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 are 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.

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

Spring 2020 Workshops

Canvas for Student Success Series

THURSDAYS THROUGHOUT SPRING 2020 | 12-1 PM

Equipping students, and the faculty that teach them, with the tools they need to be successful is core to the mission of every college and university. Not surprisingly, it's core to the mission of Canvas, too. E-Campus’ Canvas for Student Success Workshop Series introduces participants to the basic, yet not well known, functions and features of Canvas helping instructors set-up their courses, and their students, for success.

Communicating with Students (Inbox, Announcements, Gmail, & G-Chat)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2020 | 12-1 PM | MUM THH 101

One of the best things about teaching at Miami is that there are multiple pathways to easily stay in touch with your students. Miami is a Google Apps for Education Institution. The official channel for sending communications with students is Gmail; however, there are also other Google communication channels available, including Google Hangouts (previously called G-Chat) and Google Hangouts Meet. Additionally, Canvas provides various avenues of communication, each one useful in a different way. Together, we will explore the advantages and drawbacks of Canvas Inbox, Canvas Announcements, Gmail, and Google Hangouts for communicating with students and strategies for promoting effective communication with students.

Takeaways

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

  • Explore current research regarding the impact of instructor communication on Miami University student satisfaction in online courses
  • Send messages using each Canvas Inbox, Canvas Announcements, Gmail, and Google Hangouts for communicating with students
  • Describe the advantages and drawbacks of using each Canvas Inbox, Canvas Announcements, Gmail, and Google Hangouts for communicating with students
  • Modify Canvas and Google push notifications across devices for each Canvas Inbox, Canvas Announcements, Gmail, and Google Hangouts
  • Determine preferred communication channels and communication management strategies to promote effective communication with students

Using Canvas Instructor Feedback Tools

THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2020 | 12-1 PM | MUM THH 101

Students report that instructor presence, especially in the form of meaningful feedback on performance, is extremely important. Research suggests instructor feedback is one of the most powerful instructional strategies for promoting academic achievement and student success. Lucky for us, Canvas and Google Suite have many built-in tools instructors may use to make feedback, and thus student success and satisfaction, better -- more effective, more engaging, and more timely. In addition to introducing the qualities of “good” feedback, this E-Campus Workshop will also demonstrate many of the Canvas and Google Suite tools available for providing instructor feedback to students.

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Takeaways

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

  • Summarize key qualities of good instructor feedback
  • Value using alternatives to traditional text-based feedback, such as audio, video, and collective feedback
  • Use feedback communication tools available in Canvas Gradebook
  • Use feedback communication tools available in Canvas SpeedGrader
  • Use feedback communication tools available in Google files
  • Integrate Canvas and Google Drive

Setting Expectations (and making grading easier) through Rubrics

THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020 | 12-1 PM | MUH MOS 316

A “rubric” is a multi-dimensional scoring tool that clearly defines the performance criteria and levels of performance quality of the criteria for a given assessment. Rubrics can be used in the evaluation of a variety of assignments: almost all types of assignments, actually. Used as an evaluation tool, rubrics make assessing and scoring student work efficient, consistent, objective, and quick. Additionally, rubrics should also be shared with students before they engage in a learning exercise or assessment. Used this way, as a learning tool, rubrics provide students with clear and explicit performance expectations and assessment guidelines. But, do you want to know the best part? You can do it all directly in Canvas! Join us for this E-Campus Workshop to learn how. We’ll also provide several ready-to-use examples, too, so you can get started right away.

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Takeaways

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

  • Define “rubric”
  • Explain how rubrics can be used as an evaluation tool
  • Explain how rubrics can be used as learning tools
  • Add a rubric to an assignment in Canvas
  • Manage rubrics in a Canvas course
  • Score an assignment using a rubric in Canvas

Creating Extra Credit Assignments in Canvas

THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2020 | 12-1 PM | MUM THH 101

Regardless of whether you are “Team Total Points” or “Team Weighted Grades,” Canvas offers several options for implementing extra credit. During this E-Campus Workshop, we’ll show you.

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Takeaways

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

  • Create extra credit assignments in a Total Points system
    • Creating a new “extra credit“ assignment
    • Adding extra points to an existing assignment
  • Create extra credit assignments in a Weighted Grades system
    • Using an “extra credit” assignment group
    • Adding an “extra credit” assignment within a previously established group
    • Adding extra points to an existing assignment
  • Understand how extra credit is displayed in the Gradebook

Easy Course Navigation, Calendar, and Notifications

THURSDAY, April 23, 2020 | 12-1 PM | MUH MOS 316

Did you know that instructors can improve the student user experience (leading to improved student success outcomes and satisfaction) in their Canvas courses through streamlining course navigation, employing the course calendar, and fine-tuning notifications across devices? In this E-Campus Workshop, we will walk you through how to adjust the left-hand course navigation in a way that prevents students from skipping over course content and navigating directly to the assignments and quizzes. We will also introduce easy ways to set-up, and edit, course calendar dates including non-graded events (this is a game-changer!). We will also help you set preferences for course notifications, and teach you how to help your students do this, too.

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Takeaways

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

  • Recognize all the ways students navigate Canvas
  • Adjust the left-hand course navigation
  • Set-up, and edit, course calendar dates including non-graded events
  • Set preferences for course notifications
  • Teach students how to set preferences for course notifications