Development on Demand

Welcome to our virtual training world for faculty development on teaching and learning! We know how busy you are, so we have compiled this set of online resources to help advance your knowledge and teaching skills at your own pace and from your own desk. Use these as a companion to our in-person workshops!

Teaching

Sharpen your skills or learn new teaching methods, strategies and tools.

Active Learning

No one likes to be bored! Learn how to engage your students with active learning strategies that keep them thinking, moving and interested in hearing more.

Active Learning Strategies

Dr. Shelley Howell, UTSA Teaching and Learning Consultant, presents 15 active learning strategies you can use in your classroom today.

Assigning Group Work (That Works)

Group projects teach important skills that are highly sought by employers, but they are often accompanied with fears and frustration. This presentation explores how to avoid common pitfalls and create effective group assignments.

Why Don't My Students Read?

This six minute video offers strategies to get students to do the assigned reading.

Using Active Learning in STEM Disciplines

Strategies to engage students in science, technology, engineering and math courses.

Active Learning in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Professional Disciplines

Strategies to engage students in humanities, social sciences and professional courses.

Cooperative Learning: Using Groups Wisely and Well

Strategies for using group work in your course.

How People Learn and Implications for Teaching

Learn how we learn and strategies for incorporating learning evidence in your classroom.

Active Learning Strategies

Dr. Shelley Howell, UTSA Teaching and Learning Consultant, presents 15 active learning strategies you can use in your classroom today.

Assigning Group Work (That Works)

Group projects teach important skills that are highly sought by employers, but they are often accompanied with fears and frustration. This presentation explores how to avoid common pitfalls and create effective group assignments.

Why Don't My Students Read?

This six minute video offers strategies to get students to do the assigned reading.

Using Active Learning in STEM Disciplines

Strategies to engage students in science, technology, engineering and math courses.

Active Learning in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Professional Disciplines

Strategies to engage students in humanities, social sciences and professional courses.

Cooperative Learning: Using Groups Wisely and Well

Strategies for using group work in your course.

How People Learn and Implications for Teaching

Learn how we learn and strategies for incorporating learning evidence in your classroom.

Course Design

It’s all about the students! Learn how to create a course that focuses on the student experience.

Creating a Transparent Classroom

Being more transparent in our teaching can lead to big learning payoffs. You can find tips for creating transparency in this development on demand session.

What the Best Faculty Do

This 10-minute webinar shares the research of Dr. Ken Bain on what the best college faculty do to ensure the success of their students.

Lead Your Students to Better Writing

This short webinar provides 4 easy tips to help your students become better writers. These can be implemented in any class, in most disciplines.

It’s in The Syllabus

These 10 tips for transparent syllabus design will make it easy to design your new syllabus.

Mapping the Journey: Design Your Syllabus for Student Success

Take a fresh look at your syllabus to ensure you are creating a good map for your students' journey through your course.

Flipping the Class: Myth vs. Reality

Learn more about flipping your class to create an engaging environment for your students.

Creating a Transparent Classroom

Being more transparent in our teaching can lead to big learning payoffs. You can find tips for creating transparency in this development on demand session.

What the Best Faculty Do

This 10-minute webinar shares the research of Dr. Ken Bain on what the best college faculty do to ensure the success of their students.

Lead Your Students to Better Writing

This short webinar provides 4 easy tips to help your students become better writers. These can be implemented in any class, in most disciplines.

It’s in The Syllabus

These 10 tips for transparent syllabus design will make it easy to design your new syllabus.

Mapping the Journey: Design Your Syllabus for Student Success

Take a fresh look at your syllabus to ensure you are creating a good map for your students' journey through your course.

Flipping the Class: Myth vs. Reality

Learn more about flipping your class to create an engaging environment for your students.

Lectures and Presentations

Are your lectures even boring you? Learn how to create more effective, engaging and active presentations for your students.

Making Bigger Better: Engaging Students in Large Classes

How do we create an engaging lecture for larger classes? Here are some tips to help you do it!

PowerPoint Tips and Tricks: Inserting Screenshots

Learn to add screenshots to your PowerPoint slides for sharing instructions and adding pizazz.

PowerPoint Tips and Tricks: Using Charts and Graphs

Learn to add charts and graphs to your PowerPoint slides for better student visuals.

Use PowerPoint for Good Not Evil

Strategies for creating better and more engaging PowerPoint presentations for your classes.

Effective Communication Leads to Effective Teaching

Learn strategies to make your lectures more engaging using effective communication skills.

What is an Effective Presentation?

Quick tips for ensuring an engaging lecture.

Making Bigger Better: Engaging Students in Large Classes

How do we create an engaging lecture for larger classes? Here are some tips to help you do it!

PowerPoint Tips and Tricks: Inserting Screenshots

Learn to add screenshots to your PowerPoint slides for sharing instructions and adding pizazz.

PowerPoint Tips and Tricks: Using Charts and Graphs

Learn to add charts and graphs to your PowerPoint slides for better student visuals.

Use PowerPoint for Good Not Evil

Strategies for creating better and more engaging PowerPoint presentations for your classes.

Effective Communication Leads to Effective Teaching

Learn strategies to make your lectures more engaging using effective communication skills.

What is an Effective Presentation?

Quick tips for ensuring an engaging lecture.

