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Fall 2019

OER Discovery Lab

OER Discovery Labs are offered each semester as a way for instructors to consult with campus OER experts while going through the process of finding, evaluating, and using open education resources (OERs). Guided by an Instructional Designer and Online Learning Librarian, participants in this hands-on workshop receive individualized assistance and are provided with strategies for finding OER materials that support their teaching style and course learning outcomes. Bring your syllabus or course objectives and use this time to actively search OER databases and UNF Library resources for course relevant content.

Canvas’s New Gradebook

In this workshop, users learn about the New Gradebook and its improvements over the current Canvas gradebook. When this feature option is enabled at the course level, the New Gradebook replaces the current gradebook. The functionality added by this new tool makes grading more flexible and intuitive, thus improving the grading experience. Major differences include multiple options to sort and filter assignments and consolidation of several views in one location.

OneSearch: Library Lists for Canvas

Learn how to make reading lists from eBooks and articles in OneSearch or another Thomas G. Carpenter Library research database. OneSearch: Library Reading Lists is a tool that can be used from Canvas to search, retrieve, and embed eBooks, articles, and their links into a course seamlessly. Instructors can also add notes and links to resources so that students can read the chosen materials in Canvas with ease. This workshop demonstrates the benefits of using the OneSearch: Library Reading Lists tool.

Hosting Virtual Class Meetings and Office Hours

In this workshop participants learn about the best practices for hosting virtual or web-based class meetings and office hours. Topics include demo of Canvas Conferences, available tools, and strategies for facilitating virtual meetings.

Studio: Video Publishing & Communication Tool for Canvas

This session provides an overview of Studio (previously known as Arc), UNF’s new video platform in Canvas. Studio was built to promote active learning, allowing instructors and students to not only publish video, but also to engage with media content by commenting (and replying) directly on media timelines. Studio provides users with asset management tools as well as analytics about how users interact with media. Session attendees learn how to import and publish media, create Studio assignments and provide feedback, and discuss best practices for tool use.

Introduction to Creating Accessible Documents (Basic)

This workshop provides participants with a basic understanding of how to create accessible Word, Powerpoint, and PDF documents. No prior knowledge is needed.

Turnitin: Plagiarism Detection Tool

Turnitin is the university’s new plagiarism detection tool. In this workshop users learn how to integrate Turnitin into an assignment submission and review the setting options that can be set for each assignment. Options include comparison sources, content exclusions, and display of report to students. We also review the similarity report in Canvas and tools available in that report. These tools include percent matching by color code, excluded sources, and available filters.

Canvas Advanced

This workshop covers the advanced features and functionality of Canvas. Topics include Modules, Conferences, Discussions, Rubrics, Quizzes, Grades, Course Settings, and more. Canvas Basics, Canvas 101, or a general understanding of Canvas is a recommended prerequisite.

Accessibility in Canvas

Canvas content can easily be made accessible. This workshop provides hands-on instruction for making course content accessible in the Rich Content Editor and using the built-in accessibility checker. No prior knowledge is needed.

Canvas Basics

This hand-on session is geared toward face-to-face instructors on learning the basics of Canvas. Topics covered include how to create different assessment types, grade columns, file uploads, and a Gradebook overview.

Ally: Canvas Accessibility Tool

This hands-on workshop allows instructors to learn how to use Ally to their advantage, improve accessibility scores, and convert uploaded content to more accessible formats. No prior knowledge is needed.

Summer 2019

Creating Accessible Documents (Intermediate)

After completion of the Introduction to Creating Accessible Documents training, participants have the opportunity to register in the intermediate class. This hands-on learning experience walks participants through the accessibility tools available, allows for the revision of content, and furthers the understanding of course content accessibility.

Recording, Editing and Posting Videos in Studio

In this hands-on workshop participants learn to use the Studio (previously Arc) tool in Canvas to record video from webcams, the screen of a computer, or a mobile device. Participants also learn how to edit video recorded on a computer with the screen recorder software. Participants then learn to upload the video to Studio, and add details to the video, including captions. Finally, participants share their videos in a Canvas course, with other instructors, and publicly as a link.

