Program for the 2015 PDI

Monday, January 12th

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Providing Video Feedback to Students Digitally
Presenters:
Zachary Hutchins
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
310 LSC
Description:
This session will present evidence that undergraduate students at CSU prefer to receive video feedback on papers, projects, and presentations, rather than the traditional handwritten end note. Presenters will be introduced to technologies--both through Canvas and commercially distributed software--that make offering video feedback to students both efficient and easy. Participants who choose to bring laptops will be able to walk through the process of creating and sharing brief videos in real time; participants will also discuss the educational benefits and potential drawbacks to adopting this new method for evaluation and instruction.
Goals and Target Audience:
This presentation is designed for instructors, graduate teaching assistants, and others who grade and provide feedback on student work. Participants will leave with an understanding of the benefits that giving video feedback digitally offers to both students and faculty. Participants will also leave with an understanding of the ways in which Canvas and commercially distributed software can facilitate their decision to give students video feedback.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Begin the Journey With Canvas – A Tour of CSU’s New Learning Management System
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan,Fran Campana,Nick Leinen
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
310 LSC
Description:
In 2015, CSU will upgrade from RamCT Blackboard to Canvas as its online learning management system. Canvas consistently rates highly with both instructors and students for ease of use and reliability. In this session we will discuss when and how to get from RamCT to Canvas and what resources are available to help instructors and students. We will demonstrate how to navigate in Canvas and how users can set notifications to their email account or send messages to social media such as Facebook or Twitter. We will show examples of the two main ways to display content – via pages and modules. We’ll discuss how users can work with a migrated, teaching or demo course to prepare their 2015 course content. And we will save time to answer your questions about this transition.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and staff interested in online course content delivery

Tuesday, January 13th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Flipping the Classroom with Digital Tools
Presenters:
Jaime Jordan,Robert Jordan
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
This session will introduce the basic features of Rap Genius, Thinglink,Tiki-Toki, and Story Maps -- free, web-based digital tools. Rap Genius and ThingLink enable students to make public or semi-private multimedia annotations to texts (Genius.com) and images (thinglink.com), and Tiki-Toki and Story Maps enable students to produce and share powerful, visual narratives pulled from content across a number of scholarly disciplines. These tools allow students to embed videos, images, and links to articles using an intuitive interface, transforming them from passive consumers of knowledge into active producers and publishers of information.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal is to give faculty and grad students in the Humanities ideas for flipping the classroom in order to make students knowledge producers rather than passive recipients of knowledge. These tools are useful in classes of 20 or 120, and they allow students to be creative and collaborate on a variety of projects. In addition, these digital tools engage different types of learners.

10:45 AM

Session Title:
Engaging Students and iclickers in the Classroom
Presenters:
Steve Foster, iClicker specialist – McMillan,ACNS Staff
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Please join us to learn how iclicker can significantly change the way you and your students interact by enabling you to assess your students' knowledge, keep their attention, provide immediate feedback, and encourage all students to participate. We will provide a detailed training session to prepare you for the upcoming semester. Topics covered in this session include assessing student knowledge during class; receiving immediate feedback from your students, getting your entire class participating, taking attendance, sparking discussions and debates, identifying misconceptions, asking moral, ethical, or legal questions using anonymous polling, learning more about the way your class thinks using demographic polling, and increasing class attendance using clicker points. We will also discuss how iclicker information can be transferred to Canvas and RamCT.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and instructors who are interested in using clickers in the classroom.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Electronic Reserve: Making Your Teaching Life Easier
Presenters:
Theresa Spangler,Cristi MacWaters
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Morgan Library CC174
Description:
We will explain how using Electronic Reserves can make course instruction easier for you. Our session will detail how to use E-Reserves (seeing your course, adding readings, statistics, tagging, etc.), how it interacts with Canvas, and provide useful copyright information. There will be time for specific questions. This session is helpful for anyone new to Electronic Reserves, as well as current users of the system.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: To showcase the advantages to using E-Reserves rather than course-paks, textbooks, handouts, or only RamCT/Canvas for readings. To provide information about copyright concerns. To show exactly how an instructor can use E-Reserves, including all its bells and whistles. Target audience is any instructor, teaching advisor, or staff member who assists with course content.
Session Title:
REPEAT SESSION: Engaging Students and iclickers in the Classroom
Presenters:
Steve Foster,ACNS Staff
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Please join us to learn how iclicker can significantly change the way you and your students interact by enabling you to assess your students' knowledge, keep their attention, provide immediate feedback, and encourage all students to participate. We will provide a detailed training session to prepare you for the upcoming semester. Topics covered in this session include assessing student knowledge during class; receiving immediate feedback from your students, getting your entire class participating, taking attendance, sparking discussions and debates, identifying misconceptions, asking moral, ethical, or legal questions using anonymous polling, learning more about the way your class thinks using demographic polling, and increasing class attendance using clicker points. We will also discuss how i>clicker information can be transferred to Canvas and RamCT.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and instructors who are interested in using clickers in the classroom.

