Snackable Series: Spring 2016

DSC_3956The innovative use of technology in higher education continues to provide new possibilities for enhancing teaching and learning. The Learning Technology Center (LTC) Spring 2016 “Snackable Series” is a special collaboration with the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD).

Accessibility in Documents:  February 17 & 18, 2016

All instructors, whether teaching face-to-face or online, deal with documents like PDFs and Word on a regular basis.  This workshop will address common issues and share advice regarding document types, accessible syllabi, and how to use Adobe Acrobat Pro for OCR.

Accessibility in Documents Sessions:
Wednesday, February 17, 2016:  Noon to 1 p.m.
Location:  iCIT Training Center, McGraw 112
Registration:  https://my.uww.edu/signup/Registration/Details/14597

Thursday, February 18, 2016:  11 a.m. to Noon
WebEx Link: https://uww.webex.com/uww/j.php?MTID=m9f2792132a37518cfb775dd38bd6c283
Registration: https://my.uww.edu/signup/Registration/Details/14598

Accessible Presentations:  March 16 & 17, 2016

This workshop will address the common issues with presentations (both face-to-face lectures and online), captioning, and some advice for creating presentations with accessibility in mind.

Accessible Presentations Sessions:
Wednesday, March 16, 2016:  Noon to 1 p.m.
Location:  iCIT Training Center, McGraw 112
Registration: https://my.uww.edu/signup/Registration/Details/14599

Thursday, March 17, 2016:  11 a.m. to Noon
WebEx Link:  https://uww.webex.com/uww/j.php?MTID=mf28c4fb36127d237c681ce9cfcf960e0
Registration:  https://my.uww.edu/signup/Registration/Details/14600

Accessibility and D2L:  April 20 & 21, 2016

This workshop will explore the most common issues regarding accessibility in D2L, and advice for better results.  Topics will include document types, tables, colors, pop-up windows, alt-tags, and screen-readers.

Accessibility and D2L Sessions:
Wednesday, April 20, 2016:  Noon to 1 p.m.
Location:  iCIT Training Center, McGraw 112
Registration:  https://my.uww.edu/signup/Registration/Details/14601

Thursday, April 21, 2016:  11 a.m. to Noon
WebEx Link: https://uww.webex.com/uww/j.php?MTID=m48d1b13b62fedd7cc71cfddd9a37fc82
Registration:  https://my.uww.edu/signup/Registration/Details/14602

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

Webinar Opportunity: Integrating Evaluation and Feedback for Pedagogical Change

DSC_3956Improve Your Online Teaching:  Integrating Evaluation and Feedback for Pedagogical Change

Noon to 1:00, January 25, 2016

Room: UC 259A

Please join us for this fascinating webinar, presented by Jean Mandernach, the Executive Director of the Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching at Grand Canyon University.  In this presentation she will examine strategies for evaluating online teaching and explore how we can utilize evaluation data to enhance the quality of our online teaching.  We will have the opportunity to ask her questions, and a short informal discussion will follow the webinar.

After participating in this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Integrate formative and summative evaluation strategies into their online classrooms.
  2. Operationalize teaching behaviors that align with best practices in online education.
  3. Create a holistic strategy for utilizing teaching evaluation data to enhance online instruction.
  4. Utilize self-, peer-, and administrative evaluation data to drive pedagogical change.

Signup:  http://my.uww.edu/signup/Registration/Details/14480

For more information, visit: Educause Events

Additional Resources:

Palese, K. & Mandernach, B. J. (2015). Data analytics and predictive modeling: The future of evaluating online teaching. eLearn Magazine.

Mandernach, B.J., Donnelli, E., Dailey, A., & Schulte, M. (2005). A faculty evaluation model for online instructors: Mentoring and evaluation in the online classroom. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 8 (3).

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

D2L Winter Workshops, January 11-12, 2016

DSC_3956The Learning Technology Center is pleased to invite faculty and instructional staff to the D2L Winter Workshop series, a series of hands-on sessions held on Monday and Tuesday, January 11-12, 2016 from 1:00-4:00PM in Hyer 210.

This D2L Winterim Workshop series includes breakout sessions on D2L tools, such as Quizzes, Discussions, Dropbox, and Content.  These will include a variety of hands-on “How To” sessions for all levels of D2L users. Each session will be “hands on” and include some tips and tricks for attendees to become D2L power users.

All faculty and instructional staff are welcome.  Registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.  There is no stipend associated with this workshop series.

Program Summary:

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

Online Teaching Bootcamp, January 13-15, 2016

DSC_3940New to online teaching?  In need of some additional ideas for your online class?  The Learning Technology Center is pleased to announce the first annual Online Teaching Bootcamp.

