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CU Online: So Much More Than Online Courses and Degrees​

Below you will find helpful resources to aid you and your online teaching. If you don't find what you are looking for below, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly helpdesk for prompt service:​​​​​​​​​ (303) 315-3700 or cuonlinehelp@ucdenver.edu.

Workshops & Events- Spring/Fall 2018

All trainings & workshops are for FACULTY ONLY (lecturers, TAs, adjuncts, and facilitators included) unless otherwise noted. 


Check out our first Mastery Path! - Click here to register​

Throughout this Spring 2018 semester, we are offering a Mastery Path entitled “Media Development for Online and Blended Courses.” This path gives instructors an opportunity to learn more about how to engage and educate students using different forms of digital media.

The Media Development for Online and Blended Courses path consists of:

  • Media in the Online Classroom (Webinar)
  • Using and Editing Images for the Online Classroom (Workshop)
  • Techsmith Relay Training (Workshop)
  • Copyright Basics (Self-Paced, Online ‘Power Hour’)
  • Creating Student Projects with Media (Workshop
  • Creation Station Consultation (One-on-One Consultation)​​


June


The Future of Adaptive Learning Systems (Is Here!) - June 7, 10:00-12:00PM Downtown - Lawrence Street Center, Room 1300D - Click here to register​

What is adaptive learning? What are adaptive learning systems? How can they help us serve our students?

Dr. Karen Vignare from the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities will describe the current state of the technology and lead a discussion of adaptive learning systems and describe the work being done at the APLGU to demonstrate the efficacy and impact of these systems. She will describe the technologies and the pedagogies that promise to make ADL and curricular redesign as powerful tools supporting student success, particularly in large section courses.

Online Skills Mastery - June (8 week) - June 4- July 29 - Canvas - Click here to register

This is an 8-week facilitated course, focused on the fundamentals of online course development and delivery. The course is designed to prepare you for teaching with digital tools, with an emphasis on great online pedagogy. You will begin the development of an online course using best practices, sound pedagogy, and infusing the course with your perspective, passion, and expertise. Participants are expected to spend 2-3 hours per week completing weekly assignments, collaborating with colleagues, and learning advanced Canvas functionality. New Canvas users can expect to spend additional time learning basic Canvas functionality.

 

(Fall 2018 Anschutz Medical Campus Training Dates to be Added Soon)​


August


Techsmith Relay Training (Webinar) - August 14, 1:00-2:00PM - Webinar - Zoom - Click here to register
Are you ready to create ENGAGING video content? This workshop will introduce users to Techsmith Relay. Relay allows you to add quizzing, analytics, and interactivity to your course videos. Relay is available for FREE to all faculty, staff, and students of the University of Colorado Denver. The webinar link will be emailed to you after registration. (This session is part of the current Mastery Path.)

Using & Editing Images for the Online Classroom- August 15, 9:00-10:30AM - Downtown - Lawrence Street Center, Room 1300D - Click here to register
This session will help you discover ways to integrate media into your online assignments and projects with students. We will show you specific tools and methods that will assist you in this process. Learn how you can encourage students to develop foundational media literacy skill sets by attending this session. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop. Breakfast will be provided. (This session is part of the current Mastery Path.)

Canvas Basics- August 15, 11:30-1:00PM - Downtown - Lawrence Street Center, Room 1300D - Click here to register

Do you want to use Canvas to help your students succeed? In this workshop, you will start building your course through guided, hands-on instruction. You will get a basic overview of the Canvas interface and learn strategies for sharing content and increasing student engagement. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops. Lunch provided.


Editing Videos with Camtasia- August 16, 9:00-10:30AM - Downtown - Lawrence Street Center, Room 1300D - Registration link coming soon
Description coming soon. Breakfast provided. 

Creating Student Projects with Media- August 16, 11:30-1:00PM - Downtown - Lawrence Street Center, Room 1300D - Click here to register
This session will help you discover ways to integrate media into your online assignments and projects with students. We will show you specific tools and methods that will assist you in this process. Learn how you can encourage students to develop foundational media literacy skill sets by attending this session. Lunch provided. (This session is part of the current Mastery Path.)

