Program for the 2017 PDI

Tuesday, January 10th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Shibboleth Service Provider Installation (Linux Apache)
Presenters:
Randy Miotke
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
Half Day
Room:
372-74 LSC
Description:
eID WebAuth will no longer be supported starting July 1, 2017. ACNS is replacing WebAuth with Shibboleth as the central authentication system for Colorado State University. Learn about federated authentication and how to install a Shibboleth Service Provider in a Linux OS. Session topics include: * Shibboleth overview * Installation and configuration of a prototype Shibboleth Service Provider (Linux) * Connecting a Shibboleth Service Provider to the CSU Federation * Protecting web-delivered resources on the web server This is a hands-on session. You must bring a laptop to complete the outlined tasks.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session will provide attendees technical installation and configuration experience with a Shibboleth service provider. Content has been developed for CSU IT professionals new to Shibboleth, or for individuals assuming responsibilities at their college or department with existing Shibboleth deployments.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
BlueJeans Video Conferencing: Applications for the Classroom
Presenters:
Chris Chagnon
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Morgan Library Event Hall
Description:
Q&A, Demonstrations, use scenarios and how it might apply to the classroom. How BlueJeans could be catch all lecture capture and remote lecture tool
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty/Staff/Admin Pro

2:15 PM

Session Title:
If Only I Could Use the Canvas SpeedGrader with VeriCite. Wait, You Can!
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Morgan LIbrary CC174
Description:
VeriCite is the anti-plagiarism / word matching tool instructors can use in Canvas. We anticipate for January that VeriCite will now be fully integrated with Canvas, which will allow instructors to use the Canvas SpeedGrader tool to view, annotate and grade VeriCite assignments. Come learn about this new integration and how to convert your previous VeriCite assignments so they can utilize this new feature.
Goals and Target Audience:
Canvas instructors and TA's
Session Title:
Way Beyond the Rocktopus: 3D Printing for the Higher Education Classroom
Presenters:
Christopher Geanious,Ray Huff
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Morgan Library Event Hall
Description:
This hour long session will expose the attendee to the technology of additive manufacturing in the form of 3D printing. In addition, the use of this technology in undergraduate education at CSU will be explored and examples delved into. A 3D printer will be on display and in operation. Many 3D printed models will be available for examination. Come with your ideas and questions.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this presentation is to introduce attendees to an exciting and emerging technology. Also, attendees will see applications of this technology in higher education.

3:30 PM

Session Title:
Using Office Mix to Turn Your Presentations into Interactive Online Lessons
Presenters:
Elaine Chen
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
Office Mix is a free PowerPoint extension that allows you to add interactivities such as audio/video narration, screen capturing, quizzes, polls, simulations, webpages, or videos, into your lessons. Office Mix’s analytic tool shows you data about who watched your lessons, how much time they spent on each slide, and how they answered your questions. Viewing data can be exported to Excel for further analysis. The session will involve presentation, demonstrations, and discussion. Participants will gain insights into how Office Mix might be used in their courses.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: To learn what is Office Mix and how to use it effectively. Targeted audience: instructors for blended and online courses. Note: Office Mix is for PC only.

Wednesday, January 11th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Questions to Ask before Adopting a New Digital Learning Tool for Your Classroom
Presenters:
Elaine Chen & Stan Kruse,Kelly McKenna,Li-Shan Tao,Matt Titchener,Kevin Nolan,Tim Amidon
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
In recent years, there has been an explosion of digital learning tools available to faculty. Some of these tools are available at cost and some are open source, or free of charge. Integrating tools on the enterprise level often requires a vetting process to ensure system compatibility, state and federal compliance (e.g., FERPA), software stability, data security and privacy, data access that supports CSU analytics efforts, and that CSU Canvas administrators can provide support and maintenance. However, these concerns have become increasingly important for single-course installations, too. When instructors install tools in their courses, they often do not ask these vital questions, which have substantive implications for students’ data privacy, the university’s ability to support students’ learning and academic success, and ACNS’s capacity to provide effective campus-wide support. Because the landscape for the use of digital tools is undergoing substantial change, CSU policy and process needs to not only catch up, but get ahead of that change. During the fall term, Research & Analytics (R&A) and TILT charged a committee to develop an approval process for small and large-scale adoptions of digital tools and to communicate to all of campus important considerations, as well as about digital tools that have passed scrutiny. Attend this session to learn more about the implications of using digital tools and this new committee’s progress in their efforts.
Goals and Target Audience:
The audience for this session is primarily faculty, but support staff who work with educational technology should find the discussion informative. Attendees should leave the session with a more complete understanding of the implications of using technology tools in their residential and online courses.
Session Resources:

9:45 AM

Session Title:
The Power of “Where:” Adding a Geospatial Component to your Course or Research
Presenters:
Elizabeth Tulanowski,Danielle Davis
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
Geospatial technology can integrate a "where" component into just about any research project or course. Location matters: where something occurs is affected not only by that place but by other features, elements, or processes at work in that place. Often just seeing information displayed on a map can help tell the story better, and potentially improve a student's understanding of the material. Geospatial technology has become increasingly prevalent in a variety of disciplines, from natural resources to urban planning, archaeology to military tactics, engineering to epidemiology, and more. Instructors can make use of these spatial visualization and analysis tools to show new approaches to problem-solving, and encourage new observations and analyses of patterns not considered before. The Geospatial Centroid is CSU's hub for all things geospatial. The Centroid provides resources to assist professors in incorporating spatial thinking into their classes and research, for geospatial training and education, and comprehensive project work with its staff of interns. Learn about how you might benefit from adding a spatial perspective to your course or research, and how to get started.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Learn about resources and methods for incorporating a geospatial perspective to your classes or research. Target Audience: Faculty, graduate students

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Adaptive Learning in Support of High Impact Practices
Presenters:
Tonya Buchan,Stan Kruse
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
Through the support of an Association of Public and Land-grant Universities grant, TILT Instructional Designers are partnering with CSU faculty to use Adaptive Learning Platforms (ALP) in their courses in support of High Impact Practices (HIP). ALPs can help students master basic concepts and better prepare them for classroom activities that promote higher level thinking skills typically found in HIPs. Learn about the goals and objectives of the three-year grant and how faculty might incorporate an ALP into courses.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: -Describe adaptive learning platforms. -Promote innovative teaching strategies. -Inform faculty to a variety of Adaptive Learning Platforms. Target Audience: Faculty

10:45 AM

Session Title:
Meet the new electronic whiteboard in your classroom!
Presenters:
Albert Powell
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2017
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
A-68 Clark Building
Description:
CSU has installed new touch-screen monitors in a number of classrooms. These can be used as electronic whiteboards by any instructor who brings a laptop with whiteboard software installed. In this session you will find out where to get free whiteboard software, how to use the equipment, and get a demonstration of how it serves students better than using a wall-mounted whiteboard. This session will be held in CSU's new demonstration classroom in the Clark Building A-wing basement. Instructors will be able to schedule time in this room to use the equipment.
Goals and Target Audience:
Audience: faculty and instructors. Goals: - Understand the impact of using electronic whiteboards - Learn how to use an electronic whiteboard - Get a listing of rooms where this tool can be used
Session Title:
What is WAVE and how do I use it?
Presenters:
James Cox
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2017
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
What is WAVE and how do I use it? A short session on how to use the WAVE web accessibility evaluation tool to evaluate the accessibility of your website.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone that creates content for the web.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Design your Canvas course to leverage current analytics tools
Presenters:
Melody Brake , Kevin Nolan,Stan Kruse,Cale Rogers
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2017
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
This session provides a practical guide to strategically designing your Canvas course to better leverage existing analytics. Using built-in reports and tools, instructors can gain a better understanding of student interaction within the course environment. We will provide brief guides (quick start handouts) with concrete examples of how to maximize student, course, video, quiz, and discussion based analytics right in your Canvas course. The session will be focused on the use of analytics information to improve learning and teaching.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal is to assist faculty, staff, and instructional designers to understand the basics of learning analytics in Canvas and begin to incorporate these tools into their development, teaching, and learning practice. Participants will walk away with practical guides and instruction on how to design course features that will leverage current analytic-based tools to understand student behaviors and improve learning and teaching.
Session Resources:
Session Title:
Shibboleth Service Provider Installation (Windows IIS)
Presenters:
Randy Miotke
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2017
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
Half Day
Room:
372-74 LSC
Description:
eID WebAuth will no longer be supported starting July 1, 2017. ACNS is replacing WebAuth with Shibboleth as the central authentication system for Colorado State University. Learn about federated authentication and how to install a Shibboleth Service Provider for use with Windows IIS. Session topics include: * Shibboleth overview * Installation and configuration of a prototype Shibboleth Service Provider (IIS) * Connecting a Shibboleth Service Provider to the CSU Federation * Protecting web-delivered resources on the web server This is a hands-on session. You must bring a laptop to complete the outlined tasks.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session will provide attendees technical installation and configuration experience with a Shibboleth service provider. Content has been developed for CSU IT professionals new to Shibboleth, or for individuals assuming responsibilities at their college or department with existing Shibboleth deployments.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Mobile App Development for the Field and the Classroom
Presenters:
Christopher Geanious
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2017
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 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 and classroom use. Custom app development will be explained and technologies explored and explained.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this presentation is to show attendees the promise of mobile apps in higher education and to demonstrate their use and describe their development. The target audience is faculty who are interested in going where the students are and utilizing mobile technologies to enhance academic success.
Session Title:
Survey Feedback in Online Courses: How do we get it? How do we use it?
Presenters:
Sean Burns,Kimberley Corwin,Matt Titchener,Matt Creighton
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2017
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
CSU Online and TILT place surveys into newly developed Online courses. We will talk about how we designed these surveys, how they can be useful, and how we would/should improve them in the future during an interactive portion.
Goals and Target Audience:
Targeted at instructors and instructional designers with a goal of improving audience knowledge of existing survey systems. Our second goal is to utilize the vast knowledge and experience of the audience to improve the future design of our current survey tool.
Session Resources: