Fall Instructional Services Workshops

Our workshops provide evidence-based pedagogical practices, as well as training that will help faculty and staff hone their skills in the use of technology and other advanced tools to facilitate collaboration and enhance learning both in the classroom and online.

Most workshops will be held weekly on Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. in M1123 SPH II. Please check the Eventbrite registration for full dates, times, and locations. Registration is required.


Drag and Drop Graphic Design with Canva* (not Canvas)

Eventbrite: Drag and Drop Graphic Design with Canva* (not Canvas)

Do you want to create awesome designs from scratch in as little as a few minutes? This workshop will give you an overview of Canva, a tool that allows you to create high quality flyers, images, graphics and more with an easy to use drag and drop interface. You can use this tool to create designs for your class, slides, your Canvas course, or to promote your upcoming event. See for yourself at canva.com!

Making Grading Easy on Canvas with SpeedGrader & Rubrics

Register for Making Grading Easy on Canvas with SpeedGrader & Rubrics

In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn how to create a variety of assignments, apply Grading Rubrics, including CEPH Outcomes, manage assignment Due Dates and Availability Dates, use SpeedGrader on Canvas, and leverage newly released GradeBook features to avoid grading headaches for your courses.

Fostering International Student Success at SPH (DE&I)

Eventbrite - Fostering International Student Success at SPH (DE&I)

Over the last few decades, international student admissions in American Colleges and Universities have increased significantly. Key differences in classroom cultures and learning styles around world mean that these students commonly encounter considerable academic, social, and cultural challenges in American schools. It's important that faculty and staff understand and recognize the particular needs of these students, and offer support through meaningful assistance. This workshop will focus on some of the most important obstacles and challenges experienced by international students, and recommend some techniques for fostering their success at SPH. This session is recommended for anyone who works with students from other countries. It is therefore suitable for both faculty and staff, and is eligible for 1 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit.

Classroom Response Systems: PollEverywhere

Eventbrite - Classroom Response Systems: Increase Engagement and Improve Learning (DE&I)

Classroom response systems like PollEverywhere are used to poll students and gather immediate feedback in response to questions posed by instructors. Research suggests that the use of CRS is associated with increased student engagement, increased learning, and better student outcomes. Strategies for using CRS in the classroom fall into three main categories: monitoring the classroom, real-time evaluation of student comprehension, and peer instruction. In this session we will discuss practical ways to implement each strategy through using PollEverywhere. (This workshop is eligible for 1 Continuing Education Credit (CPE) credit.)