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.

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 an Accelerated Course for Student Success Oct. 5 – 9 3 – 4 hours per week  Self-Paced Online
Making Documents and Presentations Usable by All Learners Oct. 6  10 – 11 AM  Webinar 
Zoom Into Canvas Oct. 13 1 – 2 PM Webinar (Join Zoom Meeting)
Making Audio and Video Content Usable by All Learners Oct. 26 12 – 1 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 Videos:

Zoom in Canvas (Instructors)

Zoom is a widely used web conferencing and recording solution that offers full Canvas integration. You can use Zoom from inside your Canvas course to schedule a meeting, review recordings of meetings, add links to Zoom meetings and recordings in Announcements and Modules. In this webinar, we will share some of the best practices for working with students using Zoom.

Zoom in Canvas (Instructors) Knowledge Base Article

Canvas Quick Tips: Breakout Rooms in Zoom

Breakout Rooms allow you to seamlessly split your Zoom meeting into separate sessions for small group discussion, and then bring those sessions back together to resume the large group meeting. As the meeting host, you can group participants into these separate sessions automatically or manually, and can switch between sessions at any time.

Canvas Quick Tips: Polls in Zoom

The polling feature allows you to create single choice or multiple choice polling questions for your Zoom Meetings. You will be able to launch the poll during your session and gather the responses from your students. You also have the ability to download a report of polling after the Zoom Meeting.

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.

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.

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

TLS Repository@TWU (2020 Teaching & Learning Symposium)

The Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology values the scholarship and creative works presented at the 2020 Teaching and Learning Symposium. Please view these recorded sessions in the TLS Repository@TWU.

Please email if you need any assistance.

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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