Online Teaching Workshops

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.

New Instructor Training sessions

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

  • When: Thursday, January 2nd, 2020, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM (to prepare for Winter 2020)
  • Where: Willamette East (Valley Library 3622 - East); online participation through Zoom available

Missed the training? Please contact Melanie Kroening to access a recording.

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. 

  • 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: next offering in early Spring 2020
  • Where: Online only

Pre-register now

 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: Wednesdays in October from 12:15-12:45 PM (PT)
    • Oct. 9: How do you get to know your online students?
    • Oct. 16: What are the latest options for textbook content in the online classroom?
    • Oct. 23: What are common challenges to success that our online students face and how can faculty help?

Register now

 Inclusive Teaching Online

This four-week workshop will help you to learn how to teach inclusively online.  If you have ever wondered about how you could better reach and support students with diverse identities, backgrounds, and needs in your online classes, this workshop will introduce you to 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.

  • Who: Any OSU faculty teaching online
  • Where: Online (asynchronous)
  • When: February 17 - March 13, 2020
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