2016-2017 Workshops

2016-2017 Workshops

CTL manages and runs several hands-on workshops throughout the year.  We produce these workshops at request of a department or group, or if we feel there is a topic that we are getting a lot of requests for.  Please let us know if there is training or a workshop you would like to see or participate in.

Fall 2016 CTL Workshop Schedule

(all workshops will be held in HCC 234)

Sep 13, 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Active Learning with Student Response Systems and Canvas

  • Using clickers or a software-based student response system can be an effective way to get student input or test student understanding of concepts in the classroom. Jared Johnson, David Mortensen, and Scott Allen reviewed several student response systems over the summer and will demonstrate two of these systems that work well and integrate with Canvas: Poll Everywhere and Squarecap. Bring your mobile device and come learn how these systems can be used in the classroom and with Canvas.

Sep 28, 1-3 pm
Putting the Pieces Together: Using CLOs to Guide Course Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

The purpose of this presentation is to help faculty members as they work on the parts of their courses that come before the grading and the formal assessment processes (these aspects of assessment have been discussed at length in other workshops and training sessions). Questions the presenters will discuss during this workshop will include:

  • How can faculty members use Course Learning Outcomes in the initial design phase of courses and in the construction of daily class sessions?
  • How can faculty members informally assess student learning as class is happening?

Strategies for course design, assignment design and classroom delivery will be formally presented, after a brief consideration of effectively-worded CLOs. In addition to presentations, the workshop will include question and answer time and participant group work. The work of L. Dee Fink, Ph.D. will be consulted and referred to in several parts of the presentation.

Oct 12, 1-3 pm
Office Mix Part 1

  • Office Mix is a free add-in for PowerPoint (windows only) that allows you to easily add narration and interactivity to a PowerPoint presentation. This is a two-part series. Part One will give an overview of Office mix, show examples, how to download and install Office Mix, and how to add audio narration and inking to PowerPoint.

Oct 26, 1-3 pm
Office Mix Part 2

  • Part Two will show how to add Quiz questions, video, and screen recordings to you Mix, how to publish your Mix to the Office Mix website, and how to embed your Mix into Canvas.

Nov 8, 1-3 pm
Using Jing and Screencast.com to capture computer screen images or short video

  • Jing is free software for Mac and PC to capture still images or video (5 minutes or less) of your computer screen. You can also get a free screencast.com account and upload your images or video to screencast.com and share with others. This workshop will show how to download and install Jing, capture screen images or video, and save the images/video or upload to screencast.com and share.

Life Cycle of A Grant Training Series

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is collaborating with CTL to offer a series of training sessions on the Life Cycle of a Grant.

We have made a few changes to the schedule for the next grant training sessions.  The training was scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 29th has been moved to Wednesday, Nov. 30th at 3:00 PM in HCC325.  This is a different day, time, and location so please take note.

Also, the last session scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 6th has been changed from a “Discussion with DSU Grant Stars” to an invitation to join us for a “Holiday Social and Farewell Party”.  Bill O’Neill is retiring so the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Office of Undergraduate Research invite you to come enjoy some holiday treats and help us celebrate all that Bill has done for Research Administration at DSU. This will take place on the same day, Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 2016 from 2:30-4:00 PM in HCC320 – where you will now find both the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Office of Undergraduate Research.

 Spring 2017 CTL Workshops

January 24
Computer Classroom Management Software: Faronics Insight

February 2
Active Learning with Student Response Systems

February 15
Incorporating Text Messaging Into Your Classes with Remind.com

February 28
Google Drive – Unlimited Cloud Storage for All of Your Files

March 29
Collaborating on Documents with Google Drive