Professional Development

Our office will design workshops, on request, on topics related to teaching and learning using technology. In addition, we offer regularly scheduled training on a wide range of teaching and learning issues.


Training will be offered in face-to-face and online formats. Registration is required for most events. Some events have registration deadlines that will be noted in the training description. 

  • To register, select the name of the training you would like to attend. Registration links will open in Eventbrite. Alternatively, you may visit the TLT Professional Development Event Page to view all current and past events.

2020 Teaching and Learning Symposium (TLS)

August 17 – 20, 2020

The 2020 Teaching and Learning Symposium (TLS) is going to a completely virtual format this year! The format is as follows:

  • August 17 – August 19: Asynchronous Video Content
    • 3 - 4 videos will be released each day. Attendees may view at their convenience. 
  • August 20: Live sessions begin at 9 AM
    • 4 - 5 moderated live sessions will be presented beginning at 9 AM.
    • Presenters will webcast content and interact with their audience in real-time.

More information coming soon!

Promoting Active Learning Online

Offered by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) and sponsored by the Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology, this course is  a venue for new online instructors to learn about course design, develop relationships with TWU colleagues, meet TWU instructional designers, and become acquainted with current online teaching strategies. During the interactive six-week online course, instructors will build major course elements with an emphasis on planning, designing, and managing key concepts to engage students in online courses. Learn more about the Promoting Activing Learning Online course.

Fall 2020 Training

Click on the training you are interested in attending. You can read about the training and register through Eventbrite.

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Training TitleDateTimeLocation
Designing Effective Online Courses in Canvas (2 weeks) Aug. 31 – Sept. 11 3 – 5 hours per week Self-Paced Online
Classroom Technology Workshop Sept. 3 1:00 – 2:00 PM Denton – PH 105
Designing Effective Online Courses in Canvas (2 weeks) Sept. 14 – 25  3 – 5 hours per week Self-Paced Online 
Making Documents and Presentations Usable by All Learners Oct. 6  10:00 – 11:00 AM Webinar
Designing an Accelerated Course for Student Success Oct. 5 – 9 3 – 4 hours per week  Self-Paced Online
Making Audio and Video Content Usable by All Learners Oct. 26 12:00 – 1:00 PM Webinar
Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) (2 weeks) Nov. 9 – 23 8 – 10 hours per week Online

Continuous Online Training and Videos

Featured Video: Canvas Progress Measure Student Learning Outcomes

This interactive workshop works with instructors to create SMART learning objectives, identify ways to assess student's learning experience, and efficiently record grades. It is designed for intermediate to advanced Canvas users.

View other videos on the TLT YouTube channel.

Canvas for Graduate Assistants

If you plan to use a graduate assistant, let them know about this self-enrolled, online course to get started using Canvas.

Canvas for Graduate Assistants introduces several Canvas features to assistant teaching. Demonstrations and overviews present creating announcements; reviewing quiz, discussion, and assignment settings; and understanding the Gradebook and SpeedGrader; taking Attendance; and previewing with student view. Graduate Assistants will be ready to support their instructor after learning these important Canvas features.

Any GA can self-enroll using these access steps:

  1. Enroll in Canvas for Graduate Assistants [TWU Username and password required for sign-in]
  2. Select the blue button to the right that says "Enroll in Course."
  3. On the next page, select the blue button to the right that says "Go to the Course."

Note: GAs will need a Canvas account to access the training. Any GA that doesn't have a Canvas account should contact the Service Desk.

Classroom Technology Workshop

This workshop allows you to operate the technology in the classroom including audio and video settings, the projector, the document camera, and how to connect portable devices. There is information to describe teaching and learning activities using classroom technology, learn what to do when you arrive in the classroom, manage audio sources and display the projector during class, and learn what to do before you leave the classroom. 

Start the Classroom Technology Workshop

Canvas Training Services Portal

Canvas Training Services Portal offers instructor training webinars. There are over 30 different topics that you can attend online. Sessions are interactive, allow some hands-on experience, and are taught by Canvas trainers. These sessions will allow you to go into greater depth on a variety of topics and trainers will answer a number of questions in the sessions.

Specialized Programs

Faculty Academy

The Faculty Academy is a venue for new online instructors to learn about course design, develop relationships with instructional designers, and become acquainted with current strategies being used online by TWU colleagues. Learn more about the Faculty Academy.

Universal Design Champions

The Universal Design Champion will earn $1,000 and learn Universal Design for Learning (UDL) strategies to create accessible instructional materials (Canvas pages, videos, presentations, and documents) that meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 standards. Implementing UDL makes your course usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. Learn more about the Universal Design Champions cohort.

Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy

The purpose of the Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy (PTLA) is to provide expert peer support and a forum for growth/enhancement in teaching and learning. Learn more about the Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy

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