Program for the 2021 PDI

Rooms

Monday, January 11th

10:00 AM

Session Title:
U-Behavior Learning and Teaching Method: Initial Findings from Two Large Undergraduate Classrooms
Presenters:
James Folkestad,Kelly McKenna,Marcia Moraes,Jennifer McLean,Katriana Popichak ,Erica Suchman, Howard Lewis
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2021
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
80 minutes
Room:
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19:meeting_Mzk5YTljOTQtNzZhMC00YmE4LTk1NDctZDc2ZTRjODI4ZjVj@thread.v2/0?context={"Tid":"afb58802-ff7a-4bb1-ab21-367ff2ecfc8b","Oid":"49e2ae49-876f-4deb-8a31-11d32749f166"}
Description:
Testing or quizzing oneself is an extremely reliable way to strengthen memory, increase one’s ability to recall information, and identify gaps in knowledge. To get students to utilize these beneficial practice methods, faculty have created low-stakes quizzes and encourage students to test their ability to recall critical information. Despite these intentions, we have found that faculty do not have access to data on how students use the quizzes they have developed. 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) has developed 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 student behaviors. This presentation provides an update on the U-Behavior learning and teaching method, the U-Behavior graphing tool, an automated tool within Canvas, and describes ongoing plans for expanding its use. We also present the initial findings from our fall semester experiment within two large undergraduate courses at CSU.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1. Discuss the benefits of using U-Behavior and retrieval practice activities as a teaching method. 2. Describe the current status of the U-Behavior LTI tool in Canvas, 3. Present initial research findings from two larger undergraduate classrooms. Target audience: Faculty and staff interested in boosting learning based on the science of learning.

Tuesday, January 12th

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Canvas New Quizzes: Where To Start?
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2021
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
80 minutes
Room:
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19:meeting_OTAxZjM3MjgtNmViZi00ZDBjLWE0YWYtMDYzMjI0NmY2YmVi@thread.v2/0?context={"Tid":"afb58802-ff7a-4bb1-ab21-367ff2ecfc8b","Oid":"49e2ae49-876f-4deb-8a31-11d32749f166"}
Description:
Canvas is developing a new quiz tool which will eventually replace the current Canvas classic quizzes. When creating a quiz in Canvas, instructors will have the option to select a new or classic quiz. In this hands on virtual workshop participants will learn about the new question types and settings associated with new quizzes. We will also review best practices for getting started with this new tool
Goals and Target Audience:
Familiarize instructors and TA's with Canvas' new quizzes tool.

Wednesday, January 13th

1:00 PM

Session Title:
All Things Echo360
Presenters:
Marianne Bauer
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2021
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
80 minutes
Room:
https://zoom.us/j/92265377504?pwd=N3JGTXVlMW9XeDNoVmlwMjNrY2xGZz09
Description:
Over 200 CSU classrooms have lecture capture recording capability using Echo360 devices. Particularly with COVID-19 class size restrictions and hybrid class configurations, Echo360 captures and live streaming benefits for both students and faculty. It can be used at no cost to you or students. This session is your basic introduction to lecture capture. Come and learn: • What is lecture capture? • How does it work? • What do students see when viewing Echo360 recordings? • What does it do to help students and faculty? • Which classrooms have lecture capture capability? • How can I record material for students if I’m not teaching in an Echo360 lecture capture equipped room? – Echo Universal Capture: Personal – from home or office • How do I link Echo recordings to my Canvas course? • How can I set up Zoom recordings to be stored in Echo? • How to navigate our echo360 help website.
Goals and Target Audience:
Our goal is to help answer your questions and help you decide whether to take advantage of Echo360 lecture capture to record, live stream, present and archive video content. Target audience is faculty and staff who teach for CSU, especially in Echo360 Enabled rooms.