Several training and information sessions are available to faculty, including instructional support sessions hosted by CAEN or CRLT-Engin.
Whether you’re looking for a light introduction to a new technology or for a deep dive into your favorite teaching tool, the ITS Training page is a great resource for finding training opportunities including workshops, documentation, and supportive videos.
Looking for quick how-to instructions for common instructional software titles, the Knowledge Base offers a collection of references by category.
Instructional Technology Workshops Fall 2023
Poll Everywhere 09/14/2023 2:00pm – 3:00pm (Virtual)
We are so excited to introduce our newest vendor, Poll Everywhere! Poll Everywhere is a polling software that integrates with popular slideware and multiple meeting apps. On August 28 the College of Engineering will be piloting Poll Everywhere for your class meeting and presentation needs! With Poll Everywhere, presentations become a two-way conversation rather than a one-way conversation.
We are especially excited because Poll Everywhere integrates with PowerPoint, Google Slides, and Apple Keynote. These integrations will make it much easier for us to engage more and collect valuable feedback.
Poll Everywhere allows you to:
- Collect feedback from students
- Check attendance
- Grade as well as integrate with Canvas
- Increase overall engagement
To sign up for a Poll Everywhere account please click here.
Center for Academic Innovation Technology Tools Session 09/21/23 12:30-1:30pm
Join us as we explore all of the software offerings that The Center for Academic Innovation has to offer for instructional use.
- Problem Roulette
Register and reserve your spot here:
A Guide for Promoting Online Engagement 09/28/23 2:00-3:00pm
Get ahead of the dreaded mid-semester slump by joining us to learn how to promote student engagement in your online course. Presented by Nexus.
Zoom ID: 93896588010 Passcode: 343009
Camtasia Online Workshops
TechSmith (Camtasia) will be hosting multiple sessions for their suite of products and will cover several topics. You can browse and sign up for all of the TechSmith offerings by clicking the link below:
Classroom AV Workshops
CRLT AI Workshops
Developing a Plan for Addressing GenAI Writing Tools in your Classroom this Fall (08/22/2023) 2:00pm – 4:00pm Virtual
New generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tools, such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT, have now become widely available and are raising concerns about how student learning can be assessed. Some have reacted with alarm, proclaiming that this is the end of writing assignments. Others argue that if these tools are intentionally brought into the classroom, they could further enhance student learning. Given the wide range of possibilities, many instructors are wondering what changes they should be making to their classroom to prepare for fall.
In part two of this two-part workshop series, “Developing a Plan for Addressing GenAI Writing Tools in your Classroom this Fall,” participants will build on the evidence-based teaching practices discussed in part one and begin to develop their own plan for responding to GenAI in the Fall semester. In particular, instructors may be concerned with issues of academic integrity and developing approaches to encourage behaviors that support, rather than undermine student learning. Through a series of individual and small group discussions, participants will begin to draft/revise syllabus statements, reconsider assignment prompts and structures, and reflect on how to talk to students about the new technology on the first day of class. Although approaches to these activities should be informed by school/college specific policies and practices, this session will offer insights on how to proactively and inclusively address the use of GenAI in your classroom.
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