Pathway to Digitally Enhanced Teaching Certificate

This pathway includes a flexible approach to meet your needs and interests. Choose one or several workshops across two formats--self-paced workshops ~2 hours each and live workshops ~1 hour each. Or, you can choose to complete five core workshops + three elective workshops + Meets QLT "Core 24" and earn the Digitally Enhanced Teaching Certificate.

Faculty compensation based on certification that includes completion of:

  • Five core workshops and three elective workshops + QLT Self-review = $750
  • QLT Collegial Teaching Observation or Course Structure Review during AY20-21 = $750

Enroll now for the Digitally Enhanced Teaching Pathway

Core Workshops

(workshop completion determined by participation in final activity)

Intro to Canvas and Online Assignments/Activities (self-paced)

Intro to Canvas and Online Assignments/Activities (self-paced)

Work with us as we go over the basics of Canvas course organization, critical internal tools and the use of assignments and activities. Focus on your content, while utilizing the LMS in ways that are effective and efficient.

Leveraging Multimedia (self-paced)

Leveraging Multimedia (self-paced)

The Goldilocks Principle (not too much, not too little, just right) applies to using multimedia in instruction and learning activities: the right amount, the targeted content, and the impetus for further engagement will determine its success. We will go over finding and creating your own video, images, audio and interactives as well as adding them to your Canvas course.

Canvas Gradebook & SpeedGrader: Grading and Feedback (live workshop)

Canvas Gradebook & SpeedGrader: Grading and Feedback (live workshop)

As a follow-up to the Intro to Canvas and Online Assignments/Activities, join this workshop to learn how to configure the gradebook to provide students up to date information on their progress in the course. Learn to organize assignments into groups, set percentage weights, add extra credit, and activate drop the lowest score. See SpeedGrader in action as you practice efficient grading workflows, providing students timely feedback. Learn to view the gradebook in a variety of ways to gather the information needed to answer student questions and track the progress of students.

Low Bandwidth Teaching (live workshop)

Low Bandwidth Teaching (live workshop)

Work with us to look at technical, and human bandwidth as you teach. This session will include simple analysis of activities to utilize while you think through teaching well online. Useful elements include pedagogical organization to support technical opportunities for managing limited bandwidth of all kinds. Join this flipped session - watching quick videos first, before a deeper Q+A session with CTL Instructional Design.

Humanizing Online Learning and Teaching (live workshop)

Humanizing Online Learning and Teaching (live workshop)

Humanizing online supports the non-cognitive components of learning to create connection and empathy that fuel engagement and rigor. This workshop will explore a variety of humanizing strategies and tools that support the connection between the cognitive and affective domains that are essential to learning. You will have an opportunity to engage in at least one humanizing strategy and walk away with a toolkit of ideas curated by peers in this session.

Pathway Elective Workshops

Engaging Learners Using VoiceThread (self-paced)

Engaging Learners Using VoiceThread (self-paced)

Available Now!

Consider the engagement benefits of using VoiceThread. Innovative technological tools, programs, and software can be used to promote student engagement, motivation, and ultimately enhance the quality of the learning experience for all students. See what VoiceThread has to offer.

Fostering Student Engagement in Remote Instruction (live workshop)

Fostering Student Engagement in Remote Instruction (live workshop)

Fostering substantive student engagement is challenging in any context, but doing so in online instruction carries with it different considerations and challenges. However, with a few structures in place and a clear sense of purpose, teaching classes in online modalities can be intellectually engaging and even enjoyable for students and instructors alike. This session will begin by exploring the meaning and variations of engagement because how we think about this concept will determine, in large part, how we approach course design and instruction. It will then outline different structural actions faculty can take to increase efficiency to maximize the time we have so we can focus on student learning.  It will end with an exploration of and practice with specific teaching technologies that solicit student engagement in different and dynamic ways.

 

Transparent Assignment Design + Rubric (live workshop)

Transparent Assignment Design + Rubric (live workshop)

Transparency in assignment design is fundamentally about managing expectations. Transparent assignments lay out the skills we want students to practice, the insights we want them to come to, and the criteria for doing successful work. When students know what is expected of them (intellectually and behaviorally), they tend to report higher levels of confidence in doing academic work, a greater sense of belonging, and are able to better articulate the skills they are building as they progress through the course. Teaching in digital environments makes transparency even more important to give our attention to. Based on research from the Transparency in Teaching and Learning (TILT) project at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, this session will explore simple transparent design strategies that can be easily incorporated into the digital teaching environment.

