Walker Center Spring 2019 Seminars

To see more information on our upcoming seminars, click a seminar title. Listed under each title, you will find a description of the seminar, the dates and times when it will be offered, the instructor(s) who will be leading the seminar, and any additional information. Each seminar is 1 hour in length.

To register for a seminar, after viewing the description and availability, click the button associated with your preferred date and time.

If you would like to request a seminar topic that is not listed below, click here: Request a seminar

Register for All Meeting Dates. 

Book Club Meeting Dates:
April 3rd
April 10th
April 17
April 24

All meetings will start at 4:00 pm at the OddStory Brewing Company.  

This year’s Instructional Excellence will feature Dr. Todd Zakrajsek as guest speaker. This book club selection features a book he co-authored and which is part of the Excellent Teacher series.  Please register for each session individually.


This book presents up-to-date research on the different types of lecture, on what constitutes effective lecturing, and on the impact of lecturing when done appropriately and well. It fills the void in professional development resources on how to lecture, validating the practice when it’s aligned with the educational mission of creating engaged learning environments.

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Mary Marr


This one-hour session is for everyone interested in getting started using Canvas.  Join us for a hands-on session to learn about UTC’s new learning management system.  In addition to learning information about navigating the system and the basics for building a course, you will leave with tips and tricks to help you make a smooth transition to Canvas. This session  is a prerequisite for all other training sessions. 

These sessions will fill quickly.  As the sessions fill, the date will be removed from the registration form.

Friday, April 26th, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday, May 6th, 9:30 am - 10:30 am (Zoom Session)
Tuesday, May 14th, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, May 22nd, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Zoom Session)
Thursday, May 30th, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

This session will focus on creating online assignments in Canvas using the assignment tool.  During this session, we will focus on adding assignments, discussing assignment groups and purpose for the groups, grading assignments with Speedgrader and rubrics, and creating group assignments.


This session is a must for those who create online assignments or post grades for students in the learning management system.  During this session, we will focus on the Canvas grading tool features such as creating and managing assignment groups, creating new grade columns, managing your total points, creating weighted totals, and much more.

Come join us to learn how to use the Canvas quizzes tool.  During this session you will experience creating online quizzes, creating/modifying questions, using question pools, adding rubrics, and much more. 

Are you ready to start building your course in Canvas? Do you need help understanding the types of content you can add to your course and how to do it? Are you interested in creating a customized entry page for your Canvas course? If so, this is the session for you. During this session, we will create content for your course including a content page, discussion posts, adding modules, and even creating an entry page to use in your course.


Want to instantly engage every student in your classroom with technology that you’re already using? How about engaging every student in critical thinking? In this session, learn how Plickers will allow you to capture real-time formative assessment data and transform your classroom into a memorable learning community.

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Scott Seagle

This session will feature practical information and a step-by-step guide to prepare your online course for QM certification. At the end of the workshop, participants will be equipped to prepare their course for QM certification. (Cookies will be provided)

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Scott Seagle