Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology



Throughout the academic year and summer, the CTLT offers scheduled workshops and Workshops By Request designed to support faculty and staff in creating rich learn-by-doing environments for students. 

Workshop topics encompass Instructional Practices, Academic Technology, PolyLearn, and others. Our "Workshops By Request" can be facilitated in several different formats, please see our offerings to see what would work for you. Our workshop offerings change frequently, please check often for our updated schedules. If you would like a workshop or information on a topic not listed, please contact the CTLT.

Please check our Calendar of Events for a collective list of dates and times.

ZOOM (Video Conferencing Software) Workshops

FEB 13 & Feb 16, 2017

Zoom Cloud IconDo you know about Zoom - Cal Poly's new video conferencing software? Zoom is now available to all Cal Poly students, faculty, and staff. Zoom allows for video, audio, and screen sharing between up to 200 participants. It can be used from any computer, laptop, tablet, or phone, and it works on Windows, Mac, Android and iOS devices. Any Cal Poly user can schedule and initiate a video or audio meeting, allowing Zoom to be used for any online meeting, whether between two or many people. The screen sharing feature for collaborating on projects from a distance is also awesome! Join instructor, Luanne Fose, from 12:10 - 1:00 PM in the large CTLT Conference Room (35-319b) on either Monday, February 13 or Friday, February 16 and learn how to set Zoom up for your next meeting, office hour, or synchronous class.

Register here... 

PolyLearn Workshops - February

FEB 10, 16 & 17, 2017

PolyLearn IconThree PolyLearn workshops have been scheduled for early February: 

Gradebook - Friday, Feb. 10, 2:00-3:00 PM in 35-202a (bring your own laptop) 

Formative Assessments in PolyLearn - Thursday, Feb. 16, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM in 35-216b (Windows lab) 

PolyLearn Tips to Make Your Life Easier - Friday, Feb. 17, 2:00-3:00 PM in 35-216b (Windows lab) 

For more information, please review the PolyLearn Support site

Instructor: Tonia Malone, PolyLearn Administrator

QOLT Rubric Springboard - FULL

February 6 - 17 (fully online)

The QOLT Rubric Springboard workshop will provide a basic course template for anyone interested in teaching an online or hybrid course that meets the Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) rubric. This fully online workshop will address approximately one-third of the QOLT rubric, and is also beneficial for anyone who uses the PolyLearn (Moodle) system for hosting course documents in their face-to-face courses. A $200 stipend is available to those instructors who complete this online workshop by submitting a reflective statement of achievement, screen captures of their work, and achieving a course score of 80% or better.

Instructor: Catherine Hillman

QOLT Universal Design & Media Accessibility Workshop

February 6 through March 24 (fully online)

Instructor: Dr. Luanne Fose, CTLT Lead Instructional Designer

This workshop is the third course in our series for faculty who are interested in teaching an online or hybrid course that meets the standards of the CSU’s Quality Online Learning & Teaching (QOLT) rubric. This fully online workshop will address nine of the sub-standards within the QOLT rubric that apply to aspects of universal design and making your media accessible (Sub-standards 3.5, 3.6, 6.1, 6.3, 8.5, 8.7, 10.2). 

Although the course was designed with QOLT participants in mind, those who wish to incorporate these standards in any of their digital educational materials will find the course useful. Due to the nature of the course materials for this workshop, participants do not have to take this course “in order” with the previous two QOLT courses that we offered at the CTLT – i.e., there is no pre-requisite.

In this course, we will address the following “sticky wickets” of effective course design:

  • Universal Design Defined: UDL and UDI – What’s the Difference?
  • Incorporating UDL in Your Pedagogy
  • Addressing Student Learning Styles (by not overly relying on a singular content type such as text)
  • Selecting Tools and Media that Support the Course Learning Outcomes
  • Creating Assignments to Enable Student Engagement and Active Learning
  • Modeling Academic Integrity for Your Students
  • Captioning Your Own Videos by Correcting YouTube’s Automatic Captions
  • An Easy Method for Creating a Transcript for Your Audio Files
  • Creating Audio and Video Files for Multiple Platforms and Devices
  • Learner Choice and Learner Voice: Providing Alternatives for Equal Accessibility
  • Although the course is delivered asynchronously, it requires that assignments be completed by certain deadlines established in the course syllabus. This 7-week online course in PolyLearn will begin on Monday, February 6, 2017 and end on Friday, March 24, 2017. Expected time commitment from participants is approximately 2 hours per week.

A $200 stipend is available to faculty participants who complete this online workshop with a course score of 80% or better.

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eLearning Addendum 

March 6 - 17 (fully online)

Launching a successful online or hybrid course starts long before the first day of class, and engages practices and pedagogies that are slightly different than the face-to-face environment. This fully online workshop focuses on the local (Cal Poly) process for hybrid and online course approval, with an introduction to the CSU's QOLT (Quality in Online Learning and Teaching) exemplary course program. During this workshop, you will learn to navigate the eLearning Addendum, and map out key timelines and calendar dates for submitting your course for hybrid or online approval.

A $200 stipend is available to those instructors who complete this online workshop by submitting a reflective statement of achievement and achieving a course score of 80% or better.

Instructor: Catherine Hillman

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