Online Teaching Workshops and Events

Ecampus Faculty Lunch Series

Held each term, the Ecampus Faculty Lunch Series is an interactive luncheon with featured presentations from OSU faculty on timely teaching topics. Instructors can attend in person or participate live online via Zoom. Invitations are sent via email.

OSU Ecampus offers a variety of training sessions throughout the year to help faculty who are new to teaching online and those who want to expand their skill set as instructors. Click the workshop titles below to learn more and register.

Ecampus online teaching trainings (live)

Ecampus offers two tracks of online teaching training: one for new faculty and one for continuing/returning faculty. Registration for these two workshops is available in the single form below.

Ecampus New Instructor Training (2 hours)

New instructor training is available prior to the start of each term, and is required for all faculty and GTAs (working as instructors of record) who are teaching Ecampus sections for the first time.  If you cannot participate in a synchronous offering, please see Teaching an Online Course below.

This interactive training is meant for new online instructors at OSU regardless of past online teaching experience, and covers key facilitation tasks in Canvas based on how Ecampus designs online courses as well as best practices in online teaching.  It is currently delivered via Zoom.

  • Thursday, June 13, 1-3 PM (PT)
  • Thursday, July 11, 1:30-3:30 PM (PT) for instructors teaching in summer sessions 4 or 5

Ecampus Instructor Training Refresh (1 hour)

This interactive training is meant for returning online instructors who want a refresher as well as those who previously missed a required training session; it focuses on connecting best practices in online teaching to specific needs of our online student population.  It is currently delivered via Zoom. 

  • Thursday, June 20, 10-11 AM (PT)

Missed the trainings for the term in which you are teaching?  Contact Ecampus Faculty Support for assistance.

Teaching an Online Course (self-paced)

This self-paced course is designed for instructors who are new to online teaching; it can fulfill the training requirement for faculty teaching Ecampus sections for the first time who are not able to attend New Instructor Training. The workshop provides insight into who our Ecampus distance learners are and their needs; strategies and tips for effective online teaching; and information about services and support for Ecampus faculty and students. If you've never taken an online course before, this will also give you a chance to sample online learning in Canvas from the student's perspective. 

  • When: Year-round (self-paced)
  • Where: Online only

Actively Engaging Students in an Online Course workshop

This three-week, online workshop will introduce you to tools and techniques that can be used in an online course to ensure students are fully involved in the learning process. It will emphasize research-based teaching strategies that will positively impact your students' experiences in the online classroom.

The workshop will demonstrate how you can engage students in three ways: student-to-content, student-to-instructor, and student-to-student. The time commitment for this class is approximately nine hours of asynchronous learning over three weeks.

  • Who: Any OSU faculty teaching online
  • When: August 19 - September 9, 2024
  • Where: Online only

Register now for AESO

 Teaching Online – Pedagogy Seminars (TOPS)

Teaching Online – Pedagogy Seminars (TOPS) will re-energize and invigorate your continuing work as a higher education online instructor while only requiring 30 minutes of your time! These virtual seminars provide a space for advanced and expert online faculty to learn about, discuss, and consider practical applications for emerging strategies and ideas in online teaching and learning. Each meeting will tackle an area of interest, opening with a micro-presentation to provide context, and then transitioning to group discussion, collaborative resource sharing, and reflection on how this discussion might prompt changes in your teaching — tomorrow, next week, next term. Attend one or all, and join a supportive community of advanced online learning professionals who have a shared interest in exploring what we do, why, and new ideas for supporting our online students’ success.

  • Who: Advanced and expert online faculty
  • Where: Online only via Zoom (synchronous)
  • When: Fall 2024 sessions TBD

 Inclusive Teaching Online

This seven-week applied workshop will help you to learn how to teach inclusively online. If you have ever wondered how you could better reach and support students with diverse identities, backgrounds and needs in your online classes, this workshop will introduce you to evidence-based and practical tools and strategies for developing an inclusive climate, understanding online student needs and getting to know online students, and effectively facilitating dialogue and discussion online — including challenging topics of conversation.

  • Who: Any OSU faculty teaching online
  • Where: Online (asynchronous)
  • When: July 1 - August 19, 2024

Register now for ITO

Qualtrics + Mid-Term Survey workshop

In this workshop, you will learn about best practices for creating a mid-term course survey (and the benefits of having one) and then will create a Qualtrics survey and link it to a Canvas assignment.

Please use the form below to register for one of the session offerings. Seats are "first come, first served" and will be limited so that we can provide hands-on support with setting up the Qualtrics survey.

If you have any questions, please contact

  • Who: Any OSU faculty teaching online
  • Where: Online (asynchronous)
  • When: Summer 2024 sessions TBD