Teaching with Technology Workshops

Below, you will find workshops that address teaching with technology, including generative A.I. and learning technologies such as Canvas, FeedbackFruits, and Poll Everywhere.

All of our events are also listed on our Event Calendar and the Cornell Events Calendar, where you can filter by those relevant to your interests or teaching needs.

Spring/Summer 2024 Workshops

Generative A.I. Workshops

Check back for upcoming Summer/Fall 2024 workshops.


Learning Technologies Workshops

 Instructure Live Event: Canvas@Cornell presents Unique Grading Setups
  • When: Held Thursday, May 30, 2024, 1:00-2:00 p.m., on Zoom.
  • Description: Join the Canvas@Cornell team as we examine using Canvas to achieve unique grading setups. We will delve into real-world grading scenarios and explore how they can be accomplished using Canvas. Additionally, we will provide participants an opportunity to share their own grading situations in Canvas and engage in group problem-solving to explore possible solutions.

Recent Workshops

The following workshops were held in Spring 2024 and may be offered again in the future. 

Recent Generative A.I. Workshops

Introduction to Generative A.I., Including ChatGPT
  • Held Monday, January 8, 2024, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., on Zoom.
  • Description: Calling all instructors who are new to the world of ChatGPT! Join us for an informative, hands-on event designed to introduce you to the basics of A.I. and large language models (LLMs). See what the tools are like, discover how students and Instructors are using them, and leave with considerations and guidance moving forward for classes. Whether you’re curious, apprehensive, or excited, about the use of A.I., this event will provide a space for you to hear from colleagues and get an idea of how this might impact your semester.
A.I. and Coursework: Consider When A.I. May or May Not Be Used in Your Course
  • Held Tuesday, January 9, 2024, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., on Zoom. 
  • Description: In this workshop, we revisit the discussion on how A.I. can affect teaching and learning – primarily how it can impact your students’ learning activities and assessments. We’ll also discuss how you can re-examine your assignments to better align tasks with higher level learning outcomes and – as we review current concerns about the use of A.I. – we’ll consider where A.I. use is not recommended, as well as sharing some recent examples of appropriate use of A.I.
Leveraging Social Annotation in the Age of A.I.
  • Held Wednesday, January 10, 2024, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., on Zoom.
  • The emergence of cutting-edge technologies, like ChatGPT, has sparked a critical conversation throughout the education industry. In this workshop, the Hypothesis team will show you how to leverage social annotation to encourage authentic, process-oriented engagement with your course materials. They’ll also share best practices for using social annotation with A.I. writing tools and demonstrate how to set up Hypothesis-enabled readings in your LMS. Participants can expect to leave the webinar armed with concrete assignments to implement in your courses right away.
Generative A.I. in a Writing Classroom (in collaboration with the John S. Knight Institute for Writing)
  • CTI and the John S. Knight Institute invite writing instructors across disciplines to come together as a community and discuss strategies for teaching writing in the age of A.I. These workshops are an opportunity to learn more about generative A.I. as it applies to writing courses; hear what other instructors have tried; ask questions and share ideas; and participate in the co-creation of a generative A.I. toolkit for writing courses. We encourage you to sign up for and attend both sessions, as they build upon each other, but you can also attend just one. Please bring your laptop to both sessions. Return to Upcoming Generative A.I. in a Writing Classroom events
  • Exploring Generative A.I. in Writing Courses (Part 1 of 2)
    • Held Thursday, February 15, 2024, 2:00 - 3:15 p.m., in person.
    • Description: In Part 1, we will discuss what generative A.I. can do and how writing instructors and students have been using these tools. Short presentations showcasing generative A.I.-related strategies will kick off a group working session, followed by a larger discussion that will set the stage for the second session. 
  • Creating a Generative A.I. Toolkit for Writing Courses (Part 2 of 2)
    • Held Thursday, February 22, 2024, 2:00 - 3:15 p.m., in person. 
    • Description: In Part 2, we will focus on brainstorming and co-creating a generative A.I. Toolkit for writing courses, so that everyone can leave with ideas to implement in future class sessions. 

Roundtable Discussion: Generative AI and Multilingual Graduate Writers

  • Held Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 3:00 - 4:15 p.m., in person. Advance registration required. 
  • Description: The English Language Support Office (ELSO), in partnership with the Center for Teaching Innovation, invites faculty to explore questions related to the effective and ethical use of generative AI tools in graduate writing. At this roundtable event informed by multilingual graduate student perspectives, we will engage with questions such as: in what situations is the use generative AI tools permissible and effective? Where is the line between using these tools as writing assistants versus as co-writers? How might faculty open a conversation with multilingual graduate students on the use of these tools in support of their growth as a writer and language learner? We look forward to welcoming you!

