ITDS Faculty Development Events

Summer 2021

May

Please visit our ITDS Course Registration Website to see a complete list of our training sessions. You can learn more about what’s covered on our Workshop Lesson Plans page.

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

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Tuesday, May 18th – 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, May 19th – 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.

Thursday, May 20th – 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, May 20th – 10:30am to 12:00pm – 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, May 20th – 1:00pm to 2:30pm – Please Register
DesignPLUS: Design Tools for Canvas
DesignPLUS for Canvas, created by Cidi Labs, is a toolset designed for instructional designers and instructors to more efficiently create robust, high quality course templates and content to deliver a better student experience. This 1.5 hour workshop will introduce the Content Editor Toolbox, the Multi-Tool, and the Upload/Embed Image Tool. Prerequisite: must be highly proficient in Canvas.

Friday, May 21st – 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.

Tuesday, May 25th – 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.

Tuesday, May 25th – 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.

Wednesday, May 26th – 10:00am to 11:00am – 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.

Thursday, May 27th – 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.


Monday, May 3rd – May 21st (3 weeks online) – Registration is closed
Empowering Online Teaching and Learning (EOTL)
The Empowering Online Teaching and Learning (EOTL) course is an online, asynchronous program intended to provide faculty with an overview of online teaching and learning, applicable for both online and hybrid courses.

Monday, May 3rd – 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, May 4th – 2:00pm to 3:30pm – Please Register
DesignPLUS: Design Tools for Canvas
DesignPLUS for Canvas, created by Cidi Labs, is a toolset designed for instructional designers and instructors to more efficiently create robust, high quality course templates and content to deliver a better student experience. This 1.5 hour workshop will introduce the Content Editor Toolbox, the Multi-Tool, and the Upload/Embed Image Tool. Prerequisite: must be highly proficient in Canvas.
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Wednesday, May 5th – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Registration is closed.
Prepare your Courses for Summer 2021
Instructional Technology and Design Services and the Summer Session Office invite you to our faculty development event to help you get ready for the summer semester. These sessions are applicable to teaching in person, online or hybrid. Sessions include:
•    Tips and Tricks for Updating your Canvas Course for a New Semester
•    Creating Digital Media with Panopto
•    Learner-Centered Course Design: Strategies to Promote Student Engagement


Wednesday, May 5th – 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.

Wednesday, May 5th – 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, May 6th – 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, May 6th – 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, May 7th – 9:00am to 10:30am – 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, May 10th – 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.
Respondus Navigation Panel

Tuesday, May 11th – 3:00pm to 3:30pm – 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.

Wednesday, May 12th – 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.

Wednesday, May 12th – 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.

Thursday, May 13th – 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.

Thursday, May 13th – 5:00pm to 6:00pm – Please Register
Advanced features of Zoom
In this one hour class, participants will become familiar with using advanced features in Zoom including pre-assigning breakout rooms, managing breakout rooms, screen sharing with dual monitors, using iPhone or iPad as a sharing source, and annotating screens. It is recommended that participants have a working knowledge of Zoom basics before taking this class.

Monday, May 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.

Monday, May 17th – 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.

June

Please visit our ITDS Course Registration Website to see a complete list of our training sessions. You can learn more about what’s covered on our Workshop Lesson Plans page.

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


Thursday, June 3rd – 10:30am to 12:00pm – Please Register
DesignPLUS: Design Tools for Canvas
DesignPLUS for Canvas, created by Cidi Labs, is a toolset designed for instructional designers and instructors to more efficiently create robust, high quality course templates and content to deliver a better student experience. This 1.5 hour workshop will introduce the Content Editor Toolbox, the Multi-Tool, and the Upload/Embed Image Tool. Prerequisite: must be highly proficient in Canvas.


Monday, June 7th – June 27th (3 weeks online) – Registration is open!
Empowering Online Teaching and Learning (EOTL)
The Empowering Online Teaching and Learning (EOTL) course is an online, asynchronous program intended to provide faculty with an overview of online teaching and learning, applicable for both online and hybrid courses.

Tuesday, June 8 – 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.

Wednesday, June 9 – 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.

Thursday, June 10 – 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.

Thursday, June 10 – 2:00pm to 3:00pm – 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.