Wayne State University

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Scholarly Writing Series
Accelerate your writing projects from any stage of the process. You could build an outline, sort notes, organize, edit, draft, or continue works in-progress. The Office for Teaching & Learning will provide lunch, coffee breaks, and a quiet, comfortable space with Wi-Fi. Laptops are available upon request. Click here to register. 
December 8, 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 7, 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. 
December 6, 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 5, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Calculating Final Grades in Bb Grade Center
Would you like to enhance your familiarity with Blackboard Grade Center? Join colleagues for an in-depth look at the features of Grade Center and learn how to organize and manage grades. We will also discuss advanced options for calculating final grades and tips for using Grade Center more efficiently, like interfacing with Excel. Click here to register. 
December 5, 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 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 1, 2017 at 10:00 am
Cooperative & Collaborative Learning
Do you encourage interaction among students during class? Do the groups work well together? How do your assessments reflect the importance of teamwork? We will look at the cycle of group work as an integrated whole, from the practicalities of making the groups to closing the loop on assessment to get better buy-in from the students, including the strategies of group quizzes and pyramid exams. Positive results from this approach include improved learning as well as enhanced feelings of satisfaction among students. Join colleagues to explore the nuts and bolts of cooperative and collaborative learning strategies and assessments. The workshop is facilitated by Professor Andrew Feig,...
September 25, 2017 at 11:30 am
Writing Effective Exams
Do your exams effectively measure what you want your students to learn? How do you assess whether your exam was a good measure of student learning? Join colleagues to discuss strategies for aligning your exams with the measurement of your course learning outcomes. These tools will help you write your exams faster and be more intentional in the design of exam questions. Facilitated by Professor Andrew Feig, Chemistry Department. Co-sponsored by The Office for Teaching and Learning and the WSU WIDER Program. Click here to register. 
September 18, 2017 at 11:30 am
Service-Learning Course Design
Would you like to incorporate community service-learning (CSL) in your course? Join colleagues to discuss key elements of CSL courses that lead to integrated learning experiences for students. You will leave this session with a framework for designing, implementing, and assessing a CSL component of your course. Click here to register. 
September 14, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Leading Effective Discussions
Do you want the discussions you lead in class to be more effective? Do you want to start having discussions in class, but want to first learn how to do so successfully? Join colleagues to view videos of effective discussions and discuss what worked in the videos and how to apply the strategies. Videos will be of undergraduate students discussing science, but all disciplines are welcome. Faculty and graduate teaching assistants are welcome. Co-sponsored by the Office for Teaching and Learning and the WSU WIDER Grant Program. Facilitated by Dr. Karen Myhr, faculty in the Biology Department at WSU. Click here to register. 
September 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm
Evidence-Based Teaching Methods
Are you ready to get started with evidence-based teaching practices? Let us help you! In this workshop we will focus on taking a content element of your class and converting it to an effective student-centered activity. Bring with you to the workshop one element of a lecture that you want to work on or just bring an idea. Participants will leave this workshop with an evidence-based, student-centered activity tailored to a learning goal in their lecture. Lunch will be provided. Facilitated by Dr. Andrew Feig. Co-sponsored by The Office for Teaching and Learning and the WSU WIDER Program.  Click here to register.
September 11, 2017 at 11:30 am
Writing Engaging Polling Questions
How do you write challenging polling questions that help students learn? Join colleagues to discuss how to formulate and present polling questions and scenarios that stimulate deep thinking and engage students in discussion. Click here to register. 
August 29, 2017 at 10:30 am
Clicking With Your Students: Using i>Clicker to Enhance Learning
Are you interested in using polling to engage your students and assess their comprehension during class? iClicker provides real-time information to help gauge student understanding of important concepts. This interactive demonstration will show the features and functionality of iClicker Reef and Reef Quizzing alongside physical i>clicker remotes, while providing the information to incorporate iClicker into your classroom, regardless of the device used! BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to this demonstration if youd like to join in the fun! Those considering using iClicker as well as those who just need a refresher will benefit from this session. Click here to register. 
August 29, 2017 at 9:00 am
Classroom Assessment Techniques (Geared towards GTA's)
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. 
August 28, 2017 at 1:00 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. 
August 28, 2017 at 9:30 am
Engaging Students through Blackboard (Geared towards GTAs)
Would you like to make the most out of the interactive tools in Blackboard? Join colleagues to learn about the interactive tools in Blackboard. Participants will identify similarities and differences between the discussion board, blogs, journals, and wikis, as well as potential uses of these tools for engaging students. Click here to register. 
August 25, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Introduction to Blackboard (Geared towards GTA's)
Would you like to make the most of your Blackboard course? This workshop focuses on the design, development, and organization of hybrid, traditional, and online course content delivery. Join colleagues to discuss how to: set up your Blackboard course site; navigate, organize and manage materials; and access available Blackboard features to get you started. Click here to register. 
August 25, 2017 at 1:00 pm
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. 
August 25, 2017 at 9:30 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. 
August 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Universal Design for Learning - Design with Everyone in Mind
Would you like to know how to design curriculum to reach a variety of learners?  Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for developing and delivering curriculum to meet the needs of all students.  Join colleagues to examine an overview of the UDL guidelines developed by the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) and discuss some techniques to get started applying UDL to a course. Facilitated by Professor Susan Gabel, faculty in the College of Education at WSU. Click here to register
August 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Student-Centered Teaching Methods
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. 
August 23, 2017 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. 
August 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Activities for the First Day of Class
Do you expect students to actively participate in your course throughout the semester? Set an example by engaging them in an active learning activity on the very first day. Join colleagues to learn about pedagogical strategies that can be implemented on the first day to help create an inclusive learning environment, build community, and clarify students personal learning outcome goals.  Click here to register. 
August 21, 2017 at 9:30 am
Building Your Course in Blackboard
Will you be designing a new hybrid or online course? Join colleagues to explore how to build a unit of learning in Blackboard for your hybrid or online course. We will discuss strategies for organizing your course, selecting interactive tools to engage students, and building a unit of learning for your hybrid or online course. Click here to register.
August 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Engaging Students through Blackboard
Would you like to make the most out of the interactive tools in Blackboard? Join colleagues to learn about the interactive tools in Blackboard. Participants will identify similarities and differences between the discussion board, blogs, journals, and wikis, as well as potential uses of these tools for engaging students. Click here to register. 
August 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Introduction to Blackboard
Would you like to make the most of your Blackboard course? This workshop focuses on the design, development, and organization of hybrid, traditional, and online course content delivery. Join colleagues to discuss how to: set up your Blackboard course site; navigate, organize and manage materials; and access available Blackboard features to get you started. Click here to register. 
August 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Hybrid & Online Course Design Groups
Are you designing a hybrid or online course this summer? The Office for Teaching & Learning (OTL) is offering Hybrid & Online Course Design Groups for Wayne State University instructors. Join colleagues throughout the summer to make progress on a course and exchange ideas about your hybrid and online course design. You can attend any or all of the sessions. Click here to register. 
June 12, 2017 at 9:00 am
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.
May 11, 2017 at 1:00 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. 
May 10, 2017 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. 
May 10, 2017 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. 
May 5, 2017 at 9:30 am
Introduction to Blackboard
Would you like to make the most of your Blackboard site? This workshop focuses on the design, development, and organization of hybrid, traditional, and online course content delivery. Join colleagues to discuss how to: set up your Blackboard course site; navigate, organize and manage materials; and access available Blackboard features to get you started. Click here to register.
May 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Calculating Final Grades in Blackboard Grade Center
Would you like to enhance your familiarity with Blackboard Grade Center? Join colleagues for an in-depth look at the features of Grade Center and learn how to organize and manage grades. We will also discuss advanced options for calculating final grades and tips for using Grade Center more efficiently, like interfacing with Excel. Click here to register.
