A Discussion Series on Innovative Online & Remote Teaching

The college has launched a weekly discussion series in summer 2020 that explores best practices for distance and online teaching. Each seminar, hosted by Professor William Kuskin, will feature a CU Engineering guest giving a short presentation on a concept, followed by open discussion.

In addition to the faculty-led seminars, Going the Distance will include virtual office hours from Continuing Education's Learning Design Group and "Tech Fridays," an hourlong instructional design support session. All sessions will be recorded and archived for later review.

The goal for this series is to realize the moment as an exciting opportunity for innovation. Our hope is that we’ll hear exciting ideas and then have a chance to talk together about them every week. Participate as much as you like.

Interested in contining the conversation campuswide? Join CU Boulder's Online Instructor Round Table Team on Microsoft Teams.


Canvas Community Course & Cartridges

The college is now offering a Community Course on Canvas to guide instructors through the program and provide basic, intermediate and advanced cartridges, or pre-formatted templates, to give instructors an advantage in building their own Canvas courses. The Community Course will be refined over time in response to faculty feedback. Questions may be directed to william.kuskin@colorado.edu.

View the course welcome video:

William Kuskin in Canvas Course Welcome video

To access the course:

  1. Use the Create a Course directions to request your Canvas course(s). Note: it is recommended you use Chrome to submit your request.
  2. Everyone should have a sandbox course. Check in your unpublished course list to see if you have one. If you do not have one and would like a sandbox course where you can practice and experiment, submit the Sandbox Course Request form.
  3. Enroll in the CEAS Community Course to get access to the templates, tutorials and other resources. Note: it is recommended you use Chrome to enroll.

Upcoming Events

July 27: “What’s Your Plan? A CEAS Symposium on Online and Remote Teaching”

Save the afternoon of July 27 for a four-hour symposium on preparing for the fall semester. The virtual event will feature a plenary, roundtable discussions on a variety of topics, and a summary. Contact william.kuskin@colorado.edu with input on topics you’d like to see covered.


Instructor Seminars | Mondays, 11:30-12:30

Join via Zoom


Virtual Office Hours with Continuing Education's Learning Design Group

Need help getting your summer course ready? Sign up to attend Zoom virtual office hours with instructional designers from Continuing Education's Learning Design Group. Get help with Canvas, Zoom, recording lectures, etc. Can’t attend? Email ldg@colorado.edu if you have questions or would like to schedule a one-to-one meeting. 

Join via Zoom

Please sign up in advance (must be logged into Google with your Identikey email address) so you can let us know if you have questions about specific topics.    

  • Thursday, June 18, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 25, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, July 1, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 2, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
  • Wednesday, July 8, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, July 9, 10 a.m to 11:30 a.m. 
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, July 16, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, July 23, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
  • Wednesday, July 29, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, July 30, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Tech Fridays | Fridays, 11:30-1

One hour of instructional design support with William Kuskin and Donna Hall. 

Join via Zoom

Topics will include: 


What's Next?

Send questions and suggestions for future topics to william.kuskin@colorado.edu.