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Upcoming workshops
Aug
03
Remote Live Proctoring with Respondus LockDown Browser

Facilitator: Nathan Blume

Over the past year, some faculty experimented with using Collaborate or Zoom sessions to proctor synchronous online testing. Recently, Respondus has added a live-proctoring option to LockDown Browser that makes it easier to provide secure online testing through a combination of a Microsoft Teams meeting and LockDown Browser. In this one hour online workshop, we’ll look at how to implement Live Proctor with LockDown Browser and discuss potential issues.

11:00 am – 11:50 am
Aug
03
–  
Aug
10
Teaching Blended Classes

Facilitator: Russell Davidson

A blended classroom has online students participating alongside face-to-face students. Faculty, departments, programs, and colleges have been planning for fall, a significant number of classes have been looking to this model of teaching. To facilitate blended classrooms, ITS will be adding KanDao livecasting hardware to their AV deliveries. This units can be plugged into your desktop or laptop and function as a room-friendly replacement for your computer's microphone, speaker, and camera. But having hardware that lets you incorporate online students into your face-to-face classroom is only one piece of the puzzle.

This four-day workshop will cover a range of topics and challenges unique to teaching a blended class, including:

  • Managing a blended classroom, including what kinds of activities to choose and managing student issues
  • Testing options for blended rooms, with a focus on the new Respondus Remote Live Proctor tool
  • Positioning and using the KanDao live-casting hardware available for classroom delivery via ITS in the fall

This workshop will consist of 3 hours of asynchronous lessons delivered via Blackboard (course site will open Monday of the week of the live-session), a live online session (using the KanDao hardware), and an individual face-to-face meeting with a designer in the ODE offices where participants will get hands-on practice setting up the live-casting hardware. We'll schedule the individual meeting the week of the class.

If you are planning to teach a blended class this fall, please sign up for this workshop.

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Aug
04
–  
Aug
11
Teaching Blended Classes

Facilitator: Russell Davidson

A blended classroom has online students participating alongside face-to-face students. Faculty, departments, programs, and colleges have been planning for fall, a significant number of classes have been looking to this model of teaching. To facilitate blended classrooms, ITS will be adding KanDao livecasting hardware to their AV deliveries. This units can be plugged into your desktop or laptop and function as a room-friendly replacement for your computer's microphone, speaker, and camera. But having hardware that lets you incorporate online students into your face-to-face classroom is only one piece of the puzzle.

This four-day workshop will cover a range of topics and challenges unique to teaching a blended class, including:

  • Managing a blended classroom, including what kinds of activities to choose and managing student issues
  • Testing options for blended rooms, with a focus on the new Respondus Remote Live Proctor tool
  • Positioning and using the KanDao live-casting hardware available for classroom delivery via ITS in the fall

This workshop will consist of 3 hours of asynchronous lessons delivered via Blackboard (course site will open Monday of the week of the live-session), a live online session (using the KanDao hardware), and an individual face-to-face meeting with a designer in the ODE offices where participants will get hands-on practice setting up the live-casting hardware. We'll schedule the individual meeting the week of the class.

If you are planning to teach a blended class this fall, please sign up for this workshop.

11:00 am – 11:50 am
Aug
05
Online Accessibility: Creating Inclusive Course Content

Facilitator: Elizabeth Royal

In this 50-minute workshop, we will cover practical ways to create content that can be accessed by all students. We will cover creating and uploading accessible documents, adding captions to our online lectures, and practical tips for using Blackboard in a way that opens doors for all learners. Each participant will leave with strategies to make their class more accessible to all learners.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Discern what materials might create accessibility challenges
  • Create content using common software that is accessible
  • Structure an online course in a way that is accessible to students
  • Implement multi-modal learning strategies
10:00 am – 10:50 am
Aug
05
Remote Live Proctoring with Respondus LockDown Browser

Facilitator: Nathan Blume

Over the past year, some faculty experimented with using Collaborate or Zoom sessions to proctor synchronous online testing. Recently, Respondus has added a live-proctoring option to LockDown Browser that makes it easier to provide secure online testing through a combination of a Microsoft Teams meeting and LockDown Browser. In this one hour online workshop, we’ll look at how to implement Live Proctor with LockDown Browser and discuss potential issues.

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

We're still incubating our self-paced sessions. We plan to start bringing them up at the end of Term 2, 2018. If you have suggestions about self-paced sessions you'd like to see, please contact us.

In the meantime, our Blackboard & Instructional Technology help section has a broad range of tutorials and walkthroughs that might help you get to the solution you seek.

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