Center for Teaching and Learning


Canvas Training & Online Pedagogy

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Faculty who would like individual assistance should contact Kelly Kirkland or Dr. Gray Kane.


12-1 p.m. Wed, April 15: Delivering Engaging Lectures with MS Sway

Sway is a presentation program that is part of Microsoft Office. While Sway can be used for a number of purposes to create and share engaging and interactive presentations, it is a particularly useful tool for the delivery of lectures and other academic activities, particularly in online courses. Sway allows instructors to create presentations that are dynamic and interactive, and that allow easy integration of media, making it a very useful instructional tool. Furthermore, Sway is really easy to use and can be easily integrated into Canvas. Participants in this talk will be introduced to Sway and will be able to create a Sway presentation to explore its technical advantages and possible uses. The talk will also describe how Sway presentations can be shared with students and integrated with Canvas. To make this a much more practical and useful exercise I would like to ask participants to bring to the session a set of Powerpoint slides, as well as figures or any other media that each participant would like to use for an online or face-to-face lecture. Pizza will be provided.

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