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June 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.


Faculty Folios
Digital portfolios save time and resources by organizing teaching artifacts, research, assessments, and other relevant documents in one virtual workspace. In this workshop, get started building your tenure portfolio inside a customized Canvas template to organize content more efficiently and quickly throughout the academic year! Duration: 1 hour
Tuesday, June 9, 2015–1:00pm

Customizing the Campus Template
Want hands-on guidance in uploading the campus template into your Canvas course as well as personalizing it? Well, this workshop is for you! Create a master shell with customized links, an orientation module, and faculty info to save you time in developing future courses. Duration: 1.5 hour
Wednesday, June 17, 2015–2:00pm  

Engage Learners with StudyMate Author
Looking for a unique way to deliver assessments that will engage traditional learners? Come and try StudyMate, the Respondus content authoring tool. Duration: 1 hour
Monday, June 8, 2015–2:00pm
Thursday, June 11, 2015–1:30pm
Tuesday, June 23, 2015–10:00am


Webinar Opportunities

“Adaptive Learning: The Breakthrough Innovation Impacting Education Today”
Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 1:00pm-2:00pm CST
Sponsor: D2L and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education

“An engaged student is a successful student. Teachers and faculty have been using personalization to engage their students since the beginning of teaching and learning, but delivering personalization at scale can be challenging. What if you could mitigate some of these challenges by supporting a student’s achievement and highlighting areas of risk? What if the topics to be taught adapted to the pace of the individual student? What if the system was able to provide content that matched the objectives they had yet to master?

These questions and more will be discussed by our group of industry innovators and experts. In this webinar, we will discuss the trends, insight, and research that has led to adaptive learning being identified as the key technology that will enable breakthrough innovation. We’ll also discuss the technology that supports a truly student-centered approach to adaptive learning. Finally, we’ll also get the perspective of a forward-thinking institution on their motivation to pursue adaptive learning.”

“Maximizing Your Engagement With Prospective College Students on Social Media”
Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 1:00pm-2:00pm CST
Sponsor: Ruffalo Noel Levitz

“Learn how to create stronger, more focused interactions with prospective college students across multiple social media channels. Facebook. Twitter. Snapchat. Instagram. Google+. YouTube.

Staying on top of the latest social media trends, let alone managing the multitude of channels that command the attention of prospective college students, presents a monumental challenge to college communicators that can stretch staff resources to the breaking point.

Attend this one-hour webinar to learn strategies to prioritize and manage shifting social media priorities on your campus. You’ll learn:

  • Which social media outlets offer the highest return on investment.
  • How to wrangle social media mavericks across your institution.
  • Strategies for prioritizing resources and managing content across multiple social media channels.
  • How to drive engagement that can advance your strategy and build your institutional brand.

“Instructor Training for LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor: Prevent Cheating During Online Exams”
Friday, June 19, 2015 at 11:00am-12:00pm CST
Sponsor: Respondus

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.


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