Wayne State University

Upcoming Events

If you're having trouble registering for an event, give us a call at (313) 577-0001 or email OTL@wayne.edu. We'll make sure your name is added to the list.

Events

Designing Courses for Significant Learning
Will you be designing a new course or enhancing a current one? Join colleagues for an extended workshop to learn about and apply Integrated Course Design, a framework to articulate and incorporate deeper facets of learning into your course. We also explore strategies of educative assessments to improve students learning and ways to enhance their performance with high quality feedback. In addition, we discuss active learning techniques that most appropriately fit your course, your students, and the learning tasks. Click here to register.
December 11, 2017 at 9:30 am
Canvas Basics
Would you like to learn about CANVAS or how to use it to facilitate your class? Join colleagues to discuss how to: set up your CANVAS course site; navigate, organize and manage materials; and access available CANVAS features to get you started. The session will be hands on, bring a laptop or we will provide one. Click here to register. 
December 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Canvas Basics
Would you like to learn about CANVAS or how to use it to facilitate your class? Join colleagues to discuss how to: set up your CANVAS course site; navigate, organize and manage materials; and access available CANVAS features to get you started. The session will be hands on, bring a laptop or we will provide one. Click  here  to register. 
December 12, 2017 at 9:30 am
Creating Course Videos
Are you interested in considering how brief videos can help you communicate more efficiently and warmly with your students? Join colleagues to discuss the pedagogical benefits of using brief videos and learn to create your own! You will leave this session with new ideas about and the resources to create brief videos for the course(s) you are teaching. Click here to register.
December 12, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Preparing a Teaching Portfolio for the Academic Job Market (for GTAs)
Will you be looking for a teaching-related academic position this spring? Would you benefit from tips on how to organize a brief teaching demonstration, prepare a philosophy of teaching statement, and compile a teaching portfolio? Join graduate student and postdoctoral colleagues for this highly interactive workshop and be better prepared for the teaching and learning-related aspects of the academic job market. Click here to register. 
December 13, 2017 at 9:30 am
Designing Your Course in Canvas
Will you be designing a new hybrid or online course? Join colleagues to learn how to build a course module for your course in Canvas. We will focus on how to organize a hybrid or online course, how to select the appropriate Canvas features for engaging students, to conclude with building a course module for your hybrid or online course. Click here to register. 
December 13, 2017 at 11:00 am
Pedagogy Journal Club
Doctoral Students and Postdoctoral Fellows: Are you looking for ideas to engage your students or expand your preparation to teach? The Office for Teaching & Learning (OTL) Pedagogy Journal Club demonstrates how to identify and implement evidence-based teaching methods. Participants engage in discussions of research-based articles related to pedagogy at the university level. We explore pedagogical applications, strategies and techniques; and consider how you might implement them in your courses, even if youre not currently teaching. The OTL provides lunch for this interactive group discussion. Click here to register.
December 13, 2017 at 12:30 pm
Getting Started with Camtasia Studio
Getting Started with Camtasia Studio: From Planning to Publishing Would you like to make your video lectures more exciting and keep students actively engaged? Join colleagues in this two-hour workshop to learn the basics of recording, editing and publishing a video using Camtasia Studio 8. Topics include project setup, recording audio, basic editing techniques, adding special effects, and packaging and distributing a video. Participants will practice using Camtasia Studio 8 to record, edit, and publish a brief lecture that includes an interactive component. Click here to register.
December 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Introduction to Hybrid & Online Teaching
Are you new to hybrid or online teaching? Would you like to learn more about the unique characteristics of hybrid and online teaching and learning? Join colleagues to discuss the critical differences between hybrid, online, and traditional courses, including faculty and student expectations, role adjustments, and course design and evaluation. You will leave this session with frameworks for getting started in hybrid and online course development. Click here to register.
December 14, 2017 at 10:00 am
Canvas Basics
Would you like to learn about CANVAS or how to use it to facilitate your class? Join colleagues to discuss how to: set up your CANVAS course site; navigate, organize and manage materials; and access available CANVAS features to get you started. The session will be hands on, bring a laptop or we will provide one. Click  here  to register. 
December 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm
Canvas Basics
Would you like to learn about CANVAS or how to use it to facilitate your class? Join colleagues to discuss how to: set up your CANVAS course site; navigate, organize and manage materials; and access available CANVAS features to get you started. The session will be hands on, bring a laptop or we will provide one. Click  here  to register. 
December 14, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Graduate Student Writing Retreat
The WSU Graduate School sponsors a monthly writing retreat hosted by the Office for Teaching and Learning (OTL) for doctoral students. The retreat offers a quiet, comfortable space to make progress on your dissertation or other scholarly writing projects. You could build an outline, sort notes, organize, edit, draft, or continue works in-progress. The OTL will provide space, laptops upon request, coffee breaks, and lunch. University Libraries' staff (e.g., liaison librarians, digital publishing) will be available to assist you in locating and accessing resources, identifying publishing venues, and provide support for citation management applications. Faculty volunteers will also be...
December 15, 2017 at 9:00 am
Canvas Basics
Would you like to learn about CANVAS or how to use it to facilitate your class? Join colleagues to discuss how to: set up your CANVAS course site; navigate, organize and manage materials; and access available CANVAS features to get you started. The session will be hands on, bring a laptop or we will provide one. Click  here  to register. 
December 18, 2017 at 9:00 am
Designing Your Course In Canvas
Will you be designing a new hybrid or online course? Join colleagues to learn how to build a course module for your course in Canvas. We will focus on how to organize a hybrid or online course, how to select the appropriate Canvas features for engaging students, to conclude with building a course module for your hybrid or online course. Click here to register. 
