Previous E-Campus Workshops

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2020-2021 ECCOE Workshops

ONLS/HYBS Course Development Process Information Sessions

VIRTUALLY | THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 12:00-1:00 P.M. | WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 10:00-11:00 A.M. | WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 7:30-8:30 P.M. | TUESDAY, MAY 11, 7:30-8:30 P.M. | WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 1:00-2:00 P.M.

Starting Fall 2021, all ONLS and HYBS instructors/courses are required to meet MUR’s minimum requirements for synchronous courses. To help faculty design their ONLS and HYBS Canvas course sites to meet requirements, this information session will review the requirements, walk attendees through the process, and answer questions.

Takeaways

As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will become familiar with:

  • MUR’s minimum requirements for synchronous courses
  • MUR’s ONLS/HYBS Course Development Process, including
    • MUR Synchronous Distance Learning Template
    • MUR Synchronous Distance Learning Course Setup Checklist
  • The work, goals, and priorities of the committee that developed MUR’s ONLS/HYBS Course Development Process

Staying Current with Canvas Updates Series

VIRTUALLY | FEBRUARY 24 & 26, 2021

In this workshop series, you'll be introduced to the most valuable updates to Canvas since Fall 2020. Broken down into two different “bite-sized” sessions, this series will cover hot topics like the new Gradebook setup, the Google Assignments LTI tool (replacement for the Google Apps LTI), updates to Zoom and Webex in Canvas, and the New Rich Content Editor among others. Facilitated by Ruowei Fischer, E-Campus Technical Solutions Specialist, stick around at the end of each session for a valuable Q&A with Ruowei to cover any Canvas-related question!

Staying Current with Canvas Updates Part 1

VIRTUALLY | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 10-11:30 A.M. & FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2021 1-2:30 P.M.

Part 1 of this Canvas workshop series will address features like the new Gradebook setup, the Google Assignments LTI tool (replacement for the Google Apps LTI), and the New Rich Content Editor among others. Facilitated by Ruowei Fischer, E-Campus Technical Solutions Specialist, stick around at the end of each session for a valuable Q&A with Ruowei to cover any Canvas-related question!

Note: The same information will be presented on Wednesday and Friday. You need only to register and attend one session of Part 1 and/or Part 2.

Takeaways

After attending Canvas Updates Part 1, participants will be able to:

  • Bulk edit assignment due dates
  • Create rubrics and add them to assignments & quizzes
  • Set up assignments using the Google Assignment LTI
  • Manage quiz banks
  • Copy or send assignments from one course to another
  • Set-up grading policy preferences in Grades
  • Use the New Rich Content Editor to:
    • upload and record videos
    • upload images and files
    • embed external tools

Staying Current with Canvas Updates Part 2

VIRTUALLY | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1-2:30 P.M. & FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2021 10-11:30 A.M.

Part 2 of this Canvas workshop series will address features like the New Analytics tool, using the History link to access page activity, and setting up Zoom and/or Webex meetings in Canvas among others. Facilitated by Ruowei Fischer, E-Campus Technical Solutions Specialist, stick around at the end of each session for a valuable Q&A with Ruowei to cover any Canvas-related question!

Note: The same information will be presented on Wednesday and Friday. You need only to register and attend one session of Part 1 and/or Part 2.

Takeaways

After attending Canvas Updates Part 2, participants will be able to:

  • Enable New Analytics and run reports
  • Utilize History to quickly access page activity
  • Switch from instructor to Student View
  • Set up Zoom and/or Webex meetings in Canvas
  • Exercise familiarity with Canvas Settings and Navigation
  • Set up events and appointment slots through Canvas Calendar and send them to Google calendar

Creating Effective Discussions in Canvas

VIRTUALLY | THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1-2:00 P.M.

Discussions are one of the key tools in Canvas that can breathe life into an online course. When used effectively, the Discussions feature can help foster dynamic connections between you, your students, and your class as a whole. This virtual workshop will focus on the technical features you can use to create and customize your own Canvas Discussions, as well as techniques to encourage deeper, more meaningful conversations. We’ll wrap up with a Q&A session to troubleshoot any issues you may have experienced with virtual discussions in the past.

Takeaways

After attending the Creating Effective Discussions in Canvas workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Use the Discussions feature to create a new discussion in Canvas
  • Select the appropriate options and settings for specific discussion outcomes
  • Determine what elements to include in an engaging discussion prompt
  • Apply different methods of interaction to get the most out of class discussions

Staying Current with Canvas Updates Series

VIRTUALLY | FEBRUARY 24 & 26, 2021

In this workshop series, you'll be introduced to the most valuable updates to Canvas since Fall 2020. Broken down into two different “bite-sized” sessions, this series will cover hot topics like the new Gradebook setup, the Google Assignments LTI tool (replacement for the Google Apps LTI), updates to Zoom and Webex in Canvas, and the New Rich Content Editor among others. Facilitated by Ruowei Fischer, E-Campus Technical Solutions Specialist, stick around at the end of each session for a valuable Q&A with Ruowei to cover any Canvas-related question!

Staying Current with Canvas Updates Part 1

VIRTUALLY | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 10-11:30 A.M. & FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2021 1-2:30 P.M.

