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.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Life of a Student-Athlete
Presenters:
Shalini Shanker,Steve McDonnell
Category:
Outreach
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 378
Description:
Student-athletes will provide a look into a day of their lives and the various activities they must participate in as a Division I student-athlete.
Goals and Target Audience:
All faculty and staff

2:00 PM

Session Title:
First-time Homebuyer Education: working with a REALTOR® and lender
Presenters:
Tony Ho,Joan Woodruff-Owens
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 378
Description:
Are you intimidated, confused, or stressed out by the mere thought of purchasing your first home? This session will equip first-time home buyers with a broad understanding of the homebuying process, debunk some of the common myths related to homebuying, and provide participants with the fundamental knowledge to begin their homebuying experience with more competence and confidence. A REALTOR® and a lender will engage audience members in active polling participation via a cellphone app. Participants will: • learn about the common mortgage loan types • be able to identify the components of a mortgage application • learn how to effectively work with a REALTOR® and lender • learn the basics about common real estate forms and contracts • create a budget exercise for the future purchase of a home
Goals and Target Audience:
Potential or current first-time homebuyers are all welcome! (Graduate Students, Faculty, Administrative Professionals/State Classified Personnel)

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

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Multi-Factor Authentication: Benefits and Threats
Presenters:
Steven Lovaas
Category:
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 378
Description:
In 2018, CSU implemented the Multi-Factor Authentication MFA product called Duo for access to the Pulse Secure VPN. Later this year, other systems will follow suit and require Duo. But what is it really? The popular media sing the praises of MFA, while technology writers decry the ease with which it can be compromised. Hear what ACNS has in store. Learn how MFA works, how it's part of a stronger future for protecting information, and how we can get around the risks to use it well.
Goals and Target Audience:
General audience.

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.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Understanding Your Role As A Responsible Employee at CSU and Supporting Survivors
Presenters:
Ashley Vigil,Jessica Morneault
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 378
Description:
Come learn more about your role as a Responsible Employee at CSU and effective ways to support your students through this process. If you've attended a similar session previously, this session will include information on updated reporting requirements and University policy. This session will also include information about the University response to reports of this nature to best prepare and work with your students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Session open to all employees of the University to include faculty, staff, volunteers, and student employees. Goals will include learning about employees' obligation to report incidents related to sexual misconduct and/or interpersonal violence, learning about the University response and University policy, and best and most effective ways to support survivors throughout this process.

Wednesday, January 16th

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.