Upcoming Events

28
May

Use Video Effectively in Teaching

Workshop/Training

This workshop will help you enhance your teaching with video.

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Online/Virtual |
28
May

CIDI Workshop - AI in Teaching: Prompt Engineering for Optimal Results

Workshop/Training

This workshop assumes you have a basic understanding of generative AI and are ready to use it to design content and interactive activities and help your students do the same. We will review and demonstrate several documented techniques and frameworks for prompting and interacting with generative AI tools to get desirable results.

10:00 am - 11:00 am | Online/Virtual |
28
May

CIDI Workshop - Digital Badging Using Canvas Credentials (previously Badgr)

Workshop/Training

Digital badges are sometimes called microcredentials. They can be awarded to students for various accomplishments and then shared by students on social media and elsewhere as an indicator of their accomplishment or competence. Canvas has an integrated digital badging tool called Canvas Credentials (previously called Badgr). This workshop addresses how to create, award, and track digital badges.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Online/Virtual |
30
May

Advanced Zoom

Workshop/Training

Learn about advanced Zoom options, such as breakout rooms, polls, and using multiple monitors.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Online/Virtual |
30
May

Writing Outcomes for Assessment

Workshop/Training

Writing concise outcomes to be used to measure mastery through assessment in your courses.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Online/Virtual |
31
May

CIDI Workshop - Publishing Open Textbooks with Pressbooks

Workshop/Training

Pressbooks is an open e-book authoring and publishing platform available to USU teachers and students. It integrates with Canvas and allows teachers and students to discover, use, and adapt existing open educational content or author and publish new content. Learn how to use and create Pressbooks content for your course.

9:30 am - 10:30 am | Online/Virtual |
04
Jun

CIDI Workshop - Designing Assessment for Learning

Workshop/Training

This workshop will help you create or re-design assessment to align with your overall course goals.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Online/Virtual |
05
Jun

CIDI Workshop - Publishing Open Textbooks with Pressbooks

Workshop/Training

Pressbooks is an open e-book authoring and publishing platform available to USU teachers and students. It integrates with Canvas and allows teachers and students to discover, use, and adapt existing open educational content or author and publish new content. Learn how to use and create Pressbooks content for your course.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Online/Virtual |
10
Jun

CIDI Workshop - Digital Badging Using Canvas Credentials (previously Badgr)

Workshop/Training

Digital badges are sometimes called microcredentials. They can be awarded to students for various accomplishments and then shared by students on social media and elsewhere as an indicator of their accomplishment or competence. Canvas has an integrated digital badging tool called Canvas Credentials (previously called Badgr). This workshop addresses how to create, award, and track digital badges.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Online/Virtual |
10
Jun

CIDI Workshop - New Quizzes in Canvas

Workshop/Training

Learn how to leverage New Quizzes in Canvas to create a more dynamic assessment experience. This workshop will include New Quizzes creation, question types, settings, moderating, and editing. Changes to the workshop curriculum can be made based on instructor experience.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Online/Virtual |
11
Jun

Running Secure Exams in Canvas

Workshop/Training

This workshop addresses how to create exams in Canvas, plus tools and methods for protecting quiz content and ensuring academic integrity when in-person proctoring isn't an option. (Includes discussion of Proctorio, question banks, time limits, question design, and more.)

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Online/Virtual |
11
Jun

CIDI Workshop - Advanced Lecture Recording: Real-time Audio/Video Mixing with OBS Studio

Workshop/Training | Affiliated Events

Learn to actively switch from camera to desktop (or both) as you record your lecture from your home or office. Incorporate motion graphics and more without a lot of post-production editing. This workshop focuses on using Open Broadcaster Software (OBS Studio), a free program for video recording and live streaming, create more professional lectures.

10:00 am - 11:00 am | Online/Virtual |
11
Jun

CIDI Workshop - Teaching Classes in Zoom

Workshop/Training

Learn how to plan, begin, and successfully teach a class over Zoom. This workshop focuses less on Zoom functionality and more on teaching strategies for keeping students engaged and minimizing distractions when teaching in real-time, remotely.

10:30 am - 11:30 am | Online/Virtual |
12
Jun

CIDI Workshop - AI in Teaching: Application Examples

Workshop/Training

This workshop provides step-by-step examples of using generative AI for the following applications: 1) lesson plans, 2) discussion topics, 3) assignment feedback, 4) assessment questions, 5) role play scenarios, 6) Images (time permitting). By focusing on specific examples, attendees will be able to follow the same steps in their own course AI implementations, or identify ways to adapt examples to fit their unique needs.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Online/Virtual |
24
Jun

Enhance your Canvas Course with Design Plus

Workshop/Training

USU Design Tools is now Design Plus. This new version of the popular formatting tools for Canvas makes it easy to add a consistent look and feel to your course and enhance the visual appeal of the homepage, content pages, and assignments. You can improve the look of tables, add borders to pictures, insert dividing lines on pages, and much more!

