2020 Faculty Development Events – oct

October

Select from our workshops, special events or technology training below:

Daily Virtual Walk-in Sessions for Technology Support, Monday/Wednesday 10am to 12pm and Tuesday/Thursday 1pm to 3pm. Faculty can join for a remote session with ITDS staff. No registration required.

Please visit the ITDS Course Registration Website to see a complete list of our technology training sessions. You can find lesson plans for most of our workshops on our Workshop Lesson Plans page.

Please contact us if you have any questions: ITDS@montclair.edu

Respondus Navigation Panel

Friday, October 30th – 11:00am to 11:30am – Please Register
Remote Proctoring with Respondus Monitor (Lockdown Browser and Webcam)

These tools work together to create a remote proctoring environment for online assessments. Lockdown Browser blocks windows or tabs from being opened, printed or switched to another URL during a test taking session. Respondus Monitor using the Lockdown Browser, is a fully automated proctoring solution which uses video analytics to prevent cheating for online tests/exams via a webcam on a laptop, desktop or iPad.

student on computer viewed from above

Monday, October 5th – 11:30am to 12:00pm – Please Register
Creating Online Tests With Canvas
Do you need to shift your in-class exams, tests, and quizzes to an online environment? Canvas quizzes will help you make this change. In this session, learn how to implement Canvas quizzes, surveys, and question banks. Quiz security, accommodations, and modifications are also discussed.

Monday, October 5th – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Please Register
Using Panopto to Enhance Teaching & Learning with Digital Media
Panopto is a video platform which provides screencasting, lecture capture, live streaming, and video content management. Instructors may use Panopto to record, edit, caption, create embedded quizzes, and share instructional videos. Integration between Panopto and Canvas is available and seamless. Come learn how to leverage Panopto in and outside of the classroom.

Monday, October 5th – 2:00pm to 3:00pm – Please Register
Using a Template to Build an Effective Online Course
You’ve imported a course template, now what? This session guides participants in using a course template to build a course in Canvas. ITDS has developed a course template in 15, 8, 6, 4 and 3 week formats aligned to standards of quality in online teaching and learning. You may review a publicly visible sample template.

Tuesday, October 6th – 1:00pm to 2:30pm – Please Register
Using Polling Tools to Elevate Student Achievement and Engagement
A poll is more than just a quick show of hands. Polling tools can be used to gather information on what our students know and where any gaps in knowledge may lie. In this session, learn how you can leverage polling tools (Zoom Polls, Kahoot, Poll Everywhere, Mentimeter, Slido) to create formative assessments that provide valuable insight into student’s understanding of course material in a low-stakes, gamified environment.

Tuesday, October 6th – 2:00pm to 3:00pm – Please Register
Canvas Conferences with BigBlueButton
This course focuses on how to use the built-in BigBlueButton conferencing feature in your Canvas courses which allows you to conduct synchronous (real-time) lectures/meetings and engage live collaboration and interaction in your class. Canvas Conferences can broadcast real-time audio and video, demo applications on your desktop, share presentation slides, or demo any online resources.

Wednesday, October 7th – 10:00am to 10:30am – Please Register
Grading Online with the Canvas Gradebook
The New Canvas Gradebook has features that differ from the previous version. This workshop will review those changes and offer tips for grading online with the New Gradebook.

Wednesday, October 7th – 11:00am to 12:00pm – Please Register
Podcasting: Listening and Learning
Podcasts are downloadable versions of audible stories. You can listen to podcasts about a myriad of topics on almost any mobile device on your own schedule. This workshop will show you how to find and listen to relevant podcasts, while also showing you how to create your own.


Wednesday, October 7th – 2:00pm to 3:30pm – Please Register
Introduction to Qualtrics
In this workshop, participants will learn how to create and deploy a basic survey in Qualtrics. Participants will learn how to design different question types, add, skip and display logic, understand/modify the survey flow,  learn about the different distribution methods as well as reporting options available.

Thursday, October 8th – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Please Register
Best Practices for Teaching and Designing Your Online/Hybrid Course
This workshop will provide a foundation for designing an organized, well structured, and interactive online course. Learn how to utilize modules to guide students through course content and activities, including assignments, discussions, pages, files, quizzes and more. Participants will receive guidance on developing learning modules and balancing asynchronous and synchronous course work.


Thursday, October 8th – 2:00pm to 3:00pm – Please Register
How to Design an Accessible Canvas Course and Create Accessible Materials
This session will offer tips on how to plan your courses so they are accessible to all students. Principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) will be introduced, as well as tools and strategies to help with making course materials accessible in Canvas.

Thursday, October 8th – 5:00pm to 6:00pm – Please Register
Using Zoom for Effective Online Teaching
This workshop will demonstrate how Zoom can be used to conduct synchronous class meetings or conferences to not only give a presentation or lecture, but also engage effective collaboration and interaction among students and participants. It will also introduce the Zoom for Canvas Integration and how it supports the ability to schedule meeting, list upcoming meetings, list history of meetings and join meetings within a Canvas course.