Part 1 of this Canvas workshop series will address features like the new Gradebook setup, the Google Assignments LTI tool (replacement for the Google Apps LTI), and the New Rich Content Editor among others. Facilitated by Ruowei Fischer, E-Campus Technical Solutions Specialist, stick around at the end of each session for a valuable Q&A with Ruowei to cover any Canvas-related question!

Note: The same information will be presented on Wednesday and Friday. You need only to register and attend one session of Part 1 and/or Part 2.

Takeaways

After attending Canvas Updates Part 1, participants will be able to:

  • Bulk edit assignment due dates
  • Create rubrics and add them to assignments & quizzes
  • Set up assignments using the Google Assignment LTI
  • Manage quiz banks
  • Copy or send assignments from one course to another
  • Set-up grading policy preferences in Grades
  • Use the New Rich Content Editor to:
    • upload and record videos
    • upload images and files
    • embed external tools

Staying Current with Canvas Updates Part 2

VIRTUALLY | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1-2:30 P.M. & FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2021 10-11:30 A.M.

Part 2 of this Canvas workshop series will address features like the New Analytics tool, using the History link to access page activity, and setting up Zoom and/or Webex meetings in Canvas among others. Facilitated by Ruowei Fischer, E-Campus Technical Solutions Specialist, stick around at the end of each session for a valuable Q&A with Ruowei to cover any Canvas-related question!

Note: The same information will be presented on Wednesday and Friday. You need only to register and attend one session of Part 1 and/or Part 2.

Takeaways

After attending Canvas Updates Part 2, participants will be able to:

  • Enable New Analytics and run reports
  • Utilize History to quickly access page activity
  • Switch from instructor to Student View
  • Set up Zoom and/or Webex meetings in Canvas
  • Exercise familiarity with Canvas Settings and Navigation
  • Set up events and appointment slots through Canvas Calendar and send them to Google calendar

Teaching with Canvas: Course Setup

VIRTUALLY | MONDAY, JANUARY 11 & THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2021 | 12-1 PM

Faculty report that it may take several hours, spanning across multiple days, to prepare a course for the new term. This may also be true for you, not because there’s a lot of prep work to do, but more so because it’s an unfamiliar process in an unfamiliar system. With support and guidance from the E-Campus team, walk through the steps of preparing your Canvas course so that you're ready to jump into facilitating a new term of meaningful and effective learning experiences with your online course!

Note: The same information will be presented on Monday and Thursday. You need only to register and attend one session of this workshop.

Takeaways

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

  • Navigate a Canvas course site to review course content and learning engagements
  • Locate Course Author Notes and Important Course Information to assist with prepping a course for students *feature available in ONLA and HYBA courses>
  • Prepare their Canvas courses for students by:
    • updating instructor specific information (e.g. Contact information, syllabus, bio, etc)
    • setting up assignments and groups
    • preparing course announcements
    • reviewing course content for broken links and missing information
    • updating broken or missing course content (e.g. URLs, file links, etc.)
    • publishing the course
    • welcoming students

Teaching with Canvas: Gradebook Setup

VIRTUALLY | TUESDAY, JANUARY 12 & WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2021 | 12-1 PM

Did you know the Canvas Gradebook can automatically apply late and missing work policies? Or that it can drop the lowest grade(s) in a category? Join us as we explore Gradebook features that can both save faculty time and support our students! This session will walk you through setting up the Gradebook for your courses using either points or weighted grades. Now is the perfect time (before the term starts) to maximize the powerful features of the Canvas Gradebook that will make grading and course management easier throughout the semester!

Note: The same information will be presented on Tuesday and Wednesday. You need only to register and attend one session of this workshop.

Takeaways

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

  • Determine if they want to set up a Canvas Gradebook using points or weighted grades
  • Create assignment groups and their weights if using weighted grades
  • Enable weighted grade features such as dropping the lowest grade in a group
  • Enable a grading policy that will allow grades to be posted automatically or manually (by the instructor)
  • Enable late or missing work policies
  • Enable a course grading scheme to allow for easy transfer of midterm and final grades from Canvas to Banner
  • Organize their Canvas Gradebook by the due date, module, etc.

Teaching with Canvas: Communicating with Students

VIRTUALLY | FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2021 | 12-1 PM

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

Fall 2020 Google G Suite Virtual Bootcamp Series

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

2019-2020 ECCOE Workshops

Bootcamp: Get Your Courses Ready for Students

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2020 | 12-1 PM | MUH MOS 316

Faculty report that it may take several hours, spanning across multiple days, to prepare a course for the new term. This may also be true for you, not because there’s a lot of prep work to do, but more so because it’s an unfamiliar process in an unfamiliar system. With support and guidance from the E-Campus team, walk through the steps of preparing your online course so that you're ready to jump into facilitating a new term of meaningful and effective learning experiences with your E-Campus course!

