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The March 28-29, 2019 Washington Annual Canvas Conference list of presentations & workshops.

CUSTOMIZABLE MOBILE APPLICATION: The official program schedule will be made available at this year’s conference to registered attendees; providing audience level, times, rooms and presenter information.

This year’s Keynote is by Dr. Darryl Brice!

NOTE: The following may be subject to change.


How can a scheduling tool integrate with the rest of your campus?

Join us as a panel of staff from the Washington State Community College system shares information on how 25live is being used to integrate with other programs and services across campus. We will showcase real examples of how this is being done, discuss future ideas and open the session up for discussion and questions.
  1. To inform the audience of some basic functionality within 25Live.
  2. To provide examples of how some schools are integrating 25live with other systems and services on campus.
  3. Discuss future opportunities.
Access, Accessibility, Cultural Inclusivity:

A Recipe for Student Success

This session will describe the importance of access, accessibility and cultural inclusivity to student success within the classroom, as well as provide examples of how to make courses more accessible and culturally inclusive.
  1. Describe the importance of access, accessibility and cultural inclusivity to student success within the classroom.
  2. List ways to make your courses more accessible and culturally inclusive in order to engage students and increase their success in the classroom.
Active Learning Using Peer Assessment:

Strategy to Foster Learning & Transparency in Student Led Assessment

In recent times, there has been much emphasis on flipping the classroom. While this has been limited to learning processes, it is my attempt to make students be responsible as assessors of peer work. Not only will this be effective in creating transparency in grading processes but students can serve as peer mentors in the learning process. Again, as part of Cascadia’s philosophy of active learning, group work in class environment has created opportunities for such type of student assessment which has opened dialogue to learning whereby assessment is no longer a closing but an ongoing process of learning. Identify the process of assessment to increase active learning and ownership for students
AIM Perfect!

Institutionalized Accessibility
This presentation is about our eLearning program, A.I.M. We started this program after we learned about “SWAT team” at Olympic College. Our major task is to help faculty who want to improve the accessibility of their online content but do not have the skills or time to do the work. These faculty partner with an AIM person to do the majority of the accessibility work for them. Explain how A.I.M. (Accessibility Instructional Materials) team works at Shoreline Community College
Badging 101:

Digital Credentials in Education and Professional Development

This presentation is an introduction to badges and badging and how they are used in education and professional development. Badges are digital credentials awarded to students or participants in professional development for skills and achievements. Badges enable instructors, departments, schools and other professional communities to identify new or existing competency areas and recognize mastery or demonstration of those competencies not ordinarily recognized by traditional credentials At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. describe what digital badges are and how they are awarded
  2. how badges are shared within an institution and with employers
  3. how Badgr is used in Canvas
Badging 102:

Badgr and Canvas at State Board for Technical and Community Colleges (SBCTC)

The presentation takes a look at how the Washington State Board for Technical and Community Colleges is using Badgr badge hosting system integrated with Canvas professional development opportunities. This is a follow-up, more technical presentation to the beginning session “Badging 101.” Administrators and faculty interested in the statewide Badgr pro license will learn how to implement it. Participants in this session will learn about

  1. Differences between badge Issuer, Host, and Displayer and what that implies for issuing badges at your institution
  2. How SBCTC has set up Issuers for the State Board and the design tradeoffs that are relevant for college-wide, program-wide, and department badge issuing.
    features specific to Badgr Pro over and above the features of the free version of Badgr
  3. Tips and guidelines for Canvas administrators who are responsible for enabling Badgr within Canvas.
Behind the Wizard’s Curtain:

Approaches for Successful Integration of Formative Assessment

Formative assessment (FA) as a best practice has been a focal point for numerous professional development workshops. Participants generally leave these workshops with a list of activities emphasizing the nature of FA as assessment “for” learning and the idea of a feedback cycle to improve learning. Integration of FA in course design, specifically linking assessment and instruction while also ensuring FA is relevant to the learner and instructor, is not commonly addressed. This session will provide the foundation to move from theory into practice when integrating formative assessment while maintaining a backwards design approach to course design and course alignment.
  1. Identify areas within their course design where formative assessment aligns with course objectives
  2. Discuss formative assessments activities “for” learning
  3. Choose feedback practices that are relevant to both the learner and instructor
Building community and connecting with working students Building an online community using Canvas is a low maintenance way to connect program administrators to students in classrooms. While basic needs can be fulfilled, like sending out announcements, we will also discuss strategies on how to build in engaging tools like an online orientation, job board, and workforce advocacy resources. In the North Seattle College Early Childhood Education program, we’ve used the Early Childhood Education Community Resources page as a key tool to build efficiency in communications to connect with a ‘non-traditional’ student population that works full time in the field and primarily only comes to campus for evening courses.
  1. Learn about creating a Canvas shell that curates content for student populations that are challenging to engage & continues to engage alumni or students who have stopped out
  2. Discuss techniques for using different features of Canvas to host tools like orientation and job boards
  3. Come away with strategies to customize content for different audiences within your target populations
Building Community with Communication and Technology You are a new student in a public speaking class. You have one of the biggest fears known to human beings, public speaking. Yet, it has become second nature to you and your generation to engage in online sharing of personal videos, thoughts, and opinions. In our courses, we develop a bridge between the fear of public speaking with an online medium that utilizes video production and light board technology. This learning process includes skills to the personal, academic, and professional lives of students, which include: creativity, working in groups, project management, leadership skills, and critical thinking. At the end of this session, instructors will be able to take away these two things

  1. Integrate peer-to-peer teaching methods utilizing video production and light board technology
  2. Build a student-led community by creating and adding to a digital library of work from past to current students.
Canvas API: Sharing practices and building community In this session, Stoo Sepp, from the University of British Columbia, will be sharing experiences on the establishment of a Canvas API User Community at UBC, including reflections on sharing practices, security and policy and the first Canvas API Hackathon.
  1. Engage students in open conversations around privacy and Learning Analytics
  2. Navigate institutional challenges related to data governance and privacy
  3. Speed up administrative workflows in Canvas
Canvas Resources for College-Level Science Classes With the increasing push at the college level for partially- or completely-online science classes, designing and administering such courses in Canvas is of paramount importance. We will explore the use of Canvas resources to administer a college-level lecture and lab class. This will include the creation, administration, and grading of discussion threads and laboratory activities, the organization of students into groups on Canvas, the writing and analysis of concept inventories and surveys, the writing and administration of tests in Canvas with Respondus and LockDown Browser, and the use of Canvas Scheduler to set up meetings. At the end of this session, participants will be able to do the following in Canvas:

