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Spring 2022 FTC Workshops & Trainings

CSUN's Faculty Technology Center offers various opportunities to learn how to incorporate technology into your teaching. View dates on the online Workshop Calendar.

 

Best Practices for Online Instruction

Dates:

January 7: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

March 4: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

May 6: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Stipend: $120

Limit: 50 participants

This workshop will go over the top best practices for the various tools used in online instruction at CSUN such as Canvas, Zoom, and Panopto. The topics covered will include best practices for building and managing courses in Canvas, audio and video production, and online student engagement. Come and learn how to avoid technology pitfalls, save time, and deliver engaging courses using technology.

Deliverables: Participation during the session and a survey.

Stipends are available for first-time attendees for all FTC Spring 2022 programs. Faculty who previously attended and were paid a stipend for any of the programs, can attend again for their own enrichment, however, no stipends will be paid. Faculty must be an active employee at the time of completion for funding.

Note: Only Authenticated Users can join workshops

Canvas Basics

This workshop will cover the basic features in Canvas, including how to create pages and modules, setting up assignments and quizzes, and more.
 
Recommended attendees: Instructors who are new to teaching with Canvas
 
View dates on the online Workshop Calendar.

Canvas Intermediate

Date: Feb 7 - 10:00am - 11:00am

This workshop will cover the intermediate features available in Canvas for teaching your course online.

Recommended attendees: Instructors who have attended Canvas Basics or have experience teaching with Canvas

View dates on the online Workshop Calendar.

Creating and Sharing Video with Panopto

Dates:

February 22: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

March 17: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

April 18: 10:00am - 11:00am

Recommended attendees: Instructors who are interested in teaching with video using Panopto

This workshop will cover the basic features for producing and sharing video using Panopto. Topics include: recording and uploading video, embedding in Canvas, and analytics.

Note: Only Authenticated Users can join workshops

Digital Annotation with Hypothes.is

Dates:

February 21: 10:00am - 11:00am

Recommended Attendees: Instructors who are interested in collaboratively annotating and highlighting information

Hypothes.is is rapidly becoming known as “a peer review layer over the entire internet.” In this workshop, you will learn how to turn simple bits of informative texts into full collaboration stations, allowing both you and your students to publicly or privately annotate and highlight information within a webpage or pdf file. The days of reading blocks of texts without any conceptualization or built-in discussion are behind us. Come see how we can evolve our student’s engagement and experiences at CSUN.

Note: Only Authenticated Users can join workshops

Digital Storytelling

Recommended Attendees: Instructors who want to learn more about student creativity, infographics, and newsletter presentations

DATES: February 16, March 2, March 16, March 30

TIME: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Stipend: $480 (for the series)

Limit: 50 participants

Description: Learn how to use applications that highlight student creativity using infographics and unique newsletter presentations. We will go over Microsoft Sway, which is available to all faculty, students, and staff, as well as Canva which has a rich and comprehensive free version available. Faculty will be expected to create their own short story map or infographic as the day’s participation.

Deliverable: Create graphic advertising your course as practice.

Stipends are available for first-time attendees for some FTC Spring 2022 programs. Faculty who previously attended and were paid a stipend for any of the programs, can attend again for their own enrichment, however, no stipends will be paid. Faculty must be an active employee at the time of completion for funding.

Note: Only Authenticated Users can join workshops

Engage your Students with PollEverywhere

Dates:

January 6: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

February 22: 10:00am - 11:00am

April 21: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Recommended attendees: Instructors looking to continue engaging students during class whether over Zoom, on campus or both.

PollEverywhere is a tool that provides a safe platform to engage your students with various polling activities such as word cloud, questions, and Q&A. Students can respond on their computer, iPad or mobile phone and the instructor can link the activities to Canvas grading to give students credit for their participation. This workshop will cover how to get started with PollEverywhere, how activities such as word cloud work, and how to create these activities.

Note: Only Authenticated Users can join workshops

Gamification and Interactive Elements with H5P

Dates:

February 25: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Recommended Attendees: Instructors who are new to H5P or want to improve their skills

This workshop will cover how to add gamification and interactive elements to your Canvas course by using H5P tools such as branching scenarios, interactive videos, and flashcards.

Note: Only Authenticated Users can join workshops

Panopto A-to-Z

DATES: January 6, 7

TIME: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Stipend: $240

Limit: 50 participants

This four-hour intensive is the ideal way to become an advanced Panopto user. We will review how to record, edit, caption, manage, and share your videos utilizing this powerful tool. Panopto users of any experience level are encouraged to come and learn.

