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Summer 2020 Faculty Development Events

August

 

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

Daily Virtual Walk-in Sessions for Technology Support, Monday to Thursday. Faculty can join anytime between 10am-3pm for a remote session with ITDS staff. No registration required.

Please visit the ITDS Course Registration Website to register for our: Introduction to Canvas, Remote Proctoring with Respondus Monitor (Lockdown Browser and Webcam), MS Excel, Google Drive: Docs, Sheets and Slides, Creative Uses of PowerPoint, Advanced Word, Introduction to Qualtrics and other technology training sessions.

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


Monday, August 3 – August 16 (2 weeks online) – Registration CLOSED
Empowering Online Teaching and Learning (EOTL)
The EOTL is typically a four-week program intended to provide faculty with an overview of teaching and learning online, applicable to both online and hybrid courses. For Summer 2020, we are offering accelerated sessions running 2 weeks each. Facilitated by our Instructional Designers, the course involves approximately 4-5 hours of work each week.


Tuesday, August 4th – 10:00am to 11:00am – 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, August 4th – 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.


Tuesday, August 4th – 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, August 4th – 2:00pm to 3:00pm – 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.


Tuesday, August 4th – 2:00pm to 3:00pmPlease Register
Engage Students with Effective Presentations
Using principles of information design and data visualization, faculty can create engaging presentations that grab student’s attention. This introductory workshop introduces faculty to best practices and tools for presenting course information more effectively through fundamental visual design concepts.


Wednesday, August 5th – 10:00am to 10:45am – 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.


Wednesday, August 5th – 11:00am to 12:00pm – 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, August 5th – 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.
Respondus Navigation Panel


Wednesday, August 5th – 11:30am to 12:00pm – 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.


Wednesday, August 5th – 4:00pm to 5:00pm – 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.


Thursday, August 6th – 10:00am to 11:00am – Please Register
Preparing a Course for Any Modality

As we reflect on the rapid transition to remote learning in the spring, we may be wondering how to best prepare for an uncertain fall. This session guides participants in using a course template to build a course in Canvas. This not only supports in-person courses, but also allows one to more easily transition into online or hybrid course delivery. Participants will begin to explore options for a variety of course delivery modes.


Thursday, August 6th – 10:00am to 11:00am – 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, August 6th – 2:00pm to 3:00pm – 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.


Thursday, August 6th – 6:00pm to 7:00pm – 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.
Respondus Navigation Panel


Monday, August 10th – 11:30am to 12:00pm – 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.

Tuesday, August 11 – 10:30am to 11:30am – Please Register
Faculty-led Course Design Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Join Dr. Daniela Peterka-Benton, Associate Professor of Justice Studies, and Pauline Carpenter, Instructional Designer with ITDS as they discuss best practices in course design for online, hybrid, and in-person modalities. They will share approaches to designing and delivering courses across modalities, as well as lessons learned along the way.


Tuesday, August 11 – 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.


Wednesday, August 12th -11:00am 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.


Wednesday, August 12th – 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.


Wednesday, August 12th – 3:00pm to 3:45pm – 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.
Respondus Navigation Panel


Thursday, August 13th – 10:00am to 11:00am – 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.


Thursday, August 13th – 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.


Thursday, August 13th – 3:00pm to 4:00pm – 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, August 17th – 1:00pm to 3:00pm – 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.


Tuesday, August 18th – 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, August 18th – 11:00am to 12:00pm – Please Register
Making the Shift to Online/Hybrid Teaching and Learning
This session will assist you with making the shift from in person to online or hybrid teaching and learning. It will introduce characteristics of well designed online courses, share best practices for balancing asynchronous and synchronous learning activities and introduce common approaches to online assessment so that you can get started on adapting your teaching approaches to online or hybrid course delivery effectively.


