Summer Institute 2021

art deco sunset with palm trees in the foreground, Summer Institute live workshops, Tuesday, Aug. 24, Online modules, Aug. 24-Sept 15

After a year of remote teaching, summer is the perfect time lie on the beach and read a good book. It’s also a great time to reconnect with your colleagues, share online and remote student engagement tips, use the work time to update course elements, and learn new tools. Whether you barely made it through the switch to online and remote instruction this past year or you tackled it like a pro, the Summer Institute provides opportunities to reflect on what went well and what can be improved upon. Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.


Morning micro sessions: 25 minutes each

  • Fun and Useful Features to Use in Canvas Right Now
  • Introduction to Accessibility in Education
  • Live Tour of XR, Studio Q, and Recording Kits
  • Supporting Diversity in Online Education: Q & A with Marisa Hackett, DRC and Sara Gardner, Neurodiversity Navigators:
  • Tour of eLearning Support
  • Faculty Demos of EdTech in Action

Afternoon Session A: 1-hour workshops

  • Beginner Cidi Labs: Save Time by Using Syllabus and Page Blocks
  • Accessibility: Creating Accessible Documents
  • EdTech: Padlet
  • EdTech: Flipgrid
  • Video Creation Tools

Afternoon Session B: 1-hour workshops

  • Beginner Cidi Labs: Image Editing Made Simple
  • Intermediate/Advanced Cidi Labs: Accordions and Tabs and Expanders, Oh My!
  • Accessibility: Creating Accessible PowerPoints
  • EdTech: EdPuzzle
  • EdTech: Nearpod
  • EdTech: Kami


  • Registration:  register for the eLearning Summer Institute
  • Maximum number of participants: 70
  • Last Date to Register: Thur. August 19
  • Location:  Online via Teams
  • Stipend: $200 for attending the live session and completing three online modules.
  • A commitment to participate in all workshops and training sessions will be required in order to get paid.


Please contact Sukirti Ranade, Director of eLearning, or Heather Rane, Digital Learning Coordinator

Last Updated February 2, 2023