2019 Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium

The Online Learning and Educational Technology Department proudly hosted the 10th annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium on Monday, May 6, 2019 from 8:30am – 3:00pm. Over 100 WilmU faculty members participated in a full day of hands-on tech training and presentations from experts the E-Learning community. 

Speaker Schedule

We put together over 20 presentations and a Keynote presentation on Canvas workshops and topics that will allow participants to learn the best instructional technologies to use in the classroom.

Time

Hands-on lab

PIE Essentials

DAC 305
Seats 21 - 23

Hands-on lab

PIE Mix

DAC 306 
Seats 21 - 23

 Time

Hands-on lab

PIE Mix

DAC 307
Seats 21 - 23

PIE Mix

DAC 311 
Seats 32

Guest Speakers

DAC 309 - Odium 
Seats 65

9:00am – 10:30am

Canvas Basic

Mary Beth Youse

Canvas Advanced (watch live online via webinar)

Christian Broderick

9:00am -9:50am

Kaltura Basics

Drew Cline

Backing up your Face-to-Face/Hybrid Blackboard Course into Canvas

Adam Voyton

Participant Engagement in Synchronous Online Video Class Sessions

Dr. Shawn Stevens

10:30am - 11:50am

Canvas Advanced

Mary Beth Youse

Creating ADA Compliant Resources/UDL in Higher Education

Sandy Bennett

10:00am - 10:50am

Zoom Intro

Christina Asroff 

Adult Learning: Leveraging Multiple Intelligences 

Dr. Terri Trent

11:00am - 11:50am

Academic Integrity Tools

Adam Voyton

Advancing Student Engagement  (watch live online via webinar)

Christina Asroff

Cengage/MindTap Integration in Canvas and Grade Synchronization

Dr. Victoria Haddad

Noon - 12:50pm
Keynote Presentation, "Canvas – The Top Three Gamer Changers!"

Sandy Bennett, Christian Broderick, Adam Voyton, and Mary Beth Youse

View the video recording of this Keynote presentation

Download the PowerPoint Presentation

1:00pm -  2:50pm

Canvas Advanced

Dr. Lucia Nemeth

Canvas Advanced  (watch live online via webinar)

Christian Broderick

1:00pm - 1:50pm

Using Images to Enhance Content

Kelsey Styles

Navigating Library Resources

James McCloskey

Canvas Up and Running: 5 Years of Experience from the University of Delaware

Guest speakers from University of Delaware:
Beth Cartwright and Sandy McVey

2:00pm – 2:50pm

Zoom Intro 

Christina Asroff

Rubric Tool in Canvas  (watch live online via webinar)

Sandy Bennett

Be Your Own Bill Nye: Using Multimedia and Gamification to Increase Engagement, Learning, and Fun

Kelsey Styles

 

Session Descriptions 

Academic Integrity Tools 

Adam Voyton, Wilmington University

Instructional Technology Project Specialist and Adjunct Instructor

Download the Powerpoint Presentation

Like crime, we can't fully prevent cheating. But we can limit the potential for academic dishonesty. Instructors can make rules and implement measures to identify, detect, and reprimand those that violate the institution's academic integrity policy.

Attend this session to learn how to reduce the impact of cheating in the online classroom. This session emphasizes both technical and non-technical instructional design strategies that will help verify students' identities and help improve academic integrity.

This session will take a deep dive into:

  • Wilmington University's academic integrity policy and resources
  • Types of violations
  • Research on academic dishonesty
  • Common and uncommon cheating methods
  • Non-technical instructional strategies
  • Virtual proctoring online exams
  • Creating an "Honor Pledge" assignment to educate students of the importance of properly citing sources
  • Using SafeAssign and evaluating originality reports
  • Exam design techniques that limit the potential for cheating
  • Using group projects and synchronous assignments to build a social component into online classes

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Adult Learning: Leveraging Multiple Intelligences 

Terri G. Trent, Ph.D., W ilmington University

Faculty Development Specialist

Traditional education uses two common modalities for teaching: verbal and logical/analytical. However, as Harvard researcher, Howard Gardner has demonstrated, there are more than eight ways that students demonstrate their intelligence, both in the classroom and in life. To affectively reach those individuals in the classroom and to encourage their success, educators should integrate the use of multiple intelligences in the development of curriculum and in their classroom facilitation. This workshop will define multiple intelligences and share examples of classroom teaching strategies.

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Advancing Student Engagement 

Christina Asroff, Wilmington University

Media Technologist and Adjunct Instructor

This is a workshop on the importance of synchronous and asynchronous multimedia tool use in online courses to promote student engagement. The pedagogical theories in relation to social presence, instructor presence, and cognitive presence will be discussed to validate the importance of integrating instructor-generated multimedia in online courses.

