upcoming workshops

NEW! Land Acknowledgements, why do they matter?

Register by clicking on the link below.

This workshop is specifically focused on the use of land acknowledgements in courses and is open to faculty and graduate students. Learn about what land acknowledgements are, why they matter, when they're appropriate and not, and how you might use them in your course from syllabus statements to in-class acknowledgements.

Facilitated by Rebecca Herandez, Director of the UCSC American Indian Resource Center. Rebecca Hernandez holds a PhD in American Studies, an MA in American Indian Studies and an MFA in Design. Her academic work focuses on the intersection of Native identity constructs and visual culture. Rebecca has served as the Director of the UCSC American Indian Resource Center for five years.

Impassioned Online Teaching: Empathy, Embodiment, and Radical Pedagogy in Practice

A PhD+ Workshop co-hosted by The Humanities Institute (THI) and the Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning (CITL)

Friday, November 13, 2020 • 11am-12:30pm

How do we, as educators, create virtual experiences that are inclusive, engaging, and impactful for our students? How can we make remote conditions more intimate, accessibility more equitable, and our classrooms more collaborative? What do design strategies grounded in compassion and creativity look like? From decolonizing the syllabus to somatic abolitionism and interactive storytelling, this workshop will offer practical techniques for learning and liberation. Please join us as we reimagine the possibilities of a mindfulness-based approach to teaching in the digital age.

This workshop will be led by UC Santa Cruz’s 2020 National Humanities Center Graduate Student Summer Residency Fellows.

Grading in Canvas

This workshop will explore setting up Canvas assignments and weighted groups, how to use SpeedGrader, and the Canvas Gradebook. This workshop is aimed at instructors and TAs but everyone is welcome. This workshop is offered by Online Education.

Let’s Get This Canvas Started!

This three-part workshop is for faculty (and instructional-facing staff) with little or no Canvas experience. Over three one-hour sessions, we will lead you through the beginning steps of setting up your Canvas learning environment and, time permitting, we will also cover some basic Zoom skills.

GradeScope for Remote Assessment: Learn more about Gradescope and how it can be beneficial for your class, even during remote instruction. These workshops are offered by Gradescope, every Thursday at 9:00am. Register for an upcoming workshop.

Facilitating Timely Classroom Conversations about Race and Racism

THERE ARE NO UPCOMING SESSIONS AT THIS TIME. Additional sessions can be scheduled for any discipline. Please contact us.

In collaboration with the Office for DIversity, Equity, and Inclusion, CITL has developed a new workshop for faculty and graduate student educators.

No matter what our course content is, we know that issues of race and racism are endemic to teaching and learning. Facilitating discussions that address race and racism can feel challenging or uncomfortable for many instructors, especially when those conversations are unexpected or unexpectedly charged. This interactive workshop will identify key communicative strategies that can assist with facilitating these important conversations and will provide an opportunity for skill-building practice. We’ll work from classroom scenarios that participants provide in advance in order to authentically address the complex, dynamic interactions of your teaching and learning environments.

Workshop facilitated by: Dr. Teresa Maria Linda Scholz, Associate Vice Chancellor, Chief Diversity Officer with the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Dr. Kendra Dority, Associate Director for Graduate Programs, Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning

individual help is available!

The Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning (CITL) is available by appointment to answer your pedagogical questions. Email to schedule an appointment.

For any questions related to remote or online instruction, drop in here for open virtual office hours with Online Education at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm daily (If prompted, the passcode is: help).

If you’d like someone to check your course in Canvas to make sure that everything is working correctly, request a course readiness check with an email to

By joining you’re getting access to a space that is dedicated to addressing questions about teaching remotely and online.

Need something else?

Have other questions you want answered? Contact us.