Workshop Catalog Spring 2016
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Canvas Jump Start for New and Returning Faculty
Is your battery running low, or have you let you LMS skills sit for too long over the winter? Come join the DEC staff for a quick 1-hour session that will help you get up and running in the Canvas LMS.
|01/06/2016||9:00 AM to 10:00 AM|
|01/06/2016||2:00 PM to 3:00 PM|
|01/07/2016||10:00 AM to 11:00 AM|
|01/13/2016||1:00 PM to 2:00 PM|
|01/14/2016||9:00 AM to 10:00 AM|
From Process to Published: Class Blogging with WordPress
Have you ever wondered how to give students an authentic audience? In this workshop, we will examine the process of implementing class blogging assignments using the Longwood blogs WordPress platform. This workshop will focus on building the technical understandings and the pedagogical processes involved with blogging, including how to structure assignments and assess student work.
|01/19/2016||10:00 AM-11:00 AM|
|01/28/2016||1:00 PM-2:00 PM|
|02/04/2016||2:00 PM-3:00 PM|
DegreeWorks for Academic Advisors
In this workshop, we will provide an overview of the DegreeWorks degree audit solution and some best practices for academic advisors. This session will be collaboratively hosted by the DEC and representatives of the Office of the Registrar.
|02/23/2016||10:00 AM-11:00 AM|
|02/23/2016||2:00 PM-3:00 PM|
|02/25/2016||9:00 AM-10:00 AM|
|02/26/2016||10:00 AM-11:00 AM|
|02/29/2016||11:00 AM-12:00 PM|
|03/01/2016||1:00 PM-2:00 PM|
Using Google Apps for Education
Explore the ecosystem of Google applications and experience Google Drive, Google Hangouts, YouTube, Google Sites and more. ***Creating a Google account before attending is highly recommended***
|01/26/2016||2:00 PM-3:00 PM|
|02/08/2016||2:00 PM-3:00 PM|
Let Them Be Heard: Podcasting in the Classroom
Provide students with an alternative method of writing and researching for an authentic audience. This workshop will introduce some common applications for creating podcasts. This workshop assumes no prior experience with podcasting is designed for anyone interested in podcasting.
|01/26/2016||10:00 AM-11:00 AM|
|02/10/2016||9:00 AM-10:00 AM|
Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor
In this workshop, we will learn about two tools that can be paired with Canvas to ensure the integrity of online and class-based electronic testing. Respondus LockDown Browser is a separate web browser that locks down a student's computer when they take any assessment that requires the technology. Respondus Monitor is an add-on technology to the LockDown Browser that verifies the student’s identity and records the testing environment. In this workshop, you will get hands-on experience using these tools and learn some best practices in implementing the tools to minimize student test anxiety.
|02/09/2016||10:00 AM-11:00 AM|
|02/18/2016||2:00 PM-3:00 PM|
|04/01/2016||2:00 PM-3:00 PM|
|04/11/2016||11:00 AM-12:00 PM|
Crafting Picture Perfect Content: Canvas and Visual Design
In this workshop, we will implement some techniques to create visually appealing and user-friendly Canvas courses. We will craft interactive home pages and examine the user experience to determine the best ways to present information and organize content. Bring a flash drive and download a set of royalty-free images for your content area from the DEC’s image library. This workshop addresses Quality Matters standards 6 and 8 and is ideal for anyone preparing for or revising based on a review.
|01/28/2016||10:00 AM-11:00 AM|
|02/11/2016||1:00 PM-2:00 PM|
In this workshop, we will take a look at some advanced tools in Canvas that can help you create a more effective learning environment. We will go over things like course analytics, quiz statistics, assignment rules, module pre-requisites, and a few other things that intermediate to advanced users would find helpful. This is not an overview of Canvas, so this workshop is most appropriate for users with some experience teaching with Canvas, although everyone is welcome.
|02/03/2016||2:00 PM-3:00 PM|
|02/16/2016||10:00 AM-11:00 AM|
|02/19/2016||9:00 AM-10:00 AM|
|02/24/2016||10:00 AM-11:00 AM|
|04/06/2016||1:00 PM-2:00 PM|
|04/19/2016||9:00 AM-10:00 AM|
All sessions will be held in the Digital Den located in Ruffner 146. If you need to cancel or change your registration, please call the DEC at (434) 395-4332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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