Friday, October 9th – 10:00am to 12:00pm – Please Register
Introduction to Canvas
This is an introductory Canvas workshop. Come learn how to build a student friendly course in the Canvas environment. We will begin with the Canvas interface and learn how to effectively navigate within your course. You will explore how to customize your course Home Page, create announcements, build instructionally sound content, utilize the Syllabus tool, upload files and customize your course settings.

Friday, October 9th – 11:00am to 12:00pm – Please Register
Designing Activities to Promote Student Engagement Online

How can we engage students in an online environment? In this workshop, we will discuss some active learning strategies and tools to promote student engagement by transforming your class activities into an online environment. We will introduce online role play, student group presentations and some best practice of online teamwork.
Respondus Navigation Panel

Monday, October 12th – 10:00am to 10:30am – Please Register
Remote Proctoring with Respondus Monitor (Lockdown Browser and Webcam)

These tools work together to create a remote proctoring environment for online assessments. Lockdown Browser blocks windows or tabs from being opened, printed or switched to another URL during a test taking session. Respondus Monitor using the Lockdown Browser, is a fully automated proctoring solution which uses video analytics to prevent cheating for online tests/exams via a webcam on a laptop, desktop or iPad.

Monday, October 12th – 11:00am to 12:00pm – Please Register
Using Panopto to Enhance Teaching & Learning with Digital Media
Panopto is a video platform which provides screencasting, lecture capture, live streaming, and video content management. Instructors may use Panopto to record, edit, caption, create embedded quizzes, and share instructional videos. Integration between Panopto and Canvas is available and seamless. Come learn how to leverage Panopto in and outside of the classroom.

Monday, October 12th – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Please Register
Using Zoom for Effective Online Teaching
This workshop will demonstrate how Zoom can be used to conduct synchronous class meetings or conferences to not only give a presentation or lecture, but also engage effective collaboration and interaction among students and participants. It will also introduce the Zoom for Canvas Integration and how it supports the ability to schedule meeting, list upcoming meetings, list history of meetings and join meetings within a Canvas course.

Monday, October 12th – 2:00pm to 3:00pm – Please Register
Promoting Student Engagement in an Online Synchronous Class
How can you engage students in active and collaborative learning during online synchronous class meetings? Come to this session to explore and experience interactive teaching strategies using conferencing technology in conjunction with collaborative learning tools. This session is geared specifically for the HAWKsync-OL modality and applicable to large classes.

Tuesday, October 13th – 10:00am to 12:00pm – Please Register
Designing Assignments, Quizzes & Tests in Canvas
This workshop focuses on how to build online assessments by introducing assignments and quizzes, designing interactive rubrics as well as demonstrates how to administer the Canvas Grade Center. It is intended to help faculty effectively assess/track student learning. Faculty will also learn how to prevent online cheating as well as moderate a quiz.

Tuesday, October 13th – 11:00am to 11:45am – Please Register
Shifting Student Presentations Online
How are our students supposed to give in-class presentations when we?re only able to meet virtually? This session will go over some of the options available to your students for creating (showcasing recording options such as Zoom and Loom) and sharing (showcasing hosting options such as Panopto or YouTube) their presentations.

Tuesday, October 13th – 1:00pm to 2:30pm – Please Register
Leading Effective Discussions, Teamwork and Collaboration in Canvas
This workshop introduces pedagogical strategies and practices to facilitate discussion, collaboration and teamwork in online, blended and in-person learning environments. Specific tools will be demonstrated to illustrate how to build an effective social learning environment utilizing Canvas Discussions, Wikis, Conferences, Collaborations/Google Tools, and Groups.

Wednesday, October 14th – 10:00am to 12:00pm – Please Register
Google Drive: Docs, Sheets and Slides
Learn how to use Google Drive to create and edit docs sheets and slides. Google Drive is a platform that allows you to collaboratively work on docs sheets and slides in real time. This workshop will give you the opportunity to experience and practice this in the classroom.

Wednesday, October 14th – 11:00am to 12:00pm – Please Register
Using Google Sites to Create an ePortfolio
ePortfolios showcase a student’s best work and provide an opportunity for students to reflect on their learning and accomplishments. A Google Site is a free website that is easy to set up and share. With your Google Site, you and your students can create your own website to display your work. This workshop will discuss the pedagogical potential of using this tool and walk you through the steps on how to use Google Sites to create an ePortfolio.

Wednesday, October 14th – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Please Register
Course Design Workshop: Creating Engaging DIY Videos
This session will offer tips on how to plan lectures and provide best practices for video and audio recording for effective instructor presence online.

