Invitation: HIPs Workshop Webinar (Apr. 30, 2021. 10:30 a.m.)

Posted on behalf of Dr. Carleen Vande Zande, Associate Vice President, UW System Office of Academic Programs & Faculty Advancement

After a two semester delay, I am pleased to announce a HIPs Workshop webinar by Dr. Katie Linder titled, Implementing High Impact Practices Across Modalities, to be held on April 30, 2021 from 10:30 AM – Noon (CDT). Dr. Linder is currently an associate dean at Kansas State University’s Global Campus. Previously, she directed the award-winning Ecampus Research Unit at Oregon State University.

Workshop Description

The concept of High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs) has been around for years, but the conversation about transitioning HIPs into online and blended/hybrid environments is just getting started. In this interactive workshop, Dr. Katie Linder, a co-editor of High-Impact Practices in Online Education, will guide participants through the steps needed to create an HIP implementation action plan that is applicable in face-to-face, blended/hybrid, and online classrooms. Participants will also learn more about the state of the research for HIPs and have the opportunity to discuss tips and strategies for incorporating various HIPs across modalities. Each participant will walk away with some new ideas for how to incorporate HIPs into a range of classroom settings as well as an increased awareness of how the constellation of HIPs can positively impact student learning across the modalities.

Additional details and registration information can be found at The registration deadline is Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the workshop. Contact if you have any difficulties registering.

Drop-ins: Gradebooks, VoiceThread, MS Teams for Teaching, & PlayPosit

We’ve blocked off time on our calendars for Jan. 20 & Jan. 22 to hold drop-in sessions dedicated to the Canvas Grades tool, using VoiceThread, using MS Teams for Teaching, and using PlayPosit. Please join Drop-ins here on Collaborate Ultra if you have questions, or feel free to request a one-on-one consultation if these times don’t work for you.

 Jan. 20

 Jan. 22

End-of-Semester CATL “Office Hours” (Drop-Ins and Webinars)

We’ve blocked off time on our calendars on weekdays through Dec. 30 to hold drop-in sessions dedicated to supporting instructors at the end of the semester, so please stop in via Collaborate Ultra (you can also request a one-on-one consultation if you aren’t able to make these times).

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Webinars & Drop-ins (Aug. 24–Sep. 4)

To accompany their growing set of resources, CATL will be offering a daily webinar and a separate daily drop-in session Aug. 24–Sep. 4 via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. See the full schedule under the calendar of events at Links have been updated!



Can’t make it? You can also view recordings of various CATL webinars here.

Upcoming webinar, “Racial Battle Fatigue”

Racial Battle Fatigue: Shift Your Campus to Better Support Students, Faculty & Staff of Color

Join colleagues from across the campus in viewing this webinar and being part of a discussion. Webinar description:

Racial Battle Fatigue is a real problem for not only students at predominately white institutions, but for faculty and staff of color, as well. Watch the webinar presented by experts Dr. Kathy Obear and Dr. Tanya Williams to learn about this topic and how to help shift the culture on campus to better support racially marginalized groups and challenge racism on campus.

Friday September 22 at 9am – 10:30 am in Rose Hall 220
Tuesday October 17 at 2pm – 3:30 pm in Rose Hall 220

Faculty & staff are encouraged to attend. No RSVP required. Just mark your calendar!

Sponsored by the College of Health, Education & Social Welfare. If questions, contact Anna at