The Faculty Success Symposium is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and graduate students to come together and learn about existing academic technology, services, and tools, and their use in teaching and learning. See the table for a detailed schedule. It's free to attend, register now!

  • Thursday Canvas Workshops on September 19th in Cascade Hall computer lab, room 118, or bring your own laptop, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Friday Sessions on September 20th on the third floor of the Learning Innovation Center (LINC) from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm


Thursday Workshops

Canvas Workshop

Participants will be given a hands-on opportunity to learn core Canvas functionality, additional features to improve Canvas efficiency, and bonus activities to demonstrate Canvas mastery and win prizes. Join us in Cascade Hall computer lab, or bring your own device, at 9:00 am or 1:00 pm on Thursday, Sept 19th!

Top Hat Drop-in Clinic

If you’re looking for ways to use Top Hat more effectively, stop on by with questions and ideas. We’ll provide hands-on support to faculty who want to learn about some advanced features, such as the testing tool, advanced question types and digital assignments.  Bring your own device to Cascade Hall Room 120, 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Thursday, Sept 19th!  No need to register for this clinic--just drop in!

Friday Teaching and Tools Speed Dating

Teaching and Tools Speed Dating is exactly what it sounds like – a matchmaking event that allows attendees to gain exposure to a lot of resources within a short period of time.

The featured topics and tools at the event are listed below. Use the speed dating event to help you decide which session(s) you are interested in attending.

  • Engagement & Communication Tools
  • Gradescope
  • Accessibility Online
  • Affordable Learning Options
  • Blended, Flipped and Hybrid Teaching
  • Grading Better with Rubrics
  • New2OSU Faculty Development and Mentoring
  • Tuesday Teaching and Tech Talks (T4) & Individualized Learning Plans (ILP)

Friday Schedule (Sept 20th)

  LINC 368 LINC 303 LINC 307
8:30 to 10:00 Teaching and Tools Speed Dating (LINC 303)
10:15 to 10:55

Gradescope Faculty Panel
Facilitator: Lyn Riverstone

Love the idea of traditional homework assignments, but hate the idea of grading them? Hear from faculty who have leveraged Gradescope to grade handwritten and digital homework or exams, significantly reducing the challenges and frustrations of grading them.

Affordable Learning Options
Facilitators: Stefanie Buck and Zach Wellhouse

The high cost of learning materials, particularly textbooks, can be a barrier to student success. Some students don’t buy the text or use an outdated edition. So what can we do? Join us to learn about some alternatives to textbooks or other ways to reduce textbook costs and help make learning affordable at Oregon State.

T4, ILP, and New2OSU
Facilitators: Brooke Howland, Funmi Amobi and Lexi Schlosser

If you are a beginning teacher or looking for some teaching renewal, join this session with the Center for Teaching and Learning team to get prepped to successfully launch this term!

11:05 to 11:45

Pressbooks: Desktop Publishing in the Cloud for Teaching & Learning
Facilitators: Jon Dorbolo and Mark Dinsmore

OSU employs Pressbooks to host open educational resources. This session focuses on models of self-publication for faculty and students, particularly those used as course materials and assignments.

Annotations, Rubrics, and the Canvas Gradebook
Facilitator: Tasha Biesinger

With so many options for providing feedback to students, which should you use? Choose the right combination of tools to provide feedback to students efficiently and effectively based on your teaching style.

Guided Self-Review of Your Blended, Flipped or Hybrid Course
Facilitators: Cheridy Aduviri, Raven Chakerian and Cub Kahn

This is a great opportunity to use a new OSU toolkit to quickly self-assess the design and delivery of a course you teach. You’ll learn about strengths and maybe even some potential areas for enhancement! Bring your laptop.

11:55 to 12:35

Duo for students; FERPA
Facilitator: Diana Lindsley, Erica Lomax and Allyson Dean

Have you ever asked students to put their coursework online in a public space, such as YouTube, or left graded work at the front of the classroom for students to pick up? Find out if you're on the right side of FERPA. Additionally, Duo becomes mandatory for students this fall. Get some helpful information on what you can do to minimize course access issues.

Active Learning: Top Hat
Facilitators: Lyn Riverstone, OSU, and Vanessa Destounis, Top Hat

Top Hat is Oregon State's official student response system and has several great features faculty can use to facilitate and support active learning. Come learn from instructors about their experiences using Top Hat features that improve participation and encourage student engagement in their classrooms.

Engagement and Collaboration Tools
Facilitator: Katherine McAlvage

In this session, we'll expand on tools and strategies for engaging your students across on-ground, hybrid, and online classes. Whether you are a new or seasoned faculty member, you'll leave the session with new ideas to try out this fall.

12:40 to 1:30 Faculty Media Center (Kidder 100) Grand Opening and refreshments