The workshop will also include data from a study that was conducted to determine the effect of instructor-generated multimedia on student engagement in online graduate courses.

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Backing up your Face-to-Face Blackboard Course into Canvas

Adam Voyton, Wilmington University

Instructional Technology Project Specialist and Adjunct Instructor

Download the handout with step-by-step instructions, in Microsoft Word format

Learn how to export a Blackboard course as a zip file that can be stored locally. This file can then be loaded into the new Canvas LMS as a back-up course. This will allow you to review your graded assessments and content from courses you previously taught in face-to-face or hybrid format. Please note online instructors are provided an online course template, so this training may not be appropriate for all WilmU instructors. Backing up your Blackboard courses may be useful for archive purposes, as eventually all Blackboard courses will be unavailable once Canvas goes fully live. 

While the majority of content will be transferred over perfectly, some content types are not directly supported in Canvas and will need to be manually fixed. For example, Blackboard Collaborate recordings, Kaltura videos, rubrics, Wikis, groups, and a few other uncommon content types will need to be re-added manually. 

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Be Your Own Bill Nye: Using Multimedia and Gamification to Increase Engagement, Learning, and Fun

Kelsey Styles, Wilmington University

Media Technologist and Adjunct Instructor

Converting a biology course typically taught face-to-face into an online course presents one major challenge: how can you ensure your students understand the hands-on content they might not have access to? Instructor Stephen Scheib realized that the materials provided in each take-home kit did not explain the lesson he wanted to convey. Nothing on YouTube fit either, and this stumped him. Sometimes the kits wouldn’t even arrive in the mail until weeks after the course was underway.

Using a three-camera studio setup and Articulate Storyline, we were able to mimic the traditional lab setting. Students at home could watch the video simulations and follow through on their own hypotheses. This presentation will give you the full why and what – and tell you how you can mimic this process at your institution.

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Canvas Advanced

Christian Broderick, Wilmington University

Instructional Technologist and Adjunct Instructor

View the video recording of the Canvas Advanced workshop

Learn the advanced features of the new Canvas LMS, that is replacing Blackboard at the start of the fall 2019 term. This includes a deep dive into setting up your gradebook so that it aligns with your course outline and schedule. After finishing this workshop, participants will have met the necessary requirements to be eligible for enrollment in the HOT training course.  

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Canvas Basics and Advanced

Mary Beth Youse, Wilmington University

Instructional Technology Manager and Adjunct Professor

View these three video recording of the Canvas Basics workshop: 

  1. Global Navigation and Settings: customizing your faculty profile, adjusting notification settings, customizing course nicknames, access a sandbox practice course, and using Canvas Commons. 
  2. Navigating the Course Menu: setting a home page, enabling student view, adding an announcement, customizing the course card image, adjusting course settings, showing and hiding course menu items, and viewing enrolled students
  3. How to publish course content: adding files, pages, external links, and modules. 

The session will introduce faculty and staff to the Canvas (LMS) Learning Management System, general navigation, and core tools to build course content. Successfully completing this workshop and the required activities, you can then move on to the Canvas Advanced section of the training. Canvas Basic and Advanced are required prerequisites for HOT training.   

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Canvas Up and Running: 5 Years of Experience from the University of Delaware

Guest speakers from University of Delaware:

This session helps new instructors fast-track mastery of WilmU’s newly adopted learning management system, Canvas. Supportive education-focused teammates help newbies avoid the gotchas and unleash the power under the hood of this modern teaching tool. For those who think they have Canvas all figured out, learn new strategies to minimize effort, improve student communication, and the leverage nuances that could take months to suss out on your own.

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Cengage/MindTap Integration in Canvas and Grade Synchronization

Dr. Victoria Haddad, Wilmington University

Assistant Professor & Assistant Department Chair: MS-IST Core, Internet/Web Design, Department Chair: Computer Science

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Cengage provides integration with your Canvas course, which will enable you to add Cengage Learning MindTap content to their courses, synchronize scores, and eliminate multiple logins for students.

This session will provide instructors with steps to:

  • Enable the Cengage integration in a Canvas course.
  • Add deep links to Cengage content into a Canvas course.
  • Select Activities to synchronize scores with the Canvas Gradebook.

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Creating ADA Compliant Resources/UDL in Higher Education 

Sandy Bennett , Wilmington University

Instructional Technologist and Adjunct Professor

This workshop will introduce the principles of Universal Design for Learning and ADA compliance. The information presented will help you understand how Universal Design for Learning and ADA compliance applies at the postsecondary level. A closer look at how UDL and ADA training can be successfully implemented in your own courses will be discussed.

