Online Webinars

In addition to the resources on this site, Academic Technology Services offers live webinars for UC Davis faculty and instructional teams. Use the links on this page to register for upcoming webinars using a UC Davis email address. If you are a UC Davis instructor but do not yet have a university email address, please send a message to after registering to receive access.

See links below to upcoming webinars and to webinar recordings you can view anytime.

If you would like to schedule one-on-one training with an ATS instructional technologist, visit the ATS scheduler, or to discuss adapting your teaching for remote delivery with an instructional designer, contact

Upcoming Live Webinars

The Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) is offering the self-paced, fully-online ACCELERATE Asynchronously course (enroll and webpage). The course is designed to support the creation of inclusive and equitable e-learning environments. The course is open to everyone at UC Davis.

Review presentations from Academic Technology Service's Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology (SITT), the oldest yearly teaching institute at UC Davis. SITT 2021 included a mix of live online events and pre-recorded talks hosted by faculty and staff presenters on the theme “Bouncing Back: Flexible Teaching in a Year of Recovery.” All of the SITT 2021 presentations, including recordings of live events, will be available indefinitely on The Wheel, ATS's instructional technology blog.

On-demand workshops for faculty and graduate student instructors can be found on the Center for Educational Effectiveness's Workshops On-Demand page. 

Recorded Webinars

Watch this sequence of recorded webinars to be introduced to teaching with Zoom, Canvas, AggieVideo, remote whiteboards, TurnItIn, Respondus, and PlayPosit. Although this content was produced to support emergency remote instruction, the principles and tools have relevance in many contexts.

Teaching Remotely with Zoom

This webinar covered the pedagogical and technological considerations for hosting a live remote session with your students. The content was similar to what is covered on our Teaching Live Remote Sessions page.

Recorded Teaching Remotely with Zoom webinar (This recording references settings in Zoom version 5.3.0.)

♦ Creating Interaction in Live Remote Sessions

This webinar examined different pedagogical purposes that are fulfilled by creating interaction in live remote sessions, and provided demonstrations and sample questions for the Zoom polling tool, iClicker Cloud, and Zoom Breakout rooms.

Recorded Creating Interaction in Live Remote Sessions webinar

♦ Designing Remote Lessons in Canvas

This webinar explored strategies for creating organized and engaging learning materials using Modules, Pages, and embedded media in Canvas courses.

Recorded Designing Remote Lessons in Canvas

♦ Teaching with AggieVideo

This webinar went over the use of video capture (Kaltura Capture) for recording video and making it available to students, posting and managing content in AggieVideo, and embedding your AggieVideo media into Canvas.

Recorded Teaching with AggieVideo webinar

Remote Alternatives to Whiteboards

This webinar examined alternative approaches to teaching with traditional classroom whiteboards in a remote setting. Topics included Zoom's whiteboard and screen sharing features, as well as connecting tablets or smartphones to contribute content to a remote session.

Recorded Remote Alternatives to Whiteboards webinar

♦ TurnItIn: Getting Started

This webinar provided an overview of instructor and student use of TurnItIn, the plagiarism checking tool available in Canvas.

Recorded TurnItIn: Getting Started webinar

♦ Introduction to PlayPosit

Emily from PlayPosit provided an overview of how to use PlayPosit to make instructional videos more interactive. Access additional helpful PlayPosit resources here.

Recorded Introduction to PlayPosit webinar

♦ Getting Started with the PlayPosit Analytics Monitor

Emily from PlayPosit provided an overview PlayPosit's analytics, called the Monitor, and how to use them to improve student learning.

Recorded Started with the PlayPosit Analytics Monitor webinar

Grading with Canvas

This webinar provided an overview of grading within Canvas, including weighted Assignment groups and SpeedGrader.

Recorded Grading with Canvas webinar

Using Respondus for Improved Quizzing

This webinar provided an overview of the Respondus Lockdown Browser + Monitor, an AI-based exam-monitoring tool available to all faculty. Topics included the distinction between the Lockdown Browser tool and the Monitor tool and best practices for their use for quizzes and tests.

Recorded Using Respondus for Improved Quizzing webinar

♦ PlayPosit 201: Advanced Features

Emily from PlayPosit introduced advanced features of PlayPosit, including the capabilities of PlayPosit’s rich text editor, advanced interaction settings, and branched learning with jumps & hot spots. Access resources from the webinar here.

Recorded PlayPosit 201: Advanced Features webinar

♦ PlayPosit: Use Cases

Emily from PlayPosit shared a range of use cases for PlayPosit, including for text-based, rather than video-based, interactions. Access the resource guide used during the webinar, which includes descriptions of a range of uses cases, as well a sample bulb and a quick start guide for each use case.

Recorded PlayPosit: Use Cases webinar

♦ Repurpose, Reuse & Upcycle Video Content with Automated Grading and Feedback Using PlayPosit

Stephanie from PlayPosit walked us through using PlayPosit to repurpose existing content for a new use in your course, reuse video content already created and upcycle (modify and embellish) the resulting learning objects you’ve established to scale your impact and engage your learners. Participants learned to deploy auto-graded interactive video to scale their impact and increase learner engagement asynchronously. The resource guide has a lot of resources for both new and experiences PlayPosit users.

Recorded Repurpose, Reuse & Upcycle Video Content with Automated Grading and Feedback Using PlayPosit webinar