CLA IT Workshops Spring 2017
This term’s CLA IT workshops will be held in Haley Center 3223c. Almost all workshops will have two dates to accommodate for different teaching schedules. Please let me know which ones you are interested in and if you have any specific questions about the topic so that we have time to research the best answers for you.
- CLA Distance Education Academy
CLA IT offers an online course if you want to rethink your courses for online offerings. This offering is in addition to the incentivized workshops this summer for core and popular CLA courses (Dr. Summerfield sent the email about the incentivized summer workshops). Our target audience for this spring is faculty who want to develop an online course, have done so before and want some reminders on best practices and Auburn-supported instructional technologies, or who want to get a head start with the development that they are planning to continue in the incentivized workshop. If you are interested in participating, let me know. If you are also interested in a couple of face-to-face workshops, let me know what times would work best for you during this semester.
- Instructure Canvas: Basics
If you have not used Canvas before, this will be a great starting point to move at least parts of your class online. Learn about navigating Canvas, uploading files, and other basic features to get you going. We will also talk you through the early grade submission process.
Monday, February 6, 11-noon
Tuesday, February 7, 3-4pm
- Instructure Canvas: Advanced with Focus on Gradebook and Assignments
Canvas is for the most part quite intuitive, but the Gradebook and its interaction with the Assignments tools can be challenging. We will take you through some of the processes from setting up an assignment, over assignment groups to setting up the Gradebook with a few tips and tricks to make your life easier. We will also showcase Canvas Commons, the tool that allows for sharing content with others. A new feature for Canvas is a tighter integration with Google Drive/Apps that may help you with student collaboration.
Monday, February 13, 3-4pm
Tuesday, February 14, 11-noon
- Accessibility for Online Materials: (tentative) Guest Speaker Dr. Scott Renner, Office of Accessibility
Whether you teach in a classroom and augment your teaching with materials in Canvas or through other online resources or whether you teach completely online, you need to consider ensuring that your material design follows guidelines to ensure that the largest number of people can access your materials without major problems. Universal Design is part of the university’s strategic plan, and designing with accessibility in mind is the law. Join us for some tips and tricks on how to make your course materials ADA compliant (ADA=Americans with Disabilities Act) and how to evaluate online resources for ADA compliance.
Monday, February 20, 3-4pm
Tuesday, February 21, 11-noon
- Information session on research and outreach technologies: Canvas Catalog, Qualtrics, OneDrive for Business
Auburn University and the college offer a number of web-based technologies that may make your life easier or may offer you opportunities for research and outreach you have not considered before. This session introduces you to three such technologies: Canvas Catalog is Canvas for Outreach, allowing you to develop online courses for the larger community for free or a fee. Qualtrics is our web-based survey tool, accessible through AU Access. OneDrive for Business is Microsoft’s cloud-based storage with the claim to unlimited storage.
Monday, February 27, 3-4pm
Tuesday, February 28, 11-noon
- Information session on teaching technologies: Panopto, iPads, REEF
Panopto is Auburn University’s lecturecapture system, allowing you easily to record your lectures, with screen capture so that your students can review and study class discussion in more depth – a new feature includes automatic captioning. The college has a number of iPads for teaching, and of course many of you own a personal iPad, so if you want to learn more about using your iPads for work, we can provide some tips and tricks. REEF is the next generation of iclicker’s student response system, connected to student mobile devices.
Monday, March 6, 3-4pm
Tuesday, March 7, 11-noon
Zoom is a complete solution for fully interactive local and global communication with peers, collaborators, students, and for other office and instructional needs.
Zoom will allow virtually any device with internet connectivity (computer, portable, tablet, mobile phone, room system, etc.) to connect and interactively participate in meetings as well as sharing the content from their devices if required. Your pro room will allow up to 50 people to participate at a single time. You can record the meeting to your local computer. There is no time limit on meetings. Recordings can be uploaded directly to Panopto for secure archive and access.
Canvas, Zoom, and Panopto give you robust, integrated tools that should meet your needs for contingency, review, and instruction. So if you are managing your course in Canvas, you can have a Zoom module that allows those in your course to <click and meet> from within the Canvas environment.
Monday, March 20, 3-4pm
Tuesday, March 21, 11-noon
- CLA IT workshop SANS; Securing the Human: What Tools are Available?
Auburn University is requiring all employees to work through a series of online videos, ”Securing the Human,” that remind us of the importance of responsible use of personal data online. With the recent Mobile Device Encryption policy, additional questions may have been raised. This workshop will focus on some tools, tips and tricks to help with password security, problematic emails and other threats, security of mobile devices, and other questions and concerns you may have in this regard.
Monday, March 27, 3-4pm
Tuesday, March 28, 11-noon
- MSOffice 2016 for Mac and OneDrive for Business
Auburn University has rolled out OneDrive for Business for its faculty and staff, including MSOffice365 for personal computers and mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones. If you are taking advantage of this offer for your personal devices, you will have noticed that you are installing MSOffice 2016 – and you may have already installed it on your office Mac, so we want to give you an opportunity to learn what is new in this Office version. In addition, OneDrive can stand alone as cloud storage or integrate with the newest MS Office 2016 for the Mac. The cloud-based storage is 1 terra byte, and users have the option of syncing their OneDrive with their computers at the office and at home (however, some words of caution are necessary). OneDrive for Business can be accessed via the web, through an application (similar to Google Drive or drop box) and through an app for mobile devices, and it integrates with the cloud-based Office365. Just like with Dropbox, it is also easy to share content with specific individuals.
Monday, April 3, 3-4pm
Tuesday, April 4, 11-noon
- MSOffice 2016/Office 365/OneDrive and Windows 10
The college is starting to roll out Windows 10 on all Windows computers. Any computer going through our office will now have Windows 10 on it, all TECrooms now have Windows 10, and we are planning on moving all Windows labs to 10 over the summer. You may already have this new operating system at home, together with MSOffice 2016 or Office365. This workshop will give an overview of changes as they pertain to how we roll out the system, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.
Monday, April 10, 3-4pm
Tuesday, April 11, 11-noon