Canvas Workshops – Summer 2020

During the Summer of 2020, the LTC will be offering opportunities to make simple changes to your courses to improve the canvas exerance for you and your students, and to dig deeper into Canvas features.  For self guided assistance, please view the Canvas Service Page.

What Students Want in Canvas 
There are many good ways to set up a course. This training will focus on making a series of small, easy, and optional, shifts from your current course design to a setup backed by feedback from student panels conducted right here at UW-Whitewater. We will focus on

  • Matching your Assignments and Grades area to your course syllabus
  • Reorganizing Modules to a chronological layout
  • Getting assignments and tasks populated to student calendars
  • Utilizing the description area of Quizzes and Assignments

The goal is not to change how you teach, just how students view the course.

Date/TimeLocationRegister
Thursday, May 28th
1:00pm – 2:00pm
WebexRegistration
Tuesday, June 2nd
11:00am – Noon
WebexRegistration
Wednesday, June 10th
10:00am – 11:00am
WebexRegistration
Thursday, June 25th
3:00pm – 4:00pm
WebexRegistration
Tuesday, July 7th
10:00am – 11:00am
WebexRegistration

Canvas Deep Dives (1 Hour)
We will focus on a single tool, and dive deep into various options and use cases for how that tool works.

  • Groups: This training will discuss what the tool is, how it differs from what we are use to in D2L, when it should be used, and when it shouldn’t be used.
  • Webex Tools: Webex is usable through Canvas, but does take some initial setup there.  If you are interested in using Webex for your classes, this is the workshop for you.
  • Content: This training will walk through embedding video content, linking to other course content, and utilizing the student “to-do” list.
  • Rubrics: This training will start with the general creation of rubrics, then expand to specific use cases of instructors attending the session.
Event NameDate/TimeLocationRegister
GroupsWednesday, June 3rd
1:00pm – 2:00pm
WebexRegistration
Webex ToolsWednesday, June 3rd
3:00pm – 4:00pm
WebexRegistration
ContentThursday, June 4th
1:00pm – 2:00pm
WebexRegistration
RubricsThursday, June 4th
3:00pm – 4:00pm
WebexRegistration
GroupsMonday, June 15th
11:00am – Noon
WebexRegistration
Webex ToolsTuesday, June 16th
11:00am – Noon
WebexRegistration
ContentMonday, June 29th
1:00pm – 2:00pm
WebexRegistration
RubricsTuesday, June 30th
1:00pm – 2:00pm
WebexRegistration

If you have any questions about these sessions, please reach out to the UW-W Learning Technology Center.

Final Cerego Project Instructor Presentation this Thursday (5/14)

The Learning Technology Center has been supporting instructors during the past two academic years on implementing the adaptive/personalized learning platform “Cerego” into their course.

If you are interested in adaptive/personalized learning, please consider joining us this Thursday (5/14) at 10:00 am for a presentation by a Cerego pilot instructor on experiences piloting the platform. Registration is requested so that we can provide with a link to the Webex Meeting.

If you have any questions about the Cerego pilot project or this presentation, please contact us at icit-techpilots@uww.edu.

Summer 2020 Online/Blended Teaching Institute Applications due May 13th

The UW-Whitewater Learning Technology Center (LTC) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Summer 2020 Online/Blended Teaching Institute.
Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 13th, 2020. Deans will select participants from their College’s pool of applicants.

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Online/Blended Teaching Institute Summer 2020

The overall goal of the institute is to align quality course design with best practices in online teaching, preparing faculty for online course development, and teaching in future academic terms.

The Summer 2020 Institute will be offered entirely online via a combination of synchronous Webex seminars and asynchronous content in Canvas.  You will be able to complete the Institute remotely!

The schedule for the 2020 Online/Blended Teaching Institute:

June 19, 2020: choice of EITHER 9:00 am – noon OR 1:00pm – 4:00pm
June 26, 2020: choice of EITHER 9:00 am – noon OR 1:00pm – 4:00pm
July 10, 2020:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm
July 17, 2020:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Submission of final Institute content July 31, 2020.

For any additional information or questions, please contact the LTC.
Learning Technology Center
(262) 472-1004
ltc@uww.edu

Apply here:
http://uwwhitewater.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1NaNlIAHkegdxt3

Final Linkedin Learning Presentation of the Semester this Friday (5/1/20)

This semester the Learning Technology Center has been supporting a small pilot of Linkedin Learning. The final Linkedin Learning pilot project instructor presentation this semester takes place this Friday (May 1st) at 12:00 PM via Webex Meetings.