Wednesday, October 14th – 5:00pm to 7:00pm – Please Register
Introduction to Canvas
This is an introductory Canvas workshop. Come learn how to build a student friendly course in the Canvas environment. We will begin with the Canvas interface and learn how to effectively navigate within your course. You will explore how to customize your course Home Page, create announcements, build instructionally sound content, utilize the Syllabus tool, upload files and customize your course settings.

Monday, October 19th – 11:00am to 12:00pm – Please Register
Best Practices for Teaching and Designing Your Online/Hybrid Course
This workshop will provide a foundation for designing an organized, well structured, and interactive online course. Learn how to utilize modules to guide students through course content and activities, including assignments, discussions, pages, files, quizzes and more. Participants will receive guidance on developing learning modules and balancing asynchronous and synchronous course work.

Monday, October 19th – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Please Register
Podcasting: Listening and Learning
Podcasts are downloadable versions of audible stories. You can listen to podcasts about a myriad of topics on almost any mobile device on your own schedule. This workshop will show you how to find and listen to relevant podcasts, while also showing you how to create your own.

Tuesday, October 20th – 1:00pm to 1:30pm – Please Register
Grading Online with the Canvas Gradebook
The New Canvas Gradebook has features that differ from the previous version. This workshop will review those changes and offer tips for grading online with the New Gradebook.

Wednesday, October 21st – 9:00am to 10:00am – Please Register
Using Zoom for Effective Online Teaching
This workshop will demonstrate how Zoom can be used to conduct synchronous class meetings or conferences to not only give a presentation or lecture, but also engage effective collaboration and interaction among students and participants. It will also introduce the Zoom for Canvas Integration and how it supports the ability to schedule meeting, list upcoming meetings, list history of meetings and join meetings within a Canvas course.
student on computer viewed from above

Wednesday, October 21st – 1:00pm to 1:30pm – Please Register
Creating Online Tests With Canvas
Do you need to shift your in-class exams, tests, and quizzes to an online environment? Canvas quizzes will help you make this change. In this session, learn how to implement Canvas quizzes, surveys, and question banks. Quiz security, accommodations, and modifications are also discussed.

Wednesday, October 21st – 3:00pm to 4:00pm – Please Register
Using Panopto to Enhance Teaching & Learning with Digital Media
Panopto is a video platform which provides screencasting, lecture capture, live streaming, and video content management. Instructors may use Panopto to record, edit, caption, create embedded quizzes, and share instructional videos. Integration between Panopto and Canvas is available and seamless. Come learn how to leverage Panopto in and outside of the classroom.

Thursday, October 22nd – 1:00pm to 2:30pm – Please Register
Using Polling Tools to Elevate Student Achievement and Engagement
A poll is more than just a quick show of hands. Polling tools can be used to gather information on what our students know and where any gaps in knowledge may lie. In this session, learn how you can leverage polling tools (Zoom Polls, Kahoot, Poll Everywhere, Mentimeter, Slido) to create formative assessments that provide valuable insight into student’s understanding of course material in a low-stakes, gamified environment.

Thursday, October 22nd – 5:00pm to 6:00pm – Please Register
Canvas Conferences with BigBlueButton
This course focuses on how to use the built-in BigBlueButton conferencing feature in your Canvas courses which allows you to conduct synchronous (real-time) lectures/meetings and engage live collaboration and interaction in your class. Canvas Conferences can broadcast real-time audio and video, demo applications on your desktop, share presentation slides, or demo any online resources.

Monday, October 26th – 11:00am to 12:00pm – Please Register
Using Zoom for Effective Online Teaching
This workshop will demonstrate how Zoom can be used to conduct synchronous class meetings or conferences to not only give a presentation or lecture, but also engage effective collaboration and interaction among students and participants. It will also introduce the Zoom for Canvas Integration and how it supports the ability to schedule meeting, list upcoming meetings, list history of meetings and join meetings within a Canvas course.

Monday, October 26th – 1:00pm to 2:30pm – Please Register
Leading Effective Discussions, Teamwork and Collaboration in Canvas
This workshop introduces pedagogical strategies and practices to facilitate discussion, collaboration and teamwork in online, blended and in-person learning environments. Specific tools will be demonstrated to illustrate how to build an effective social learning environment utilizing Canvas Discussions, Wikis, Conferences, Collaborations/Google Tools, and Groups.

Monday, October 26th – 5:00pm to 6:00pm – Please Register
Using Panopto to Enhance Teaching & Learning with Digital Media
Panopto is a video platform which provides screencasting, lecture capture, live streaming, and video content management. Instructors may use Panopto to record, edit, caption, create embedded quizzes, and share instructional videos. Integration between Panopto and Canvas is available and seamless. Come learn how to leverage Panopto in and outside of the classroom.