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Online/Virtual |
24
Jun

Advanced Zoom

Workshop/Training

Learn about advanced Zoom options, such as breakout rooms, polls, and using multiple monitors.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Online/Virtual |
25
Jun

CIDI Workshop - How to Quickly Create a Beautiful Canvas Course

Workshop/Training

Design Tools for Canvas allows you to rapidly stylize and build out your Canvas course, allowing you to focus more time on planning engaging content and learning activities in your course.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Online/Virtual |
01
Jul

CIDI Workshop - Advanced Lecture Recording: Real-time Audio/Video Mixing with OBS Studio

Workshop/Training

Learn to actively switch from camera to desktop (or both) as you record your lecture from your home or office. Incorporate motion graphics and more without a lot of post-production editing. This workshop focuses on using Open Broadcaster Software (OBS Studio), a free program for video recording and live streaming, create more professional lectures.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Online/Virtual |
02
Jul

CIDI Workshop - New Quizzes in Canvas

Workshop/Training

Learn how to leverage New Quizzes in Canvas to create a more dynamic assessment experience. This workshop will include New Quizzes creation, question types, settings, moderating, and editing. Changes to the workshop curriculum can be made based on instructor experience.

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Online/Virtual |
02
Jul

CIDI Workshop - Building Interactive Learning Activities with Atomic Assessments

Workshop/Training

Atomic Assessments provide 65 question types with multiple delivery and feedback options. They can be embedded nearly anywhere in Canvas, for practice or for points. Options abound for math and science. See how to create the interactive lessons you've longed to provide your students.

10:00 am - 11:00 am | Online/Virtual |
05
Jul

CIDI Workshop - Improving Online Discussions

Workshop/Training

Help your online students get to know each other and interact with you better. Connect your students to each other through thoughtfully designed discussion boards, peer reviews, and group projects. Use techniques to speed up your feedback process when grading.

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Online/Virtual |
09
Jul

How to Quickly Create a Beautiful Canvas Course

Workshop/Training

Design Tools for Canvas allows you to rapidly stylize and build out your Canvas course, allowing you to focus more time on planning engaging content and learning activities in your course.

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Online/Virtual |
12
Jul

CIDI Workshop - Enhance your Canvas Course with Design Plus

Workshop/Training

USU Design Tools is now Design Plus. This new version of the popular formatting tools for Canvas makes it easy to add a consistent look and feel to your course and enhance the visual appeal of the homepage, content pages, and assignments. You can improve the look of tables, add borders to pictures, insert dividing lines on pages, and much more!

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Online/Virtual |
12
Jul

CIDI Workshop - Building Interactive Learning Activities with Atomic Assessments

Workshop/Training

Atomic Assessments provide 65 question types with multiple delivery and feedback options. They can be embedded nearly anywhere in Canvas, for practice or for points. Options abound for math and science. See how to create the interactive lessons you've longed to provide your students.

10:00 am - 11:00 am | Online/Virtual |
15
Jul

CIDI Workshop - How to Quickly Create a Beautiful Canvas Course

Workshop/Training

Design Tools for Canvas allows you to rapidly stylize and build out your Canvas course, allowing you to focus more time on planning engaging content and learning activities in your course.

10:30 am - 11:30 am | Online/Virtual |
16
Jul

CIDI Workshop - AI in Teaching: Basics and Opportunities

Workshop/Training

In this workshop, we discuss the basics of generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT, MS Copilot, Dall-E, etc., as they pertain to higher education. Specifically, we'll seek to address how they work and ways teachers can choose to approach them in their classes. We'll discuss syllabus language, AI detection tools, and ways to encourage students to think critically, use AI responsibly, and demonstrate their own capabilities. We'll also share some ideas and examples of AI as a teaching tool.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Online/Virtual |
17
Jul

CIDI Workshop - Importing and Updating Your Course for the New Semester

Workshop/Training

This workshop addresses how to copy content from one semester's course to another, update due dates and settings, check for problems, and make additional enhancements.

