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

APril 20 & May 15, 2017

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Do 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 for 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 can be quite useful. Join instructor, Luanne Fose, from 12:00 - 1:00 PM in the large CTLT Conference Room (35-319b) on Thursday, April 20 or Monday, May 15, 2017, and learn how to set Zoom up for your next meeting, office hour, or synchronous class.

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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

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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Digital Mentorship Competency Workshop Series

Spring Quarter (April 24 - June 5, 2017)

During Fall 2015, Dr. Luanne Fose (Lead Instructional Designer in the CTLT) and Prof. Martin Mehl (Communication Studies) conducted a pilot to evaluate improvement in faculty grading efficiency and assessment by means of asynchronous oral feedback to students through video screencasting techniques. We were especially interested in how this approach would affect student perception of faculty approachability. Our survey data concluded that such an approach positively affected students’ perception of constructive criticism through this one-on-one process while providing the added value of instructor transparency and personally-focused mentoring. An added bonus is that faculty reported saving time with this method of assessment after they became familiar with it.

The Fose/Mehl research resulted in an award-winning six-part series for “Effective Practice” - The Digital Academic Revolution: Digital Mentorship Competency - published in 2016-2017 through the Online Learning Consortium Research Center for Digital Learning & Leadership.

Faculty who are interested in learning the technological/pedagogical strategies for digital mentorship are invited to join the CTLT Digital Mentorship Competency Workshop Series facilitated by Luanne Fose during Spring quarter 2017. This 6-session series will focus on digital video feedback assessment via screencasting. Faculty participants will also receive instruction in screencasting basics for the online, hybrid, and flipped classroom using the Screencast-O-Matic software.

A $200 stipend is available to those instructors who complete this workshop series by implementing digital video assessment on at least two assignments during the quarter, submitting a reflective statement documenting the experience, and achieving a course score of 80% or better.

There will be six sessions in Spring Quarter 2017 on Monday afternoons from 3:00-4:00 PM in the CTLT Large Conference Room (35-319b) on the following dates: April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22, & June 5, 2017.

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