This program will be held January 13-15, 1:00-4:00 pm each day.  It will be a mix of demonstration, hands-on practice, and discussion, geared to address the most common concerns in online teaching.  All faculty and instructional staff are welcome.  Registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.  There is no stipend associated with this workshop series.

Program Summary:

  • January 13: Hands-On D2L
  • Hyer 210, 1:00-4:00 pm
  • Signup:  https://my.uww.edu/signup/Event/Details/14471 
    • The basic layout of D2L
    • Arranging content into modules
    • HTML editor
    • Moving from Microsoft Word to D2L
    • Discussions—basics
    • Dropbox—Basics
    • Grades
  • January 14: Online Assignments
  • Hyer 210, 1:00-4:00 pm
  • Signup:  https://my.uww.edu/signup/Registration/Details/14472 
    • Creating, facilitating, and grading discussions
    • Creating and grading papers, posters, presentations, and other common assignments
    • Quizzes
    • Online gradebooks
    • Tools external to D2L: Blogs, wikis, Google Drive

If you have questions about this, or any other LTC resources, feel free to contact us:  ltc@uww.edu

Snackable Series: ePortfolio at UW-Oshkosh

eportfolioThe innovative use of technology in higher education continues to provide new possibilities for enhancing teaching and learning. The Learning Technology Center (LTC) Fall 2015 “Snackable Series” showcases three current approaches to leveraging technology to promote learning online.

Feel free to bring a lunch, and join us!

As special guests, please welcome Jennifer Hendryx and Sarah Bradway, two of UW-Oshkosh’s ePortfolio administrators.  They will explain the robust portfolio based assessment program on their campus, the challenges they have faced, and how they have supported staff and students.

ePortfolio at UW-Oshkosh sessions:
Wednesday, November 18, 2015: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: iCIT Training Center, McGraw 112
Please register:  https://my.uww.edu/signup/Registration/Details/14339 

Thursday, November 19, 2015: 11 a.m. to Noon
Please register: https://my.uww.edu/signup/Registration/Details/14390
WebEx Link:  https://uww.webex.com/uww/j.php?MTID=m20ae227dd9bb9a7ac0ece062acb783d1 

Snackable Series: D2L ePortfolio Basics

eportfolioThe innovative use of technology in higher education continues to provide new possibilities for enhancing teaching and learning. The Learning Technology Center (LTC) Fall 2015 “Snackable Series” showcases three current approaches to leveraging technology to promote learning online.

Feel free to bring a lunch, and join us!

As the use of ePortfolios and an emphasis on authentic learning increases, so will the the importance of meaningful student learning artifacts. This workshops will address the basics of what ePortfolios are, assignments where they are particularly meaningful, and ways to showcase them in ePortfolios and capstone projects.

D2L ePortfolio Basics Sessions:
Wednesday, October 14, 2015: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: iCIT Training Center, McGraw 112

Thursday, October 15, 2015: 11 a.m. to Noon
WebEx Link:  https://uww.webex.com/uww/j.php?MTID=m451860ec8bb0a9b54e36ed46d3aea781

To register for one or all of these “Snackable Series” sessions, please sign up at: http://signup.uww.edu Seating is limited.

Registration Open: 2015 Winter Institute for Online/Blended Teaching

The Learning Technology Center is pleased to announce that registration is open for the winter session of Institute for Online/Blended Teaching.

If you need to design a new (or refresh an older) online or blended course, please consider participating in this unique opportunity to collaborate with other UW-Whitewater instructors and explore proven course design strategies and best practices.  This highly interactive workshop demonstrates teaching best practices using a variety of teaching methods and technology tools.  The structure of this course not only allows you to explore new teaching and course design methods, but it also enables you to participate in activities that provide you with experience in being an online “student.”

The session will consist of online components, face-to-face meetings on the Whitewater campus, and web conferencing sessions.  An afternoon orientation session will be held on December 4, and the institute will run through March 11, 2016.

All faculty and academic staff who will be teaching at UW-Whitewater during the 2015-2016 academic year are eligible to apply to attend. However, the workshop will be limited to 15 participants. Applications are due Monday, November 9, 2015.

For more details and registration, please visit the Online/Blended workshop blog at:http://blogs.uww.edu/workshops/ 

Snackable Series: Learning Artifacts – April 15/16

Snackable Bag Spring 2015The innovative use of technology in higher education continues to provide new possibilities for enhancing teaching and learning.  Feel free to bring a lunch, and join us!