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Online/Virtual |
18
Jul

CIDI Workshop - Improving Online Discussions

Workshop/Training

Help your online students get to know each other and interact with you better. Connect your students to each other through thoughtfully designed discussion boards, peer reviews, and group projects. Use techniques to speed up your feedback process when grading.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Online/Virtual |
18
Jul

Getting Started in Zoom

Workshop/Training

Learn the basics of Zoom, including scheduling, recording, managing settings, and making a good learning environment for your students.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Online/Virtual |
23
Jul

Importing and Updating Your Course for the New Semester

Workshop/Training

This workshop addresses how to copy content from one semester's course to another, update due dates and settings, check for problems, and make additional enhancements.

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Online/Virtual |
23
Jul

CIDI Workshop - Grading in Canvas

Workshop/Training

Grading is the most important thing to get right in Canvas. To help, this workshop covers: * The basic logic of Canvas grading, with assignments and assignment groups. * Using the SpeedGrader and rubrics * Assignment rules and assignment weighting * Showing and hiding grades * Late work policies * Extra credit scenarios * Pushing grades to Banner * Grades from third-party tools and content (Time permitting) * Outcomes (Time permitting)

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Online/Virtual |
23
Jul

CIDI Workshop - AI in Teaching: Prompt Engineering for Optimal Results

Workshop/Training

This workshop assumes you have a basic understanding of generative AI and are ready to use it to design content and interactive activities and help your students do the same. We will review and demonstrate several documented techniques and frameworks for prompting and interacting with generative AI tools to get desirable results.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Online/Virtual |
01
Aug

CIDI Workshop - AI in Teaching: Basics and Opportunities

Workshop/Training

In this workshop, we discuss the basics of generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT, MS Copilot, Dall-E, etc., as they pertain to higher education. Specifically, we'll seek to address how they work and ways teachers can choose to approach them in their classes. We'll discuss syllabus language, AI detection tools, and ways to encourage students to think critically, use AI responsibly, and demonstrate their own capabilities. We'll also share some ideas and examples of AI as a teaching tool.

10:00 am - 11:00 am | Online/Virtual |
01
Aug

Teaching Classes in Zoom

Workshop/Training

Learn how to plan, begin, and successfully teach a class over Zoom. This workshop focuses less on Zoom functionality and more on teaching strategies for keeping students engaged and minimizing distractions when teaching in real-time, remotely.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Online/Virtual |
05
Aug

CIDI Workshop - Importing and Updating Your Course for the New Semester

Workshop/Training

This workshop addresses how to copy content from one semester's course to another, update due dates and settings, check for problems, and make additional enhancements.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Online/Virtual |
09
Aug

CIDI Workshop - Editing 2+ Courses in one Place with Canvas Blueprints

Workshop/Training

Canvas allows a teacher to create a "blueprint" course, where updates can be made just once and then synced to several associated courses. This can greatly ease the management of multiple versions of the same class. This workshop shows how to use and effectively manage blueprint courses.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Online/Virtual |
12
Aug

CIDI Workshop - Building Interactive Learning Activities with Atomic Assessments

Workshop/Training

Atomic Assessments provide 65 question types with multiple delivery and feedback options. They can be embedded nearly anywhere in Canvas, for practice or for points. Options abound for math and science. See how to create the interactive lessons you've longed to provide your students.

9:30 am - 10:30 am | Online/Virtual |
12
Aug

CIDI Workshop - Managing and Editing Lecture Recordings

Workshop/Training

With all the recordings you have probably been creating lately, your MyMedia account may be in need of some attention. This workshop will take you through the first steps to becoming a media master: learn how to tag and add descriptions to your recordings to make them more easily searchable, discover the power of playlists, and become familiar with the basic editing tools that are available through MyMedia.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Online/Virtual |
12
Aug

CIDI Workshop - Importing and Updating Your Course for the New Semester

Workshop/Training

This workshop addresses how to copy content from one semester's course to another, update due dates and settings, check for problems, and make additional enhancements.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Online/Virtual |
12
Aug

CIDI Workshop - Getting Started in Zoom

Workshop/Training

Learn the basics of Zoom, including scheduling, recording, managing settings, and making a good learning environment for your students.

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Online/Virtual |
13
Aug

CIDI Workshop - Teaching Hybrid Classes

Workshop/Training

A hybrid class replaces some synchronous teaching time with asynchronous learning. It involves both the development of quality online content and interactions and the effective use of live class time. This workshop addresses tips for success in both the online and live components of a hybrid class.

