Monday, 05 Feb 2018
Participants will learn how to design courses in Canvas, facilitate easy and intuitive course navigation and pace instruction. This workshop will highlight the mechanics and pedagogy behind Homepage, Syllabus, Content Pages and Modules in Canvas. Participants will learn about best practices for creating, organizing and structuring content in Canvas courses.
This faculty workshop includes pre-workshop online learning modules and an interactive face-to-face workshop focused on creating an inclusive classroom environment.
Tuesday, 06 Feb 2018
"Sponsored Funding Budget Basics." In this session you will learn about practical tools and strategies for developing your proposal budget according to agency requirements. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop if one is available, though it is not required to attend.
Assignments are a backbone of the course's Gradebook in Canvas. Participants will learn to create and manage Assignments and Assignment Groups as well as explore how the Gradebook is connected to the organization of Assignments. Participants will experience the power of SpeedGrader for efficient and effective grading.
This workshop is intended for non-tenure eligible faculty, and will provide an overview of the advancement process for lecturers, clinicians, clinical and adjunct faculty and best practices for putting together your portfolio. Also offered Jan. 29.
ISU faculty and staff are invited to learn tips and strategies aimed at serving student veterans, military personnel and their families. Light refreshments provided. RSVP is appreciated.
Wednesday, 07 Feb 2018
Instructors can create groups for students to collaborate on group Assignments and Discussions, use Web-conferencing, and Collaborations for online projects. Participants will reflect on demonstrations exemplifying how active learning, collaboration and cooperation can be supported through Canvas' integrated tools.
Thursday, 08 Feb 2018
Participants will learn how to use Quizzes in Canvas. The workshop will focus on practical ways to customize Quiz Settings as well as create and administer Quizzes with a variety of question types to accommodate specific learning situations. Quiz Moderation and Analytics will be also explored.
"Engaging a Large Class: Expectations, active learning, and writing." Rachel Meyers, World Languages and Cultures, will share feasible, practical ways she engages her 200-student Greek and Roman Mythology class. Participants will leave this session with tips for structure, active/small group activities, and even ways to incorporate memorable, manageable-to-grade writing assignments.
Friday, 09 Feb 2018
"How to Find & Evaluate OER." Open Educational Resources are free, openly-licensed educational materials available online. They have numerous benefits, including increasing student engagement and improving course affordability. This hands-on workshop will introduce major OER repositories and strategies for locating and evaluating resources in various disciplines. Preregistration required.