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Each year, CETL offers numerous workshops on the topic of technology in education. Below you will find the descriptions and registration details for each of this year's technology workshops. 

If you are unable to attend any of the workshops below, but would still like the information, all of our workshops will be recorded and put up in our Faculty Development Hub, along with any related workshop materials. If you would like access to our Hub, please click here for more information. 

What's New in D2L Webinar - Fall 2017 Edition

What's New in D2L Webinar - Fall 2017 Edition

Facilitated By: Amanda Dills

Friday, August 18th @ 12:00pm - 12:45pm


Ever since October 2016, D2L has been rolling out small improvements behind the scenes each month.  In this webinar, we will go over many of the new features and changes that have been added to D2L within the past year (like the new-and-improved Quiz creation tool), and point you towards additional training materials to help you master the tools featured.   This webinar will be streamed online (as well as recorded), and participants will be able to ask questions and interact during the live presentation. [Tech level and prerequisites:  Basic – Participants should be comfortable navigating around the D2L platform and have used D2L previously in their courses.]

To reserve a "virtual" seat for this panel discussion, please click here to fill out the "Workshop Registration Form." 

10 Commandments for Creating Discussion Board Assignments

10 Commandments for Creating Discussion Board Assignments

Facilitated By: Amanda Dills

Wednesday, September 20th @ 12:15pm - 1:45pm

Discussion Boards can be a very powerful tool for peer-to-peer interaction within D2L. However, they also can be one of the most DIFFICULT tools for faculty to set up and manage effectively. In this workshop, we will go over some best practices for setting up and managing effective Discussion Board Assignments...that DON'T take you forever to grade! 

**Tech level and prerequisitesIntermediate - While this workshop will not focus extensively on technology (so D2L novices who are interested in using the Discussion Board in the future could certainly benefit), participants who have already attempted to use Discussion Boards in their classes will get the most from this workshop.

To reserve a seat in this workshop, please click here to fill out the "Workshop Registration Form." 

What's New in Turnitin Webinar - Fall 2017 Edition

What's New in Turnitin Webinar - Fall 2017 Edition

Facilitated By: Amanda Dills

Friday, September 1st @ 12:00pm - 12:45pm

On August 1st, Turnitin’s interface updated to something called “Feedback Studio.” In this webinar, we’ll go over the main differences between Feedback Studio and the “old” version of Turnitin.  This webinar will also be an introduction to Turnitin for those who have never used it before.  [Tech level and prerequisites:  Basic/Intermediate  – Participants do not need to be familiar with Turnitin, but should be comfortable setting up Dropboxes in D2L.]

To reserve a "virtual" seat for this panel discussion, please click here to fill out the "Workshop Registration Form." 

D2L Daylight Training

OKCU will be upgrading our instance of D2L to the new “Daylight” layout on December 19, 2017.  In these workshops, we will go over the major changes that faculty can expect to see after the upgrade.  Participants will also be able to experiment with their courses in a “Test Server,” which has been already upgraded to the Daylight Format.  [Tech level and prerequisites:  Basic – Since this workshop will be focusing on changes between the “old” and “new” versions of D2L, participants who have at least a basic current working knowledge of the system will get the most from the workshop. Additionally: If there is enough interest, specific workshops will be designated for true “D2L Newbies” and one for “D2L Super Users.”]


Daylight 101: D2L Daylight Training

Wednesday, November 8th @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm


Daylight 101: D2L Training

Tuesday, November 14th @ 12:15pm - 1:15pm


Daylight 102: D2L Training and What's New

Tuesday, January 9th @ 12:15 - 12:45

If you'd like to reserve a seat in any of these workshops, please click here to fill out the "Workshop Registration Form." 

Set It and Forget It: How to Set Up Auto-Graded Quizzes to Enhance Student Recall

Set It and Forget It: How to Set Up Auto-Graded Quizzes to Enhance Student Recall

Facilitated By: Amanda Dills

Wednesday, February 21st @ 12:15pm - 1:15pm

According to brain science research, having students practice repetitive recall can be a very effective strategy for knowledge retention.  In this workshop, you will learn how to set up Auto-Graded Quizzes that allow students to practice recalling information as many times as necessary.  We will also touch on 3rd party recall tools (like Kahoot and Quizlet) that can be used to promote student recall practice.  [Technology level and prerequisites:  Basic/Intermediate – Participants do not need to have experience with the D2L Quiz Tool before attending the workshop, but should be comfortable accessing and using the D2L platform.]

To reserve a seat for this panel discussion, please click here to fill out the "Workshop Registration Form." 

Distance Education Panel Discussion Series

In this series of moderated Panel Discussions, we will explore the challenges and benefits of various types of technology-enhanced learning.  Panelists will include University Faculty from all of the Academic Colleges, and the primary goal of these discussions will be developing collaboration and connection across the University with regards to Distance Education.


Topic # 1: Distance Education Definitions and Onboarding

Wednesday, September 13th @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm


Topic # 2: Asynchronous Online Courses

Wednesday, October 11th @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm


Topic # 3: Low Residency and Hybrid Courses

Wednesday, November 1st @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm


Topic # 4: The Enhanced Classroom

Tuesday, January 23rd @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm


Topic # 5: Video Conferencing (Synchronous Online)

Wednesday, February 28th @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm


More information about this discussion series coming soon. If you'd like to reserve a seat in any of these discussions, please click here to fill out the "Workshop Registration Form." 

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