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Level 1: Activate
These workshops are designed to give you the essential skills you need to begin teaching in the online environment. This includes basic Canvas skills, introductions to lecture recording and web accessibility, and the foundations of effective online course design and delivery.

Level 2: Elevate
Once you’ve mastered the basics, it’s time to focus on improving and elevating your online teaching practice. These sessions focus on strategies and tools to refine your instruction and take student learning to the next level.

Level 3: Innovate
These advanced sessions focus on creative ways to innovate in the online teaching environment. We’ll explore new ways to use external tools to enhance student engagement and collaboration, apply visual design elements to your course, and work together to solve your most puzzling teaching challenges.

Nov. 2022

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Best Practices for Lecture Capture and Video

This workshop will discuss best practices for lecture capture in academic video production. We’ll explore how you can develop an effective plan for producing academic video content and discuss current software and hardware tools used in lecture capture. You will also learn about effective strategies for creating engaging and accessible video content for your online courses.

Level 2: Elevate / @ 09:00 am for 1hr / Presenter(s): Kevin Burkitt
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30
Interactive Content Online: Advanced Tools and Strategies

Integrating interactive content into the online learning environment can support active learning, student engagement, and absorbing new concepts. This workshop is designed to examine best practices and interactive strategies applicable to an online environment. Participants will also explore examples of how to use current web-based tools, such as Playposit, Hypothes.is, and Voicethread for increasing learner to instructor, learner to learner, and learner to content interactions.

Level 3: Innovate / @ 10:00 am for 1hr / Presenter(s): Hanna Kim
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Dec. 2022

1
Assessment Strategies That Support Teaching and Learning

Do they remember it? Do they understand it? Can they demonstrate it? Can they explain it? Can they apply it? Can they solve it? Can they expand on it? Assessment is an art that serves the dual purpose of measuring both student performance and instructional effectiveness. In this workshop we will discuss how to design and leverage a framework of formative and summative assessment that offers students opportunities to demonstrate their learning while providing instructors with insights into how to offer responsive teaching. While covering a broad spectrum of assessment formats, tasks, and tools, we will explore their strengths and weaknesses as vehicles for providing individualized student feedback and overall learning mastery insights.

Level 2: Elevate / @ 01:00 pm for 1hr / Presenter(s): Karen Harris
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2
Using MS Teams Part 1: How to Store and Manage Files

In this session, you will learn to use MS Teams as an alternative for Sakai Resources. By the end of this session, you will be able to create a Team and navigate its structure; upload, download, and open files in and outside the Teams workspace; and design a Teams file structure that supports your unit’s goals. 

Level 1: Activate / @ 01:00 pm for 30min / Presenter(s): Omar Samkough
Register for Using MS Teams Part 1: How to Store and Manage Files
5
Intro to Canvas Part 1: Setting Up & Building Your Course in Canvas

This workshop will cover the basics of setting up and building your course in Canvas. You will learn to navigate a Canvas course and global menu, add content (files, videos, links, etc.) to modules, add your syllabus, communicate with your students, and generate your gradebook.

Level 1: Activate / @ 01:00 pm for 1.5hr / Presenter(s): Omar Samkough
Register for Intro to Canvas Part 1: Setting Up & Building Your Course in Canvas
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Intro to Canvas Part 2: Assign & Assess Student Work

This workshop will cover the essentials for creating assignments and assessments in Canvas. We’ll go over how to create and set up Assignments and Discussions and generate rubrics. We’ll also go over how to manage student group work, and provide feedback and grades through Speedgrader and the Canvas gradebook.

Level 1: Activate / @ 01:00 pm for 1.5hr / Presenter(s): Omar Samkough
Register for Intro to Canvas Part 2: Assign & Assess Student Work
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Using MS Teams Part 2: How to Share Files and Resources

In this session, you will learn to share files and resources with Rutgers and non-Rutgers affiliates as an alternative to Sakai Lessons and Resources. By the end of this session, you will be able to configure a Team, explore roles and manage Team membership; and add and configure channels.

Level 1: Activate / @ 01:00 pm for 30min / Presenter(s): Omar Samkough
Register for Using MS Teams Part 2: How to Share Files and Resources
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Finding the Game

The game design process has similarities to the practice of aligning course assignments with learning outcomes. We identify game objectives and how those objectives shape the choice of game mechanics and components. In this workshop, we will introduce the principles of game design and identify tools and techniques to create games for your course.

Level 1: Activate / @ 01:00 pm for 1hr / Presenter(s): Rick Anderson
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9
Peer Collaboration and Interaction: Advanced Tools and Strategies

This workshop discusses strategies for building social presence in your online course – one of the most significant factors in improving instructional effectiveness and building a sense of community. Topics include how to craft effective collaborative assignments with Canvas native tools as well as third-party tools such as FlipGrid, VoiceThread, and PlayPosit. It is meant for participants who are familiar with online course development and are interested in exploring additional ways to increase student engagement.

