E-Campus Collaborative for Online Education (ECCOE) Workshops

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What is an E-Campus Collaborative for Online Education (ECCOE) Workshop?

An ECCOE Workshop is an in-person event focused on providing practical tools, strategies, and job knowledge through humanized, interactive, and facilitated experiences. Each ECCOE Workshop is designed to explore a targeted area and supply participants with tangible takeaways that are immediately usable in their professional roles. Our workshops also foster a community of Miami University Regionals faculty and staff that is dedicated to providing the best possible learning experiences for students and advancing the field of online learning. View our E-Campus Events Calendar for a complete list of our upcoming events.

National Distance Learning Week 2020 Workshop Series

Join us Nov 9-13th from Noon - 1:00pm for the NDLW 2020 Workshop Series! This series is designed to celebrate National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) 2020! NDLW aims “to generate greater awareness and appreciation for distance learning, including K-12, Higher Education, Corporate, and Military while recognizing leaders and best practices in the field.” Throughout NDLW, schools, colleges, and corporations nationwide are conducting local events to celebrate and promote the field of online learning. In this spirit, E-Campus will be offering a series of workshops all aimed at exploring what is working in the "new normal" and celebrating our commitment to student success.

It's Not You, It's COVID: Presence & Empathy in the Online Classroom

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2020 | 12-1 PM
Troylin Banks, Bethany Carr, Dr. Dee Kinney, Dr. Camilla McMahon, Dr. Caryn Neumann, Dr. Sara Arter, & Karen Yates

Join your colleagues for this panel discussion in which MUR Faculty and Staff explore the ways in which teaching during a pandemic has changed the virtual classroom. They’ll discuss how a little empathy for students can go a long way... While there are many things that may not be going well right now, one thing that IS working is connecting with our students!

Email ecampushelp@miamioh.edu to RSVP

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Takeaways

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the pandemic-related challenges students and faculty are facing
  • Explore empathy and the higher ed virtual classroom
  • Increase communication with students
  • Explore possible solutions to the challenges of instructor presence in the online classroom

Six Canvas Features I Can’t Live Without

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2020 | 12-1 PM
Leah Henson

Join MUR resident Canvas guru, Leah Henson as she shares the 6 Canvas features that make teaching an online course more efficient. This workshop will focus on utilizing Canvas features like: module requirements, the course calendar, Gradebook settings, Speedgrader, student feedback options, and Send Grades to Banner.

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Takeaways

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Utilize Canvas features that will save time and increase efficiency
  • Change dates easily or add reminders using the course calendar
  • Set up module requirements and Gradebook settings so that student see the content you want them to see, when you want them to see it
  • Provide student feedback through the Gradebook and media comments
  • Quickly send midterm and final grades to Banner through Canvas

Teaching with Canvas: Pandemic Strategies We Should Keep

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2020 | 12-1 PM
Leah Henson and members of the Summer and Fall Teaching with Canvas E-Campus Working Groups (EWGs)

Join your colleagues for this panel discussion with MUR Faculty participants from the Summer and Fall Teaching with Canvas E-Campus Working Groups (EWGs). They’ll share the tips, tricks, and features that have made their Fall 2020 teaching easier, more effective, and focused on increasing students’ satisfaction with their learning experiences.

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Takeaways

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explore Canvas features (including the Zoom/Canvas integration) that are currently working for MUR Faculty colleagues
  • Locate and utilize Canvas guides for instructors and for students
  • Collaborate with colleagues to further explore Canvas features that are relevant to your department
  • Troubleshoot Canvas-related issues that may have come up through the course of teaching Fall semester

Authentic Assessments: Alternatives to Traditional Testing

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2020 | 12-1 PM
Dr. Barbara Oswald, Dr. Al Cady, and Robyn Brown

In this workshop, presenters will explore the theory and practice of authentic assessments as they relate to student engagement in online courses. Faculty will highlight real-world assessment examples that can improve academic achievement and increase student satisfaction.

Email ecampushelp@miamioh.edu to RSVP

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Takeaways

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe ‘authentic assessment’ as an evaluative method of assessing students through the application of essential knowledge in ‘real-world’ contexts
  • Explain the benefits of using authentic assessments in the online environment
  • Explore a variety of authentic assessment options

Can You See Me Now?: Tech Tips for Video Lectures

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2020 | 12-1 PM
Tina Riedy

“Seeing is believing” is truer than ever, even in higher ed. Join Tina Riedy, E-Campus Instructional Designer, for an informative session that will provide practical tips for improving the overall quality of your recorded and live synchronous lecture videos.