Canvas Course Kickstarter Kit

Simplify and streamline online course development with the Instructional Design Team’s newest tool – the Canvas Course Kickstarter Kit. Learn how to structure a successful course and gain access to helpful resources. Use the kit to create a high-quality online course that effectively showcases content and enhances online learning.

Online Testing Best Practices

This event provides instructors with best practices for delivering quizzes and tests in Canvas. Topics will include quiz settings, question banks and groups, test integrity considerations, and quiz analytics.

Making Online Groups Work

Group work is beneficial to learning no matter what students say. Successful implementation can depend on several factors: planning, technological tools, and assessment design. Participants share their insights and leave with new strategies prepared to revise or develop new group work assessments.

Steps to Successfully Complete a Quality Course Review

This session provides an overview of UNF’s Quality Course Review process, a brief orientation to the nationally recognized Quality Matters (QM) rubric, an exploration of quality course examples, and tips for designing a quality online course.

Ally: Canvas Accessibility Tool

This hands-on workshop allows instructors to learn how to use Ally to their advantage, improve accessibility scores, and convert uploaded content to more accessible formats. No prior knowledge is needed.

Canvas Advanced


This workshop covers the advanced features and functionality of Canvas. Topics include Modules, Conferences, Discussions, Rubrics, Quizzes, Grades, Course Settings, and more. Canvas Basics, Canvas 101, or a general understanding of Canvas is a recommended prerequisite.

Strategies for Teaching Large Online Classes

Teaching online courses can be challenging with a large number of students. This workshop identifies strategies to harness Canvas and assessment design to balance high engagement with teaching.

Accessibility in Canvas

Canvas content can easily be made accessible. This workshop provides hands-on instruction for making course content accessible in the Rich Content Editor and using the built-in accessibility checker. No prior knowledge is needed.

Final Grade Transfer Tool – Hands On

In this hands-on workshop, instructors transfer grades from Canvas to Banner using the Final Grade Transfer Tool. Process includes weighting grades, enabling a grading schema, and transferring final grades to Banner.

Recording, Editing and Posting Videos in ARC

In this hands-on workshop participants learn to use the ARC tool in Canvas to record video from webcams, the screen of a computer, or a mobile device. Participants also learn how to edit video recorded on a computer with the screen recorder software. Participants then learn to upload the video to Arc, and add details to the video, including captions. Finally, participants share their videos in a Canvas course, with other instructors, and publicly as a link.

Introduction to Creating Accessible Documents (Basic)

This workshop provides participants with a basic understanding of how to create accessible Word, Powerpoint, and PDF documents. No prior knowledge is needed.

OER Discovery Lab

OER Discovery Labs are offered each semester as a way for instructors to consult with campus OER experts while going through the process of finding, evaluating, and using open education resources (OERs). Guided by an Instructional Designer and Online Learning Librarian, participants in this hands-on workshop receive individualized assistance and are provided with strategies for finding OER materials that support their teaching style and course learning outcomes. Bring your syllabus or course objectives and use this time to actively search OER databases and UNF Library resources for course relevant content.

Hosting Virtual Class Meetings and Office Hours

In this workshop participants learn about the best practices for hosting virtual or web-based class meetings and office hours. Topics include demo of Canvas Conferences, available tools, and strategies for facilitating virtual meetings.

Using OneSearch: Library Reading Lists for Canvas

Learn how to make reading lists from eBooks and articles in OneSearch or another Thomas G. Carpenter Library research database. OneSearch: Library Reading Lists is a tool that can be used from Canvas to search, retrieve, and embed eBooks, articles, and their links into a course seamlessly. Instructors can also add notes and links to resources so that students can read the chosen materials in Canvas with ease. This workshop demonstrates the benefits of using the OneSearch: Library Reading Lists tool.

Arc: Video Publishing & Communication Tool for Canvas

This session provides an overview of Arc, UNF’s new video platform in Canvas. Arc was built to promote active learning, allowing instructors and students to not only publish video, but also to engage with media content by commenting (and replying) directly on media timelines. Arc provides users with asset management tools as well as analytics about how users interact with media. Session attendees learn how to create, import, and publish media, create Arc assignments and provide feedback, and discuss best practices for tool use.

