Hybrid Face-to-face Teaching Tips
Hybrid face-to-face courses meet synchronously at scheduled class times. Some students meet in person in the classroom (adhering to classroom safety guidelines and social distancing caps) while other students participate remotely via Zoom. In this workshop you will learn how to:
- support learner choice/need of attending either in-person or remotely,
- provide equivalent learning experiences for all students,
- prepare an instructional plan, and
- leverage features of Zoom to help engage students who attend remotely.
Online Teaching Tips
Learn how to set up an online course in Canvas using a Canvas template. This workshop addresses the process of beginning with a course map, importing a Canvas template, and then developing and organizing course materials into modules.
Web Broadcast Teaching Tips
Learn how to plan, begin, and successfully teach a class over Zoom. This workshop focuses less on Zoom functionality and more on teaching strategies for keeping students engaged and minimizing distractions when teaching in real-time, remotely.
Building Interactive Learning Activities with Atomic Assessments
Atomic Assessments provide 65 question types with multiple delivery and feedback options. They can be embedded nearly anywhere in Canvas, for practice or for points. Options abound for math and science. See how to create the interactive lessons you've longed to provide your students.
Getting Started in Canvas
This workshop covers: Signing In, Profile Settings, Notification Settings, Canvas Inbox, Creating Pages, Assignments and Announcements, Adding Calendar Items, and Adding Student Groups.
Topics are subject to change based on experience of attendees and what is needed.
Grading in Canvas, Start to Finish
Grading is the most important thing to get right in Canvas. To help, this workshop covers:
- The basic logic of Canvas grading, with assignments and assignment groups.
- Using the SpeedGrader and rubrics
- Assignment rules and assignment weighting
- Showing and hiding grades
- Late work policies
- Extra credit scenarios
- Gradebook history and troubleshooting
- Grades from third-party tools and content (Time permitting)
- Outcomes (Time permitting)
How to Quickly Create a Beautiful Canvas Course
Design Tools for Canvas allows you to rapidly stylize and build out your Canvas course, allowing you to focus more time on planning engaging content and learning activities in your course.
Preparing for Final Grading
This workshop will cover the changes to the grade passback from Canvas to Banner. You will also learn how to ensure grades are calculating correctly and learn how to make manual overrides, if necessary.
Running Secure Exams in Canvas with Proctorio
This workshop addresses how to create exams in Canvas, plus tools and methods for protecting quiz content and ensuring academic integrity when in-person proctoring isn't an option. (Includes discussion of Proctorio, question banks, time limits, question design, and more.)
Shortcuts and Tools to Take Your Canvas Course to the Next Level
You've learned how to use Design Tools, now get to know the amazing tools you didn't know existed! Did you know you could add an alert box to your front page with one click? That's the just the beginning of what's to come with this workshop.
Modifying the Canvas Visual Template
Learn how to import, use and customize the newly-provided course visual template in Canvas.
Importing and Updating Courses For the New Semester
This workshop addresses how to copy content from one semester's course to another, update due dates and settings, check for problems, and make additional enhancements.
Advanced Atomic Assessments - Settings
This workshop takes a deeper dive into the Atomic Assessments tool, focusing on settings--particularly in quantitative questions and item banks, along with other nuances.
Canvas allows a teacher to create a "blueprint" course, where updates can be made just once and then synced to several associated courses. This can greatly ease the management of multiple versions of the same class. This workshops shows how to use and effectively manage blueprint courses.
Creating Inclusive, Accessible Documents
Creating accessible content is more important than ever before and there are easy things that you can do as you create your content to make sure they are inclusive for all students in your classroom, including students with disabilities. In this workshop we will go over:
- Accessibility basics and helpful tools in Canvas.
- Creating accessible Word, PowerPoint and PDF documents.
- Resources available to help do some accessibility work for you.
How to Manage Large Classes in Canvas
Learn how to use the technology to effectively manage large classes in Canvas. This workshop will cover the best practices for assignments, quizzes/exams, and communication for large classes in Canvas.
Finding, Accessing, and Linking to Library Content
Have you ever linked to an article only to find that later on students weren't able to access the information? Are you wondering what course reserves will look like in the fall? This session will address those questions and will help you understand how to integrate electronic library resources into your Canvas course, as well as showcase specific tools that can help you and your students access library information in a remote environment.
Improve the Canvas Student Experience
Learn quick and easy practical tips to make sure your content more usable and easy to learn for the students in your course. In this workshop we will go over how to:
- Get rid of extra content in your course and simplify your course navigation.
- Get rid of broken links and make sure your content is published.
- Embed and caption your videos to make them more usable for everyone.
- Provide content in user-friendly formats that work well on mobile devices.
Use Online Learning to Create Meaningful Class Time
A review of tips and techniques for helping students access content outside of class to free class-time for greater student engagement. Also applies to blended learning.
Writing Outcomes for Assessment
Writing concise outcomes to be used to measure mastery through assessment in your courses.
How Online Teaching Can Make You Better Face-to-Face
Although you may be teaching online only temporarily, your efforts can produce a course design and course materials that will allow you to enter every face-to-face teaching semester more prepared and ready to maximize use of class time. This workshop will provide tips for thinking ahead to that transition.
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Workshops are taught via Zoom, so you can do them from your office. Attendance may be counted toward badges for ETE 10.