Monday, August 3rd – 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.
Respondus Navigation Panel


Monday, August 3rd – 1:30pm to 2:00pm – 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, August 3rd – 2:00pm to 3:00pm – Please Register
Designing Authentic Online Assessments
This session will share strategies for designing formative and summative assessments in online courses. It will introduce approaches to developing authentic assessments, incorporating group work, using tools to manage mediated student submissions, while also providing guidelines to create effective and meaningful exams.


Monday, August 3rd – 4:00pm to 5:00pm – Please Register
Getting Started with a Course Template
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.

May

 

Daily Virtual Walk-in Sessions for Technology Support, Monday to Friday. Faculty can join anytime between 10am-3pm for a remote session with ITDS staff. No registration required.

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Friday, May 1st – 9:00am to 4:00pm – Registration is closed
Pre-Semester Tech Camp for Summer Session
The pre-semester tech camp will help you prepare to teach online during the 2020 Summer semester. This full day of sessions focuses on best practices in online course design and organization, leading effective teamwork and collaboration, creating authentic assessments, and several tools to engage students in the online environment.


Tuesday, May 5th – 10:00am to 12:00pm – Registration is closed
Drop-in Course Design Consultations
ITDS provides individual and small group consultation sessions on the instructional design of courses. Instructional designers offer expertise in designing engaging courses, adhering to effective pedagogical strategies for teaching and learning. Drop in to meet with an instructional designer. No appointment necessary.


Thursday, May 7th – 1:00pm to 3:00pm – Registration is closed
Drop-in Course Design Consultations
ITDS provides individual and small group consultation sessions on the instructional design of courses. Instructional designers offer expertise in designing engaging courses, adhering to effective pedagogical strategies for teaching and learning. Drop in to meet with an instructional designer. No appointment necessary.


Tuesday, May 12th – 10:00am to 12:00pm – Registration is closed
Drop-in Course Design Consultations
ITDS provides individual and small group consultation sessions on the instructional design of courses. Instructional designers offer expertise in designing engaging courses, adhering to effective pedagogical strategies for teaching and learning. Drop in to meet with an instructional designer. No appointment necessary.


Wednesday, May13th – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Registration is closed
Making the Shift to Online/Hybrid Teaching and Learning
This session will assist you with making the shift from in person to online or hybrid teaching and learning. It will introduce characteristics of well designed online courses, share best practices for balancing asynchronous and synchronous learning activities and introduce common approaches to online assessment so that you can get started on adapting your teaching approaches to online or hybrid course delivery effectively.


Thursday, May 14th – 1:00pm to 3:00pm – Registration is closed
Drop-in Course Design Consultations
ITDS provides individual and small group consultation sessions on the instructional design of courses. Instructional designers offer expertise in designing engaging courses, adhering to effective pedagogical strategies for teaching and learning. Drop in to meet with an instructional designer. No appointment necessary.


Monday, May 18th – 1:00pm-2:00pm – Registration is closed
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, May 19th – 9:00am-10:30am – Registration is closed
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.


Tuesday, May 19th – 10:00am-12:00pm – Registration is closed
Drop-in Course Design Consultations
ITDS provides individual and small group consultation sessions on the instructional design of courses. Instructional designers offer expertise in designing engaging courses, adhering to effective pedagogical strategies for teaching and learning. Drop in to meet with an instructional designer. No appointment necessary.


Tuesday, May 19th – 1:00pm to 2:30pm – Registration is closed
Best Practices for Teaching and Designing Your Online 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.


Wednesday, May 20th – 11:00am to 12:00pm – Registration is closed
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, May 20th – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Registration is closed
Using Panopto to Enhance Teaching & Learning with Ditital 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..
student on computer viewed from above


Thursday, May 21st – 10:30am to 11:00am – Registration is closed
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.
students working together around a computer


Thursday, May 21st – 1:00pm to 1:30pm – Registration is closed
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.


Thursday, May 21st – 1:00pm to 3:00pm – Registration is closed
Drop-in Course Design Consultations
ITDS provides individual and small group consultation sessions on the instructional design of courses. Instructional designers offer expertise in designing engaging courses, adhering to effective pedagogical strategies for teaching and learning. Drop in to meet with an instructional designer. No appointment necessary.


