Academic Technology Workshops

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Tech Talks with AT- Thursday, June 8 from 8:30 am- 1:00 pm, second floor atrium VPAC (refreshments and lunch included)

Session Descriptions

9–9:25 a.m.   Engage students using UDL principles

Please join this session to discuss strategies to engage learners using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles.  Participants will have an opportunity to interact with their peers and share best practices.

Instructor: Lucy Bayard 

9–9:25 a.m.   Tech Tools for Student Engagement

Some days it’s hard to get your students engaged, so it’s helpful to have some tech tools that you’re comfortable with to get students involved. We’ll look at tools for polling, brainstorming, group work, and review.

Instructor: Hedrick Ellis 

9:30–9:55 a.m.   UDL and Assessment

Please join your peers in an interactive session on how to provide choices when assessing students in your course.  We will discuss how to provide options for students to demonstrate knowledge learned, which benefits all learners.

Instructor: Lucy Bayard 

9:30–9:55 a.m.   Time-saving ideas in Canvas

Although Canvas is a simple-to-use LMS and its tools are intuitive, there are always some shortcuts and details that can make the instructor’s life much easier. Come to this workshop and discover some of them.

Instructor: Ana Emlinger 

10–10:25 a.m.  How to copy content from a previous term Canvas course

You will learn how to copy an entire Canvas course or just elements from one course to another. Crosslisting will also be shown.

Instructor: Jim Lacey 

 10–10:25 a.m. What’s new in Google Workspace?

The apps in Google Workspace such as Drive, Gmail, Docs, and Sheets are always evolving with new features added regularly. We will try out some of the latest features that can save time and increase productivity.

Instructor: Hedrick Ellis 

 10:30–10:55 a.m.  How to add content to your course using Canvas Pages

You will learn how to create Pages for holding content, such as text, images, links, and video.

Instructor: Jim Lacey 

10:30–10:55 a.m.  Two easy-to-implement ideas to transform your Canvas course

Canvas has some hidden gems that are worth exploring. Not only are they simple to implement, but they make the instructor’s life much easier. Come get to know some of my favorites!

Instructor: Ana Emlinger 

11:00–11:45 a.m.   VR/AR Playground

Explore the latest virtual reality and augmented reality educational software applications from across the curriculum. This is an opportunity to try a Meta Quest VR headset or a Microsoft Hololens AR headset. The academic technology team will be there to guide you to experiences that align with your academic areas.

Instructor: Hedrick Ellis + AT members 

11:45–12:30 a.m.   Lunch and Dialogue

Join us for lunch and enjoy the chance to ask us questions.

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