  1. Create and administer group discussions
  2. Organize students into lab or project groups
  3. Grade laboratory activities
  4. Administer standard concept inventories and surveys
  5. Write, administer, and grade tests, with Respondus and LockDown browser.
Creative uses of Canvas Tools to Engage Students in Active Learning Active Learning allows students to help shape their own learning, leading to experiences that are relevant, meaningful, and fun! It provides opportunities to engage with course content and concepts, as well as other learners. This workshop will explore a number of Canvas tools that offer a variety of creative ways of promoting active learning in online classrooms. We will look at specific examples and brainstorm new ways to put these tools to work in our own courses. Emphasis will be placed on using tools and designing learning experiences that are accessible and reflect Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles. At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Define active learning and identify multiple ways it can be implemented in an online classroom
  2. Identify multiple Canvas tools that provide opportunities for active learning and brainstorm various ways these tools could work in their courses
  3. Explain how UDL and accessibility principles connect and contribute to active learning and can be implemented in Canvas courses
Designing an Open Educational Introductory Statistics Course Using Open Educational Resources (OER) can be daunting, but the benefits to students can be enormous. Come find out how Introductory Statistics (Math&146) is being delivered at Columbia Basin College using 100% OER integrated with Canvas. At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Access and integrate open educational resources (OER) into their introductory statistics courses using Canvas
  2. Modularize an introductory statistics course in Canvas for intuitive navigation and use for students
  3. Access a pre-built Canvas course designed using only OER that they can implement in their own classes
Do Not Fear the Code! – HTML in Canvas for Non-Coders Buttons, backgrounds, and borders, oh my! In this session, we’ll demystify the scary HTML Editor and show you how to create beautiful (and accessible!) spaces in Canvas. No coding experience required! If you can copy and paste, you can create! Don’t forget your laptop! At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Understand basic HTML and how it works to modify a Canvas space
  2. Use the HTML editor to format beautiful, accessible Canvas spaces
Does Quality in Online Course Design Matter? Yes it does! Join me to learn about the initial findings of a statewide study comparing the before and after effects of participation in the Quality Matters program on student grades. Participants will also learn about potential areas of future QM research and FREE Quality Matters training options for faculty and staff at Washington’s community and technical colleges. At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Identify the potential effects of using the QM program on students grades
  2. Identify areas of potential future QM research at WA CTCs
  3. Identify ways to participate in free SBCTC QM training
ENGAGE! with the WA Course Design Checklist Quality online course design benefits everyone: students, faculty, programs, and your college’s enrollment and retention goals. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage in conversation about quality assurance at Washington’s community and technical colleges. Join us for a follow-up to last year’s “UNITE! for Quality in Course Design” session to learn what students and faculty are saying about the draft WA Course Design Checklist. At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. locate the draft WA Course Design Checklist
  2. identify common themes found in student and faculty focus group responses
  3. identify ways to contribute to the checklist development process
Engaged learning in community: At WACC and in your Canvas course There’s a definite learning curve to facilitating engaging online instruction and this workshop will offer participants opportunity to learn from our failures and successes (as well as share their own) and highlights of best practices we found in the literature. We’ll discuss building an intentional culture of community into your classes and substantive engagement with social presence, socratic questions, synchronous course elements and more. Participants will work together on developing immediately actionable and specific techniques they can employ. Participants will:

  1. Examine themes in common failures and successes in online instruction
  2. Design 1-2 discussion prompts appropriate to a course or discipline
  3. Identify 1-2 best practices they can implement in their own course.
Engaging Canvas Workshop Canvas is new even if it is not–there are always questions about processes in Canvas. Join us with your Canvas course questions and work one-on-one with eLearning specialists and with other users to build courses, assessments, rubrics, interact with 3rd Party LTI’s and more. Participants will be able to ask their questions about building Canvas courses.
Engaging Students Through Course Design Come learn how to create dynamic and esthetically pleasing Canvas pages to help students more effectively and efficiently navigate your course. At the end of this sessions, participants will be able to

  1. access Canvas Style Guide
  2. create buttons to more effectively navigate within a page
  3. develop page elements to help visually chunk and sequence course content.
Engaging with Alternative Forms of Assessment Assessment is the key to determining if students are learning, the key to funding, and the key to determining if we’re doing our jobs well. The problem comes when we don’t provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge. A lot of the more traditional methods of assessment limit students in their demonstration, particularly when looking at cultural responsiveness. This session will explore the importance of alternative forms of assessment in cultural responsiveness, types of alternative assessments, and even provide an opportunity for participants to create an alternative assessment aligned with course objectives.
  1. List two examples of alternative forms of assessment
  2. Describe the importance of alternative forms of assessment in cultural responsiveness
  3. Create one example of alternative assessment aligned with course objectives.
Faculty-Centered Assessment Data Collection with Canvas Rubrics Course, department, and program-level assessment of learning outcomes is important and so is closing the assessment loop and drawing value from the process. This session will demonstrate the use of an assessment tool I developed that works within Excel to access Canvas by mapping outcomes to existing rubric criteria. Faculty can use this tool to extract data from current and past Canvas courses. At Lower Columbia College the Language and Literature department analyzed thousands of evaluation events from their courses and used the data to identify student strengths and areas of focus for improvement, in less than 6 hours. Information on how to access this tool will be shared in the presentation.
  1. Identify strength and importance of faculty-centered assessment of course, discipline, and college-wide learning outcomes
  2. Demonstrate a faculty-centered approach to gathering outcome assessment data without modifying their teaching processes using a novel assessment data tool
  3. Share examples of how individual and whole departments have used this tool without re-working curriculum or grading processes.
Flip It! Transform Hybrid Office Hours to Engaging Learning Communities In this session learn strategies used by one Chemistry Instructor in face-to-face, hybrid and online courses to effectively increase student participation in learning outside of the classroom. How? By turning office hours into dynamic, responsive study sessions and utilizing Canvas to identify and reach out to students who may be struggling. The result has increased student success & engagement, decreased instructor time spent on emails & grading, and builds a community of collaborative learners working together for a common goal. Sound too good to be true? Come and see for yourself. This session includes helpful non-discipline specific tips on how to implement these strategies in your classroom.
  1. Prepare students to actively engage in informal self-guided study sessions to promote lifelong learning
  2. Utilize Canvas tools to engage and support struggling students, particularly first-generation and underserved student populations
  3. Customize shared supplemental materials such as study guides and templates to increase efficiency and maximize impact
Flip you,!

