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​​​DEFT Workshops

Learn about online pedagogical practices and new tools you can use to improve the instruction of your course(s). If you missed our Spring 2022 workshops, look for a recording in the ​DEFT Video Library which has recordings of our past workshops, or you can​ make an appointment​ to learn about these topics.​​​​​​​


​Fall Workshop Info coming soon!


Vendor Webinars & On-going Trainings

VoiceThread

VoiceThread offers workshops to support new users. You can also watch previous webinars on a variety of topics such as Flipped Classroom, Assessment, Game-based Learning, and more. Register for current & review previous VoiceThread webinars. Note: times listed are (usually) EST time zone.

DesignPLUS

CidiLabs offers ongoing workshops for beginner and intermediate users. You can learn how to use these new course-building tools in three quick 1-hour workshops. Register for upcoming DesignPLUS workshops (calendar updated monthly). Note: All training times are listed in the MTN time zone. 

Packback

Packback is a critical thinking discussion tool that encourages students with AI prompted suggestions, requirements, and feedback. To support faculty, Packback offers monthly and weekly live webinars. Check out their monthly live webinars (Note: times are listed in CST); if the day/time doesn’t work for you, there is an attached recorded version to view at your convenience. 

Pronto

Pronto is a communication hub in the global navigation menu of Canvas that connects teachers and students via chat and video. Sign up for one of their webinar offerings to learn about features like chat, Canvas widget, Meetings, personal settings, and course management. There will be eight opportunities from January 18 through February 10th (all at 9 am PST). If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to help@pronto.io.

LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor

This comprehensive training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams. The session repeats multiple times per week and provides a detailed demonstration of both applications, including enhancements that make Respondus Monitor even more effective and easy to use. Use the link above to register.