10:00 am - 11:00 am | Online/Virtual |
13
Aug

CIDI Workshop - AI in Teaching: Basics and Opportunities

Workshop/Training

In this workshop, we discuss the basics of generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT, MS Copilot, Dall-E, etc., as they pertain to higher education. Specifically, we'll seek to address how they work and ways teachers can choose to approach them in their classes. We'll discuss syllabus language, AI detection tools, and ways to encourage students to think critically, use AI responsibly, and demonstrate their own capabilities. We'll also share some ideas and examples of AI as a teaching tool.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Online/Virtual |
13
Aug

CIDI Workshop - Teaching Connect Classes

Workshop/Training

Best practices and tools to use while broadcast teaching. Topics will vary based on attendees and their needs.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Online/Virtual |
13
Aug

CIDI Workshop - Advanced Lecture Recording: Real-time Audio/Video Mixing with OBS Studio

Workshop/Training

Learn to actively switch from camera to desktop (or both) as you record your lecture from your home or office. Incorporate motion graphics and more without a lot of post-production editing. This workshop focuses on using Open Broadcaster Software (OBS Studio), a free program for video recording and live streaming, create more professional lectures.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Online/Virtual |
15
Aug

CIDI Workshop - Getting Started With Canvas

Workshop/Training

This workshop covers signing in, creating assignments and setting up the gradebook, using modules, pages, and files, and updating profile and notification settings. Topics are subject to change based on the experience of attendees and what is needed.

10:00 am - 11:00 am | Online/Virtual |
15
Aug

CIDI Workshop - Teaching Online Classes

Workshop/Training

Learn how to set up an online course in Canvas using a Canvas template. This workshop addresses the process of beginning with a course map, importing a Canvas template, and then developing and organizing course materials into modules.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Online/Virtual |
15
Aug

CIDI Workshop - Getting Started With Canvas

Workshop/Training

This workshop covers signing in, creating assignments and setting up the gradebook, using modules, pages, and files, and updating profile and notification settings. Topics are subject to change based on the experience of attendees and what is needed.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Online/Virtual |
15
Aug

CIDI Workshop - AI in Teaching: Prompt Engineering for Optimal Results

Workshop/Training

This workshop assumes you have a basic understanding of generative AI and are ready to use it to design content and interactive activities and help your students do the same. We will review and demonstrate several documented techniques and frameworks for prompting and interacting with generative AI tools to get desirable results.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Online/Virtual |
16
Aug

CIDI Workshop - What's New in Canvas?

Workshop/Training

This workshop will walk through new features in Canvas and how to utilize them in your courses.

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Online/Virtual |
16
Aug

CIDI Workshop - Teaching Connect Classes

Workshop/Training

Best practices and tools to use while broadcast teaching. Topics will vary based on attendees and their needs.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Online/Virtual |
16
Aug

CIDI Workshop - AI in Teaching: Application Examples

Workshop/Training

This workshop provides step-by-step examples of using generative AI for the following applications: 1) lesson plans, 2) discussion topics, 3) assignment feedback, 4) assessment questions, 5) role play scenarios, 6) Images (time permitting). By focusing on specific examples, attendees will be able to follow the same steps in their own course AI implementations, or identify ways to adapt examples to fit their unique needs.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Online/Virtual |
19
Aug

Advanced Zoom

Workshop/Training

Learn about advanced Zoom options, such as breakout rooms, polls, and using multiple monitors.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Online/Virtual |
19
Aug

CIDI Workshop - AI in Teaching: Basics and Opportunities

Workshop/Training

In this workshop, we discuss the basics of generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT, MS Copilot, Dall-E, etc., as they pertain to higher education. Specifically, we'll seek to address how they work and ways teachers can choose to approach them in their classes. We'll discuss syllabus language, AI detection tools, and ways to encourage students to think critically, use AI responsibly, and demonstrate their own capabilities. We'll also share some ideas and examples of AI as a teaching tool.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Online/Virtual |
20
Aug

CIDI Workshop - AI in Teaching: Application Examples

Workshop/Training

This workshop provides step-by-step examples of using generative AI for the following applications: 1) lesson plans, 2) discussion topics, 3) assignment feedback, 4) assessment questions, 5) role play scenarios, 6) Images (time permitting). By focusing on specific examples, attendees will be able to follow the same steps in their own course AI implementations, or identify ways to adapt examples to fit their unique needs.

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Online/Virtual |
20
Aug

CIDI Workshop - New Quizzes in Canvas

Workshop/Training

Learn how to leverage New Quizzes in Canvas to create a more dynamic assessment experience. This workshop will include New Quizzes creation, question types, settings, moderating, and editing. Changes to the workshop curriculum can be made based on instructor experience.

