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March 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.

Hands-on Workshops

Making the Most of Virtual Office Hours
Students at a distance need access to instructors too. Learn the best practices in setting up virtual office hours including implementation and space preparation. Participants will explore Canvas tools as well as free Web 2.0 tools and conferencing software to make meetings more meaningful. This is a hands-on workshop as participants will experiment with technologies and a mock Canvas course. Because of the hands-on participation, participants should plan to participate for the full hour of the workshop.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015–10:00am
Wednesday, March 25, 2015–10:00am and 3:00pm

Elevating Your Course with Canvas Tools
Have you moved all your content, but want to make the course more engaging and personal? In this session, participants will learn best practices using Canvas tools more efficiently to engage students as well as how to integrate multimedia resources and “tricks” to move students along in modules.  This is a hands-on workshop and expected duration is 1 hour.
Thursday, March 19, 2015—3:00pm
Tuesday, March 31, 2015—-9:00am  


Webinar Training Opportunities

“Going Google 101”
Presenters: John Krouskoff and Amber Klebanoff Lower Hudson Valley Schools and Stephen Fang of the Google for Education Team
Monday, March 16 – 1:00pm
Hosted by Education Week, this webinar will examine the many benefits of using the Google Apps for Education platform. John Krouskoff and Amber Klebanoff will share strategies for successful implementation, particularly the professional development and team building that they have done successfully with schools in the Lower Hudson Valley. They will also share examples of the many ways in which students and teachers benefit from the transformation that Google Apps can help foster. A member of the Google for Education team, Stephen Fang, will also be on the webinar to give an overview and answer questions.

“Creation Station”
Presenter: Robb Shirley, Instructure
Thursday, March 26 – 4:00pm
This webinar is provided by Instructure Canvas. It’s time to get crafty! (And, no, we don’t mean in the scissors, glue, and construction paper kind of way.) This session is a deep dive into Canvas content creation tools and offers smart tips to elevate your course materials. From leveraging the Canvas Style Guide to pulling inspiration from Pinterest (what-what?!), this session will help take your courses from static to dynamic!


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