Workshop: VoiceThread (Aug. 18, Aug. 27, and Sept. 1)

Need some time with a Teaching, Learning, and Technology Consultant from CATL as we transition into the fall semester? In addition to our virtual office hours, we’ll be holding some presentations and workshops on teaching with tools like PlayPosit, VoiceThread, and Zoom. As always, reach out about scheduling a consultation if these topics, dates, and times do not align with your schedules!

Here are the times for our VoiceThread workshop:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 18, 12–1 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 27, 2:30–3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 1, 10–11 a.m.

Join a session via Zoom

Workshop: Teaching with Zoom (Aug. 19, 20, 23, 24, 27, and 30)

Need some time with a Teaching, Learning, and Technology Consultant from CATL as we transition into the fall semester? In addition to our virtual office hours, we’ll be holding some presentations and workshops on teaching with tools like PlayPosit, VoiceThread, and Zoom. As always, reach out about scheduling a consultation if these topics, dates, and times do not align with your schedules!

Here are the times for our Teaching with Zoom workshop:

  • Thursday, Aug. 19, 12–1 p.m. 
  • Friday, Aug. 20, 9:30–10:30 a.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 23, 2–3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 24, 10–11 a.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 27, 8–9 a.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 30, 12–1 p.m.

Join a session via Zoom

Or, watch a pre-recorded version of this session here.

Workshop: What Will You Carry Forward? (Aug. 23, 12–1:15 p.m.)

Last year changed everything—or did it?

CATL is partnering with faculty for a “show and tell” event via Microsoft Teams where some of your fellow instructors will show how they are moving on from last year. What did they keep? What will they discard?

We are centering the event on the idea of “flexibility” since it encapsulates many of the questions involved with making the transition from last year to this. For example, how and to what extent will you remain flexible in regards to due dates, attendance, participation, and more? How will you reuse all those online resources you made last year (labs, study guides, instructional videos) to remain flexible? How and to what extent will students be able to participate at a distance or asynchronously? Or, is now the time to teach students how to better be accountable for their own learning?

Come and hear what your fellow instructors are thinking.

Register Here

Summer 2021 Event Digest

In addition to further programming still in the works, CATL invites you to take a look below at some of the workshops, presentations, and ongoing programs we have planned for the summer. Click on any of the titles listed below to learn more and stay tuned for updates!

  • Distance Education Certificate Program
    The Provost’s Office has launched a Distance Education Certificate program. With the help of the CARES Act and the Provost’s Office, instructors who participate will earn stipends for completing courses in the program. Anyone developing or reconfiguring a course for any of the distance education modalities is encouraged to participate.
  • Reading Circle: “Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead)” (Aug. 12, 2021)
    This summer, CATL is supporting faculty and staff-led Reading Circles—book discussions that are open to the campus community. One of these will be on Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead).
  • Reading Circle: "Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom" (July 15 & Aug. 5, 6–7 p.m.)
    This summer, CATL is supporting faculty and staff-led reading circles—book discussions that are open to the campus community—and Tracy Fernandez Rysavy (English) will be leading one on bell hooks’s Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom! Participants will meet via Zoom on Thursday, July 15, and Thursday, Aug. 5 from 6–7 p.m. to discuss our thoughts on the book. There are a limited number…
  • Summer Office Hours
    CATL staff will be available to answer questions, brainstorm assignment design ideas, or test new technologies with you during a virtual Open Office Hours this Summer. Join us via Microsoft Teams Currently scheduled dates and times: Wednesday, Jun. 30 from 8–10 a.m. Wednesday, Jul. 7, from 8–10 a.m. Wednesday, Jul. 14 from 8–10 a.m. Wednesday,…
  • Classic Quizzes & New Quizzes (July 21, 12–1 p.m.)
    In this presentation, CATL staff will highlight the feature differences between Classic Quizzes and New Quizzes in Canvas and cover tips & tricks from use cases. There will be time for questions, but if you have one in mind, don’t hesitate to reach out before! 
  • Canvas Banners Workshop (July 27, 1–2 p.m.)
    In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of creating banners with Canva, a free online tool for creating graphics. Attendees will also learn some basic tips on graphic design and web accessibility that they can apply in their own Canvas courses. 
  • VoiceThread Workshops (Aug. 5, 9–10 a.m. & Aug. 6, 12–1 p.m.)
    CATL staff will briefly demonstrate using the VoiceThread assignment builder for creating “watch,” “comment,” and “create” assignments. This is intended to be a workshop, so please come with ideas, fully designed assignments with which we can tinker, or past snafus you might wish to address. 
  • Presentation: Canvas Accessibility FAQ (Aug. 18 and Sept. 1)
    Learn how to make your course more accessible using Canvas tools (Pages Accessibility Checker) and integrations (automatic, machine-generated captions with Kaltura; UDOIT Accessibility Checker). There will be time at the end of the session for a short Q & A on these tools and general accessibility questions. 
  • Workshop: What Will You Carry Forward? (Aug. 23, 12–1:15 p.m.)
    CATL is partnering with faculty for a "show and tell" event where some of your fellow instructors will show how they are moving on from last year. What did they keep? What will they discard? Come and hear what your fellow instructors are thinking.
  • Workshop: Teaching with Zoom (Aug. 19, 20, 23, 24, 27, and 30)
    Need some time with a Teaching, Learning, and Technology Consultant from CATL as we transition into the fall semester? Join us for a workshop on teaching with Zoom on Aug. 19, 20, 23, 24, 27 or 30!
  • Presentation: Liquid Syllabi in Canvas (Aug. 27, 10–11 a.m.)
    Need some time with a Teaching, Learning, and Technology Consultant from CATL as we transition into the fall semester? Join us for a presentation on creating a liquid syllabus on Aug. 27!
  • Workshop: VoiceThread (Aug. 18, Aug. 27, and Sept. 1)
    Need some time with a Teaching, Learning, and Technology Consultant from CATL as we transition into the fall semester? Join us for a workshop on using VoiceThread on Aug. 18, Aug. 27, or Sept. 1!
  • Workshop: PlayPosit (Aug. 26 and 31)
    Need some time with a Teaching, Learning, and Technology Consultant from CATL as we transition into the fall semester? Join us for a workshop on using PlayPosit on Aug. 26 or 31!
  • Workshop: Using the Canvas Grades Tool (Aug. 25 and 30)
    Need some time with a Teaching, Learning, and Technology Consultant from CATL as we transition into the fall semester? Join us for a workshop on the Canvas "Grades" tool on Aug. 25 or 30!
  • Workshop: Teaching with Teams Q&A (Aug. 23, 26, and 31)
    Need some time with a Teaching, Learning, and Technology Consultant from CATL as we transition into the fall semester? Join us for a Q&A on Teaching with Teams on Aug. 23, 26, or 31!
  • Presentation: HTML and Advanced Formatting in Canvas (Aug. 20, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)
    Join CATL for a presentation and Q&A session Friday, August 20 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We'll be covering the advanced and sometimes "hidden" editing features in Canvas pages, syllabi, assignments, and other areas of Canvas where the Rich Content Editor can be found. We'll cover layouts, tables, buttons, callouts, linking within and between pages, and doing more with images.

 

VoiceThread Workshops (Aug. 5, 9–10 a.m. & Aug. 6, 12–1 p.m.)

CATL staff will briefly demonstrate using the VoiceThread assignment builder for creating “watch,” “comment,” and “create” assignments. This is intended to be a workshop, so please come with ideas, fully designed assignments with which we can tinker, or past snafus you might wish to address. 

Join us via Microsoft Teams