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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.

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 today.
August 2014 Workshops

Templating Your Course
This is a hands-on workshop where faculty will load a campus template to their empty Canvas course shells, develop fundamental course Wikis, and use best practices in module development. Duration: 2 hours
Thursday, August 7, 10:00am and 2:00pm
Monday, August 18, 9:00pm and 3:00pm

Mastering Outcomes in Canvas
Just in time for fall! In this workshop faculty will place their outcomes in their fall 2014 courses, learn to align outcomes with assignments, and unlock the Outcomes Mastery Grade book in Canvas. Duration: 2 hours
Wednesday, August 20, 2:30pm

Effective Conferencing in Canvas
Canvas offers a built-in conferencing system which can support faculty who desire to perform virtual office hours or even deliver synchronous lectures to an online class. Participants can expect to learn how to set-up conferences based on  best practices, as well as experiment with features including desktop and webcam sharing. Duration: 1 hour
Thursday,  August 21, 10:00am

Collaborative Learning with Groups
Using the Groups feature in Canvas supports collaboration among students. In addition, it’s a great opportunity for faculty to create project-based learning activities to engage online learners more deeply with content. In this workshop, we will explore Group set-up, Group assignments, Group Wikis, and apply best practices to developing a virtual space suited for collaborative. Duration 1.5 hours
Tuesday, August 26, 10:00am

 Webinar Training Opportunities:

Gaming for Literacy! CCSS and Text Complexity in Video Games
Presenter: Lee Ann Tysseling, Associate Professor of Literacy at Boise State University
Thursday, August 14, 2014, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Boise State University’s Lee Ann Tysseling will unfold the literacy demands (text complexity in both reading and writing) of game play and explore strategies to help students learn to apply the advanced literacy skills and strategies they have acquired while playing games to their academic literacy tasks. In addition to vocabulary and comprehension development ideas, Lee Ann will also share ideas for how to transfer valuable gaming soft skills such as persistence, resilience, research strategies, and group work to students’ academic tasks.

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