This year’s Keep Calm and Teach On workshop series is offering several sessions to provide assistance on how to help faculty best utilize technology in the classroom. Whether you are curious on the benefits of Canvas and its variety of tools or are interested in UD Capture’s services, here is a helpful guide for what tech-based sessions are being offered.

CANVAS

Throughout KCTO you will have many opportunities to learn about UD’s Learning Management System, Canvas. Here are some of the sessions that you can attend if you want to learn about some of the tools available to you:

 

An Overview of Peer Review on Canvas | Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 12:00 – 12:50 A.M.

Learn how to use Canvas’ peer review functions to simplify and enhance your peer review process. This session will also help you create a more comfortable, inclusive environment for students to give feedback.

Register for the session here.

 

Designing Canvas Content with Success in Mind | Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 9:00 – 9:50 A.M.

Canvas is a helpful tool to use in making your course content more accessible. Use this session to review UDL principles in creating and selecting course content.

Register for this session here.

 

Take Your Canvas Course to the Next Level | Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 10:00 – 11:50 A.M.

Do you want to upgrade your Canvas course? Attend this session to learn about Canvas features and tools in greater detail and how to apply them to your course.

Register for this session here.

 

Research Guides & Canvas: How partnering with a librarian will help your students succeed! | Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 2:00 – 2:50 A.M.

Did you know that point-of-need resources can be directly integrated into your Canvas courses? Learn all about how custom research course guides can make it easy for your students and talk to librarians how to leverage LibGuides in your course.

Register for this session here.

 

Canvas Up and Running | Monday, August 19, 2019 | 9:00 – 10:50 A.M.

If you’re just getting started with Canvas and want to know the basics, this session might be for you! In this session, you’ll actually build a Canvas course you can use in the fall.

Register for this session here.

 

The New Canvas Gradebook | Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 9:00 – 9:50 A.M.

Starting in January 2020, the Canvas Gradebook will be updated so you might want to get familiar with the changes now. This session will also help you learn how to configure a grading scheme for your Canvas course and their tools and settings.

Register for this session here.  

VIDEOS AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA

Videos and streaming media are becoming more widely utilized in the educational world. Here are some sessions you should attend if you might still have some blind spots concerning how to best use media in your courses:

 

Introduction to UD Capture | Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 1:00 – 1:50 P.M.

This session will be a great introductory workshop on the basics of UD Capture Classroom, Studio, and Space. Learn about how to record and incorporate videos into your class and how videos can be an effective educational tool.

Register for this session here.

 

Spice up your course with streaming media | Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 2:00 – 2:50 P.M.

Learn how to utilize the 100,000+ streaming media titles and incorporate them into your courses. Also, learn some helpful tips on navigating the complex streaming landscape and variety of databases.

Register for this session here.

 

Setting up a Zoom account, hosting an online meeting, office and classroom uses | Friday, August 16, 2019 | 10:00 – 10:50 A.M.  AND Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 1:00 – 1:50 P.M.

This session will provide an overview of how to use the Zoom video conferencing options for everything from office hours to online classes.

Register for this session here.

 

Interactive Technology for Your Classes | Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 2:00 – 2:50 P.M.

This workshop will help you explore classroom tech to increase student engagement and enhance retention. It will also give an overview of tools to use for exam review, polling, group projects, and more.

Register for this session here.

OTHER TECH-BASED SESSIONS

There are other technology-focused sessions at this year’s KCTO addressing everything from technology-enabled design to Google tips.

 

Keep Calm Along the Edges: A look at technology-enabled design | Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 9:00 – 9:50 A.M.

This interactive session will help you work through the “designing for the edges” concept: how technology enables the creation of more personalized and engaging learning experiences. This discussion kicks-off KCTO and will be a great frame of reference for the rest of the series.

Register for this session here.

 

Serendipity: The Game Show | Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 3:00 – 3:50 P.M.

This game-show session will give participants the opportunity to learn how learning participation can have an important impact. In addition, engagement tools will be showcased to increase participation in classes.

Register for this session here.

 

Google Insider Tips | Friday, August 16, 2019 | 11:00 – 11:50 A.M.

Learn about the Google Suite of products used at UD and some effective techniques for using it. Tips from this session will include new features in Slides, Calendar appointment slots, favorite add-ons, and more!

Register for this session here.  

 

The New DELCAT Discovery | Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 10:00 – 10:50 A.M.

The library’s catalog, DELCAT Discovery has been recently updated! Find out what’s different and learn some expert tips on how to search for everything from books to media.

Register for this session here.

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