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Summer 2020 Workshops and Training Sessions

All workshops will be offered virtually this Summer using Zoom. For further information, please contact Kweli Snowden, Senior Instructional Designer, at 609-895-5671 or [email protected].

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Watch Workshop Recordings on our KeepLearning YouTube Channel


Asynchronous Workshop:

Pivotal Pedagogy Workshop

This workshop will be offered as a four-day asynchronous workshop with a kickoff synchronous meeting (hosted in Zoom). We will emphasize transitioning from face-to-face teaching to remote delivery, providing a foundation of pedagogy, technical skills, and research-informed practices that can be used flexibly to support fully online courses, hybrid offerings, and/or blended remote teaching.

June 22 - June 25  Zoom meeting 9:30AM, June 22
July 6 - July 9 Zoom meeting 10:00 AM, July 6
July 20 - July 23 Zoom meeting 9:30 AM, July 20
August 3 - August 6 Zoom meeting 9:00 AM, August 3
August 17 - August 20 Zoom meeting 9:30 AM, August 17

Synchronous Workshop:

Increase Student Engagement

Engaging Students in a Synchronous Zoom Classroom - This workshop will demonstrate a range of strategies that instructors can use to create engaged and dynamic learning environments in a synchronous Zoom classroom.  This workshop will provide information about preparing for your Zoom class, engaging students with chat, screen annotation, polling, non-verbal feedback, and breakout rooms to check quick conceptual understanding and promoting collaboration/small group work.

Tuesday, June 30 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 22 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, August 19 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Engaging Students with Canvas Tools - This workshop provides an introduction to tools in Canvas that promote student engagement. Strategies for implementing learning activities that prioritize learner-learner, learner-content, and learner-instructor interactions will be highlighted. Tools that encourage collaboration, participation, and feedback will be showcased.

Wednesday, July 15 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, August 5 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Advanced Canvas Formatting using DesignPLUS - This session introduces DesignPLUS which can help to significantly reduce the time it takes to develop a course in Canvas while allowing you to easily and consistently add creativity and visual interest to your course. Take your Canvas courses to the next level with Cidi Labs DesignPLUS for Canvas!

Wednesday, July 1 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 30 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Storing & Sharing Media in Ilumira - This session will provide you with an overview on how to enable Illumira in your Canvas course, upload media to your personal collection, access digital media from the Moore and Talbott Library collections, share media with students using Pages and allow students to upload and submit video.

Wednesday, July 8 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Monday, July 27 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Engaging Students with Contents: FlipGrid and Hypothesis - This workshop provides an introduction to FlipGrid and Hypothe.is that promote student engagement. FlipGrid is a free video discussion platform that can be used to increase student/instructor interaction in an online classroom. Hypothesis is a free social collaborative annotation tool that can support the pedagogical value of social reading.

Wednesday, July 29 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, August 12 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Synchronous Workshop:

Canvas and Instructional Technology Workshop

Adding Voice & Video - This workshop will provide an introduction to the Canvas tools and other 3rd party applications that can be easily and effectively used to integrate audio and video into online courses. The use of audio and/or video to provide detailed feedback, communicate with students about course progress and changes, monitor and manage student progress and increase instructor presence in online courses can lead to increased student engagement, participation and increased learning.

Tuesday, July 14 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Zoom: The Basics - Zoom is a widely used videoconferencing and recording tool that offers full Canvas integration. You can use it to meet with an online class, give or record a video presentation (e.g., a lecture), draw on a digital whiteboard as part of a video presentation, hold faculty or staff meetings, conduct video interviews with job applicants, and use it for many, many more purposes. In this workshop, we will prepare you to use all of Zoom’s features that are most relevant to you. 

Monday, June 29 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, July 1 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 8 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 4 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Getting Started with Canvas - This workshop will provide an overview of the Canvas environment, commonly used tools and the 10 key steps that will allow you to quickly build and support engaging courses.

Thursday, June 25 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Monday, August 3 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Canvas: Discussions - Canvas Discussions can be created as an assignment for grading purposes, or simply serve as a forum for topical events.  Consider using discussions for everything from group blogging to journaling. This session introduces instructors to the features of the Discussion tool in Canvas that can be used to engage students in more meaningful conversation.

Monday, July 13 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Canvas: Quizzes - Quizzes can be used to challenge student understanding and assess comprehension of course material via online quizzes, exams and assessment (graded and ungraded).  We will cover how to create a quiz, configure quiz settings, and how to add and randomize quiz questions. This session will provide instruction on how to set up quizzes and surveys in Canvas. The workshop will assist participants in the creation of questions and question banks. Participants will review different settings including randomization of questions, adjusting permissions for students, and publishing a quiz/survey.

Tuesday, July 28 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Canvas: Assignments - In this session, you will learn about Canvas assignment activities (a.k.a. graded activities) which can come in the form of quizzes, discussions and assignments, along with basic strategies for selecting which one to use. In addition, you will learn the practical steps to configure an assignment in your course space.

Thursday, July 9 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 6 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Canvas: Collaboration - This session introduces instructors to collaboration features in Canvas, including discussions, group assignments, web conferencing and the Google LTI integration with the Collaborations tool.  Participants will discuss how these tools can be used to enhance their class activities.

Monday, August 10 11:00 p.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Canvas: Gradebook - This session introduces instructors to the various features in the Canvas Gradebook they can use to provide feedback and grades to their students.  Learn about options to setup and organize the Gradebook, how to weight grades, how to use the Speedgrader to provide annotation feedback, and what all the various settings mean in the Gradebook.

Friday, June 26 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, June 30 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 7 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 13 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Canvas: Communication Tools - This session will cover the different communication tools available in Canvas. The tools covered will include Announcements, Chat, Conversations, and Conferences. Participants will learn how to use these tools to encourage students to connect and collaborate.

Monday, July 6 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.