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Workshops, Trainings and Conversations

Events

California College of the Arts regularly schedules workshops, trainings and conversations to increase faculty knowledge and skills related to teaching and learning.

Check for currently scheduled events:

Teaching Lab Google Calendar

Don't see a workshop you want? We will schedule workshops on demand in any of the topics listed below for your faculty or divisional meeting or for a group of 2 or more instructors.


Pedagogy Workshops

Conducting Online Peer Critiques

Host: Lisa Conrad, Digital Scholarship Librarian

Topics covered: In this workshop we’ll explore ways to set up critiques of student work both synchronously and asynchronously, using Zoom, Moodle, and VoiceThread, with an emphasis on VoiceThread. Hands-on. Be prepared to upload some media for critique and engage in some practice critiquing.

Designing Research Assignments

Host: Daniel Ransom, Instructional Services Librarian

Research papers are a traditional way to encourage critical thinking, engage students in research, and teach them how to synthesize sources in order to develop an argument. However, many students struggle with research papers for a variety of reasons. In this presentation, we will discuss ways in which we can design engaging research assignments that foster student success.

Digital Scholarship Tools for Online Teaching and Learning

Host: Lisa Conrad, Digital Scholarship Librarian

Topics covered: An overview of digital scholarship tools for discovering images & archival resources, collecting & organizing research, & for creation of student projects.


Moodle Workshops

Moodle: Getting Started

Host: Bobby White, Instructional Designer

Topics covered: Getting started in the new Moodle.

Intermediate / Advanced Moodle: Gradebook, Rubrics, Groups, and more

Host: Bobby White, Instructional Designer

Topics covered: This workshop is for folks who have a basic understanding of Moodle basics and are looking to the next level: Gradebook, rubrics, using groups, and more by request as time permits. This will be a hands-on workshop so bring your syllabus, Moodle site, and have an overall grading plan.

Advanced Moodle: Using the Workshop Activity for Peer Critique

Host: Daniel Ransom, Instructional Services Librarian

Topics covered: We will demonstrate how to use the Workshop Activity in Moodle for peer critique. This session will assume that the participants have a working knowledge of Moodle basics.

Gradebook: Setting up your Gradebook in Moodle

Host: Bobby White, Instructional Designer

Topics covered: Setting up your gradebook properly can be tricky. Is your weighting set up to reflect your gradebook? Are you using points or scales? How does this affect the gradebook total? Can you set up a Pass/No-credit gradebook? Can you hide individual assignment grades from students until you are ready to share them? Can you show letter grades instead of percentages? How can you unhide your gradebook so that your students can see their grades? These questions and more will be walked through during this workshop. Bring your syllabus and your Moodle site and make it a hands-on experience.


VoiceThread Workshops

VoiceThread: Getting Started

Host: Bobby White, Instructional Designer

Topics covered: Use VoiceThread for virtual discussions, critiques, and student presentations.

Intermediate / Advanced VoiceThread: Getting more out of Collaboration, Groups, and Commenting

Host: Bobby White, Instructional Designer

Topics covered: This workshop is for folks that have a basic understanding of VoiceThread basics and are looking to the next level: Students collaborating on VoiceThreads, using groups and subgroups for critique, getting more out of commenting, and more by request as time permits. This will be a hands-on workshop so bring images/media for practice.


Teaching Technology Workshops

Introduction to MURAL Digital Workspace

Host: Daniel Ransom, Instructional Services Librarian

Topics covered: We will look at MURAL, a digital workspace/whiteboard application that can be used for collaborative work with students. This platform is primarily intended for low-residency programs, studio-based courses, and ideation-based seminars.

Introduction to Panopto Video Management Platform

Hosts: Eric Phetteplace, Systems Librarian and Bobby White, Instructional Designer

Topics covered: Come learn about Panopto, CCA's new video platform for recording and distributing video. Panopto will integrate closely with Moodle and automatically generate captions. It will not have some of the limitations our other video options suffer from (limited file sizes, accessibility in China).

Portal Course Section Pages for Faculty

Host: Eric Phetteplace, Systems Librarian

Topics covered: A workshop on using the Portal's Course Section Pages feature to showcase information about your course and useful resources.

Zoom Basics

Host(s): CCA Libraries staff

Topics covered: Get a general overview of how you can use Zoom to record lectures, meet with students, and share content.


Previously Recorded Workshops

Instructors can access previously recorded workshops in a secure folder through Panopto.