April 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm
ReBUILDetroit Event: Recognizing our Intersections of Identity and Building a Culture of Mentoring
In this interactive session, participants will take a closer look at the concept of intersectionality and how our own intersectional identities and those of our students matter for the mentoring work we do. Specifically, we will consider ways to approach the difficult conversations of mentoring, including ways to provide critical feedback constructively and the ways in which we recommend students with greater intentionality even when we have reservations. Importantly, we will take up the challenge of what it means to create a culture of mentoring within our departments and more localized work spaces. Presented by Becky Wai-Ling Packard, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology & Education...
February 2, 2017 at 12:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Supporting Transfer Students’ Success in the Classroom
Have you wondered if there might be more that you can you do in your course(s) to increase the success of our transfer students? Join colleagues to discuss pedagogical approaches proven to effectively support and help build community, promote retention, and speed progress to graduation for transfer students. This workshop will highlight resources and practical strategies you can implement immediately to engage and support transfer students. Click here to register.
January 27, 2017 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Community Service-Learning Course Design
Would you like to incorporate community service-learning (CSL) in your course?  Join colleagues to discuss key elements of CSL courses that lead to integrated learning experiences for students.  You will leave this session with a framework for designing, implementing, and assessing a CSL component of your course. Click here to register.
January 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Facilitating Group Interaction to Enhance Student Learning
Could you use some strategies for developing, managing, and assessing group projects in your course? Join colleagues to discuss frameworks and tools for designing and assessing group activities. Click here to register.
January 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Leading Effective Discussions
Do you want the discussions you lead in class to be more effective? Or do you want to start having discussions in class, but want to first learn how to do so successfully? Join colleagues to view videos of effective discussions and discuss what worked in the videos and how to apply the strategies. Videos will be of undergraduate students discussing science, but all disciplines are welcome. Facilitated by Dr. Karen Myhr, faculty in the Biology Department at WSU. Co-sponsored by the Office for Teaching and Learning and the WSU WIDER Grant Program. Click here to register.
January 24, 2017 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Writing Effective Exams
Do your exams effectively measure what you want your students to learn? How do you assess whether your exam was a good measure of student learning? Join colleagues to discuss strategies for aligning your exams with the measurement of your course learning outcomes. These tools will help you write your exams faster and be more intentional in the design of exam questions.  Facilitated by Professor Andrew Feig, Chemistry Department.  Co-sponsored by The Office for Teaching and Learning and the WSU WIDER Program. Click here to register.
January 20, 2017 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Evidence-Based Teaching Methods
Are you ready to get started with evidence-based teaching practices? Let us help you!  In this workshop we will focus on taking a content element of your class and converting it to an effective student-centered activity. Bring with you to the workshop one element of a lecture that you want to work on or just bring an idea. You will leave this workshop with an evidence-based, student-centered activity tailored to a learning goal in their lecture. Lunch will be provided. Facilitated by Professor Andrew Feig, Chemistry Department.  Co-sponsored by The Office for Teaching and Learning and the WSU WIDER Program. Click here to register.
January 18, 2017 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop for GTAs: Student-Centered Teaching Methods
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 12, 2017 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop for GTAs: Engaging Students through Blackboard
Would you like to make the most out of the interactive tools in Blackboard? Join colleagues to learn about the interactive tools in Blackboard.  We will identify similarities and differences between the discussion board, blogs, journals, and wikis, as well as potential uses of these tools for engaging students. Click here to register.
January 10, 2017 at 3:00 pm
OTL Workshop for GTAs: 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 10, 2017 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Student-Centered Teaching Methods
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 9, 2017 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: 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 6, 2017 at 3:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Universal Design for Learning – Design with Everyone in Mind
Would you like to know how to design curriculum to reach a variety of learners?  Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for developing and delivering curriculum to meet the needs of all students.  Join colleagues to discuss an overview of the UDL guidelines and how they apply to your course. Bring a copy of your syllabus from a past course, current course or upcoming course you are teaching.  Click here to register.
January 6, 2017 at 1:00 pm
OTL Workshop: 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 6, 2017 at 9:00 am
OTL Workshop: 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 5, 2017 at 3:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Activities for the First Day of Class
Do you expect students to actively participate in your course throughout the semester?  Set an example by engaging them in an active learning activity on the very first day.  Join colleagues to learn about pedagogical strategies that can be implemented on the first day to help create an inclusive learning environment, build community, and clarify students’ personal learning outcome goals. Click here to register.
January 5, 2017 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Engaging Students through Blackboard
Would you like to make the most out of the interactive tools in Blackboard? Join colleagues to learn about the interactive tools in Blackboard.  We will identify similarities and differences between the discussion board, blogs, journals, and wikis, as well as potential uses of these tools for engaging students. Click here to register.
January 4, 2017 at 3:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Building Your Course in Blackboard
Will you be designing a new hybrid or online course? Join colleagues to explore how to build a ‘unit of learning’ in Blackboard for your hybrid or online course.  We will discuss strategies for organizing your course, selecting interactive tools to engage students, and building a unit of learning for your hybrid or online course. Click here to register.
January 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Introduction to Blackboard
Would you like to make the most of your Blackboard site?  This workshop focuses on the design, development, and organization of hybrid, traditional, and online course content delivery. Join colleagues to discuss how to: set up your Blackboard course site; navigate, organize and manage materials; and access available Blackboard features to get you started. Click here to register.  
January 4, 2017 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop for GTAs: Preparing a Teaching Portfolio for the Academic Job Market
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 14, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: 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 13, 2016 at 9:00 am
OTL Workshop for GTAs: Taking Stock of Your Teaching Development
Are you prepared to talk about their teaching development as part of your job search?  Join colleagues to explore a framework for writing a philosophy of teaching statement, tips for cover letters and on-campus interviews, and strategies for selecting and incorporating representative materials into a teaching portfolio. Click here to register.
December 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Calculating Final Grades in Blackboard Grade Center
Would you like to enhance your familiarity with Blackboard Grade Center? Join colleagues for an in-depth look at the features of Grade Center and learn how to organize and manage grades. We will also discuss advanced options for calculating final grades and tips for using Grade Center more efficiently, like interfacing with Excel.  Click here to register.
December 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Active Learning in a Hybrid or Online Course
Does your online course actively engage students?  Join colleagues to learn how to effectively incorporate active learning strategies into a hybrid or online class.  You will learn tips and techniques for engaging students virtually and discuss how to incorporate such strategies in your courses right away. Click here to register.
December 6, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Calculating Final Grades in Blackboard Grade Center
Would you like to enhance your familiarity with Blackboard Grade Center? Join colleagues for an in-depth look at the features of Grade Center and learn how to organize and manage grades. We will also discuss advanced options for calculating final grades and tips for using Grade Center more efficiently, like interfacing with Excel.  Click here to register.
December 5, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Introduction to Hybrid & Online Teaching & Learning
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 2, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Supporting the Success of Veteran Students in the Classroom
Did you know Wayne State University has a large enrollment of veteran students? Join colleagues and a panel of WSU student veterans for a lunchtime talk. Together, we will reflect on veterans' experiences in classes and identify resources and strategies for creating a more inclusive environment for and with student veterans.  Click here to register.
November 8, 2016 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop for GTAs: Mentoring Undergraduate Students in Research
Do you want to help your students improve their undergraduate experience? Join colleagues to discuss how to effectively mentor undergraduate students in a lab or classroom setting and how such an investment in mentoring undergraduates can improve your graduate experience, as well. We will reflect on research evidence and identify practical strategies for effective mentoring. All graduate students are welcome, whether or not you currently supervise or teach undergraduate students. Click here to register.