Tuesday, May 26th – 10:00am to 12:00pm –  Join via Zoom
Drop-in Course Design Consultations
ITDS provides individual and small group consultation sessions on the instructional design of courses. Instructional designers offer expertise in designing engaging courses, adhering to effective pedagogical strategies for teaching and learning. Drop in to meet with an instructional designer. No appointment necessary.


Tuesday, May 26th – 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.


Wednesday, May 27th – 10am to 11am – Please Register
Preparing a Course for Any Modality

As we reflect on the rapid transition to remote learning in the spring, we may be wondering how to best prepare for an uncertain fall. This session guides participants in using a course template to build a course in Canvas. This not only supports in-person courses, but also allows one to more easily transition into online or hybrid course delivery. Participants will begin to explore options for a variety of course delivery modes.
Canvas logo


Wednesday, May 27th – 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


Thursday, May 28th – 11:00am to 12:00pm – Please Register
Making the Shift to Online/Hybrid Teaching and Learning
This session will assist you with making the shift from in person to online or hybrid teaching and learning. It will introduce characteristics of well designed online courses, share best practices for balancing asynchronous and synchronous learning activities and introduce common approaches to online assessment so that you can get started on adapting your teaching approaches to online or hybrid course delivery effectively.


Thursday, May 28th – 1:00pm to 3:00pm – Join via Zoom
Drop-in Course Design Consultations
ITDS provides individual and small group consultation sessions on the instructional design of courses. Instructional designers offer expertise in designing engaging courses, adhering to effective pedagogical strategies for teaching and learning. Drop in to meet with an instructional designer. No appointment necessary.


Thursday, May 28th – 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.

June

 

Daily Virtual Walk-in Sessions for Technology Support, Monday to Thursday. Faculty can join anytime between 10am-3pm for a remote session with ITDS staff. No registration required.


Tuesday, June 2nd – 10:00am to 12:00pm – 
Drop-in Course Design Consultations
ITDS provides individual and small group consultation sessions on the instructional design of courses. Instructional designers offer expertise in designing engaging courses, adhering to effective pedagogical strategies for teaching and learning. Drop in to meet with an instructional designer. No appointment necessary.
Close ups of three faculty


Wednesday, June 3rd – June 3, 2020 9:00am to 3:45pm – Registration is closed.
ITDS Annual Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning
Our annual Summer Institute showcases best practices on how to implement effective instructional strategies, facilitate learner-centered interaction and collaboration, and create objective-oriented assessments to enhance teaching and learning outcomes. This year, in a completely online environment via Zoom and Canvas, faculty members will share effective teaching strategies, while presenting examples of their courses. There will also be an opportunity to hear them reflect on how they transitioned their courses online this spring.


Thursday, June 4th – 1:00pm to 3:00pm –
Drop-in Course Design Consultations
ITDS provides individual and small group consultation sessions on the instructional design of courses. Instructional designers offer expertise in designing engaging courses, adhering to effective pedagogical strategies for teaching and learning. Drop in to meet with an instructional designer. No appointment necessary.


Thursday, June 4th – 4:00pm to 5:00pm – 
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, June 9th – 10:00am to 12:00pm – 
Drop-in Course Design Consultations
ITDS provides individual and small group consultation sessions on the instructional design of courses. Instructional designers offer expertise in designing engaging courses, adhering to effective pedagogical strategies for teaching and learning. Drop in to meet with an instructional designer. No appointment necessary.


Tuesday, June 9th – 1:00pm to 2:00pm –  
Making the Shift to Online/Hybrid Teaching and Learning
This session will assist you with making the shift from in person to online or hybrid teaching and learning. It will introduce characteristics of well designed online courses, share best practices for balancing asynchronous and synchronous learning activities and introduce common approaches to online assessment so that you can get started on adapting your teaching approaches to online or hybrid course delivery effectively.


