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 Instructor Training sessions

Instructor training is available prior to the start of each term.  There are two "tracks" available: one for first-time Ecampus instructors (New Instructor Training) and one for past or current Ecampus instructors who want a refresher (Instructor Training Refresh). These trainings are currently delivered via Zoom, and upcoming dates/times are listed below.

Ecampus New Instructor Training (2 hours)

  • Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 9-11 AM (PT)
  • Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 1-3 PM (PT)

Ecampus Instructor Training Refresh (1 hour)

  • Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 3-4 PM (PT)
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 11 AM-12 PM (PT)

Missed these trainings? 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: February 15-March 8, 2021
  • Where: Online only

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 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.

 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: we will offer another session of this workshop in 2021