Program for the 2016 PDI

Monday, January 11th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Spring Ramp-Up: Get To Know Canvas - An Overview
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Computer Classroom 174 Morgan Library
Description:
Interested in learning what tools are available to teach part or all of your course online? In this hands on session, instructors and TA's will learn about CSU's online learning management system, Canvas. You will learn how to configure Canvas to send you notifications by email or text. We'll discuss which tools are available for you to use to teach your Canvas course. You will leave this session knowing how to navigate and customize your Canvas course. You will also learn about resources that are available to help you learn how to use Canvas.
Goals and Target Audience:
Introduce instructors and TA's to CSU's Canvas learning management system.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Mobilizing Your Canvas Course - A Mobile Design Checklist
Presenters:
Shaun Beaty
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
As students keep leveraging mobile devices for learning, it is essential that course content is mobile friendly. This session will offer considerations and best practices for mobile design and on-the-go delivery of your Canvas course(s).
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, administrators, graduate students and anyone that designs, develops or provides course content through the Canvas LMS.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Spring Ramp-Up: Engage them with Smart Technologies
Presenters:
Marianne Bauer
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Engineering B-2
Description:
Join the CSU Online Learning Technologies Team in a Smart Classroom and learn all about the use of the amazing technologies available to engage your students and help focus their attention on your content. Use of Smart Meeting Pro software, the Crestron control system, Sympodiums and or SmartBoards, audio, and Echo 360 recording will be covered. Plan to bring a USB stick with a sample presentation so you can interact with the various technologies. If you plan to teach with a laptop, bring it along with your video adaptor and test everything out before the first day of classes!
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals •Introduce faculty to some of the capabilities of installed systems in some of our Distance Smart Classrooms. •Show faculty how the software enhances engagement of students both F2F and Online. •Discuss Smart Meeting Pro software to run SmartBoards and or Sympodiums. Also look at Document Cameras, Echo 360 Safe Capture for Recording, Mic systems and their use. •Give faculty hands on experience using the systems and applying the concepts to their teaching style. •Answer questions faculty may have about the systems installed in various Distance Smart Classrooms. Target Audience Any faculty or staff interested in learning more about using these technologies to enhance student engagement. Specifically, those teaching in the following technology equipped distance rooms: Anazo W205, BSB 107, BSB 103, Clark A206, Clark A101, 102, 103, 104, 201, 202; Chem A101, CS 130, CS 325, Engr B2, B4, C205 and 100, Scott 229, Shep 218, Stat 6, UCA 142, Weber 202, 237.
Session Title:
Spring Ramp-Up: Engaging students with video-based assignments using YouSeeU
Presenters:
Jeff Lewis,Kim Knab
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Computer Classroom 173 Morgan Library
Description:
YouSeeU is an educational technology platform, providing synchronous and asynchronous environments that enrich the online learning experience through student and instructor-generated video. Higher education institutions are using YouSeeU to conduct high-engagement activities such as oral communication assessment, spontaneous response Q&A, presentations, and student demonstrations of key skills. CSU recently signed an agreement with YouSeeU making the platform available to all instructors and students through Canvas.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Discuss the benefits of incorporating video-enriched assignments into the curriculum and show how that is possible through Canvas using YouSeeU. Part of the session will be “hands on” with an opportunity to build “ready for class” video based assignments. Target: Educators interested in extending their connection with students through synchronous and asynchronous video.

Tuesday, January 12th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Custom Mobile Apps: Unleash the Phone for Engagement and Productivity
Presenters:
Christopher Geanious
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
Mobile apps are ubiquitous. Mobile apps in higher education are coming online at a rapid pace. Learn how TILT has developed custom apps for field courses as part of the face to face course redesigns conducted during the past two years.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will learn how mobile apps are being developed at TILT and how they are being used in undergraduate field courses here and abroad. Target audience are faculty who would like to know more about the potential of mobile apps for undergraduate education.
Session Resources:

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Spring Ramp-Up: Creating Canvas Assignments, Using the Canvas Grade Book
Presenters:
Nick Leinen,Kevin Nolan
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Computer Classroom 174 Morgan Library
Description:
Assignments and the Grade Book go hand in hand in Canvas. Did you know that you need to create and publish an Assignment in order to create a column in the Grade Book? Or if you have combined sections in your Canvas course that you can assign different due dates for different sections? Would you like to learn how to drop lowest scores, excuse a student from an assignment and weight the grades in your course? Join us in this hands on session to learn how to create and grade assignments in Canvas.
Goals and Target Audience:
Instructors and TA's who would like to learn how to create and grade assignments in Canvas.
Session Title:
Spring Ramp-Up: Everything You Want to Know About Electronic Reserve
Presenters:
Cristi MacWaters,Theresa Spangler
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Morgan Library CC171
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.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
REPEAT- Spring Ramp-Up: Engaging students with video-based assignments using YouSeeU
Presenters:
Jeff Lewis,Kim Knab
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Computer Classroom 173 Morgan Library
Description:
YouSeeU is an educational technology platform, providing synchronous and asynchronous environments that enrich the online learning experience through student and instructor-generated video. Higher education institutions are using YouSeeU to conduct high-engagement activities such as oral communication assessment, spontaneous response Q&A, presentations, and student demonstrations of key skills. CSU recently signed an agreement with YouSeeU making the platform available to all instructors and students through Canvas.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Discuss the benefits of incorporating video-enriched assignments into the curriculum and show how that is possible through Canvas using YouSeeU. Part of the session will be “hands on” with an opportunity to build “ready for class” video based assignments. Target: Educators interested in extending their connection with students through synchronous and asynchronous video.
Session Title:
REPEAT: Spring Ramp-Up: Engage them with Smart Technologies
Presenters:
Marianne Bauer
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Engineering B-2
Description:
Join the CSU Online Learning Technologies Team in one of the Distance Smart Classroom and learn all about the use of the amazing technologies available to engage your students and help focus their attention on your content. Use of Smart Meeting Pro software, the Crestron control system, Sympodiums and or SmartBoards, audio, and Echo 360 recording will be covered. Plan to bring a USB stick with a sample presentation so you can interact with the various technologies. If you plan to teach with a laptop, bring it along with your video adaptor and test everything out before the first day of classes!
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals • Introduce faculty to some of the capabilities of installed systems in some of our Distance Smart Classrooms. • Show faculty how the software enhances engagement of students both F2F and Online. • Discuss Smart Meeting Pro software to run SmartBoards and or Sympodiums. Also look at Document Cameras, Echo 360 Safe Capture for Recording, Mic systems and their use. • Give faculty hands on experience using the systems and applying the concepts to their teaching style. • Answer questions faculty may have about the systems installed in various Distance Smart Classrooms. Target Audience Any faculty or staff interested in learning more about using these technologies to enhance student engagement. Specifically, those teaching in the following technology equipped distance rooms: Anazo W205, BSB 107, BSB 103, Clark A206, Clark A101, 102, 103, 104, 201, 202; Chem A101, CS 130, CS 325, Engr B2, B4, C205 and 100, Scott 229, Shep 218, Stat 6, UCA 142, Weber 202, 237.

Wednesday, January 13th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Spring Ramp-Up: VeriCite - I came, I saw, I Checked Canvas Papers for Plagiarism!
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
In this age of copy and paste, it becomes more and more important to check student papers for copied content. VeriCite is the tool that CSU has adopted for use to check papers submitted in Canvas for plagiarism. In this session you will learn how to create a VeriCite assignment. You will learn how to interpret a VeriCite content matching report, identify content from the Internet that a student may have used in their paper or content that may have come from another student's paper. Verily, the truth will set you free, as long as you cite it properly in your paper!
Goals and Target Audience:
Instructors and TA's who would like to check for plagiarism in papers submitted in Canvas.

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Spring Ramp-Up: Echo 360
Presenters:
Frances Campana
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Computer Classroom 171 Morgan Library
Description:
Recording lectures and making them available for student review is becoming very popular as part of the blended learning experience for students. The campus currently uses Echo360 as a lecture capture standard and it is available to faculty in two ways; through hardware appliances that have been installed in a small handful of classrooms on campus, but also through ‘personal capture’ software that can be installed on your desktop or laptop. This session will cover both options but will focus primarily on the functionality of the personal capture software and how it can be used to augment your course.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and instructors
Session Title:
Using Mobile Devices and Mobile Applications to Promote Effective Teaching and Learning
Presenters:
Shaun Beaty
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
This session will provide an overview of mobile learning and suggestions for incorporating mobile technologies and applications into a learning environment. The presenter will share ideas and demonstrate applications (both free and minimal cost) that support student engagement, participation and learning. Participants will leave with a list of suggested apps, tips, tricks and tools to manage teaching and learning.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, administrators, graduate students and anyone interested in mobile learning.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Beyond the Rocktopus - 3D Printing For the Higher Ed. Classroom
Presenters:
Christopher Geanious
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
Access to 3D printers and 3D printable data has expanded exponentially over the past five years. Fused deposition technology will be explained and shown to be a cost effective method of producing models for student use. This presentation will showcase examples of 3D printed models in use in courses at Colorado State University and describe how inexpensive manipulatives can be produced by nearly anyone with access to a 3D printer. Participants will be shown how to access 3D printable files and data sets.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will learn what Fused Deposition Modelling is. Participants will learn how to find 3D printable files and data sets Participants will learn how to integrate 3D printing into face-to-face courses
Session Resources:

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Spring Ramp-Up: Adding Content to Your Canvas Course
Presenters:
Fran Campana,Kevin Nolan
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Computer Classroom 174 Morgan Library
Description:
Teaching part or all of your course online in CSU's Canvas system? Will you create all new content or reuse content from a previous course or RamCT? How will you organize your content? Will you use Modules, Pages or a combination to present your content to your students? In this hands on session we'll help you learn how to upload, organize and present materials in your Canvas course.
Goals and Target Audience:
Help instructors and TA's learn how to create and present content in a Canvas course.