Canvas Teacher App

Did you know that Canvas has an app just for instructors? The Teacher app is available for both iOS and Android mobile devices and allows instructors to create and edit content, communicate with students, facilitate discussion boards, and grade assignments and quizzes, including use of annotations! Register for this session and join us to learn more. We recommend that you download the iOS or Android app in advance so you can follow along.

Library Databases Meant for Media

Looking for a way to expand your Canvas hybrid course or DL course in terms of classroom media? Or maybe add content to an in-person course with a video? Online clips are a wonderful way to allow for varied styles of learning. UNF’s Thomas Carpenter Library subscribes to many databases that include full length videos. In effect, one can work to add multimedia to an online course easily. Learn about Films on Demand, Kanopy Streaming Videos, and Naxos Music Library. The goal of this session is to provide information about databases that provide rich and informative videos and how to embed those videos in your Canvas course.

Setting Up the Canvas Grading Schema

In this workshop users learn how to enable the grading schema in their course and set it up to align to their course grading scale. Once enabled, users can grade students by letter grade and utilize the UNF Final Grade Transfer Tool. The first 30 minutes will be dedicated to instruction and questions while the last 30 minutes will be dedicated to assisting faculty with setting up their grading schema.

Tools for Student Engagement in Canvas

This workshop provides an introduction to tools in Canvas that promote student engagement. Strategies for implementing learning activities that prioritize learner-learner, learner-content, and learner-instructor interactions will be highlighted. Tools that encourage collaboration, participation, and feedback will be showcased.

Using Office 365 in Canvas

The Office 365 LTI is available for all Canvas courses. Users can utilize the tool for narrated PowerPoints, collaboration on MS Office documents, and convenient file sharing in their Canvas course. After a demonstration of the tool, a Q&A session will be help for participants to ask questions specific to their course.

Turnitin: Plagiarism Detection Tool

Turnitin is the university’s new plagiarism detection tool. In this workshop users learn how to integrate Turnitin into an assignment submission and review the setting options that can be set for each assignment. Options include comparison sources, content exclusions, and display of report to students. We also review the similarity report in Canvas and tools available in that report. These tools include percent matching by color code, excluded sources, and available filters. Laptops are available for hands-on practice during the workshop.

Canvas's New Gradebook

In this workshop, users learn about the New Gradebook and its improvements over the current Canvas gradebook. When this feature option is enabled at the course level, the New Gradebook replaces the current gradebook. The functionality added by this new tool makes grading more flexible and intuitive, thus improving the grading experience. Major differences include multiple options to sort and filter assignments and consolidation of several views in one location.

Canvas Basics

This hand-on session is geared toward face-to-face instructors on learning the basics of Canvas. Topics covered include how to create different assessment types, grade columns, file uploads, and a Gradebook overview.

Spring 2019

Turnitin

Turnitin is the university’s new plagiarism detection tool. In this workshop users learn how to integrate Turnitin into an assignment submission and review the setting options that can be set for each assignment. Options include comparison sources, content exclusions, and display of report to students. We also review the similarity report in Canvas and tools available in that report. These tools include percent matching by color code, excluded sources, and available filters. Laptops are available for hands-on practice during the workshop.

Final Grade Transfer Tool – Hands On

In this hands-on workshop, instructors transfer grades from Canvas to Banner using the Final Grade Transfer Tool. Process includes weighting grades, enabling a grading schema, and transferring final grades to Banner.

The Flipped Classroom: Putting it All Together

The flipped classroom is an innovative way of helping students explore course content in an online environment and to receive direct support in the face-to-face classroom.

In this session, we put the things we learned in the previous sessions into practice by planning a flipped classroom experience. Participants consider what students will do before, during, and after the face-to-face classroom session. Not only do we discuss the flipped classroom, we employ a flipped model to this workshop. Faculty attending this event are encouraged to watch short videos prior to attending the event.

The Flipped Classroom: Face-to-Face Techniques for Engagement

The flipped classroom is an innovative way of helping students explore course content in an online environment and to receive direct support in the face-to-face classroom. The Flipped Classroom model allows students to receive lecture content online and provides an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the material through face-to-face activities in the classroom. In this session, we discuss different techniques to enhance the face-to-face classroom experience for students. Not only do we discuss the flipped classroom, we employ a flipped model to this workshop. Faculty attending this event are encouraged to watch these short videos related to online tools.

