360 Video / Photo for Teaching and Learning
Learn how you can capture the world around you by creating your own 360 photos and videos for teaching and learning. 360 photos and videos can be viewed in a web browser, on a mobile device, or using a Virtual Reality headset. Explore how you can use apps, such as Google Street View or Cardboard Camera, on your mobile device to create 360 photospheres.
Canvas Tools and Analytics for Student Success
This workshop will cover some of the tools and features available in Canvas used to track student access and progress. Course statistics can be used to monitor student access to activities and resources in your course. Activity completion can be set for course assignments and resources to give students a clearer picture of their progress in a course and set prerequisites to restrict access. The gradebook provides faculty with tools to contact students according to certain criteria. Completion of a Teaching with Canvas workshop, Canvas Essentials workshop, or previous knowledge of Canvas is highly recommended.
Course Redesign Essentials
Have you ever wondered how to enhance your teaching with technology? Are you curious about flipping the classroom or going hybrid? Do you want to teach a fully online course? This workshop will cover the basics of how to transition your current course to either web-enhanced, hybrid, flipped, or fully online courses. Participants will learn about QOLT, the Quality Online Learning and Teaching rubric that can be used to inform high quality course design and delivery in any setting as well as learn about the wide range of tools and best practices available to infuse technology into their teaching in any format. Canvas Essentials or Canvas experience highly recommended.
Creating Digital Content (Multimedia Tools)
Learn how to create your own digital content. Topics include creating and editing images and screenshots, recording and editing audio using Audacity and iPad apps, and creating video clips using YouTube. Other digital content creation tools that will be covered include GarageBand, iMovie, and iBooks Author. This workshop includes hands-on time allotted at the end, so bring your laptop and any other devices you may have.
iPad Essentials and Beyond
For the new and experienced iPad user, this workshop covers how to set up and navigate your iPad, manage files, store data, find apps and content, accessibility settings, and general productivity. This workshop includes hands-on time, so please bring your iPad with you.
Learn how you can enhance your courses using Moodle, the University’s Learning Management System (LMS). Moodle allows you to deliver content, communicate with students, create activities, and assess student work in an online environment. You can use Moodle for online, hybrid, or technology-enhanced face-to-face courses. This workshop will be geared towards getting started using Moodle, but time will also be reserved to answer your questions.
Presenting with Tablets
Learn how to present material for your class using an iPad. This session will cover how to create original presentations on an iPad or adapt existing content. The hands-on session will also give participants the chance to connect wirelessly to a projector and present a variety of interactive material. Be sure to bring your own device and a presentation you want to adapt. Note: this workshop is recommended for faculty wishing to teach using their own tablet, not necessarily teach an iPad-designated course where students are also required to have tablets. If you are interested in teaching an official iPad course (through the myCSUNtablet program), we recommend our Tablets: the Active Classroom workshop instead.
Tablets: The Active Classroom
Transform your class into an active learning environment with a tablet device. Intended for faculty teaching (or planning to teach) official iPad-designated courses in the myCSUNtablet program, this workshop focuses on activities for communication, collaboration, creation, and assessment. Discover how to enhance the classroom experience by using collaborative whiteboarding and drawing activities, student response systems, social media activities, audio and video production, and more. Bring your own device for the hands-on portion of the workshop.
Teaching in the Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) Classroom
Learn how you can use various technology tools to enhance student engagement and active learning in the CSUN Technology-Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) classroom, located at the state-of-the-art Extended University Commons building. This room features the We-Inspire® interactive whiteboard, digital pen and paper technology, and six displays for group collaboration. Faculty interested in teaching in the TEAL classroom can learn more at the CSUN TEAL Classroom website.
VAR: Virtual and Augmented Reality in Education
Virtual and augmented reality are emerging technologies that have potential for teaching and learning. Virtual reality has the potential for full immersion in a new world while augmented reality shapes our world by overlaying information, images, and video. Learn how to create digital content for virtual space with tools such as Unity, Google Sketch, Blippar, and Aurasma. The virtual world is just developing and you can be a part of it!