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

September Blended Teacher’s Academy

The Blended Teacher Academy (BTA) is designed for instructors who are teaching blended (or hybrid) courses, as well as for those who are planning to transition their on-ground course to a blended format.  The academy is not intended for those developing fully-online courses. BTA will consist of six sequential learning modules which are delivered in 1-hour sessions (30 lecture/30 lab) that can be completed over the course of two weeks. Participants must complete all six sessions, pass a comprehensive exam with 80% or better, and demonstrate competency in the development of a blended Canvas course that exhibits best practices in order to graduate. Those who graduate from BTA will earn a Certificate to be displayed in their tenure portfolios.

September BTA will run September 16-18, 3:30pm-4:30pm September 23-25, 3:30pm-4:30pm

Participants in BTA will be part of a cohort. Maximum participants is 8 and minimum registration for a BTA Cohort to meet is 4.

View the complete schedule and register

September Digital Bytes
We know with the semester just starting, you’ve got a lot on your plate. Digital Bytes are quick, break style meetings where you can grab a byte and discover new tools or Canvas features in 30 minutes or less.

Set the Mood with Modules
In my classes I like to create an Inspiration Module just to keep students motivated. In this quick session, you will learn to customize your course modules so that they support student success and mirror best practices.  See how the pre-requisite and locks work so you can control when students get content.
Thursday, September 11, 9:30am

Canvas Cadabra
Learn to unlock the magic in Canvas using the best free Apps the system has to create Assignments and resources that will engage your students.
Wednesday, September 24, 9:30-10:00am

Good Googly Goo
Google Docs integrate quite nicely in Canvas, but have you taken the NEW Google for a drive yet? In this talk, we’ll look at Google Drive and its features and discuss how these tools can enhance your online class.
Thursday, September 25, 9:30-10:00am

Webinar Training Opportunities:

Respondus 4.0 Instructor Training: Create & Manage Exam Content
Presenter: Lee Ann Tysseling, Associate Professor of Literacy at Boise State University
Wednesday, September  17, 2014, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Respondus 4 is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can published directly to Canvas. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment, or moved from one LMS to another.  Learn how to save time by creating and managing your online exams with Respondus 4, including importing test questions from Word files, using official publisher test banks, and more. The session is 45 minutes, plus a Q&A period at the end.

This training will cover:
- Overview of Respondus 4.0
- Creating and formatting exam questions
- Importing questions from other sources; includes formatting tips for Word files
- Accessing publisher test banks through the Respondus Test Bank Network
- Using the Retrieval Tab to reuse assessments already in the LMS
- Archiving and sharing exam files

Instructor Training for LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor: Prevent Cheating During Exams
Wednesday, September 10 at 2:00pm-3:00pm

Tuesday, September 23 at 1:00pm-2:00pm
This comprehensive training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams. The session is 45 minutes, plus a Q&A period at the end. This session will include an in-depth training on both LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor – for instructors new to either application, and for anyone who wants a refresher. LockDown Browser is a custom browser that prevents digital cheating during an online exam. Respondus Monitor is a companion product for LockDown Browser that enables students to take online exams in non-proctored environments. Students use their own computers with a standard webcam to record assessment sessions.

Each training will cover, from the instructor perspective:
- How to use LockDown Browser to prevent digital cheating in proctored testing environments
- How use Respondus Monitor in non-proctored environments, to protect exam integrity and confirm student identity
- How Respondus Monitor provides greater flexibility for when and where tests are taken
- Efficient review of the assessment data collected, including student videos
- Best practices and tips for success with both applications

Websites and the ADA: Accessibility in the Digital Age
Monday, September 22 1:00pm-2:30pm
When the ADA was enacted in 1990, the internet had not yet become such an important part of people’s lives, including the lives of people with disabilities. Now that the internet has become such an integral tool for businesses, employers and governmental entities, courts have been grappling with how the ADA applies to websites. Also, the Department of Justice has announced it will be revising its regulations to address website accessibility. This webinar will review the legal theories on applying the ADA to the internet and discuss the case law analyzing this issue. Don’t miss this session as accessibility moves beyond ramps and onto the world wide web.

Speaker-Barry Taylor, Vice President of Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation and Rachel M. Weisberg, Staff Attorney, Equip For Equality

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