Program for the 2017 PDI

Wednesday, January 11th

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Creating Accessible Word Documents and Customizing Templates Using the Microsoft Styles Gallery
Presenters:
Peter Connor
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
If you are having trouble formatting your documents so that they comply with the accessibility standards set out in the Americans with Disabilities Act – Section 508, this session is for you. It’s a hands-on tutorial on using the Microsoft Word Doc <em>Styles Gallery</em> to meet that goal. Customizing the <em>Styles Gallery</em> to your taste and properly saving documents as templates will also be covered. <strong>Note:</strong> This presentation will address both PC and Mac toolbars.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone recognizing the importance of creating digital documents in Microsoft Word that comply fully with ADA – Section 508, etc.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Analytics Series, Part 3: Unizin Initiatives: Canvas, Engage, Snapshot, Unizin Data Warehouse, Learning Analytics
Presenters:
Dave Johnson,Pat Burns,Gwen Gorzelsky
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
This series of sessions will inform attendees of recent progress and ongoing projects related to building academic and learning analytics capacity at CSU. Come learn more about the potential of learning analytics to support learning and teaching, as well as about major initiatives behind learning analytics, including efforts to outline an operational ethics and policy, build digital infrastructure, pilot and assess analytics tools, and get faculty involved in learning analytics research through CSU’s new Center for the Analytics of Learning and Teaching (C-ALT). Description of Session: It has been nearly three years since Colorado State University helped found the Unizin consortium, which now boasts a membership of eleven universities. Since that time, Unizin has worked closely with members of the CSU community to provide tools, expertise, and support for educational tools and student success initiatives. Presenters will discuss how Unizin is supporting CSU’s strategic plan for student success, survey Unizin-led projects and educational tools, and talk about joint Unizin-CSU projects that are ongoing and on the horizon.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty members, administrators, and support staff will be informed of past and future Unizin-sponsored initiatives and will be provided time to ask questions and engage in discussion.
Session Resources:

3:30 PM

Session Title:
Map to the Future!
Presenters:
Martha Coleman,David Edwards
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
2017
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
NEW CSU Interactive Map: This session will start off with discovering the new information contained in the CSU Interactive Map. Then we’ll learn how to help others find an office location or resource they need here at CSU, how to share the map location and information link for your department or program, send that in an email or put it in a communication, print your own map, and other advanced but easy tools that are available to you. Unlike other classes, we want you to bring your cell phone, tablet or laptop (if you can connect to the internet with them), for use during class to navigate our CSU campuses. Have you ever wanted to create a virtual tour and have it available to anyone, anywhere from a cell phone, tablet or laptop/desktop computer? [for free], or find a CSU office, program or other resource you’ve never been to? It’s pretty easy to do with the new CSU Interactive Map. For extra credit, you can learn how to imbed the map on your homepage.
Goals and Target Audience:
Suggested for Program Admins, Information Desk Staff, Web Content Developers, Building Proctors, Conference Organizers, and anyone who wants to help connect others to the great resources and locations at CSU.