Program for the 2019 PDI

Monday, January 14th

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Raising the Bar: Make Canvas Courses More Consistent and Easier to Navigate For Students
Presenters:
Gregory Wells,Kevin Nolan,Megan Hauser
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 378
Description:
CSU has used Canvas for three years and we continue to work with classroom instructors who utilize Canvas to provide consistent ways to organize content, use Canvas tools and ways to communicate with students. Instructional designers from TILT and CSU Online and the central Canvas team worked to develop a course checklist to assist the novice and more experienced Canvas instructors. These “Top 10” recommendations will help students to navigate a course, quickly find content and understand how the course design leads them through the academic objectives. Let’s work together to continue to Raise the Bar in our Canvas courses!
Goals and Target Audience:
The target audience is for any faculty who is interested in learning how to design a course using Canvas or improve their existing Canvas Course by utilizing the "Top Ten" recommendations developed by ACNS and the Instructional Design teams.
Session Title:
The CSU Drone Center and Drone Flight/Operation at CSU
Presenters:
Christopher Robertson,Robert Schur ,Sally Alexander
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 372
Description:
The newly formed CSU Drone Center would like to present on the services it offers to the CSU Campus. From collaboration, aircraft rental, piloting services, and drone advising the CSUDC has a lot to offer. Our clients are CSU Researchers, Students, Faculty, and Staff. The presentation would further cover drone laws, CSU drone polices, and drone insurance needs, and other matters relating to flight on campus. This presentation would be a combined session with presenters from the CSU Drone Center, Policy and Compliance, and Risk Management and Insurance
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone interested in drone technology, using drones, or those just curious about them.

Tuesday, January 15th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Canvas: New, Easier to Use Course Analytics Tool
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 378
Description:
In November, instructors and TA’s in Canvas were presented with a new course analytics tool. New features include course grade average analytics and a way to quickly view assignments that were turned in on time, late or missing. Analytics can be filtered by assignment type, student, can course section. The instructor or TA can email students based on these filtered results. Come see a demonstration of this improved Canvas course analytics tool.
Goals and Target Audience:
Instructors and TA's
Session Title:
Should I Be Using Electronic Reserve?
Presenters:
Theresa Spangler,Cristi MacWaters,Dax Collazo
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
Morgan Library Computer Lab 174
Description:
Electronic Reserve is a service offered via Morgan Library and is useful for any instructor teaching an on campus or online course with required readings outside the textbook. If you've ever wondered if E-Reserves could benefit you, this is the session for you! We will cover how the system works for instructors and students, how we differ from Canvas, and all things copyright.
Goals and Target Audience:
Any CSU instructor teaching a course with required supplemental readings. Any CSU staff who participate in course development.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Looking Sharp with Touchscreen Technology in the Classroom
Presenters:
Marianne Bauer
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
Clark A-68 Demo Classroom
Description:
Many current and new classrooms are being equipped with a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) design. Come see a demonstration of a typical lectern and how it works with your favorite teaching devices. Topics include: • Sharp Touchscreen Technology use to increase student engagement by interacting, and annotating with your content. • Software interaction with Sharp – PC – Microsoft office, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Sharp, Mac - DeskScribble • Echo360 recording capabilities our content.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, TA's and staff can benefit from knowing what features are available to help them draw attention to their key content, and help students engage in learning. • Be prepared to take advantage of BYOD design and set up of personal devices • Know what rooms offer “Distance Classroom” Technologies • Understand Sharp Touchscreen Technology capabilities • Discover ways to incorporate Microsoft, Adobe and Sharp software use with touchscreens in your own teaching • Take action by signing up for additional training and device testing opportunities

