Academic Technology Newsletter, September, 2017

The video newsletter shown below, reports on new features in Canvas, the formation of a new faculty advisory group on technology, Portfolium, and upcoming professional development opportunities. 

Link to video at Academic Technology Newsletter, September, 2017

To recap:

Check out the new Canvas App for Teachers.

The DocViewer enables instructors to annotate papers submitted as assignments, using the SpeedGrader

Online Teaching Readiness Level 1 begins Nov. 6 and runs for two weeks. Register for SOLU S0060Z2. This is the course that trains new online instructors.

Creating Media for Online Learning, SOLU S0068z begins on October 9th. This two-week professional development opportunity allows faculty to bring their own ideas for creating media to achieve students learning goals, to actualize them and share their work with peers.

Other professional development opportunities that may be scheduled by arrangement (contact Academic Technology) with three or more participants:

Real Time Engagement in Online Learning. SOLU S0067Z. This course provides training in hosting webinars with Adobe Connect and the built-in conference tool in Canvas (BigBlueButton). Excellent for building learning communities and collaboration.

Collaborative Groups at a Distance. Demonstrates how a Canvas “group” of students empowers participants to collaborate through in-group communications, shared files and documents, webinar-style conferences, and group-submitted assignments. Much flexibility built-in for students and instructors. A two-week immersive professional development opportunity.

Academic Technology also provides one-on-one consultation and training in other teaching innovations.

  • Arc Media:  Enables instructors to annotate videos in a similar manner to marking up research papers and assignments, and to create dialogues with students on YouTube and original videos.
  • Faculty-submitted ideas.  What would you like to do?  Do you have a particular technology in mind?  Let us know!
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