Teaching and Scholarly Learning Services

Training

Workshops

TSL's workshop series are designed to train you in the use of a variety of tools as well as best practices for employing them in your courses. You can take a full series to earn the certificate for it, or you can take one-off sessions as they work for you. TSL workshops are open to anyone teaching at Rice University. You can find the schedule and register on our TSL Events Calendar.

Our online workshops are recorded and posted on our Training Center page. If you would like to watch these videos, visit the Training Center.

What are you looking to do?

Your skill Level/Interests Which Series/Workshops are right for you
Haven't used Canvas or other tools much? Introductory Series
New to Rice? Introductory Series
Have some experience with tools at Rice but looking for deeper knowledge? Intermediate Series

Comfortable using digital tools and looking for new ideas?

Super User series

Active Learning or Flipped Classroom Models

Using Digital Tools in Pedagogy Series

Enhancing your Face2Face Class with Technology

Using Digital Tools in Pedagogy Series

Increasing Student Engagement (in F2F, hybrid, or online classes)

Using Tech for Student Engagement Series

Share Successes

First Fridays

This program, held on the first Friday of months during the school year, showcases faculty successes with technology. If you would like to share an assignment, tool, or idea that you have used, or if you know of another faculty member who should be featured, please email Teaching@rice.edu. You can find the schedule and register on our TSL Events Calendar. For previous sessions, visit our Success Stories page.

Coffee Hours

Coffee Hours will be held (virtually for now) on 8/19, 8/26, and 9/2 and then on the second Thursday of every month, from 9-11am. These hours are open for anyone to "stop by" and ask questions, share ideas, get a consultation etc. A TSL staff member will be there to assist you, no registration needed. You can find the schedule on our TSL Events Calendar.

Support

One-On-One Consultations

TSL staff is available to meet with you one-on-one to discuss your technological needs. Do you need a problem solved, a tool explained, an ear to hear a new idea, or something else? We are here for you! You can send an email to teaching@rice.edu and we will set something up.

Group Consultations

TSL staff is available for group consultations. This may include training tailored for a specific department or group, meeting to discuss options for an issue affecting more than one faculty member, or a variety of other possibilities. Please send an email to teaching@rice.edu to set up a group consultation.

Documentation

We have written documentation which can help you with the use of Canvas, Kaltura, Zoom, and more. If you have any basic questions, please check our Teaching and Learning FAQs or our Remote Teaching Resources site.