On Thursday, May 19th 2022 between 7 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 accordingly.
The Learning Technology Development Council’s call for proposals for the 2022 Virtual Showcase has been extended until 12:00pm on Monday, May 9th! This year’s theme “On Resourcefulness and Resiliency” focuses on reflecting on our journey, sharing our experiences, learning from them, and taking the knowledge gained into our next experiences is key to personal and professional growth. Please consider submitting a proposal for a presentation session and/or a TechTalk. Find more information and the Call for Proposal link on the LTDC 2022 Virtual Showcase website.
The 2022 Virtual Showcase will be held on on June 21 & 22, 2022. The Showcase includes panels, presentations, and TechTalk virtual sessions in polysynchronous format (i.e., some presentations are pre-recorded while others are “live”). Registration is free.
On-demand video lectures are the perfect way to deliver lecture content for web-based courses, or to provide supplementary material for in-person courses. Check out this short video to learn about four different methods that allow you to create on-demand lectures right from your computer.
On Saturday April 16, 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.
Gradebook – Apply Score to Ungraded Assignments: This change allows instructors to apply scores to ungraded submissions en masse from an assignment group and Total column menus in the Gradebook.
New Quizzes – This Course Item Bank Filter: In New Quizzes item banks, the “this course” filter has been added to the filter options.
Submission Comments – Emojis in Submission Comments: When adding submission comments, instructor and students can add emojis using Emoji Picker.
Course Settings – Assignment Default Due Time Field: The Assignment Default Due time can be modified at the course level to allow assignments to have the default Due time be for any hour.
Gradebook – Enhanced Gradebook Filters: When the Enhanced Gradebook Filters feature preview is enabled for a course, instructors can create filters that can be saved or used one time. Setting on this feature were adjusted for greater instructor flexibility.
If you have any questions or concerns about the service pack updates, or even just curious about how they can help you, please contact UW-W Canvas Support.
The overall goal of the institute is to align quality course design with best practices in online teaching, preparing faculty for Canvas course development, and teaching in future academic terms. This cohort model is grounded in instructor examples, collegial interactions, and is appropriate for anyone hoping to make their courses leverage Canvas easier and efficiently!
Who can gain from OBI? New instructors, folks wanting to refresh a course for the fall, instructors looking for a focused Canvas refresh, and seasoned instructors looking for renewal. This can be a great start for Fall course prep for any modality.
The Summer 2022 Institute will be offered entirely online via a combination of interactive, synchronous Webex sessions and asynchronous content in a Canvas course. You will be able to complete the Institute remotely!
The schedule for the 2022 Online Teaching Institute:
Wednesday, July 6, 2022: 10:00am – Noon
Wednesday, July 13, 2022: 10:00am – Noon
Wednesday, July 20, 2022: 10:00am – Noon
Wednesday, July 27, 2022: 10:00am – Noon
Submission of final Institute content Monday, August 8th, 2022.
This brief questionnaire should take no more than 10 minutes of your time and is open to all faculty and staff. The results will help us better understand campus technology needs and develop resources to support your work.
To show our appreciation for your time, you’ll have the opportunity to enter a drawing for several prizes, including an iPad and multiple gift cards!
All responses will remain anonymous; we appreciate your candor. We suggest you complete the survey with a computer to make text responses easier.
Thank you for your participation in this survey! If you run into any technical issues or have trouble completing the survey, please e-mail email@example.com.
The deadline to complete the survey is April 27 at 11:59 pm.
Learn about how to effectively use Google Drive and Apps for collaboration and file-sharing. This workshop offers an overview of 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 as well as some helpful tips and tricks!
Webex Meetings now has an interactive polling feature built right into the meeting so you can easily engage with your participants. In this session, you will learn: how to create, activate, and share content; view results; add collaborators; and more! Access your Slido account from https://slido.com
Suggestions for Effective Online Meetings & Webinars
Do you know how to schedule a Webex Meeting and/or Webinar, but are looking to make them more smooth, efficient, productive, and comfortable? We’ll cover some pre-meeting details that can help as well as and facilitation techniques to help you and your attendees have better virtual meeting experiences. We’ll focus on tips and tricks for Webex Meetings and Webinars to take your baseline skills to the next level.
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.
Webex, formerly known as Webex Teams,is ideal for ongoing communication and collaboration among teams, departments and work groups. Interested in learning how to utilize Webex? This session will help you understand the basics of Webex (Teams) including the new Calling features, best practices for use, and how to get others on board with using it.
Microsoft Outlook – Tips and Tricks
“Outlook Email/Calendar Basics (and Tips & Tricks)” – April 27 at 9:30AM Open to both Windows and Mac users, this training will cover strategies to manage email messages, calendar scheduling, and more!