Tuesday, October 27th – 10:00am to 11:00am – Please Register
Promoting Student Engagement in an Online Synchronous Class
How can you engage students in active and collaborative learning during online synchronous class meetings? Come to this session to explore and experience interactive teaching strategies using conferencing technology in conjunction with collaborative learning tools. This session is geared specifically for the HAWKsync-OL modality and applicable to large classes.

Wednesday, October 28th – 11:00am to 12:00pm – Please Register
Designing Activities to Promote Student Engagement Online

How can we engage students in an online environment? In this workshop, we will discuss some active learning strategies and tools to promote student engagement by transforming your class activities into an online environment. We will introduce online role play, student group presentations and some best practice of online teamwork.

Wednesday, October 28th – 1:00pm to 3:00pm – Please Register
Designing Assignments, Quizzes & Tests in Canvas
This workshop focuses on how to build online assessments by introducing assignments and quizzes, designing interactive rubrics as well as demonstrates how to administer the Canvas Grade Center. It is intended to help faculty effectively assess/track student learning. Faculty will also learn how to prevent online cheating as well as moderate a quiz.

Thursday, October 29th – 1:00pm to 1:45pm – Please Register
Shifting Student Presentations Online
How are our students supposed to give in-class presentations when we?re only able to meet virtually? This session will go over some of the options available to your students for creating (showcasing recording options such as Zoom and Loom) and sharing (showcasing hosting options such as Panopto or YouTube) their presentations.

November

Select from our workshops, special events or technology training below:

Daily Virtual Walk-in Sessions for Technology Support, Monday/Wednesday 10am to 12pm and Tuesday/Thursday 1pm to 3pm. Faculty can join for a remote session with ITDS staff. No registration required.

Please visit the ITDS Course Registration Website to see a complete list of our technology training sessions. You can find lesson plans for most of our workshops on our Workshop Lesson Plans page.

Please contact us if you have any questions: ITDS@montclair.edu


Wednesday, November 4th – 1:00pm to 3:00pm – Please Register
Designing Assignments, Quizzes & Tests in Canvas
This workshop focuses on how to build online assessments by introducing assignments and quizzes, designing interactive rubrics as well as demonstrates how to administer the Canvas Grade Center. It is intended to help faculty effectively assess/track student learning. Faculty will also learn how to prevent online cheating as well as moderate a quiz.

Wednesday, November 4th – 10:00am to 11:00am – Please Register
Using Zoom for Effective Online Teaching
This workshop will demonstrate how Zoom can be used to conduct synchronous class meetings or conferences to not only give a presentation or lecture, but also engage effective collaboration and interaction among students and participants. It will also introduce the Zoom for Canvas Integration and how it supports the ability to schedule meeting, list upcoming meetings, list history of meetings and join meetings within a Canvas course.

Thursday, November 5th – 11:30am to 12:00pm – Please Register
Grading Online with the Canvas Gradebook
The New Canvas Gradebook has features that differ from the previous version. This workshop will review those changes and offer tips for grading online with the New Gradebook.

Thursday, November 5th – 5:00pm to 7:00pm – Please Register
Introduction to Canvas
This is an introductory Canvas workshop. Come learn how to build a student friendly course in the Canvas environment. We will begin with the Canvas interface and learn how to effectively navigate within your course. You will explore how to customize your course Home Page, create announcements, build instructionally sound content, utilize the Syllabus tool, upload files and customize your course settings.


Friday, November 6th – 10:00am to 11:00am – Please Register
Using Panopto to Enhance Teaching & Learning with Digital Media
Panopto is a video platform which provides screencasting, lecture capture, live streaming, and video content management. Instructors may use Panopto to record, edit, caption, create embedded quizzes, and share instructional videos. Integration between Panopto and Canvas is available and seamless. Come learn how to leverage Panopto in and outside of the classroom.

Friday, November 6th – 1:00pm to 2:30pm – Please Register
Using Polling Tools to Elevate Student Achievement and Engagement
A poll is more than just a quick show of hands. Polling tools can be used to gather information on what our students know and where any gaps in knowledge may lie. In this session, learn how you can leverage polling tools (Zoom Polls, Kahoot, Poll Everywhere, Mentimeter, Slido) to create formative assessments that provide valuable insight into student’s understanding of course material in a low-stakes, gamified environment.

Monday, November 9th – 10:30am to 12:30pm – Please Register
Leading Effective Discussions, Teamwork and Collaboration in Canvas
This workshop introduces pedagogical strategies and practices to facilitate discussion, collaboration and teamwork in online, blended and in-person learning environments. Specific tools will be demonstrated to illustrate how to build an effective social learning environment utilizing Canvas Discussions, Wikis, Conferences, Collaborations/Google Tools, and Groups.

Monday, November 9th – 2:00pm to 3:00pm – Please Register
Podcasting: Listening and Learning
Podcasts are downloadable versions of audible stories. You can listen to podcasts about a myriad of topics on almost any mobile device on your own schedule. This workshop will show you how to find and listen to relevant podcasts, while also showing you how to create your own.