Level 3: Innovate / @ 11:00 am for 1.5hr / Presenter(s): Ruth Ronan
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How to Use Ally to Improve Canvas Course Accessibility

In this workshop, you'll learn how to use Ally in Canvas to help you make your courses more inclusive. We'll explore key features of Ally, including the Instructor Feedback Tool, the Course Accessibility Report, and the Alternative Formats tool, as well as practical strategies and resources for improving your accessibility scores.

Level 1: Activate / @ 01:00 pm for 1hr / Presenter(s): Omar Samkough
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Creating Accessible Online Content: Text, Documents, Images, and Video

This workshop is designed to explore how to design courses and materials that are accessible to all students. We will cover the basics of online accessibility, focusing on best practices for creating accessible course materials such as text documents (Word/PDF), images, and videos with captions. We’ll also go over key accessibility features in the Canvas LMS

Level 1: Activate / @ 02:00 pm for 1.5hr / Presenter(s): Natalia Kouraeva
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Using MS Teams Part 3: How to Collaborate on Files and Resources

In this session, you will learn to collaborate on files and meet using Teams as an alternative to Sakai Meetings and Dropbox. By the end of this session, you will be able to manage Team and Channel access; explore collaboration options, from viewing, editing, and commenting; and manage a project with multiple contributors.  

Level 1: Activate / @ 01:00 pm for 30min / Presenter(s): Omar Samkough
Register for Using MS Teams Part 3: How to Collaborate on Files and Resources
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Designing and Revising Courses for Learner-Centered Teaching

This workshop introduces participants to course design methods and principles that can be used to create effective online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses. You will learn how to plan your course so that its components are in alignment, thus ensuring student achievement of set course goals. The plan you begin in this workshop will serve to guide your initial steps of online course development utilizing common LMS tools.

Level 1: Activate / @ 10:00 am for 1.5hr / Presenter(s): Hanna Kim
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Using MS Teams Part 4: How to Communicate with your Team

In this session, you will learn to communicate usings Teams as an alternative to Sakai Forums, Email Archive, and Announcements. By the end of this session, you will explore communication options, from Posts in Channels and Chat; manage email notifications; and assign and update Project Tasks.

Level 1: Activate / @ 01:00 pm for 30min / Presenter(s): Omar Samkough
Register for Using MS Teams Part 4: How to Communicate with your Team

Jan. 2023

4
Intro to Canvas Part 1: Setting Up & Building Your Course in Canvas

This workshop will cover the basics of setting up and building your course in Canvas. You will learn to navigate a Canvas course and global menu, add content (files, videos, links, etc.) to modules, add your syllabus, communicate with your students, and generate your gradebook.

Level 1: Activate / @ 09:00 am for 1.5hr / Presenter(s): Kevin Burkitt
Register for Intro to Canvas Part 1: Setting Up & Building Your Course in Canvas
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Intro to Canvas Part 2: Assign & Assess Student Work

This workshop will cover the essentials for creating assignments and assessments in Canvas. We’ll go over how to create and set up Assignments and Discussions and generate rubrics. We’ll also go over how to manage student group work, and provide feedback and grades through Speedgrader and the Canvas gradebook.

Level 1: Activate / @ 09:00 am for 1.5hr / Presenter(s): Kevin Burkitt
Register for Intro to Canvas Part 2: Assign & Assess Student Work
6
Designing and Revising Courses for Learner-Centered Teaching

This workshop introduces participants to course design methods and principles that can be used to create effective online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses. You will learn how to plan your course so that its components are in alignment, thus ensuring student achievement of set course goals. The plan you begin in this workshop will serve to guide your initial steps of online course development utilizing common LMS tools.

Level 1: Activate / @ 01:00 pm for 1.5hr / Presenter(s): Karen Harris
Register for Designing and Revising Courses for Learner-Centered Teaching
9
How to Use Ally to Improve Canvas Course Accessibility

In this workshop, you'll learn how to use Ally in Canvas to help you make your courses more inclusive. We'll explore key features of Ally, including the Instructor Feedback Tool, the Course Accessibility Report, and the Alternative Formats tool, as well as practical strategies and resources for improving your accessibility scores.

Level 1: Activate / @ 11:00 am for 1hr / Presenter(s): Eric Leupold
Register for How to Use Ally to Improve Canvas Course Accessibility
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Intro to Teaching Online: Best Practices for Supporting Student Learning

This workshop is designed for new online instructors and will introduce you to the online classroom, the unique needs of online students, and the components of a successful online course. These pedagogical ideas will then be tied to practical application in Canvas, with demonstrations of specific tools and Canvas features that address the needs of online students and implement the components of a successful online course.

Level 1: Activate / @ 11:00 am for 1hr / Presenter(s): Mary Labrada
Register for Intro to Teaching Online: Best Practices for Supporting Student Learning
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Best Practices for Lecture Capture and Video

This workshop will discuss best practices for lecture capture in academic video production. We’ll explore how you can develop an effective plan for producing academic video content and discuss current software and hardware tools used in lecture capture. You will also learn about effective strategies for creating engaging and accessible video content for your online courses.

Level 2: Elevate / @ 09:00 am for 1hr / Presenter(s): Kevin Burkitt
Register for Best Practices for Lecture Capture and Video