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Kaltura Basics in Canvas

Drew Cline, Wilmington University

Media Technologist

Download the handout with step-by-step instructions, in PDF format

View the video recording of the Kaltura Basics in Canvas workshop

This workshop will introduce participants to using the Kaltura Media Tools. It will give the participant a basic overview of Kaltura and how to use many of its functions. It will also help establish a foundation for further exploration of creating and using video content in Blackboard and Canvas with Kaltura.

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Navigating Library Resources

James McCloskey, Wilmington University

Library Director

This workshop is designed to introduce participants to important services and resources in the Wilmington University Library. Learn how to search for and retrieve articles, ebooks, downloadable ebooks, digital collections, and other library resources using keyword and subjects. You'll also be trained how to differentiate between various instructional formats such as books, video, scholarly, trade, popular and news. We'll also review the process to determine the availability of content and practice using ILLiad to request materials not owned/licensed by the library. 

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Participant Engagement in Synchronous Online Video Class Sessions

Dr. Shawn Stevens, Wilmington University

Coordinator, DSocSci - Prevention Science Program

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Online courses provide a challenge when it comes to engaging students during synchronous video class sessions, such as a weekly Collaborate session. Instructions should continue to explore strategies for involving students so as to avoid silence when asking questions, and so the sessions don't turn into just "information-giving", assignment reviews, and lectures. This workshop will explore strategies for maximizing student engagement during online class sessions and invite participants to share best and innovative practices. Some practices will include:

  • Setting the stage - establishing instructions and expectations prior to the course, and collecting agenda items through discussion boards or other tools ahead of time.
  • Providing personal greetings as students sign on.
  • Reinforcing two-way communication with mic, webcam and chat.
  • Provide an introductory question/response item and “push/pull” responses from all participants.
  • Provide only short bursts of content information in lecture format.
  • Ask questions and solicit comments/perspectives to assess understanding and promote engagement. Constantly remind student to turn on/off the mic when responding to a questions. Call upon students to keep organized. Be sure to read and respond to chat responses.
  • Use Blackboard and other tech tools to share responses.

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Post Once, Reply Twice?! Avoiding the Common Pitfalls of Online Discussion Boards in Canvas

Guest speakers from Delaware Technical Community College: 

  • Dr. Brad Thompson, Instructional Designer / Statistics Faculty

  • Dani Brunet, Instructional Designer

As enrollment in online courses continues to rise, it is important to create environments that produce the same authentic and engaging experiences as traditional classes. Learn about techniques and tricks for designing online discussion boards in Canvas that promote true authentic collaboration, while avoiding the dreaded “I agree, good post” responses.

The primary goal is to change the perception (and misunderstandings) that many instructors have towards discussion forums in online and face-to-face courses. By sharing information, research, and authentic examples, participants should leave with a better understanding of how to successfully implement discussion boards as an efficient learning experience for students. The best practices discussed in this session will help faculty move beyond the vague “post once, reply twice” format and fully utilize the potential of discussion boards within Canvas through the use of current events, real-world data, relevant topics, and collaboration.

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Rubric Tool in Canvas

Sandy Bennett, Wilmington University

Instructional Technologist and Adjunct Professor

Rubrics are useful tools to help give effective feedback and fairness in grading across students and instructors. Rubrics provide students with transparency on how assignments are graded to ensure that they focus on criteria that will be assessed. Any subjective assignment with no clear right or wrong answer should utilize a rubric. Canvas has a great tool that embeds rubrics directly into assignments for ease of grading and viewing feedback. 

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Using Images to Enhance Content

Kelsey Styles, Wilmington University

Media Technologist and Adjunct Instructor

This crash course in all things visual will address the what, why, and how of adding more than just words. It matters! We will talk about what images work best, why they work, and how to ensure ADA compliance of any images you might have currently or plan to use in the future.

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Zoom Intro

Christina Asroff, Wilmington University

Media Technologist and Adjunct Instructor

Zoom will be Wilmington University’s new web conferencing platform as of July 1st, 2019! Zoom will replace Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and will be available for staff and faculty both as a stand-alone web conferencing tool and within the Learning Management System.  

ZOOM TRAINING RECAP

WilmU faculty and staff can start zooming today, by going to https://wilmu.zoom.us/ and clicking on sign in  (enter your WilmU credentials). This will authenticate your account and streamline your recordings to Kaltura.

GET TRAINING!

You can access the Zoom self-paced training here,  by signing in and clicking on ‘My Training’, searching for Zoom, and clicking on ‘Start’ next to the course. 

QUESTIONS/MORE HELP

You can reach out to christina.l.asroff@wimu.edu or multimedia@wilmu.edu for assistance.

You can find more information about Zoom, training, and resources at https://www.wilmu.edu/multimedia/zoom.aspx

This is a workshop that will introduce participants to our new web-conferencing platform, Zoom. It will give the participant a basic overview of Zoom and help establish a foundation for further exploration into the world of web conferencing.

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