Many of our past workshops provide resources referenced or used in the session. If you would like us to customize one of these workshops for a specific department or other group, please contact Eric French at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presented in January 2021, this workshop began by presenting data collected from the students that visited CAST this fall to help faculty and staff better understand the challenges that students were facing. The instructional designers then offered practical solutions for faculty to help better mitigate those challenges.
Students are reporting that one of their biggest challenges this semester is dealing with the cognitive load required just to navigate their widely varying courses. While individual instructors can’t do much about all of this variation, they can work hard to ensure their own courses are as intuitive and easy to navigate as possible.
Learn about the Sheldon Museum of Art and how you can incorporate art and/or the museum to further your teaching goals. Sheldon staff will discuss the museum’s collection, exhibitions, and other resources, as well as ways we have collaborated with faculty to design learning experiences tailored to their curricular needs.
This workshop focuses on the attributes, logistics, and effective use of formative student surveys. Participants will learn how to create effective and useful surveys in Canvas and will be given time to work on building their own formative surveys while receiving help from instructional designers.
We will discuss different approaches that can be taken using technology presently available at UNL, including exam randomization techniques, dividing exams into smaller pieces and synchronizing their delivery, and implementing lock-down browsers.
This workshop, conducted on July 31, focused on making optimal use of the tools available to decrease time spent on grading. This included developing useful rubrics, keeping a list of frequent comments, and using audio comments, and other practical tips.
Conducted July 30, this interactive workshop identified which aspects of a course are best delivered online versus in the classroom. Additionally, it covered the considerations for balancing synchronous versus asynchronous interactions when determining how often to meet with your class.
Conducted July 29, this interactive workshop provided strategies for promoting an engaging instructor presence and maintaining student interest without being physically present in the classroom. The workshop also involved the presentation of best-practices as well as discussions on different topics.
Conducted July 28, this roundtable discussion invited instructors to interact with the leaders of several different centers across the university that support students directly to discuss their missions and how they work to help students.
Conducted on July 27, this workshop helped faculty visualize strategies that can be used to design courses to meet the demands of the fall 2020 semester. Faculty from the Arts & Sciences shared examples from their courses that implement the CAS Flexible Course Models.
Conducted on July 14, this webinar discussed how the use of alternative assessments can foster unique experiences, a conducive environment for academic growth, and supports the Flexible Hybrid model.
Conducted on July 24, this workshop helped participants develop their skills at cultivating online discussions that also included in-depth demonstrations of how to use either the Yellowdig or the Canvas discussion platform.