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.

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.