Winter 2020-21 Events
Tuesday, January 5, through Friday, January 8
1:00 to 3:00 pm daily
If you or a colleague missed our summer or fall workshops, now's your chance to join us! ASSETT’s Strategic Course Design Workshops provide a comprehensive and accessible introduction to developing a range of technology-enhanced learning experiences. The training will be offered in a hybrid format that combines daily virtual meetings with hands-on application. We will emphasize transitioning from face-to-face teaching to remote delivery, providing a foundation of pedagogy, technical skills, and research-informed practices that can be used flexibly to support fully online courses, hybrid offerings, and/or emergency remote teaching.
Advance registration is required, and enrollment is limited to 25 participants. These workshops often fill up quickly, so register today to save your spot!
Session repeats on the following dates:
Monday, December 14, 1:00 to 2:15 pm
Monday, January 11, 2:30 to 3:45 pm
Tuesday, January 12, 3:30 to 4:45 pm
Jump-start your spring teaching by quickly and efficiently designing your Canvas course site! During this interactive, hands-on session, your facilitators will introduce best practices for structuring online or remote courses. They will then guide you step-by-step to build the framework for your Canvas site using the Cidi Labs Multitool and Design Tools. In just over one hour, you will create a home page, populate pages with pre-designed content blocks, develop a module template, and rapidly duplicate your module design for each unit of your course.
Facilitated by Joy Adams, ASSETT Teaching & Learning Consultant, and Jacob Henry, OIT Learning Technology Consultant.
Fall 2020 Events
Thursday, November 17
2:30 to 3:30 pm
Please note: You will need to be logged into Zoom with CU credentials to access this workshop.
Beth Osnes, Associate Professor in the Theater Department, and Nii Armah Soweh, Senior Instructor in the Dance Department, have created the Community Performance Toolbox, a repository of performance-based games, activities and exercises that is open access. In this workshop, students from Beth’s Performance for Community Engagement class will train instructors on activities that they have designed specifically for Zoom classes.
This workshop is for instructors of any subject and any class size. These simple, brief, and fun activities are designed to promote student bonding within an online platform and energize the onscreen experience. They can be used for great opening activities or a refreshing brain break to reboot energy mid-way through a class. After experiencing them for yourself, you'll learn how to facilitate them in your own classes.
Thanks to the Center for Teaching and Learning for hosting this event and to ASSETT for support.
Wednesday, November 11
View meeting details and Zoom link
In this session, we’ll dive headfirst into an open-ended dialogue about the many meanings of failure for stakeholders in higher ed innovation initiatives. Led in the spirit of a knowledge-sharing salon, we’ll explore topics ranging from risk-taking and institutional safety-nets to failing without failing students, to name a few. Since inclusion and diversity work calls us to start with ourselves, come prepared to share your own stories of failure (or being failed) and the course corrections (or not) arising from your experience. Diverse voices and divergent stories are welcome and encouraged at this session, which will provide a safe, protected space in which to share. Facilitated by Jacie Moriyama and Blair Young, ASSETT.
ASSETT’s Course Design Workshops provide a comprehensive and accessible introduction to developing a range of technology-enhanced learning experiences. In response to high demand driven by COVID-19 mitigation, we are offering three fully asynchronous workshops during the fall 2020 semester. We will emphasize transitioning from face-to-face teaching to remote delivery, providing a foundation of pedagogy, technical skills, and research-informed practices that can be used flexibly to support fully online courses, hybrid offerings, and/or emergency remote teaching.
Each cohort of learners will have two weeks to review materials, watch videos from our synchronous summer workshops, and complete hands-on activities to practice what you have learned, all at your own pace. You will have the unique experience of participating in a Canvas-based course from a student's perspective, and you will receive personalized feedback from a facilitator on your submissions. Everyone who completes all assigned activities before the end of the workshop will receive a letter documenting their participation, for inclusion in your FRPA report or professional portfolio.
Workshops will be conducted during the following dates:
August 24 to September 13
September 28 to October 11
October 26 to November 8
To ensure we can provide customized support and timely feedback, each cohort is limited to 25 participants. This opportunity is open to any member of the CU Boulder community with instructional responsibilities, including graduate students.
During the first week of fall classes, ASSETT staff will conduct drop-in office hours via Zoom, to provide pedagogical support for teaching with technology. (Please see the link above for information about Canvas-specific training opportunities.)
Staff will be available on the following dates:
- Monday, August 24, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
- Monday, August 24, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
- Tuesday, August 25, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
- Tuesday, August 25, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
- Wednesday, August 26, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
- Thursday, August 27, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
- Friday, August 28, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
- Friday, August 28, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
- Friday, August 28, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
To join a session, use this Zoom link: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/3037353813. Advance registration is NOT required.