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canvas basics webinar

Wednesday, May 31, 1-2 p.m.—online
This workshop is an introduction to Canvas for new users. Topics in this session will include general navigation of the Canvas interface, content creation and organization, notifications and communication and assignments (including quizzes, graded discussions, papers). The last 30 minutes will be dedicated to Q&A. Please note: this workshop will be held online via the Zoom webconferencing system at Please register

3D Printing and laser engraving

Wednesday, May 31, 4:30-5:45 p.m.--ECS building, rooms 107, 175 and 143
Learn to use the 3D printers and laser engraver in the Innovation Floor. These are the perfect tools for helping bring your new ideas to life quickly. This event is free to all DU students, faculty and staff. The workshop is open to individuals from any discipline/department. Due to space constraints, the workshop is limited to the first 15 participants per session. Please register ahead of time.

Advanced Canvas: Assignment & Grading Strategies

Thursday, June 1, 10-11:30 a.m.—OTL conference room (AAC room 345)
This workshop will cover creating course-level assessments, feedback strategies and using Canvas to make it all easier. Topics in this session will include: assignment creation, rubrics, the Canvas SpeedGrader and Canvas Gradebook. We'll have additional time for questions and a chance to set up one-on-one meetings with OTL staff for assistance on any remaining advanced scenarios. Please register

Flipped Workshop: How Do I Choose Between Synchronous & Asynchronous Activities?

Friday, June 2, noon-1 p.m.—OTL conference room (AAC room 345)
Learn how to define, describe and decide between synchronous activities and asynchronous online activities. In this "flipped" workshop, you will be asked to view a 20-minute mentor video prior to attending the in-person workshop. During the in-person workshop, you'll have an opportunity to consult with OTL staff about synchronous and asynchronous options available at DU to support face-to-face, hybrid and online courses. Please register

Flipped Workshop: How Can I Get Started with the Virtual Classroom?

Tuesday, June 6, 3-4:30 p.m.—online via Zoom
In this "flipped/online" workshop, you will be invited to view a 20-minute mentor video prior to attending a real-time virtual meeting via Zoom, DU's newest web conferencing tool. The 20-minute mentor video is led by Jill Schiefelbein and will give you the instructional and logistical perspectives to succeed in the virtual classroom. You will then have an opportunity to experience a virtual classroom firsthand during the real-time Zoom meeting on June 6. We will review the concepts covered in the 20-minute mentor video and demonstrate how to effectively use Zoom for teaching. Jae McQueen will be our virtual guest speaker and will share how the Graduate School of Social Work uses Zoom. Please register