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Academic Technology

2020 Summer Faculty Workshops

Academic Technology will hold a series of workshops this summer to help faculty better prepare for teaching with technology during the Fall 2020 quarter and beyond. These workshops will augment the ACUE Effective Online Teaching Practices program and focus on how to create with the resources available at Santa Clara. 

There will be 10 unique professional development workshops available, and faculty can sign up for individual workshops or take a cluster of workshops as a track, a thematic connection between workshops to help participants achieve a better understanding of using technology around one topic. Successful track completion will earn faculty members a digital badge. See information on stipends below.

Individual workshops occur in multiple tracks and are listed within each of the tracks below:

These four 90-minute workshops will be offered multiple times over the summer.

Become masters of Camino (SCU's branded instance of Canvas), the University’s learning management tool, from the basics to the advanced settings to make their Camino courses sparkle.

  • 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 (including New 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.
  • 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.

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In this track, faculty will become masters of Camino, the University’s learning management tool, from the basics to the advanced settings in order to make their Camino courses clear, well-organized, and dynamic. During these workshops, participants will: 

  • Utilize Camino to facilitate online course resources 
  • Organize course resources into structured modules for students to navigate
  • Create assignments that take advantage of the many settings on Camino for easier student submissions and faculty grading
  • Create a quiz for students to complete to display their understanding of key course concepts
  • Convert existing course resources into multiple modalities for students to choose how they engage with the material

Workshops: Camino Quizzes, Course Design, Camino Assignments, Making Content Inclusive

 

If you have questions, please contact the Instructional Technology team: Brian LarkinColin JustinJeremy Kemp, or Christina Ri.

 

These four 90-minute workshops will be offered multiple times over the summer.

Create content to engage students in their online, hybrid, or face-to-face classes. 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Narrated Slides (including VoiceThread, Google Slides, and 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.
  • Camino Quizzes (including New 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.

Sign-Up NOW

In this track, faculty will take four separate workshops that will help them create a variety of instructional materials to engage students in their online, hybrid, or face-to-face classes. During those workshops, participants will: 

  • Produce a video and upload it to Camino for students in an upcoming course to watch
  • Compose voice-over-slides to create more engaging content for students to navigate on their own schedule
  • Convert existing course resources into multiple modalities for students to choose how they engage with the material
  • Create a quiz for students to complete to display their understanding of key course concepts

Workshops: Videos for Teaching, Camino Quizzes, Narrated Slides, Making Content Inclusive

 

If you have questions, please contact the Instructional Technology team: Brian Larkin, Colin Justin, Jeremy Kemp, or Christina Ri.

These four 90-minute workshops will be offered multiple times over the summer.

Put students first by creating assignments and an online course using student-centered learning principles

  • Project-Based Online Assignments
    • 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. In this workshop, participants will:
  • 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 Assignments 
    • 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.
  • 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.

Sign-Up NOW

In this track, faculty will put students first by creating assignments and an online course using student-centered learning principles. During these workshops, participants will: 

  • Organize course resources on Camino into structured modules for students to navigate
  • Create learning activities that provide opportunities for interaction to support active learning
  • Create assignments that take advantage of the many settings on Camino for various student submission styles
  • Convert existing course resources into multiple modalities for students to choose how they engage with the material

Workshops: Making Content Inclusive, Project-based Online Learning, Camino Assignments, Course Design

If you have questions, please contact the Instructional Technology team: Brian LarkinColin JustinJeremy Kemp, or Christina Ri.

In addition to the above tracks, learn the basics of Zoom, GSuite, and Camino (not eligible for stipend)

These three 90-minute workshops will be offered multiple times over the summer.

  • 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.
  • 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.

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If you have questions, please contact the Instructional Technology team: Brian LarkinColin JustinJeremy Kemp, or Christina Ri.

Stipends

COOL Program Participants: AYALs, renewable term lecturers, senior lecturers, and tenured/tenure-track faculty who complete the COOL program (ACUE modules and two Academic Technology workshops) will receive a $750 stipend. QALs and SALs will receive hourly compensation for their participation in Academic Technology workshops. Please fill out this form to request the stipend for completion of the Summer COOL Program.  COOL participants who complete an additional four Academic Technology workshops (six total) will receive an added $250 stipend. Please fill out this form to request the additional stipend.

Academic Technology Workshops only: AYALs, renewable term lecturers, senior lecturers, and tenured/tenure-track faculty who are not participating in COOL may also receive a stipend of $250 for successfully completing four workshops. QALs and SALs will receive hourly compensation for their participation in Academic Technology Workshops. Please fill out this form to request the stipend for completion of the four Academic Technology workshops. 

Please note that the workshops that are eligible towards stipends must be included within the three tracks above. The three technology basic courses (e.g., Camino basics….) cover foundational skills and are not eligible for stipends.

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