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Upcoming Workshops for Faculty

Upcoming workshops are listed below. Registration closes one week before so we have time to get an accurate head count for refreshments. To see the workshop details and register, click on the title to expand it.

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Academic Technology Mini-Webinars

Every Tuesday at noon, we will host a mini-webinar in Zoom to explore a different academic technology and how it can be used by students and faculty to save time and improve learning. These sessions are free and open to any student, staff, and faculty in the University of Maine System.

Please click on the button below to register for one of these sessions. Session recordings will be posted here.

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  • Recording & Managing Videos with Kaltura - March 5, 2019
  • Powerful Presentations with Google Slides - March 12, 2019
  • Free Multimedia from Creative Commons - March 26, 2019
  • Google Sheets - April 2, 2019
  • Simplifying & Streamlining your Gmail Inbox - April 9, 2019
  • Google Add-Ons - April 16, 2019
  • Google Search Level: Expert - April 23, 2019
  • YouTube for Learning - April 30, 2019

About Our Session Formats

Lunch & Learn: this type of session is primarily focused on improving teaching and learning through a discussion format where faculty share their experiences and the session leaders facilitate the discussion and provide resources. These sessions are held on the Augusta & Bangor campuses, with remote participants connecting through Zoom.

Workshop: this type of session is designed to be hands-on, where faculty can come to learn about and try a tool, resource, or strategy. Leaders present how they use the tool, resource, or strategy, and provide instruction and space for practice. These sessions are held on the Augusta & Bangor campuses with remote participants connecting through Zoom.

Webinar: this type of session can cover a range of topics, but the main difference is that all participants join remotely online through Zoom. In a Faculty Show & Tell, a faculty member will highlight a tool or strategy that they use and walk the participants through their course or materials with details and lessons learned. In a technology webinar, time is spent in presentation mode, demonstrating a tool, with additional time spent in breakout sessions where participants can receive individualized assistance while they complete a task.

Accessibility Statement

The University provides reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities upon request. Any person with a disability who needs accommodations for a workshop should contact Anne Fensie at or (207) 262-7979 to submit a request. Due to the lead-time needed to arrange certain accommodations, individuals should submit their request no later 1 week before the event.