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
Teaching online or employing eLearning in hybrid, flipped or technology-enhanced courses allow you to provide more options to meet the needs of your students, but also present challenges for rigor and engagement. In this workshop, we will look at pedagogy and course design using the CSU-developed Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT) framework to inform high quality course design and delivery.
Creating Online Lectures
Whether you are teaching fully online or creating materials for your Canvas site, creating online lectures can be an engaging way to deliver instructional content to your students. This workshop will cover the basics of creating welcome videos, narrated slide lectures, and interactive instructional materials.
Facilitating Learning Online
Canvas allows you to not only collect student work online, it also provides opportunities for students to interact with you and each other. In this advanced Canvas workshop, we will cover how to facilitate online discussions and how to provide feedback for students. We will also cover additional Canvas tools that can help you better connect with students and facilitate online learning experiences outside of the classroom. Completion of a Teaching with Canvas workshop, Canvas Essentials workshop, or previous knowledge of Canvas is highly recommended.
Interactive Polling and Engagement
Use interactive polling as a strategy to get students more engaged and increase participation in your classroom. A student-response system lets you gather responses from your students and display the results live in class. This session will cover how to use polling to check for knowledge and/or understanding of a certain topic, review instructional material, and gather feedback.
Multimedia for Teaching and Learning
Learn how to create your own multimedia content for your classes. Topics include creating and editing images, screenshots, video presentations and interactive activities for your students. This workshop includes hands-on time allotted at the end, so bring your laptop and any other devices you may have.
Organizing eLearning in Canvas
Canvas gives you the ability to organize and sequence your content to make your course welcoming and easy to navigate. In this advanced Canvas workshop, we will cover the strategies to organize modules in Canvas, as well as provide instruction on creating a custom home page with images, buttons and links. In addition, we will cover best practices for customizing your course navigation menu and advanced features for locking modules by setting requirements and prerequisites. Completion of a Teaching with Canvas workshop, Canvas Essentials workshop, or previous knowledge of Canvas is highly recommended.
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.
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.
Using 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.
Zoom: Virtual Synchronous Engagement
Learn how you can use Zoom, CSUN’s video and web conferencing tool, to increase engagement in your online or face-to-face classes. Zoom allows you to create a live synchronous classroom experience with features such as whiteboard, screen sharing, chat, and breakout rooms. In this session, we will cover how to use Zoom to hold synchronous or asynchronous lectures, schedule recurring meetings like virtual office hours, and to record and share instructional material.