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Preparing for Summer Session

Upcoming Event: Summer 2022

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Preparing for Summer 2022
Wednesday, May 11th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.


Instructional Technology and Design Services (ITDS) 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.


This event includes four sessions. All sessions will take place in the same Zoom meeting room. Participants will receive resources in Canvas prior to the event.

All faculty are encouraged to register for a one-on-one consultation as needed!

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Preparing for Summer 2022 Agenda

Wednesday, May 11th

Time Session
9:00 –
9:45 a.m.

Excelling in Accelerated Formats: Strategies and Best Practices for Summer Session Faculty

Adapting your course to an accelerated format requires special attention to pacing, workload, and other considerations to facilitate student success in just a few weeks. Join us for an overview of strategies and best practices to consider, as well as advice from experienced Summer Session Faculty Joaly Garcia, Instructional Designer & Adjunct Faculty of Spanish & Latino Studies. An opportunity to share your own successes, lessons learned, and steps for success teaching in the Summer session will also be provided.

10:30 a.m.
Advanced Canvas Tips & Tricks

We have put together a series of Tips & Tricks to ensure you have everything you need to effectively and efficiently prepare your Summer courses. Whether you are new to Canvas or not, there may be some tricks you are unaware of or even possibilities in teaching your course that you have not yet considered.

10:30 –
11:15 a.m.
Multimedia Discussion Tools: Flipgrid & VoiceThread

This session will explore multimedia discussion tools such as Flipgrid and VoiceThread:

  • Flipgrid is an online video discussion platform that enhances student engagement and community by reimagining traditional written discussion forums.
  • VoiceThread is a multimedia discussion tool allowing students to record audio and/or video responses to slide-based prompts.
11:30 a.m. –
12:15 p.m.
Social Annotation Tools: Perusall & Hypothesis

This session will explore social annotation tools such as Perusall & Hypothesis:

  • Perusall is a tool that allows students to read and annotate documents, videos, and other media collaboratively. It promotes peer-to-peer engagement through crowdsourced annotations of course material.
  • Hypothesis is a collaborative web annotation tool that allows students to annotate digital text like websites, PDFs, and more.

Previous Years:

  • Summer 2021: Prepare your Courses for Summer [May 5th, 2021]
  • Summer 2020: Prepare for Summer with our Pre-Semester Tech Camp [May 1st, 2020]
  • Summer 2019: Best Practices Summer Workshop [May 1st, 2019]