Managing cognitive overload in a hybrid course with Open Educational Resources”

Using the research of psychology, this presentation will inform you how I made my reading assignments into engaging, affordable and more interesting assignments that students do not feel overwhelm to complete in the flipped, hybrid classroom setting.
  1. Explain what cognitive load is
  2. Adapt homework materials into students’ learning loads outside of classroom.
GET YOUR TILT ON! Advancing Equity in Assignment Design Include all your students by using the transparent assignment template to incorporate 3 simple, but powerful, tweaks in assignment design. Through the lens of equity, Transparent Teaching and Learning methods (TILT) has proven to support learning gains for all students, especially first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students. This interactive workshop will give you practice in tilting one of your assignments. Please bring 2 copies of an assignment from the middle of the quarter when students are acquainted with and applying the basic tools and terminology of the course. We will have assignments to share. Visit TILT Canvas site for more information, available March 1, 2019
  1. Use the TILT method to complete a revised draft of an assignment
  2. Recognize the connection between transparent assignment design, equity and closing opportunity gaps
  3. Leave with access to resources in a shared Canvas classroom with a workshop model to TILT on your campus
Getting Started With Digital Storytelling At a basic level digital storytelling means using technology to tell stories. Digital stories exist in many formats: text on a website or social media tool, through narration and images in a video, or through narration in a podcast. Digital stories are not just facts presented with accompanying images, they are narratives crafted to take the listener or reader on a journey.
In this active workshop, we’ll examine the nuts and bolts of creating a digital story and work with a collaborative process that you can use with colleagues or your students to bring digital storytelling into your teaching practice.
At the end of this session participants will be able to

