We are thrilled to be able to offer a robust series of workshops this summer. In addition to workshops led by members of CPI, ITS, the Library, and the Fries Center, we are also pleased to welcome guest speakers from Muhlenberg University and Carleton College. 

More information on the workshops is below, organized by week. Please be sure to check back regularly, as new content is constantly being added.  

  • July 14th-17th

    July 14th

    • CPI Open Consultation Hours with Jeffrey Goetz at 10 am. Working on your course? Have questions? Drop in to chat about your course and ask questions.
    • Zoom Review with Alyssa Marinaccio and Alex Vazquez at 2 pm. Please join Alyssa and Alex as they moderate an open discussion among faculty as they share what worked for them in their classes this spring with Zoom, what did not work for them, and how they hope to implement it in the fall. Recording of session available here.

     

    July 15th

    • Presenting Automatic Captions in PPTs and Presentation Files to Moodle with Bonnie Solivan at 10 am. This session will review two areas to enhance your presentations using Powerpoint and Moodle. Part I will focus on Powerpoint and how it can in real time transcribe your words in the same language you are speaking, along with a list of available languages. Part II will focus Moodle plugins, specifically how H5P can enhance your presentations to be dynamic and active for student engagement and learning, and an option for presenting a visual storytelling using Lightbox Gallery. Recording of workshop is available here
    •  High Level Review of Aligning Active Learning Strategies to our Current Resources with Bonnie Solivan at 2 pm. This session will review a variety of Active Learning Strategies in which I will identify resources accessible to instructors for both synchronous/asynchronous within Moodle, Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Google, along with other free options. Join via Zoom at: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/95298805013?pwd=bW5VVlh0V2ZuQzRzbmlGVHhYSmcydz09 password: ALS2020

     

    July 16th 

    • CPI Open Consultation Hours with Jen Rose at 10 am. Working on your course? Have questions? Drop in to chat about your course and ask questions. 
    • Communicating in Microsoft Teams with Alex Vazquez at 2 pm. Efficient ways of organizing and communicating with students in Teams. Recording of workshop is available here.

     

    July 17th

    • Engaging students outside of the classroom through online video-based activities and discussions with Emmanuel Paris-Bouvret and Jeffrey Goetz at 11 am. Looking at simple tools such as Flipgrid or those integrated in Moodle, this session will focus on ways to engage students outside of class by using activities that prompt students to record audio or video clips and interact with each other. Applicable to many settings, these activities are especially relevant in the context of online or hybrid teaching as they can significantly contribute to establishing social presence for faculty and students and build a stronger community. Join via Zoom at: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/291032001?pwd=cmlEajBoam1LaHp4QnNpSnhLMlV4QT09 password: 822471
  • July 20th-24th

    July 20th

    • Creating H5P Course Presenation in Moodle with Bonnie Solivan at 10 am. This session will focus on H5P to implement Bloom Taxanomy, a model that classifies different cognitive thinking, learning, understanding to guide your curriculum, assessment and instrucional strategies. Using H5P will ensure students remain engaged, motivate and provides a variety of learning opportunities within your course presentation. Recording of workshop available here.
    • Creating WordPress Blogs with Alyssa Marinaccio at 2 pm. Learn how to use a Course Blog to facilitate meaningful discussions and build community in an online learning environment. Students can create content and interact with each other using a variety of multimedia tools. Recording of workshop available here.

     

    July 21st

    • CPI Open Consultation Hours with Jeffrey Goetz at 10 am. Working on your course? Have questions? Drop in to chat about your course and ask questions. 
    • Communicating in Microsoft Teams with Alex Vazquez at 2 pm. Efficient ways of organizing and communicating with students in Teams. Recording of workshop available here.

     

    July 22nd

    • Integrating Project-Based Assignments with Jen Rose and Bonnie Solivan at 10 am. This sesssion will forcus on strategies for adding a project-based assignment to your course along with resources to support your projects. Recording of workshop available here.
    • Implementing ePortfolios with Mahara with Emmanuel Paris-Bouvret at 2 pm. ePortfolios can effectively enhance the learning experience by allowing students to be active learners, demonstrate a variety of skills over time and self-reflect on their learning process. This session will include a demonstration of Mahara, an ePortfolio platform which has been used at Wesleyan for 10 years, as well as examples of implementations from the languages areas.  

    July 23

    • CPI Open Consultation Hours with Jen Rose at 10 am. Working on your course? Have questions? Drop in to chat about your course and ask questions.
    • Using Wordpress in WesCreates to Create a Digital Showcase with Alyssa Marinaccio at 2 pm. Learn how WordPress in WesCreates can be used to create a digital presence for your course and student work. From student portfolios to digital showcases, there are a variety of ways that websites can be used to enhance any course. Check out some WesCreates ExamplesRecording of workshop available here.
  • July 27th-31st

    July 27th

    • Zoom Review with Alyssa Marinaccio and Alex Vazquez at 10 am. Please join Alyssa and Alex as they cover the basics of Zoom including how to sign in, start a meeting, break out rooms, annotate and more. 
    • Using your iPad as a Whiteboard in Zoom with Alyssa Marinaccio at 2 pm. Learn how to use your iPad as a Whiteboard in Zoom. Recording of workshop available here.
    • Active Learning (AL) II: Creating an AL Presentation using Echo360 in Moodle with Bonnie Solivan at 4 pm. This session will walk you through taking your PPT lecture presentation to implement some AL strategies such as Q&A forums, polling and questions for either synchronous or asynchronous teaching. 

     

    July 28th

    • Resilient course design: Design your course once for multiple scenarios with Melissa Eblen-Zayas from 11 am to 12:30 pm. As we look ahead to a fall term that brings much uncertainty, how do we preserve the essence of the residential liberal arts teaching & learning experience while designing our courses to be resilient in the face of disruption? We’ll explore how to structure course activities and engagement to ensure that students who are on-campus and those who are off-campus have equitable access to engaging experiences. By focusing on resilient and intentional design strategies, faculty will be able to plan their fall courses once, with confidence that they will be able to adapt if circumstances change. Recording of workshop available here Access Password: AX!Hk12B
    • CPI Open Consultation Hours with Jen Rose at 2 pm. Working on your course? Have questions? Drop in to chat about your course and ask questions. 

     

    July 29th

    • Annotating using Perusal, Moodle Assignment and Adobe Acrobat Pro with Bonnie Solivan at 10 am. This sesssion will walk you through the Setup, Course Connection and Implementation of an assignment using Perusal. We will also review on using the assignment annotation in Moodle to provide valuable feedback. Lastly, I will review Adobe Acrobat Pro to annotate and feedback. Recording of workshop available here.
    • Using Wordpress in WesCreates to Create a Digital Showcase with Alyssa Marinaccio at 2 pm. Learn how WordPress in WesCreates can be used to create a digital presence for your course and student work. From student portfolios to digital showcases, there are a variety of ways that websites can be used to enhance any course. Check out some WesCreates Examples

     

    July 30th

    • Resilient course design: Building community in an online or hybrid environment with Melissa Eblen-Zayas from 11 am to 12:30 pm. On a residential campus, we often take for granted the range of formal and informal interactions that occur inside and outside the classroom that enhance the teaching & learning experience. Informal interactions, both student-student and student-faculty, often build the connective tissues of courses. In an online or hybrid environment, faculty have to think about designing for communication and connection as intentionally as you design for content. We’ll explore the possibilities for building connections through synchronous and asynchronous means, in addition to considering how assignment design might foster connection. Recording of workshop available here Access Password: 1&!yzy!i
    • CPI Open Consultation Hours with Jeffrey Goetz at 2 pm. Working on your course? Have questions? Drop in to chat about your course and ask questions. 
    • WesScholar and You: Enhancing Your Public Scholarly Profile with Francesca Baird at 3 pm. Do you want to make sure your scholarship is accessible to as many people as possible? Are you looking for a digital platform to share data and research? Come find out about the new and improved WesScholar! At this workshop we will give a brief overview of WesScholar and its new services, with plenty of time for discussion and questions. 
  • August 3rd-7th

    August 3rd

    • Communicating in Teams with Alex Vazquez at 10 am. Efficient ways of organizing and communicating with students in Teams. 
    • Using your iPad as a Whiteboard in Zoom with Alyssa Marinaccio at 2 pm. Learn how to use your iPad as a Whiteboard in Zoom. 

     

    August 4th

    • CPI Open Consultation Hours with Jeffrey Goetz at 10 am. Working on your course? Have questions? Drop in to chat about your course and ask questions. 
    • Polling and Getting Feedback in Moodle with Bonnie Solivan at 2 pm. We have looked at tools to enhance active learning from the point of view of how we can encounter our students, how students can engage and hor to reflect in their writing. Lets look closer at how students can reflect by sharing their thoughts using polling/feedback options in Moodle. Recording of workshop available here.

     

    August 6th

    • CPI Open Consultation Hours with Jen Rose at 10 am. Working on your course? Have questions? Drop in to chat about your course and ask questions. Join via Zoom at: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/99039320490 Password: 838149
  • August 10th-14th

    August 10th

    • Moodle Discussion Forum Options with Jeffrey Goetz and Bonnie Solivan at 10 am. This sesssion will walk you through the forum options and how to implement the new grading feature to provide valuable feedback either by post or forum and their differences. Join via Zoom at: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/149953042?pwd=cnFJZklKdFVaVDIvNGZURFZGc1A2QT09 Password: MoodlePPT
    • Leganto: The new way to get your course reserves online this fall with Aaron Bittel and Bonnie Solivan at 2 pm. The library is replacing our old eRes system with a new, streamlined course reserve/ereserve tool integrated with Moodle. Learn how to quickly place a variety of resources on reserve and what your studnets will see in Moodle. Recording of workshop available here.

     

    August 11th

     

    August 12th

    • WesScholar and You: Enhancing Your Public Scholarly Profile with Francesca Baird at 10 am. Do you want to make sure your scholarship is accessible to as many people as possible? Are you looking for a digital platform to share data and research? Come find out about the new and improved WesScholar! At this workshop we will give a brief overview of WesScholar and its new services, with plenty of time for discussion and questions. Join via Zoom at: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/95923104165?pwd=RVYxNE5laHZUUnYwaHZmWkx2d3k5UT09 Passcode: 324283 
    • Teaching Writing Online with Tess Bird from the Shapiro Writing Center at 3 pm. This workshop will address some key things to consider if you are teaching writing courses online. (We've combed the research so you don't have to!) I'll provide specific assignment examples and syllabus suggestions that help balance reading, writing, and editing while building an online student community through writing. We'll also talk about podcasting, blogging, and ​the WesCreates web platform to build a course website as alternative writing assignments. Join via Zoom at: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/95622451204?pwd=MVNNTGZ1VTVWMElQRHJEb2k2K0FCUT09 Password: Shapiro20

     

    August 13th

    • CPI Open Consultation Hours with Jen Rose at 10 am. Working on your course? Have questions? Drop in to chat about your course and ask questions. Join via Zoom at: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/99039320490 Password: 838149
    • Trouble-shooting and Testing Active Learning Tools with Bonnie Solivan at 2 pm. We have discussed several tools to enhance active learning from the point of view of how we can encounter our students (Zoom & Teams), how students can engage (Discussion Forums/Posts/Breakout Rooms) and how to reflect in their writing (Perusall/Assignments/Blogs/Wikis/Feedback/Polling). Lets now troubleshoot what is working and what is not. Join via Zoom at: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/95298805013?pwd=VXE3aVMyR1ZIVmpDT3hRRDZ0bFcyUT09 Password: ALS2020

     

    August 14th

    • Resilient course design: Assignments, assessment, & feedback with Melissa Eblen-Zayas from 11 am to 12:30 pm. How do you structure your course to give students feedback both about their engagement with content and their engagement with peers and instructor in a way that isn’t necessarily tied to grades? What are some approaches to designing assignments and assessments that can be flexible if circumstances require? Traditional assessments -- such as high-stakes exams or rigidly-structured projects -- are often not resilient in the face of disruption. We’ll consider alternative ways to design and scaffold formative and summative assessments. In addition, we’ll explore the Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT) assignment design framework and how this might help inform approaches in an online or hybrid course. Join via Zoom at: https://carleton.zoom.us/j/99732833496?pwd=NC9vMnhYWk9BaStJV2dYN2xxS05xZz09 Password: 203876
Spring 2020 Zoom Workshops and their recordings are available here.