Tuesday, June 9th – 5:00pm to 6:00pm – 
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, June 10th – 10:00am to 11:30am –  
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.


Wednesday, June 10th – 10:00am to 11:00am
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.


Wednesday, June 10th – 11:30am to 12:00pm –
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, June 10th – 2:00pm to 4:00pm –
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, June 11th – 11:30am to 12:00pm –
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, June 11th – 1:00pm to 3:00pm – 
Drop-in Course Design Consultations
ITDS provides individual and small group consultation sessions on the instructional design of courses. Instructional designers offer expertise in designing engaging courses, adhering to effective pedagogical strategies for teaching and learning. Drop in to meet with an instructional designer. No appointment necessary.


Monday, June 15th – June 28 (2 weeks online) – Registration is Closed
Empowering Online Teaching and Learning (EOTL)
The EOTL is typically a four-week program intended to provide faculty with an overview of teaching and learning online, applicable to both online and hybrid courses. For Summer 2020, we are offering accelerated sessions running 2 weeks each. Facilitated by our Instructional Designers, the course involves approximately 4-5 hours of work each week.


Monday, June 15th – 2:00 to 3:00pm –  
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, June 16th – 10:00am-12:00pm – 
Drop-in Course Design Consultations
ITDS provides individual and small group consultation sessions on the instructional design of courses. Instructional designers offer expertise in designing engaging courses, adhering to effective pedagogical strategies for teaching and learning. Drop in to meet with an instructional designer. No appointment necessary.
student on computer viewed from above


Tuesday, June 16th – 11:00am to 11:30am –
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, June 16th – 2:00pm to 3:00pm –
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, June 17th – 1:00pm to 2:00pm –  
Designing Authentic Online Assessments
This session will share strategies for designing formative and summative assessments in online courses. It will introduce approaches to developing authentic assessments, incorporating group work, using tools to manage mediated student submissions, while also providing guidelines to create effective and meaningful exams.


Wednesday, June 17th – 1:00pm to 2:30pm –
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, June 17th – 6:00pm to 7:30pm –
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, June 18th – 10:00am to 11:00am – 
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.


Thursday, June 18th – 1:00pm to 3pm – 
Drop-in Course Design Consultations
ITDS provides individual and small group consultation sessions on the instructional design of courses. Instructional designers offer expertise in designing engaging courses, adhering to effective pedagogical strategies for teaching and learning. Drop in to meet with an instructional designer. No appointment necessary.


Monday, June 22nd – 11:30am to 12:00pm –
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.


Monday, June 22nd – 1:00pm to 2:00pm –  
Getting Started with a Course Template
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, June 22nd – 1:00pm to 2:00pm –
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, June 22nd – 2:00pm to 3:00pm – 
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.


Tuesday, June 23rd – 9:00am to 10:00am
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, June 23rd – 10:00am to 12:00pm – 
Drop-in Course Design Consultations
ITDS provides individual and small group consultation sessions on the instructional design of courses. Instructional designers offer expertise in designing engaging courses, adhering to effective pedagogical strategies for teaching and learning. Drop in to meet with an instructional designer. No appointment necessary.
This is a picture of a macbook laptop, notebook, pen, and cellphone sitting on a wooden table


Tuesday, June 23rd – 1:00pm to 1:45pm –
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, June 24th – 11:00am to 12:00pm –  
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, June 24th – 1:00pm to 2:00pm –  
Making the Shift to Online/Hybrid Teaching and Learning
This session will assist you with making the shift from in person to online or hybrid teaching and learning. It will introduce characteristics of well designed online courses, share best practices for balancing asynchronous and synchronous learning activities and introduce common approaches to online assessment so that you can get started on adapting your teaching approaches to online or hybrid course delivery effectively.


Thursday, June 25th – 9:00am to 11:00am –
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, June 25th – 1:00pm to 3:00pm – 
Drop-in Course Design Consultations
ITDS provides individual and small group consultation sessions on the instructional design of courses. Instructional designers offer expertise in designing engaging courses, adhering to effective pedagogical strategies for teaching and learning. Drop in to meet with an instructional designer. No appointment necessary.