You can register for the presentation here. Registration is requested, so that we can get you invited to the Webex Meeting.

If you have any questions about the presentation, please feel free to contact icit-techpilots@uww.edu. If you have any questions about Linkedin Learning more generally, please see ICIT’s technology service page on Linkedin Learning, or contact the Learning Technology Center.

Final Adaptive/Personalized Learning Meeting (4/21/20)

For the past two years, the Learning Technology Center has worked with instructors to pilot adaptive and personalized learning platforms into their courses. Please consider joining us on Tuesday April 21st at 2:00 pm for a final meeting to discuss the past, present, and future of adaptive learning on campus. Some instructors who have participated in the pilot will also share their experiences with implementing adaptive learning at this meeting.

Registration is suggested but not required. You can register at this link. You will need to login with your UWW credentials in order to register. If you do not register but would still like to attend, please email icit-techpilots@uww.edu so that we can get you the link to the Webex Meeting session.

If you have any questions about adaptive learning or this pilot, please contact the technology pilots team at icit-techpilots@uww.edu. If you have any general learning technology questions or concerns, please contact the Learning Technology Center.

Canvas Update (04/18/2020)

On Saturday, April 14, Instructure will deploy the latest release to the Canvas environment.  The highlights of this release are listed below.  The full release notes are also available.

Instructure has moved to a “Ready Release” method of weekly updates to address pressing issues during the sudden shift to online. The full list of ready release notes are available. We have included what we believe to be the two most notable updates here.

UW-Whitewater Updates

D2L Retirement is progressing.  All information you would like to keep must be exported out of D2L before June 1st, 2020. Whether it’s an old for-credit based course, or an ongoing course – make sure all material is backed up. Once our access is removed, we will not have any way to obtain this data. For more information check out the Desire2Learn Retirement Planning post.

If you have any questions or concerns about the service pack updates, please contact UW-W Canvas Support.

[RESOLVED] Issues with Webex Meetings / Teams in Canvas

RESOLVED: 12:45 PM (4/15).  The issue should now be resolved for all courses.  If you are still noticing this issue in your course, please contact the Learning Technology Center.

Update 12:10 PM (4/15).  The issue has been resolved for the majority of courses.  There are still some outstanding issues impacting certain courses that the vendor is investigating.  If you are still noticing this issue in your course, please contact the Learning Technology Center.

We are investigating an issue that appears to be impacting the view of currently scheduled Webex Meetings, Classroom Collaborations and Office Hours inside of Canvas. We will provide additional details as they are made available.

Instructors who had previous meetings scheduled should follow these steps:

  1. Login to http://uww.webex.com with your Net-Id and Password.
  2. Click on Meetings from the navigation menu.
  3. Locate the Meeting and click on the Meeting Name.
  4. Copy the Meeting Link and send that to your students as an Email or Canvas Announcement.
  5. The students can then use the meeting link to join the meeting.

Students unable to join a class meeting should contact their instructors for the meeting link.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Learning Technology Center.

Update: Linked Learning Pilot Instructor Presentations

The presentations by Linkedin Learning pilot instructors that were scheduled for this week have been moved to Webex Meetings, so that you do not need to be on campus to attend.

Wednesday March 18th at 10:00 AM

Thursday March 19th at 12:00 PM

If you are interested in attending to learn more about using Linkedin Learning, please use the above links to register, and you will then receive an email with a link to the Webex Meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact the Learning Technology Center.

Remote Teaching Resources from the LTC

With the recent UW-Whitewater announcement regarding COVID-19 and Spring Break, the Learning Technology Center (LTC) has put together the following workshops and resources to help support this rapid shift to teaching courses in an alternate delivery. The workshop schedules and descriptions are available below.

Walk-In Sessions are located in the LTC – McGraw Hall Suite 120. Virtual walk-ins are also available during those times. Call us at 262.472.1004 or email ltc@uww.edu and an available staff member will invite you to a Webex session.

The Media Recording Studio is available between 8:15 AM and 4:00 PM – schedule your appointment. Recorded videos will be made available as soon as possible. The studio will be closed from March 23rd to April 3rd.