November 7, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop for GTAs: Supporting LGBTQ Student Success in the Classroom: A Graduate Student Panel Discussion
What can you do to support the success of our LGBTQ students in the classroom?  Students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (LGBTQ) can face particular hurdles to their learning.  Join members of GQWSU to hear about their experiences with inclusive classrooms and discuss ways to support all of our students. Click here to register.
October 12, 2016 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Writing Effective Exams
Do your exams effectively measure what you want your students to learn? How do you assess whether your exam was a good measure of student learning? Join colleagues to discuss strategies for aligning your exams with the measurement of your course learning outcomes. These tools will help you write your exams faster and be more intentional in the design of exam questions.  Facilitated by Professor Andrew Feig, Chemistry Department.  Co-sponsored by The Office for Teaching and Learning and the WSU WIDER Program. Click here to register.
September 16, 2016 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Engaging Students through Blackboard
Would you like to make the most out of the interactive tools in Blackboard? Join colleagues to learn about the interactive tools in Blackboard.  We will identify similarities and differences between the discussion board, blogs, journals, and wikis, as well as potential uses of these tools for engaging students. Click here to register.  
September 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm
OTL Workshop for GTAs: Universal Design for Learning – Design with Everyone in Mind
Would you like to know how to design curriculum to reach a variety of learners?  Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for developing and delivering curriculum to meet the needs of all students.  Join colleagues to discuss an overview of the UDL guidelines and how they apply to your course. Bring a copy of your syllabus from a past course, current course or upcoming course you are teaching. Click here to register.
September 15, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Cooperative & Collaborative Learning - Forming, Facilitating, & Assessing the Work of Student Groups
Do you encourage interaction among students during class? Do the groups work well together? How do your assessments reflect the importance of teamwork? We will look at the cycle of group work as an integrated whole, from the practicalities of making the groups to closing the loop on assessment to get better buy-in from the students, including the strategies of group quizzes and pyramid exams.  Positive results from this approach include improved learning as well as enhanced feelings of satisfaction among students.  Join colleagues to explore the nuts and bolts of cooperative and collaborative learning strategies and assessments.  The workshop is facilitated by Professor...
September 14, 2016 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Leading Effective Discussions
Do you want the discussions you lead in class to be more effective? Or do you want to start having discussions in class, but want to first learn how to do so successfully? Join colleagues to view videos of effective discussions and discuss what worked in the videos and how to apply the strategies. Videos will be of undergraduate students discussing science, but all disciplines are welcome. Facilitated by Dr. Karen Myhr, faculty in the Biology Department at WSU. Co-sponsored by the Office for Teaching and Learning and the WSU WIDER Grant Program. Click here to register.  
September 13, 2016 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop for GTAs: Using Rubrics for Grading
How can you make your grading criteria clearer and more objective?  Using rubrics can help ensure consistent and impartial grading. They categorize evaluation criteria for an assignment and convey to students your expectations for the quality of completed assignments.  Join colleagues to learn how to create, edit, and grade with rubrics using Blackboard. Click here to register.
September 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Introduction to Blackboard Grade Center
Do you want to learn more about the tools and capabilities of Blackboard Grade Center? Join colleagues to discuss the multiple features of Grade Center and learn how to use them effectively. This interactive workshop is for anyone interested in increasing your efficiency with Grade Center.  We will cover the basics of getting started through more advanced functions like the “Needs Grading” page. Click here to register.  
September 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Evidence-Based Teaching Methods
Are you ready to get started with evidence-based teaching practices? Let us help you!  In this workshop we will focus on taking a content element of your class and converting it to an effective student-centered activity. Bring with you to the workshop one element of a lecture that you want to work on or just bring an idea. You will leave this workshop with an evidence-based, student-centered activity tailored to a learning goal in their lecture. Lunch will be provided. Facilitated by Professor Andrew Feig, Chemistry Department.  Co-sponsored by The Office for Teaching and Learning and the WSU WIDER Program. Click here to register.  
September 7, 2016 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop for GTAs: Writing Effective Questions for Tests & Quizzes
How well do the test and quiz questions you write effectively assess student progress in your course?  GTAs are often given latitude to construct questions for the section they’re teaching, but do the questions accurately reflect student learning?  Join colleagues to discuss strategies for creating test and quiz questions that align with the outcomes of the course and effectively monitor how well students are learning the concepts. Facilitated by Professor Andrew Feig, Chemistry Department. Co-sponsored by The Office for Teaching and Learning and the WSU WIDER Program. Click here to register.
September 7, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop for GTAs: Student-Centered Teaching Methods
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.   
September 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm
OTL Workshop for GTAs: Promoting Academic Integrity & Addressing Student Misconduct
How do you establish a classroom environment that values academic integrity?  How do you address student misconduct in your classes?  Join colleagues to explore WSU resources for when you suspect incidences of cheating or plagiarism and discover strategies for promoting a culture of academic integrity.  Co-facilitated by Dr. David Strauss, Dean of Students and Dr. Lisa Maruca, Associate Professor of English. Click here to register.
September 2, 2016 at 1:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Facilitating Discussions & Responding to Emotions in the Classroom
Have you found yourself in the middle of a heated class discussion wondering what to do about it? Join colleagues to learn strategies for sustaining productive classroom dialogues when discussions become emotional. We will examine facilitation methods for ‘hot moments’ that foster an inclusive climate of curiosity in which students are eager to participate. Click here to register.
September 1, 2016 at 2:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Implementing Learning Outcomes in Course Activities
How do you align your learning outcomes with your activities and assessments? Clearly defined outcomes provide students with a roadmap through the course content. Join colleagues to discuss ideas for aligning learning outcomes with engaging instructional strategies.  Co-sponsored by The Office for Teaching and Learning and the WSU WIDER Program. Click here to register.
September 1, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop for GTAs: Facilitating Group Interaction to Enhance Student Learning
Could you use some strategies for developing, managing, and assessing group projects in your course? Join colleagues to discuss frameworks and tools for designing and assessing group activities. Click here to register.
August 31, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop for GTAs: 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.    
August 30, 2016 at 3:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Introduction to Blackboard Grade Center
Do you want to learn more about the tools and capabilities of Blackboard Grade Center? Join colleagues to discuss the multiple features of Grade Center and learn how to use them effectively. This interactive workshop is for anyone interested in increasing your efficiency with Grade Center.  We will cover the basics of getting started through more advanced functions like the “Needs Grading” page. Click here to register.
August 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Activities for the First Day of Class
Do you expect students to actively participate in your course throughout the semester?  Set an example by engaging them in an active learning activity on the very first day.  Join colleagues to learn about pedagogical strategies that can be implemented on the first day to help create an inclusive learning environment, build community, and clarify students’ personal learning outcome goals. Click here to register.
August 30, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop for GTAs: Building Your Course in Blackboard
Will you be designing a new hybrid or online course? Join colleagues to explore how to build a ‘unit of learning’ in Blackboard for your hybrid or online course.  We will discuss strategies for organizing your course, selecting interactive tools to engage students, and building a unit of learning for your hybrid or online course. Click here to register.  
August 29, 2016 at 12:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Writing Engaging Polling Questions
How do you write challenging polling questions that help students learn?  Join colleagues to discuss how to construct polling questions and scenarios that stimulate deep thinking and engage students in meaningful discussions.  Click here to register.  
August 29, 2016 at 11:00 am
OTL Workshop for GTAs: Introduction to Blackboard
Would you like to make the most of your Blackboard site?  This workshop focuses on the design, development, and organization of hybrid, traditional, and online course content delivery. Join colleagues to discuss how to: set up your Blackboard course site; navigate, organize and manage materials; and access available Blackboard features to get you started. Click here to register.  
August 29, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Clicking With Your Students, Using i>Clicker to Enhance Student Engagement
Do you have a good strategy for assessing student comprehension during class?  i>clicker provides vital information to help gauge student understanding of important concepts.  Join colleagues for a demonstration of how to get started and use i>clicker effectively.  Those considering using i>clicker as well as those who just need a refresher will benefit from this session. Click here to register.  