Stipends are available for first-time attendees for all FTC Spring 2022 programs. Faculty who previously attended and were paid a stipend for any of the programs, can attend again for their own enrichment, however, no stipends will be paid. Faculty must be an active employee at the time of completion for funding.

Note: Only Authenticated Users can join workshops

Taking your Online Class to Campus

DATES: January 11, 12, 13

TIME: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Stipend: $180

Limit: 50 participants

This workshop will go over the top best practices for the various tools used in online instruction at CSUN such as Canvas, Zoom, and Panopto. The topics covered will include best practices for building and managing courses in Canvas, audio and video production, and online student engagement. Come and learn how to avoid technology pitfalls, save time, and deliver engaging courses using technology.

Deliverables: Participation during the session and a survey.

Stipends are available for first-time attendees for all FTC Spring 2022 programs. Faculty who previously attended and were paid a stipend for any of the programs, can attend again for their own enrichment, however, no stipends will be paid. Faculty must be an active employee at the time of completion for funding.

Note: Only Authenticated Users can join workshops

Turnitin Feedback Studio

Dates:

January 13: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Recommended attendees: Instructors who are interested in using Turnitin for more than just plagiarism reports and want to use Feedback Studio to provide feedback to students as an alternative to SpeedGrader.

Turnitin Feedback Studio is a tool integrated within the CSUN Canvas environment which allows faculty to provide extensive assignment feedback while also viewing plagiarism reports. Feedback Studio offers annotation style feedback to assignments along with extensive tools for rubrics and grade forms. This workshop will cover creating a Turnitin assignment, grading assignment submissions, and using rubrics and grade forms.

Note: Only Authenticated Users can join workshops

Using Technology to Increase Digital Equity in your Course

Recommended Attendees: Faculty who are interested in promoting digital equity in their courses

DATES:

Jan 18: 11am-12pm
Feb 3: 2pm-3pm
Mar 3: 2pm-3pm
Apr 7: 2pm-3pm
May 5: 2pm-3pm

Stipend: $300

Limit: 50 participants

This five-part workshop series covers practical suggestions and technical tools that can assist faculty in increasing the digital equity of their courses. The January 18 session will be an introduction that covers the core concepts of what justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) represent in the digital educational space of tomorrow’s classroom. The following sessions (first Thursday of every month) will cover technical practical tips, examples and training that should assist in increasing the digital equity of your courses.

Deliverables: Participation, a survey, and a short write-up on one course change the attendee is planning to make based on what was learnt during this series.

Stipends are available for first-time attendees for some FTC Spring 2022 programs. Faculty who previously attended and were paid a stipend for any of the programs, can attend again for their own enrichment, however, no stipends will be paid. Faculty must be an active employee at the time of completion for funding.

Note: Only Authenticated Users can join workshops

Video Assignments and Feedback using GoReact

Dates:

February 23: 10:00am - 11:00am

Recommended attendees: Instructors who want to use video assignments

GoReact is an interactive platform for providing extensive feedback, critique, and grading of student video submissions. This workshop will help you get started using GoReact and will cover topics such as creating a GoReact assignment, reviewing submissions, and providing time-stamped feedback.

Note: Only Authenticated Users can join workshops

Video in the LMS

Recommended Attendees: Instructors who are new to video in the LMS or want to improve their skills

DATES: March 21 - 25, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

TIME: 12:30pm-2:00pm

Stipend: $450

Limit: 50 participants

This five-day workshop will explore how video can play an immersive role in your Canvas course. We will review how to record, edit, caption, share, and customize your video content to create engaging and interactive communication with your students. Come learn all the tips and tricks to strengthen your video production skills for the next semester and beyond.

Stipends are available for first-time attendees for some FTC Spring 2022 programs. Faculty who previously attended and were paid a stipend for any of the programs, can attend again for their own enrichment, however, no stipends will be paid. Faculty must be an active employee at the time of completion for funding.

Note: Only Authenticated Users can join workshops

Zoom A-to-Z

DATES: January 4, 5

TIME: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Stipend: $240

Limit: 50 participants

This four-hour intensive is the ideal way to become an advanced Zoom user. Work with our trained staff to prepare for your online and hybrid sessions using some of Zoom’s amazing features such as polling and breakout rooms. Zoom users of any experience level are encouraged to come and learn.

Stipends are available for first-time attendees for all FTC Spring 2022 programs. Faculty who previously attended and were paid a stipend for any of the programs can attend again for their own enrichment, however, no stipends will be paid. Faculty must be an active employee at the time of completion for funding.

Note: Only Authenticated Users can join workshops