FIC Office Hours
The Faculty Innovation Center invites you to drop in for Virtual Office Hours facilitated by Matt Russell, our Online/Blended Learning Faculty Development Specialist. Please let us know which session you'd like to attend below, and submit any questions you'd like in advance. You will receive an email with additional details including the Zoom meeting link one hour prior to the start of the session.
- June 17: 3:00-4:00pm
- June 24: 3:00-4:00pm
- July 1: 3:00-4:00pm
- July 8: 3:00-4:00pm
- July 15: 3:00-4:00pm
Integrating Research Assignments and Library Collections into your Online Course
If you’re concerned about assigning research projects and course materials from the libraries for your online course, join librarians to discuss accessing collections while campus is closed, scaffolding research assignments, building in assessment, and strategies for asynchronous and synchronous teaching to support research assignments.
Getting Started with Panopto
This 30-minute webinar is for instructors who are interested in recording lectures for their students to watch in their Canvas course. Learn how to use the Panopto recorder to record lectures from your own computer and then place these recordings into a Canvas Module. Topics will include setting up Panopto for Canvas, downloading the recorder, recording a lecture, and making a recording available to students. After the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be asked to create a brief Panopto lecture and share it with other participants.
This webinar will be co-facilitated by members of the iSchool IT Lab.
Before joining this session, please review the Panopto materials available in the Faculty Innovation Center's "Instructional Continuity" site. In addition, the School of Information at UT has created a list of video tutorials that are applicable to anyone creating materials in Panopto in Canvas
Webinars take place every Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:00-2:30pm through July 15.
Adapting Your Course for Remote Teaching in Canvas
In this webinar, we will be using a Modules based template to highlight seven core tools in Canvas that can help faculty adapt to remote teaching. Before this webinar, we recommend you Request a Sandbox and import one of the templates found on the Adapting to Online page. Tutorial - How do I import a Canvas course export package? What this is not: we will not be describing how to transform or overhaul your course. We will focus on adapting past teaching practices and enabling uses of technology to facilitate remote teaching.
- June 9: 1:00-2:00pm
- June 10: 12:00-1:00pm
- June 23: 3:00-4:00pm
- June 24: 10:00-11:00am
- June 25: 1:00-2:00pm
- June 30: 12:00-1:00pm
This webinar will introduce online exam security with Proctorio. We will cover basic quiz creation in Canvas and then dive deep into how to enable Proctorio in a Canvas course; how to add Proctorio to a quiz, and give an overview of common settings for remote proctoring.
- June 10: 2:00pm
- June 25: 3:00pm
Online Assignments and Gradebook
This webinar will cover the workflow of assignment creation, student submission, instructor grading and student’s view of feedback. We will present an overview of the gradebook and discuss the advantages of using grading tools such as Rubrics and SpeedGrader.
- June 11: 10:00-11:00am
- June 24: 12:00-1:00pm
- June 30: 1:30-2:30pm
Canvas for Staff
This workshop is geared towards helping staff use Canvas for non-course activities. Learn how to create a site that is easy to navigate and how to effectively communicate with users. We will discuss how to upload and organize content, email users and create web pages in Canvas. Learn how to use common course-related features in new non-course related ways.
Canvas Side of Course Design
This workshop will cover the relationships between your course’s Home Page, Modules, and Pages. The goal of this workshop is to provide you with a better understanding of how purposeful course design can enhance the online learning experience.
Using Peer Review in Canvas
Join us to learn why you should incorporate peer review into your course, how to use peer review in Canvas, and see a demo of the new Peer Review tool we developed. We will discuss best practices for integrating peer review into your course and discuss strategies to maximize student success.
Deliver Assessments Remotely with Gradescope
Learn more about the UT campus license available for this assessment tool.
Gradescope is offering webinars for new users, in which they will outline various assessment options:
- Fully online assignments, no paper required
- Existing paper-based assignments
- Combining online and paper-based approaches
The webinars will also cover the grading and rubric-building workflow on Gradescope and walk attendees through both the instructor and student interface for creating and submitting assignments and viewing feedback. Instructors are welcome to invite their TAs and grading staff.
* Recording of the session will be shared with all registrants. So we encourage you to register even if you can't make it to the live session.
- June 11: 11:00am
- June 18: 11:00am
- June 25: 11:00am
Join with Colleagues to Discuss Online/Blended Teaching
Commons meetups are informal, 45 minute Zoom gatherings focused on a specific topic related to online/blended teaching and facilitated by a member of the faculty or UT instructional staff. The topic will be based on a video that the facilitator faculty has contributed to the Commons.
Meetups provide a forum to share ideas, ask questions, and discover new strategies. We encourage you to submit questions on the RSVP to inform the conversation.
Tuesday meetups can be accessed via this link. Friday meetups can be accessed via this link.
- June 9: 4:00 | Bob Duke: Engaging Students in the Online Environment | Video
- June 12: 10:00 | Cossy Hough: Building Community in Virtual Classroom | Video
- June 16: 4:00 | Katie Dawson: Increasing student participation & synthesis | Video
- June 19: 10:00 | Evangeleen Pattison: Student-centered online instruction | Video | Slides
- June 23: 4:00 | Stephanie Holmsten: Icebreakers for online collaboration | Video
- June 26: 10:00 | Kristie Loescher: Designing effective online assessments | Video
- June 30: 4:00 | Cynthia LaBrake: Social presence in online learning | Video
- July 7: 4:00 | Dixie Stanforth & Adam Rabinowitz: Opportunities and challenges in online experiential learning | Video
- July 10: 10:00 | Evan Stein: Student self reflection to enhance learning | Video
- July 14: 4:00 | Jen Wong: Asynchronous online course design
- July 17: 10:00 | Amy Sanders: Independent learning in the online environment | Video
- July 21: 4:00 | Keri Stephens: Student collaboration in an online class | Video
- July 24: 10:00 | Gwendolyn Stovall: Working with outside partners in a virtual world | Video