Instructional Technology Workshops
Along with the workshops listed here, Instructional Technology staff also provides regularly updated online tutorials for faculty and students which are available through the Help button in Canvas. Faculty and students are encouraged to enroll in the online training courses at their convenience to orient themselves to the system.
We are excited introduce the Blended Teacher’s Academy
(BTA). It was designed specifically as a professional development opportunity for instructors who blend face-to-face instruction with online activity outside of the traditional classroom. We understand that teachers who create blended courses have different needs from those instructors who teach fully online. Seating is limited so please view the complete schedule and register
February 2014 Training Calendar
All events will be held in Bailey 114. Seating is limited, so please register today.
CANVAS-1a Administrative Tools & Tips
This workshop was designed to assist beginner developers with personal management by updating their profile settings, integrating external services, and managing files in Canvas. Participants will also learn to add personal events to the Calendar and create e-portfolios. Duration: 1 hour.
Tuesday 2/4 – 3:30pm
CANVAS-2 Creating Assignments, Discussions & Announcements
In this workshop, faculty will create a Master course to build a sample course. Participants can expect to gain hands on experience in developing discussion boards, assignments, and announcements. Duration: 1 hour.
Wednesday 2/5 – 9:00am
CANVAS-5 Rubrics & Outcomes
Rubrics can be used in Canvas to make grading easier and serve as a valuable tool for demonstrating student content mastery. Participants can expect to learn how to integrate and build custom rubrics, as well as align desired outcomes for reporting purposes. Duration: 1 hour
Wednesday 2/5 – 3:00pm
TECH-6 Screencasting I – Creating Course Screencasts*
Sometimes it’s just as easy to show while you tell. A Screencast is a digital recording of actions taking place on your computer screen. In this workshop, faculty will experience screencasting software (SnagIt & Camtasia) and explore free Web 2.0 tools to create their own screencasts. In addition, participants will learn best practices in design and delivery. *Screencasting is an advanced project series. Complete TECH-7 after you have completed TECH-6 and earn a certificate of completion from OIT. Duration: 1 hour.
Monday 2/17 – 2:30pm
Tuesday 2/18 – 3:30pm
Wednesday 2/19 – 12:00pm
TECH-7 Screencasting II – Screencast Editing and Series Production*
In this session, participants will participate in a peer review process, edit their work using pod lab software, and publish their screencasts to Canvas. Participants will demonstrate best practices including closed captioning, ADA compliant typographical components, and embedded scripts. *Screencasting is a project completion series. TECH-6 is a per-requisite for TECH-7. Participants who complete the series will receive a certificate of completion from OIT. Duration: 1 hour.
Thursday 2/20 – 3:00pm
Friday 2/21 – 2:30pm
WEBINAR TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
“Moving from Paper to an Electronic System: How Texas Wesleyan University Streamlined Assessment and SACS-COC Reaffirmation”
Date/Time: Wednesday February 12, 1pm
Location: 114 Bailey Duration: 1 hour
Texas Wesleyan University is dedicated to effectively managing student learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness. In 2010, Texas Wesleyan University moved away from paper-based assessment and began managing its assessment processes and SACS-COC reaffirmation activities through a centralized digital system. The presenter will share observations and insights about moving from a paper to an electronic assessment system, will explain how a transparent electronic assessment system is helping Texas Wesleyan increase faculty and staff engagement in assessment campus-wide, and will discuss the impact of the new assessment system on SACS-COC reaffirmation in 2013.
“Talk That Talk: A Guaranteed Approach That’ll Make Students Fall In Love with Your Lectures” Brownbag Webinar
Date/Time: Friday, February 14, 2014 12:00pm
Location: 114 Bailey Duration: 1 hour
You’ve spent years passionately creating your lectures and don’t want to change a thing; however, with traditional lecturing, students can retain very little of what you say. What can you do to cover this material while being careful not to create a boring classroom existence? In this interactive session, consider tweaks that allow you to continue delivering your lectures in a manner to which you’ve become accustomed while simultaneously getting students to hang onto and fall in love with every word you say.
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