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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can get you the link to the Webex Meeting session.
Course navigation – Rubrics: The Manage Rubrics button will no longer be available through Outcomes, and will instead have its own Course Navigation button.
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.
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.
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:
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 email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to connect remotely using Webex. The LTC Staff will be ready to help!
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:
Email (Sent from WINS)
Webex Teams and Meetings
Assignments with Due Dates
Quizzes with Due Dates
Create and Share Content
Pages with To-Do
Weekly Course Summary
Grading and Feedback using Speedgrader
Publishing your Course
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 email@example.com and we will work with you to get the training scheduled.