneously live and online. The two-hour training includes information about online instructional strategies as well as Canvas basics. Contact Karen Watte to pre-register.

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
in person: Willamette East (Valley Library Room 3622)

Ecampus Faculty Lunch Series 

The Ecampus Faculty Lunch Series provides an opportunity several times during the year for Ecampus faculty to attend an interactive luncheon with featured presentations on timely teaching topics. Faculty who are unable to attend face-to-face can participate live via WebEx. An email invitation to register for the lunch is sent to all Ecampus instructors a few weeks in advance of each lunch.

Join us in Fall 2017 for our next Faculty Lunch - Date TBD

"Developing an Online Course" workshop

Are you developing a new online course or updating an old course that you have never taught before? If yes, Ecampus has a faculty training designed to guide you through development of your course. The emphasis of this 6-week online training is to help faculty members develop course materials appropriate for online learning in a facilitated, collaborative environment with a cohort of peers. You will experience learning from the online student's perspective, as well as build-out a module of your course in Canvas. You will not only be learning about course development, you will be doing your own course development work. The final project in this workshop is one completed module of your online course.  The time commitment is approximately 25 hours of the course of 6-weeks.  Those who successfully complete the workshop and have a signed MOU are eligible to receive a $500 department-to-department transfer of funds as part of their course development.

Please note: Only faculty with a signed MOU (memorandum of understanding) with Ecampus are eligible to participate in the workshop.  If you're not sure whether you have one and you are developing a new course, please contact Karen Watte.

  • Who: Faculty actively developing online courses (MOU required)
  • When:   Summer session starts Monday, July 10, 2017; Fall session starts Monday, October 2, 2017 (Weeks 2-7 of the term)
  • Where: Online (with several optional face-to-face sessions)
  • How: To sign up, contact Karen Watte at 541-737-4130.

"Re-developing an Online Course" workshop

This advanced workshop is designed for faculty who are returning to 'redevelop' or 'refresh' an online course that they have already been teaching on a regular basis.  This 4-week workshop guides you through an analysis of your current online course and the planning process for a re-development in a facilitated environment with a cohort of peers.  You will select from a series of deep-dive modules that allow you to explore specific aspects of course design or delivery that you hope to improve in the next iteration of your course.  The final project in each track that you select involves articulating an innovative strategy that you will use to strengthen one aspect of your re-developed course.  The time commitment is approximately 15-20 hours over the course of 4-weeks. Those who successfully complete the workshop and have a signed MOU are eligible to receive a $350 department-to-department transfer of funds as part of their course redevelopment.

  • Who: Faculty actively re-developing an online course they have previously taught (MOU required)
  • When: Summer session starts Monday, July 10, 2017; Fall session starts October 2, 2017 (Weeks 2-7 of the term); 
  • Where: Online
  • How: To sign up, contact Karen Watte at 541-737-4130

"Teaching an Online Course" self-paced workshop

This two-week self-paced course is designed primarily for instructors who are new to online teaching and will be instructing a course that has already been developed.  The workshop will give you the opportunity to experiment with many of the Canvas tools that you may be asked to use in your own course.  If you've never taken an online course before, this will also give you a chance to sample online learning from the student's perspective. 

To enroll, please submit this webform. 

"Actively Engaging Students in an Online Course" workshop

This three-week online workshop is designed to introduce you to tools and techniques that can be used in an online course to ensure that students are full involved in the learning process. It will emphasize research-based teaching strategies that will positively impact your student's experiences in the online classroom. The workshop will demonstrate how you can engage students in three ways: student-content, student-instructor, and student-student. The time commitment for this class is approximately nine hours of asynchronous learning over three weeks.

  • Who: Any faculty teaching online
  • When: Weeks 8-10 of each term during the academic year .... next start date is Monday, November 13, 2017
  • Where: Online only
  • How: To sign up, please contact Karen Watte at 541-737-4130.

Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) workshop

Our next scheduled "Applying the Quality Matters Rubric" training sessions is July 25 - Aug 8 , 2017. The APPQMR is the flagship workshop for the Quality Matters (QM) program. This 2-week online workshop covers the QM rubric and the process of using it to review online courses. This training is useful for anyone who is interested in the QM program or considering submitting a course for a QM review. It is the first of two required courses for any faculty planning to become a QM peer reviewer. Please contact Shannon Riggs ( or Karen Watté ( for more information or register online.