Monday, November 9th – 3:00pm to 4:00pm – Please Register
Canvas Conferences with BigBlueButton
This course focuses on how to use the built-in BigBlueButton conferencing feature in your Canvas courses which allows you to conduct synchronous (real-time) lectures/meetings and engage live collaboration and interaction in your class. Canvas Conferences can broadcast real-time audio and video, demo applications on your desktop, share presentation slides, or demo any online resources.

Tuesday, November 10th – 10:00am to 11:00am – Please Register
Course Design Workshop: Creating Engaging DIY Videos
This session will offer tips on how to plan lectures and provide best practices for video and audio recording for effective instructor presence online.

Tuesday, November 10th – 2:00pm to 3:00pm – Please Register
Using Panopto to Enhance Teaching & Learning with Digital Media
Panopto is a video platform which provides screencasting, lecture capture, live streaming, and video content management. Instructors may use Panopto to record, edit, caption, create embedded quizzes, and share instructional videos. Integration between Panopto and Canvas is available and seamless. Come learn how to leverage Panopto in and outside of the classroom.

Tuesday, November 10th – 3:00pm to 4:00pm – Please Register
Best Practices for Teaching and Designing Your Online/Hybrid Course
This workshop will provide a foundation for designing an organized, well structured, and interactive online course. Learn how to utilize modules to guide students through course content and activities, including assignments, discussions, pages, files, quizzes and more. Participants will receive guidance on developing learning modules and balancing asynchronous and synchronous course work.

Thursday, November 12th – 10:00am to 11:00am – Please Register
How to Design an Accessible Canvas Course and Create Accessible Materials
This session will offer tips on how to plan your courses so they are accessible to all students. Principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) will be introduced, as well as tools and strategies to help with making course materials accessible in Canvas.

Thursday, November 12th – 11:00am to 12:00pm – Please Register
Promoting Student Engagement in an Online Synchronous Class
How can you engage students in active and collaborative learning during online synchronous class meetings? Come to this session to explore and experience interactive teaching strategies using conferencing technology in conjunction with collaborative learning tools. This session is geared specifically for the HAWKsync-OL modality and applicable to large classes.

Thursday, November 12th – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Please Register
Using a Template to Build an Effective Online Course
You’ve imported a course template, now what? This session guides participants in using a course template to build a course in Canvas. ITDS has developed a course template in 15, 8, 6, 4 and 3 week formats aligned to standards of quality in online teaching and learning. You may review a publicly visible sample template.
student on computer viewed from above

Thursday, November 12th – 2:00pm to 2:30pm – Please Register
Creating Online Tests With Canvas
Do you need to shift your in-class exams, tests, and quizzes to an online environment? Canvas quizzes will help you make this change. In this session, learn how to implement Canvas quizzes, surveys, and question banks. Quiz security, accommodations, and modifications are also discussed.

Thursday, November 12th – 5:00pm to 6:00pm – Please Register
Using Zoom for Effective Online Teaching
This workshop will demonstrate how Zoom can be used to conduct synchronous class meetings or conferences to not only give a presentation or lecture, but also engage effective collaboration and interaction among students and participants. It will also introduce the Zoom for Canvas Integration and how it supports the ability to schedule meeting, list upcoming meetings, list history of meetings and join meetings within a Canvas course.
Respondus Navigation Panel

Friday, November 13th – 2:00pm to 2:30pm – Please Register
Remote Proctoring with Respondus Monitor (Lockdown Browser and Webcam)

These tools work together to create a remote proctoring environment for online assessments. Lockdown Browser blocks windows or tabs from being opened, printed or switched to another URL during a test taking session. Respondus Monitor using the Lockdown Browser, is a fully automated proctoring solution which uses video analytics to prevent cheating for online tests/exams via a webcam on a laptop, desktop or iPad.

Monday, November 16th – 10:30am to 12:00pm – Please Register
Using Polling Tools to Elevate Student Achievement and Engagement
A poll is more than just a quick show of hands. Polling tools can be used to gather information on what our students know and where any gaps in knowledge may lie. In this session, learn how you can leverage polling tools (Zoom Polls, Kahoot, Poll Everywhere, Mentimeter, Slido) to create formative assessments that provide valuable insight into student’s understanding of course material in a low-stakes, gamified environment.

Monday, November 16th – 1:00pm to 2:30pm – Please Register
Introduction to Qualtrics
In this workshop, participants will learn how to create and deploy a basic survey in Qualtrics. Participants will learn how to design different question types, add, skip and display logic, understand/modify the survey flow,  learn about the different distribution methods as well as reporting options available.

