Pre-Semester Workshops (Summer 2023)

Get ready to teach! CATL is offering a variety of pre-semester workshops to help instructors prepare their Fall 2023 courses. Each workshop will be held via Zoom.

If you would like to receive an Outlook invitation with the Zoom link, you can register. Registration is not required, feel free to drop in and meet the the CATL team!

Creating a Student-Friendly Syllabus (Friday, Aug. 25, 10:00 a.m. & Tuesday, Aug. 29, 1:00 p.m.)

One of the best ways to set a positive, welcoming tone for your class is with the syllabus. Join us for a one-hour session as we dive into UWGB’s syllabus requirements and go beyond them to consider characteristics of effective syllabi, including transparency, clear learning outcomes, welcoming language, and more.

Friday, Aug. 25: Zoom meeting link

Tuesday, Aug. 29: Zoom meeting link

Getting Started with Canvas: Building Your First Module (Friday, Aug. 25, 1:00 p.m. & Tuesday, Aug 29, 10:00 a.m.) 

New to Canvas and not sure where to start? In this one-hour workshop, we will walk you through the essentials for building your first module! Learn about the features you might need to prepare your class including pages, assignments, discussions, and quizzes.

Friday, Aug. 25: Zoom meeting link

Tuesday, Aug. 29: Zoom meeting link

Getting Your Canvas Gradebook Going  (Wednesday, Aug. 30, 10:00 a.m.) 

Maintaining an accurate gradebook in Canvas benefits students in any class modality. Bring your questions to this session as we explore the ins and outs of using the feature-rich Canvas gradebook.

Zoom meeting link

Building Relationships: Communicating With Your Students in Canvas (Wednesday, Aug. 30, 1:00 p.m.)

Join us as we discuss ways to build relationships and foster effective communication with students on Canvas. We’ll focus on ways to use Canvas to communicate with your students, establish a welcoming class community, and explore small ways to create a warm, inclusive class environment that promotes student engagement and belonging.

Zoom meeting link

Generative AI & Assessments (Wednesday, Aug. 30, 3:00 p.m.)

Join us as we discuss the implications of emerging AI products, and brainstorm creative, high quality, aligned, and feasible strategies for adapting course materials and assessments. We encourage you to bring your syllabus, learning outcomes, and assessment ideas to this workshop. View our blog post on the Generative AI & Assessment Workshop for more details and registration information.

Zoom meeting link 

Making Your Canvas Course Materials Accessible (Thursday, Aug. 31, 11:00 a.m.)

Do you have questions about course accessibility in Canvas? If so, please join our one-hour workshop to discuss the ins and outs of improving accessibility in your Canvas course. Learn how to effectively utilize the Canvas accessibility checker, leverage the power of UDOIT, and explore general accessibility tips tailored specifically for teaching with Canvas.

Zoom meeting link

Creating and Sharing Video Recordings with Kaltura My Media (Thursday, Aug. 31, 1:00 p.m.) 

Instructors at UWGB can use Kaltura My Media to create, upload, and share videos in Canvas courses. Join us for a one-hour session where we will cover how to create and share engaging instructional videos with Kaltura’s easy-to-use media tools and unlimited storage space.

Zoom meeting link

If you need accommodation for this virtual event, please contact CATL at

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Generative AI and Assessments Workshop (June 28, July 18, Aug. 8, & Aug. 30, 2023)

Please join CATL for a virtual summer workshop focused on creating assessments in the age of generative AI (e.g., ChatGPT)! CATL facilitators will work with instructors to review their learning objectives, discuss the implications of emerging AI products, and brainstorm creative, high-quality, aligned, and feasible strategies for adapting course materials and assessments.

To participate in this virtual workshop, CATL asks that instructors bring a course syllabus with learning outcomes, ideas for at least two assessments for that course, and a willingness to engage in a reflective process that includes thinking about how generative AI technologies might impact those course materials. This workshop, “Generative AI and Assessments,” will occur three times throughout the summer months with more offerings to come in the fall. While registration is not required to attend, we encourage you to register today to receive a calendar reminder for the timeslot that works best for you!

Workshop Dates and Times:

All sessions are fully virtual and will meet via Microsoft Teams. Each workshop will be the same so please only sign up for one timeslot.

If you need accommodation for this virtual event, please contact CATL at



Language Inclusivity at UWGB: Reflecting on Our Practices and Policies to Serve Language-rich Students (Feb. 24, Mar. 3, Mar. 31, & Apr. 12, 2023)

What language practices do your students bring to our UWGB community? How do you value and sustain those language practices in your classrooms and other interactions with students? Join Dr. Cory Mathieu, 2022-23 EDI Consultant, and Edith Mendez, undergraduate student in Education, in a workshop series to prompt UWGB faculty and staff to engage in these questions to begin to cultivate a culture of language inclusivity across our campus. Each workshop is tailored to one of the four UWGB colleges with examples and recommendations that are responsive to the needs of various academic and professional fields. Workshops will be interactive, reflective, and in-person.

Save the date for your college!

  • CHESW: Friday, February 24, 12 – 1 p.m., Wood Hall 303
  • CAHSS: Friday, March 3, 12 – 1 p.m., MAC Hall 210
  • CSET: Friday, March 31, 12 – 1 p.m., STEM Innovation Center 136, 137, & 138
  • CSB: Wednesday, April 12, 12 – 1 p.m., Wood Hall 202

If you need an accommodation for any of the sessions, please contact

Follow-Up: PlayPosit “Replicate and Repeat” Training

On Nov. 15, 2022, PlayPosit held a training that focused on how to replicate and repeat content in PlayPosit. These features can help create a more streamlined workflow for users that would like to reuse bulb content or share bulbs with other instructors. Some of the content covered in this training includes:

  • How to duplicate/copy a bulb
  • How to reuse an interaction (question, discussion, pause point, etc.) from a previous bulb
  • How to use PlayPosit interaction templates
  • How to save an interaction or a group of interactions as a template
  • How to share a bulb with a collaborator
  • How to send a copy of a bulb to another instructor

A recording of this training is embedded below.


As you explore PlayPosit, we encourage you to consult PlayPosit’s extensive knowledgebase of instructor guides, including this guide on building graded bulbs in Canvas. You can contact PlayPosit support directly by clicking the “Contact” link on their support site and filling out their web form. Guides on how to build a bulb, share a bulb with your students, use PlayPosit for peer review, and more, can also be found on the UWGB IT knowledgebase. 

As always, we also welcome you to request a CATL consultation if you’d like to see a demo of PlayPosit or talk through how you might use it in your course!