Training Opportunities: AI and Academic Technologies
Instructor Bootcamp This Week
There is still time to sign up for our remaining Instructor Bootcamp sessions this week. We added a new session on accessibility for 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12. We hope to see you there!
Upcoming: Instructor Media Bootcamp & Canvas Super Sessions
Join us on Zoom for our academic technology media training sessions as you prepare for Spring 2024. Get the fundamentals for success with our most widely used classroom technologies in our Media Instructor Bootcamp, Jan. 30–31. Download the Bootcamp flyer to view the sessions.
Get caught up on one or all three primary media technologies. To register, select your preferred events on our Bootcamp page.
In a pinch and need to learn how to use Canvas? The condensed 90-minute Canvas Super Session Jan. 16–17 provides an overview of the essentials, plus key information on assignments, quizzes and grades.
Spring AI Webinar Series
Missouri Online is hosting a new AI webinar series beginning Feb. 6. Spots fill quickly, so sign up now!
- Basics of Using AI for Your Classes: 10 a.m. Feb. 6
- AI Plagiarism and Cheating with Guests Ben Trachtenberg and Andrea Melrose: 3 p.m. Feb. 21
- AI Prompt Writing Workshops: 1 p.m. Feb. 27 and March 15, and 2 p.m. April 10 and May 1
- Making, Remixing, and Curating: The Power of Multimedia in the Era of Generative AI: 1 p.m. March 4
- Incorporating AI in Teaching: Faculty Reflection: 10 a.m. April 3
- Inclusive Teaching With AI: 10 a.m. April 22
Get Feedback for Spring With a Quality Course Review (QCR)
Now is a great time for a QCR. Fulfill a requirement and get useful feedback on a recently completed course that you can apply this semester. First, complete this form and an instructional designer will contact you to confirm the course URL and get started.
2024 Online Teaching Certification
As you may recall, all online instructors for the University of Missouri System (UM System) are required to renew their certification every five years. If you need to certify or renew, sign up now for a 2024 Online Teaching Seminar.
Missouri Online instructional designers offer these six-week asynchronous seminars six times yearly via Canvas. The course includes weekly assignments and opportunities to share and learn from faculty peers. Find information about the schedule, format and objectives for each seminar on the Online Teaching Certification Seminar page.
New Technology for Spring
Read our latest blog post for details on academic technology updates that can help you with your spring teaching. Panopto, Zoom, Turnitin and VoiceThread have new features and MatLab is now installed in Canvas for all users. You can create and share MatLab assignments with automatic feedback for students directly within your courses. Read more.
Get Your Canvas Courses Ready for Spring
Prepare your Canvas courses with help from Teaching Tools. There, you’ll find great how-to’s and information on specific applications, assessments, communication resources and more.
If you are new to the UM System, check out our Getting Started in Canvas guide. The Start of the Semester Checklist is also a great tool to help manage your overall Canvas experience. Finally, use the Course Readiness Checklist to ensure each class is prepped and ready to go.
Expanded January Support Hours
Missouri Online is offering expanded support hours for the start of the new semester, Jan. 8–19. Reach instructional technologists 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday via chat, email or phone: 855-675-0755. At other times, including evenings and weekends, reach out via our phone line for assistance from BlackBeltHelp.
Faculty can also set up an appointment with a member of Missouri Online’s dedicated instructional design team. To start the semester off right with Canvas templates, last-minute course updates and other online teaching support, request an appointment via email. We look forward to helping you launch another successful semester!
Missouri Online was created to support digital education and encourage significant enrollment growth in online programs across our four universities. Our team of instructional designers and developers, learning technologists, student services professionals, program coordinators and marketing specialists are here to assist you.