Workshops & Events

Faculty Forum - Bring Real-world Experience in Online Learning

  • Instructor: Shenghua Zha
  • Duration: 90min.
  • Description

    Studies show that students will be highly motivated if their learning is closely related and can be applied to real world experiences. In this forum, JMU faculty will share strategies and methods they use in their online classes to bring real-world experiences to student learning.

    Upcoming Sessions
    10/3/2014
    Rose Library Room 5211
    12:30PM
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    Screen and Lecture Capture: Introduction to Camtasia

    • Instructor: Dave Stoops & Liz Thompson
    • Duration: 90min.
    • Description

      Capture your screen and audio to create dynamic and engaging videos. Learn the basics of Camtasia, and build consistent course content that can be accessed by your students anytime. Please Note: the class is platform specific. Sign up for either the PC or MAC version.

      Objectives

      At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

      • Record, edit, and export a video
      • Add special features to customize your videos

      Upcoming Sessions
      9/9/2014
      PC Class: Rose Library Room 5308
      2:30PM
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      9/11/2014
      MAC Class: Rose Library Room 5308
      2:00PM
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      Organize your Research: RefWorks Basics

      • Duration: 90min.
      • Description

        Create an account and discover the benefits of using RefWorks for organizing your sources throughout the research process.

        Objectives

        At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

        • Create a personal account
        • Export to RefWorks
        • Create folders
        • Recognize the features of an item record
        • Manually enter a source
        • Create a bibliography

        Upcoming Sessions
        10/6/2014
        Carrier Library Room 37
        9:00AM
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        Facilitating Collaborative Learning With Canvas

        • Instructor: Elaine Roberts Kaye
        • Duration: 150min.
        • Description

          In this interactive workshop participants will have the opportunity to discover the tools in Canvas that aide in facilitating classroom collaboration that is grounded in learning principles.

          Objectives

          At the completion of this workshop,participants will be able to:

          • Describe how to incorporate the principles of collaborative learning, active learning and team based learning in Canvas
          • Experience and discover the process of collaboration within a classroom through hands on activities
          • Recognize appropriate tools within Canvas and other resources that aid in successful collaboration
          • Generate a plan or framework to incorporate collaborative learning into your course or specific activity

          Upcoming Sessions
          9/15/2014
          Carrier Library Room 37
          2:30PM
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          10/1/2014
          Rose Library Room 5308
          9:00AM
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          11/6/2014
          Carrier Library Room 37
          2:00PM
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          Aligning Outcomes in Canvas

          • Instructor: Shenghua Zha
          • Duration: 60min.
          • Description

            Outcomes in Canvas help track students' achievement or mastery of an individual or a set of competencies. They can be created at the course, department, or college level. This workshop will focus on creating outcomes and aligning them with different assessments at the course level. Recommended Prerequisite: Canvas 234: All Things Grading: Assignments, Assessments, Rubrics, and Speedgrader!

            Objectives

            At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

            • Create outcomes
            • Align outcomes with assessments in a course
            • Retrieve outcome reports

            Upcoming Sessions
            9/18/2014
            Rose Library Room 5308
            9:30AM
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            10/27/2014
            Rose Library Room 5308
            3:30PM
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            Learning Analytics in Canvas

            • Instructor: Shenghua Zha
            • Duration: 60min.
            • Description

              Canvas offers several features for us to understand students' learning behavior and performance. In this workshop, participants will learn to use analytical tools to gather the information of how students participate and perform in a course. Appropriate use of analytics will also be discussed in this workshop.

              Recommended Prerequisite: Canvas 234: All Things Grading: Assignments, Assessments, Rubrics, and Speedgrader!

              Objectives

              At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

              • identify analytical features from the levels of course, assignment, and student
              • interpret the visualization of analytical data>
              • export data and conduct basic analytics activities
              • use results of analytics to improve students' learning

              Upcoming Sessions
              9/23/2014
              Rose Library Room 5308
              10:00AM
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              10/10/2014
              Carrier Library Room 37
              2:30PM
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              Introduction to JMU Scholarly Commons

              • Instructor: Laura Drake Davis and Genya O'Gara
              • Duration: 120min.
              • Description

                Are you wondering where to deposit your scholarly and creative work? Wondering how to meet requirements for access and transparency for your data as required by grant funders? Want to learn how to share your scholarly output effectively, in one centralized location, with the JMU community and beyond? Attend this workshop and learn about JMU Scholarly Commons (http://commons.lib.jmu.edu), a new hosting and publishing service provided by Libraries and Educational Technologies.

                Objectives

                At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

                • Describe the services offered through JMU Scholarly Commons
                • Explain how JMU Scholarly Commons is being utilized across campus
                • Create a personal account within SelectedWorks

                Upcoming Sessions
                9/22/2014
                Carrier Library Room 37
                10:00AM
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                10/7/2014
                Rose Library Room 5308
                2:00PM
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                10/30/2014
                Rose Library Room 5308
                9:00AM
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                11/12/2014
                Carrier Library Room 37
                1:30PM
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                Teaching with Social Media in Higher Ed Series: 3 Part Series

                • Instructor: Elaine Roberts Kaye
                • Duration: 60min.
                • Description

                  In this three part series participants will have the opportunity to explore and learn about the realities of using social media as a teaching and learning tool. The series focuses on current use of social media in higher ed, student perceptions and use, learning theory related to the use of social media, and the logistics of using these tools. The final 2 hour session will provide participants with time to review social media tools and then work in break-out groups to develop an assignment using social media grounded in sound pedagogy and a plan for implementing these tools.

                  Objectives

                  Session 1: Connectivity in Education: The big picture of social media in higher education (1 hr)

                  • Define social media as an educational tool
                  • Recognize the uses of social media in higher education based on current research
                  • Explore student use and perceptions of social media as a teaching and learning tool
                  • Discuss ideas of digital citizenship and online identity

                  Session 2: The Real World of Social Media: Challenges, issues and other important details about social media in higher ed. (1 hr)
                  • Recognize logistical challenges of using social media in the classroom
                  • Explore the implications of challenges such as privacy, school policy and legality issues
                  • Discuss expectations and creation of boundaries for social media
                  • Identify on and off campus tools and resources to help navigate these challenges

                  Session 3: Your Turn: Best practices just for you! (2 hr)
                  • Examine concepts and theory related to creating social media practices in the classroom
                  • Outline a plan for potential use of social media including learning goals
                  • Review available social media tools
                  • Collaborate with others who have similar interests to develop a draft of a social media assignment
                  • Upcoming Sessions
                    9/3/2014
                    Rose Library Room 5308
                    10:00AM
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                    Please note that this is a mulit-session workshop. The sessions are:

                    • 9/3/2014 10:00AM
                    • 9/10/2014 10:00AM
                    • 9/17/2014 10:00AM

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