The week of March 1-5 will feature numerous events on topics in digital pedagogy. Come to learn more about Zoom, Panopto, the social annotation tool, and the classroom polling tool Poll Everywhere. All workshops and discussions will be held online via Zoom.

Tuesday, March 2

Using Panopto for Remote and Hybrid Teaching

10:00-11:30 A.M.

This 1.5-hour workshop will introduce you to the video management tool Panopto and how you can use it to record asynchronous lectures. You will learn how to upload, record, and edit videos using Panopto; how to share lecture videos in Canvas and elsewhere; and effective practices for using videos with instructional content, including how to create in-video quizzes and add them to your lectures. Register for Using Panopto for Remote and Hybrid Teaching

Poll Everywhere Faculty Discussion

11:30 A.M.-12:15 P.M.

Join us for this 45-minute discussion to hear Matt Teichman, Lecturer in Computer Science, and Ana Lima, Senior Instructional Professor in Romance Languages, share their experiences in using Poll Everywhere for student engagement. Attendees will learn about how they can use Poll Everywhere in an online class as well as an in-person class, how to combine Poll Everywhere with other engagement tools, and practical steps for managing the tools during a class. Attendees will also hear what presenters learned about engaging with students across humanities and STEM classes and in both undergrad and graduate classes. Register for Poll Everywhere Faculty Discussion

Social Annotation for Language Teaching and Learning with

1:00-2:00 P.M.

This panel discussion from the UChicago Language Center is primarily geared towards language instruction, though other instructors are welcome and will likely find it transferable to their content areas. Register for Social Annotation for Language Teaching and Learning with Hypothesis


Wednesday, March 3

Managing Breakout Rooms in Zoom

10:00-10:45 A.M.

During this 45-minute workshop you will explore the uses and features of Zoom Breakout rooms. Breakout rooms allow a Zoom host to put participants into separate Zoom sessions so that participants can have focused conversations, work in small groups, and build community. During the session you will learn the four different ways to assign participants to the breakout room, and when to use each one. We’ll also discuss breakout room options, best practices, and frequently asked questions. Register for Managing Breakout Rooms in Zoom


Thursday, March 4

Introduction to Zoom for Remote and Hybrid Teaching

10:00-11:00 A.M.

In this workshop you will be introduced to the web-conferencing tool, Zoom, and learn how you can use it effectively to hold synchronous class sessions and office hours. You will learn how to use the Zoom-Canvas integration to manage your Zoom class meetings and recordings, and recommended Zoom settings for class meetings and office hours. You will also learn about Zoom’s various engagement tools and how they can be used to engage students. Register for Introduction to Zoom for Remote and Hybrid Teaching


Friday, March 5

Getting Started with

10:00-10:30 A.M.

This thirty-minute workshop provides an introduction to the collaborative annotation tool, its principal technical features, and key pedagogical considerations for designing social annotation activities and assignments in remote and hybrid teaching. In this session, you will learn about the variety of documents and materials supports, how to enable and use the integration in your Canvas course site, tools for preparing documents for activities, and possible pedagogical frames for these activities. Register for Getting Started with Hypothesis


Virtual Office Hours All Week

In addition to these training opportunities, Academic Technology Solutions will also be offering virtual office hours Monday through Friday. Drop in to get one-on-one help with your questions relating to technology and pedagogy. Virtual Office Hours Information Page


Further Information

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Academic Technology Solutions.

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