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.

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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

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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

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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
          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

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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

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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
                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

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                    Canvas Grading Worksessions

                    • Instructor: CIT Faculty Development
                    • Duration: 60min.
                    • Description

                      Now that you have completed Canvas 234: All Things Grading, meet one-on-one with a CIT representative to get help setting up assignments and rubrics in your course.

                      Upcoming Sessions
                      12/12/2014
                      Carrier Library Room 37
                      4:00PM
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                      12/19/2014
                      Rose Library Room 5308
                      11:15AM
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                      Canvas Content Worksession

                      • Instructor: CIT Facutly Development
                      • Duration: 60min.
                      • Description

                        Now that you have completed the Canvas Creating and Managing Content workshop, meet one-on-one with a CIT representative to get some help adding content to your course.

                        Upcoming Sessions
                        12/10/2014
                        Carrier Library Room 37
                        3:15PM
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                        12/17/2014
                        Rose Library Room 5308
                        10:15AM
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                        Canvas Orientation Worksession

                        • Instructor: CIT Faculty Development
                        • Duration: 60min.
                        • Description

                          Now that you have completed the Canvas Orientation Workshop, meet on-on-one with a CIT representative to get your specific Canvas questions answered.

                          Upcoming Sessions
                          12/8/2014
                          Carrier Library Room 37
                          3:45PM
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                          12/15/2014
                          Rose Library Room 5308
                          10:45AM
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                          Canvas Training for GAs & TAs

                          • Instructor: Elaine Roberts
                          • Duration: 120min.
                          • Description

                            Do you have a GA or a TA who will be helping faculty with Canvas? This training is meant to give them the foundation to work with Canvas!

                            Objectives

                            After completing this session participants will:

                            • Recognize Canvas Interface and identify basic tools (Files, Modules, Settings, Inbox)
                            • Show faculty how to import content into Canvas.
                            • Demonstrate basic understanding of how to organize a course in Canvas by creating modules, updating syllabus, create a homepage and review assignments.
                            • Locate support materials from CIT and Instructure to efficiently help faculty

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                            Canvas 235: Educating with Grading: Rubrics, Feedback, Group Work and Peer Review

                            • Instructor: Elaine Roberts Kaye
                            • Duration: 180min.
                            • Description

                              Effective assessment is educative (Angelo & Cross, 1993; Wiggins, 1998). Many Canvas grading tools are available to inform students and help improve their performance. Come learn about creating and using rubrics, feedback, group assignments and peer review!

                              Recommended Prerequisites: Canvas Orientation, Canvas 101: The Philosophy and Canvas 234: All Things Grading

                              Objectives

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

                              • Define features and types of a scoring rubric
                              • Develop a customized rubric for a class
                              • Provide feedback to students in Canvas
                              • Create a group assignment
                              • Create an assignment for peer review

                              Upcoming Sessions

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                              Canvas Online Training

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

                                This asynchronous self-paced online training will introduce you to the basics of using Canvas to build your course. You may choose to learn one or several of the following modules:

                                • Layout & Personal Settings
                                • Content Management
                                • Communications
                                • Assessments

                                Objectives

                                At the end of this training, participants should be able to:

                                • Identify the design principles behind Canvas
                                • Customize a Canvas course
                                • Organize course content using the learning-centered approach
                                • Use appropriate Canvas tools to communicate with students
                                • Build assessments in Canvas that are aligned with the course objectives

                                There will be eight five-week asynchronous online sessions this fall. You may register in any one of those sessions using the registration links below. You will be contacted via email with further instructions prior to the session.

                                • Session 1: 08/05-09/05
                                • Session 2: 08/19-09/19
                                • Session 3: 09/02-10/03
                                • Session 4: 09/16-10/17
                                • Session 5: 09/30-10/31
                                • Session 6: 10/14-11/14
                                • Session 7: 10/28-11/28 (including the Thanksgiving Break Week)
                                • Session 8: 11/11- 12/12 (including the Thanksgiving Break Week)

                                Upcoming Sessions
                                11/11/2014
                                Online
                                6:00AM
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                                Canvas 234: All Things Grading: Assignments, Assessments, Rubrics, and Speedgrader!

                                • Instructor: Christie Liu
                                • Duration: 120min.
                                • Description

                                  Speedgrader? Speedgrader indeed! Come to this workshop and leave on the fast track to grading.

                                  Recommended Prerequisites: Canvas Orientatin and Canvas 101: The Philosophy

                                  Objectives

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

                                  • Create various assessments
                                  • Build a rubric for assessment
                                  • Grade assignments with the speedgrader

                                  Upcoming Sessions
                                  12/12/2014
                                  Carrier Library Room 37
                                  2:00PM
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                                  12/19/2014
                                  Rose Library Room 5308
                                  9:00AM
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                                  Canvas 211: Communication

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

                                    Explore the many avenues for interaction and communication: instructor-student, student-student, and student-content.

