Discover Events and Training
CIS supports educator development in a variety of ways. Take a look at the various opportunities and connect with us today!
Looking for a one-time workshop, a series, or other development opportunity? Visit our
CIS Events website
for more information on upcoming events and to register.
For new faculty hired to teach primarily on our main campus, please visit our
New Faculty Orientation
page for further assistance in preparing for your arrival on campus.
Reliance on digital resources in online instruction only increases the importance of accessibility to content. This workshop is a self-paced development opportunity aimed at introducing best practices and ensuring compliance with federal standards related to course content and digital materials for all types of learners.
Enroll in the self-paced Accessibility Workshop
Designing eLearning Workshop
The Designing eLearning Workshop provides insight for creating an effective online course. Participants will see various ways to structure an online class, understand how to present content to increase readership and interaction, learn methods for creating engaging videos, and be exposed to a variety of learning activity examples for online teaching and learning. The workshop is ideal for those who have never developed an online course but may also provide a ‘veteran’ developer a few new insights and tricks!
Enroll in the self-paced Designing eLearning Workshop
Fundamentals of Blackboard
Blackboard Learn®, CMU’s Learning Management System, is a robust teaching environment that provides many opportunities to supplement face-to-face, Hybrid, and HyFlex courses and facilitate full-scale online course delivery. This self-paced Fundamentals of Blackboard workshop introduces the skills necessary to be successful in the use of Blackboard as a tool for teaching both face-to-face and online courses. Enroll in the self-paced Fundamentals of Blackboard workshop
Open Education Resource Workshop
This workshop designed to inform CMU faculty about Open Educational Resources (OERs), teaches methods for searching and evaluating OER materials, and guides the instructor through the process of implementing open access resources into the classroom.
Enroll in the self-paced Open Education Resource Workshop
Online Teaching Experience
This self-paced workshop prepares faculty to succeed as online educators and instructors. It helps faculty understand CM’s expectations, policies procedures and support services available both to them and their students. Its immersive approach allows participants to learn more about teaching online by emulating the online student experience. Enroll in the self-paced Online Teaching Experience workshop
This recorded training on SafeAssign, a plagiarism prevention tool within Blackboard, provides an overview as to what SafeAssign is and demonstrates how to set it up inside Blackboard. A primary focus is on helping instructors understand the results SafeAssign provides in the Originality Report and knowing how to interpret those findings.