Teach in 12 — micro-learning events

The latest offering from ODL, Teach in 12 is a series of micro-learning virtual events focusing on specific areas of using technology in teaching. These 20-minute sessions (12-minute learning + 8-minute open discussion/Q&A) take place via Zoom every Wednesday at 12PM, with the first one on February 8th, 2023.

Sign up for these events using the registration links below.

Spring 2023 sessions


12:00 pm


Welcome to our first Teach in 12 microlearning session! In this session, you will learn why microlessons are effective and how you can use them to improve your own instruction.

FEB 15

12:00 pm

Using Respondus LockDown Browser for Online Exams

The University of Nevada, Reno has adopted Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor as our online proctoring service provider to ensure the academic integrity of online exams. Check out this session to learn some reasons for why you should be using Lockdown Browser for your course.

FEB 22

12:00 pm

Alt Text Best Practices

Learn about using Image Descriptions (Alternative Text) to convey the contextual importance of graphics and other visual information. This session covers best practices, with a consideration of do’s and don’ts to make your alt text as meaningful as possible.


12:00 pm

Asking Good Questions

Good questions not only access student learning, but also promote student engagement and stimulate critical thinking. In this session we will discussion the types of questions used to improve learning and questioning strategies you can apply in class.


12:00 pm

Grading Rubrics

Grade smarter not harder with effective grading rubrics. In this session, you’ll learn how to design and build grading rubrics within WebCampus to expedite and clarify grading and feedback.

MAR 15

12:00 pm

Personalizing your WebCampus Course

Make your course stand out! This session provides free and easy tricks and tips for personalizing your WebCampus course with banners, emojis, icons, and more.

MAR 29

12:00 pm

PowerPoint - A Simple Visual Effect for Engagement

Learn how to focus attention on specific parts of imagery in PowerPoint. This session covers tips and tricks using Morph transitions and related effects to make your content more interesting and impactful.


12:00 pm

Utilizing Canvas Resources

Canvas Community is a great place where members share ideas and solutions to common problems. This microlesson will provide an overview of Canvas resources that are at your disposal.

APR 12

12:00 pm

Tips and Tricks for Synchronous Online Courses

This session provides an overview of the synchronous online classroom. Topics to be covered include strategies as well as some pros and cons of this modality. Come and learn to see if this is the modality that would best fit your courses.

APR 19

12:00 pm

Classroom Assessment Techniques -- Exit Tickets

An exit ticket helps identify student misconception and provide feedback about student experience in class. In this session we will discuss the types of activities and the technology tools for exit tickets.