2020 Summer Workshops

CELT/CTS/EL Online Open Office Hours
Wednesday, July 15 / 9:00 - 10:00 am 
Representatives of CELT, CTS, and Extended Learning will be available during this time to answer questions associated with the transition to remote instruction (or any other issues associated with effective teaching practices or educational technology).

Responsive course redesign workshop I: Design
Tuesday, July 21 / 9:00 - 10:50 am / Recording
Presenter: John Kane
This workshop will will walk you through the course redesign process that will align your content with your course learning outcomes in a flexible, modular format. By the end of the section, you will have developed a course structure that will ensure each and every course learning objective is sufficiently met whether you are in a classroom or remote.

Zoom: The webconference standard for our campus
Tuesday, July 21 / 1:00 - 1:20 pm / Recording
Presenter: Tami Bullard
Zoom is a simple and reliable cloud platform that provides remote audio and video conferencing services. It is now the new campus standard. Zoom is ideal for conducting candidate interviews, meetings, or bringing “outside” guests into your classroom. In this session, we will cover the steps in using Zoom; establishing an account, hosting a meeting, as well as screen-sharing and recording. Best practices of video conferencing will also be discussed.

Using Zoom to support student learning
 Tuesday, July 21 / 1:30 - 1:50 pm /
 Recording
This session will examine how: breakout rooms can be used to support small group discussion, students can provide small-group or class presentations using screen sharing, and how polls can be used to receive feedback from students.

Real-Time Drawing in Zoom
Tuesday, July 21 / 2:00 - 2:50 pm / No recording (a variety of tech failures)
In this session, we will explore options for real-time drawing in Zoom using iPads or Android tablets, inexpensive doc cameras, and/or the screen annotation tool in Zoom.

Alternatives to i>clicker classic
Tuesday, July 21 / 3:00 - 3:50 / Not recorded
The physical radio frequency clickers that most students have used for clicker polling will not work when students (and/or instructors) are not physically present in the classroom. In this session, we'll examine alternative web/mobile tools that can provide similar functionality for synchronous polling when some or all students are in a remote location.

CELT/CTS/EL Online Open Office Hours
Wednesday, July 22 / 9:00 - 10:00 am
Representatives of CELT, CTS, and Extended Learning will be available during this time to answer questions associated with the transition to remote instruction (or any other issues associated with effective teaching practices or educational technology).

Blackboard Workshop 1: Getting Started
Wednesday, July 22 / 10:00 - 11:20 am / Recording
Presenter: Kathi Dutton
This workshop provides an introduction to the content tools available in the Blackboard Learn learning management system. This hands-on workshop will focus on how to create various types of content in online/hybrid/web-enhanced courses. Participants will learn how to upload a course syllabus, add various types of information/files, link to videos, how to collect online assignments, and making your course available to students.

Blackboard Workshop 2: Communication Tools
Wednesday, July 22 / 12:30 - 1:50 pm / Recording
Presenter: Kathi Dutton
This workshop provides an introduction to the content tools available in the Blackboard Learn learning management system. This hands-on workshop will focus on how to create various types of content in online/hybrid/web-enhanced courses. Participants will learn how to upload a course syllabus, add various types of information/files, link to videos, how to collect online assignments, and making your course available to students. 

Hypothesis
Wednesday, July 22 / 2:00 - 3:20 / Recording
In the first part of this hands-on session, participants will create a personal Hypothesis account, install a Hypothesis extension in their browser, and learn how to create a group to allow members of a class, department, or research group to locate, annotate, and share web-based resources. The second part of the session will focus on using the version of Hypothesis that is available within Blackboard.

Responsive Course (Re)Design Workshop II: Activities
Thursday, July 23 / 9:00 - 10:50 am / Recording
Presenter: John Kane
This workshop explores formative and summative assessments, how students can demonstrate their learning in any modality, and evidence-based practices for learning.

Fall 2020 Course Redesign Panel 
Thursday, July 23 / 11:00 - 11:50 am /  Recording
Presenters: Rameen Mohammadi, Maggie Schmuhl, Andrea Vickery, Casey Raymond, and Nick Sard
Participants in this faculty panel will discuss how they have redesigned their courses for fall 2020 pandemic teaching.