3:15 PM

Session Title:
REPEAT SESSION: Creative ways to use tools: Making animated movies with Powerpoint
Presenters:
Elaine Chen
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
105 TILT Building
Description:
PowerPoint is commonly used for designing slideshow presentations, but do you know there are creative ways of using it for animated movies? The movie can then be uploaded to YouTube for easy access. In this session, participants will use the PowerPoint skills they currently have and take them in new directions. The presenter will showcase some of the movies that she has developed for a variety of online courses. And participants will have the opportunities to build a short movie if they bring their own PC laptops with PPT 2010 (or newer) installed.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Participants will learn creative ways of using PowerPoint to create animated movies. Targeted audience: Faculty who would like to learn how to use PowerPoint to create animated movies.

Wednesday, January 14th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Creative ways to use tools: Making animated movies with Powerpoint
Presenters:
Elaine Chen
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
105 TILT Building
Description:
PowerPoint is commonly used for designing slideshow presentations, but do you know there are creative ways of using it for animated movies? The movie can then be uploaded to YouTube for easy access. In this session, participants will use the PowerPoint skills they currently have and take them in new directions. The presenter will showcase some of the movies that she has developed for a variety online courses. And participants will have the opportunities to build a short movie if they bring their own PC laptops with PPT 2010 (or newer) installed.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Participants will learn creative ways of using PowerPoint to create animated movies. Targeted audience: Faculty who would like to learn how to use PowerPoint to create animated movies.

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Achieve your diversity goals! Learn how to create electronic content that is usable and accessible to diverse learners using diverse technologies.
Presenters:
Allison Kidd,Shannon Lavey
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Morgan Library CC171
Description:
In this hands-on workshop, learn how to design materials that are flexible and usable for a variety of technologies, that work well for many students on many devices. The workshop will focus on a few tips for formatting your PDFs, Word Documents, and PowerPoint Presentations. Students are accessing course materials using a wide variety of operating systems, mobile devices, and software that allows them to listen to text, highlight key points for a paper, or manipulate documents on screens of all sizes. Student diversity is also greater than ever, including English Language Learners, non-traditional students such as veterans, and students with disabilities. Making course materials usable and accessible gives all students greater flexibility in their learning.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, staff and T.A.s who prepare and deliver content electronically to students.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
REPEAT SESSION: Begin the Journey With Canvas – A Tour of CSU’s New Learning Management System
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan,Fran Campana,Nick Leinen
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
In 2015, CSU will upgrade from RamCT Blackboard to Canvas as its online learning management system. Canvas consistently rates highly with both instructors and students for ease of use and reliability. In this session we will discuss when and how to get from RamCT to Canvas and what resources are available to help instructors and students. We will demonstrate how to navigate in Canvas and how users can set notifications to their email account or send messages to social media such as Facebook or Twitter. We will show examples of the two main ways to display content – via pages and modules. We’ll discuss how users can work with a migrated, teaching or demo course to prepare their 2015 course content. And we will save time to answer your questions about this transition.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and staff who are interested in how to deliver learning content online.