There are many training options for you to choose from in Week 5 of Spring Quarter. You can learn about Canvas, Zoom, Panopto, and how to create effective video assignments.

Tuesday, April 27

11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Using Panopto for Remote and Hybrid Teaching: 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

2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Canvas Online Quizzes and Surveys: In this 1-hour session, we will walk you through how to build online exams and surveys and use them effectively for assessments in Canvas. You will learn how to build online quizzes and surveys using Canvas’ interface, create question banks, add questions from a question bank to a quiz or survey, randomize questions, randomize question variables, understand students’ test-taking experience, use Canvas’ built-in analytics, and make changes to published quizzes. Register for Canvas Online Quizzes and Surveys

Wednesday, April 28

2:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.

Effective Video Assignments: In this ninety-minute workshop, participants will learn about designing video and audio assignments that make thoughtful scholarly, pedagogical, and social use of digital tools for teaching and learning. Emphasizing constructive alignment of learning objectives with student assignments, this workshop will enable instructors to design and assess both cumulative and short-form assignments and activities focused on meeting course-specific learning objectives and pedagogical goals. Through curated samples and participatory brainstorming activities, we will explore a range of assignments – of differing format, scope, and purpose – to consider how video assignments can help students realize an array of learning objectives and what kinds of formative and summative feedback are helpful in grading these assignments. Register for Effective Video Assignments

Thursday, April 29

11:00 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.

Using Zoom Annotations for Virtual Board Work: In this workshop, we will show you how to use Zoom to teach courses with labs that depend on ‘board work’ for demonstrating equation-based concepts, calculations, structural diagrams, and complex processes. We will introduce you to strategies for setting up your Zoom meeting for interaction and demonstrations using the whiteboard, digital annotations, and other tools. Register for Using Zoom Annotations for Virtual Board Work

Virtual Office Hours

You can also attend Virtual Office Hours to ask questions and receive one-on-one help with using technology in teaching. Please note that Virtual Office Hours have changed; they now begin at 11:00 A.M. Monday through Friday. For more information and to find the link to join, please visit the Virtual Office Hours page.

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