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Faculty Workshops

Academic Technology regularly holds workshops to help faculty better integrate technology with their teaching. These workshops will focus on making in-person, hybrid, and online classes as engaging as possible for faculty-student interaction and student-student interaction using the resources and tools available at Santa Clara.

Summer 2024 Teaching and Technology Workshops

The Instructional Technology team will be offering the summer workshop series below to support Santa Clara faculty members and their continued innovations with digital tools in support of their teaching, and student learning and engagement.

View the calendar to sign up!

Some workshops will be held in person in the Learning Commons, and others will be held over Zoom. 

Each workshop will be offered several times throughout the summer.

Workshop Descriptions 

Designing Learning for Student Success

How can you design your courses and learning activities to meet the learning needs of all students? In this workshop, participants will apply the Universal Design for Learning framework to approach practical challenges and innovate new solutions for meeting instructional goals. Participants will strategize ways to bring principles of UDL into their teaching practice, and will leave with the necessary knowledge and skills to implement a solution ideated in the workshop.

Workshop Outcomes. In this workshop, you will learn how to:  

  • Identify the needs of their learners
  • Describe practical applications of UDL principles
  • Create a plan to address one learning challenge or opportunity using UDL
  • Develop a plan for assessing their implementation of a UDL principle

AI Prompts and Possibilities in Education

With the advent of generative AI, educators continue to encounter an expansive array of opportunities and challenges. During this workshop, you will learn about how students and faculty can use generative AI in their learning and teaching, and how you can thoughtfully integrate it into your pedagogy.

Workshop Outcomes. In this workshop, you will learn how to:  

  • Explore practical applications of AI in educational settings
  • Discuss examples showcasing AI integration in teaching and learning
  • Identify innovative approaches to incorporate AI into academic curricula
  • Design an assignment or teaching/learning activity that engages student use of AI

AI as a Productivity Tool for Teachers

Learn how to expedite your teaching preparation using AI and save time. In this workshop, you will learn strategies for using generative AI to help you create course materials and design course activities as a pedagogical productivity tool.

Workshop Outcomes. In this workshop, you will learn how to:  

  • Create course assessments and learning materials using AI
  • Edit and augment existing materials with AI tools
  • Explore strategies for integrating AI-driven activities into classroom instruction to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes

AI Projects and Assignments for Students

This workshop will focus on identifying potential AI-based assignments and activities that align with your course learning objectives. Learn how to design and assess meaningful AI projects that not only enhance learning but also inspire creativity among students.

Workshop Outcomes. In this workshop, you will learn how to:  

  • Identify possible AI-based assignments and activities for students
  • Design student assignments to match course learning objectives
  • Discuss strategies for scaffolding and assessing student AI projects

Active and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom

In this workshop, you will learn how to "flip" an upcoming class, bringing your lecture content and learning content outside the classroom to enable you to foster an active learning environment. Topics to be covered include: planning, recording, and editing lectures; gathering learning materials for online engagement; using Camino quizzes for knowledge checks to ensure student learning; building Camino courses that support flipped classrooms; and planning active learning strategies for your live sessions.  

Workshop Outcomes. In this workshop, you will learn how to:  

  • Identify content/meetings that can be "flipped"
  • Develop a plan for active learning 
  • Identify the best tools for creating content 
  • Produce lecture content and learning materials 
  • Use Camino to check your students’ learning 
  • Use Camino to support online content, active learning, and assessment

Multimodal Student Projects

In this workshop, you will learn how to design, implement, and assess multimodal student projects. These projects—which may take such forms as videos, podcasts, digital exhibits, e-portfolios, or student blogs—allow students to creatively demonstrate their learning.

Workshop Outcomes. In this workshop, you will learn how to:  

  • Incorporate multimodal assignments into the classroom 
  • Evaluate existing assignments to remediate
  • Identify fitting modalities 
  • Create an assignment plan
  • Assess multimodal assignments vis-á-vis learning objectives

Optimizing Teaching and Learning in Camino

This workshop will teach you how to enhance student engagement through thoughtful Camino course design. Drawing from instructional design principles and research-based frameworks for course development, you will learn ways to align your learning objectives with course materials, learning activities, instructional tools, and course accessibility to put student learning at the center of your Camino design. 

