Workshops and Professional Development Sessions


Jan. 7, 2022 – 12:00-1:00 pm:  Walkthrough of all CofC academic application and how they can help you

This session will be a quick walkthrough of all of the applications CofC “owns” that may help you and your students in the teaching and learning process.  I’ll talk about each application and how you can use it.  We won’t have time to learn that software but it will give you the information you need to decide if it’s right for you.

Not held (no attendees)

Jan. 14, 2022 – 12:00-1:00pm:  OAKS Tips & Tricks

Not held (no attendees)

Jan. 21, 2022 – 12:00-1:00pm: Using the CofC Library’s Special Collections in your Teaching

conducted by Mary Jo Fairchild, Research Services Coordinator of Special Collections and Archives and Kelly Kerbow Hudson, Director of Special Collections and Archives

Learn how to incorporate the College of Charleston’s Special Collections into your teaching. Mary Jo Fairchild, Research Services Coordinator of Special Collections and Kelly Kerbow Hudson, Director of Special Collections and Archives, will walk you through the resources we have and how you and your students can take advantage of them.

View the recorded session: Using Special Collections in Teaching

Jan. 28, 2022 – 12:00-1:00pm: Top Trends in Education 2022

Feb. 4, 2022 – 12:00-1:00pm: Successful Group Work

Learn some tips and tricks for creating successful groups for group work in your teaching.  These tips come from years of working with CofC faculty and learning what works best in our environment.

Not recorded


Feb. 18, 2022 – 12:00-1:00pm: Incorporating Student Choice


View the recorded session: Incorporating Student Choice

Feb. 25, 2022 – 12:00-1:00pm: Getting your students to think  deeply with the Question Formulation Technique

The Question Formulation Technique (QFT) is a strategy to encourage students to question more deeply and to look at a problem in a new and different way.

View the recorded session: Getting your students to think  deeply with the Question Formulation Technique 

Mar 4, 2022 – 12:00-1:00pm: Discussions about discussions


Mar 25, 2022 – 12:00-1:00pm: Working with submission views in OAKS

Learn how to allow students to see their OAKS quizzes after they have been graded, including all of the options for which types of questions and answers they are allowed to view as well as what time periods they are allowed to view the quiz. 

Not recorded

Apr. 1, 2022 – 12:00-1:00pm: Gimme A Tech Break

Join us for a lively open discussion on the importance, tips, strategies, and technology for meaningful, necessary breaks for you and your students.

Not held (no attendees)

Apr. 8, 2022 – 12:00-1:00pm: Evaluating your Online Class
In this session, we’ll review the Quality Matters (QM) Higher Ed Course Design Rubric and discuss ways to meet the forty-two Specific Review Standards.

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Apr. 15, 2022 – 12:00-1:00pm: Demystifying Interactive Lectures

Moving lectures from dissemination of information to helping students engage with the information.

Together we will explore easy solutions to increasing student interaction for increased student learning and retention.

View the recorded session: Demystifying Interactive Lectures

Apr. 22, 2022 – 12:00-1:00pm: Universal Design for Learning

conducted by various faculty who participated in a 2022 Professional Learning Club
View the recorded session: Universal Design for Learning

2021 FALL

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.

WATCH RECORDING: Recording your classes with PURPOSE

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!

WATCH RECORDING: Tricks and Treats in Zoom

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.

WATCH RECORDING: Best Practices in Assessment

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

CANCELLED: Due to lack of attendance

Nov. 19, 2021 – 12:00-1:00pm: Creating Quick Google Forms for your Teaching

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

WATCH RECORDING: Creating Quick Google Forms for your Teaching

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!

WATCH RECORDING: Ideas for Deterring Cheating






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