UH Hilo Distance Learning

Webinars

The UH Hilo Distance Learning Team and the UH Online Innovation Center offer a wide-range of webinars in online course design and delivery.

On this page:

Course Development

Amy Horst (Music) - Tips to Make Your Course Organized and Successful

Amy HorstAmy Horst

Important sessions features:

  • Students took her course simultaneously.
  • Steps and instructions are color coordinated to help keep students on track.
  • Course Template - using a course template will give you a jumpstart on the development of your course. Contact the UH Hilo Distance Learning Team at uhhilodl@hawaii.edu to request a course template.
  • Her course design has evolved with time to integrate helpful improvements.
  • Checklists help students stay on track and manage their time. The Laulima Lessons tool has a built-in checklist that can be used.
  • Lessons can be scheduled to deploy when itʻs time.
  • Communication, empathy, and availability are all very important to students.
  • Tools used include Zoom.

Monica Minnitt (Languages) - Designing a Well-rounded Course Helps Student Succeed

Monica MinnittMonica Minnitt

Important sessions features:

  • Course Template - using a course template will give you a jumpstart on the development of your course. Contact the UH Hilo Distance Learning Team at uhhilodl@hawaii.edu to request a course template.
  • Sub-pages are good to use when you have a lot of similar content on a Lessons page. This decreases the amount of scrolling needed and keeps your pages more organized and less cluttered.
  • Scaffolding is important to build on students' experiences and knowledge as they are learning new skills.
  • Listening to students and making adjustments is important, both for the students and the instructor.
  • When introducing new technology in the course, provide “how-to” guides, tutorial videos, and opportunities to use the technology before a graded or important activity.
  • Itʻs important to be open to adapting and adjusting.
  • Used freely available Open Educational Resources and videos to enhance activities and reinforce learning.
  • Tools used include Google Forms, Koalender (an online scheduling tool), Screencast-O-Matic, VoiceThread, YouTube, and Zoom.

Dr. Jan Ray (Education) - Course Planning Builds a Solid Foundation

Dr. Jan RayDr. Jan Ray

Important sessions features:

  • Course Map - a course map is an important and helpful tool in the overall planning and development of your course. It helps you:
    • plan your courseʻs structure by organizing them into manageable units of learning.
    • identify the specific student learning outcomes for each module.
    • identify the formative assessments and the summative assessments. Determine acceptable evidence of the achieved learning outcome at different levels of mastery.
    • brainstorm the types of activities that will facilitate meaningful engagement, practice, and transfer of learning.
    • determine the learning materials, resources, and key principles that will equip learners and provide a solid foundation of understanding.
  • Course Template - using a course template will give you a jumpstart on the development of your course. Contact the UH Hilo Distance Learning Team at uhhilodl@hawaii.edu to request a course template.
  • Importance of scaffolding to create and build upon a solid foundation.
  • Use checklists to help students stay on track and manage their time. The Laulima Lessons tool has a built-in checklist that you can use.

Course Management

Dr. James Czarski (Business) - Online Assessment: Strategies to Reduce Cheating

Dr. James CzarskiDr. James Czarski Hosted by Dr. James Czarski, this webinar covers best practices and strategies to promote academic integrity in online assessments. Topics include the use of question pools, randomization of questions, academic honor codes, various Laulima settings, and other instructional design considerations. Plagiarism detection and test proctoring services is also discussed.

Amy Horst (Music) - Providing Grades and Feedback with Laulima Gradebook

Amy HorstAmy Horst Hosted by Amy Horst, this webinar takes you through the steps of setting up a Laulima Gradebook, adding or importing items into it, and providing grades and meaningful feedback for your students.

Dr. Colby Miyose (Business and Economics)

Dr. Colby MiyoseDr. Colby Miyose

Important sessions features:

  • Important to be student-centered.
  • Listening to students helps you improve your course and shows that you value their input.
  • Helpful to put your contact information and the course schedule on the course’s Overview page for easy student access.
  • Network with colleagues both inside and outside of the UH system.
  • Tools used by Colby include Calendly and GoReact.

Dr. Sharad Marahatta (Horticulture)

Dr. Sharad MarahattaDr. Sharad Marahatta

Important sessions features:

  • The ability to adapt is important.
  • You may have to provide alternatives for some activities due to studentsʻ inability to come to a synchronous lab.
  • Having guest speakers helps bring different perspectives.
  • Tools used include Twitter and Zoom.

Student Engagement

Matt Baldwin - Creating Engagement with Discussions or VoiceThread

Matt BaldwinMatt Baldwin Hosted by Matt Baldwin, this webinar provides ways to jazz up (or move beyond) the basic "One Post, Two Replies" model that is most often used for evaluating whether students have gained the knowledge to achieve the learning outcomes. VoiceThread as another possible alternative for evaluation is also discussed."

Dr. Jenni Guillen (Biology) - Use Engagement Tools to Enhance Student Learning

Dr. Jenni GuillenDr. Jenni Guillen

Important sessions features:

Explore and use 3rd party online engagement software, used in parallel with Laulima to enhance the student's online experience.

  • Padlet
  • SignUpGenius
  • Kahoot

Dr. Randy Hirokawa (Communication) - Flexibility is the Key

Dr. Randy HirokawaDr. Randy Hirokawa

Important sessions features:

  • Use different modalities for student success.
  • Students appreciate being able to attend classes either synchronously or asynchronously.
  • The flipped classroom model worked very well.
  • Redundancy is very helpful for student learning.
  • Time spent on the preparation of recorded content made rambling, umʻs, and ahʻs non-existent.

Dr. Justina Mattos (Performing Arts) - Make Students Stakeholders in Their Own Learning (Performing Arts)

Dr. Justina MattosDr. Justina Mattos

Important sessions features:

  • Course Template - using a course template will give you a jumpstart on the development of your course. Contact the UH Hilo Distance Learning Team at uhhilodl@hawaii.edu to request a course template.
  • Use students as a resource. They bring with them a lot of unique backgrounds and experiences which can provide valuable student-to-student interaction and enhance your course.
  • Use different modalities to meet studentsʻ needs.
  • Tools used include Flipgrid, Padlet, PowerPoint, Screencast-O-Matic, and Zoom.

Dr. Yoshiko Okuyama (Languages) - A Student-Centered Approach Succeed

Dr. Yoshiko OkuyamaDr. Yoshiko Okuyama

Important sessions features:

  • Be open to adaptation and the willingness to evolve.
  • Collaboration with peers and taking advantage of learning and sharing opportunities was a great help.
  • Used freely available Open Educational Resources and videos to enhance activities and reinforce learning.
  • Use different modalities to increase studentsʻ learning and engagement.
  • A student-centered approach helps both students and instructors have the best opportunity for success in an online course.
  • Itʻs important to ask students whatʻs working and whatʻs not working, then make the appropriate decisions.
  • Tools used included Flipgrid, Google Calendar, Google Forms, Google Meet, PowerPoint, Quizlet, Screencast-O-Matic, and YouTube.

UH Online Innovation Center

Explore a wide-range range of professional development events offered by the UHOIC. Events are available to all UH faculty and staff.

For upcoming and archived webinars, visit the UHOIC Events webpage.

The UH Online Innovation Center logo contains a lightbulb representing ideas and creativity.

Updated 10/27/2022