Intro to Turning Point Clickers

In this interactive session, participants receive an instructor kit and become familiar with the features and functionality of TurningPoint. Topics include Anywhere Polling, PowerPoint Polling, and Self-Paced Polling. Participant management, reporting, grading, and Canvas integration are also covered, and best practices are addressed throughout the session.

Recording, Editing and Posting Videos in ARC

In this hands-on workshop participants learn to use the ARC tool in Canvas to record video from webcams, the screen of a computer, or a mobile device. Participants also learn how to edit video recorded on a computer with the screen recorder software. Participants then learn to upload the video to Arc, and add details to the video, including captions. Finally, participants share their videos in a Canvas course, with other instructors, and publicly as a link.

Increase Student Access to Materials with Open Educational Resources

Are you interested in reducing student textbook costs? During Open Education Resources (OER) week we identify the goals of the OER movement and discuss implementation strategies and challenges. Participants collaborate with faculty who are at different levels of OER implementation and work in small groups to explore OER solutions and identify sources for instructional materials.

BlueJeans

In this workshop participants learn the basic and advance functions of BlueJeans, a cloud video conferencing tool. Topics include best practices to moderate meetings, schedule and record meetings, upload content to meetings, download and upload recordings to Canvas.

OER Office Hours

Faculty are invited to stop by the library with your syllabus for personalized assistance locating open educational resources and other free materials that can replace commercial textbooks. Instructional designers and librarians will be on hand to provide assistance.

Arc: Video Publishing & Communication Tool for Canvas

This session provides an overview of Arc, UNF’s new video platform in Canvas. Arc was built to promote active learning, allowing instructors and students to not only publish video, but also to engage with media content by commenting (and replying) directly on media timelines. Arc provides users with asset management tools as well as analytics about how users interact with media. Session attendees learn how to create, import, and publish media, create Arc assignments and provide feedback, and discuss best practices for tool use.

Windows 10 Essentials

Windows 10 is being deployed on campus in labs, on new computers, and to existing computers as they are updated. This session provides a demo of essential interface features to familiarize faculty with Windows 10. Participants learn how to navigate the user interface, use keyboard shortcuts, manage virtual desktops, personalize a computer, customize the start menu, and change the font size.

The Flipped Classroom: Online Tools for Engagement

The flipped classroom is an innovative way of helping students explore course content in an online environment and to receive direct support in the face-to-face classroom. In this session, faculty discuss online tools that facilitate online learning before and after the face-to-face instruction.

Not only do we discuss the flipped classroom, we employ a flipped model to this workshop. Faculty attending this event are encouraged to watch these short videos related to online tools. ARC Media and Perusall

Creating Accessible Electronic Documents

This workshop covers how to make electronic documents in Word, PowerPoint, and PDF more accessible. Topics covered include accessibility basics on heading structure, alternative text for images, reading order for slides, and more. Adhering to these simple guidelines improves access to your content for all students.

Creative Ways to Document Study Abroad Projects

This presentation focuses on sharing and documenting study abroad projects with the UNF community and beyond. Topics covered include producing quality images, recordings to ensure a more professional product, and creative ideas for student involvement. The session ends with a discussion of ideas for creative assignments that can gather additional data for substantial projects.

Podcasting with WordPress

In this workshop, participants explore the “anatomy of a podcast”, including recording audio, building the website structure to house the podcast, and distribution of the podcast to listeners. Starting with a basic WordPress website, the presenter describes different types of podcasts from a simple “entry level” podcast to a large, globally distributed podcast.

Canvas Teacher App

Did you know that Canvas has an app just for instructors? The Teacher app is available for both iOS and Android mobile devices and allows instructors to create and edit content, communicate with students, facilitate discussion boards, and grade assignments and quizzes, including use of annotations! Register for this session and join us to learn more. We recommend that you download the iOS or Android app in advance so you can follow along.

