Workshops and Webinars

Workshops and Webinars

The Instructional Resource Center is happy to offer various webinars on differing online learning topics. The webinars will include topics such as technology training, multimedia, online teaching, and everything in between. To accommodate our faculty all over the world, we will be delivering live sessions at various times and record the sessions for on-demand access.  We hope to provide a great way to sharpen your skills at a time and place that is convenient for you. Please reach out to our training specialist for any questions or suggestions. To register, select the date and time under the webinar title that works best for you. For recordings of previously ran workshops and webinars, please visit the AAP Teaching and Learning Community

Online Teaching Orientation (Presented by JHU Center for Educational Resources)

As JHU prepares for teaching online, the Center for Educational Resources is offering a variety of workshops for KSAS and WSE faculty. All faculty are strongly encouraged to review the Online Teaching Orientation. Previously recorded sessions can be found here

Spark Effective Discussions

Discussions are a valuable learning tool, but what are the keys to facilitate, promote, support, and mentor learners through online discussions, and keep learners engaged? This workshop will cover three essential elements to facilitate effective discussions:

  1. How to manage learners’ discussions;
  2. How to create and apply participation guidelines, and
  3. How to assess learner participation in discussions.

Using Zoom to Hold Class Sessions

Zoom allows faculty to host synchronous class meetings and to record meetings. This session will cover scheduling, hosting, and sharing meetings.

Zoom Help (Presented by Zoom)

Below is a recorded webinar that Zoom hosted to train new JHU users. 

Topic: Johns Hopkins University | Zoom User Training

Click here to view the Webinar

Recording Lectures in Panopto

Panopto allows faculty to create, store, and share multimedia in their Blackboard course. This session will review how to use the Panopto tool for creating instructional video content.

Panopto Accessibility & Auto Captions

When creating your Panopto videos, you will want to provide captions due to accessibility purposes. In this webinar we will show you how you can easily provide captions through Panopto and edit existing captions.

Basics of Using VoiceThread

VoiceThread is a great tool to improve student engagement and active learning. Here we will show how to create and share an interactive VoiceThread.

VoiceThread Accessibility & Auto Captions

When creating your VoiceThread presentations, you will want to provide captions due to accessibility purposes. In this webinar, we will show you how you can easily provide captions through VoiceThread and review the VoiceThread Universal tool for students who will need a simplified version for screen readers.

 Grading Workflows in Blackboard

Efficiently manage and grade students’ assignments, discussions, and assessments. This session will review the features available in Blackboard for grading and providing feedback. This workshop is designed for novice and experienced Blackboard users.

Getting Started with Blackboard

Designed for faculty who are using Blackboard for the first time. An overview of the basic processes and tools.

Making Your Blackboard Course More Accessible

As you are working in Blackboard, you will want to make sure your course is accessible to all students. In this webinar, you will learn about some tips and tricks that will help you create accessible content in your course.

Introduction to Ally

AAP is implementing a new accessibility tool called Ally. In this webinar, we will walk through how to use Ally Alternative Resources, which is a great resource for your students. We will also be reviewing Ally Instructor Feedback, which will help you identify areas in the course that could use a little bit of adjusting to make it more accessible for your students and we will see how Ally provided information and resources to assist in making these adjustments.

Tips and Tricks for Recording at Home Webinar

Are you recording videos at home and would like a few tips and tricks on how to improve the visual and audio quality of your productions? Join us as we discuss ways to produce good, quality home recordings.

Independent Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR)

The APPQMR workshop serves as an introduction to Quality Matters and the application of the QM rubric in the design and review of online and blended courses to ensure a high-quality learning experience. This APPQMR workshop is useful for all roles involved in the quality assurance of online and blended courses, including faculty, instructional designers, and administrators.

This workshop will take place virtually over two half-day sessions. Attendance for the entirety of both sessions is required for certified completion of the workshop.

Note: This will register you for the Zoom meeting. You will be contacted a week ahead of the first session with additional instructions, including how to self-enroll for the workshop on the Quality Matters website.

Webinars from our Vendors

Online Learning Consortium

The AAP community through JHU has an institutional membership with the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), which allows everyone at JHU to take advantage of member benefits and resources including workshops, webinars, mastery series, and certificate programs for the online and blended modalities. The attached Quick Reference Guide lists member benefits and includes account setup instructions.  To access member benefits, individuals just need to create an OLC account and associate it with JHU’s institutional membership.


VoiceThread offers free, live, and interactive workshops for faculty who are interested in learning more about VoiceThread. The sessions are led by VoiceThread’s online educators who cover topics such as “VoiceThread Basics” and “Using VoiceThread for Student Portfolios.” You can find a list and register for their upcoming workshops on their website. VoiceThread also offers an archive of their previously offered workshops and the option to become a VoiceThread Certified Educator


Using your JHU Panopto account, faculty can register for live webinars hosted by Panopto. Beginners may be interested in topics such as “An Overview and Demo of Panopto.” If you’re looking for assistance with a particular Panopto topic such as “Getting Started: Record A Video,” we suggest reviewing their comprehensive library of video tutorials


Faculty have the opportunity to receive free live training and development through online webinars on Zoom technology. Hosted by Zoom experts, these under 60-minute webinars include topics such as Getting Started with Zoom and Zoom Meetings Training. Faculty can register and view upcoming webinars in the Zoom help center.