Innovate Your Teaching Workshops

Innovate Your Teaching Faculty Workshop Series August 7-25

Welcome Back, Faculty!

Celebrating 25 years of commitment to teaching excellence and student success at UNC Charlotte, the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) welcomes faculty back to campus this Fall!

All faculty and instructional staff are invited to participate in start-of-the-semester workshops on high-impact and innovative teaching strategies to support student success and to prepare for the first weeks of class.

Teaching Innovation Areas for 2023-2024

Get excited! There are foundational and new faculty development topics to explore this year:

  • Pedagogies on Generative AI: Student Study Skills, Writing Skills, AI Syllabus and Communication Guidelines
  • Strategies for Student Success: Growth Mindset, Active Learning, Inclusive and Equitable Design
  • New Canvas Tools: Canvas Studio, Canvas Analytics for Early Intervention
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Grants Program and Proposal Writing Course

Register for CTL Online Workshops

  • Gain knowledge and practice with UNC Charlotte’s enterprise technologies for teaching and learning.
  • Learn from expert CTL instructional designers, faculty development specialists, and academic partners.
  • Meet your colleagues and share stories, experiences, challenges, solutions.
  • Access flexible training formats for online or self-paced learning.


Registration is required for all participants to attend and receive professional development credit.
Click on a link below to register.

Generative AI Workshops

*NEW* Getting Started with ChatGPT
Aug 9, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Aug 11, 11:30am-12:30pm
Aug 15, 9:00am-10:00am
Aug 21, 9:00am-10:00am

*NEW* Overview of AI Tools
Aug 7, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Aug 11, 10:00am-11:00am
Aug 16, 11:00am-12:00pm
Aug 21, 10:30am-11:30am

*NEW* Student Study Skills with ChatGPT
Aug 8, 10:00am-11:00am
Aug 17, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Aug 23, 11:30am-12:30pm

*NEW* Student Writing Skills with ChatGPT
Aug 8, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Aug 18, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Aug 23, 2:30pm-3:30pm

*NEW* Syllabus and Classroom Communication on AI Tools
Aug 10, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Aug 14, 11:30am-12:30pm

Student Success Strategy Workshops

*NEW* Growth Mindset Activities for Your Class
Aug 10, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Aug 22, 11:30am-12:30pm
Aug 23, 1:00pm-2:00pm

*NEW* Strategies for Making Your Course Inclusive
Aug 22, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Aug 23, 10:00am-11:00am

Syllabus 101: Roadmap to Success
Aug 15, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Aug 18, 10:00am-11:00am

Active Learning Workshops

*NEW* Active Learning with Poll Everywhere
Aug 14, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Aug 21, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Aug 24, 11:00am-12:00pm

*NEW* Designing and Implementing Group Projects
Aug 22, 10:00am-11:00am
Aug 24, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Getting Started with Active Teaching and Learning
Aug 21, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Aug 24, 9:30am-10:30am

Canvas Foundations Workshop

Canvas Starting Fresh
Aug 7, 9:30am-10:30am
Aug 7, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Aug 11, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Aug 14, 10:00am-11:00am
Aug 14, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Aug 16, 2:30pm-3:30pm

Canvas: Quizzing
Aug 8, 11:00am-12:00pm
Aug 15, 2:30pm-3:30pm

Canvas: Assignments & Gradebook
Aug 7, 11:00am-12:00pm
Aug 15, 10:30am-11:30am

Canvas New Tools Workshops

NEW* Canvas Analytics for Early Intervention
Aug 9, 9:30am-10:30am
Aug 17, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Aug 24, 2:30pm-3:30pm

*NEW* Canvas Studio: Creating Video Assignments
Aug 8, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Aug 9, 11:00am-12:00pm
Aug 16, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Aug 25, 10:00am-11:00am

*NEW* Canvas Studio for Video Quizzes
Aug 10, 11:30am-12:30pm
Aug 18, 11:30am-12:30pm
Aug 25, 11:30am-12:30pm

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Workshops

*NEW* Information Session: New SoTL Grants Program for 2023-2024
Aug 11, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Aug 16, 9:30am-10:30am
Aug 22, 2:30pm-3:30pm

*NEW* SoTL Grant Proposal Writing Course
Aug 28 – Sep 1, Online Course (Asynchronous with One (1) Synchronous Zoom Meeting on Aug 28 – see workshop description for details)

Additional Resources

Academic Technology Essentials – Self Paced Courses

Starting with a Fresh Canvas (2 hrs)

Canvas Assignments and Gradebook (2 hrs)

Teaching with Zoom (2 hrs)

Canvas Analytics Foundations (2 hrs)

Canvas Studio Training Resources (1 hr)

Inclusive and Equitable Design – Self Paced Courses

Accessibility 101: Creating Accessible Courses (3 hrs)

Universal Design for Learning (2 hrs)

UNC Charlotte Essentials of Teaching and Learning. School of Professional Studies

Essentials of Teaching and Learning Certificate

Provides a foundation in important aspects of teaching and learning in higher education

UNC Charlotte Essentials of Learning Technologies. School of Professional Studies

Essentials of Learning Technologies Certificate

Provides a foundation in in essential learning technologies available at UNC Charlotte

For questions, contact Kiran Budhrani (, Director of Teaching and Learning Innovation

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