The LTC Staff are available Monday – Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM. If you are not able to attend any of the sessions below and need assistance call us at 262.472.1004 or email ltc@uww.edu to schedule an appointment.

24/7/365 Canvas support is available using Phone, Chat or Email.

For additional information and resources on remote-friendly technology you can visit our Working, Teaching, and Learning Remotely Website.

Event Calendar

March 16th

All Day – Media Studio Recordings
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Walk-In Assistance
2:30 PM – Overview of Webex Meetings
3:30 PM – Overview of Webex Meetings for Teaching
4:00 PM – Conducting Webex Meetings for Teaching

March 17th

All Day – Media Studio Recordings
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Walk-In Assistance
8:30 AM – Overview of Webex Meetings for Teaching
10:00 AM – Introduction to Campus Technology
Noon – How-To Transform a Course for Teaching Remotely
2:00 PM – Overview of Webex Meetings for Teaching

March 18th

All Day – Media Studio Recordings
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Walk-In Assistance
8:30 AM – Communicating Remotely
2:30 PM – Conducting Webex Meetings
4:00 PM – How-To Transform a Course for Teaching Remotely

March 19th

All Day – Media Studio Recordings
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Walk-In Assistance
9:00 AM – Conducting Webex Meetings for Teaching
1:00 PM – How-To Transform a Course for Teaching Remotely

March 20th

All Day – Media Studio Recordings
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Walk-In Assistance
9:00 AM – Overview of Webex Meetings
1:00 PM – Google Apps for Education: Essentials

March 23rd

All Day – Media Studio Recordings
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Virtual Walk-In Assistance
9:00 AM – Conducting Webex Meetings for Teaching
3:00 PM – Overview of Webex Meetings for Teaching
4:00 PM – Overview of Webex Meetings

March 24th

All Day – Media Studio Recordings
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Virtual Walk-In Assistance
9:00 AM – Overview of Webex Meetings for Teaching
2:30 PM – Conducting Webex Meetings for Teaching

March 25th

All Day – Media Studio Recordings
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Virtual Walk-In Assistance
11:00 AM – How-To Transform a Course for Teaching Remotely
2:00 PM – Conducting Webex Meetings
3:00 PM – How-To Transform a Course for Teaching Remotely
4:00 PM – Communicating Remotely

March 26th

All Day – Media Studio Recordings
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Virtual Walk-In Assistance
9:00 AM – How-To Transform a Course for Teaching Remotely
2:00 PM – How-To Transform a Course for Teaching Remotely

March 27th

All Day – Media Studio Recordings
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Virtual Walk-In Assistance
9:00 AM – Overview of Webex Meetings for Teaching
3:00 PM – Conducting Webex Meetings for Teaching

Walk-In Consultations

Do you need a help setting up Webex, figuring out how to record your lectures, or getting your assignment added to Canvas? Stop by for Walk-In Assistance during spring break between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM in the McGraw Hall 120 Suite. Call us at 262.472.1004 or email us at ltc@uww.edu to connect remotely using Webex. The LTC Staff will be ready to help!

Workshop Descriptions

How-To Transform a Face-to-Face Course for Teaching Remotely (60 minutes offered both in-person and virtually)

In this workshop, you’ll learn what the Top 7 things to consider as you work to transform your course using Canvas. Face-to-Face and Webex Web Based workshops are available. The workshop will highlight:

  1. Communication
    • Email (Sent from WINS)
    • Canvas Announcements
    • Canvas Inbox
    • Webex Teams and Meetings
  2. Assessments
    • Assignments with Due Dates
    • Quizzes with Due Dates
  3. Discussions
  4. Create and Share Content
    • Pages with To-Do
    • Weekly Course Summary
  5. Grading and Feedback using Speedgrader
  6. Publishing your Course
  7. Getting Help

We will be holding the workshop at the following times. Face to Face offerings will be held in McGraw 19a. Computers will not be provided for this training.

View in person dates and times at https://my.uww.edu/signup/Registration/Details/16414

View virtual dates and times at https://my.uww.edu/signup/Registration/Details/16417


Overview of Webex Meetings (30 minutes offered both in-person and virtually)

Join this introduction to Cisco Webex Meetings to gain a high level overview of how to schedule your meeting, manage audio and share content. At the end of the class you will be able to host your own meeting and receive resources to help you continue your learning.

