Workshop Opportunities (WSU Vancouver)

Fall Preparation Cohorts

We are partnering with AOI to run a twelve week faculty cohort on online learning for Vancouver. Each week the cohort meets to get a presentation on an issue around online practice and course design, along with a demonstration of an online tool or method. Sign up for the cohort to get added to the Zoom meetings.

The schedule will evolve over time, but these are the first eight weeks. Mike Caulfield also co-runs a separate AOI cohort on assessment, with a slightly different schedule.

(10 a.m.) 
Teaching Presence (video)
(2:30 p.m.) 
Cheating / Academic Integrity; Annotation tools (video
(10 a.m.) 
Design Matrix / Backwards Design; Collaborative documents, Frayer models 
(2:30 p.m.) 
Student Response Systems; Student response systems 
(10 a.m.) 
Alternative Assessments (Technology TBD) 
(2:30 p.m.)  
Explanatory videos (Technology TBD) 
(10 a.m.) 
Course/Module Introduction videos (Technology TBD) 

Mike Caulfield produces a YouTube video of each presentation that can be viewed separately. Click on the links above after the presentation has run (usually within a day or two) for a streamlined video presentation.

To sign up for the Vancouver cohort (currently about 50 members) contact (Vancouver faculty only).

Blended Content Studio

Blended Content Studio shows faculty how to make short multimedia pieces for their courses. There is a course each Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon starting June 23rd. Contact Mike Caulfield at to receive an invite to either series (or both). You will be invited to all of the events, but can decline those in which you are not interested.

Tuesdays, 10 a.m.

6/30Creating course and module introduction videos, video prompts
7/7Creating explanatory videos and screencasts
7/14Using Zoom for recorded guest lectures, podcasts, and interviews
7/21Studio Showcase: Show off your pieces and get feedback
7/28Better slide presentations (producing short slideshows that work)
8/4Studio Showcase: Show off your pieces and get feedback
Embedding feedback in asynchronous video

Thursdays, 3 p.m.

7/2Creating course and module introduction videos, video prompts
7/9Using Zoom for recorded guest lectures, podcasts, and interviews
7/16Creating explanatory videos and screencasts
7/23Studio Showcase: Show off your pieces and get feedback
7/30Better slide presentations
8/6Embedding feedback in asynchronous video
Studio Showcase: Show off your pieces and get feedback

Blended Content Film Festival: August 10th (Time TBD)

Department/Program Presentations

If there is a particular topic you would like us to present to your department or program on, contact and set up a custom workshop.

Possible topics:

  • Online learning overview
  • Creating effective instructional videos
  • Using student annotation to encourage reading
  • Better Zoom sessions and stupid zoom tricks
  • Developing teaching presence in online courses
  • Using discussion forums and forum alternatives
  • Using breakout rooms in Zoom
  • Using collaborative documents to deepen and assess learning
  • Alternative assessments
  • Finding and using OER
  • Discouraging cheating in online courses
  • Using Zoom for recorded guest lectures, podcasts, and interviews (in development)
  • Using student response systems (in development)
  • Universal design and accessibility for online learning (in development)
  • Creating video course introductions (in development)
  • Creating explanatory videos (in development)
  • Principles of HyFlex design (in development)
  • ….or let us know your needs and we’ll build something custom

Learning Innovations Workshops

Learning Innovations offers a number of workshops each week on a range of topics. The schedule is constantly updated, but the following worshops are available on a rotating basis:

  • Teaching from a Distance: Strategies and Best Practices
  • Teaching from a Distance: Community building and connection
  • Teaching from a Distance: Assessing Students
  • Blackboard Learn Rubrics and Assignments
  • Blackboard Learn Grade Center
  • Blackboard Learn: Tests and Quizzes
  • Perusall: Ensure Your Students are Reading
  • VoiceThread
  • Panopto

See the latest offerings. Check back frequently as opportunites are being constantly added.

You can also take a three course sequence to get a distance delivery certificate from Global Campus.

One-on-One Consultations

We are always available for one-on-one consultations. Contact Michelle Eccles ( who will connect you with the appropriate expertise in academic affairs. Our team includes experts in video production, video-conferencing, learning management systems, instructional design, assessment, accessibility, and educational materials production.