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Takeaways

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Utilize tangible techniques to create professional-quality video recordings and live lectures
  • Explore best practices for the use of lighting and framing
  • Select the most appropriate setting, style, and tone to increase the high-quality look and sound of your videos

Monday

It's Not You, It's COVID: Presence & Empathy in the Online Classroom

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2020 | 12-1 PM
Troylin Banks, Bethany Carr, Dr. Dee Kinney, Dr. Camilla McMahon, Dr. Caryn Neumann, Dr. Sara Arter, & Karen Yates

Join your colleagues for this panel discussion in which MUR Faculty and Staff explore the ways in which teaching during a pandemic has changed the virtual classroom. They’ll discuss how a little empathy for students can go a long way... While there are many things that may not be going well right now, one thing that IS working is connecting with our students!

Email ecampushelp@miamioh.edu to RSVP

Add to Google Calendar:

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Takeaways

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the pandemic-related challenges students and faculty are facing
  • Explore empathy and the higher ed virtual classroom
  • Increase communication with students
  • Explore possible solutions to the challenges of instructor presence in the online classroom

Tuesday

Six Canvas Features I Can’t Live Without

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2020 | 12-1 PM
Leah Henson

Join MUR resident Canvas guru, Leah Henson as she shares the 6 Canvas features that make teaching an online course more efficient. This workshop will focus on utilizing Canvas features like: module requirements, the course calendar, Gradebook settings, Speedgrader, student feedback options, and Send Grades to Banner.

Email ecampushelp@miamioh.edu to RSVP

Add to Google Calendar:

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Takeaways

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Utilize Canvas features that will save time and increase efficiency
  • Change dates easily or add reminders using the course calendar
  • Set up module requirements and Gradebook settings so that student see the content you want them to see, when you want them to see it
  • Provide student feedback through the Gradebook and media comments
  • Quickly send midterm and final grades to Banner through Canvas

Wednesday

Teaching with Canvas: Pandemic Strategies We Should Keep

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2020 | 12-1 PM
Leah Henson and members of the Summer and Fall Teaching with Canvas E-Campus Working Groups (EWGs)

Join your colleagues for this panel discussion with MUR Faculty participants from the Summer and Fall Teaching with Canvas E-Campus Working Groups (EWGs). They’ll share the tips, tricks, and features that have made their Fall 2020 teaching easier, more effective, and focused on increasing students’ satisfaction with their learning experiences.

Email ecampushelp@miamioh.edu to RSVP

Add to Google Calendar:

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Takeaways

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explore Canvas features (including the Zoom/Canvas integration) that are currently working for MUR Faculty colleagues
  • Locate and utilize Canvas guides for instructors and for students
  • Collaborate with colleagues to further explore Canvas features that are relevant to your department
  • Troubleshoot Canvas-related issues that may have come up through the course of teaching Fall semester

Thursday

Authentic Assessments: Alternatives to Traditional Testing

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2020 | 12-1 PM
Dr. Barbara Oswald, Dr. Al Cady, and Robyn Brown

In this workshop, presenters will explore the theory and practice of authentic assessments as they relate to student engagement in online courses. Faculty will highlight real-world assessment examples that can improve academic achievement and increase student satisfaction.

Email ecampushelp@miamioh.edu to RSVP

Add to Google Calendar:

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Takeaways

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe ‘authentic assessment’ as an evaluative method of assessing students through the application of essential knowledge in ‘real-world’ contexts
  • Explain the benefits of using authentic assessments in the online environment
  • Explore a variety of authentic assessment options

Friday

Can You See Me Now?: Tech Tips for Video Lectures

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2020 | 12-1 PM
Tina Riedy

“Seeing is believing” is truer than ever, even in higher ed. Join Tina Riedy, E-Campus Instructional Designer, for an informative session that will provide practical tips for improving the overall quality of your recorded and live synchronous lecture videos.

Email ecampushelp@miamioh.edu to RSVP

Add to Google Calendar:

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Takeaways

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Utilize tangible techniques to create professional-quality video recordings and live lectures
  • Explore best practices for the use of lighting and framing
  • Select the most appropriate setting, style, and tone to increase the high-quality look and sound of your videos

Fall 2020 Workshops

Fall 2020 Google G Suite Virtual Bootcamp Series via Zoom

SEPTEMBER 30 - NOVEMBER 3, EVERY WEDNESDAY | 12-1 PM

BONUS SESSION NOVEMBER 11 (UPON REGISTRATION)

Fall 2020 Google G Suite Virtual Bootcamp is now being offered! This Bootcamp will help you gain better understanding of each application in G Suite, as well as introduce tips and tricks to boost your productivity. The whole series will take 6 weeks, with a bonus optional session on the 7th week (upon registration). You may register for one or more sessions to attend. Together we'll explore all the possibilities of Google G Suite applications to make your work more efficient, and your teaching more collaborative.