Thursday, June 25th – 3:00pm to 4:00pm – 
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.
student on computer viewed from above


Monday, June 29th – 11:00am to 11:30am –
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.
Rocky leaning on Red Hawk statue


Tuesday, June 30th – 10:00am to 12:00pm – Join via Zoom
Drop-in Course Design Consultations
ITDS provides individual and small group consultation sessions on the instructional design of courses. Instructional designers offer expertise in designing engaging courses, adhering to effective pedagogical strategies for teaching and learning. Drop in to meet with an instructional designer. No appointment necessary.


Tuesday, June 30th – 10:30am to 12:00pm –  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.


Tuesday, June 30th – 1:00pm to 2:00pm –  Please Register
Designing for Accessibility and Inclusion
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.

July

 

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

Daily Virtual Walk-in Sessions for Technology Support, Monday to Thursday. Faculty can join anytime between 10am-3pm for a remote session with ITDS staff. No registration required.

Please visit the ITDS Course Registration Website to register for our: Introduction to Canvas, Remote Proctoring with Respondus Monitor (Lockdown Browser and Webcam), MS Excel, Google Drive: Docs, Sheets and Slides, Creative Uses of PowerPoint, Advanced Word, Introduction to Qualtrics and other technology training sessions.

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


Monday, July 6th – July 19 (2 weeks online) –Registration is Closed
Empowering Online Teaching and Learning (EOTL)
The EOTL is typically a four-week program intended to provide faculty with an overview of teaching and learning online, applicable to both online and hybrid courses. For Summer 2020, we are offering accelerated sessions running 2 weeks each. Facilitated by our Instructional Designers, the course involves approximately 4-5 hours of work each week.


Monday, July 6th – 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.


Tuesday, July 7th – 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, July 7th – 2:00pm to 3:00pm – Please Register
Making the Shift to Online/Hybrid Teaching and Learning
This session will assist you with making the shift from in person to online or hybrid teaching and learning. It will introduce characteristics of well designed online courses, share best practices for balancing asynchronous and synchronous learning activities and introduce common approaches to online assessment so that you can get started on adapting your teaching approaches to online or hybrid course delivery effectively.


Wednesday, July 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.


Wednesday, July 8th – 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.


Thursday, July 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.


Thursday, July 9th – 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, July 13th – 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.


Tuesday, July 14th – 9:00am to 10:30am – CANCELLED – Offered again on August 6th
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.


Tuesday, July 14th – 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.


Tuesday, July 14th – 1:00 to 2:00pm – CANCELLED – Offered again on August 5th
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.
student on computer viewed from above


Tuesday, July 14th – 1:00 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, July 15th – 11:00am to 12:00pm – Please Register
Making the Shift to Online/Hybrid Teaching and Learning
This session will assist you with making the shift from in person to online or hybrid teaching and learning. It will introduce characteristics of well designed online courses, share best practices for balancing asynchronous and synchronous learning activities and introduce common approaches to online assessment so that you can get started on adapting your teaching approaches to online or hybrid course delivery effectively.


Wednesday, July 15th – 11:00am to 12:00pm – Please Register
Designing Authentic Online Assessments
This session will share strategies for designing formative and summative assessments in online courses. It will introduce approaches to developing authentic assessments, incorporating group work, using tools to manage mediated student submissions, while also providing guidelines to create effective and meaningful exams.


Wednesday, July 15th – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – 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.


Thursday, July 16th – 10:00am to 11:00am – CANCELLED – Offered again on August 3rd
Getting Started with a Course Template
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.


Thursday, July 16th – 3:00pm to 4:00pm – CANCELLED – Offered again on August 4th
Engage Students with Effective Presentations
Using principles of information design and data visualization, faculty can create engaging presentations that grab student’s attention. This introductory workshop introduces faculty to best practices and tools for presenting course information more effectively through fundamental visual design concepts.


