Learn about online pedagogical practices and new tools you can use to improve your course(s) instruction. If you miss a workshop, 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 with our Course Developers and Accessible Technology & Media Coordinator.
Fall Vendor Workshops
- Get Started with Gradescope: Join Gradescope to learn how instructors can use this robust assessment tool. They will offer guidance on how to deliver assessments for online, in-person, and hybrid courses. Gradescope will also outline various options to meet your immediate needs, including 1) Fully online assignments, no paper required; 2) Existing paper-based assignments; and 3) Combining online and paper-based approaches.
- Register for Get Started with Gradescope -- one registration link, multiple evening days/times (NOTE: Vendor is an international company, so workshop times are set for international audiences.)
- Dec. 5 at 8:45 pm
- Dec 19 at 8:45 pm
Spring Vendor Workshops [TBA]
Vendor Webinars & Ongoing Training Sessions
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: The times listed are (usually) EST time zone.
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.
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 more effective and easy to use. Use the link above to register.