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Monthly Instructional Technology Workshops

April 2016

Along with the workshops listed here, Instructional Technology staff also provides one-on-one consultations and regularly updated online tutorials for faculty and students. Updated tutorials are available through the Help button in Canvas. The monthly workshop calendar changes regularly, so check back often. If you would like to request a one-on-one consultation or want to request a workshop, submit a request now.

All events will be held in Bailey 114 unless specified otherwise.

Canvas Workshops

“Navigating the New Face of Canvas”

Presenter: Dr. Nicole House, Bailey 114

In this meeting, you will experience navigating the updated Canvas user interface. You’ll also learn how to save time and update your personal dashboard to save you time in managing your online content. Come and see what everyone’s talking about! Duration: 20 minutes

Day Date  Time
Tuesday April 5 11:00am
Thursday April 7  3:00pm
Monday April 25  2:00pm

“Quizzing in Canvas”

Trainer: Ms. Kelly Kirkland, Bailey 114

The Quiz tool in Canvas can be used to create surveys, exams, and mini-assessments throughout the academic year. Just in time for finals, participants in this refresher workshop will explore recent tool updates and capabilities, practice importing question banks, and learn to manage their Respondus Lockdown browser dashboard. Duration: 60 minutes

Day Date Time
Tuesday April 12 3:00pm

Tools for Teaching Workshops

“A Crash Course in Shaping Learning with Infographics”

Trainer: Dr. Nicole House, Bailey 114

Did you know colors can influence comprehension? Well they can. And pictures shape perception. Further research suggests that individuals process visual information much faster than written information. In this hands-on session, instructors can expect to discuss pedagogical benefits for teaching with infographics, discover industry infographic tools (eg. Canva & Visually), and create/embed a professional infographic in a Canvas course. Participants will also receive color guides, links to color schemers, and best practices for meeting ADA guidelines. Duration: 55 minutes (20% lecture/demo, 80% content creation)

Day Date Time
Monday April 11 3:00pm
Thursday April 28 3:30pm


“Powered by Zaption: Using Video to Encourage Active Learning”

Trainer: Dr. Nicole House, Bailey 114

Have you invested time in adding video to your course, but just aren’t sure anyone is engaging with the content? Zaption is a free Web 2.0 tool that supports video interactivity including questions, links, and feedback. Basic analytics provide powerful insight to student engagement and video usefulness. Come and hear the recent updates and view expanded features. In this hands-on workshop, participants will create Zaptions, embed them in Canvas, and explore the analytics tool. Duration: 45 minutes (20% lecture/demo, 80% content creation)

Day Date Time
Thursday April 14 3:00pm
Wednesday April 20 3:30pm
Friday April 29 3:00pm


“Navigating the New Face of Canvas”

Presenter: Dr. Nicole House, ZOOM

Tuesday, April 12 4:00pm

In this synchronous webinar, you will discover what the new Canvas user interface looks like and learn how to access it from home in beta. You’ll also learn how to save time and update your personal dashboard to save you time in managing your online content. Come and see what everyone’s talking about! Participants will be emailed a link to the Zoom conference room 24 hours prior to the event. Duration: 20 minutes


“Increasing Graduate Enrollment through Online Programs”

Presenter: Sue Dietrich, Associate Vice President, Ruffalo Noel Levitz

114 Bailey

Wednesday, April 20 1:00pm

Nearly a third of all graduate students nationwide study online, and the majority of those complete their entire programs via distance learning.

Graduate online learning is taking off. How can you better meet the needs of this growing market?

Who are these students? How do you attract them?

What do they study? How do you retain them?

Sponsored by Ruffalo Noel Levitz Dr. Sue Dietrich offers more than 30 years of experience in adult, online, and graduate higher education. She has worked with more than 40 campuses to establish programs for nontraditional learners for both on-ground and online delivery. Dr. Dietrich’s career has included adult student services, retention, program design and development, curriculum design, faculty development, enrollment, admissions and records/registrar, online program implementation, organizational design, and accreditation.


DSU Live Meeting

respondus“Who’s on the Other End? Respondus Lockdown & Monitor to Curb Online Cheating”

Presenter: Nick Laboda, Senior Account Manager & DSU Success Rep

238 Ewing (Center for Teaching and Learning lab)

Wednesday, April 27 2:30pm

Over the years, Nick Laboda has been instrumental in the implementation and maintenance of Respondus software on campus. He is both a resource and supporter of Delta State’s academic mission. In this live web meeting, Nick will deliver a comprehensive training webinar intended for instructors interested in using LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams. The session will discuss how to utilize these tools to prevent digital cheating in your online courses. As well,  Nick will share recent updates and resources.

Duration is 40 minutes, plus a Q&A period at the end

    Please check the sessions which you want to attend and submit your registration. You will receive a calendar invite to confirm your registration within 24-48 hours of your submission.
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