Workshop Outcomes. In this workshop, you will learn how to:  

  • Design courses in Camino that align learning objectives with learning activities/materials/tools and assessments
  • Implement good design practices to create courses whose accessibility and usability maximizes support for learners in meeting learning objectives while minimizing cognitive load
  • Create course overviews, module overviews, and course introductions that let learners know what to expect and that provide guidance to help learners succeed

The Mobile Professor

A majority of SCU students use the Canvas mobile app to access content in their Camino courses, to engage with peers, and to submit assignments and assessments. Learn how you can use the app as an instructor to optimize your students' mobile Camino learning experience and to further engage with your students.

Workshop Outcomes. In this workshop, you will learn how to:  

  • Design Camino course content with mobile-first users in mind
  • Use the Canvas mobile app to grade and engage with your students
  • Leverage mobile devices to enhance engagement in your courses

Camino Workshops 

Camino Basics 

Learn the basics of Camino, SCU’s branded version of the Canvas Learning Management System. Topics include: how to log in, access courses, communicate with students, change your personal and course settings, upload a syllabus, and organize resources in Camino modules.

Workshop Outcomes. In this workshop, you will learn how to:  

  • Access Camino and locate your courses
  • Explore the Camino interface for global and course navigation
  • Evaluate and select different ways to communicate with students
  • Upload content to your Camino course
  • Configure publishing settings for a Camino course, assignment, and module

Camino Course Design 

Well-designed Camino courses enhance student engagement while helping you stay organized. Using modules, students can find documents, slides, and assignments all in one place. This hands-on workshop focuses on the use of modules to structure course content effectively. 

Workshop Outcomes. In this workshop, you will learn how to:   

  • Organize course content using modules
  • Add course content as external links, files, pages, or modules
  • Determine when and how students can see modules, and what is in them
  • Build a module structure and content for Week 1 of an upcoming course

Camino Assignments 

The Camino Learning Management System allows you to create a variety of assessment types using the Assignments tool. A well-planned series of assignments in Camino gives your students the feedback they need to succeed while simplifying your grading process. Learn how to create, grade, and provide feedback to students in Camino in this hands-on workshop. 

Workshop Outcomes. In this workshop, you will learn how to:   

  • Create a variety of assignment types in Camino
  • Use Camino's SpeedGrader tool for grading student work and providing feedback
  • Determine appropriate use cases for the Unicheck plagiarism detector and know how to configure the tool
  • Create a rubric for grading an assignment to provide students with transparency about how they will be assessed

Camino Quizzes 

Learn how to create, moderate, and grade quizzes in Camino's New Quizzes tool. This workshop focuses on the creation of different question types, the use of question banks, grading Camino quizzes, and how to interpret quiz result reports. 

Workshop Outcomes. In this workshop, you will learn how to:   

  • Create different question types in New Quizzes
  • Grade different question types in SpeedGrader
  • Grant additional time and moderate attempts on quizzes

Camino Gradebook 

Make full use of Camino’s grading features to manage grade visibility and execute complex grading processes. Understand how you can set up your gradebook with a grade posting policy that matches your grading workflow, configure weighted grades, and show students where they can view instructor feedback.

Workshop Outcomes. In this workshop, you will learn how to:  

  • Create assignment groups
  • Weight grades for different assignments
  • Understand how students view feedback and grades
  • Show/hide grades for individual assignments/quizzes
  • Create extra credit assignments (for participation, extra credit assignments, and quiz questions)

Instructional Technology Consultations 

Individual consultations with Instructional Technology staff or experienced faculty are available. Email to request to schedule a session to have your specific questions answered about technology and to get help with digital content, resources, and assignments. 


If you have any questions about the workshops or instructional technology support in general, please contact the Instructional Technology team: Colin Justin, Eric Haynie, Jeremy KempKeith Yocam, Raymundo Duron, or

Related Sites

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