                                    Recommended Prerequisites: Canvas Orientation and Canvas 101: The Philosophy

                                    Objectives

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

                                    • Create announcements
                                    • Send messages with the Inbox
                                    • Use the Chat feature
                                    • Use the Syllabus
                                    • Explore discussion board uses

                                    Upcoming Sessions
                                    12/11/2014
                                    Carrier Library Room 37
                                    2:00PM
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                                    12/18/2014
                                    Rose Library Room 5308
                                    9:00AM
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                                    Canvas 113: Creating and Managing Content

                                    • Instructor: Dave Stoops
                                    • Duration: 60min.
                                    • Description

                                      Do you have course content files that need to make their way into Canvas? In this session you will add and organize content in your course.

                                      Recommended Prerequisites: Canvas Orientation and Canvas 101: The Philosophy

                                      Objectives

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

                                      • Add files
                                      • Add modules
                                      • Create and populate course with content including: links, videos, wikis, and pages

                                      Upcoming Sessions
                                      12/10/2014
                                      Carrier Library Room 37
                                      2:00PM
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                                      12/17/2014
                                      Rose Library Room 5308
                                      9:00AM
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                                      Canvas 101: The Philosophy

                                      • Instructor: Nicole Wilson
                                      • Duration: 60min.
                                      • Description

                                        Canvas IS different! In this one hour session, you will develop a roadmap for designing your course in a way that benefits you AND your students.

                                        Recommended prerequisite: Canvas Orientation

                                        Objectives

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

                                        • Understand how Canvas will benefit you
                                        • Discuss and apply instructional design principles related to building a course in Canvas
                                        • Construct an organizational plan for your course

                                        Upcoming Sessions
                                        12/9/2014
                                        Carrier Library Room 37
                                        2:00PM
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                                        12/16/2014
                                        Rose Library Room 5308
                                        9:00AM
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                                        Canvas Orientation

                                        • Instructor: Jamie Calagno-Roach
                                        • Duration: 90min.
                                        • Description

                                          I logged into Canvas, now what? This session will introduce you to the very basics of Canvas: notifications, home page, calendar and menu.

                                          Objectives

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

                                          • Set notifications
                                          • Explore the menu items
                                          • Edit the layout of the menu
                                          • Use the calendar

                                          Upcoming Sessions
                                          12/8/2014
                                          Carrier Library Room 37
                                          2:00PM
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                                          12/15/2014
                                          Rose Library Room 5308
                                          9:00AM
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                                          iPad 101

                                          • Instructor: Jamie Calcagno-Roach and Grover Saunders
                                          • Duration: 120min.
                                          • Description

                                            Workshop participants will learn the ins and outs of getting an iPad up and running. Tips and tricks for getting work done and an overview of some of the CIT's favorite apps will be discussed.

                                            Objectives

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

                                            • Demonstrate the basics of how to operate the iPad
                                            • Explore the iPad settings
                                            • Use your iPad with iTunes
                                            • Interact with different Apps

                                            Upcoming Sessions

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                                            Qualtrics: Conducting Online Surveys

                                            • Instructor: Dave Stoops
                                            • Duration: 180min.
                                            • Description

                                              Produce professional online surveys and obtain customized results with Qualtrics. At this workshop, participants will develop an understanding of the Qualtrics interface, question types, and survey options. The Office of Institutional Research will also present the tips and policies for conducting online surveys for JMU users.

                                              Advanced registration and attendance are required to gain a user account and access to software.

                                              Objectives

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

                                              • Describe the principles of creating effective online surveys
                                              • Create and distribute an online survey using Qualtrics
                                              • Identify and evaluate Qualtrics survey options
                                              • Operate data collection, result attainment, and data export with Qualtrics

                                              Upcoming Sessions
                                              11/12/2014
                                              Rose Library Room 3313
                                              1:30PM
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                                              Innovative Spaces Sandbox: Collaborate and Make

                                              • Duration: min.
                                              • Description

                                                Have you heard about JMU's ICE House, EPIC Classrooms and 3SPACE? These innovative JMU spaces are equipped with collaborative learning and prototyping technologies available to augment your courses. Join your colleagues to learn more about the technologies available and their multiple uses to unlock your students' potential. This will be an exploratory project in which selected faculty and CIT will work and learn together, generate ideas, and reflect on discoveries.

                                                Dates: Fridays from 10am-12pm Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14

                                                Stipend: Selected participants will receive a $500.00 technology stipend to purchase a tablet to use during the sandbox.