Canvas Basics- August 17, 11:30-1:00PM - Downtown - Lawrence Street Center, Room 1300D - Click here to register

Do you want to use Canvas to help your students succeed? In this workshop, you will start building your course through guided, hands-on instruction. You will get a basic overview of the Canvas interface and learn strategies for sharing content and increasing student engagement. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops. Lunch provided.


Canvas Open Lab - August 17, 1:30-3:30PM - Downtown - Lawrence Street Center, Room 1300D - Click here to register

Get individualized assistance with Canvas or enjoy a quiet place to work on your course. We will be on hand to help you get your course ready for the first day of class.


Media in the Online Classroom (Webinar) - August 21, 1:00-2:00PM - Webinar - Zoom - Click here to register
Join us online for our first session in this inaugural Mastery Path. We’ll start by exploring the myths around online learning that influence our instructional decisions, specifically those related to media development and use in online, asynchronous courses. Then, we’ll take a look at the things that make online environments unique and native spaces for learning, culminating in an overview of the avenues for intentionally developing and using media resources online. Hope to see you on Zoom!​ The webinar link will be emailed to you after registration. (This session is part of the current Mastery Path.)

Techsmith Relay Training (Webinar) - August 22, 10:00-11:00AM - Webinar - Zoom - Click here to register
Are you ready to create ENGAGING video content? This workshop will introduce users to Techsmith Relay. Relay allows you to add quizzing, analytics, and interactivity to your course videos. Relay is available for FREE to all faculty, staff, and students of the University of Colorado Denver. The webinar link will be emailed to you after registration. (This session is part of the current Mastery Path.)

Creating Student Projects with Media- August 23, 9:00-10:30AM - Downtown - Lawrence Street Center, Room 1300D - Click here to register
This session will help you discover ways to integrate media into your online assignments and projects with students. We will show you specific tools and methods that will assist you in this process. Learn how you can encourage students to develop foundational media literacy skill sets by attending this session. Breakfast provided. (This session is part of the current Mastery Path.)

TA Tech Camp (In person OR Webinar) - August 23, 5:00-6:30PM - Downtown - Lawrence Street Center, Room 1300D - Click here to register

This hands-on training is designed specifically for teaching assistants. This training will help TA's learn the basics of Canvas and the best practices for teaching in an online classroom.
Participants can either attend this training face-to-face or virtually! Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops if attending in person. Virtual participants will receive a confirmation email with the webinar link to join. Dinner is provided for face-to-face participants.

Canvas Open Lab (Morning Session) - August 24, 10:00-12:00PM - Downtown - Lawrence Street Center, Room 1300D - Click here to register

Get individualized assistance with Canvas or enjoy a quiet place to work on your course. We will be on hand to help you get your course ready for the first day of class.


Canvas Open Lab (Afternoon Session) - August 24, 2:00-4:00PM - Downtown - Lawrence Street Center, Room 1300D - Click here to register​

Get individualized assistance with Canvas or enjoy a quiet place to work on your course. We will be on hand to help you get your course ready for the first day of class.


Media in the Online Classroom (Webinar) - August 30, 1:00-2:00PM - Webinar - Zoom - Click here to register
Join us online for our first session in this inaugural Mastery Path. We’ll start by exploring the myths around online learning that influence our instructional decisions, specifically those related to media development and use in online, asynchronous courses. Then, we’ll take a look at the things that make online environments unique and native spaces for learning, culminating in an overview of the avenues for intentionally developing and using media resources online. Hope to see you on Zoom!​ The webinar link will be emailed to you after registration. The webinar link will be emailed to you after registration. (This session is part of the current Mastery Path.)

September


Using & Editing Images for the Online Classroom- September 7, 11:30-1:00PM - Downtown - Lawrence Street Center, Room 1300D - Click here to register
This session will help you discover ways to integrate media into your online assignments and projects with students. We will show you specific tools and methods that will assist you in this process. Learn how you can encourage students to develop foundational media literacy skill sets by attending this session. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop. Lunch provided. (This session is part of the current Mastery Path.)

