Technology Workshops

professor looking at computerGraduate Teacher Program Technology Workshop Series
All workshops count toward GTP certificate requirements.
All graduate students, undergraduate teaching & learning assistants, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff are welcome at GTP events and activities.
For further information, please call 303-492-4902.

Technology Workshop Archives

Fall:  2013,  201220112010

Spring: 20132012,   2011

SPRING 2014 Schedule 

Tuesdays 11:00-Noon, ATLAS 200

Please plan on bringing your laptop to the workshops for hands-on learning.

 January 21             Writing Your Teaching Portfolio

Laura L. B. Border, Director Graduate Teacher Program 

This workshop will cover the essential components of an effective teaching portfolio and also discuss the pros and cons of e-portfolios.

January 28             Collaborating in Google Drive

Cory Pavicich, Academic Technology Consultant, Office of Information Technology 

This workshop will start with the basics of accessing and using Google Drive and then move into intermediate features for current instructional users. Topics will include using apps beyond Google Documents (forms, drawings, etc) as well as Google Drive for desktop file sharing and classroom collaboration.

Cory's Presentation Outline is available here.

February 4             Teaching with Google Apps and D2L

Brad Grabham, Academic Technology Consultant, Office of Information Technology 

We will discuss how to integrate the Google Apps for Education service into D2L; how Google Sites can be used with D2L, expanding the customization options for your homepage; how the Google Drive tool can be used to manage a more collaborative experience for students; and looking forward to social sharing, on-the-fly video conferencing, and just-in-time learning with Google+.

February 11          Feedback and Rubrics in Turnitin

Courtney Fell, Academic Technology Consultant, Office of Information Technology 

Turnitin is a plagiarism detection tool, but it offers other features for student feedback in Desire2Learn. It can be used to comment on students’ papers, drag and drop quickmarks to indicate common errors, leave audio feedback, and create rubrics to demystify the grading process. We will also explore other rubric categories and descriptions. 

February 18           Get Your Research Organized: Using Citation Managers

Alexander Watkins, Art & Architecture Librarian, Norlin Libraries 

Writing papers, creating resource lists, and citing works can be mind numbing. Mr. Watkins discusses and demonstrates a variety of citation managers and makes recommendations for how and when to use them.

February 25         Using Prezi in the Classroom

Amanda Seal McAndrew, Senior Teaching & Learning Consultant, ASSETT 

Are you interested in trying something different for your class presentations? Prezi offers a non-linear, web-based format for delivering engaging presentations. This session will review the pedagogical uses and provide practical hands-on instruction in Prezi.

March 4                  Using Evernote to Manage Your Stuff

Mark Werner, Associate Director, Office of Information Technology 

Evernote is a free system available on browsers and mobile devices that bills itself as the tool to capture anything, access it anywhere, and find it fast. In this session, the presenter will demonstrate several of Evernote’s features for managing texts, sounds, images, and handwriting.Those features could 

March 18              What you need to know about Web Grading & D2L

Brad Grabham, Academic Technology Consultant, Office of Information Technology 

Susan Dorsey, Assistant Registrar for Enrollment Services, Office of Registrar

Many instructors experience frustration when posting grades at the end of the semester, especially when trying to port those grades from D2L into Web Grading. In this workshop, you will learn a few best practices to simplify the process of grading -- from D2L through final posting in the Web Grading system. Learning objectives include: exporting course grades out of D2L, customizing the exported file, importing the grades file into the Web Grading system, entering grades directly into Web Grading (for those who do not use D2L), and completing the posting. Even if you do not use D2L, you will get helpful tips for posting your course grades accurately and completely.