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Online/Virtual |
20
Aug

CIDI Workshop - Importing and Updating Your Course for the New Semester

Workshop/Training

This workshop addresses how to copy content from one semester's course to another, update due dates and settings, check for problems, and make additional enhancements.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Online/Virtual |
20
Aug

CIDI Workshop - Creating Usable, Accessible Courses

Workshop/Training

Learn quick and easy practical tips to make sure your content more usable and easy to learn for the students in your course. In this workshop we will go over how to 1) get rid of extra content and simplify navigation, 2) get rid of broken links and make sure your content is published, 3) embed and caption your videos to make them more usable for everyone, and 4) provide content in user-friendly formats that work well on mobile devices.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Online/Virtual |
20
Aug

CIDI Workshop - Introduction to Social Annotation with Hypothes.is

Workshop/Training

This workshop will share how teachers are using annotation-powered reading to help students develop foundational academic skills like deep reading and persuasive writing.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Online/Virtual |
21
Aug

CIDI Workshop - How to Quickly Create a Beautiful Canvas Course

Workshop/Training

Design Tools for Canvas allows you to rapidly stylize and build out your Canvas course, allowing you to focus more time on planning engaging content and learning activities in your course.

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Online/Virtual |
21
Aug

CIDI Workshop - Editing 2+ Courses in one Place with Canvas Blueprints

Workshop/Training

Canvas allows a teacher to create a "blueprint" course, where updates can be made just once and then synced to several associated courses. This can greatly ease the management of multiple versions of the same class. This workshop shows how to use and effectively manage blueprint courses.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Online/Virtual |
21
Aug

CIDI Workshop - Importing and Updating Your Course for the New Semester

Workshop/Training

This workshop addresses how to copy content from one semester's course to another, update due dates and settings, check for problems, and make additional enhancements.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Online/Virtual |
21
Aug

CIDI Workshop - Teaching Online Classes

Workshop/Training

Learn how to set up an online course in Canvas using a Canvas template. This workshop addresses the process of beginning with a course map, importing a Canvas template, and then developing and organizing course materials into modules.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Online/Virtual |
22
Aug

CIDI Workshop - Introduction to Social Annotation with Hypothes.is

Workshop/Training

This workshop will share how teachers are using annotation-powered reading to help students develop foundational academic skills like deep reading and persuasive writing.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Online/Virtual |
22
Aug

CIDI Workshop - Teaching Connect Classes

Workshop/Training

Best practices and tools to use while broadcast teaching. Topics will vary based on attendees and their needs.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Online/Virtual |
30
Aug

CIDI Workshop - Getting Started With Canvas

Workshop/Training

This workshop covers signing in, creating assignments and setting up the gradebook, using modules, pages, and files, and updating profile and notification settings. Topics are subject to change based on the experience of attendees and what is needed.

9:30 am - 10:30 am | Online/Virtual |
05
Sep

CIDI Workshop - Introduction to Social Annotation with Hypothes.is

Workshop/Training

This workshop will share how teachers are using annotation-powered reading to help students develop foundational academic skills like deep reading and persuasive writing.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Online/Virtual |
10
Sep

CIDI Workshop - What's New in Canvas?

Workshop/Training

This workshop will walk through new features in Canvas and how to utilize them in your courses.

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Online/Virtual |
19
Sep

CIDI Workshop - Introduction to Social Annotation with Hypothes.is

Workshop/Training

This workshop will share how teachers are using annotation-powered reading to help students develop foundational academic skills like deep reading and persuasive writing.

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Online/Virtual |
25
Sep

CIDI Workshop - Introduction to Social Annotation with Hypothes.is

Workshop/Training

This workshop will share how teachers are using annotation-powered reading to help students develop foundational academic skills like deep reading and persuasive writing.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Online/Virtual |
10
Oct

CIDI Workshop - Introduction to Social Annotation with Hypothes.is

Workshop/Training

This workshop will share how teachers are using annotation-powered reading to help students develop foundational academic skills like deep reading and persuasive writing.

10:30 am - 11:30 am | Online/Virtual |
12
Nov

CIDI Workshop - Running Secure Exams in Canvas

Workshop/Training

This workshop addresses how to create exams in Canvas, plus tools and methods for protecting quiz content and ensuring academic integrity when in-person proctoring isn't an option. (Includes discussion of Proctorio, question banks, time limits, question design, and more.)

10:30 am - 11:30 am | Online/Virtual |
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