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.

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Accessible Document Design

EIGHT WORKSHOPS - Jan 19 - Mar 12, 2018

The CTLT is dedicated to creating an inclusive campus learning community.  This faculty workshop provides hands-on, step-by-step guidance to help you apply the tools in Microsoft Word to create an accessible Word document, and convert to accessible PDF.  Focus is on creating an accessible syllabus. Choose from among eight workshops offered January 19 – March 12, 2018. Workshops are 90-minutes; bring your own laptop!Continue reading & register ›

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QOLT Rubric Springboard Workshop

feb 25 - Mar 10 (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 from February 25 - March 10 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

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Sustainability Across the Curriculum Opportunities

aug 17, 2011

CTLT will begin offering various programs and services that support Cal Poly's Sustainability Learning Objectives (SLOs) in order to further enhance and expand sustainability across the curriculum. Are you an instructor who is interested in teaching sustainability concepts in your classroom but need help identifying methods? Check out the highly interactive Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshops. If you are already teaching coursework that incorporates the SLO's but you are not listed in the Sustainability Catalog (SUSCAT) then the Quick Qualify Workshops are for you. Also, be watching for more of these offerings in spring, and the Sustainability Camp Course (Re)Design in the summer! Questions? Contact Dianna Winslow at diwinslo@calpoly.edu

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YES, You Canva Workshop
(Graphic Design for the Rest of Us)

Mar 13

Discouraged that you can't create your own graphics for PolyLearn or other course content (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Keynote, Pages)? Do you think you just can't do it due to lack of aptitude with the complications of Photoshop? YES you can with Canva! Come to this workshop on March 13 in Kennedy Library, Room 209 (CTLT Classroom) and learn how to use the free intuitive online graphics tool, Canva, to meet some of your graphic content development needs. Learn how to make a PolyLearn banner for your course from a template or from scratch. It's fun and it's useful.

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ZOOM Video Conferencing Workshops

MAR 2 & Mar 21 

Do you know about Zoom - Cal Poly's 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. Join instructor, Luanne Fose, in the CTLT classroom (Kennedy Library, Room 209) and learn how to set ZOOM up for your next meeting, office hour, recruitment, collaborative project, seminar, or synchronous class.

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Correcting YouTube Automatic Captions Workshop


Federal accessibility mandates require that all videos used in online course materials are properly captioned. The easiest way to do this, without paying a vendor to do it for you, is to upload your video to YouTube and turn on automatic captions. Most of you have probably seen some of the strange results of automatic captions, but it is quite easy to fix them. Luanne Fose will teach you how easy the process is in this workshop on March 5. Don't ever be embarrassed by automatic captions again!

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Screencasting Basics with

Mar 8 & MAR 20

Would you like to get started with creating screencasts for your courses? Screencast-O-Matic is an easy and intuitive software tool for getting started. This 1-hour workshop, taught by CTLT Multimedia Specialist, Luanne Fose, will be offered on March 8 & March 20 in Kennedy Library, Room 209 (CTLT Classroom) from 12:00-1:00 PM and will introduce you to the basics of this intuitive tool. Pick a date that works for you and join us!

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Affordable Learning Solutions

Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$)

Friday, March 2, 2018

Textbooks represent a significant expense for our students, but the good news is there are ways you can help make their education more affordable. If you would like to learn how to reduce textbook costs for your students, join this session. The Affordable Learning Solutions: Selecting Open and Affordable Resources session will take place on March 2, 2018, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in Kennedy Library, Room 319B. You will increase your awareness of the breadth of affordable and open resources and explore how to incorporate them into your courses. The session is the first stage in a program designed to support faculty and lower-cost educational materials ($500 stipend for completion of 2 stages).

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Rethinking Support for At-Risk Students

Wednesday, Mar. 28, 9am - 3pm

The purpose of this program is to provide educators with methods and tools to identify academically at-risk students and to provide them with effective interventions that improve student success.

The CTLT is hosting a one-day workshop on Wednesay, Mar. 28. This workshop is available to faculty of all ranks (tenure, full, and part-time lectures). Lunch provided. A $300 stipend is available to those who complete the program.

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Creating Accessible Course Materials - Spring 2018

Fully-online 4-week workshop, April 23-May 20, 2018

Join your colleagues in this fully-online 4-week workshop, to create accessible course materials. This workshop provides an overview of accessibility and Universal Design in college courses. Participants will develop skills and best practices to make course materials technically accessible and usable to a broad range of students. Covers PolyLearn tools, accessible document design, video captioning, and final project to create an Accessibility Action Plan. $300 stipend available upon completion.

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Workshops by Request


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Workshops By Request are designed to provide Cal Poly instructors with opportunities to engage with high-priority teaching and learning-related topics. Our workshops are research-informed sessions that provide guidance on putting concepts into practice to make real differences in instructional effectiveness and student learning. They are offered at the CTLT teaching lab and can also be presented on site for faculty cohorts in programs and colleges on dates and times most convenient for those interested. Please review our options and let us know what we can do for you.

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