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.

Adaptive and Personalized Learning Discussion this Friday (2/21/20)

The Learning Technology Center (LTC) has been supporting instructors in using adaptive and personalized learning platforms as part of a pilot project since 2018. If you are interested in adaptive and personalized learning, please consider joining us this Friday for a discussion that will include experiences of instructors in the current pilot project.

Registration is suggested, but not required. You can register at the following link (please note that you need to sign in with your UWW credentials to register):

Friday, February 21, 2020 at 10:00 AM

If you are interested but unable to attend in person, please register and then email us at icit-techpilots@uww.edu, and we will get you set up to attend virtually.

If you have any additional questions about these adaptive and personalized learning sessions, or other LTC events, please contact the Learning Technology Center.

Learn about how instructors are using Linkedin Learning on campus this semester

During the spring 2020 semester, the Learning Technology Center is supporting a small group of instructors in piloting Linkedin Learning. As a part of that project, pilot instructors will be presenting on how they incorporate Linkedin Learning into their course design and facilitation.

Linkedin Learning

There are three sessions. Each session focuses on a different use.

March 18, 2020 10:00 AM (McGraw 19A)

*College of Business & Economics “Brown Bag” Session*
March 19, 2020 12:00 PM (Hyland Hall 4303)

April 24, 2020 12:00 PM (McGraw 19A)

Please note that you’ll need to login in order to register.

If you have any questions about Linkedin Learning or these sessions, please contact the Learning Technology Center.

Leveraging Digital Tools During The Unexpected

Dealing with the unexpected inside the classroom is part of teaching, but what happens when the unexpected prevents everyone from even gathering?  Certainly any number of things could force you to cancel class, but what can you do to help students continue to progress while they wait out the latest winter storm?

Don’t fear, the LTC is here! 

Here are just a few of the tools you can use to enable learning from almost anywhere:


Canvas

Every semester, all courses are automatically setup and created in Canvas.  As an instructor, it’s up to you to Publish the course before the students are able to see it.  Once the course is published, you are able to send out News Announcements, post Assignments, and start up Discussion Forums all with a few clicks.  The best part is that Canvas Support is available 24/7/365 to help you get up and running!


Webex Meetings

With Webex Meetings, you have the ability to schedule and create a web based meeting where you can use both audio and video to communicate with your students.  To make things even easier, this is also integrated directly into every Canvas course on campus. Click on the “Cisco Webex” link in your course to get started.  All you and your students need to connect is an internet connected device.

Additional details available at: Cisco Webex Education Connector.


Webex Teams

If you are already using Webex Teams with your class, it’s a great tool to use for last minute and unexpected situations.  Webex Teams allows for communication using an app that students can download onto their computer, mobile devices or access using the web browser.  You can use teams to group message, share files and even schedule Webex Meetings right from the application.

Additional details available at: Cisco Webex Teams.


Streaming Videos

Video is also a great way you can deliver a lecture to your students virtually, from anywhere.  We have created a guide that explains the available tools and recommend uses.

View the Canvas Media Management Tools guide.


The next time you find yourself in an unexpected situation that might impact your class, remember there are a number of great tools and resources out there.  You can always reach out to the Learning Technology Center if you have any questions!

Streaming.uww.edu (Vbrick Rev) Planned Outage – February 8th

COMPLETE: Sunday 4:30 PM – The upgrade is complete and videos are once again viewable. Thank you for your patience during the extended upgrade outage.

Update: Saturday 7:15 PM – Due to unforeseen circumstances, the outage window has been extended until 8 PM on Sunday, February 9th. We are aware of the impact this may have on your course work. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Update: Saturday 3 PM – The planned outage is taking longer than expected and we’ll be extending the outage window until 8 PM. We’ll update this message once the maintenance is complete.

On Saturday, February 8th 2020 between 9 AM and 5 PM VBrick Rev (http://streaming.uww.edu) will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance. During this outage, we will be deploying the latest version of VBrick Rev.

Videos hosted on Rev will be unavailable during this outage. Please plan your assignments and classwork accordingly.

How do I know if my video is hosted on VBrick Rev (streaming.uww.edu)?

Take a look at the two examples below. Note the differences in the bottom player control bar and the play button.

If you have any questions or concerns about this outage, please contact the Learning Technology Center.

Join a discussion about adaptive and personalized learning on campus!

Since 2018, the Learning Technology Center has been exploring adaptive and personalized learning. The LTC would like to invite any UW-Whitewater faculty, staff, or student interested in adaptive and personalized learning to discuss the state of adaptive and personalized learning on campus.

Come join the discussion on adaptive and personalized learning!

These are open discussions. Registration is suggested but not required. There are two meetings this spring 2020 semester. Please feel free to attend either or both:

Friday, February 21, 2020 10:00 AM

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:00 PM

Remote attendance for these meetings is possible as well (please just contact icit-techpilots@uww.edu after registering to receive a Webex link to join virtually). If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact the Learning Technology Center.

Spring 2020 Canvas Course Prep Session

On Friday, January 10th there will be a three hour Open Lab in McGraw 19C, spotted with five-minute mini sessions about targeted reminders on a wide range of topics. The LTC and LEARN Center would like to help you work on anything on your start of semester to-do list. Even if the mini session don’t touch on your tasks, there will be people here to help with anything during the Open Lab times.

  • 1:00pm-1:30pm Canvas 24-7 Support vs HelpDesk followed by Open Lab
  • 1:30pm-2:00pm Transferring content from one Canvas course to another followed by Open Lab
  • 2:00pm-2:30pm What goes into a syllabus, and what resources are available? Followed by Open Lab
  • 2:30pm-3:00pm Gradebook setup followed by Open Lab
  • 3:00pm-3:30pm Designing good assignments in Canvas followed by Open Lab
  • 3:30pm-4:00pm LEARN Center offerings for Spring followed by Open Lab

If the above is too much to keep track of during this busy time of year, just stop in during any time that works for you, and we will be here to help you get done the things YOU need to get done.

While walk-ins are encouraged, if you plan on joining us at any point, please consider signing up in advance so we know to expect you.

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

[RESOLVED] LinkedIn Learning Access Issues

Resolved December 3rd, 6:42 PM. The issue has been resolved and new users are now able to access LinkedIn Learning.

Beginning on December 1st, users who have not previously logged into LinkedIn Learning are receiving an error message when trying to create an account. Users who have logged in prior to December 1st are not impacted. ICIT is working with LinkedIn to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Updates will be posted to this message as they are received.

If you have specific questions about this outage, please reach out to the UW-W TSC Helpdesk.

Linkedin Learning Emerging Technology Exploration Project Applications Due 11/22/19

There is still time to apply for the Learning Technology Center’s Spring 2020 Emerging Technology Exploration Project focusing on Linkedin Learning! The deadline for applications is this Friday (11/22/19).

Linkedin Learning

More details on the project, including the link to the application, are available here. If you have any questions about the project, please contact icit-techpilots@uww.edu