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February 2015

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

Face-to-Face Workshops

“Teaching with Social Media”
Presenter: Dr. Nicole House

Bailey 114
Tuesday, February 2 – 10:00am
In this workshop, explore teaching with social media with social learning theory as the impetus for adapting classroom activities to engage today’s learners.  Discover strategies to select the appropriate tools with your subject matter, align those tools with course objectives, and implement activities with the class. This is a hands-on workshop and participants will create mock assignments using social media and practice integrating those activities with Canvas.

“Powered-Up Interaction-PowerPoint Tools & Tricks to Excite”
Presenter: Dr. Nicole House
Bailey 114

Tuesday, February 9 – 3:30pm
PowerPoint 13 is an excellent tool for creating interactive slides, quizzes, e-books, and simulations. Whether in the classroom or online, the days of stagnant PowerPoints are behind us. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn a number of ways to take their presentations to the next level including how to insert videos, create triggers, animate objects, and link important documents.

“Success Moduling to Support Student Persistence”
Presenter: Dr. Nicole House

Bailey 114
Wednesday, February 17 – 3:00pm
Students persist as a matter of choice in response to environmental stimuli. It can seem difficult to mimic campus support in an online environment, but it’s not impossible. Students can develop online learning skills and instructors can stimulate that development through specific actions. In this workshop, instructors will be guided to promote student success via the success module strategy. This is a hands-on workshop and participants will actively develop a course Wiki, integrate personal assessments, and record audio directly into a Canvas course.

“Best Practices in Creating Canvas Assignments”
Presenter: Dr. Nicole House

Bailey 114
Thursday, February 18 – 2:30pm

Creating assignments in Canvas is easy, but creation of assignments is important to ensuring students can access content and easily submit content. In this workshop, instructors will learn best practices in assignment creation including labelling strategies, rubrics, ADA accessibility requirements, weighting, and group assignments.

“Canvas for the On-Campus Instructor”
Presenter: Dr. Nicole House

Bailey 114
Thursday, February 22 – 2:00pm

Would you like for your on-campus students to have a collaborative space for group projects? Do you want to give exams online rather than on paper? As a content management system, Canvas is a wonderful tool for supplementing classes that meet face-to-face. In this workshop, instructors will explore Canvas tools to support face-to-face lectures including Collaborations, Quizzes, Attendance, Syllabus, and Gradebook.


Webinar Opportunities

“The Rise of Competency-Based Education”
Bailey Hall 114
Tuesday, February 23 – 1:00-2:00pm

Competency-based education (CBE) is taking off – and its impact extends throughout higher education. For many students, this speeds up degree completion. And for adult students who have extensive work experience and knowledge gained outside the classroom, and are frequently unable to attend courses offered during traditional classroom hours, CBE can provide a way to earn degrees reflecting that experience and knowledge. In this webinar Inside Higher Ed editors will discuss how more and more colleges are launching competency-based programs, the strategies they are adopting, and the regulatory challenges they face.
Scott Jaschik, Editor, Inside Higher Ed
Doug Lederman, Editor, Inside Higher Ed

“Engaging Learners with Feedback and Collaborative Learning Environments”
Bailey Hall 114
Thursday, February 25 – 1:00-2:00pm

Learn how to use technology tools such as Minecraft, Skype, Pulse in School, and others to engage learners and drive better learning outcomes. We’ll look at research and recent practices that have delivered powerful results.  (Content provided by Microsoft)
Kristen DeBruler, researcher, Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute, Michigan Virtual University
Joseph Freidhoff, vice president of research, policy & professional learning, Michigan Virtual University
Kathryn Kennedy, assistant director, Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute, Michigan Virtual University
Moderated by Cathy Cavanaugh, director of teaching and learning, Worldwide Education, Microsoft

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