In the Spotlight: Pre-semester Prep

cluster of purple crocuses in the snow

It may be cold and snowy outside, but preparing for the upcoming semester is heating up. The OpenLab team is here to support your course building efforts!

Join a Workshop

Click here to view the full schedule and register to receive the Zoom link for the workshops.

Monday, 1/22/24

  • Getting Started on the OpenLab: 10:00-10:30am
  • Creating a Course Site: 10:30-11:30am
    (30 min break following this workshop)
  • Fostering an Interactive Course Site: 12:00-1:00pm
  • Co-working session: 1:00-2:00pm

Register for the 1/22/2024 Workshops

Tuesday, 1/23/24

  • Getting Started on the OpenLab: 1:00-1:30pm
  • Creating a Course Site: 1:30-2:30pm
    (30 min break following this workshop)
  • Fostering an Interactive Course Site: 3:00-4:00pm
  • Co-working session: 4:00-5:00pm

Register for the 1/23/2024 Workshops

Co-work with us

Last year, the OpenLab team piloted co-working session for quiet working time with others, with the option to move to a breakout room for conversation or questions. You’ll notice there are some co-working sessions listed above–and one just for First Year Writing (your group can request a co-working session, too). Whether you’ve come to the workshops or not, join OpenLab team to work on your course site, build out your portfolio, sort through your email, anything OpenLab or not OpenLab, or just to be a positive force for anyone else joining who needs that energy!

Help is here

Use Help materials and screencasts to guide your work. Search for your specific topic in the OpenLab’s Help section or navigate through the different sections. You can also reach out for email support by sending a message to us at or via our contact form.

Want more? Request a workshop or co-working session for your group, or contact us to ask a question, or let us know what else we can do to support you!

Photo Credit

Spring Will Not Be Held Back” by Tim Dennell via Flickr under the license CC BY-NC 2.0 Deed

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