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Academic Technology

2020-2021 Faculty Workshops

Academic Technology regularly holds workshops to help faculty better integreate technology with their teaching. These workshops will focus on making the online classroom as engaging as possible for faculty-student interaction and student-student interaction using the resources and tools available at Santa Clara.

Winter 2021 Workshops

The following workshops are held over Zoom and are offered multiple times throughout the Winter term. Each workshop is 90-minutes long and includes opportunities for hands-on active learning. View the Academic Technology workshop calendar for specific dates and times and to sign up!

Making Content Inclusive

  • Has teaching online made you wonder how you can reach all of your students successfully? In this workshop, learn how the principles of Universal Design for Learning can promote equal learning opportunities in your course. We will cover "big ideas" in accessibility and universal design as well as specific strategies for a more flexible, usable Camino site that will improve the student experience beyond accessibility.

Camino Quizzes

  • Take a deep dive into the world of Camino Quizzes in this hands-on workshop. Participants will create, moderate, and grade quizzes while exploring the many features Camino has to offer for everything from casual class surveys to complex exams.

Camino Assignments (including Unicheck)

  • In this workshop, participants will learn how to create, grade, and give feedback on a variety of assignment types. Points of emphasis will be: choosing the appropriate assignment settings, grading student work in SpeedGrader, and optimizing the grade book.

Camino Gradebook

  • Make full use of Camino's grading features to manage grade visibility and execute complex grading processes. Participants will learn how to set up their gradebook with a grade posting policy that matches their grading workflow, set up weighted grades, and better understand how students view instructor feedback. 

Tech Showcases

Tech Showcases highlight specific educational technology tools to get you up and running with using it in your online courses. These 75-minute hands-on workshops held over Zoom will give you opportunities to see the basics of the tools and have your questions answered by an ITRS member. 

  • ProntoIf you’re looking for ways to give your students opportunities to interact with each other, come check out Pronto, a communication tool students can use to facilitate their group projects. This tool-specific showcase will show you how you and your students can use Pronto to improve student-to-student communication in your course.
  • VoiceThreadNearly 2,000 VoiceThread presentations have been created at Santa Clara during the Fall 2020 quarter. This tool-specific showcase will get you started for creating your own VoiceThread narrated slide presentations and creating VoiceThread assignments for your students to complete.
  • Class Recordings & ZoomOur online learning during the Fall 2020 term has depended heavily on Camino, Zoom, & Class Recordings. Learn more about setting up your Zoom sessions for your Winter 2020 courses and what you can do with your videos on Camino’s Class Recordings tab. This tool-specific showcase will highlight the integration between those three tools to streamline your course content.
  • GradescopeLearn more about Gradescope, a gradebook tool that allows for more dynamic feedback to streamline the grading process. This tool-specific showcase will highlight how you can set up Gradescope in your Winter 2021 courses.

View the Academic Technology workshop calendar for specific times and sign up!


Past Workshops

The following workshops were offered during previous terms. 

Camino Basics

  • Get up and running quickly in this hands-on basics workshop on Camino, Santa Clara University's learning management system. Participants will learn how to access their courses, communicate with students, and the basics of setting up a course site.

Camino Course Design 

  • A well thought-out course design will help students participate in your course more easily while helping you stay organized. In this workshop, we'll start from the beginning by using modules to structure course materials, then learn how a wide variety of content can be embedded in your course site, including Google and other external tools.

Project-based Online Learning

  • Are you looking to implement a multimedia assignment in your course? Participants in this workshop will preview a variety of possible student assignments, including student websites, blogs, and ePortfolios; podcasts and videos; and infographics and immersive media tools. Participants will work with a team of peers to workshop a lesson plan for a multimedia assignment for use in an upcoming course. 

Video for Teaching

  • Bring out your inner film director with this fast-paced, hands-on workshop on creating videos for your course. Whether you want to create an introductory welcome video, explain a difficult concept for repeated student viewing, or learn how to screen capture a technical process, the Instructional Technology team will teach you the basics and mentor you on to successful video creation.

Narrated Slides (including VoiceThread & Zoom)

  • Explore your options for recording basic voice-over-PowerPoint slide presentations and learn innovative techniques for interactive, engaging lecture slides. In this hands-on workshop, we will cover recording and editing slide-based lectures in Zoom and VoiceThread, then uploading this content to Camino.

Zoom 101 

  • In this workshop, faculty will learn about the basics of using Zoom for video conferencing with students. They will learn how to set up Zoom meetings, how to setup breakout rooms for students to interact with each other, and how to record lectures so that they automatically appear in the Class Recordings tab on Camino.

G Suite for Beginners

  • In this workshop, faculty will get a beginner's tutorial on using G Suite, the productivity suite by Google. Participants will learn how to store files in the cloud with Google Drive, share access to documents for students to collaborate, and how to create Google Forms to quickly capture student responses.

If you have questions, please contact the Instructional Technology team: Brian LarkinColin Justin, or Jeremy Kemp.

Related Sites

Technology at SCU

Faculty Collaborative for Teaching Innovation

Digital Resources for Teaching

Information Technology

Information Security

University Library