Monday, November 16th – 3:00pm to 4:00pm – Please Register
Designing Activities to Promote Student Engagement Online

How can we engage students in an online environment? In this workshop, we will discuss some active learning strategies and tools to promote student engagement by transforming your class activities into an online environment. We will introduce online role play, student group presentations and some best practice of online teamwork.

Tuesday, November 17th – 10:00am to 11:00am – Please Register
Using Zoom for Effective Online Teaching
This workshop will demonstrate how Zoom can be used to conduct synchronous class meetings or conferences to not only give a presentation or lecture, but also engage effective collaboration and interaction among students and participants. It will also introduce the Zoom for Canvas Integration and how it supports the ability to schedule meeting, list upcoming meetings, list history of meetings and join meetings within a Canvas course.

Tuesday, November 17th – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Please Register
Using Google Sites to Create an ePortfolio
ePortfolios showcase a student’s best work and provide an opportunity for students to reflect on their learning and accomplishments. A Google Site is a free website that is easy to set up and share. With your Google Site, you and your students can create your own website to display your work. This workshop will discuss the pedagogical potential of using this tool and walk you through the steps on how to use Google Sites to create an ePortfolio.

Tuesday, November 17th – 2:00pm to 2:45pm – Please Register
Shifting Student Presentations Online
How are our students supposed to give in-class presentations when we?re only able to meet virtually? This session will go over some of the options available to your students for creating (showcasing recording options such as Zoom and Loom) and sharing (showcasing hosting options such as Panopto or YouTube) their presentations.

Wednesday, November 18th – 10:00am to 12:00pm – Please Register
Introduction to Canvas
This is an introductory Canvas workshop. Come learn how to build a student friendly course in the Canvas environment. We will begin with the Canvas interface and learn how to effectively navigate within your course. You will explore how to customize your course Home Page, create announcements, build instructionally sound content, utilize the Syllabus tool, upload files and customize your course settings.

Wednesday, November 18th – 1:00pm to 1:30pm – Please Register
Grading Online with the Canvas Gradebook
The New Canvas Gradebook has features that differ from the previous version. This workshop will review those changes and offer tips for grading online with the New Gradebook.


Wednesday, November 18th – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Please Register
Using Panopto to Enhance Teaching & Learning with Digital Media
Panopto is a video platform which provides screencasting, lecture capture, live streaming, and video content management. Instructors may use Panopto to record, edit, caption, create embedded quizzes, and share instructional videos. Integration between Panopto and Canvas is available and seamless. Come learn how to leverage Panopto in and outside of the classroom.

Thursday, November 19th – 1:00pm to 3:00pm – Please Register
Google Drive: Docs, Sheets and Slides
Learn how to use Google Drive to create and edit docs sheets and slides. Google Drive is a platform that allows you to collaboratively work on docs sheets and slides in real time. This workshop will give you the opportunity to experience and practice this in the classroom.

Thursday, November 19th – 5:00pm to 6:00pm – Please Register
Canvas Conferences with BigBlueButton
This course focuses on how to use the built-in BigBlueButton conferencing feature in your Canvas courses which allows you to conduct synchronous (real-time) lectures/meetings and engage live collaboration and interaction in your class. Canvas Conferences can broadcast real-time audio and video, demo applications on your desktop, share presentation slides, or demo any online resources.
Respondus Navigation Panel

Monday, November 23rd – 10:00am to 10:30am – Please Register
Remote Proctoring with Respondus Monitor (Lockdown Browser and Webcam)

These tools work together to create a remote proctoring environment for online assessments. Lockdown Browser blocks windows or tabs from being opened, printed or switched to another URL during a test taking session. Respondus Monitor using the Lockdown Browser, is a fully automated proctoring solution which uses video analytics to prevent cheating for online tests/exams via a webcam on a laptop, desktop or iPad.

Monday, November 23rd – 11:00am to 12:00pm – Please Register
Using Zoom for Effective Online Teaching
This workshop will demonstrate how Zoom can be used to conduct synchronous class meetings or conferences to not only give a presentation or lecture, but also engage effective collaboration and interaction among students and participants. It will also introduce the Zoom for Canvas Integration and how it supports the ability to schedule meeting, list upcoming meetings, list history of meetings and join meetings within a Canvas course.
student on computer viewed from above

Monday, November 23rd – 1:00pm to 1:30pm – Please Register
Creating Online Tests With Canvas
Do you need to shift your in-class exams, tests, and quizzes to an online environment? Canvas quizzes will help you make this change. In this session, learn how to implement Canvas quizzes, surveys, and question banks. Quiz security, accommodations, and modifications are also discussed.

Tuesday, November 24th – 1:00pm to 2:00pm –
Please Register
Designing Activities to Promote Student Engagement Online

How can we engage students in an online environment? In this workshop, we will discuss some active learning strategies and tools to promote student engagement by transforming your class activities into an online environment. We will introduce online role play, student group presentations and some best practice of online teamwork.

