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KEEP CALM and TEACH ONline

Winter 2021

 

KEEP CALM and TEACH ONline Winter 2021

    • New to UD? New to Canvas? Start with our Canvas Up and Running Workshop on January 15, then select from a variety of focused sessions designed to take your online teaching to the next level.
    • Keep Calm and Teach On (KCTO) workshop sessions are available to help you prepare for the new semester! Please check out our schedule and descriptions below.
    • Missed a session? All KCTO Winter 2021 sessions have been recorded so you can review them anytime.

Classroom Orientations Spring 2021

    • Are you returning to campus this spring semester? Teaching in the classroom during COVID-19 will be different, so now is the time to prepare for these changes. Some classrooms have been updated with new technology to support your teaching needs. Join staff from IT University Media Services and IT Academic Technology Services for an orientation to these classroom spaces.
    • To learn more, please visit: Classroom Orientations Spring 2021.
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KEEP CALM and TEACH ONline

January 2021 Schedule

Workshop Session Descriptions

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Classroom Orientations Spring 2021

Are you returning to campus this spring semester? Teaching in the classroom during COVID-19 will be different, so now is the time to prepare for these changes. Some classrooms have been updated with new technology to support your teaching needs. Join staff from IT University Media Services and IT Academic Technology Services for an orientation to these classroom spaces.

You’ll learn from Classroom Technology how to connect your laptop to the display equipment, how to operate the technology in the room, and ask any questions you might have. In addition, you’ll be able to hear from Instructional Designers about how to effectively use the technology to better support your students.

For more information, please visit: Classroom Orientations Spring 2021.

Canvas Up and Running

Looking to get started with Canvas and need to learn the basics? This workshop is designed for you to learn how to customize your homepage, to add your syllabus and files, and to build a gradebook with assignments.  Once you have the basics down, you will be up and running in Canvas and anxious to learn more!

– Beth Cartwright, IT-ATS

Using the ATS Canvas Template

IT-ATS has created Canvas course templates to help you jumpstart your online course preparation and increase student satisfaction. Our template course was built using the Modules tool as its framework, which allows you to organize content and control the flow of the course. It also offers a set of Canvas Pages customized for the University of Delaware, along with semester dates.  In this session, you’ll learn ways to use the template efficiently to make your course your own.

– Erin Sicuranza and Rachel Lapp, IT-ATS

Intro to Respondus Tools

Respondus LockDown Browser is a locked browser for students taking quizzes in Canvas. It prevents your students from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during an assessment. Respondus Monitor option to record the student’s webcam during an assessment session. Come to this overview session to learn more about how to use these tools as part of your overall assessment strategy.

 –  Yiannis Floropoulos, IT-ATS

Using Canvas to Effectively Communicate with Students & Provide Student Feedback

Canvas has several ways to reach learners to communicate feedback for assignments, discussions, and assessments. If you think about ways to communicate feedback in levels, this can range from very easy to implement in Canvas to a little more advanced based on time and effort. These tools can also be utilized as forms of early alert/outreach for better success and retention.

– Lauren Kelley, IT-ATS

UD Online Testing Center

This session will provide an overview of the live proctoring services provided by the UD Online Testing Center, including proctoring at the UD Online Testing Center in Newark, proctoring remotely with ProctorU, and a remote pilot currently underway. We’ll go over the process for requesting support from the Testing Center, including exam configuration support and our scheduling process with students.

– Aviva Heyn, Digital Learning, Professional & Continuing Studies, UD Online

– Tracy Branigan, Testing Center, Professional & Continuing Studies, UD Online

Intro to Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere is a web-based polling tool that is available to all UD faculty, staff & students. In the Intro session, we’ll cover the basics. You’ll learn about our activity types, creating and running your first activities, and navigating the web application.

– Racine Lewis and Jamie Summerfield, IT-ATS

Zoom Advanced Topics: Breakout Rooms, Polls, and Whiteboard

Take your Zoom classroom beyond basic content delivery. Add interactive engagement to your course through Breakout Rooms, Polls, Whiteboards, and more.

– Stacy Weile, IT-ATS

Labster

Labster, now available to all UD Faculty, offers virtual labs that enable students to work through real-life case stories, interact with lab equipment, perform experiments, and learn with theory and quiz questions. This session will cover the process for accessing the virtual simulations and integrating the labs of your choice into Canvas.