August 29, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Engaging Students through Blackboard
Would you like to make the most out of the interactive tools in Blackboard? Join colleagues to learn about the interactive tools in Blackboard.  We will identify similarities and differences between the discussion board, blogs, journals, and wikis, as well as potential uses of these tools for engaging students. Click here to register.  
August 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Introduction to Hybrid & Online Teaching & Learning
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.   
August 26, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: 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.    
August 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Student-Centered Teaching Methods
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.   
August 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Using Rubrics for Grading
How can you make your grading criteria clearer and more objective?  Using rubrics can help ensure consistent and impartial grading. They categorize evaluation criteria for an assignment and convey to students your expectations for the quality of completed assignments.  Join colleagues to learn how to create, edit, and grade with rubrics using Blackboard. Click here to register.     
August 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Universal Design for Learning – Design with Everyone in Mind
Would you like to know how to design curriculum to reach a variety of learners?  Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for developing and delivering curriculum to meet the needs of all students.  Join colleagues to discuss an overview of the UDL guidelines and how they apply to your course. Bring a copy of your syllabus from a past course, current course or upcoming course you are teaching.  Facilitated by Professor Susan Gabel, College of Education. Click here to register.  
August 23, 2016 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: 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.   
August 23, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Building Your Course in Blackboard
Will you be designing a new hybrid or online course? Join colleagues to explore how to build a ‘unit of learning’ in Blackboard for your hybrid or online course.  We will discuss strategies for organizing your course, selecting interactive tools to engage students, and building a unit of learning for your hybrid or online course. Click here to register.  
August 22, 2016 at 3:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Introduction to Blackboard
Would you like to make the most of your Blackboard site?  This workshop focuses on the design, development, and organization of hybrid, traditional, and online course content delivery. Join colleagues to discuss how to: set up your Blackboard course site; navigate, organize and manage materials; and access available Blackboard features to get you started. Click here to register.  
August 22, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate
Would access to a virtual classroom help you engage and your students in new ways? Join colleagues for an introduction to the innovative pedagogical features of Blackboard Collaborate including virtual class sessions and office hours, pre-class reviews, and student presentations. This workshop is conducted online. Technical information, including a link to the session, will be provided to those who register. Click here to register.
May 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Getting Ready to Teach Online for GTAs
This day-long workshop is designed for GTAs to explore teaching in a hybrid or online environment with an emphasis on course design principles and best practices.   In the workshop, participants will… Engage best practices for online and hybrid teaching Discuss interdisciplinary frameworks for designing hybrid and online courses Identify and practice the basic operations and features of a Blackboard classroom from both student and instructor perspectives Explore strategies that emphasize active learning and student engagement in hybrid and online environments Begin to assemble key components for their own hybrid or online course Please click...
May 18, 2016 at 9:00 am
OTL Workshop: Captioning: Making Your Video Content Accessible
Is your video content accessible to all students?  Join colleagues to learn how to add closed captions to videos and how all students benefit from including them. During the workshop, participants will be introduced to basic guidelines and have the opportunity to practice adding closed captions to a video. Click here to register. 
May 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate
Would access to a virtual classroom help you engage and your students in new ways? Join colleagues for an introduction to the innovative pedagogical features of Blackboard Collaborate including virtual class sessions and office hours, pre-class reviews, and student presentations. This workshop is conducted online.  Technical information, including a link to the session, will be provided to those who register.  Click here to register. 
May 11, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: 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. 
May 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm
OTL Workshop: 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.  
May 6, 2016 at 9:00 am
OTL Workshop: Universal Design for Learning – Design with Everyone in Mind
Would you like to know how to design curriculum to reach a variety of learners?  Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for developing and delivering curriculum to meet the needs of all students.  Join colleagues to examine an overview of the UDL guidelines developed by the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) and discuss some techniques to get started applying UDL to a course. Click here to register. 
May 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Introduction to Blackboard
Would you like to make the most of your Blackboard site?  This workshop focuses on the design, development, and organization of hybrid, traditional, and online course content delivery. Join colleagues to discuss how to: set up your Blackboard course site; navigate, organize and manage materials; and access available Blackboard features to get you started. Click here to register. 
May 4, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Calculating Final Grades in Blackboard Grade Center
Would you like to enhance your familiarity with Blackboard Grade Center? Join colleagues for an in-depth look at the features of Grade Center and learn how to organize and manage grades. We will also discuss advanced options for calculating final grades and tips for using Grade Center more efficiently, like interfacing with Excel.  Click here to register.
April 18, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Getting Credit for What You Do
Do you have a strategy for demonstrating how well your teaching facilitates students’ learning?  This session will assist you with organizing your work so you can get credit for what you do.  Join colleagues to discuss ways to document your teaching decisions and results so that your peers and intelligent non-experts can understand them.  You will also learn ways to turn your teaching strategies and results into presentations and publications.  Facilitated by Laurie Richlin, Professor of Family Medicine and Director of the Office of Learning and Teaching at Wayne State University School of Medicine.  Lunch will be provided.  Please click here to...
March 9, 2016 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Using Rubrics for Grading
How can you make your grading criteria clearer and more objective?  Using rubrics can help ensure consistent and impartial grading. They categorize evaluation criteria for an assignment and convey to students your expectations for the quality of completed assignments.  Join colleagues to learn how to create, edit, and grade with rubrics using Blackboard. Click here to register.
February 10, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Writing Effective Exams
Do your exams effectively measure what you want your students to learn? Have you ever asked what actual skills your questions ask the students to perform? How do you assess whether your exam was a good measure of student learning? Join colleagues to discuss strategies that will help you align your exams with the measurement of your course learning outcomes. These tools will help you write your exams faster and be more intentional in the design of exam questions.  Co-sponsored by The Office for Teaching and Learning and the WSU WIDER Program.  Click here to register.
February 8, 2016 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Leading Effective Discussions
Leading Effective Discussions Do you want the discussions you lead in class to be more effective? Do you want to start having discussions in class, but want to first learn how to do so successfully? Join colleagues to view videos of effective discussions and discuss what worked in the videos and how to apply the strategies. Videos will be of undergraduate students discussing science, but all disciplines are welcome. Faculty and graduate teaching assistants are welcome. Co-sponsored by the Office for Teaching and Learning and the WSU WIDER Grant Program. Facilitated by Dr. Karen Myhr, faculty in the Biology Department at WSU.  Click here to register.
January 28, 2016 at 1:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Evidence-Based Teaching Methods
Are you ready to get started with evidence-based teaching practices? Let us help you!  In this workshop we will focus on taking a content element of your class and converting it to an effective student-centered activity. Bring with you to the workshop one element of a lecture that you want to work on or just bring an idea. Participants will leave this workshop with an evidence-based, student-centered activity tailored to a learning goal in their lecture. Lunch will be provided. Facilitated by Dr. Andrew Feig.  Co-sponsored by The Office for Teaching and Learning and the WSU WIDER Program. Click here to register.
January 27, 2016 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Active Learning in a Hybrid or Online Environment
Does your online course actively engage students?  Join colleagues to learn how to effectively incorporate active learning strategies into a hybrid or online class.  Participants will learn tips and techniques for engaging students virtually and discuss how to incorporate such strategies in their courses right away.  This workshop session is conducted online. Technical information, including a link to the session, will be provided to those who register. Click here to register. 
January 25, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Introduction to Online Teaching & Learning
Are you new to online teaching?  Would you like to learn more about the unique characteristics of online teaching and learning?  Join colleagues to discuss the critical differences between online and traditional courses, including faculty and student expectations, role adjustments, and course design and evaluation.  Participants will leave this session with frameworks for getting started in online course development.   Click here to register.