Thursday, July 16th – 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.


Tuesday, July 21st – 10:00am to 11:00am – CANCELLED – Offered again on August 4th
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, July 21st – 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, July 21st – 3:00pm to 4:00pm – CANCELLED
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.

Wednesday, July 22 – 10:30am to 11:30am – RESCHEDULED – Tuesday, August 11th
Faculty-led Course Design Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Join Dr. Daniela Peterka-Benton, Associate Professor of Justice Studies, and Pauline Carpenter, Instructional Designer with ITDS as they discuss best practices in course design for online, hybrid, and in-person modalities. They will share approaches to designing and delivering courses across modalities, as well as lessons learned along the way.


Thursday, July 23rd – 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.


Thursday, July 23rd – 11:00am to 12:00pm – CANCELLED – Offered again on August 5th
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.


Thursday, July 23rd – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – CANCELLED – Offered again on August 6th 
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, July 23rd – 2:00pm to 3:00pm – CANCELLED
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, July 27th – 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.


Monday, July 27th – 11:00am to 12:00pm – Please Register
Designing Authentic Online Assessments
This session will share strategies for designing formative and summative assessments in online courses. It will introduce approaches to developing authentic assessments, incorporating group work, using tools to manage mediated student submissions, while also providing guidelines to create effective and meaningful exams.


Monday, July 27th – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Please Register
Faculty-led iPad and More Demonstration
In this workshop, Dr. Phillip Bakelaar will show you how to share your ipad screen with zoom participants, how to mirror your ipad to your desktop for sharing, how to use a video capture card to have your ipad show up as an additional video source in zoom, how to use multiple video sources in zoom to create a more engaging experience for students.
Respondus Navigation Panel


Tuesday, July 28th: 11:30am – 12:00pm – Please Register
Remote Proctoring with Respondus Monitor(Lockdown Browser and Webcam)
Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor work together to create a remote proctoring environment for online quizzes and tests. The Lockdown Browser blocks other 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 students’ laptop, desktops or iPads.


Tuesday, July 28th – 10:00am to 11:00am – Please Register
Preparing a Course for Any Modality

As we reflect on the rapid transition to remote learning in the spring, we may be wondering how to best prepare for an uncertain fall. This session guides participants in using a course template to build a course in Canvas. This not only supports in-person courses, but also allows one to more easily transition into online or hybrid course delivery. Participants will begin to explore options for a variety of course delivery modes.


Tuesday, July 28th – 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.


Tuesday, July 28th – 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.


Wednesday, July 29th – 10:00am to 10:45am – 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.


Wednesday, July 29th – 11:00am to 12:00pm – 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.


Wednesday, July 29th – 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.


Wednesday, July 29th – 2:30pm to 4:00pm – 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, July 20th – August 2 (2 weeks online) – RESCHEDULED – Monday, August 3rd
Empowering Online Teaching and Learning (EOTL)
The EOTL is typically a four-week program intended to provide faculty with an overview of teaching and learning online, applicable to both online and hybrid courses. For Summer 2020, we are offering accelerated sessions running 2 weeks each. Facilitated by our Instructional Designers, the course involves approximately 4-5 hours of work each week.
Respondus Navigation Panel


Thursday, July 30th: 10:00am – 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.


Thursday, July 30th – 11:00am to 12:00pm – Please Register
Faculty-led Uses of Pen-tablets to Teach on Virtual Whiteboards and More
Join Dr. Vidya Atal and Dr. Orkideh Gharehgozli, faculty of Economics, as they demonstrate the use of a Pen-tablet (like XP-Pen or Wacom) in teaching using a virtual whiteboard. It is particularly useful in teaching courses involving a lot of writing on the board (can be used in both synchronous or asynchronous teaching). They will share its use on multiple platforms like Zoom or Canvas Conference or Microsoft Whiteboard, MS-Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Reader and OneNote.
student on computer viewed from above


Thursday, July 30th – 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.

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