Workshops & Forums

OPID 2021 Spring Conference Online

Join faculty and instructors from UW System’s 13 universities to share experiences, knowledge and innovative teaching and learning practices. This year’s conference will be held online to consider “The Joys of Teaching and Learning /refresh/.”

Conference Dates: April, 9, 16 & 23

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Preparing to Teach Online Bootcamp

Join this week-long, intensive course built for instructors teaching remotely or online. This course is built around five modules that will help you prepare your course for remote learning. Learn how to strengthen instructor-student relationships and foster learner interaction through practical resources and hands-on experiences. We will meet virtually from 8:30-9:30 each morning (Tuesday-Monday) to discuss content and demonstrate remote learning strategies; additional resources and activities are provided online to help you develop your course. Successfully complete all assignments and receive a digital badge, “Prepared to Teach Online.”

Spring 2021 Sessions: March 23-29; May 18-24

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Classroom Assessment Strategies Workshop

During this interactive virtual workshop, you will learn how to create an online activity for your course to assess students’ learning progress using a Classroom Assessment Technique (CAT) of your choice. Participants will leave with a “course-ready” assessment, as well as ideas for other assessment techniques. This is a unique opportunity to develop an assessment that is designed to improve the quality of learning and obtain useful feedback on the learning process.

Upcoming Sessions: May 10, 1:30-3pm; May 12, 9 -10:30am

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The Discussion Project Virtual

The Discussion Project Virtual has 6 new sessions open for spring and summer 2021! An online training, The Discussion Project Virtual supports instructors in designing and implementing synchronous video conference discussion for classes of 40 or fewer. The training consists of seven two-hour synchronous sessions in Zoom, each preceded by an hour of asynchronous work. The application is open to UW instructors (faculty, academic staff, and graduate students).

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Honorlock Sessions

Honorlock sessions are available from both campus and the vendor. View upcoming sessions for details on what is covered in each session.

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Active Teaching Labs

Grounded in inclusive learning, infused with research, and connecting to the Wisconsin Experience, these virtual Active Teaching Labs will help instructors learn more about teaching tools and equitable practices, and hear how UW-Madison instructors motivate, engage, and more effectively teach the diverse range of students we encounter. Open to all faculty, instructors, instructional staff and teaching assistants.

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This long-standing, comprehensive, faculty learning community is intended for instructors who are new to – or want to explore and apply more in-depth best practices – designing (or re-designing) and teaching fully online, credit courses. Participants experience what it is like to be an “online student,” while applying research-based online course design and teaching best practices. The program offers two free courses: “Plan & Design” and “Facilitation & Management.” You can take one or both courses, in any order, depending on your needs.

Upcoming Sessions

  • Plan & Design: May 17 – June 25 | Register by May 12
  • Facilitation & Management: July 26 –August 25 | Register by July 21

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DESL Foundations Training

Join a virtual session to discuss how to get the most from the Direct Evidence of Student Learning (DESL) integration in Canvas. These sessions are designed to focus on supporting instructors in using the DESL tool. Topics covered include: identifying key assignments, linking key assignments learning outcomes from Lumen, and using reports to evaluate and observe student learning through assessments.

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Learning Analytics Community of Practice

Held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 11:00am-12:00pm, the Learning Analytics Community of Practice is designed to connect colleagues in sharing learning analytics experiences, including the use of the Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard (LEAD). View upcoming meetings as well as LEAD trainings.

Learning Analytics Events

Learn@UW Trainings

This webinar series focuses on centrally supported digital teaching and learning tools within the Learn@UW suite, which includes Canvas, Kaltura MediaSpace, AEFIS, Top Hat, Blackboard Collaborate, Pressbooks, Piazza, Atomic Assessments, Turnitin, Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard (LEAD) and Honorlock. Appropriate for all faculty, instructors and teaching assistants.

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Delta Program Workshops, Courses & Learning Communities

The Delta Program offers a variety of workshops and courses to address the challenges of remote teaching while designing inclusive and effective learning experiences. They provide teaching professional development primarily for graduate students, teaching assistants and postdocs, but faculty and instructional staff are welcome.

Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence

Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence (MTLE) is a two-semester professional development program in teaching designed to support early-career, tenure-track faculty in applying evidence-based practices proven to enhance student learning. Guided by an expert MTLE facilitator, small cohorts (10-12 members) of Faculty Fellows hold weekly, 90-minute sessions throughout each semester and advance through curriculum modules typically spanning 3 weeks; module topics are carefully selected based on longstanding pedagogical principles and the latest teaching and learning literature. MTLE Fellows develop their teaching skills through a robust program curriculum, making meaningful connections with early-career faculty peers and building a strong support network with the teaching and learning community along the way.

Eligibility: Assistant professors on tenure-track – applicants within their first three years on campus are prioritized.

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