January 20, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate
Would access to a virtual classroom help you engage and your students in new ways? Join colleagues for an introduction to the innovative pedagogical features of Blackboard Collaborate including virtual class sessions and office hours, pre-class reviews, and student presentations. This workshop will be conducted in-person. Click here to register.
January 15, 2016 at 2:30 pm
OTL Workshop: Introduction to Blackboard Grade Center
Want to learn more about the tools and capabilities of Blackboard Grade Center? Join colleagues to discuss and learn how to use the multiple features of Grade Center. This interactive workshop is for everyone interested in Grade Center.  Participants will cover the basics of getting started to more advanced functions like the “Needs Grading” page to increase instructor efficiency.  Click here to register. 
January 15, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: 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 14, 2016 at 12:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Captioning: Making Your Video Content Accessible
Is your video content accessible to all students?  Join colleagues to learn how to add closed captions to videos and how all students benefit from including them. During the workshop, participants will be introduced to basic guidelines and have the opportunity to practice adding closed captions to a video.  Click here to register. 
January 14, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Facilitating Group Interaction to Enhance Student Learning
Could you use some strategies for developing, managing, and assessing group projects in your course? Join colleagues to discuss frame­works for designing and assessing group activities. Co-sponsored by the Office for Teaching and Learning and the WSU WIDER Program. Lunch will be served. Click here to register.
January 13, 2016 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Active Learning in a Hybrid or Online Environment
Does your online course actively engage students?  Join colleagues to learn how to effectively incorporate active learning strategies into a hybrid or online class.  Participants will learn tips and techniques for engaging students virtually and discuss how to incorporate such strategies in their courses right away.  Click here to register. 
January 13, 2016 at 9:30 am
OTL Workshop: Introduction to Blackboard Grade Center
Want to learn more about the tools and capabilities of Blackboard Grade Center? Join colleagues to discuss and learn how to use the multiple features of Grade Center. This interactive workshop is for everyone interested in Grade Center.  Participants will cover the basics of getting started to more advanced functions like the “Needs Grading” page to increase instructor efficiency. Click here to register.  Click here to register. 
January 12, 2016 at 2:30 pm
OTL Workshop: 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.
January 12, 2016 at 9:30 am
OTL Workshop: Mentoring Undergraduate Students in Research (for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows)
Do you want to help your students improve their undergraduate experience? Join colleagues to discuss how to effectively mentor undergraduate students in a lab or classroom setting and how such an investment in mentoring undergraduates can improve your graduate experience, as well. Participants will reflect on research evidence and identify practical strategies for effective mentoring. All graduate students are welcome, whether or not they currently supervise or teach undergraduate students.   Click here to register.
January 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Managing Your Instructional Content in the Cloud
Are you familiar with how to manage your instructional course content in the “cloud” using a virtual online storage space?  Did you know you can create a folder on one device and have it automatically sync to multiple devices?  Join colleagues to learn how to securely organize and backup your handouts, lectures, and other media in a cloud-based service like Microsoft OneDrive.  We will look at the best practices for efficiently managing your online documents, including strategies for storing, sharing and collaborating from the “cloud.”   Click here to register. 
January 11, 2016 at 1:30 pm
OTL Workshop: Introduction to Blackboard
Would you like to make the most of your Blackboard site?  This workshop focuses on the design, development, and organization of hybrid, traditional, and online course content delivery. Join colleagues to discuss how to: set up your Blackboard course site; navigate, organize and manage materials; and access available Blackboard features to get you started.   Click here to register. 
January 11, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate
Would access to a virtual classroom help you engage and your students in new ways? Join colleagues for an introduction to the innovative pedagogical features of Blackboard Collaborate including virtual class sessions and office hours, pre-class reviews, and student presentations.  This workshop is conducted online.  Technical information, including a link to the session, will be provided to those who register.  Click here to register. 
January 8, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Creating Activities & Assessments that Improve Learning
How do you create activities and assessments that inform and enhance student learning and performance? Join colleagues to explore strategies of “educative assessments” that improve students’ learning and ways to enhance their performance with high quality feedback.  Click here to register. 
January 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Student-Centered Teaching Methods
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. Lunch will be served. Click here to register.
January 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Engaging Students through Blackboard
Would you like to make the most out of the interactive tools in Blackboard? Join colleagues to learn about the interactive tools in Blackboard.  Participants will identify similarities and differences between the discussion board, blogs, journals, and wikis, as well as potential uses of these tools for engaging students.  Click here to register.
January 7, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Introduction to Blackboard
Would you like to make the most of your Blackboard site?  This workshop focuses on the design, development, and organization of hybrid, traditional, and online course content delivery. Join colleagues to discuss how to: set up your Blackboard course site; navigate, organize and manage materials; and access available Blackboard features to get you started.  Click here to register. 
January 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Activities for the First Day of Class to Address Stereotype Threat & Implicit Bias
Are you interested in creating and sustaining a multiculturally inclusive classroom? Would you benefit from some strategies to address common, often unconscious behaviors that can interrupt students’ sense of belonging? Join colleagues for a lunchtime discussion of concrete pedagogical strategies that instructors can implement on the first day of class to help mitigate implicit bias and reduce conditions that can trigger stereotype threat. Featuring Dr. Lisa Ze Winters, Associate Professor of English & Africana Studies.   Click here to register. 
January 6, 2016 at 12:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Universal Design for Learning – Design with Everyone in Mind
Would you like to know how to design curriculum to reach a variety of learners?  Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for developing and delivering curriculum to meet the needs of all students.  Join colleagues to examine an overview of the UDL guidelines developed by the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) and discuss some techniques to get started applying UDL to a course. Featuring Dr. Susan Gabel, Professor of Teacher Education.  Click here to register. 
January 6, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Preparing a Teaching Portfolio for the Academic Job Market (for Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Fellows)
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. 
January 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Introduction to Blackboard
Would you like to make the most of your Blackboard site?  This workshop focuses on the design, development, and organization of hybrid, traditional, and online course content delivery. Join colleagues to discuss how to: set up your Blackboard course site; navigate, organize and manage materials; and access available Blackboard features to get you started.  Click here to register. 
January 5, 2016 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Calculating Final Grades in Blackboard Grade Center
Would you like to enhance your familiarity with Blackboard Grade Center? In this workshop we will take an in-depth look at the features of Grade Center. Participants will learn to organize and manage grades using Column Organization, Categories, and Row Visibility. We will also discuss advanced options for calculating final grades, and tips for using Grade Center more efficiently including how to export/ import grades to/from Excel.  Click here to register.
December 8, 2015 at 2:30 pm
OTL Workshop: Calculating Final Grades in Blackboard Grade Center
Would you like to enhance your familiarity with Blackboard Grade Center? In this workshop we will take an in-depth look at the features of Grade Center. Participants will learn to organize and manage grades using Column Organization, Categories, and Row Visibility. We will also discuss advanced options for calculating final grades, and tips for using Grade Center more efficiently including how to export/ import grades to/from Excel.  This workshop is geared for Graduate Teaching Assistants, but open to all WSU instructors.  Click here to register. 
December 7, 2015 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Calculating Final Grades in Blackboard Grade Center
Would you like to enhance your familiarity with Blackboard Grade Center? In this workshop we will take an in-depth look at the features of Grade Center. Participants will learn to organize and manage grades using Column Organization, Categories, and Row Visibility. We will also discuss advanced options for calculating final grades, and tips for using Grade Center more efficiently including how to export/ import grades to/from Excel.  Click here to register. 
December 4, 2015 at 10:00 am
OTL Program: Supporting the Success of Veteran Students in the Classroom
Did you know that more veterans enroll at Wayne State University than any other higher education institution in Michigan?  Join colleagues and a panel of WSU student veterans for a lunchtime talk. Together, we will reflect on veterans' experiences in classes and identify resources and strategies for creating a more inclusive environment for and with student veterans. Lunch will be served.  Click here to register.