Tuesday, November 24th – 2:00pm to 4:00pm – Please Register
Designing Assignments, Quizzes & Tests in Canvas
This workshop focuses on how to build online assessments by introducing assignments and quizzes, designing interactive rubrics as well as demonstrates how to administer the Canvas Grade Center. It is intended to help faculty effectively assess/track student learning. Faculty will also learn how to prevent online cheating as well as moderate a quiz.

Monday, November 30th – 5:00pm to 6:00pm – Please Register
Using Panopto to Enhance Teaching & Learning with Digital Media
Panopto is a video platform which provides screencasting, lecture capture, live streaming, and video content management. Instructors may use Panopto to record, edit, caption, create embedded quizzes, and share instructional videos. Integration between Panopto and Canvas is available and seamless. Come learn how to leverage Panopto in and outside of the classroom.

December

Select from our workshops, special events or technology training below:

Daily Virtual Walk-in Sessions for Technology Support, Monday/Wednesday 10am to 12pm and Tuesday/Thursday 1pm to 3pm. Faculty can join for a remote session with ITDS staff. No registration required.

Please visit the ITDS Course Registration Website to see a complete list of our technology training sessions. You can find lesson plans for most of our workshops on our Workshop Lesson Plans page.

Please contact us if you have any questions: ITDS@montclair.edu

Brace for Winter Session with our Workshops – Please Register
Tuesday, December 1st – 9:30am – 4:00pm
The Winter Session Office has partnered with the ITDS team to offer a full day of workshops. This virtual day will occur using live sessions in Zoom and provide resources in Canvas. You can review our scheduled Agenda at your leisure.


Wednesday, December 2nd – 1:00pm to 1:30pm – Please Register
Grading Online with the Canvas Gradebook
The New Canvas Gradebook has features that differ from the previous version. This workshop will review those changes and offer tips for grading online with the New Gradebook.

Wednesday, December 2nd – 2:00pm to 2:45pm – Please Register
Shifting Student Presentations Online
How are our students supposed to give in-class presentations when we?re only able to meet virtually? This session will go over some of the options available to your students for creating (showcasing recording options such as Zoom and Loom) and sharing (showcasing hosting options such as Panopto or YouTube) their presentations.
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Thursday, December 3rd – 10:00am to 10:30am – Please Register
Creating Online Tests With Canvas
Do you need to shift your in-class exams, tests, and quizzes to an online environment? Canvas quizzes will help you make this change. In this session, learn how to implement Canvas quizzes, surveys, and question banks. Quiz security, accommodations, and modifications are also discussed.

Thursday, December 3rd – 2:00pm to 4:00pm – Please Register
Introduction to Canvas
This is an introductory Canvas workshop. Come learn how to build a student friendly course in the Canvas environment. We will begin with the Canvas interface and learn how to effectively navigate within your course. You will explore how to customize your course Home Page, create announcements, build instructionally sound content, utilize the Syllabus tool, upload files and customize your course settings.

Thursday, December 3rd – 5:00pm to 6:00pm – Please Register
Using Zoom for Effective Online Teaching
This workshop will demonstrate how Zoom can be used to conduct synchronous class meetings or conferences to not only give a presentation or lecture, but also engage effective collaboration and interaction among students and participants. It will also introduce the Zoom for Canvas Integration and how it supports the ability to schedule meeting, list upcoming meetings, list history of meetings and join meetings within a Canvas course.

Friday, December 4th – 1:00pm to 2:30pm – Please Register
Leading Effective Discussions, Teamwork and Collaboration in Canvas
This workshop introduces pedagogical strategies and practices to facilitate discussion, collaboration and teamwork in online, blended and in-person learning environments. Specific tools will be demonstrated to illustrate how to build an effective social learning environment utilizing Canvas Discussions, Wikis, Conferences, Collaborations/Google Tools, and Groups.

Monday, December 7th – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Please Register
How to Design an Accessible Canvas Course and Create Accessible Materials
This session will offer tips on how to plan your courses so they are accessible to all students. Principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) will be introduced, as well as tools and strategies to help with making course materials accessible in Canvas.

Monday, December 7th – 5:00pm to 6:00pm – Please Register
Using Panopto to Enhance Teaching & Learning with Digital Media
Panopto is a video platform which provides screencasting, lecture capture, live streaming, and video content management. Instructors may use Panopto to record, edit, caption, create embedded quizzes, and share instructional videos. Integration between Panopto and Canvas is available and seamless. Come learn how to leverage Panopto in and outside of the classroom.

Tuesday, December 8th – 10:00am to 11:00am – Please Register
Podcasting: Listening and Learning
Podcasts are downloadable versions of audible stories. You can listen to podcasts about a myriad of topics on almost any mobile device on your own schedule. This workshop will show you how to find and listen to relevant podcasts, while also showing you how to create your own.

