Spring 2020 Zoom, Whiteboard Apps, and Moodle workshops and their recordings are available here.

During the summer of 2020, we offered workshops led by members of CPI, ITS, the Library, and the Fries Center. In addition, guest speakers from Muhlenberg University offered a weeklong workshop on Camp Design Online from July 6th-10th, and Melissa Elben-Zayas of Carleton College led several workshops the week of July 27th on Resilient Course Design. Please find recordings of workshops below. Also below are ITS-led workshops from the winter of 2021.  

  • Resilient Course Design
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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. Recording of workshop available here Password: vx2F=8*.
  • Zoom Trainings
    • Zoom Review with Alyssa Marinaccio and Alex Vazquez on July14th. 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. Recordings of sessions available here and here and here.
    • Using your iPad as a Whiteboard in Zoom with Alyssa Marinaccio on July 27th. Learn how to use your iPad as a Whiteboard in Zoom. Recording of workshop available here.
  • Moodle Workshops
    • Polling and Getting Feedback in Moodle with Bonnie Solivan. 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.
    • Presenting Automatic Captions in PPTs and Presentation Files to Moodle with Bonnie Solivan on July 15th. 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
    • Creating H5P Course Presenation in Moodle with Bonnie Solivan. 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. Recordings of workshops available here and here.
  • WordPress Trainings
    • Creating WordPress Blogs with Alyssa Marinaccio on July 20th. 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.
    • Using Wordpress in WesCreates to Create a Digital Showcase with Alyssa Marinaccio on July 23rd. 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.
  • Digital Annotation
    • Annotating using Perusall, Moodle Assignment and Adobe Acrobat Pro with Bonnie Solivan. 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.
    • Annotation using Perusall with Bonnie Solivan. Recording of workshop available here.
  • Leganto
    • Leganto with Aaron Bittel and Bonnie Solivan. The library is replacing our old eRes system witt a new, streamlined course reserve/ereserve tool integrated with Moodle. Learn how to quickly place a variety of resoruces on reserve and what your studnets will see in Moodle. Recording of workshop available here and here.
  • Project-Based Assignments and Active Learning Workshops
    • Integrating Project-Based Assignments with Jen Rose and Bonnie Solivan on July 22nd. 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.
    • Trouble-shooting and Testing Active Learning Tools with Bonnie Solivan on August 13th. 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. Recording of workshop available here.
  • Online Writing Workshop
    • Teaching Writing Online with Tess Bird from the Shapiro Writing Center. 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. Recording of workshop available here Password: U9J$1dKq