Chrome Expert: Dive Deep into Major Features of the Chrome Web Browser

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 | 12-1 PM

Google Chrome is the most widely used internet browser, especially in education. Signing in with Chrome can not only make using Gmail and Google Drive easier, but can also allow you to sync bookmarks, extensions, and more across your devices, making online surfing more streamlined. In this workshop, we will be diving deep into various settings to help you use different features within Chrome.

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Takeaways

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will know:

  • Various settings in Google Chrome
  • How to use the Omnibox (address bar) more effectively as a search engine
  • How to install and manage extensions
  • How to manage and sync bookmarks
  • How to clear history and cache

Google Drive Guru: Master the Storage System for Your Work

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2020 | 12-1 PM

Google Drive is a cloud-based storage and synchronization service that acts as a home for files such as Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. Many of us deal with a large quantity of files and documents (not to mention your coworkers’ shared files), which can make your Drive look cluttered and unorganized. In this workshop, we'll discover better ways to organize your Drive, as well as some efficient ways to sort and search.

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Takeaways

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Create folders, nest folders, and create shortcuts for folders/files in Drive
  • Utilize My Drive, Shared Drive, and Priority Workspaces
  • Share folders/files with coworkers
  • Sort and filter folders/files you created or shared with you
  • Conduct advanced searches

Gmail Champion: Create Seamless Communications

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2020 | 12-1 PM

Google Gmail is an intuitive and effective email application that allows you to send and receive emails and organize them systematically. Its quick settings allow you to easily switch key features such as themes and inbox views. You can also use more advanced settings such as labels, filters, add-ons, and templates to organize your email. There are other powerful embedded features such as Google Chat, Google Rooms (breakout rooms), and Google Meet, all of which you can access directly from Gmail.

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Takeaways

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Set up stars and labels
  • Create filters and blocks
  • Set up templates as canned responses
  • Start a chat or meeting inside of Gmail
  • Create breakout rooms and assign breakout room participants

Google Docs Genius: Collaborate in Real-Time with Others

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2020 | 12-1 PM

Google Docs is an online web-based word processor that allows you to edit your documents anytime, anywhere. With Google Docs you can collaborate with other people by editing documents simultaneously, making suggestions to the current version, and adding comments that are assigned to specific people. Thanks to its online features, edits and changes are automatically saved and it’s easy to view editing history and to restore your document to an older version.

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Takeaways

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Change between editing, suggesting, and viewing in a document
  • Add comments and assign them to a specific person
  • Check editing history and restore a document to previous versions
  • Download useful add-ons to empower the user experience

Productivity Lover: Mobile Tools, Widgets and Extensions to Increase Productivity

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2020 | 12-1 PM

Many mobile apps and widgets can be very useful to add to your daily technology list. In this session, we will introduce a list of mobile apps by Google and some extensions you may add to your Chrome browser to save time and make work more efficient.

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Takeaways

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Use the Google Keep mobile app and sync it with your laptop
  • Turn on the Google Drive and Google Keep widgets on mobile devices
  • Download Chrome extensions and utilize them in daily work

Adventurous Explorer: Tips and Tricks to Link Google Applications Together (Docs & Keep, Forms & Sheet, Gmail & Tasks)

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2020 | 12-1 PM

Google applications are powerful on their own, but combining them can lead to even greater efficiency. For instance, you can take notes or save images on the Keep mobile app, then easily drag them into your Google Docs later. Other applications like Forms and Sheets and Gmail and Tasks are also commonly paired.

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Takeaways

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Insert elements from Keep into Docs
  • Analyze Google survey results in Google Sheets
  • Turn emails into a to-do list in Tasks

BONUS SESSION: Data-holics: Manage Data Effectively with Google Sheets

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2020 | 12-1 PM

Google Sheets is a great tool to organize information, track progress on projects, and calculate and analyze data. In this session, we will be exploring different techniques in Google Sheets such as sorting and filtering, applying conditional formatting, building visualized charts, and using formulas to calculate your data.

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Takeaways

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Organize data by performing a sort and filter action
  • Set up conditional formatting
  • Create visualizations from rich text data
  • Use multiple formulas to help calculate data