Tuesday, December 8th – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Please Register
Using Zoom for Effective Online Teaching
This workshop will demonstrate how Zoom can be used to conduct synchronous class meetings or conferences to not only give a presentation or lecture, but also engage effective collaboration and interaction among students and participants. It will also introduce the Zoom for Canvas Integration and how it supports the ability to schedule meeting, list upcoming meetings, list history of meetings and join meetings within a Canvas course.

Tuesday, December 8th – 2:00pm to 3:00pm – Please Register
Canvas Conferences with BigBlueButton
This course focuses on how to use the built-in BigBlueButton conferencing feature in your Canvas courses which allows you to conduct synchronous (real-time) lectures/meetings and engage live collaboration and interaction in your class. Canvas Conferences can broadcast real-time audio and video, demo applications on your desktop, share presentation slides, or demo any online resources.

Wednesday, December 9th – 11:00am to 12:00pm – Please Register
Using a Template to Build an Effective Online Course
You’ve imported a course template, now what? This session guides participants in using a course template to build a course in Canvas. ITDS has developed a course template in 15, 8, 6, 4 and 3 week formats aligned to standards of quality in online teaching and learning. You may review a publicly visible sample template.

Wednesday, December 9th – 1:00pm to 3:00pm – Please Register
Designing Assignments, Quizzes & Tests in Canvas
This workshop focuses on how to build online assessments by introducing assignments and quizzes, designing interactive rubrics as well as demonstrates how to administer the Canvas Grade Center. It is intended to help faculty effectively assess/track student learning. Faculty will also learn how to prevent online cheating as well as moderate a quiz.

Wednesday, December 9th – 3:00pm to 4:00pm – Please Register
Course Design Workshop: Creating Engaging DIY Videos
This session will offer tips on how to plan lectures and provide best practices for video and audio recording for effective instructor presence online.

Thursday, December 10th – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Please Register
Promoting Student Engagement in an Online Synchronous Class
How can you engage students in active and collaborative learning during online synchronous class meetings? Come to this session to explore and experience interactive teaching strategies using conferencing technology in conjunction with collaborative learning tools. This session is geared specifically for the HAWKsync-OL modality and applicable to large classes.

Friday, December 11th – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Please Register
Best Practices for Teaching and Designing Your Online/Hybrid Course
This workshop will provide a foundation for designing an organized, well structured, and interactive online course. Learn how to utilize modules to guide students through course content and activities, including assignments, discussions, pages, files, quizzes and more. Participants will receive guidance on developing learning modules and balancing asynchronous and synchronous course work.

Friday, December 11th – 10:00am to 11:30am – Please Register
Introduction to Qualtrics
In this workshop, participants will learn how to create and deploy a basic survey in Qualtrics. Participants will learn how to design different question types, add, skip and display logic, understand/modify the survey flow,  learn about the different distribution methods as well as reporting options available.

Monday, December 14th – 1:00pm to 2:30pm – Please Register
Using Polling Tools to Elevate Student Achievement and Engagement
A poll is more than just a quick show of hands. Polling tools can be used to gather information on what our students know and where any gaps in knowledge may lie. In this session, learn how you can leverage polling tools (Zoom Polls, Kahoot, Poll Everywhere, Mentimeter, Slido) to create formative assessments that provide valuable insight into student’s understanding of course material in a low-stakes, gamified environment.

Tuesday, December 15th – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Please Register
Designing Activities to Promote Student Engagement Online

How can we engage students in an online environment? In this workshop, we will discuss some active learning strategies and tools to promote student engagement by transforming your class activities into an online environment. We will introduce online role play, student group presentations and some best practice of online teamwork.

Wednesday, December 16th – 9:00am to 11:00am – Please Register
Google Drive: Docs, Sheets and Slides
Learn how to use Google Drive to create and edit docs sheets and slides. Google Drive is a platform that allows you to collaboratively work on docs sheets and slides in real time. This workshop will give you the opportunity to experience and practice this in the classroom.

Wednesday, December 16th – 3:00pm to 4:00pm – Please Register
Using Panopto to Enhance Teaching & Learning with Digital Media
Panopto is a video platform which provides screencasting, lecture capture, live streaming, and video content management. Instructors may use Panopto to record, edit, caption, create embedded quizzes, and share instructional videos. Integration between Panopto and Canvas is available and seamless. Come learn how to leverage Panopto in and outside of the classroom.

Thursday, December 17th – 2:00pm to 3:00pm – Please Register
Using Google Sites to Create an ePortfolio
ePortfolios showcase a student’s best work and provide an opportunity for students to reflect on their learning and accomplishments. A Google Site is a free website that is easy to set up and share. With your Google Site, you and your students can create your own website to display your work. This workshop will discuss the pedagogical potential of using this tool and walk you through the steps on how to use Google Sites to create an ePortfolio.