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Activate your Student Engagement with the Echo360 Active Learning Integration in Canvas
Presenters:
Marianne Bauer,Nichole Pullen
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 378
Description:
Thanks to a great product called Echo360 Active Learning, you can provide robust opportunities for your students to engage with your content. • Experience Active Learning from a student perspective • Find out how easy it is to add activities to uploaded PowerPoint presentations. • Review types of activities, Quizzes, Image Maps, Short Answer. • See how you or your students can insert/ask questions, bookmark and create study guides as they move through the content. • Learn about confusion flags and get immediate feedback on student progress. • See what powerful analytics are available to give you immediate feedback on how your students are performing, and specific content tagged questions and confusion that exist.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, TA's and staff can benefit from knowing more about Echo360 Active Learning, and how to incorporate it into their Canvas Courses. • Understand the capabilities of Echo360 Active Learning • Understand from a student and instructor view the benefits of incorporating activities into uploaded presentations. • Know the benefits of getting immediate feedback on confusion or questions from students linked back to specific areas of content, both presentations and videos. • Understand the powerful analytics that are available to help you know how your students are performing.
Session Title:
OneNote 100 - Microsoft OneNote for Beginners
Presenters:
Jason Huitt
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 306
Description:
If you've not yet started using OneNote in Office 365 for documenting all the things, fear not - this 100-level session is for you. We'll go over the basics of OneNote and review some strategies for making the best use of OneNote's features. No prior OneNote experience necessary. Topics will include basic OneNote concepts, using multiple devices, and organization strategies.
Goals and Target Audience:
Newcomers to OneNote with a desire to learn. If you've not yet used OneNote, fear not - we're here to help. Attendees are encouraged to bring their device to practice what they learn.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
OneNote 200 - Taking Microsoft OneNote to the Next Level
Presenters:
Jason Huitt
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 306
Description:
If you've already been using OneNote and are ready to take your skill set to the next level, join us for this 200-level session where we'll explore advanced functionality, discuss tips and tricks for getting more out of OneNote, and help you gain clarity and insights with all your notes in one place, but accessible everywhere. Topics will include attachments, using handwriting and audio recording, and using camera functionality.
Goals and Target Audience:
Users who are familiar with OneNote and are looking to expand their skills. Anyone who has attended PDI 2018 OneNote 100 is encouraged to attend. Attendees are encouraged to bring their device to practice what they learn.

Wednesday, January 16th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
OneNote 300 - Becoming a OneNote Guru
Presenters:
Jason Huitt
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2019
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 306
Description:
OneNote is a powerful platform for knowledge gathering, but a deeper understanding can deliver OneNote's benefits to groups and teams, and in the classroom. In this session we'll explore the possibilities that OneNote in Office 365 can provide, including collaboration, academic use cases, and integration with other Office tools.
Goals and Target Audience:
Users who have been actively using OneNote, Exchange Resource Coordinators, and attendees of PDI 2018 OneNote 100 and 200 sessions are welcome to attend.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Introducing CSU’s New Cloud Based Classroom Response System: iClicker Cloud
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan,Nick Leinen
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2019
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 378
Description:
Classroom response systems are a popular way to engage students and gauge classroom participation. iClicker remotes have been a familiar sight in students’ hands for over 10 years. With the growth of smartphones, tablets and laptops, it makes sense that there’s an app for that! With faculty and student input, a selection was made to transition to iClicker Cloud. Come see a demonstration of iClicker’ cloud based (web) classroom response system. We’ll also discuss the timeline for moving the campus to this new system..
Goals and Target Audience:

2:00 PM

Session Title:
VeriCite Becomes TurnItIn – What Happens to Anti-Plagiarism Tool?
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan,Joseph Brown
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2019
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 378
Description:
Just when we had VeriCite all figured out, they were acquired by TurnItIn. (Clearly, we should have owned stock in VeriCite!) For that reason, CSU will pilot TurnItIn in spring 2019. And move completely to TurnItIn as our anti-plagiarism tool for summer 2019. The good news is the TurnItIn interface in Canvas is almost identical to VeriCite’s. And CSU papers that were submitted in VeriCite will be incorporated into TurnItIn. Come see how TurnItIn integrates with Canvas and learn more about our transition.
Goals and Target Audience:
Instructors and TA's who use the anti-plagiarism tool in Canvas.