November 12, 2015 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Cohort Mentoring to Scale Undergraduate Research
We know that direct participation in research increases learning and promotes retention. However, supervising undergraduate researchers requires a significant time investment that may limit the number of students a faculty mentor can work with. How, then, can we involve more undergraduate students in research? Mentoring student cohorts may be an effective way to extend the benefits of undergrad research to more students. Join us for lunch to discuss the advantages and challenges of undergraduate cohort mentoring. Dr. Larry Lemke (Associate Professor of Geology and WSU Environmental Science Program Director) will share his experiences leading two interdisciplinary research projects...
November 11, 2015 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Leading Effective Discussions
Do you want the discussions you lead in class to be more effective? Do you want to start having discussions in class, but want to first learn how to do so successfully? Participants in this workshop will watch videos of effective discussions and discuss what worked and how to apply the strategies in their classes. Videos will be of undergraduate students discussing science, but all disciplines are welcome. Faculty and graduate teaching assistants are welcome. Co-sponsored by the Office for Teaching and Learning and the WSU WIDER Grant Program. Facilitated by Dr. Karen Myhr, faculty in the Biology Department at WSU. Click here to register.         
October 29, 2015 at 9:30 am
OTL Workshop: Designing Courses for Significant Learning: Part III, Developing & Integrating Active Learning Experiences
How do you help students apply, practice, integrate, and reflect on the materials they are learning?  Students learn more when they are actively involved and engaged with course content.  Join colleagues to discuss active learning techniques that most appropriately fit your course, your students, and the learning tasks.  This is the third workshop in a three-part course design series.  Participants are welcome to attend any or all of them. Click here to register.
October 27, 2015 at 3:30 pm
OTL Workshop: Assessing Student Work in Groups
Do you encourage interaction among students as a means to promote active learning? One innovative strategy to assess fairly and reward students for working together is the ‘pyramid exam’ in which students take their exam twice – first on their own, and subsequently in groups of three or four.  During the collaborative portion of the exam, students explain and debate their responses with each other in an effort to find the best answers to each question. Positive results from this approach include improved learning as well as enhanced feelings of satisfaction among students.  In this workshop, we’ll cover the nuts and bolts of pyramid exams and discuss...
October 20, 2015 at 3:30 pm
OTL Program: Supporting LGBTQ Student Success in the Classroom
How may instructors support the success of our LGBTQ students in the classroom?  Students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (LGBTQ) can face particular hurdles in the classroom.  This panel discussion provides an opportunity for instructors to hear directly from our LGBTQ students about their experiences with inclusive classrooms. Empirical studies on LGBTQ college students and strategies for creating a climate that enhances learning for all students will be highlighted.  Lunch will be provided.  Click here to register.
October 16, 2015 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Designing Courses for Significant Learning: Part II, Creating Assessments that Improve Learning
How do you create assessments that inform and enhance student learning and performance? In this workshop, we explore strategies of “educative assessments” to improve students’ learning and ways to enhance their performance with high quality feedback.  This is the second workshop in a three-part course design series.  Participants are welcome to attend any or all of them.  Click here to register.         
October 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate
Are you ready to use Collaborate? Blackboard Collaborate is a virtual classroom now available in all WSU Blackboard courses. Instructors can use Collaborate to meet virtually with students using audio, video and other interactive tools. This online workshop will help instructors become familiar with the basic features of Collaborate including session controls, chat, polling, whiteboard, and loading slides. Technical information, including a link to the session, will be provided to those who register. Click here to register.
October 13, 2015 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Introduction to Grade Center
Want to learn more about the tools and capabilities of Black­board Grade Center? Join colleagues to discuss the multiple features of Grade Center and learn how to use them. This inter­active workshop is for all familiarities with Grade Center, from getting started to more advanced functions like using the “Needs Grading” page to increase instructor efficiency. Click here to register.         
October 12, 2015 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Universal Design for Learning – Design with Everyone in Mind
Would you like to know how to design curriculum to reach a variety of learners?  Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for developing and delivering curriculum to meet the needs of all students.  At this workshop, participants will be provided with an overview of the UDL guidelines developed by the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) and discuss some techniques to get started applying UDL to a course.   Click here to register.         
October 7, 2015 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: COPUS: A Better Way to Conduct Classroom Observations
Do you and your students generally get the most out of in-class time?  The Classroom Observation Protocol for Undergraduate STEM (COPUS) courses is an innovative observation tool that allows us to reliably take stock of the teaching and learning behaviors of instructors and students over a class session. By seeing how we actually use class time, we are better able to implement an optimal balance of student-centered learning strategies. In this workshop, we will also discuss how COPUS can be used to promote assessment and innovation in social science and humanities courses. Co-sponsored by the Office for Teaching and Learning and the WSU WIDER Grant Program. Click here to register....
October 6, 2015 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Designing Courses for Significant Learning: Part I, Constructing Effective Learning-Centered Outcomes
What do you want to be most certain students learn in and remember from your course?  Participants in this workshop will use Integrated Course Design, a framework to articulate and incorporate deeper facets of learning into their course design (e.g., integration and learning to learn).  It is particularly useful as a guiding framework for course design and assessment.  This is the first workshop in a three-part course design series.  Participants are welcome to attend any or all of them. To register, log in to Academica then click here .
September 30, 2015 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Writing Effective Exams
Do your exams effectively measure what you want your students to learn? Have you ever asked what actual skills your questions ask the students to perform? How do you assess whether your exam was a good measure of student learning? In this workshop we will discuss strategies to help you align your exams with the measurement of your course learning outcomes. These tools will help you write your exams faster and be more intentional in the design of exam questions.  Facilitated by Dr. Andrew Feig and Dr. Peter Hoffmann.  Co-sponsored by The Office for Teaching and Learning and the WSU WIDER Program. Click here to register. 
September 29, 2015 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Introduction to Online Teaching & Learning
Are you new to online teaching?  Would you like to learn more about the unique characteristics of online teaching and learning?  Join colleagues to discuss the critical differences between online and face-to-face courses, including faculty and student expectations, role adjustments, and course design and evaluation.  Participants will leave session with frameworks for getting started in online course development. Click here to register. 
September 28, 2015 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Inclusive Course Design
Do you use an intentional approach for designing and sustaining an inclusive classroom? In this workshop, we will look at a framework that is useful for multicultural course design across disciplines and course levels. Engage with your WSU colleagues in an interactive discussion on strategies and practical techniques for aligning course outcome goals, assessments, and learning activities in an inclusive teaching and learning environment. Click here to register. 
September 24, 2015 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Engaging Students with Video using Camtasia Studio
Would like to make your video lectures more exciting and keep your audience actively engaged?  Attend this workshop to learn how to use the advance editing techniques in Camtasia Studio to create engaging videos by adding captions, animations, interactive quizzes, and more.  In this workshop, we will also look at the options for publishing video content for online and mobile delivery. In the first Getting Started with Camtasia Studio workshop participants learned how to use Camtasia to record video lectures and screencast.  In this advanced workshop, we will continue building your skills with video editing and publishing. This is an advance workshop. ...
September 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Engaging Students through Blackboard
Would you like to make the most out of the interactive tools in Blackboard? This workshops focuses on what are the interactive tools in Blackboard, and identifying similarities and differences between the discussion board, blogs, journals, and wikis, as well as potential uses of these tools for engaging students. Click here to register. 
September 18, 2015 at 1:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Writing Engaging Polling Questions
How do you write challenging polling questions that help students learn?  Join colleagues to discuss how to formulate and present polling questions and scenarios that stimulate deep thinking and engage students in discussion.  Facilitated by Tom Fisher and Marcus Dickson, faculty members in the Department of Psychology at Wayne State University. Click here to register.
September 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm
OTL Program: Teaching at WSU: Who Are Our Students?