As the use of ePortfolios and an emphasis on authentic learning increases, so will the the importance of meaningful student learning artifacts. This workshops will address the basics of what learning artifacts are, assignments where they are particularly meaningful, and ways to showcase them in ePortfolios and capstone projects.

Learning Artifacts Sessions:
Wednesday, April 15, 2015: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: iCIT Training Center, McGraw 112

Thursday, April 16, 2015: 11 a.m. to Noon
WebEx Link:  https://uww.webex.com/uww/j.php?MTID=m56d610e6bfc674fc36c17503c020789f
Password will be emailed out prior to the workshop.

To register for one or all of these “Snackable Series” sessions, please sign up at: http://signup.uww.edu Seating is limited.

If you have any questions regarding the Snackable Series and its sessions, please contact the UW-W Learning Technology Center.

Snackable Series: Promoting Interaction in D2L

Snackable Bag Spring 2015The innovative use of technology in higher education continues to provide new possibilities for enhancing teaching and learning. The Learning Technology Center (LTC) Spring 2015 “Snackable Series” showcases three current approaches to leveraging technology to promote learning online. Feel free to bring a lunch, and join us!

Promoting Interaction in D2L: March 18 & 19, 2015
It has been shown that the more often your students to log in to D2L, the more likely they are to succeed. This workshop will address ways to draw in your students, to make your D2L course a more engaging and vibrant learning experience. It will address mechanical aspects like layout and types of activities, and also social aspects like the formation of learning activities.

Promoting Interaction in D2L Sessions:
Wednesday, March 18, 2015: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: iCIT Training Center, McGraw 112

Thursday, March 19, 2015: 11 a.m. to Noon
WebEx Link: https://uww.webex.com/uww/j.php?MTID=m5cbb932c14b364b953986c5f2be6916a
Password will be emailed out prior to the workshop.

To register for this “Snackable Series” session, please sign up at: http://signup.uww.edu Seating is limited.

If you have any questions regarding the Snackable Series and its sessions, please contact the UW-W Learning Technology Center.

Snackable Series: Spring 2015

Snackable Bag Spring 2015The innovative use of technology in higher education continues to provide new possibilities for enhancing teaching and learning. The Learning Technology Center (LTC) Spring 2015 “Snackable Series” showcases three current approaches to leveraging technology to promote learning online. Feel free to bring a lunch, and join us!

Effective Online Presentations: February 18 & 19, 2015
When you first move to teach online, the presentations or “lectures” can seem like one of the most daunting challenges. We will start with some basic guidelines for online presentations, and move on to discussing tools and strategies. This session will explore options for creating presentations for the online environment, addressing the time commitment, impact, and technical skills needed.

Effective Online Presentations Sessions:
Wednesday, February 18, 2015: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: iCIT Training Center, McGraw 112

Thursday, February 19, 2015: 11 a.m. to Noon.
WebEx Link: https://uww.webex.com/uww/j.php?MTID=m222601b58f9940f58c03101fcc4fab5b
Password will be emailed out prior to the workshop.

Promoting Interaction in D2L: March 18 & 19, 2015
It has been shown that the more often your students to log in to D2L, the more likely they are to succeed. This workshop will address ways to draw in your students, to make your D2L course a more engaging and vibrant learning experience. It will address mechanical aspects like layout and types of activities, and also social aspects like the formation of learning activities.

Promoting Interaction in D2L Sessions:
Wednesday, March 18, 2015: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: iCIT Training Center, McGraw 112

Thursday, March 19, 2015: 11 a.m. to Noon
WebEx Link: https://uww.webex.com/uww/j.php?MTID=m5cbb932c14b364b953986c5f2be6916a
Password will be emailed out prior to the workshop.

Learning Artifacts: April 15 & 16, 2015
As the use of ePortfolios and an emphasis on authentic learning increases, so will the the importance of meaningful student learning artifacts. This workshops will address the basics of what learning artifacts are, assignments where they are particularly meaningful, and ways to showcase them in ePortfolios and capstone projects.

Learning Artifacts Sessions:
Wednesday, April 15, 2015: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: iCIT Training Center, McGraw 112

Thursday, April 16, 2015: 11 a.m. to Noon
WebEx Link:  https://uww.webex.com/uww/j.php?MTID=m56d610e6bfc674fc36c17503c020789f
Password will be emailed out prior to the workshop.

To register for one or all of these “Snackable Series” sessions, please sign up at: http://signup.uww.edu Seating is limited.

If you have any questions regarding the Snackable Series and its sessions, please contact the UW-W Learning Technology Center.