eLearning Summer Teaching Institute 2018 Highlights

Two successful days of sharing and experiencing new educational technologies! We unveiled our Lightboard in Room Q. Here are the Highlights of the two days. Well planned activities by our Instructional designers Keith Rowley, Betsy Zahrt Geib, Brian Bergen-Aurand and Bruce Wolcott. A big thankyou to Teri Hull, Heather Rane, Larry Boykin and Gordon Hom for seamlessly coordinating the event.

Summer Teaching Institute 2018 – Workshop Descriptions

Canvas Basics

These topics will be covered as an introduction to basic features of every Canvas course, for beginners and more experienced instructors needing a review.

  • Your Syllabus in Canvas (locating and using the syllabus template, how to upload and access the syllabus in a Canvas course)
  • Class Home Page (essential information to include on a course homepage, accessibility features, embedding and image with accessibility, creating links)
  • Getting Started Module (Getting Started Module Canvas information site, recommended content)
    Instructor bio, course policies, Q&A, syllabus, technology requirements
  • Profile and Notifications (create a profile, set contact emails/phone numbers, notifications)
  • Import Courses (using the Settings section for course start and stop dates, import Canvas courses)

Canvas Intermediate

Topics covered in this workshop include:

  • Quizzes (question banks, question types, creating questions, grading, randomization, setting test time windows)
  • Speed Grader (grading, comments, feedback)
  • Assignments (grade weight percentages, assignment strategies and examples)
  • Rubrics (categories and descriptions, integration in assignments)
  • Discussions (creating groups, discussions editing, discussion strategies and examples)
  • Extra Credit (setting extra credit for assignments, extra credit and gradebook settings)

Creating Videos with Panopto

Participants in this workshop will use Panopto to create a video (with audio), while also viewing, searching, managing, editing, and sharing their videos. We will also enable Panopto’s auto captions. Time permitting, we will embed a quiz inside the video and connect it to the Canvas gradebook.

Video Captioning

This workshop focuses specifically on captioning already-produced educational videos. It gives tips and tricks for creating and editing Panopto auto-captions, and creating, saving, uploading, and adjusting transcripts for a YouTube video. It will also cover downloading the caption files from YouTube and the reasons for choosing specific file formats.

Tips and Tools for Accessibility in Canvas

In the first ½ of the workshop, we will cover accessibility laws, tips to create accessible content in Canvas, and tools you can use to make sure that your content is accessible. Once you have learned the principles, you can apply them anywhere you use the rich text editor in Canvas. We’ll also cover considerations for linking outside content. The second ½ of the workshop is saved for you to put your new knowledge to work in your own courses.

Creating/Remediating Accessible Documents and Slides

If you use a lot of documents, slides, or PDFs to present content to students, this workshop is for you. Learn how to check your current documents and slides for accessibility, and how to create or remediate accessible documents, slides, and PDFs. The first ½ of the workshop will demo both accessible and inaccessible examples and how to correct issues using various tools. The second ½ of the workshop is reserved for you to start remediating important content in your courses.

Quality Matters & Quality Online Instruction (QM / QOI)

This collaborative workshop focuses on building Canvas pages with online teaching standards and best practices in mind, including self-evaluation, peer review, and usability testing. It explores new Quality Matters Sixth Edition Standards (QM), Bellevue College’s Arts & Humanities Quality Online Instruction standards for peer review (QOI), and the social science learning online working group (SSLOG). Participants will conduct self and peer reviews of elements of a course using several assessment tools.

Building a Better Canvas Page & Integrating LTIs

Trying to increase student engagement in online and hybrid courses? This interactive workshop concentrates on building Canvas pages using external tools to meet or exceed navigation, usability, alignment, and accessibility standards to help students get and stay engaged. Participants will learn about content development and considerations of copyright, fair use, open source, and learning tools interoperability (LTIs) and put such external tools to use to improve page design and usability.

Feedback from the Institute Participants:

eLearning Summer Institute 2018: Feedback from participants.

I improved my understanding of creating a quality online learning environment, improved my front page, and began designing for the Canvas app usage.

BC has some excellent technology that we can leverage across the board on campus.

I learnt that to have a simple layout on Canvas, first page especially. 

As I am brand new to BC, it was a great help in understanding and using the tech resources available to me 

Teachers make a difference, we have dedicated inspirational faculty. 

I’ve been able to directly apply what I learned. I appreciate PD opportunities that directly apply to my teaching. I was able to test out and apply information on the spot. 

You always learn new things in eLearning! 

It’s great to have an experience of learning useful tools with other faculty. 

There is a HUGE value to being on top of whats going on.

Last Updated January 3, 2019