Blackboard Learn Workshop 3 - Online Testing
Thursday, July 23 / 1:00 - 1:50 pm / Recording
Presenter: Kathi Dutton
This workshop provides an introduction to using the Blackboard Learning learning management system for online testing. This hands-on workshop will focus on creating tests, surveys, and pools, deploying tests and surveys, and how the Grade Center handles these items.

Citrix
Thursday, July 23 / 2:00 - 2:50 pm / recording failure
Presenter: Dave Kahn
Participants in this workshop will learn how Citrix can provide faculty and students with off-campus access to campus licensed software on most mobile and desktop platforms.

Responsive Course (Re)Design Workshop III: Inclusion
Tuesday, July 28 / 9:00 - 10:50 am / Recording (June 1 session)
Presenter: John Kane
This session discusses ways in which we can create an environment where all students can flourish.

Introduction to Digital Accessibiliy: Five Easy Strategies
Tuesday, July 28 / 1:00 - 2:20 pm / Recording
Presenters: Kate Percival and Fiona Coll
From a pedagogical perspective, accessibility refers to a set of principles that reduce barriers to learning, especially for students with disabilities. The accessibility of digital content is particularly important as we move more of our student engagement online in response to the pandemic. This session will introduce principles of digital accessibility, distinguish accessibility from accommodation, and demonstrate five easy strategies that can improve the accessibility of digital documents.

Applied Accessibility: Developing Your Inclusive Syllabus
Tuesday, July 28 / 2:30 - 3:20 pm / Recording
Presenter: Fiona Coll
This session will focus on three aspects of syllabus accessibility: the form of your syllabus (including structured styling, color choices, and alternative text for images and figures), the content of your syllabus (including policies and tone), and how you distribute your syllabus to students. The session builds on the principles and strategies featured in the “Introduction to Digital Accessibility” session.

CELT/CTS/EL Online Open Office Hours
Wednesday, July 29 /  9:00 - 10:00 am
Representatives of CELT, CTS, and Extended Learning will be available during this time to answer questions associated with the transition to remote instruction (or any other issues associated with effective teaching practices or educational technology).

ALLY
Wednesday, July 29 / 10:00 - 10:50 am / Recording - Chat
Presenter: Kathi Dutton
Introduction to Ally, the digital accessibility tool included in Blackboard Learn. 

Accessible PDFs: What to do with scanned teaching materials
Wednesday, July 29 / 11:00 - 11:50 am / Recording
Presenter: Kate Percival and Rebecca Mushtare
This session will focus on how to handle scanned materials and PDFs obtained from third parties (like publishers). We’ll show you workflows that utilize Ally (in Blackboard) to reduce workload and make your process more efficient.

Video Captioning
Presenter: Dan Laird
Wednesday, July 29 / 1:00 - 1:50 pm / Recording
Would you like a quick and easy way to apply captions to videos for your courses? Come join us and we will show you simple processes to create and edit your captions after they have been applied. 

Getting Started with Panopto
Wednesday, July 29 / 2:00 - 2:50 pm / Recording
Presenter: Dan Laird
Panopto provides an easy way to record content for your students, whether that is simply you speaking while presenting a presentation, or working out problems on screen. This workshop will show you how to setup your Blackboard course with a Panopto folder, download and install the Panopto recorder, and publishing the content online for students to view.
 

Additional Panopto Features
Wednesday, July 29 / 3:00 - 3:50 pm / Recording
Presenter: Dan Laird
Description:
In this session, I will go over some of the more advanced features of the recorder and a deeper dive into the online features available, such as using the editor, sharing your videos to a wider audience, and utilizing analytics of your content to see what is being watching, for how long, and who is watching it.

Responsive Course (Re)Design Workshop IV: Communication
Thursday, July 30 / 9:00 - 10:50 am / Recording
Presenter: John Kane
The final workshop in this series, titled Communication, focuses on creating class community, instructor presence, instructor-to-student communication, and student-to-student communication.

CELT/CTS/EL Online Open Office Hours
Wednesday, August 5 / 9:00 - 10:00 am / Remote Access
Representatives of CELT, CTS, and Extended Learning will be available during this time to answer questions associated with the transition to remote instruction (or any other issues associated with effective teaching practices or educational technology).

CELT/CTS/EL Online Open Office Hours
Wednesday, August 12 / 9:00 - 10:00 am / Remote Access
Representatives of CELT, CTS, and Extended Learning will be available during this time to answer questions associated with the transition to remote instruction (or any other issues associated with effective teaching practices or educational technology).