Introducing: The Commons
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Commons Sessions Start Tuesday

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Finals are over. Grades are (almost?) submitted. Graduations are here. Although different in format, we hope the celebrations this weekend serve as a reward for all your hard work to support students. We are turning our attention towards summer and fall course planning. As mentioned last week, it will be exciting to introduce the Commons. This gathering place opens Tuesday with short video introductions to six course planning topics and links to supporting resources.

There are two opportunities for synchronous engagement: open office hours with FIC staff and workshops offered by FIC and campus partners. Some of the sessions below start Tuesday!

 


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.

Register

  • May 27: 3:00-4:00pm
  • May 29: 10:00-11:00am
  • June 2: 3:00-4:00pm
  • June 4: 11:00am-12:00pm

 


UT Libraries

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.

Register

  • May 28: 2:00-3:00pm

 


Canvas for Graduate Students

Adapting for Remote Teaching in Canvas for Graduate Students/AIs

This webinar will focus on helping graduate students and AIs build their Summer 2020 courses with remote teaching in mind. We will not be describing how to transform or overhaul a face-to-face course. Instead, we will focus on adapting past teaching practices and enabling uses of technology to build your course(s). We will be using a Modules based template that aligns with Jared Stein's Adapting to Online in a Pinch!. and highlights seven core tools to adapt to remote teaching. Before this webinar, we recommend you Request a Sandbox and import the Adapting to Online template. Tutorial - How do I import a Canvas course export package?

Register

  • May 26: 10:00-11:00am
  • May 26: 3:00-4:00pm

 


Panopto

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.

Register

  • May 26: 2:00-2:30pm
  • May 27: 2:00-2:30pm
  • May 28: 3:00-3:30pm
  • June 2: 2:00-2:30pm
  • June 3: 2:00-2:30pm

 


Canvas

Adapting Summer Courses for Remote Teaching in Canvas

In this webinar, we will focus on adapting past teaching practices and enabling uses of technology to build Summer 2020 courses. We will not be describing how to transform or overhaul your course. We will be using a Modules based template that aligns with Jared Stein's Adapting to Online in a Pinch!. and highlights seven core tools to adapt to remote teaching. Before this webinar, we recommend you Request a Sandbox and import the Adapting to Online template.  Tutorial - How do I import a Canvas course export package?

Register

  • May 27: 1:00pm
  • May 28: 12:00pm
  • June 1: 2:00pm
  • June 2: 10:00am
  • June 3: 12:00pm

 

Deeper Dive into Graded Assessments with Rubrics & SpeedGrader

This webinar will cover graded assessments such as Online Assignments (website URL, media recordings, file upload), Group Work, and Peer Review; graded Discussions and graded Quizzes. We will focus on assessment creation and explore how to use Rubrics and SpeedGrader to improve efficiency and consistency of assignment grading in Canvas. We will cover rubric creation, viewing different assignment types in DocViewer, annotating on student submissions and how to leave feedback on rubric criteria and/or SpeedGrader.

Register

  • May 27: 2:30-4:00pm

 

Introduction to Canvas Quizzes

This webinar will be presented in two parts - the first hour will focus on Classic Quizzes in Canvas and how to enable various Proctorio (remote proctoring) settings. We will cover how to create, manage, and grade assessments effectively using SpeedGrader and the Proctorio Gradebook. The last half hour (11am) will be for those who are not planning to use Proctorio and are interested in learning more about New Quizzes. We will present some of the new question types, quiz options, and give a comparison between the two quizzing engines.

Register

  • May 28: 10:00-11:30am

 

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.

Register

  • June 1: 3:30-4:30pm

 

Creating an Online Community Using Canvas Discussions

Register

  • June 2: 12:00-1:00pm

 

Creating Micro-lectures with Self-Check Quizzes in Panopto

Register

  • June 3: 10:00-11:00am

 


Gradescope

Deliver Assessments Remotely with Gradescope

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.

Register

  • May 21: 11:00am
  • May 28: 11:00am

 


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