Program for the 2018 PDI

Monday, January 8th

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Leapin Lizards! Don’t Get Lost in Canvas.
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 306
Description:
What tools can instructors and TA’s utilize in Canvas to provide ease of use and consistent layout and navigation for their students? Would you like to see a well-designed course template that you could import into your Canvas course? You got it. Design tools for you to create eye catching pages? Of course. Modules to guide students through course content? Naturally. We’ll review the tools and strategies that you can use to provide a smooth, consistent experience for your students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Instructors and TA's using, or considering using, Canvas.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Who should sign this? Can I sign this?
Presenters:
Grant Calhoun
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 306
Description:
These are two of the most common legal questions on campus. Whether it is a contract, quote, license, permit, authorization, attestation, lease, acknowledgement, invoice, amendment, MOU, proposal, birthday card, or any other document, there is a correct university signatory and a good reason behind it. Signature issues cause processing delays, and under Colorado law, CSU employees who improperly sign on behalf of the university are personally liable for the obligations or costs they incur. Learn how to avoid this and other signature issues, and how to help others in your office or department get documents executed quickly and properly.
Goals and Target Audience:
Attendees will learn about university signature authority, who they represent when they sign a document, how to avoid individual liability, the university signature process, electronic signatures, and signatures vs. approvals. There will be a question and answer period. The session is tailored for administrators and researchers.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
How Did That Get Into Canvas?? - Evaluating a Digital Tool For Use in Canvas and the Classroom
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan,Elaine Chen,Stan Kruse,Li-Shan Tao,Matt Titchener
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 306
Description:
Different vendors create tools that can plug into Canvas via LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability). Current tools included in Canvas include Unizin’s Engage e-text reader, McGraw Hill, Pearson MyLab, Cidilabs Design Tools, etc. An instructor can submit a request to have a tool evaluated for inclusion in Canvas. The CSU Digital Tool committee reviews these requests base on a number of criteria. Then makes a recommendation to the campus LMS Steering Committee to include or not include the tool in Canvas. Come learn about the request process and what criteria is used to evaluate a digital tool, either for Canvas or the classroom.
Goals and Target Audience:
Educate instructors on how digital tools get evaluated for use in Canvas.

Tuesday, January 9th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Git Knows What You Did Last Summer: An Introduction to Git Version Control Software
Presenters:
Heather Cronk,Robert DeMaria
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
3 Hours
Room:
LSC 306
Description:
Since its inception in 2005, Git has become the standard for version control, code sharing, and collaborative code development. This beginner-level hands-on introduction will cover the technical basics of Git, as well as how Git addresses reproducibility and transparency issues that are common across many fields of research. Participants in this session will (1) install and configure the software, (2) create local and remote repositories, (3) commit files, and (4) learn how to incorporate branching and merging to support testing new code features.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is a gentle hands-on introduction to Git for version control. It is truly a class for beginners that assumes no prior knowledge of either version control or Git. Participants will need to bring a laptop on which they are comfortable working and have the necessary credentials to install software.

Wednesday, January 10th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Experiences Implementing Ansible for Configuration Management
Presenters:
Stephen Oglesby
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 306
Description:
Interested in learning more about Configuration Management and it's role within your IT structure? I'll be sharing our experiences with implementing Ansible. utilizing configuration management across Linux systems, revision/change tracking, deployment of configurations, and after-the-fact fixes that sometimes occur.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Provide basic information about Configuration Management and Ansible through the lens of our recent implementation. Audience: Linux Systems administrators

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Curriculum Management (CIM) Proposal Forms: Tips and Tricks for submitting accurate and complete curriculum proposals through CIM
Presenters:
Shelly Ellerby,Susan Horan,Andrea Russo
Category:
Curriculum Development
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 306
Description:
Best practice tips on how to utilize information in the Curriculum Management (CIM) system to submit your curriculum proposals accurately and efficiently. Specific topics to be covered: how to utilize the CIM 'Ecosystem' field to identify affected departments and understand the scope of a curriculum proposal, how to find tips and policy information in CIM Help Bubbles, what to do if you are identified as an affected department, how to know when a course proposal necessitates that a program proposal(s) also be submitted, understanding curriculum deadlines and the CIM workflow, etc.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: To provide a clear and accurate explanation of the CIM course and program proposal forms and how to utilize information in the CIM 'ecosystem' field and CIM Help Bubbles to submit CIM proposals efficiently; to explain how to identify affected departments, how to respond if you are an affected department, and how to know when a course proposal necessitates that a program proposal(s) also be submitted; and to answer any other specific curriculum questions from attendees. Targeted Audience: Any faculty, advisors, and administrative staff involved or interested in the curriculum submission process at CSU.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Open Educational Resources: Benefits, Options and Recent Trends
Presenters:
Meg Brown-Sica
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 306
Description:
This session will present information regarding how to find and evaluate Open Educational Resources, discuss the benefits for students and instructors and provide information about trends in Colorado and elsewhere.
Goals and Target Audience:
Grad Students, faculty, students, staff

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Experiences Implementing a Cybersecurity Awareness Program
Presenters:
Stephen Oglesby
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 306
Description:
Phishing emails, ransomware, malware, and virus infections require a multifaceted approach to defense in today's cyber threat landscape. Warner College of Natural Resources uses a variety of methods to reach out to our technology stakeholders and improve communication. Recently this has included increased communication within the context for cyber security and data safety. This session will review what we've learned in our own implementations and provide information on resources we've found to aid us.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Bring ideas back to their IT areas to improve the lines of communication with Faculty and Staff about cyber security. Improve incident response and learn more about free resources available for cyber security education. Audience: IT Staff, IT Managers or Directors