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September 2018

Personal Liability for Professional Decisions: Grading is Not a Risk-Free Task

Wednesday, September 12th
2:30-3:20 in LB 440A
Led by Kent Kauffman, J.D., Associate Professor of Business Law and CELT Teaching Fellow
Doctors get sued for malpractice. Lawyers get sued for malpractice. What about us? Do our decisions about grading or whether students have cheated, or even our teaching strategies, subject us to legal liability? Thanks to the students who have occasionally sued their instructors, there are answers to those questions. Click here to register.

Setting the Foundation for Course (Re)Design

Monday, September 17th
10:00-12:00 in LB 137
Led by Katie Jia, CELT Instructional Consultant/Designer
By starting with defining learning outcomes for a course, then designing your course backwards, you can help to increase student success and clarity of the purpose of assignments. This session will help attendees begin to develop clear and measurable course and/or unit learning outcomes for their course, and to consider their course structure. Click here to register.

Using Blackboard Test Tools

Monday, September 17th
2:30-3:20 in KT 205B
Led by Kathie Surface and Han Fei, ITS Academic Technology Consultants
Join the 50-minute hands-on workshop to learn how to create quizzes and tests with the Blackboard Test tool. Explore with the ITS consultants different question types and different setting options to provide and release different types of feedback at specific times. Click here to register.

Methods to Assess Learning

Monday, September 24th
10:00-12:00 in LB 137 (Library’s IDEASpace)
Led by Katie Jia, CELT Instructional Consultant/Designer
Assessment with a big “A” can be overwhelming, however assessing with a little “a” is one of the best teaching methods we have in our toolbox. Developing learning activities that help the instructor to gauge what and how much students are learning is an exciting process. This workshop will explore ways students can demonstrate learning, some best practices in grading and providing feedback, and how to align assignments and supporting learning activities with desired learning outcomes. Click here to register.

Creating Effective Video Lectures with Camtasia (Basic)

Monday, September 24th
2:30-3:20 in KT 205B
Led by Katie Jia, CELT Instructional Consultant/Designer
Capturing and recording what is on your computer screen for students can be a powerful visual teaching tool. With Camtasia you can easily capture and record activities on your desktop, with audio narration and visual enhancements. During the workshop, you will see examples of instructional videos created with Camtasia. Simple demonstrations of the software will help you get started this university supported software. Click here to register.

October 2018

Understanding How Students Learn

Monday, October 1st
10:00-12:00 in LB 137
Led by Katie Jia, CELT Instructional Consultant/Designer
The most commonly used study methods by students are highlighting and rereading. Studies in learning regularly identify two of the least effective study methods as…you guessed it: highlighting and rereading. This session will explore how students learn, discuss the differences between surface and deep learning, and help attendees develop teaching strategies and design course assignments that promote effective learning. Click here to register.

Using Camtasia’s Quiz Feature Integrate in Blackboard (Advanced)

Monday, October 1st
2:30-3:20 in KT 205B
Led by Katie Jia, CELT Instructional Consultant/Designer
During this 50 minutes workshop, you will learn an advanced interactive feature of Camtasia. You will add quiz questions to an instructional video, export the video as a SCORM item, and embed the SCORM item into Blackboard for automatic grading. Practice video files will be provided.Click here to register.

Intellectual Property Issues for Faculty

Wednesday, October 10th
2:30-3:20 in LB 440A
Led by Kent Kauffman, J.D., Associate Professor of Business Law and CELT Teaching Fellow
If students sold their class notes from your class, would you be impressed by their ingenuity or offended that they stole your property? Do intellectual property rights accrue to faculty in their teaching? Do students own their work? Does the university own everything? And how does the Fair Use doctrine apply to your use of copyrighted works in your teaching? Click here to register.

Using Purdue Fort Wayne’s New Video Express Room to Develop Video Lectures

Monday, October 22nd
2:30-3:20 in KT G20
Led by Adam Dircksen, CELT Director and Continuing Lecturer in Communication
During this 50-minute session, you will learn how to use the new Video Express Room to record instructional videos. This session will introduce the method of presentation and recording including: preparing to use the Video Express room, basic steps for making a presentation, information about the closed captioning option, writing on the touch screen, using the green screen, options for using images like weather forecasters do, and how the teleprompter works. This session also includes time for questions and answers. Click here to register.

Choosing and Using Effective Educational Technologies

Monday, October 29th
10:00-12:00 in LB 137
Led by Katie Jia, CELT Instructional Consultant/Designer
Online, hybrid, and even traditional classrooms today often rely heavily on technology to engage students with the materials, with each other, and with the instructor. But how do we determine what technologies are simply cool and which technologies can promote engagement and effective learning? This session will review some tried and true ed. techs and some promising emerging programs.  Faculty should leave this session with new ideas about how to better engage students in their courses. Click here to register.

November 2018

Using WebEx to Synchronously Engage Students Online (for Purdue Fort Wayne Faculty)

Monday, November 5th
2:30-3:20 in KT 205B
Led by Amit Chauhan, CELT Instructional Technology Consultant
In this workshop, you will learn and discuss ways to facilitate online learning by using the web conferencing tool, WebEx. Join us with hands-on activities to set up your first WebEx meeting, share the meeting instructions with students, use the whiteboard, create polling questions, share your screens, and use the breakout sessions for small group activities. Click here to register.

Is Your Syllabus a Contract?

Wednesday, November 7th
2:30-3:20 in LB 440A
Led by Kent Kauffman, J.D., Associate Professor of Business Law and CELT Teaching Fellow
Some statements have a ring of truth:  the customer is always right; possession is 9/10ths of the law; you can't take it with you. And so it is with the syllabus. It seems like it's a contract. It's a written document given to people who paid to take your class. It includes obligations, as well as penalties for nonperformance.  At least that's the argument students have made when suing professors over their syllabi. Find out how concerned you should be. Click here to register.

How to Engage and Retain Students

Monday, November 12th
10:00-12:00 in LB 137
Led by Katie Jia, CELT Instructional Consultant/Designer
In a time period where faculty are being asked to recognize the retention rates of students in their courses, we need to consider how to do so without inflating grades, letting rigor slip, nor letting concerns about retention be a force in determining our teaching methods. This workshop will help faculty develop strategic plans to identify struggling students and discuss options faculty have in responding to those students. Click here to register.

Indiana University Fort Wayne Fall Events

Designing Your First Course with Canvas

Tuesday, September 4th
1:30-3:20 in KT 205B
Led by Amit Chauhan, CELT Instructional Technology Consultant
This workshop focuses on how to get started with building and designing your Canvas course, engage with students using the Announcement, Discussion, and Message tools in Canvas, including how to create, edit and participate using these tools in a Canvas course, configure your Canvas settings and notification preferences. The participants will be able to use student view, add first set of instructions for ease of use and access to the course using a course launch/ home page. Click here to register.

Designing Your First Course with Canvas (Session 2)

Wednesday, September 5th
11:00-12:50 in KT 205B
Led by Amit Chauhan, CELT Instructional Technology Consultant
This workshop focuses on how to get started with building and designing your Canvas course, engage with students using the Announcement, Discussion, and Message tools in Canvas, including how to create, edit and participate using these tools in a Canvas course, configure your Canvas settings and notification preferences. The participants will be able to use student view, add first set of instructions for ease of use and access to the course using a course launch/ home page.Click here to register.

Canvas Tools to Engage Your Students

Tuesday, September 11th
1:30-3:20 in KT 205B
Led by Amit Chauhan, CELT Instructional Technology Consultant
This workshop focuses on how to access your Canvas course, log on, setup course navigation for easy and intuitive access to course materials, use discussions to interact and engage with your students, create student groups for collaboration on group assignments, create discussions, create peer review assignments, and use Canvas Big Blue Button for conferences to engage your students. Participants will also be able to create a
Start Here module for the students to complete a set of activities during the first day or first week of classes.Click here to register.

Online Course Design and Development Bootcamp

Wednesday, September 12th to Tuesday, November 6th

Are you responsible for creating a new asynchronous online course or revising an existing one? Will you be teaching that course in the next academic year?

If you answered "yes" to both of those questions, the Online Course Design and Development Bootcamp may be for you. The Bootcamp is an 8-week intensive, interactive online course offered by the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning. Click here to register.

Best Practices to Organize Course Materials in Canvas

Tuesday, September 18th
1:30-3:20 in KT 205B
Led by Amit Chauhan, CELT Instructional Technology Consultant
This workshop focuses on organizing course and learning materials, uploading syllabus and files, recording and uploading lectures and videos, importing and exporting course materials, using a course template, and using rich content editor to format your course. Participants will be able to organize and sequence content, add prerequisites and requirements to modules, rearrange items in modules, use navigation tools to structure content, publish items, and set modules availability date. Click here to register.

Creating assignments and rubrics in Canvas

Tuesday, September 25th
1:30-3:20 in KT 205B
Led by Amit Chauhan, CELT Instructional Technology Consultant
This workshop focuses on creating assignments, group projects and using assignment weights to organize gradebook. Participants will be able to use LaTex for creating math equations, create different quiz formats (multiple choice, T/F, matching), surveys, and discussions. The participants will be able to create question groups, set quiz options for automated grading and feedback, preview and publish quizzes and assignments.Click here to register.

Feedback and Grading in Canvas

Tuesday, October 2nd
1:30-3:20 in KT 205B
Led by Amit Chauhan, CELT Instructional Technology Consultant
This workshop focuses on providing different types of feedback (audio, video, peer feedback, text and markup) to your students in Canvas and presents an overview of SpeedGrader to grade assignments. Participants will be able to use grading options to sort submissions by student, use rubric to assign grade, set default grade, hide student names for anonymous grading, curve grades, mute assignments, track student submissions, and use messaging option to inform students regarding their assignment status including points scored. Click here to register.

Using Zoom to Synchronously Engage Students Online (for IUFW faculty)

Tuesday, November 6th
1:30-2:30 in KT 205B
Led by Amit Chauhan, CELT Instructional Technology Consultant
In this workshop, you will learn how to schedule Zoom meetings, use enhanced features such as audio and video chat, annotation tools, breakout rooms for small group activities, whiteboard, add content, record and download recordings as MP4 files. Click here to register.

COMING EVENTS

Understanding How Students Learn, Monday, October 1, LB 137 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Led by Katie Jia, CELT Instructional Consultant/Designer. Click here to register.

Using Camtasia's Quiz Feature Integrate in Blackboard, Monday, October 1, KT 205B (ITS Training Room) at 2:30 p.m - 3:20 p.m. Led by Katie Jia, CELT Instructional Consultant/Designer. Click here to register.

Feedback and Grading in Canvas, Tuesday, October 2, KT 205B (ITS Training Room) at 1:30 p.m - 3:20 p.m. Led by Amit Chauhan, CELT Instructional Technology Consultant. Click here to register.

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