December 18, 2017 at 11:30 am
Engaging Students with Canvas
Would you like to make the most out of the interactive tools in Canvas? Join colleagues to learn about the interactive tools in Canvas. Participants will learn more about how to communicate effectively with students using Canvas tools such as Announcements, Notifications, Discussions and Conferences. Click here to register. 
December 18, 2017 at 1:30 pm
Canvas Basics
Would you like to learn about CANVAS or how to use it to facilitate your class? Join colleagues to discuss how to: set up your CANVAS course site; navigate, organize and manage materials; and access available CANVAS features to get you started. The session will be hands on, bring a laptop or we will provide one. Click  here  to register. 
December 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Designing Your Course In Canvas
Will you be designing a new hybrid or online course? Join colleagues to learn how to build a course module for your course in Canvas. We will focus on how to organize a hybrid or online course, how to select the appropriate Canvas features for engaging students, to conclude with building a course module for your hybrid or online course. Click here to register. 
December 19, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Canvas Basics
Would you like to learn about CANVAS or how to use it to facilitate your class? Join colleagues to discuss how to: set up your CANVAS course site; navigate, organize and manage materials; and access available CANVAS features to get you started. The session will be hands on, bring a laptop or we will provide one. Click  here  to register. 
January 3, 2018 at 9:00 am
Engaging Students with Canvas
Would you like to make the most out of the interactive tools in Canvas? Join colleagues to learn about the interactive tools in Canvas. Participants will learn more about how to communicate effectively with students using Canvas tools such as Announcements, Notifications, Discussions and Conferences. Click here to register. 
January 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Canvas Basics
Would you like to learn about CANVAS or how to use it to facilitate your class? Join colleagues to discuss how to: set up your CANVAS course site; navigate, organize and manage materials; and access available CANVAS features to get you started. The session will be hands on, bring a laptop or we will provide one. Click  here  to register. 
January 4, 2018 at 10:00 am
Designing Courses for Significant Learning
Will you be designing a new course or enhancing a current one? Join colleagues for an extended workshop to learn about and apply Integrated Course Design, a framework to articulate and incorporate deeper facets of learning into your course. We also explore strategies of educative assessments to improve students learning and ways to enhance their performance with high quality feedback. In addition, we discuss active learning techniques that most appropriately fit your course, your students, and the learning tasks. Click  here  to register.
January 5, 2018 at 9:30 am
Classroom Assessment Techniques
Do you want to get an informal sense of how well students are learning while class is taking place?  Join colleagues to explore formative classroom assessment techniques for online, hybrid, and traditional learning environments.  We will discuss a number of quick, easy, and effective strategies that engage students and improve learning. Click here to register.
January 5, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Classroom Assessment Techniques (Geared Towards GTAs)
Do you want to get an informal sense of how well students are learning while class is taking place?  Join colleagues to explore formative classroom assessment techniques for online, hybrid, and traditional learning environments.  We will discuss a number of quick, easy, and effective strategies that engage students and improve learning. Click here to register.
January 9, 2018 at 10:00 am
Canvas Basics
Would you like to learn about CANVAS or how to use it to facilitate your class? Join colleagues to discuss how to: set up your CANVAS course site; navigate, organize and manage materials; and access available CANVAS features to get you started. The session will be hands on, bring a laptop or we will provide one. Click  here  to register. 
January 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Engaging Students with Canvas
Would you like to make the most out of the interactive tools in Canvas? Join colleagues to learn about the interactive tools in Canvas. Participants will learn more about how to communicate effectively with students using Canvas tools such as Announcements, Notifications, Discussions and Conferences. Click here to register. 
January 10, 2018 at 11:00 am
Designing Your Course In Canvas
Will you be designing a new hybrid or online course? Join colleagues to learn how to build a course module for your course in Canvas. We will focus on how to organize a hybrid or online course, how to select the appropriate Canvas features for engaging students, to conclude with building a course module for your hybrid or online course. Click here to register. 
January 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Student-Centered Teaching Methods (Geared Towards GTAs)
Are students getting the most out of your teaching?  Not all teaching methods are equally effective.  Research indicates that some teaching methods have a greater influence on student learning and retention.  Join colleagues to learn about skills, tools, and processes for implementing evidence-based teaching practices.  Click here to register.
January 11, 2018 at 10:00 am
Creating Course Videos
Are you interested in considering how brief videos can help you communicate more efficiently and warmly with your students? Join colleagues to discuss the pedagogical benefits of using brief videos and learn to create your own! You will leave this session with new ideas about and the resources to create brief videos for the course(s) you are teaching. Click  here  to register.
January 16, 2018 at 9:00 am
Creating Course Videos
Are you interested in considering how brief videos can help you communicate more efficiently and warmly with your students? Join colleagues to discuss the pedagogical benefits of using brief videos and learn to create your own! You will leave this session with new ideas about and the resources to create brief videos for the course(s) you are teaching. Click  here  to register.
January 16, 2018 at 1:30 pm
Creating Course Videos
Are you interested in considering how brief videos can help you communicate more efficiently and warmly with your students? Join colleagues to discuss the pedagogical benefits of using brief videos and learn to create your own! You will leave this session with new ideas about and the resources to create brief videos for the course(s) you are teaching. Click  here  to register.
January 17, 2018 at 10:00 am