Course Prep Power Hour Schedule

Jan 11-15, 2021 Course Prep Power Hours 

Faculty and staff can access recordings of all Course Prep sessions Monday-Thursday in the Academic Professional Development Team under the Videos tab (sign in with your Wooster credentials and contact Lindsey Millan ( if you need the code to join the APD Team).

All Microsoft Trainings are available through IT at:


Jan 11-15 Course Prep Power Hours by Christa Craven

Text-Only Version

Monday, Jan 11

11am Organize Your Moodle Course

  • Bhakti Mamtora (Religious Studies)
  • Drew Pasteur (Mathematics)
  • Christina Welch (History)
  • EdTech

1pm Designing Courses for Accessibility

  • Amber Larson (Learning Center)
  • Jon Breitenbucher (EdTech)
  • Zach Sharrow (Science Librarian)

3pm Alternatives to Remote Exams in the Age of Chegg

  • Jennifer Bowen (Mathematics & DCAE)
  • Jennifer Ison (Biology)
  • Jillian Morrison (Mathematics)

Tuesday, January 12

11am MS Training: Class Teams (covers assignments, grades, class notebooks, breakout groups, new recording experience, collaboration)

1pm Simplify Your Grading

  • Missy Schen (Institutional Assessment & Biology)
  • Katie Holt (History & Latin American Studies)
  • EdTech (Gradebook Options)

3pm Facilitating Effective Group Work

  • Amy Jo Stavnezer (Neuroscience & Psychology)
  • Meagen Pollock (Earth Sciences)
  • Denise Bostdorff (Communication Studies)

Wednesday, Jan 13

11am Open Q&A on Spring 2021 with President Bolton

1pm Teaching Race & Justice Post-2020

  • Ivonne M. García (CDEIO)
  • Álvaro Corral (Political Science)
  • Shadra Smith (CDI & DOS)

3pm Offering Consistency: Flexibility, but also Clear Boundaries

  • Don Goldberg (Communication Sciences & Disorders)
  • Amber Garcia (Psychology)
  • Anne Ober (Wellness Center)

Thursday, January 14

11am Moodle Quizzes & Rubric Magic

  • Ahmet Atay (Communication Studies & Global Media & Digital Studies)
  • Melanie Long (Economics)
  • Megan Smeznick (EdTech)

1pm Bring on the Films!

  • Nii Nikoi (Global Media & Digital Studies)
  • Mark Gooch (Libraries)

3pm Leading Great Class Discussions

  • Madonna Hettinger (History)
  • Ryan Ozar (Education)
  • Ashley Reid (Athletics)
  • EdTech (Breakout groups)

Friday, January 15

11am Creating Classes that Work … for Students & Professors w/ Course Design Assistants & Student Leaders

1pm Are you Ready to Launch?: Open Q&A Session

  • EdTech Staff
  • DCAE Jen Bowen & DFD Christa Craven

3pm Want More?

Check out recorded sessions with colleagues on engaging ways to use apps like Perusall (for annotating documents), Explain Everything (whiteboard) and Flipgrid (video responses), and other resources from the Building Connections summer sessions.

This website is maintained by the Dean for Faculty Development at the College of Wooster. Contact me if you have questions or suggestions. Dr. Christa Craven: