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DesignCAT Fall Assessment Workshop Series

Checking Attitudes: Assessing Learner Values and More

Assessing values and attitudes is always a challenge. In this session, we’ll provide some strategies and rubric examples to help you measure your learning outcomes for these challenging areas. Following the presentation, there will be discussion and sharing of approaches you can use in your courses.

Register | Thursday, December 9 from noon to 1:00 pm | zoom


Now That’s Teamwork!: Assessing Group Projects

Want to know more about how to effectively assess individual as well as team efforts in group projects? Join us for examples and useful strategies to measure student performance. Bring examples or questions from your courses to share and discuss collaborations as well as self and peer evaluations.

Register | Wednesday, October 20 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | zoom

Register | Thursday, October 28 from noon to 1:00 pm | zoom


Maximizing Engagement with Multiple Assignments: Building a Common Rubric for Alternative Assignments

You’ve created alternative assignments for the same outcome to give your students a choice in the assessment process. It doesn’t mean you have to multiply for workload with multiple rubrics. This workshop will discuss how to build rubrics to assess multiple assignment types effectively. Bring examples or questions from your courses to discuss. Time will be provided to share and provide feedback as you work on your rubrics.

Register | Wednesday, November 10 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm | zoom

Register | Thursday, November 18 from noon to 1:30 pm | zoom


Hypothesis Workshops

Creative ways to use social annotation in your courses

In this workshop, the Hypothesis team will lead participants in a discussion about various discussion protocols and active learning strategies that can help make social annotation more engaging and fun. Participants will come away from this session with a variety of ways to creatively use social annotation in their courses. 

Register | Tuesday, November 9th from 10:00 am PST (1:00 pm EST) to 10:30 am PST (1:30 pm EST) | Virtual

Using multimedia & tags in annotations

Whether you’re having students reply to your syllabus with funny GIFs or asking them to create videos in response to a current-events article, Hypothesis provides a text editor that allows you and your students to embed links, images, and videos in annotations. Participate in this short workshop that will walk you through how to increase engagement by adding multimedia and tags in annotations. 

Register | Tuesday, November 16th from 10:00 am PST (1:00 pm EST) to 10:30 am PST (1:30 pm EST) | Virtual

Using Hypothesis with small groups

When teaching a large class, it can be challenging to engage every student and ensure that no one feels invisible. Using Hypothesis for social annotation in small groups can help you make more meaningful and collaborative connections with your students. One of our most frequent requests is for the ability to segment large classes. This workshop focuses on the options for using Hypothesis in small groups, and it will cover how social annotation can be used to create a more collaborative learning environment. 

Register | Tuesday, November 30th from 10:00 am PST (1:00 pm EST) to 10:30 am PST (1:30 pm EST) | Virtual


Canvas Workshops

Canvas Next Steps 

Grading, Creating Groups and Collaborations, 60 minutes – Intermediate

Register | Friday, October 22nd  from 1pm to 2pm | Online


Student Engagement with Video

This workshop will explore ways to promote student engagement by using discussion and quizzing features in Panopto and Canvas Studio. Additionally, we'll explore how students can use these tools and Adobe Spark for video assignments and discussion posts.

Register | Friday, November 5th from 1:30pm to 3:00pm | Online


Additional Training

Navigate to the Training page to watch prior CAT training, enroll in a self-paced course, register for upcoming live vendor trainings, and more.