Who are our Wayne State University Students? You are invited to join an interdisciplinary panel of colleagues for a lunchtime discussion exploring the climate for teaching and learning at WSU. We will take a micro and macro approach by first sharing strategies for getting to know students in our courses and, second, by considering what may be gleaned from the latest CIRP* Freshman Survey results. (*Cooperative Institutional Research Program, UCLA). Click here to register. 
September 17, 2015 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Evidence Based Teaching Methods
Are you ready to get started with evidence-based teaching practices? Let us help you!  In this workshop we will focus on taking a content element of your class and converting it to an effective student-centered activity. Bring with you to the workshop one element of a lecture that you want to work on or just bring an idea. Participants will leave this workshop with an evidence-based, student-centered activity tailored to your learning goal in your lecture. Lunch will be provided. Facilitated by Dr. Andrew Feig.  Co-sponsored by The Office for Teaching and Learning and the WSU WIDER Program.  Click here to register. 
September 16, 2015 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Active Learning in an Online Environment
Does your online course actively engage students?  Come learn how you can incorporate active learning strategies into your online or hybrid class.  In this workshop, you will learn the definition of active learning, receive tips and techniques for engaging your virtual students and discuss the types of activities that research has shown to enhance learning and keep students actively engaged.  To register, log in to Academica then click here .
September 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Using Blackboard Collaborate to Engage Students
How can you engage students using Blackboard Collaborate? Whether teaching in a traditional, hybrid, or online course, many faculty consider live, personal interaction to be the most valuable element of quality teaching and learning. This hands-on workshop covers many of the advanced features of the Blackboard Collaborate online collaboration tool in Blackboard, including: sharing your computer desktop or a web page during an online presentation, breaking students into breakout rooms for small group discussion, and best practices of conducting online office hours using Blackboard Collaborate. Click here to register. 
September 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Implementing Learning Outcomes in Course Activities
How do you align your learning outcomes with your activities and assessments? Clearly defined outcomes provide students with a roadmap through the course content. Join colleagues for lunch to discuss ideas for aligning learning outcomes with engaging instructional strategies. Co-sponsored by The Office for Teaching and Learning and the WSU WIDER Program.  Click here to register. 
September 8, 2015 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Introduction to Grade Center
Want to learn more about the tools and capabilities of Black­board Grade Center? Join colleagues to discuss the multiple features of Grade Center and learn how to use them. This inter­active workshop is for all familiarities with Grade Center, from getting started to more advanced functions like using the “Needs Grading” page to increase instructor efficiency. Click here to register. 
September 3, 2015 at 3:30 pm
OTL Workshop: Setting Up Rubrics in Blackboard
Are you familiar with rubrics in Blackboard?  Rubrics can help ensure consistent and impartial grading. They categorize evaluation criteria for an assignment and convey your expectations for the quality of completed assignments.  Join colleagues to learn how to create, edit, and grade with rubrics using Blackboard. Click here to register. 
September 1, 2015 at 3:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Facilitating Group Interaction to Enhance Student Learning
Could you use some strategies for developing and managing group projects in your course? Join colleagues to discuss frame­works for designing group activities, identify ways to assess group progress, and review assessment strategies. Co-sponsored by the Office for Teaching and Learning and the WSU WIDER Program. Click here to register.
September 1, 2015 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Getting Started with Camtasia Studio
Are you curious about the process to record a video using Camtasia?  This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of recording and editing a video using Camtasia Studio.  Participants will have the opportunity to record a short video and edit it using Camtasia Studio 8.  Topics in this workshop include setup tips, recording audio, basic editing techniques and adding special effects.  In addition, participants will learn how to package and distribute their video using Camtasia. Click here to register. 
September 1, 2015 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Student-Centered Teaching Methods
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.  In this workshop we will focus on empowering instructors with skills, tools, and processes for implementing evidence-based teaching practices in their courses.  To register, log in to Academica then click here .
August 31, 2015 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Introduction to Blackboard
Would you like to make the most of your Blackboard site?  This workshop focuses on the design, development, and organization of hybrid, traditional, and online course content delivery. We discuss how to set up your Blackboard course site, navigate, organize and manage materials, and available Blackboard features to get you started.  To register, log in to Academica then click here .
August 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Classroom Assessment Techniques
Do you want to improve students’ learning while it’s 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. To register, log in to Academica then click here .
August 28, 2015 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate
Would access to a virtual classroom benefit you and your students? This session will introduce instructors to the innovative pedagogical features of Blackboard Collaborate including virtual class sessions, pre-class reviews, and student presentations. This workshop is conducted online.  Log in information will be sent to those who register.  To register, log in to Academica then click here .
August 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Assessing Learning Outcomes
Could you use some strategies for assessing your learning outcomes? In this workshop, participants will work with colleagues to enhance learning outcomes and build strategies for aligning assessments.  Bring a copy of your syllabus with learning outcomes and at least one assessment (e.g., exam, project description, instructions for a paper) to the workshop. To register, log in to Academica then click here .
August 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate
Would access to a virtual classroom benefit you and your students? This session will introduce instructors to the innovative pedagogical features of Blackboard Collaborate including virtual class sessions, pre-class reviews, and student presentations. This workshop is conducted online.  Log in information will be sent to those who register.  To register, log in to Academica then click here . 
August 26, 2015 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Clicking with Your Students: Using iClicker to Enhance Student Engagement
Do you have a good strategy for assessing student comprehension during class?  i>clicker provides vital information to help gauge student understanding of important concepts.  This session will demonstrate how to get started and use i>clicker effectively.  Those considering using i>clicker as well as those who just need a refresher will benefit from this session. To register, log in to Academica then click here .
August 25, 2015 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Activities for the First Day of Class to Address Stereotype Threat & Implicit Bias
Could you use some strategies for the first day of class that address stereotype threat and implicit bias?  Join colleagues for lunch to discuss practical strategies to incorporate on the first day of class to reduce stereotype threat and implicit bias. To register, log in to Academica then click here .
August 24, 2015 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Introduction to Blackboard
Would you like to make the most of your Blackboard site?  This workshop focuses on the design, development, and organization of hybrid, traditional, and online course content delivery. We discuss how to set up your Blackboard course site, navigate, organize and manage materials, and available Blackboard features to get you started. To register, log in to Academica then click here .
August 24, 2015 at 10:00 am
Online Teaching Institute (Part 2)
NOTE: Due to popular demand, a second cohort was added for the institute.  Both are currently at capacity.  The OTL continues to offer individual consultations for instructors interested in teaching online.  We are available all summer in-person or via phone, Skype, and Google Hangouts.  Contact OTL@wayne.edu to schedule an appointment.   This May, the Office for Teaching & Learning will offer the 2015 Online Teaching Institute designed to help instructors prepare to teach online. The institute is grounded in a strong foundation of online course design principles and best practices. This is a hybrid learning opportunity with two face-to-face...
May 18, 2015 at 9:00 am
Online Teaching Institute (Part 1)
NOTE: Due to popular demand, a second cohort was added for the institute.  Both are currently at capacity.  The OTL continues to offer individual consultations for instructors interested in teaching online.  We are available all summer in-person or via phone, Skype, and Google Hangouts.  Contact OTL@wayne.edu to schedule an appointment.   This May, the Office for Teaching & Learning will offer the 2015 Online Teaching Institute designed to help instructors prepare to teach online. The institute is grounded in a strong foundation of online course design principles and best practices. This is a hybrid learning opportunity with two face-to-face...
May 11, 2015 at 9:00 am
OTL Workshop: Getting the Most Out of Blackboard Grade Center
Would you like to enhance your familiarity with Blackboard Grade Center? During this workshop we will take an in-depth look at the utility of Grade Center. You will learn how to organize and manage your Grade Center, create columns and categories, use in-line grading, and provide students with feedback. We will also discuss some advanced options for calculating final grades. Additionally, you will learn how to export your grades to Excel and how to upload grades from a spreadsheet. To register, log in to Pipeline and then click here .
