Assessment workshops are being offered: Assessment Options Beyond the Exam and Exam Design. These workshops previously ran through July and August and will be running again on December 9th. Our Assessment Options Beyond the Exam workshop will focus on formative assessments and alternatives to exams such as projects, infographics, and debates. Examples include ideas for classes with 100 or more students. This workshop will run from 10-11:30 a.m. on 12/9 via zoom. Our Exam Design workshop will focus on writing multiple-choice and short-answer questions, creating a climate of integrity in the course, the discuss the pros and cons of video proctoring, and create exams specifically in D2L. This workshop will run from 1-3 p.m. on 12/9 via zoom. To register for one or both sessions, please complete this form.

SOIREE (Spartan Online Instructional Readiness Educational Experience) workshop is going to run again from 11/30-12/7. This workshop was created to help you better prepare to teach online. By its conclusion, you will have drafted a course structure and learning strategies for aligning content delivery, learning activities, and assessment for your course goals. Our SOIREE workshop includes synchronous and asynchronous work. There are one-hour synchronous zoom sessions on four days (11/30, 12/2, 12/4, and 12/7) at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day. To sign-up for SOIREE, please complete the following form.

ASPIRE (ASynchronous Program for Instructional REadiness) workshop is self-paced and always available to instructors. Registration and self-enrollment for the ASPIRE workshop can be found here. As a reminder, the SOIREE and ASPIRE workshops are equivalent. You should not sign up for, or complete both. Each workshop takes roughly 20 hours to complete.SIRS Online will offer 30-minute drop-in sessions for those instructors who will be using the system for the first time during Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters. Each session will review how the SIRS Online system works, dates and deadlines, and the student experience. You can sign up by filling out this short form.

View the 2020-21 Educator Development resources on