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​​​DEFT Workshops

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.​​​​​​​

Ask It! Drop-in Q&A Hours
NE​W Zoom Storage Plan​

Ask It! Join link: No registration needed!

Regular Hours:

  • M, T, W --- 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Fridays --- 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The District's new Zoom Storage Plan starts June 30, 2023. Read Zoom Storage Plan info & watch video tutorials to learn more.

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.