CAT Unleashed Workshops

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CAT+FD introduced CAT Unleashed workshops in January 2020, in an effort to "untether" our workshops from the physical space of our offices and to make them more accessible to busy faculty. Originally, the CAT Unleashed workshops were regular, live workshops held in our usual faculty development spaces that were also made available live online. With the sudden switch to remote teaching in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all CAT+FD workshops became, in a sense, unleashed, as we began hosting all sessions online only.

Recorded Workshops

In January 2020, CAT+FD began recording most of our workshops and posting to the CAT+FD YouTube Channel. Below are the workshop recordings of particular relevance to Remote Teaching and Remote Learning.

Instructional Continuity

Preparing to Teach During a Disruption

Brightspace Back to Basics

The Brightspace Back to Basics workshops are short, targeted sessions that introduce faculty to the essential elements of Brightspace, Xavier's Learning Management System.

Introduction to Brightspace

Assignments & Discussions

Tests & Quizzes

Meet Your Class Virtually

Brightspace Grades

Instructional Videos

Instructional videos are short (under 10 minute) videos that demonstrate how to use specific tools to facilitate remote teaching. If you know of some tech tool that you'd like an instructional video for, please email us at

How to Zoom

Zoom has become the primary means of meeting with students and faculty at Xavier during the COVID-19 crisis. Many of our workshops talk about ways you can use Zoom more effectively to engage students. The videos below focus on how to use specific components of the Zoom system.

Breakout Room Basics

Icon of a plus sign in a circle Getting Started
Teaching RemotelyCompassion and Self-CareDiscipline-Specific Resources
Additional ResourcesCAT Unleashed Workshops
Contact the CAT+FD Staff
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