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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 

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​


Workshops & Events- Spring 2018

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


January 


TA Tech Camp - January 18, 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 are encouraged to bring their own laptops. Dinner provided.​

Canvas Basics - January 19, 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 - January 19, 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. (Open to both faculty and staff)

Canvas Basics - January 24, 11:30-1:00PM - Anschutz Medical Campus - Health Sciences Library, Teaching Lab 2 - 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.

Media in the Online Classroom (Webinar) - January 26, 1:00-2:00PM - Webinar - Zoom - Click here to register
oin 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!​

Canvas Open Lab - January 31, 10:00-12:00PM - Anschutz Medical Campus - Health Sciences Library, Teaching Lab 2 - 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 answer questions, and help you get your course up to speed and top-notch! (Open to both faculty and staff)

February


Using & Editing Imades for the Online Classroom - February 2, 11:30-1:00PM - Downtown - Lawrence Street Center, Room 1300D - Click here to register​
Description coming soon! Lunch will be provided.

Online Skills Mastery - February (10 week) - February 5- April 15 - Canvas - Click here to register

This is a 10-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.


Techsmith Relay Training (Webinar)
 - February 9, 11:00-12:00PM - 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.

Creating Student Projects with Media- February 16, 11:30-1:00PM - Downtown - Lawrence Street Center, Room 1300D - Click here to register​
Description coming soon! Lunch will be provided.

Online Teaching Strategies Workshop - February 23, 11:30-1:00PM - Downtown - Lawrence Street Center, Room 1300D - Click here to register

What is the experience of students in your online course? Creating quality learner experience is often viewed through the lens of “presence” - social presence, teaching presence, and cognitive presence. What do these mean for your instruction? What is the practical application in your online course? 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.​


March


Media in the Online Classroom (Webinar) - March 9, 1:00-2:00PM - Webinar - Zoom - Click here to register
oin 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!​

Techsmith Relay Training (Webinar) - March 30, 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.

April​


Creating Student Projects with Media- April 13, 11:30-1:00PM - Downtown - Lawrence Street Center, Room 1300D - Click here to register​
Description coming soon! Lunch will be provided.

May


CU ONLINE SPRING SYMPOSIUM:  Wednesday May 16 

This year's event will be held at the CU South Denver location. Stay tuned for more details! 


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 >

 

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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