– Shari Galgano, IT-ATS and Victoria Polunina, Labster

Take Your Canvas Course to the Next Level

Interested in advanced Canvas topics? This workshop will build on the basic Canvas features and explore tools for collaboration and assessment in greater detail. This workshop assumes that you are already familiar with the topics covered in the Up and Running in Canvas course.

– Beth Cartwright, IT-ATS

Canvas Gradebook

Still trying to understand how assignments, grades, and weighting all work together to calculate final grades? In this workshop, you will learn how to configure a grading scheme for your course so that Canvas can do the calculations for you and explore the gradebook tools and settings.

– Beth Cartwright, IT-ATS

Canvas Assignments: More than the Basics

Looking to move beyond the basic assignment? In this workshop, you will learn about the different types of assignments you can create in Canvas, how to collect, grade and manage assignments, and how to add rubrics and peer review.

 Beth Cartwright, IT-ATS

Canvas Quizzes: More than the Basics

Looking to create more complex quizzes? In this workshop, you will learn about the different types of quiz questions and quiz options and how to organize your questions in banks.

– Beth Cartwright, IT-ATS

Canvas New Quizzes

Looking to create more complex quizzes?  In this workshop, you will learn about the different types of quiz questions and quiz options and how to organize your questions in banks.

– Beth Cartwright, IT-ATS

Affordable Course Content Now! Open Educational Resources (OER) in a Pinch

Where can you find course materials for free? How do you know you can use them without copyright concerns? How can you leverage library-licensed 0 materials to lower costs for students? This session will address these questions, provide a guide to the best places to start your search for quality, open content, and allow time for attendees to search for materials.

 Meg Grotti, UD Library

Streaming Media for Your Online Course: How the Library Can Help

The Library provides access to over 100,000+ eVideos (feature films, documentaries and more) — learn how to find and incorporate these into your courses, and other ways the Library can help you and your students access content. 

– Meghann Matwichuk, UD Library

Library Integrations with Canvas

Learn about multiple methods for putting library resources at your students’ fingertips. Whether you want to link to specific readings or databases, embed skill-building video tutorials and other content from research guides, or collaborate with a librarian to create customized discussions, pages, or modules for your course, adding these point-of-need resources to Canvas makes it easy for your students to access and engage with the library no matter the format of your class.

Aimee Gee and Maria Barefoot, UD Library

 

Poll Everywhere/Canvas Integration

Looking to dig deeper into Poll Everywhere? Join us for an advanced Poll Everywhere session where you’ll learn to integrate the tool into Canvas, export your Canvas roster to Poll Everywhere and export graded poll responses to Canvas.

– Racine Lewis and Jamie Summerfield, IT-ATS

Create an Interactive Classroom Experience Online with Poll Everywhere Representative Hampton Chen

Teaching students at a distance can be challenging. If students aren’t comfortable sharing their cameras, instructors can’t read their body language to understand where they’re struggling. Hampton Chen will introduce how Poll Everywhere can provide a safe platform for every student to ask questions, participate in group activities, and share thoughts and insights, right from their phone or computer.

– Racine Lewis and Jamie Summerfield, IT-ATS
– Hampton Chen, Poll Everywhere

Organize Your Canvas Course Content

Students want courses that are easy to navigate! In this workshop, you will learn how to use Canvas Files, Pages, and Modules to organize your course – by units, weeks, or any structure that suits your organizational style to help students effortlessly find and use your course materials.

– Beth Cartwright, IT-ATS

Group and Collaborative Work in Canvas

Empower your students to work effectively in groups! In this workshop, you will learn how to create and assign groups, monitor and assess group work, create discussions, and collaborations.

Wrap-up: Preflight Checklist

Now that you’ve spent the last couple of weeks preparing for online course delivery, it’s time to put that work into flight and engage with your students. This session will bring together the essential course components and settings in checklist fashion. You’ll see how everything looks and works in a model course, along with a companion checklist for your own course. This session assumes participants are acquainted with Canvas, Zoom, and UD Capture.

 – Shari Galgano and Jamie Summerfield, IT-ATS

Faculty Commons is available to meet your online teaching needs, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Visit us online at the Faculty Commons Virtual Welcome Bar

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