  1. Define and discuss the Digital Storytelling Process and the Seven Elements of Digital Storytelling
  2. Collaborate in a group to outline compelling story ideas, and use storyboarding and writing tools to create a 1-3 minute story
  3. Experiment with an affordable and easy to use web-based tool to create, edit and present a 1-3 minute digital story
  4. Discuss ways to design digital storytelling activities and assessments that work for you and your students.
Google Doc Collaborations for Active Learning in an Online Math Class Active learning in an online class? It can be done! Learn how to run a Google Doc collaboration through Canvas and see how we are using it at Clark College in our online pre-college math sequence.
  1. Know how to create a Google doc collaboration in Canvas
  2. Gain ideas for using this for online group activities in any subject
How to be a Canvas Superhero Some people may view Canvas as The Hulk roaring at them instead the brilliant scientist Dr. Bruce Banner solving the world’s problems. Some LMS support professionals aren’t fully aware of their superpowers when helping their clients. Chris Powell, Canvas Admin for Western Washington University, will bridge the gap between teachers and techs and offer perspectives from both sides. Be prepared to explore vulnerability in the workplace, and learn how a few nuggets of knowledge can turn a mild-mannered newcomer to Canvas into a powerful force for academic good.
  1. Empathize with the teachers’ perspective when Canvas is acting like a villain
  2. Utilize de-escalation techniques to help a customer become an ally instead of an adversary
  3. Equip your new ally with 10-15 knowledge nuggets to help them ascend to greater heights in onboarding course development
If You Build It, They Will Come: Creating a Web-Enhanced Math Class Discover a new way to enhance your mathematics class using Canvas tools to connect with your students. Create easily accessible materials that students can use and refer to throughout the course. Utilize chat to offer remote help to struggling students, and form discussions about mathematics with culturally relevant topics.
  1. Utilize Canvas to create a web-enhance a math class
  2. Use Canvas to promote equity throughout the course
  3. Use discussion boards to create culturally relevant topics and prompt global awareness.
Instructure Bridge and Software Evaluation Needs In recent months, there have been multiple conversations about the Bridge LMS across WA CTC’s by staff and faculty from IT, HR, eLearning, and professional development. This session is a facilitated discussion of how current software interest and evaluation processes often fail to adequately identify and coordinate multiple players in the WA CTC system that are looking at the same or similar software functionality. We will use the example of Bridge as a use case to examine a number of software evaluation issues. Learn about the various initiatives for software evaluation and procurement that are being discussed within WA CTC governance frameworks.
Identify criteria for shared software evaluation that work within those governance frameworks.
Integrating Universal Design for Learning in Open Education Practice Developing online learning that is at once accessible, affordable, and engaging can sometimes seem like a tall order. Our goal is to demonstrate how Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides a framework for the selection, development, and incorporation of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Canvas. This introduction to UDL-informed OER will provide a baseline set of considerations on which you can build a personalized and innovative open practice. UDL and OER leverage a common set of objectives to eliminate barriers, increase access and inclusivity, promote engagement, and support learner achievement. Let’s build learning that is open for everyone! At the end of this session, participants will be able to …

  1. Identify the common objectives of OER and UDL
  2. Apply the UDL framework when selecting and developing accessible OER
  3. Integrate accessible OER in Canvas
Inter-Institutional Synergy: Open Education Resources (OER) Partnerships for Textbook Savings and Transfer Success Want to improve student success and transfer rates? This session will demonstrate a model that increases transfer rates and student success between Washington’s Community Colleges (CC) and Washington’s Public 4-year institutions by connecting them through Open Educational Resources (OER) development and Canvas Commons. OER efforts in the 4-year schools aim to be as vibrant as the 2-year schools–all students will benefit from this collaborative effort toward their success. Join us to learn about the model so that faculty from other institutions can develop a similar inter-institutional OER collaboration on their campuses and repair some of the breaks in the transfer pipeline in the process.
  1. Build OER faculty fellows across campus
  2. Establish partnerships between 2-year and 4-year institutions toward OER development and developing Canvas Commons potential
  3. adopt, adapt, create OER across the baccalaureate degree
Internet Armageddon…

The Internet is Down – How to Keep Working

It might not happen too often but outages do happen. The internet is down and the learning management system is unreachable. What are the risks for faculty and students not being able to access an LMS for extended periods of time? How can you prepare for this type of outage? We will have a discussion on how to effectively manage, cope and keep working. Regional Internet outage attacks are of high concern for students and faculty who depend on an LMS remotely. This presentation is for both faculty and students.
  1. Identify an outage with the internet
  2. Prepare for an outage
  3. Strategies to keep working during an outage
Louder, for the @slackers in the back(channel)!

Increasing student interaction and engagement

In this presentation, we introduce Slack, a workplace messaging app with over 10 million daily users that aims to make email go the way of corded landlines. As a tool in the classroom, Slack can increase the types and frequency of peer-to-peer and peer-to-professor interactions and decrease repetitive and lengthy student emails from your inbox. While it’s a platform suitable for face-to-face, hybrid, and online classrooms, each distinct modality reveals Slack’s various purposes, capacities, and strengths. From online group work to real-time backchannel to crowdsourcing student questions, we share how we have used Slack in our classes over two years, what students need to get started, and their feedback. All participants will leave with hands-on experience in a Slack channel as well as ideas for how to immediately implement it in their own classes.
  1. Identify the interface, platform, and genre conventions for Slack
  2. Set up a Slack channel
  3. Explain several ways to use Slack in your course
Onboarding Faculty:

Community & Teaching Practices

Two colleges will share how Canvas has helped leverage onboarding of new faculty. Effective teaching practices are infused through the onboarding course that enables faculty to experience Canvas from a student perspective. The course gives faculty immediately applicable teaching practices they can use to support and engage their students through the use of Canvas. The onboarding course’s purpose is to:
1. purposefully welcome and make connections;
2. increase institutional scholarship and engagement;
3. increase reflective practices and metacognitive awareness;
4. introduce evidence-based and equity-minded teaching strategies to maximize student learning.
  1. Comparatively assess their own college’s use of Canvas as an Onboarding Tool
  2. Develop outline or brainstorm plan for what Faculty Onboarding using Canvas could look like at their own campus
PANOPTO – I’m Ready for My Close Up! Why are my students complaining about how long it takes to open a Panopto video? Where did I put that video that I JUST recorded? What are all these settings and what do they mean? Do I really have to show my face on the recording? How do my students submit Panopto videos for an assignment? Find the answer to these and other Panopto questions at this session.
  1. Set up Panopto
  2. Locate and use advanced Panopto settings
  3. Setting up student homework drop boxes
  4. Discuss basic Panopto troubleshooting
Play, Learn & Record: Videos in Biology Labs Watch while I demonstrate the use of selfie-video to make biology (and other) laboratory experiences fun and to bring a lively learning experience to learning. Using an example of Anatomy & Physiology where students make models, video themselves narrating the model and submit them to Canvas. At the end they have created a review tool as well as learned the material during the laboratory time. Provide an opportunity for students to

  1. Learn the structures during the lab
  2. Create their own review video
  3. Work together
  4. Be creative
  5. Use a hands on and 3-D approach
  6. Have fun
Product Session:

Derivita a new math super smart online homework system

Derivita is a math online homework system meant to replace systems like MyMathLab and WebAssign.
Derivita is a super smart math engine assignment type for Canvas. Devlin Daley was a co-founder of Instructure Canvas and is obsessed with everything to do with education technology. He is working with teachers and schools to build an online homework system everyone will be excited about. We’re opening doors for teachers who are using OER, an online homework system and we’re using groundbreaking technology and software to do it! Ask deep questions and have them auto-graded! Write your own questions and have the sleekest looking technology on the market, all while keeping low costs for students. What more could you want?
  1. Learn how we meet you wherever you are on the path to adopting OER
  2. Find out how easy it is to build your course with the questions you want
  3. Learn how we keep costs low for students.
Psychology of Choice: Driving Learner Engagement with Meaningful Choice A reliable strategy for increasing student engagement is embedding meaningful choices into course content. According to the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), offering choices around objective attainment “can develop self-determination, pride in accomplishment, and increase the degree to which [learners] feel connected to their learning” (CAST). We will present a working model for creating meaningful choice in online learning that we have successfully implemented in a Lifespan Psychology course at Tacoma Community College. This model provides an appropriate level of autonomy and choice without sacrificing structural imperatives like objective alignment or clarity of progression pathways and expectations.
  1. Explain the relationship between learner engagement and meaningful choice
  2. Create assignments in Canvas that allow students to meet course objectives via multiple means of engagement
Putting Pedagogy First:

Offering Meaningful Tech Training

Does your technical training for faculty teach participants how to use the technology, but doesn’t connect technology with learning? Come learn what Seattle Central College is doing to make its technical training meaningful, and to help participants walk away with not only the skills to use the technology, but ideas for re-focusing their own technical training.
  1. Recognize the importance of focusing technical training around pedagogical tools
  2. Brainstorm options for focusing technical training
Secrets for bringing the Library Into Your Course At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
1. Locate library and information literacy content in Canvas Commons and import it into their courses.
2. Add library content, including links to books and online journals, into their courses.
3. Identify ways that librarians can collaborate with subject faculty to incorporate library content and skills learning into their courses.
At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Locate library and information literacy content in Canvas Commons and import it into their courses
  2. Add library content, including links to books and online journals, into their courses
  3. Identify ways that librarians can collaborate with subject faculty to incorporate library content and skills learning into their courses
Studying Textbooks for Retention – Throw Away Your Highlighters!

