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DE 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.​​​​​​​​


Spring Workshops​

@ONE Spring 2024 Workshops

      • Creating an Equitable Course Outline of Record: Learn to design your Course Outlines of Record (COR) with diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism (DEIA) in mind! What is a COR, and how is it different from a syllabus? Who is responsible for the COR? Which COR elements can be aligned with DEIA goals, and how? We will explore ways to bring the COR and DEIA into your course and creative strategies for inviting students into your course design to enhance inclusivity and authenticity.
      • Regular Substantive Interaction in Online Courses: Delve into the core of RSI, understanding what it is and why it matters. This workshop will offer RSI engagement strategies, tools to enhance RSI, and how RSI fosters equity and inclusion. Participants will learn how to elevate their engagement with students to cultivate a culture of meaningful connection and interaction.
      • Assessing Learning in Online Courses: Assessing learning in online courses can be challenging and time-consuming. In this webinar, participants will be provided with insights and practical strategies for equitably evaluating online students in the age of AI. In addition to discussing key components of effective online assessments, methods to support students in completing assessments successfully will be shared.
      • Making Documents Accessible in Canvas: Are your documents accessible? Bring them with you and find out! Learn about what makes a document accessible, how to conduct an accessibility check, and how to fix any issues. In this webinar, we will demonstrate the use of the Accessibility Checker for different document types (Word Documents, PowerPoints, and PDFs). We will also discuss the limitations of automated accessibility checkers and how to identify the necessary accessibility features for documents. Finally, we will demonstrate how to remediate or create documents, so they are accessible.
      • Captioning Strategies & Options: Do you feel overwhelmed by the thought of captioning every video you post in Canvas, even though you know the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires it? This webinar is your key to unlocking the door to inclusive and accessible multimedia creation. From understanding the importance of captions to hands-on strategies for crafting them, this webinar simplifies the journey of ADA-compliant captioning. Gain confidence in finding appropriately captioned videos and understanding the issues caused by auto-generated captions. Master the process of captioning your pre-existing videos and planning for future ones. Finally, learn expert tips to speed up your captioning process.
      • Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a Partner in the Learning Process: Partnering with Artificial Intelligence (AI) as part of the learning process can feel daunting; where do we start, and how do we know where to go from here? AI is here to stay, so let’s build the framework in which it participates in our learning spaces as we direct it to do so. Relying on the elements of digital citizenship, we will create guidance to teach students the ins and outs of being an informed AI user and build a framework where you, the instructor, can begin to control the application/outcome of AI’s use in your learning environment.


DesignPLUS & TidyUP Workshops


Pope Tech Accessibility Tool

Join the CCC Accessibility Center as Pope Tech demonstrates how to implement and use their Canvas accessibility tools: Dashboard and Accessibility Guide. This training is appropriate for faculty, instructional support staff, Canvas Administrators, and any other California Community College employee with interest in Pope Tech’s Canvas tools.


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.
  • 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 offers comprehensive training webinars 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.