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Academic Technology

2021-2022 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.

Summer Teaching and Technology Workshops

The Instructional Technology workshops will be mostly held synchronously over Zoom, with some in-person sessions the week of September 13th. All workshops include asynchronous content that faculty will work on between live sessions, and we will hold virtual lab time for you to work directly with ITRS staff for individual support. For successful completion of the workshop, participants will submit a final deliverable (for example, video, assignment plan, etc.) to Camino for use in their Fall 2021 course.

Bringing Online Innovations to Your Post-COVID Classroom*  

What unique insights and strategies can we bring back to campus as classes return to primarily in-person instruction? Join us to hear success stories from fellow faculty members as we consider how online learning has changed the face of education at SCU. Explore exemplary practices in remote teaching for your future courses. Analyze how past courses you taught this year can help you formulate teaching goals for ongoing success. 

This blended workshop consists of three 90-minute sessions with open virtual lab time and asynchronous work to be completed between the Zoom meetings. Faculty will create a teaching goal and plan as part of the workshop activities.

Supercharge Your Multimedia Assignments*

Ramp up student engagement and learning by implementing multimedia projects in your classes. This workshop will address transparent assignment design, building rubrics for assessment, and curating multimedia resources for students. Experienced faculty will be on hand to speak about structuring online assignments. And you will work with Instructional Technology Resource Specialists to consult on the assignments and schedule potential media workshops for students. 

This blended workshop consists of two 90-minute sessions with open virtual lab time and asynchronous work to be completed between the Zoom meetings. Faculty will create an assignment plan as part of the workshop activities.

Inclusive Design: Mastering Digital Tools to Support All Learners*

Accessible course design does not have to be an afterthought. Inclusive design can open new paths for understanding course materials and engage all students regardless of life experiences, learning preferences, or ability. In this workshop, faculty members will evaluate their own teaching activities and resources through the lens of inclusive course design techniques. Find out how you can bring accessibility to the forefront of course design, using digital tools in order to make a welcoming and lasting impression on all learners.

This blended workshop consists of two 90-minute sessions with open virtual lab time and asynchronous work to be completed between the Zoom meetings. Faculty will create an inclusive goal and deliverable as part of the workshop activities.

*Supplemental Salary for the three workshops above

AYALs, renewable term lecturers, senior lecturers, and tenured/tenure-track faculty may receive supplemental pay of $250 for successfully completing each of the three workshops above. AYALs and QALs/SALs who are not on contract during the summer should take the workshops in June or after September 1.

Camino, Google Workspace, and Zoom Workshops** 

**supplemental salary is NOT available

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.

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 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. 

Google Forms - Setting up a Google Form to use in your Course

Google forms is a great tool to use in your class for a pre-class survey, touch base survey, and more. Learn how to create, edit, and analyze surveys using Google Forms.

In this course you will learn how to create, edit, and analyze data using Google Forms.

Topics covered in this course:

  • Create a form
  • Edit a form
  • Add sections
  • Branch questions
  • Add images or video
  • Choose a Google Form themes
  • Distribute a form
  • Manage form responses

Gmail – Managing your SCU email

Do more than reading and sending emails. This class covers the many capabilities of Gmail (emphasis on labels, search tools, and filters).

Gmail is a streamlined email experience, with an intuitive interface. In this class, you’ll learn how to be efficient with email and utilize Gmail’s features to take control of your email.

Topics covered in this course:

  • Creating & Managing Labels
  • Creating & Managing Filters
  • Accessing Settings
  • Using templates
  • Auto-generating responses
  • Customize branded SCU signatures
  • Maximizing your search tools
  • Explore the new Inbox experience

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.

Instructional Technology Consulations are also available.

Sign up for a 60-minute individual consultation with an ITRS member or experienced faculty to have your specific questions answered about technology or with digital content, resources, and assignments. 

If you have questions, please contact the Instructional Technology team: Colin Justin, Eric Haynie, Jeremy Kemp or

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