Creating Student Projects with Media- September 14, 11:30-1:00PM - Downtown - Lawrence Street Center, Room 1300D - Click here to register
This session will help you discover ways to integrate media into your online assignments and projects with students. We will show you specific tools and methods that will assist you in this process. Learn how you can encourage students to develop foundational media literacy skill sets by attending this session. Lunch provided. (This session is part of the current Mastery Path.)

Techsmith Relay Training (Webinar) - September 20, 1:00-2:00PM - Webinar - Zoom - Click here to register
Are you ready to create ENGAGING video content? This workshop will introduce users to Techsmith Relay. Relay allows you to add quizzing, analytics, and interactivity to your course videos. Relay is available for FREE to all faculty, staff, and students of the University of Colorado Denver. The webinar link will be emailed to you after registration. (This session is part of the current Mastery Path.)

Intro to Canvas Mobile App (In person OR Webinar) - September 21, 11:30-1:00PM - Downtown - Lawrence Street Center, Room 1300D - Registration link coming soon!
Description coming soon! Lunch provided for face-to-face participants.

Media in the Online Classroom (Webinar) - September 28, 1:00-2:00PM - Webinar - Zoom - Click here to register​
Join us online for our first session in this inaugural Mastery Path. We’ll start by exploring the myths around online learning that influence our instructional decisions, specifically those related to media development and use in online, asynchronous courses. Then, we’ll take a look at the things that make online environments unique and native spaces for learning, culminating in an overview of the avenues for intentionally developing and using media resources online. Hope to see you on Zoom!​ The webinar link will be emailed to you after registration. The webinar link will be emailed to you after registration. (This session is part of the current Mastery Path.)

October


Using & Editing Images for the Online Classroom- October 5, 11:30-1:00PM - Downtown - Lawrence Street Center, Room 1300D - Click here to register​
This session will help you discover ways to integrate media into your online assignments and projects with students. We will show you specific tools and methods that will assist you in this process. Learn how you can encourage students to develop foundational media literacy skill sets by attending this session. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop. Lunch provided. (This session is part of the current Mastery Path.)

Creating Mobile Assigments in Canvas (Webinar) - October 12, 10:00-11:00AM - Webinar - Zoom - Registration link coming soon!
Description coming soon!

Online Teaching Strategies Workshop - October 12, 11:30-1:00PM - Downtown - Lawrence Street Center, Room 1300D - Click here to register

What is the experience of students in your online course? We’ll be looking at developing high quality learner experiences through the Community of Inquiry (COI) model - social presence, teaching presence, and cognitive presence. Join us as we look at both research and practical experience examples to collaboratively put together a plan for practical teaching applications to create excellent learner experience. Lunch provided.

Custom Training for Your Department

Did you know that CU Online will come to your department for training? We can do any of our workshops and/or work with you to design something specific to your department's needs. If you are interested in setting up a training, or just curious about what we might be able to do for you and your colleagues, contact us through the CU Online helpdesk today: (303) 315-3700 or cuonlinehelp@ucdenver.edu​​


Lunch with CU Online

We have some brand new staff here at CU Online and we would love the opportunity to get to know you! We would like to sit down with you over lunch and hear about your research interests or projects that you have been developing. We are also interested in any burning questions you might have about instructional design, best practices for teaching online, and any Canvas-related questions. One of our staff members at CU Online will bring lunch to your office and meet with you for one hour. We are excited for this opportunity to serve you better! ​We make visits to both the CU Denver campus and the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Simply fill out our request form and be sure to follow the instructions in the follow-up email.

Lunch with CU Online Request Form​​

 

OSM

OSM (pronounced “awesome”) stands for Online Skills Mastery. The core course is designed to prepare University of Colorado Denver faculty for teaching with digital tools, with a focus on great digital pedagogy. The teaching strategies learned and practiced in OSM apply not just to online courses, but to any kind of course.​

Find out more about OSM >

 

OSM Mastery Paths​

A mastery path is a suite of trainings and workshops centered around a single theme related to online teaching and learning. Trainings and workshops in a single path are offered in various modalities, making it convenient for you to join us! Click below for more information. ​

Mastery Path Information>

     

Grants

CU Online offers several grants for faculty members including mini-grants for software and technology and larger grants for course development and redesign. Click below for more information. ​

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