April 23, 2015 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Introduction to Online Teaching & Learning
Are you new to online teaching?  Would you like to learn more about the unique characteristics of online teaching and learning?  Join colleagues to discuss the critical differences between online and face-to-face courses, including faculty and student expectations, role adjustments, and course design and evaluation.  Participants will leave session with frameworks for getting started in online course development. To register, log in to Pipeline and then click here .   
April 22, 2015 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate
Are you ready to use Collaborate?  Blackboard Collaborate is a virtual classroom now available in all WSU Blackboard courses.  Instructors can use Collaborate to meet virtually with students using audio, video and other interactive tools.  This online workshop will help instructors become familiar with the basic features of Collaborate including session controls, chat, polling, whiteboard, and loading slides.  Technical information, including a link to the session, will be provided to those who register.  To register, log in to Pipeline and then click here .   
April 21, 2015 at 10:00 am
Taking Stock of Your Teaching Development
This workshop will help graduate teaching assistants prepare to talk about their teaching development as part of the job search.  Participants will leave with a framework for writing a philosophy of teaching statement, tips for cover letters and on-campus interviews, and strategies for selecting and incorporating representative materials into a teaching portfolio.  Please click here to register on Pipeline.  Lunch will be served.  Facilitated by Dr. Carl Sorgen.
March 27, 2015 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate
Are you ready to use Collaborate?  Blackboard Collaborate is a virtual classroom now available in all WSU Blackboard courses.  Instructors can use Collaborate to meet virtually with students using audio, video and other interactive tools.  This online workshop will help instructors become familiar with the basic features of Collaborate including session controls, chat, polling, whiteboard, and loading slides.  Technical information, including a link to the session, will be provided to those who register.
March 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Captioning - Making Your Video Content Accessible
Is your video content accessible? Learn why closed captions are an essential contribution to student learning and the benefits of adding them to your course materials for all students.  In this highly interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to guidelines of basic captioning and have the opportunity to practice adding closed captions to a video using Camtasia or YouTube. Due to the nature of this hands on workshop, registration is limited to 14 participants, so register early to save your spot.
March 4, 2015 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Facilitating Discussions & Responding to Emotions in the Classroom
Have you found yourself in the middle of a heated class discussion wondering what to do about it? This session will offer strategies for sustaining productive dialogues in the classroom even when discussions become emotional. We will discuss methods for facilitating when dialogues get difficult and sustaining an inclusive climate of curiosity in which students are eager to participate. Lunch will be provided. Facilitated by Dr. Mathew Ouellett.  Click here to register on Pipeline. (You must be logged in first.)
February 27, 2015 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Engaging Students in an Online Classroom
Are you interested in increasing student engagement in your course?   Join colleagues to explore strategies that faculty might employ in online environments to foster greater student engagement, collaboration, and interaction.  Lunch will be provided.  Facilitated by Dr. Geralyn Stephens. Click here to register on Pipeline. (You must be logged in first.)
February 26, 2015 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Engaging Diverse Learners
How do we promote the success of all of our diverse WSU students?  This workshop will explore the diversity-related dimensions of teaching excellence and offer strategies that promote learning and success for all. We will share strategies and techniques that establish and sustain an inclusive environment from the very first day and minimize stereotype threat in the classroom. Lunch will be provided. Facilitated by Dr. Mathew Ouellett.  Click here to register on Pipeline.  (You must be logged in first.)
February 20, 2015 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Evidence-Based Teaching Methods
Are you ready to get started with evidence-based teaching practices? Let us help you!  In this workshop we will focus on taking a content element of your class and converting it to an effective student-centered activity. Bring with you to the workshop one element of a lecture that you want to work on or just bring an idea. Participants will leave this workshop with an evidence-based, student-centered activity tailored to your learning goal in your lecture. Lunch will be provided.  Co-sponsored by the Office for Teaching & Learning and the WSU WIDER Grant Program.  Facilitated by Dr. Andrew Feig.  Click here to register on Pipeline. (You must be logged in first.)
February 11, 2015 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate
Are you ready to use Collaborate?  Blackboard Collaborate is a virtual classroom now available in all WSU Blackboard courses.  Instructors can use Collaborate to meet virtually with students using audio, video and other interactive tools.  This online workshop will help instructors become familiar with the basic features of Collaborate including session controls, chat, polling, whiteboard, and loading slides.  Technical information, including a link to the session, will be provided to those who register. Click here to register on Pipeline. (You must be logged in first.)
February 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Teaching at WSU: Who Are Our Students?
Who are our Wayne State University Students? You are invited to join an interdisciplinary panel of colleagues for a lunchtime discussion exploring the climate for teaching and learning at WSU. We will take a micro and macro approach by first sharing strategies for getting to know students in our courses and, second, by considering what may be gleaned from the latest CIRP* Freshman Survey results. (*Cooperative Institutional Research Program, UCLA).  Lunch will be provided. Facilitated by Dr. Mathew Ouellett.  Click here to register on Pipeline.  (You must be logged in first.)
February 6, 2015 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Inclusive Course Design
Do you use an intentional approach for designing and sustaining an inclusive classroom? In this workshop, we will look at a framework that is useful for multicultural course design across disciplines and course levels. Engage with your WSU colleagues in an interactive discussion on strategies and practical techniques for aligning course outcome goals, assessments, and learning activities in an inclusive teaching and learning environment. Lunch will be provided.  Facilitated by Dr. Mathew Ouellett. Click here to register on Pipeline. (You must be logged in first.)
January 30, 2015 at 12:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Implementing Learning Objectives through Classroom Work
Do you have questions about aligning your learning objectives with classroom work?  Clearly written course goals and learning outcomes provide students with a roadmap through the course content.  Join colleagues for lunch to discuss ideas for aligning learning objectives with engaging instructional strategies. Co-sponsored by The Office for Teaching and Learning and the WSU WIDER Program.  To attend, please register in Pipeline.
January 23, 2015 at 11:30 am
OTL Workshop: Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate
Are you ready to use Collaborate?  Blackboard Collaborate is a virtual classroom now available in all WSU Blackboard courses.  Instructors can use Collaborate to meet virtually with students using audio, video and other interactive tools.  This online workshop will help instructors become familiar with the basic features of Collaborate including session controls, chat, polling, whiteboard, and loading slides.  Technical information, including a link to the session, will be provided to those who register.  Please register in Pipeline.  
January 21, 2015 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Get the Most Out of Your Recorded Lectures
Are your students getting the most out of your lectures?  Enhance your ability to use capturing tools effectively, promote student engagement through video capture, and discuss best practices for integrating these videos into your course design.  To attend, please register in Pipeline.
January 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Introduction to Blackboard Collaborate
Description coming soon!
January 7, 2015 at 10:00 am
OTL Workshop: Getting Started with Course Learning Outcomes
Do your students know what they are supposed to study and learn in your course?  Does your syllabus clearly state what you expect your students to know and be able to do at the end of the course?  Learning outcomes are a set of statements that enhance and illuminate the course description in measurable terms how students will demonstrate mastery in a course.  In this workshop we will discuss what student learning outcomes are and how you can begin to use them in your courses. This event is sponsored in collaboration by The Office for Teaching and Learning and the WSU WIDER Program.  To attend, please register in Pipeline.
January 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm
OTL Workshop: Introduction to Blackboard
Would you like to make the most of your Blackboard site?  This workshop focuses on the design, development, and organization of hybrid, traditional, and online course content delivery. We discuss how to set up your Blackboard course site, navigate, organize and manage materials, and available Blackboard features to get you started.  To attend, please register on Pipeline.
January 6, 2015 at 1:00 pm