Generative A.I. in a Writing Classroom (in collaboration with the John S. Knight Institute for Writing)

  • Writing instructors from across the disciplines have come together twice as a community to discuss strategies for teaching writing in the age of A.I. These workshops have created opportunities to learn more about generative A.I. as it applies to writing courses; hear what other instructors have tried; ask questions and share ideas; and participate in the co-creation of a generative A.I. toolkit for writing courses. Please see below for more details on our first two workshops. 
  • Deepening Pedagogical Practices with Generative A.I. in Writing Courses (Part 3)
    • Held Thursday, April 18, 2024, from 2:00 to 3:15 p.m.
    • Description: In the third of this workshop series, a new panel of instructors of writing from across the disciplines will share short presentations on how generative A.I. is changing their classroom practices. We'll showcase the new ideas, lesson plans, and instructional materials that have emerged from our previous and ongoing conversations. The session will provide another occasion for writing colleagues from across the disciplines to mingle and collaborate. 
    • New and returning participants will workshops their own ideas in small groups. Laptops recommended. 
    • Speakers will be announced the week of the event.

Recent Learning Technologies Workshops

Getting Started in Canvas 
  • Held Thursday, January 11, 2024, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., on Zoom. 
  • For more information about this workshop, visit Getting Started in Canvas. 
Canvas Grading: Using Canvas Rubrics
  • Held Wednesday January 24, 2024, 1:00 - 1:45 p.m., on Zoom.
  • Explore the technical aspects of setting up and using the rubrics tool in Canvas.
Getting Started with iClicker 
  • Held Thursday, January 18, 2024, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., in person. 
  • For more information about this workshop, visit Getting Started with iClicker
Getting Started with Online Peer Review Using Feedback Fruits
  • Held Thursday, Feburary 8, 2024, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., on Zoom. 
  • For more information on this Feedback Fruits workshop, and for past workshop recordings, visit Feedback Fruits Workshops.
Getting Started with Poll Everywhere
  • Held Tuesday, January 9, 2024, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., on Zoom.
  • Held Wednesday, January 17, 2024, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., on Zoom.
  • For more information about this workshop, visit Getting Started with Poll Everywhere.
Introduction to Grading in Canvas
  • Held Thursday, February 29, 2024, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., on Zoom. 
  • Description: Want to make sure you can display grades to students throughout the semester? Come learn the basics of preparing your Gradebook and using the SpeedGrader. Set yourself up for smoother grade management and clear communications of grading to students.
Canvas Grading: Unique Grading Setups
  • Held Thursday, February 29, 2024, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., on Zoom.
  • Description: This session will examine using Canvas to achieve unique grading setups. We will delve into real-world grading scenarios, and explore how they can be accomplished using Canvas. Additionally, we will provide participants an opportunity to share their own grading situations in Canvas and engage in group problem solving to explore possible solutions.
FeedbackFruits Train-the-Trainer Series
  • Held Thursday, March 14, 2024, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., on Zoom (Session 1 of 2)
  • Held Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., on Zoom (Session 2 of 2) 
  • Description: Come and learn how you can support instructors and teaching teams in setting up peer feedback exercises using the FeedbackFruits tools Peer Review and Group Member Evaluation. 

    Are you wondering which session to join in this two-part series? We ask that people register and join the first session, while the second session is optional. During the first session, we will introduce the tools and their pedagogical foundations. We’ll also take you through how to set them up according to the most common use cases, and discuss frequently asked questions from instructors when implementing the tools.

    The follow-up session is for those who want to dive deeper into how to tailor the tools for various use cases and how to make use of some of the more advanced features and settings, like template and rubric libraries and activity analytics. 
  • Audience: teaching support staff, instructional designers, faculty support administrative assistants, instructors, and anybody who wants to learn more about FeedbackFruits tools' functionality.
  • Objectives: By the end of this workshop series you will be able to:
    • Set up a Peer Review and Group Member Evaluation activity from scratch
    • Adapt the set up of an activity for different use cases
    • Apply best practices for digitally facilitated peer feedback exercises
    • Leverage ‘My Library’ tools to distribute activity templates and rubrics to instructors and teaching teams