SQ3R an Essential Method to Elevate Student Study Habits

SQ3R: SURVEY, QUESTION, READ, RECITE, REVIEW. Learn how to motivate your students to employ the SQ3R method. This approach elevates retention and empowers cognitive synthesis in Bloom’s Taxonomy. This workshop features a hands-on experience. We will share time-tested teaching materials (PowerPoint Presentation, Video, and a Discussion Assignment). These materials will be posted in Canvas Commons. No software or special tools required. At the end of the session, participants will

  1. Understand the power of SQ3R as a tool for Studying for Retention
  2. See how SQ3R can be integrated into an online course
  3. Be motivated to elevate students’ Studying Skills through an integrated multi-media online package.
Ten Ways to Make your Online Classes More Interactive and Engaging Are you running out of ideas on how to engage your online students and make your classes more interactive? Join this practical workshop during which you will get the great hands-on tips and tricks and suggestions that go from live online classes, Apps, conferencing, games and meaningful quizzes in one single space: Canvas! By the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. identify tools that can make their classes more interactive and engaging
  2. think out of the box and come up with their own ideas.
The Course Map – Your Blueprint to Engage A course map is your key to the universe of engagement. In this session we’ll introduce the concepts and importance of creating this blueprint for your course, as well as dive in to creating our own course maps that align with course level objectives and intentionally engage students.
  1. Create a course map blueprint of course with intentional engagement strategies that are aligned to course level objectives
  2. Describe the importance of having a course map
The Life Changing Magic of Zoom Zoom is a videoconferencing solution available at many WA state institutions. It is a versatile tool that works across platforms and it has multiple features useful to educators. After a year of working with Zoom, the staff at the South Seattle College Teaching and Learning Center have lots of ideas and tips to share. In this workshop we will look at ways you can use Zoom in your classroom to enhance teaching and learning. You’ll also walk away with tips on how to look amazing online. Best practices for online office meetings, class participation tools, creating lecture capture recordings, and how to get your Zoom (web conferencing) account.
The Power of Voice: Podcasting What if you knew that you didn’t need expensive equipment, a recording studio or years of editing experience to create a simple podcast or podcast series of your own? What could your students learn from listening to you talk about interesting or complex topics from your class? Podcasting has become a popular platform for many types of communicators and storytellers. Join us to learn how to add podcasting to your instructional and communication toolkits for all modes of learning. At the end of this session participants will be able to

  1. Develop a simple podcasting plan and process for use as a learning tool for themselves and their students
  2. Identify readily available and affordable resources, tools, and equipment to record, edit and deliver a short podcast for a course in Canvas
  3. Develop solid pedagogical reasons for creating or using podcast materials for learning both in and out of the classroom.
This Is a Classroom:

Online Engagement and Retention Strategies

Higher education is experiencing a significant period of change. Communicating with students, humanizing courses, and keeping students engaged and focused are common themes in online education today. Colleges have steadily increased their online learning options to provide greater flexibility for their students and boost their enrollment during periods of declining numbers. Unfortunately, studies indicate that students who take online courses have lower retention rates and experience greater feelings of isolation than in traditional face-to-face courses. To be effective, therefore, online courses must be engaging, involve personal contact, and offer students the support they need to be successful.
  1. Identify the changing behaviors of online learners and faculty in the 21st century and examine how they fit together as a cohesive unit
  2. Overcome barriers to student engagement online so they feel connected to their peers, their instructors, and their physical campus
  3. Take proactive steps to reduce student attrition in online courses and ensure their continual growth.
Tips and best practice method for a quick course set up in Canvas Are you new to Canvas? Not sure how to start with the creation of your course on Canvas? Not sure how to maximize your use and benefits from Canvas? Fear no more! Come get useful tip and tricks to create your best practice with Canvas. At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Quickly set up a new course for Canvas users
  2. Create consistent structure for online courses
  3. Use the quick approach to course creation and avoid overload
UDL Design Sprints in 30 Minutes How can you create better learning pathways for all students, including students who are using their mobile devices, Canvas, assistive technologies, and other online technologies? Identifying where to implement UDL strategies does not have to involve a large investment of time. But where are the starting points? In this active workshop, participants are introduced to version of rapid development called a “design sprint.” You will collaborate with others via design thinking methods to record, analyze and prototype one effective UDL strategy to use immediately in a course. No prior knowledge of UDL is required. At the end of this session participants will be able to

