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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Sustainability Across the Curriculum Opportunities

winter & spring 2018

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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Cal Poly University Bookstore Training
on Follett Tool for Selecting OER Materials

Friday, June 1, 2018

By now you have probably heard of Cal Poly's initiative to drive down the cost of textbooks for students through participation in the Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) program. Did you know that the University Bookstore has an amazing tool sponsored by Follett to help you locate open educational resources (OER) for your particular subject matter? David Watts, Director of the University Store, will be sharing with faculty how to effectively use this awesome tool in a special session sponsored by the CTLT on Friday, June 1, 2018, from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM in Kennedy Library, Room 209 (the CTLT Classroom). This special training will pay off in making text choices for your courses for years to come. All are welcome! 


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Flipping Your Classroom Summer Workshop

August 7 - 21

The CTLT is accepting proposals from faculty who would like to "flip" a portion of their courses to replace lecture time with hands-on Learn by Doing activities.  Candidates will receive a $1,200 stipend upon successful completion of all workshop activities and attendance at four face-to-face meetings.  Lunch and resources provided.  Seats are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Submit your proposal soon to secure your spot! 
Dates: August 7 - 21
In-person meeting dates: August 10, 14, 17, 21
Application Deadline:  June 15
​​​​​​​For more information: Contact Pam Dougherty at padoughe@calpoly.edu

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Program Assessment Workshop Series

AY 2017-18

This workshop series provides efficient and effective support for those working on program assessment efforts across campus. The workshop topics are challenges commonly encountered by those tackling program assessment: Program Learning Outcomes (Fall), Curriculum Mapping (Winter) and Assessment Planning (Spring). All three workshops will be engaging, hands-on experiences designed to help you make significant and positive progress in your program assessment project. It will also develop your understanding of assessment theory and expertise in assessment-related topics and activities. This series is a partnership between CTLT and Academic Programs and Planning.

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

APRIL 12, May 4 OR May 23, 2018

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 either April 12, May 4, or May 23, 2018, 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

MAY 22 OR MAY 31 

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 CTLT Multimedia Specialist, Luanne Fose, and learn how to set ZOOM up for your next meeting, office hour, recruitment, collaborative project, seminar, or synchronous class on May 22 or May 31, 2018.

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Correcting YouTube Automatic Captions Workshop

April 24, 2018

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 Tuesday, April 24, 2018, from 12:00-1:00 PM. Don't ever be embarrassed by automatic captions again!

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Workshops by Request


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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