View dates and times at http://my.uww.edu/signup/Registration/Details/16408

Unable to attend in person? No problem! Join us remotely from a web browser at https://uww.webex.com/meet/mortimek   


Overview of Webex Meetings for Teaching/Instruction (30 minutes offered both in-person and virtually)

Join this introduction to Cisco Webex Meetings to gain a high level overview of how to schedule your meeting, manage audio and share content. In addition we will cover how to authorize the Cisco Webex integration in Canvas. At the end of the class you will be able to host your own meeting and receive resources to help you continue your learning.

View dates and times at: http://my.uww.edu/signup/Registration/Details/16403

Unable to attend in person? No problem! Join us remotely from a web browser at https://uww.webex.com/meet/mortimek   


Conducting Webex Meetings (60 minutes offered both in-person and virtually)

Need a deep dive into the capabilities available to you as you conduct your meetings? Join this class to learn how to manage audio and sound alerts, turn on video and access different video layouts, use the whiteboard for collaboration, sharing techniques and best practices, and much more. You will receive resources to help you continue your learning.

View dates and times at: http://my.uww.edu/signup/Registration/Details/16410 

Unable to attend in person? No problem! Join us remotely from a web browser at https://uww.webex.com/meet/mortimek   


Conducting Webex Meetings for Teaching/Instruction (60 minutes offered both in-person and virtually)

Need a deep dive into the capabilities available to you as you conduct your meetings? Join this class to learn how to manage audio and sound alerts, turn on video and access different video layouts, use the whiteboard for collaboration, sharing techniques and best practices, and much more. We’ll go into detail about how to use the Cisco Webex integration in Canvas, including how to hold breakout sessions, record sessions, and how to use Virtual Office hours.

View dates and times at: http://my.uww.edu/signup/Registration/Details/16406

Unable to attend in person? No problem! Join us remotely from a web browser at https://uww.webex.com/meet/mortimek 


Communicating Remotely (30 minutes offered both in-person and virtually)

Learn about campus tools to support virtual communication, including a high-level overview of Webex Meetings, Teams, and Jabber. We’ll also cover why you may want to learn more about Google Drive in order to collaborate on shared work. 

View dates and times at: http://my.uww.edu/signup/Registration/Details/16409

Unable to attend in person? No problem! Join us remotely from a web browser at https://uww.webex.com/meet/mortimek 


Introduction to Campus Technology (60 minutes in-person)

The goal of this session is to create awareness of the campus-supported communication, collaboration, and work productivity tools that apply to all staff and introduce participants to support resources. This session will be particularly helpful to those new to campus, however, all staff may benefit from hearing about technology tools they might not be aware of or changes to technology that make the tools more useful for their work.

View dates and times at: http://my.uww.edu/signup/Registration/Details/16286


Google Apps for Education: Essentials (60 minutes in-person)

Learn about the different Google Apps for Education you can use to collaborate and file-share on the go! This workshop is an overview of Google Apps including Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Presentations, Forms, Drawing, and Sites. Learn the basics of each program to get you up and running quickly with Google applications.

View dates and times at: http://my.uww.edu/signup/Registration/Details/16346


If you have any questions about these workshops, please contact the UW-W Learning Technology Center.

Canvas Traveling Open Lab – March 2020

During the first two weeks of March, the LTC will be offering Canvas Open Labs (1 Hour) to work on and learn about Canvas while a local expert is available to offer assistance. Whether you are working on your current course, or planning for the future – stop on by! Whether you happen to be in the building, or are walking across campus to make it, we are happy to see you!

Date/TimeLocationRegister
Monday, March 2nd – 11:00amHyland 3101Registration
Thursday, March 3rd – 2:00pmWinther 1005Registration
Wednesday, March 4th – 8:00amWilliams Center 187Registration
Thursday, March 5th – 1:00pmUpham 222Registration
Monday, March 9th – 9:00amCenter of the Arts 2059Registration
Wednesday, March 11th – 10:00amLaurentide 4012Registration
Thursday, March 12th – 2:00pmHeide 312Registration

Group Specific Trainings (variable length)
The LTC offers customized trainings that can be setup by request for your departments/group. If you are interested, contact us at 262.472.1004 or ltc@uww.edu and we will work with you to get the training scheduled.

If you have any questions about these sessions, please reach out to the UW-W Learning Technology Center.