  1. Define and identify “pinch points” in their courses or content
  2. Define and identify “single stream” materials, technologies or interactions in their courses or content
  3. Create and share a visual representation of learning challenges in a course
  4. Identify and discuss opportunities to expand into one new medium, method, or way of expression for one single-stream element or interaction identified
Using Canvas to Facilitate Professional Development – Community College of Spokane eLearning’s Training Model Spokane’s eLearning team has created a robust professional development program leveraging Canvas to help facilitate delivery. Come learn how Spokane has created and grown an annual eLearning Academy, monthly asynchronous sessions, on-demand learning, and face to face training. Topics including using Canvas, developing sessions, cross-department collaboration, promoting training, celebrating small victories, and more. At the end of the session, participants will share some strategies and tips for delivery of professional development, and we will all leave with new ideas to implement! At the end of this session, participants will:

  1. Be able adapt and apply CCS eLearning’s professional development model to their own institution
  2. Collect ideas on professional development delivery from institutions around the state
Utilize Google Apps to engage students and streamline your course Google Apps plays nicely with Canvas. Learn how to add a variety of Google Apps in Canvas to create collaborative documents, interactive images, and polls which can engage your students in different ways. Streamline your workflow by managing your syllabus and other documents within the Canvas environment, such as feedback comment banks, resource pages, and sign-up sheets. Bring your laptop to participate with interactive documents and easily explore the resources. At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. embed a Google doc in the Canvas Syllabus
  2. create and link/embed a collaborative Google doc in a module
  3. create an interactive image, and polls in Canvas.
Virtual Reality in the Classroom We are exploring the ways that VR enhances the student learning experience. Come to our session to chat about what we have tried so far, what we plan for the future, and get hands-on time with the VR headsets.
What Microsoft and Youtube Taught Me About Engaging Students Online Online classes often mean little direct interaction, and this is one of the most common complaints. How better to engage your students than in a live video conference? A former Microsoft Excel developer, and a Youtube host with 3 million views will give you a newbie’s perspective of how to engage students in Canvas using Zoom and Youtube. Learn from my experiences both good and bad and leave ready to try it in your own classes with confidence.
  1. Identify trade offs of using live videoconferences
  2. Explain what the tech industry looks for in job candidates and how it relates to videoconferences
  3. Identify common pitfalls and advanced techniques in Zoom
Wit and Warmth: Personalizing Student Services and Coaching Engagement in Canvas In this session discover how I created an online persona to drive my communication style and tone in a non-academic Canvas course used for Success Coaching and guiding students through student services processes. Come and get ideas for how you can use Canvas to deliver in depth information and instructions in an engaging environment that will help your students navigate their education. By the end of the session, participants will have ideas for how they can use Canvas to provide in depth information and instructions for navigating student services with a personalized and engaging tone
Zoom Room for Education Zoom refers to a company that provides video conferencing software, and this session will present our “Zoom Room Project” recently developed at Wenatchee Valley College, leveraging the Zoom technology for instructional purposes. Join us for an overview of the project and experience our Zoom Room for Education as we showcase the technology, and present a live video tour of our classroom. At the end of this session, participants will see how their institution will be able to

  1. leverage Zoom video Conferencing for Instructional purposes
  2. how to build an inexpensive distance learning room with off the shelf equipment and easily maintain the rooms without the pricey service contracts
  3. learn of our experience with this technology so far with a live video tour of our Zoom Room.

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