Workshops and Professional Development Sessions

Oct. 8, 2021 – 12:00-1:00 pm:  Improving Student Engagement

Do students appear to be engaged and motivated to learn in your class?  Whether you are teaching in the classroom, online or hybrid, you want to ensure your students are engaged in your class and motivated to learn.  In this course, we will discuss several strategies that might help to increase student engagement and motivation including ARCS, the 6 C’s and ways to make learning more fun.  Come prepared to share some of your own classroom experiences.

WATCH RECORDING: Improving Student Engagement Workshop

Oct. 15, 2021 – 12:00-1:00pm:  Creating Student Learning Objects using Lumi & H5P

Learn to create interactive learning objects that you can use to help your students learn, engage them, and test their knowledge.  Lumi and H5P work together to allow you to quickly and easily create these learning objects that can be used in and out of OAKS.

WATCH RECORDING: Creating Student Learning Objects using Lumi & H5P

Oct. 22, 2021 – 12:00-1:00pm: Recording your classes with PURPOSE

Recording zoom sessions efficiently, both teaching fully online and hybrid. Recording your classes can benefit you in the future.

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Oct. 29, 2021 – 12:00-1:00pm: Tricks and Treats in Zoom

Learn how to do closed captioning and transcript options in zoom. Share other tricks and treats you’ve learned!

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Nov. 5, 2021 – 12:00-1:00pm: Best Practices in Assessment

Let’s explore some new possibilities for assessments together. We’ll focus on current, best practices such as formative assessment, active learning, and higher order thinking skills. We can also share your successes and ask for advice.

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Nov. 12, 2021 – 12:00-1:00pm: Customize your Online Classes

Learn some useful and fun tips and tricks within OAKS to enhance your abilities to customize your online class

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Nov. 19, 2021 – 12:00-1:00pm: Creating Google Forms

Learn how to use Google Forms to easily and quickly create surveys, study guides, choose your own adventures, etc.

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Dec. 3, 2021 – 12:00-1:00pm: Ideas for Deterring Cheating

 In this session we will explore ideas on how to prevent cheating on tests, quizzes and exams.  We will talk about question types, randomization, Turnitin, and Respondus Lockdown browser.  Please come prepared to share your ideas, too!

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OAKS Grade Submissions to Banner Workshops

Learn how to submit your grades from your OAKS Grade book directly into Banner for Final Grade Submission.

All workshops will be online via Zoom.  Please use the Registration button to sign up for a session.  All sessions are identical and will cover how to prepare your grade book and submit your MIDTERM grades from OAKS to Banner.

TLT is holding NINE (9) Zoom training sessions from Sept. 23 – Oct. 6.  You can sign up for one of these sessions at 





OAKS Bootcamp Workshops

Beginner and Advanced workshops to improve your use of OAKS, CofC’s learning management system (lms).


  • 8/9 (Mon) 9:00-10:00 – What’s New in OAKS Watch the recording:
  • 8/9 (Mon) 11:15-12:15 – Getting Started with OAKS (BEGINNER) – no recording available
  • 8/9 (Mon) 12:30-1:30 – Content (BEGINNER) – 12:30pm – Watch the recording: 
  • 8/9 (Mon) 2:00-3:00 – Content (ADVANCED) – 2:00pm – no recording available
  • 8/10 (Tue) 9:00-10:00 – VoiceThread Assignments (BEGINNER) – Watch the recording: COMING SOON!
  • 8/10 (Tue) 11:00-12:00 – Adapting Online OAKS to F2F Teaching (EVERYONE) – no recording available
  • 8/10 (Tue) 12:30-1:30 – Discussions (BEGINNER) – Watch the recording: 
  • 8/10 (Tue) 2:00-3:00 – Groups (BEGINNER) – Watch the recording: no recording available
  • 8/11 (Wed) 9:00-10:00 – Rubrics (BEGINNER) – Watch the recording:
  • 8/11 (Wed) 11:00-12:00 – Assignments (BEGINNER) – Watch the recording:
  • 8/11 (Wed) 12:30-1:30 – Turnitin for Assignments (BEGINNER) – no recording available
  • 8/11 (Wed) 2:00-3:00 – Akindi for Bubble Tests (BEGINNER) – Watch the recording:
  • 8/12 (Thu) 9:00-10:00 – Quizzes (BEGINNER) – Watch the recording:
  • 8/12 (Thu) 11:00-12:00 – Quizzes (ADVANCED) – Watch the recording:
  • 8/12 (Thu) 12:30-1:30 – Intelligent Agents (ADVANCED) – Watch the recording:
  • 8/12 (Thu) 2:00-3:00 – Customizing your OAKS Course (ADVANCED) – Watch the recording:
  • 8/13 (Fri) 9:00-10:00 – Identifying At-Risk Students (EVERYONE) – Watch the recording:
  • 8/13 (Fri) 11:00-12:00 – Attendance (BEGINNER) – Watch the recording: COMING SOON!
  • 8/13 (Fri) 12:30-1:30 – Grade Book (BEGINNER) – Watch the recording: COMING SOON!
  • 8/13 (Fri) 2:00-3:00 – Outcomes-based Grading (ADVANCED) – Class cancelled