Build your Faculty Profile

This hands-on session is designed to assist faculty in creating a faculty profile, which includes their picture, contact information, areas of expertise, brief biography, and selected publications. The Faculty Bio website was developed to achieve several goals, including the development of an expertise database, and reaches both internal and external community members. In this session, faculty members who have not yet built a faculty profile get a brief demonstration of the system and have CIRT staff available for support as they build their profile.

Using Office 365 in Canvas

The Office 365 LTI is available for all Canvas courses. Users can utilize the tool for narrated PowerPoints, collaboration on MS Office documents, and convenient file sharing in their Canvas course. After a demonstration of the tool, a Q&A session will be help for participants to ask questions specific to their course.

Hosting Virtual Class Meetings and Office Hours

In this workshop participants learn about the best practices for hosting virtual or web-based class meetings and office hours. Topics include demo of Canvas Conferences, available tools, and strategies for facilitating virtual meetings.

Library Databases Meant for Media

Looking for a way to expand your Canvas hybrid course or DL course in terms of classroom media? Or maybe add content to an in-person course with a video? Online clips are a wonderful way to allow for varied styles of learning. UNF’s Thomas Carpenter Library subscribes to many databases that include full length videos. In effect, one can work to add multimedia to an online course easily. Learn about Films on Demand, Kanopy Streaming Videos, and Naxos Music Library. The goal of this session is to provide information about databases that provide rich and informative videos and how to embed those videos in your Canvas course.

Introduce Your Students to Blogging with Wordpress

In this workshop, participants install WordPress Multisite on their UNF Faculty Domain. Multisite allows your students to experiment with a website (or blog) in your classes. You’ll learn how your students can sign up for their own site, and then manage their webspace for writing or project collaboration. The session concludes by building a course website to highlight all the student’s work.

Online Testing Best Practices

This event provides instructors with best practices for delivering quizzes and tests in Canvas. Topics will include quiz settings, question banks and groups, test integrity considerations, and quiz analytics.

Creating Presentations with Microsoft Sway and Adobe Spark

This session provides an overview of two alternatives to PowerPoint for the creation of presentations for use in person or online. Microsoft Sway and Adobe Spark are both available to faculty; Sway is part of Office365 and Spark is part of the Adobe Creative suite Both Sway and Spark can be used to create visually compelling presentations that are hosted online. Both Sway and Spark support narrated presentations. Topics covered include creating basic presentations, adding narrations, and sharing the presentations.

Using OneSearch: Library Reading Lists for Canvas

Learn how to make reading lists from eBooks and articles in OneSearch or another Thomas G. Carpenter Library research database. OneSearch: Library Reading Lists is a tool that can be used from Canvas to search, retrieve, and embed eBooks, articles, and their links into a course seamlessly. Instructors can also add notes and links to resources so that students can read the chosen materials in Canvas with ease. This workshop demonstrates the benefits of using the OneSearch: Library Reading Lists tool.

Tools for Student Engagement in Canvas

This workshop provides an introduction to tools in Canvas that promote student engagement. Strategies for implementing learning activities that prioritize learner-learner, learner-content, and learner-instructor interactions will be highlighted. Tools that encourage collaboration, participation, and feedback will be showcased.

Canvas's New Gradebook

In this workshop, users learn about the New Gradebook and its improvements over the current Canvas gradebook. When this feature option is enabled at the course level, the New Gradebook replaces the current gradebook. The functionality added by this new tool makes grading more flexible and intuitive, thus improving the grading experience. Major differences include multiple options to sort and filter assignments and consolidation of several views in one location.

Canvas Advanced

This workshop covers the advanced features and functionality of Canvas. Topics include Modules, Conferences, Discussions, Rubrics, Quizzes, Grades, Course Settings, and more. Canvas Basics, Canvas 101, or a general understanding of Canvas is a recommended prerequisite.

Canvas Basics

This hand-on session is geared toward face-to-face instructors for learning the basics of Canvas. Topics covered include how to create different assessment types, grade columns, file uploads, and a Gradebook overview.

Canvas 101

This hands-on, instructor-led session provides an overview of Canvas, UNF’s new learning management system. Instructors learn about the Canvas interface and how to create content, assignments, quizzes, and discussions. Mobile apps, student tracking, and grade management are also covered.