2015 – 16 Workshops

Sept 16- Extending Capabilities of Canvas with External Apps Canvas includes many built-in tools to help organize and manage learning, but there are many third-party tools that can be seamlessly integrated into Canvas to extend its capabilities. In this workshop, we will learn about the Canvas App Center and show how to use some of these tools in your Canvas courses. Sept 30- Using Google Forms and Sheets to Collect Student Information and Feedback Google forms are a great way to collect information and feedback from students. In this workshop, we will learn how to create a Google form and how to use the data that it collects in a Google Sheet. We will create some forms and show you how you can link to forms or embed them in Canvas. Oct 13- Hands on: Tools for Flipping Your Class (Movenote, Office Mix, Camtasia) This is a follow-up workshop to the Lunch and Learn session held on October 8th & 9th to give you practical experience with three different tools for flipping your class: Movenote, Office Mix, and Camtasia. Oct 27- Student Response Systems Using Students' Cell Phones Student Response Systems are a great way to pose questions and get quick responses from your students using their cell phones or other mobile devices. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use polleverywhere.com and the corresponding PowerPoint add-in to create and administer polls to students. If time and interest allows, we will also explore other student response systems, such as Socrative, Plickers, Quiz Socket, Kahoot, and Mentimeter. Nov 3- Teaching the YouTube Generation: Using Video and Media Tools Dave Mortensen will repeat his session from the Promoting Student Success Summit, and give time for hands-on practice using the tools. Canvas now includes the Media Gallery and My Media tools that you can use to incorporate video within your courses. Come learn how easy it is to use these tools and how to incorporate them in your courses. Nov. 17- Using Twitter for Teaching and Learning Twitter is a microblogging platform and social media tool. So how can you use it for teaching and learning? Come find out! We’ll show you how to create a twitter account, log in, follow people, use hashtags, etc. and explore some of the ways you can use twitter to engage students and encourage collaboration and higher-level thinking. Feb 4- Cranium Cafe This application allows faculty and staff a new and efficient way to provide virtual student services to their students. You can initiate instant online face-to-face communication with a student from a Canvas course or directly from any webpage with the Cranium Cafe API integration. Students now have a way to meet with faculty, staff, and other students in a safe and comfortable environment that is FERPA approved. Feb 11- Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) serve as a formative evaluation to inform students and instructors about the quality of learning and effectiveness of teaching strategies and techniques. CATs are usually non-graded, anonymous, in class activities that provide useful feedback for both the student and instructor.​ Feb 17- Using iPads and Mobile Apps in the Classroom Link to Presentation Your students all have them – iPads, smartphones, tablets, and mobile apps. Instead of trying to get them to put them away during class, why not encourage students to use them in the classroom to enhance learning? Come and learn some of the ways that DSU faculty are using iPads and Mobile apps in the classroom to improve teaching and learning. We will have iPads available (or bring your own) to practice using them as both a teacher and a student. Mar 24- Google Docs, Forms, and Drive Google has many tools that teachers can use to be more effective. Come and learn how you can use your Google account to create and share documents, spreadsheets, slides, and forms and store them all in the cloud with Google Drive. Apr 13- 5 Great Web Tools for Creating Video Lesson There are many great web-based tools available free to instructors to create video lessons. Come and learn to use five of them: YouTube Video Editor, Educanon, TedEd, Blubbr, and EDpuzzle. Bring your own content or use existing content on the web to create customized video lessons for your students. Apr 21- Using Office Mix to Create Interactive Lectures/Presentations Office Mix is a free add-in to Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 and above to easily add narration, video, and interactive components to create web-based presentations. Bring your own PowerPoint presentations to this workshop and we’ll help you to bring them to life!​