Workshops, Training, and Self-Guided Resources

Professional Development

Changes in our community needs and demographics, technological advancements, and new learning opportunities present us with many possibilities for growth and change in our work with students, collaborations with colleagues, and progress as a campus. Our sessions are intended to engage you in learning new ideas, sharing strategies, and developing our campus community. 

With the guidance of the CETL Advisory Committee and our mission, we offer workshops, trainings and resources to help faculty, staff, and students with professional development. 

View past workshops, trainings, and resources in the CETL History area.

Workshops and Events

Each semester, CETL partners with other offices and departments to offer a variety of community events, workshops, and trainings that reflect current concepts and ideas, technologies, and best practices in teaching and learning.

Community Conversations

In recent years, CETL has collaborated with the Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) programs for our Community Conversations series on.  The latest sessions were on:

  • Issues Pertaining to Socioeconomic Diversity and Class in Higher Education
  • Freedom of Speech, Academic Freedom, and Freedom of Expression
  • Supporting Students with Differing Abilities

Look for additional opportunities in the Staff Digests and campus emails from CETL and EDI, as well as the CETL News and Events page.

Teaching and Learning Relationships

During the Fall and Spring semesters, we work with our partners to offer sessions related to teaching and learning relationships.  In recent years, the session topics have included:

  • Active Responses to Aggressive Behaviors
  • Assessment - Using Rubrics
  • Developing Writing Assignments and Supporting Student Progress
  • Facilitating an Inclusive Classroom
  • Facilitating Difficult Discussions: Brave Space Techniques
  • Grading: A Student's Point of View
  • Green Zone Training
  • Gender Pronouns
  • Gender Revolution Movie Night
  • Hunker Down for Finals Week
  • Implicit Bias Training
  • LGBTQ Friendly Campus
  • Mentoring Students
  • Open Educational Resources: What they are and how to use them
  • Supporting Growth in Non-Traditional Students
  • Title IX - sexual assault and working with students
  • Using rubrics to provide feedback
  • Utilizing Experiential Learning
  • Utilizing the Growth Mindset
  • Working with Students with Mental Health Concerns

Look for additional opportunities in the Staff Digests and campus emails from CETL, as well as the CETL News and Events page.

The Use of Instructional Pedagogy and Technology

During the Fall and Spring semesters, we work with our partners to offer sessions related to the use of instructional pedagogy and technology. In recent years, the session topics have included:

  • Canvas: A First Look
  • Digital Video Production
  • Learn@UW-Superior: Analysis & Grades
  • Learn@UW-Superior: Cleaning up your course content
  • Learn@UW-Superior: What Your Students See
  • Learn@UW-Superior: Universal Design and Best Practices for Accessibility and Usability
  • Learn@UW-Superior: Use of Gradebook to Wrap Up the Semester
  • Learn@UW-Superior: Use of Integrated Tools, Kaltura, and Turnitin
  • Teaching with Technology: Lecture Capture
  • Teaching with Technology: Teaching in the Digital Age
  • Universal Design and Quality Matters

Look for additional opportunities in the Staff Digests and campus emails from CETL, as well as the CETL News and Events page.

Training Opportunities

In recent years, CETL has offered training opportunities on:

  • Adjunct Instructor Training (3 hour session)
  • Learn@UW-Superior: Basics and Advanced Tools (8 hour and 4 hour sessions)
  • Promoting Excellence in Teaching & Learning (sessions offered semester long)

Over the next two years, CETL will be offering Digital Learning Environment (DLE) training sessions that will be 1 hour, 2 hours, 4 hours, and 8 hours long as well as bootcamps and mini bootcamps.  The sessions will gradually build knowledge and skill levels of tools such as Canvas, Kaltura, Turnitin, Blackboard Collaborate.  We will also be offering "Spotlight" sessions on specific tools within the DLE that will improve teaching and learning.

Look for additional opportunities in the Staff Digests and campus emails from CETL, as well as the CETL News and Events page.

Self-Guided Resources

Canvas Migration

By the Fall of 2019, all UW-Superior courses will be migrated from D2L to Canvas.  The UW-Superior Canvas Implementation team has worked on a training plan that includes prep work, migration, and Canvas/Digital Learning Environment (DLE) sessions.  Some of these session presentations will be available on the Canvas Migration website on the Canvas Training for Instructors page.

Digital Video Initiatives

CETL has worked in supporting digital video for teaching and learning initiatives for many years. Projects have included Digital Storytelling, various workshops and more recently an online Digital Video Mini-Course was developed. The mini-course curriculum has just completed a revision from a webpage based training source to a more portable interactive PDF file resource that can be easily distributed as supportive course content. The course is set-up in 10 steps covering three key areas of video production; project planning, basic shooting and basic editing. The course identifies on campus and online resources available for student video projects and provides guidance through the process.

To get more information on the current Digital Video resources available, visit the CETL Digital Video Initiatives page.

Lecture Capture

CETL started a lecture capture project in the Fall of 2015 and through that effort has developed resource and training materials in support of facilitating lecture capture training, technology and support in collaboration with UW-Superior Technology Services . As new technology and services become available we are committed to providing continued training and resources to promote excellence in teaching and learning.

To get more information on the current Lecture Capture resources available, visit the CETL Lecture Capture page.

Teaching & Learning Tools Website

The Teaching & Learning Tools website has how-to materials on tools available for our campus:

The Teaching & Learning Tools website has quick guides (handouts) and video tutorials for each of these tools.