DE Workshops

Distance Ed provides a rotating menu of workshops throughout the semester.  Topics include:

  • Various Canvas Features
  • Effective Online Teaching Practices
  • EdTech Tools to Enhance Course Interaction
  • Equity in Online Learning

Review our current list of workshop offerings below and click the "Register" link to sign-up.  Once you submit the form, you will receive an email confirmation with a Zoom link.

FLEX code: FF:33 Distance Education Trainings

Hypothesis for Social Annotation of Readings

Come learn about Hypothesis, a social annotation tool that helps to make reading visible, active, and social. If critical reading skills are important to your course, this is the EdTech tool for you!

This workshop will cover the nuts and bolts of how to create Hypothesis assignments in Canvas.  Then participants will explore how teachers are using annotation-powered reading to empower student writing and discussion how Hypothesis can be used in their specific disciplines and with their specific teaching and learning objectives.

Participants can expect to come away from this session with a clear idea about how they can use Hypothesis to incorporate collaborative annotation into their courses to improve student success.

(This workshop is provided by Hypothesis)

Friday, Sept 30th

noon-1 pm


Using VoiceThread in Canvas

VoiceThread is a powerful tool for creating asynchronous lectures that are interactive.  In addition, students can use VoiceThread to create presentations and projects, as well as give feedback to their peers.

In this workshop, you will learn how to create VoiceThreads and then add them to your Canvas course as lectures, discussions, or assessments. This will be a hand-on workshop where you can follow along with the activities and add VoiceThreads into your course modules.

(This workshop is provided by VoiceThread)

Tuesday, Oct 11th

10-11 am


Quick Video to Connect with Your Students

Research tells us that we can improve student success & retention online if students feel like they have an authentic relationship with their instructor—this is particularly true for minoritized students.  Short welcome videos are an excellent means to connect with students, but many faculty feel daunted by the video-creation process. Using Canvas Studio, this workshop will walk you through the entire video-creation process: recording, captioning, and placing the video wherever you need it.  Hope to see you at this hands-on workshop! 

Tuesday, Oct 11th

3-4 pm


A Tour of the Peralta Equity Rubric

Online courses can exacerbate equity gaps, but you can make your classroom a more welcoming, inclusive space by incorporating tools and best practices from the Peralta Online Equity Rubric. Let’s take a tour and explore the rubric.

Friday, Oct 28th

12:30-2 pm



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