Outcomes and Assessment

How do we know our students are learning? Make sure your efforts lead students down the right paths with these resources on outcomes, assessment and grading strategies.

How Do You Know They Know?

Dr. Shelley Howell, Teaching and Learning Consultant at The University of Texas at San Antonio, presents How Do You Know They Know?, a webinar on formative assessment strategies to use in the college classroom.

Formative Assessment

Learn how to use formative assessment techniques to improve student learning in your course.

Assessment and Student Engagement: Formative and Adaptive Assessment

Learn to use formative assessment techniques to adapt instruction to meet the needs of the students.

How Do You Know They Know?

Dr. Shelley Howell, Teaching and Learning Consultant at The University of Texas at San Antonio, presents How Do You Know They Know?, a webinar on formative assessment strategies to use in the college classroom.

Formative Assessment

Learn how to use formative assessment techniques to improve student learning in your course.

Assessment and Student Engagement: Formative and Adaptive Assessment

Learn to use formative assessment techniques to adapt instruction to meet the needs of the students.

Learning

Increase your understanding of how learning takes place and how to improve learning and student success.

Critical Thinking

Encourage your students to ask questions and challenge assumptions.

Getting Your Students to Think by Asking the Right Questions

This session on critical thinking provides faculty with specific questions related to universal intellectual standards to ask students to encourage accuracy, precision, depth and breadth in their thinking about course topics.

Using iClickers to Promote Critical Thinking

Strategies for using iClickers to get promote critical thinking.

Getting Your Students to Think by Asking the Right Questions

This session on critical thinking provides faculty with specific questions related to universal intellectual standards to ask students to encourage accuracy, precision, depth and breadth in their thinking about course topics.

Using iClickers to Promote Critical Thinking

Strategies for using iClickers to get promote critical thinking.

Grit

Teach your students to have courage, resolve and strength of character.

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

In this TED talk, Angela Lee Duckworth explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

In this TED talk, Angela Lee Duckworth explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.

Growth Mindset

Increase academic success in your students by teaching them to have a growth mindset.

Developing a Growth Mindset

Carol Dweck, Stanford psychology professor, talks about her groundbreaking work on developing mindsets.

Growth Mindset for College Students

From the Stanford University Project for Education Research (PERTS), this video shares research on promoting adaptive academic mindsets.

Developing a Growth Mindset

Carol Dweck, Stanford psychology professor, talks about her groundbreaking work on developing mindsets.

Growth Mindset for College Students

From the Stanford University Project for Education Research (PERTS), this video shares research on promoting adaptive academic mindsets.

Connecting

Explore ways to connect with students, with the university, with the community, or with one's self.

Understanding Your Students

Knowing how your students think, act and feel can help you tailor your class to facilitate their learning and success.

They're Heeeeere! Teaching Generation Z

Are you ready for Gen Z? Our newest students have different motivations, skill sets, learning preferences and social concerns than previous generations of students. In this session, you will learn why we look at generational traits, what research says about the traits of Gen Z, why it is important to meet their needs, and best practices for teaching Gen Z in your college classroom.

They're Heeeeere! Teaching Generation Z

Are you ready for Gen Z? Our newest students have different motivations, skill sets, learning preferences and social concerns than previous generations of students. In this session, you will learn why we look at generational traits, what research says about the traits of Gen Z, why it is important to meet their needs, and best practices for teaching Gen Z in your college classroom.

Health and Wellness

Our emotional and physical well-being depends on many factors in our lives. Learn more about maintaining a healthy life balance yourself and strategies for helping students.

Getting Time on Your Side

Having trouble getting caught up or remembering appointments? Watch this webinar with 5 easy tips for managing your activities.

Diversity and Inclusion

Teaching strategies for an inclusive classroom environment.

The Balancing Act

Not enough hours in your day? Learn tips for managing your time and workload.

Helping Students with Disabilities

Learn your role in assisting students with disclosed disabilities.

Getting Time on Your Side

Having trouble getting caught up or remembering appointments? Watch this webinar with 5 easy tips for managing your activities.

Diversity and Inclusion

Teaching strategies for an inclusive classroom environment.

The Balancing Act

Not enough hours in your day? Learn tips for managing your time and workload.

Helping Students with Disabilities

Learn your role in assisting students with disclosed disabilities.

Learning Communities

UTSA’s faculty learning communities provide a forum for faculty to share and provide input on a variety of topics.

Inclusive Excellence

Addressing the unique needs of UTSA’s diverse student body.

Inclusive Excellence

Addressing the unique needs of UTSA’s diverse student body.

Social Media

We can’t live with it, and we can’t live without it. Learn how to leverage social media to benefit you and your students.

Follow us on Twitter!

Follow Teaching and Learning Services on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Follow us on Facebook!

Follow Teaching and Learning Services on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Connect with us on LinkedIn!

Follow Teaching and Learning Services on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Using Social Media for Teaching

From California Community Colleges, this presentation covers the implications of using social media for teaching.

Follow us on Twitter!

Follow Teaching and Learning Services on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Follow us on Facebook!

Follow Teaching and Learning Services on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Connect with us on LinkedIn!

Follow Teaching and Learning Services on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Using Social Media for Teaching

From California Community Colleges, this presentation covers the implications of using social media for teaching.