Academic Technology Professional Development

Academic Technology Professional Development

The Department of Academic Technology will be offering a series of training sessions during the summer. Faculty interested in attending these sessions should contact for more details. 

If you also need help building your online course, get more information on the Online Learning Pages.

Sessions are offered online via Zoom or in B2-26. Please register in advance for any Zoom sessions using the provided links.  A Zoom link will be sent to you.  Registration can still be done on the day of the session.

Please feel free to reach out to with questions or to schedule one-on-one or special training sessions.  We’re happy to work around your schedule.

Bookmark this page. Additional sessions will be added regularly.

Canvas Essentials

Learn the basics of navigating Canvas and your courses. This session will cover account settings, course setup, announcements, assignments, discussions, modules, and the gradebook.

ClearTouch Basics

Learn the basics of the classroom Clear Touch boards.  This session will look at managing the board, using the whiteboard, annotating over the screen, and recording a class session.

  • Thursday, January 11th, 12 – 12:30 pm (In-person, B2-26)
  • Friday, January 12th, 11 – 11:30 am (In-person, B2-26)

Academic Technology Q&A

Come with your questions! In this open session, we’ll help you with any questions or concerns.

Recording Videos with Kaltura

Learn the basics of the classroom Clear Touch boards.  This session will look at managing the board, using the whiteboard, annotating over the screen, and recording a class session.

Managing Kaltura Videos

After recording a video in Kaltura, you can also use the built-in editing tools to clip and trim the video, which will be covered in this session.

Creating Canvas Assignments

This session will cover the details of setting up Canvas assignments, different use cases, and optional settings for specialized assignments.

Using Canvas Rubrics

Rubrics can help set expectations for assignments and create transparency on how they’ll be graded.  They can also make grading quicker and easier by placing the rubric right into SpeedGrader.