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Looking to jazz up your Canvas course space, enhance learning assessment and instructional videos, and make your course accessible and inclusive? The Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI) will offer several teaching workshops this Winter to assist faculty to enhance teaching with digital active learning strategies and various learning tools.

These events are scheduled on Thursday at 1:30 PM for anyone to attend online.  Please visit the DTEI website for details. Click on the workshop titles below to register! Faculty who participate in at least two of these workshops will receive a badge toward the 2022 DTEI Digital Learning Certificate. For more questions, please contact DTEIsupport@uci.edu for further assistance.


1/20/2022Designing Creative and Engaging Digital Assignments 

This workshop will introduce ways in which you can integrate a variety of digital engagement, productivity, and design tools into your teaching. How to create more engaging, reflective, collaborative, and meaningful assignments to enhance students’ learning experience will also be highlighted.

Speakers:
Kailey Baez, Instructional Designer, DTEI
Joab Corey, Assistant Professor of Teaching in Economics, UC Riverside
Christine King, Assistant Professor of Teaching, School of Engineering


1/27/2022:  Designing an Engaging and Visually Appealing Canvas Course Space

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to a Canvas course template which will include a variety of home page, content page, and layout designs. Participants will be shown how to use the built-in Canvas design toolkit which will contain matching banners, icons, and images that can be used to further customize the look and feel of the course space.

Speaker: Jennifer Foung, Instructional Designer, DTEI


2/3/2022Who Are Our Students? Understanding The Diversity of UCI and Taking The First Step in Inclusive Excellence 

In this session, we will share the diversity of our student population at UCI and discuss different types of disabilities, bring awareness to our current students about the DSC services, and talk about the impact generated by inclusive teaching on students’ learning experiences.

Speakers:
Bo Choi, Instructional Designer, DTEI
Joseph Morales, Assistant Director, Office of Inclusive Excellence (OIE)
Karen Andrews, Director, Disability Services Center (DSC)


2/10/2022Be Mindful of Teaching Accessibility When Using Classroom Technologies to Engage Students 

In this session, we will demonstrate various classroom technologies available at UCI (e.g., Poll Everywhere) and provide best practice guidelines to foster teaching accessibility when using these technologies in the classroom.

Speakers:
Shu Fen (Fannie) Tsai,  Instructional Designer, DTEI
Kelsey Layos, Classroom Tech. Liaison and Application Support Specialist, OIT
Natalie Hadland, Video Producer, UCI Media


2/17/2022Preparing Learning Content and Instructional Videos for Bite-Size Online Delivery

In this workshop, we will discuss the importance of digital content and instructional videos for online learning. We will also share practical techniques for helping students retain knowledge by dividing lecture content and instructional videos into bite-sized chunks.

Speakers:
Natalie Hadland, Video Producer, UCI Media
Megan Linos, Director of LX Design and Online Education, DTEI