Takeaways

As a result of participating in this course setup workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Navigate a Canvas course site to review course content and learning engagements
  • Locate Course Author Notes and Important Course Information to assist with prepping a course for students
  • Prepare their online courses for students by:
    • updating instructor specific information (e.g. Contact information, syllabus, bio, etc)
    • setting up assignments and groups
    • preparing course announcements
    • reviewing course content for broken links and missing information
    • updating broken or missing course content (e.g. URLs, file links, etc.)
    • publishing the course
    • welcoming students

Preparing for the New Canvas Gradebook

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2020 | 12-1 PM | MUM THH 101

In 2017, Canvas released a new grade book that has been available in beta, but not set as our default. In January 2020, ahead of the Spring term, the current grade book will be disabled and the new Gradebook will become the default. Early adopters are raving about the added features available in the new grade book, making grading in Canvas easier, more flexible, intuitive, and smarter -- thereby elevating the Gradebook user experience. Come see what’s new and learn how to navigate the new Gradebook in time for Spring 2020 courses.

Takeaways

As a result of participating in this Canvas Gradebook workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between the old Canvas Gradebook and the new Canvas Gradebook
  • Navigate the new Canvas Gradebook including where to customize settings and enable functions and features
  • Use the new Canvas Gradebook for assessing and maintaining records of student academic performance
  • Use the new Canvas Gradebook for communicating performance feedback to students

Screencasting Tips and Tricks

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2019 | 12-1 PM | MUH MOS 316

Screencasting is the process of recording a video of your computer screen capturing everything and every action on the screen at a given time. The resulting video is called a screencast. Screencasts are often used to capture static objects like text, images, and files as well as more dynamic content such as audio, video, and even keystrokes and navigation. Screencasts are a powerful tool supporting teaching and learning and collaborative work. There are many screencasting tools available. This workshop will provide participants with a crash course in screencasting: from which apps to use to tips for making an effective screencast and how to share the videos you create.

Takeaways

As a result of participating in this screencasting workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Recall three free screencasting applications
  • Use the Screencast-o-Matic screencasting app to record a screencast
  • Share a recorded screencast via .mp4 file attachment
  • Share a recorded screencast through their Miami YouTube account
  • Adjust YouTube video settings to “Unpublished” and “Private”

Preparing for the New Canvas Gradebook

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2019 | 12-1 PM | MUH MOS 316

In 2017, Canvas released a new grade book that has been available in beta, but not set as our default. In January 2020, ahead of the Spring term, the current grade book will be disabled and the new Gradebook will become the default. Early adopters are raving about the added features available in the new grade book, making grading in Canvas easier, more flexible, intuitive, and smarter -- thereby elevating the Gradebook user experience. Come see what’s new and learn how to navigate the new Gradebook in time for Spring 2020 courses.

Takeaways

As a result of participating in this Canvas Gradebook workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between the old Canvas Gradebook and the new Canvas Gradebook
  • Navigate the new Canvas Gradebook including where to customize settings and enable functions and features
  • Use the new Canvas Gradebook for assessing and maintaining records of student academic performance
  • Use the new Canvas Gradebook for communicating performance feedback to students

Getting Started with Miami’s Video Conferencing Apps

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019 | 12-1 PM | MUH MOS 316

Want to improve communication and re-establish relationships? Crave meaningful interactions with others? Tired of engaging with others through email? Video conferencing may be your solution! Using Miami’s Video Conferencing Apps will lead to more effective and faster collaboration, meaningful interactions, and strengthened relationships as you meet in-real time with partners, colleagues, and students. This workshop will guide participants through how to use Miami’s apps including WebEx, G-Chat, and Google Meet to connect with others and advance initiatives.

Takeaways

As a result of participating in this video conferencing workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Access their Miami WebEx, G-Chat, and Google Meet video conferencing apps
  • Describe the advantages and drawbacks when comparing WebEx, G-Chat, and Google Meet video conferencing apps
  • Initiate a video conference meeting using WebEx, G-Chat, and Google Meet video conferencing apps
  • Perform basic troubleshooting tactics for audio and video inputs

E-Campus Open House

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2019 | 2-4 PM | MOS 316 and THH 101 and 103

E-Campus welcomes you to visit our office spaces at Thesken 101 & 103 on the Middletown Campus and Mosler 316 on the Hamilton Campus. As you tour the space and meet the team, you’ll also discover opportunities available to everyone in partnership with E-Campus.

Takeaways

After attending E-Campus’ Fall 2019 Open House, participants will be able to:

  • Visit E-Campus department spaces in Thesken 101 & 103 on the Middletown Campus and Mosler 316 on the Hamilton Campus
  • Connect with E-Campus team members
  • Identify opportunities for engaging in partnership with E-Campus

Turnitin Plagiarism Framework Updates for Canvas

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2019 | 12-1 PM | MUM THH 101

Puzzled by recent updates with Turnitin and the Canvas integration? We have a guide for that! and a workshop through which we will walk through the changes and what steps need to be taken to enable Turnitin’s new Plagiarism Framework in your Canvas course sites.

Takeaways

As a result of participating in this Turnitin workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Create a Canvas assignment with Turnitin’s Plagiarism Framework enabled
  • Enable Turnitin’s Plagiarism Framework for existing assignments in their Canvas course sites
  • Access a Turnitin Similarity Report
  • Interpret a Turnitin Similarity Report