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Welcome to our Upcoming Events Page. Here you will see all the upcoming workshops, trainings, webinars, and events that we have going on. Please check back often as there are always exciting things happening. You can use the search feature below to find a specific event, browse through the events below, and view an events calendar . Please contact us at online@usm.edu if you have any questions.

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September 2017
Free

[Hattiesburg] Open Lab from 11 – 1

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

An Open Lab is an open training session that spans multiple hours and has no defined topic.  Support personnel from the Office of Online Learning are available in a specific location to answer questions and…

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Free

Yuja Training #1: An Introduction to Yuja

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Yuja is a video management platform that allows online instructors to capture and store video within a cloud-based streaming and storage environment.  Yuja also connects to the Canvas learning management system, which allows instructors to…

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Free

[Hattiesburg] Open Lab from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

September 25 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

An Open Lab is an open training session that spans multiple hours and has no defined topic.  Support personnel from the Office of Online Learning are available in a specific location to answer questions and…

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Free

Canvas Workshop – Assignments and Grades

September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Gradebook in Canvas is a bit different from Blackboard.  It is better.  The grading component (Speed Grader) is also improved over its Blackboard counterpart.  This workshop discusses the Canvas Gradebook and the relationship between…

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Free

Office 365 + Canvas

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

USM has a university wide subscription for Office 365.  All student emails are housed in Office 365 and all students/faculty/staff have access to the OneDrive storage on Office 365.  This workshop is designed to demonstrate…

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Free

[Hattiesburg] Open Lab from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

September 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

An Open Lab is an open training session that spans multiple hours and has no defined topic.  Support personnel from the Office of Online Learning are available in a specific location to answer questions and…

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Canvas Workshop – Quiz Basics

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Quizzes in Canvas are the same as Tests within Blackboard.  Quizzes is the assessment tool Canvas uses to facilitate text/exam style assessments with various question formats and delivery options.  This workshop covers the basics of…

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October 2017
Free

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric

October 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The University of Southern Mississippi Office of Online Learning is hosting the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop for faculty. Limited space is available. Learn the underlying principles behind the QM Rubric and the critical…

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November 2017
Free

[Gulf Coast] Canvas Workshop – Course Design Best Practices

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Like other areas of Higher Education, empirical data is available concerning best practices for teaching online (i.e., what to do and what works).  This workshop is designed to help instructors apply certain “best practices” within…

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Free

[Gulf Coast] Canvas Workshop – Groups and Collaboration Tool

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Canvas includes two tools that allow students to work together collaboratively within a course: Groups and Collaboration.  The Group tool in Canvas provides a secondary course space where group members can communicate through discussions, share…

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