Using learnr to Build Interactive Statistics Tutorials (live workshop)

Using learnr to Build Interactive Statistics Tutorials (live workshop)

This workshop introduces users to the learnr package for R. learnr is a tool for creating tutorials that consist of content along with interactive components for checking and reinforcing understanding. Tutorials can include text, videos, images, equations, knowledge check quizzes, R code exercises (students can run R inside the tutorial), and interactive Shiny components. A typical tutorial might include several short lecture videos, quizzes with feedback following videos, text highlighting R code for examples used in the videos, exercises that allow students to try analyses on new problems (with the option to provide correct code if students are stuck), and quizzes focused on interpretation of results. The workshop will introduce the basics of learnr, how to build an R package including your tutorials and course-specific data, and troubleshooting tips. The workshop requires knowledge of R and, ideally, familiarity with R Markdown.  - This event was organized in collaboration with the “R-Collective”, which is a group of faculty, staff, and students for sharing and developing knowledge, skills, and proficiency using the R software package.

Fostering Student Engagement Through Cooperative Learning

Fostering Student Engagement Through Cooperative Learning

Cooperative learning is one approach to student engagement. It is designed to allow students to develop individual accountability, positive interdependence, interpersonal and small group skills, face-to-face interaction, opportunities for group processing, and a host of other skills and abilities. This presentation is designed to provide you with activities that can be immediately integrated into your class to increase student engagement with each other and the course content across instructional modalities (face-to-face, online, hybrid).

Writing Better Test Questions (live workshop)

Writing Better Test Questions (live workshop)

Writing test questions is a critically important and challenging skill to develop. Few of us, however, have been taught how to write test questions or design the types of assessments that get students to the place of understanding we wish to see. Well written test questions can reinforce learning, assess content mastery, and even positively motivate. Reciprocally, unclear or poorly written questions can not only frustrate students, they can actually deter learning as students may focus on the wrong content or fall back on ineffective study strategies. This session will explore those characteristics that make learning-centered questions and use the affordances of Canvas features that can help further the learning we want to see. In the end, we want to develop test questions that move students toward mastery of content, not how well they can take a test.

From Zoom Fatigue to Zoom Nourishment (live session)

From Zoom Fatigue to Zoom Nourishment (live session)

Zoom fatigue!  You may have experienced it a few times; perhaps you believe that it is inevitable. In this 50-minute live practice session, we will explore simple, effective tools to make our zoom experience nourishing for the nervous system; for ourselves and our students.  Practices include cultivating field coherence, breathing exercises, a short meditation, and relaxation practices to utilize before and during our zoom calls.  These practices can be easily shared with our students to balance the ANS, the autonomic nervous system so that when we finish a session, we feel refreshed as opposed to depleted.  Toward the end of the session, we will meet in break-out rooms to share our experience in small groups before returning with questions and the sharing of resources.

Teaching Today’s Learners (self-paced)

Teaching Today’s Learners (self-paced)

Coming Soon!

In this self-paced course, we'll consider the opportunities we have to design and teach for today's students. As we all continue to refine our tool sets to teach Humboldt State students, we will focus on core elements of success: connection and structure.

Meets QLT "Core 24"

QLT Self-review

QLT Self-review

Developing and designing quality online and blended/hybrid courses include both challenges and strengths that are unique to the digital environment. Course review is a voluntary process that includes opportunities for reflection and engagement in the iterative process as we design and teach in digital spaces.

The QLT "Core 24" objectives are those objectives that have been identified by the CSU Quality Assurance Program as essential in online/flipped/hybrid learning. While all 57 objectives are important to consider in designing and facilitating the course, the "Core 24" are highlighted in yellow throughout the guide.

QLT self-review involves two steps.

Step 1: Use the HSU QLT Guide/Instrument to conduct a self-review of your course that you are designing for fall/beyond.

  • Please provide the course name, number, CRN, and semester.
  • For each "Core 24" objective (highlighted in yellow), write Met or Not Met in the respective column. In each Feedback row, provide the location in your course where the objective is met by adding a link(s) and any comments (so the reviewer knows where to find them).

Step 2: When completed, submit your completed QLT Self-Review document in the Digitally Enhanced Teaching Hub.

QLT Collegial Teaching Observation

QLT Collegial Teaching Observation

If you choose to have a QLT Collegial Teaching Observation once the course is in session, you can send a request to the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at ctl@humboldt.edu and include your QLT Self-review to be shared with a peer reviewer. The CTL will coordinate a certified faculty peer reviewer to conduct the teaching observation, which will use the QLT Guide/Instrument (with specific focus on Section 5: Facilitation). Once complete, the CTL will provide you with a confidential report of the teaching observation and findings.

Teaching Enrichment Plan (optional)

Teaching Enrichment Plan (optional)

Teaching is an ongoing process that provides opportunities to reflect and grow. The Teaching Enrichment Plan (TEP) is a tool to help you chart your own teaching action plan that can be used as a guide in exploring goals, strengths, and opportunities to further your teaching. The Center for Teaching and Learning is here to partner with you in your development journey.

 Access your Pathway for Digitally Enhanced Teaching Workshops

To get started, enroll in the Digitally Enhanced Teaching Pathway Hub, where you will find a central hub to access self-paced workshops, live workshops, and ongoing resources, as well as the ability to track your completions.