                                                Apply now: http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9HnWGlTp0EQBfmd
                                                Applications are DUE by 5:00pm on FRIDAY, AUGUST 29th.
                                                Selected participants will be notified by September 3rd.

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                                                Digital Humanities and Social Sciences Institute

                                                • Duration: min.
                                                • Description

                                                  Apply by Thursday, August 21 at 5pm.

                                                  Location: Student Success Center (EPIC) 4041
                                                  Dates: Fridays Sept 5 - Oct 10, 10:00AM - 1:00PM
                                                  Lunch will be provided on the first and last days of the institute (9/5 & 10/10).

                                                  How might we use digital technologies to spark innovation in our classrooms and at the same time build upon the core skills and pedagogies within our disciplines? This six-week institute explores this question by introducing instructors in the humanities and social sciences to an array of theories, methods, and technologies associated with the digital humanities.

                                                  Through readings, discussion, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops, participants will:

                                                  • Become conversant with digital humanities methodologies and pedagogies;
                                                  • Gain working knowledge of popular digital tools such as online publishing, social media, and cloud-based collaboration technologies; and
                                                  • Collaborate with fellow institute members, instructors, CIT and CFI staff to design a fully-realized class-based assignment using digital humanities tools and methodologies.

                                                  With the help of the instructors, CIT and CFI faculty and staff, and fellow institute members, participants will mobilize digital humanities tools and methodologies to design a fully realized assignment for one of their classes. Participants will receive a $400 stipend, contingent on full participation in the institute (attending all sessions, completing assignments, and participating in discussion). One of the guiding principles of the Digital Humanities is that the knowledge we produce needs to be freely accessible. Accordingly, the work completed by participants will be made publicly available on the institute website.

                                                  Facilitator: Sean McCarthy, Ph.D., School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication

                                                  Facilitator: Andrew Witmer, Ph.D., Department of History

                                                  The institute is sponsored by the Division of Academic Affairs,   College of Arts and Letters,   Center for Faculty Innovation and the Center for Instructional Technology.

                                                  Upcoming Sessions

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                                                  TACIT - Teaching Application of Canvas Interest Team

                                                  • Instructor: Christie Liu & Jamie Calcagno-Roach
                                                  • Duration: 5 Hours Total min.
                                                  • Description

                                                    Have you taught with JMU's Learning Management System, Canvas? Do you want to share the features that support or limit your teaching and management of classes with your colleagues? Teaching Application with Canvas Interest Team (TACIT) is a semi-structured faculty interest group hosted by the Center for Instructional Technology (CIT). TACIT will engage you in conversations focusing on the pedagogical application of Canvas. There will be four sessions during the fall 2014 and one summary session in spring 2015. After the applications are accepted, the group will determine the topics of conversation. The facilitator(s) will provide prompts for conversations based on the research related to learning management systems and the group recommendations, and coordinate meetings. The meeting location will be in the new Student Success Center (EPIC Classrooms). Participants who complete all five sessions will receive a CIT technology grant of $250.

                                                    Proposal Due: Thursday, October 9th

                                                    Objectives

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

                                                    • Exchange ideas and practice of teaching with Canvas
                                                    • Explore new and developmental features in Canvas for teaching and learning
                                                    • Act as a sounding board for Canvas support and further development

                                                    Dates:
                                                    • October 15, 29, November 19, December 3, 2014, at 8:30-9:30am in EPIC 4040
                                                    • A summary session in late January or early February of 2015 will be scheduled with a group-selected time

                                                    Apply at http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0UtGL2hMZWDyH8V

                                                    Upcoming Sessions

                                                    Nothing scheduled yet. Why not request a houscall?

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                                                    The Art of the Digital Assignment Immersive Series

                                                    • Instructor: Nicole Wilson & Elaine Roberts Kaye
                                                    • Duration: 18 Hours Total min.
                                                    • Description

                                                      explore. experience. engage: The evolving classroom
                                                      In this six week immersive series, instructional faculty will explore research, experience digital activities, and engage with their peers and the global digital community.

                                                      Objectives

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

                                                      • Develop an understanding of the history, theories and principles related to Digital Assignments
                                                      • Discover the evolving role of students as content creators
                                                      • Identify and employ credible resources to stay abreast of emerging and evolving trends in the field and continue to build a supportive network
                                                      • Construct an integrated and comprehensive assessment plan for the created digital assignment
                                                      • Design and present a digital assignment grounded in a theoretical framework and principles presented throughout this immersive program

                                                      Dates:
                                                      September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 28, November 4
                                                      Tuesdays from 1pm - 4pm in Carrier Library Room 37.

                                                      You can apply at: https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_02NnUP5DAmbA2od

                                                      Upcoming Sessions

                                                      Nothing scheduled yet. Why not request a houscall?