Loyola University Chicago

Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy

Online Workshops


Online Teaching Discussions & Workshops
Spring 2018

General Pedagogy Workshops: No Registration Required

Logon to the online workshops here. We will be using Zoom for all our online session.

Creating a Workable Course Layout: Course layout and design are crucial to blended, hybrid and online courses. Without a meaningful structure, students are unable to find where things are located; additionally, they may have difficulties navigating the collaboration tools needed to build effective online community. In this workshop we discuss some issues to consider and some strategies for organizing your course in a manner that makes sense for your subject matter.

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2:00-3:00 PM OR
  • Thursday, March 1, 5:30-6:30 PM

Designing and Using Rubrics: The need for clear communication with our online students extends into our assessment practices. One of the best ways to clearly communicate grading processes and expectations is through the use of rubrics. Although Sakai currently doesn’t offer a rubric tool, there are still ways to effectively use rubrics in Sakai. In this session, we will offer an overview of rubric basics as well as strategies for using rubrics in Sakai.

  • Friday, February 16, 11:00-12:00 PM OR
  • Thursday, April 5, 7-00-8:00 PM

Academic Integrity: Particularly in online and blended courses, it is important to think about how to talk to our students about academic integrity. We also want to consider how to design assignments that make it difficult for students to violate academic integrity policies. In this session, we will discuss how to talk to our students about academic integrity and how to create assignments that make it less likely for students to violate academic integrity policies.

  • Friday, February 23, 11:00-12:00 PM OR
  • Wednesday, April 11, 7:00-8:00 PM

Getting Started Building Accessible Course Materials:  What is accessibility? Why is it important, especially in online and blended courses? In this workshop, we will discuss 5 simple things you can do to make your courses more accessible

  • Friday, March 2, 11:00-12:00 PM OR
  • Thursday, March 22, 7:00-8:00 PM

Strategies to Prepare Students for an Online Course: This workshop will cover strategies to motivate students to prepare for your online course.

  • Friday, March 9, 11:00-12:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 29, 7:00-8:00 PM

Recommended Practices for Online Testing: Discover and discuss ways of using online tests, quizzes and other Sakai tools for formative and summative assessment and student engagement.  

  • Wednesday, April 4, 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 10, 11:00-12:00 PM

Faculty-Lead Discussion Workshops: No Registration Required

Stay tuned for more information about the dates and times of these faculty-lead discussion workshops delivered online.

Strategies for Creating Social Presence in Your Online Classroom

What are Students Looking for in Online Courses? (Student Panel)

Determining Content for Online or Blended Courses: How Much is Too Much (or Too Little)?

  • Wednesday, March 21, 10:00-11:00 AM

Practical Applications of Ignatian Pedagogy

Training by ITRS: Registration Required

Of the two required workshops you need to complete, you can attend one that is offered by ITRS about any of the tools listed below. Register for these workshops with ITRS. 

Record Your Lecture With Panopto: This hour-long training session is designed to teach faculty, staff, and students how to create a Panopto recording. Panopto is a lecture capture software that allows the user to capture audio, video, slides, and screen capture into one file. Panopto is available on or off campus. 

  • Tuesday, March 6, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (for Macs)
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (for Windows)

Edit A Panopto Recording: This hour-long training session is designed to teach faculty, staff, and students how to edit a Panopto recording.  

  • Thursday, March 8, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
  • Friday, April 27, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

VoiceThread: VoiceThread allows you to place collections of media like images, videos, documents, and presentations at the center of a conversation. These conversations are not live - they take place whenever and wherever it is convenient for people to participate. Comments can be added by a combination of text, microphone, webcam, telephone, or even an uploaded audio file. Come discover more features and how you can use it for student collaboration and communication within your course courses. This training will provide an overview of the main features and offer a hands-on practice with creating and sharing a new VoiceThread creation.

  • Friday, March 9, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
  • Friday, April 13, 8:00 AM-9:00 AM

Zoom: Zoom is a web conferencing solution that can be used to conduct synchronous online meetings or class sessions. This hour-long training session is designed to teach faculty, staff, and students how to host an online meeting through Zoom. This session will teach users how to use the Zoom tool in Sakai, manage participants in a Zoom meeting, share content, and record a session.

  • Thursday, March 8, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 12, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM