Workshops

CAS Peer to Peer Technology Training

A series focused on teaching and technology in the current hybrid and online environment offered by faculty from the College of Arts & Sciences. Your colleagues will share tools and methods to support the ability of all faculty to teach in a hybrid or online environment.

Friday, July 10, 2:30 pm: Tamar Moore and Jacquie Van Hoomissen are offering a training on using Zoom in your classes this fall. Visit the Moodle BaseCamp for the Zoom Meeting link.

Friday, July 17, 2:30 pm: Molly Hiro and Cara Hersh discuss the benefits of using Turnitin to collect and grade papers electronically.  We’ll go over Turnitin’s “Feedback Studio” and other methods for paperless grading as well as briefly discuss Turnitin’s plagiarism functions. Visit the Moodle BaseCamp for the Zoom Meeting link.

Friday, July 31, 2:30:  David Turnbloom and Jeffrey White present various uses of VoiceThread for asynchronous teaching and media creation. VoiceThread may end up being one of your most important tools in your hybrid and online teaching toolkit. Visit the Moodle BaseCamp for the Zoom Meeting link.

ATSI: Moodle Mondays Drop In

Every Monday in July and August, ATSI Technical Support Specialist Dawn Lloyd will host drop-in “office hours” style sessions for any Moodle questions, queries or how-tos! Faculty can drop in for 1-1 help on Moodle issues large or small. Visit the Moodle BaseCamp for the Teams Meeting link.

Teaching with Technology Workshop Series

Teaching with Technology is an ongoing series of workshops presented by Academic Technology Services that focuses on providing professional development for UP faculty in digital skills and pedagogy.

Wednesday, July 15, 11:00 am: Making the Work Visible: Join ATSI Interim Director Ben Kahn for a session on using Moodle to “Make the Work Visible.” Learners in many online or hybrid courses struggle to understand what is expected of them, when, what they have already completed, and how far they have to go. Moodle has a built-in Activity completion feature to help students understand and plan their workload. Faculty can also get a clearer picture of student progress. In this interactive session we’ll cover basic set-up and best practices. Visit the Moodle BaseCamp for the Zoom Meeting link.

Wednesday, July 22, 1:00 am: Techsmith Knowmia For Instructional Media: An introduction to TechSmith Knowmia (formerly called Relay), a powerful tool for creating asynchronous instructional video. Learn how to create and upload media directly to Moodle, how to make simple edits, create engagement or assessment opportunities with tools like in-video quizzes and conversations, and how to view and interpret video analytics. Visit the Moodle BaseCamp for the Zoom Meeting link.

Wednesday, July 29, 10:00 am: How to Beat Zoom Fatigue: Instructional Designer Maria Erb will facilitate this discussion focused on strategies to beat the Zoom blues. We'll discuss how well-planned asynchronous activities and a Zoom session structure designed for the online medium can help you create a great learning environment for your students. Visit the Moodle BaseCamp for the Zoom Meeting link.

Wednesday, August 5, 1:00 pm: Online Exams, Accommodations and Proctoring; With exams slated to be online and de-densified classrooms on campus, please join ATSI for this session on administering assessments via the Moodle Quiz module. We’ll discuss how to create or import questions, review available quiz options, show how to meet accommodation needs, and review the Proctorio digital proctoring tool. Visit the Moodle BaseCamp for the Zoom Meeting link.

Digital Lab Workshops

The Clark Library Digital Lab offers free, one-hour workshops to current students, faculty, staff and alumni (space permitting). Workshops on website building, Microsoft Sway and more are being offered during Summer 2020.

TLC Brown Bag Sessions

The Teaching and Learning Collaborative hosts two brown bag workshops each semester. Topics for Fall 2020 will be announced early in the Fall semester. Check back on this site and watch for announcements in UPBeat for dates and further details. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

CAS on Teaching

A teaching-focused series offered by faculty from the College of Arts & Sciences who will share their expertise and lead a lively, relevant, and applicable discussion about teaching. All faculty and staff are invited to attend. Please RSVP to Andrea Egger for location. Upcoming Fall 2020 will be announced early in the Fall semester.