Winter 2022 Programming

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Join our Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS) team and your fellow instructors and teaching assistants this winter as we explore the physical and remote class environments. These sessions are designed to provide support across the spectrum of course delivery methods, with a particular focus on technologies supporting hybrid lecture delivery and student assessment.



This series is dedicated to helping instructors learn how the web conferencing technology in the classroom works, gain comfort using the classroom technology with their computers, and provide ongoing support during the first two weeks of the return to campus.

The series is a mix of in-person, individual and online collaborative offerings.

Return to Campus - Web Conferencing Classroom Orientations

Date & Time: Tuesday, January 4 through Friday, January 28, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Day Hall, Room 118

Request a Classroom Orientation
(Please select an Classroom Orientation from the list of available options.)

If you are assigned to a teach in a Lecture Web Conferencing or Seminar Web Conferencing Classroom in W22, you may register for an orientation session in our demo room on campus.

These 30-minute, in-person orientation sessions, run by an instructional technology specialist (ITS), include a walkthrough of the classroom technology, a chance to try out your laptop in the room, and an opportunity to better understand the in-person and remote student experience.

You will be asked to provide three potential availability windows when requesting an orientation. Our team will make every effort to accommodate your availability.

Return to Campus - Web Conferencing Classroom Q & A

Date & Time: Monday, January 31, 2022 | 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Register for Return to Campus - Web Conferencing Classroom Q & A

Welcome back to campus! After a week back and experience teaching in the room, are you finding that you have questions about teaching in a Web Conferencing Classroom? Are you having any difficulty with the technology in the room? This instructor and teaching assistant-driven session is designed to provide the opportunity to ask your questions and receive support from OpenEd’s Classroom Technical Support (CTS) and the Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS) teams.

Return to Campus - Chat Management for Hybrid Course Delivery

Date & Time: Thursday, February 3, 2022 | 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Register for Return to Campus - Chat Management for Hybrid Course Delivery

A common challenge in hybrid course delivery is how to balance interaction with your remote and in-person students. In this session, we will explore how the chat functions in Zoom and Microsoft Teams can be utilized to improve the experience for both instructors and students, and provide strategies to help manage the chat while teaching. 


This series provides instructors and teaching assistants with an overview of each CourseLink tool used for online assessment. Each hands-on workshop focuses on a specific tool and provides an opportunity to work with an instructional technology specialist (ITS) on the setup and grading options of a tool, as well as explore connections between the different tools (e.g., adding a rubric to a Dropbox folder).

CourseLink Rubrics Tool

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 | 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Register for CourseLink Rubrics Tool

Rubrics is a powerful tool for communicating expectations and keeping grading consistent across papers and graders. In this session, we will briefly discuss the benefits of rubrics, walk through the creation process within CourseLink, and explore how rubrics can be used to support grading in multiple areas of CourseLink.

CourseLink Dropbox Tool

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 | 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Register for CourseLink Dropbox Tool 

The Dropbox tool is one of the most utilized features available within CourseLink. This session will explore the different submission options for folders, walk through the updated creation experience, and provide you with the opportunity to try out the extensive grading features available within Dropbox.

CourseLink Discussions Tool

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 |1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Register for CourseLink Discussions Tool 

CourseLink Discussions is a popular option in online learning; however, assessment of discussion topics is often misconceived as difficult or laborious. In this session, we will walk through the process of setting up a graded discussion and the available grading options, and explore the updated and improved assessment interface.

CourseLink Quizzes Tool

Date & Time: Thursday, February 24, 2022 | 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Register for CourseLink Quizzes Tool

With an increase in hybrid and remote delivery of courses, CourseLink’s Quizzes tool is utilized more than ever for student assessment. In this session, we will explore Quizzes and dive into features such as the question library and question pools, the basics of quiz creation, grading of select question types, and submission view options to provide additional student feedback.

CourseLink Grades Tool

Date & Time: Thursday, February 24, 2022 |1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Register for CourseLink Grades Tool

Bring all your assessment pieces together with the Grades tool in CourseLink. In this session, we will introduce grading systems (e.g., weighted versus points), grade categories and weight distribution, how grade items can be associated with CourseLink assessment tools, and review the process for downloading final grades from CoruseLink.


Stay tuned for our grading-focused sessions throughout the month of March. Keep an eye on our Updates & Announcements section for more details on these sessions.


Are you looking for a session on a specific supported educational technology for your college, department, or instructional team? Our Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS) team offers personalized sessions for large and small groups and will work with you to tailor a session to your needs.

To request a session, please contact the ITS team.