Program for the 2020 PDI

Monday, January 13th

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Enhance Student Success: Canvas New Analytics Tool
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 328-30
Description:
Which items are students clicking on in your Canvas course? Can I see the items a specific student clicked on? Canvas’ New Analytics tool provides this information and more! Bring your laptop and learn how to view the course grade average and compare that average with individual sections or students in the course. Message students who have a grade within a certain range or who have not viewed the syllabus. We’ll also discuss how this tool ties into CSU’s Learning Analytics initiative. And how this information can be used to quickly interact with students who might be struggling in your course.
Goals and Target Audience:
Help instructors and TA’s understand how to use the new analytics tool in Canvas.

Tuesday, January 14th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
The Future of CSU Employee Development: Bridge/My Learning
Presenters:
Marsha Benedetti,Diane Fromme,Nick Leinen
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
For two years, CSU has been ramping up the Bridge Learning Management System (LMS) for employee professional development. Come learn why Bridge/My Learning represents the future of CSU employee professional development and compliance training. Watch demos and ask all your great questions to engage with the Talent Development and ACNS presenters.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: -Answer why consider joining the CSU My Learning movement? -Introduce Bridge/My Learning, a centralized CSU employee development platform -Provide a short Learner demo -Introduce and briefly show the My Learning Website: resources for all learners and Bridge administrators -Provide a short Department Administrator demo -Recap why Bridge/My Learning is the future of CSU employee development Audience: This session is for all campus employees who want to take professional development classes, as well as for those who want to use Bridge/My Learning as a platform for their Department professional development and compliance training and tracking.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
More than Memes and Gifs: Creating Accessible Social Media Content
Presenters:
Joe Tiner,Allison Swanson
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 376-78
Description:
Social media is embedded in today’s culture. Between Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. it is nearly impossible to not consume some form of social media. Because of this, social media has become a powerful tool in higher education. However, not everyone has access to the content posted on social media. Individuals with disabilities may be excluded from this content. In this interactive session participants will learn how to engage larger audiences by creating accessible social media content.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Participants will gain an understanding of accessibility principles Participants will gain an understanding of the importance of creating accessible content Participants will gain an understanding of how to create accessible social media content Target Audience: Those interested in public relations, marketing, social media, advertising, or communications.
Session Title:
Reimagining the Canvas quiz: Introduction to U-Behavior, a teaching method for encouraging spaced and interleaved practice in classrooms.
Presenters:
James Folkestad ,Marcia Moraes,Kelly McKenna
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 328-30
Description:
Testing or quizzing oneself is an extremely reliable way to strengthen memory and increase recall. In an attempt to get students to utilize these beneficial study methods faculty are creating low-stakes quizzes and encouraging students to test their ability to recall critical information. Following what we know about “best practice” techniques, faculty want students to space their practice (space across time) and to interleave their practice (alternating between quizzes and content), to consolidate their memory and to further test their ability to recall information. Despite these intentions, we have found that faculty do not have access to information about how students actually use the quizzes that they have developed. Furthermore, we have found that this lack of information makes it difficult for faculty to respond to less than desirable behaviors and encourage “best practice” behaviors. A team within the Center for the Analytics of Learning and Teaching (C-ALT) is developing a process called U-Behavior to help faculty and students explore quizzing behaviors and to experiment with a teaching method that has a positive effect on students’ usage behaviors. The teaching method starts with redefining quizzes as retrieval practice activities (RPAs), designed as tools for learning rather than assessment, and provides students with visualizations that illustrate how they used the RPAs during the semester. In this session we will discuss the following: • Current state of U-Behavior, • Benefits of U-Behavior for both students and instructors, and • Informational about how faculty can get involved and use U-Behavior in their classrooms.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1. Discuss the benefits of using U-Behavior and retrieval practice activities as a teaching method. 2. Present U-Behavior and provide information regarding how the method is integrated into course design. Target audience: Faculty and staff interested in boosting learning based on the science of learning.

Wednesday, January 15th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
The Future of Quizzes in Canvas
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
We’ve seen the future of quizzes in Canvas and we would like to share! There are new question types to explore. Learn about Levenshtein Distance and how can it help with fill in the blank question grading. Be one of the first to see Canvas New Quizzes and learn how you could pilot the new quiz tool in your spring 2020 course.
Goals and Target Audience:
To introduce New Quizzes to Canvas instructors, TA’s and course designers.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Canvas: What A Student Wants
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
Morgan Library Computer Lab 174
Description:
It’s not more cow bell! Most often, students ask for more consistent design and navigation in their Canvas courses. Join us to explore ways we can work together to design courses that make it easy for student to access content, inform them when assignment are due, and help keep them on track in your course.
Goals and Target Audience:
Work with instructors, TA's and designers on consistent design in Canvas courses.